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David Johansen


New York City born David Johansen sang in Rock & Roll dance bands as a teenager, joining Charles Ludlum's Ridiculous Theater and starting the New York Dolls. The highly influential Dolls made two iconic Rock & Roll records before disbanding in the mid seventies. At this time he created the David Johansen Group which recorded six highly acclaimed ... See full bio »
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Known For

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass Soundtrack
(2010)
The Aviator
The Aviator Soundtrack
(2004)
Scrooged
Scrooged Ghost of Christmas Past
(1988)
Get Him to the Greek
(2010)

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 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2012 Miss Farkku-Suomi (music: "Personality Crisis")
 2012 The Three Stooges (writer: "Dance Like A Monkey")
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 2010 Kick-Ass ("We're All in Love")
 2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (writer: "Lonely Planet Boy")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Looking for a Kiss")
 2008 Four Christmases (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2007 Anamorph (arranger: "In Love Again") / (performer: "In Love Again")
 2004 The Aviator (performer: "Ain't Cha Glad" (1933))
 2003 Crooked Lines (performer: "Oh Babe, What Would You Say")
 2002 God Is on Their Side (performer: "He's Got the Whole World (In His Hands)", "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Onward, Christian Soldiers", "Lili Marleen" - uncredited)
 2002 Auto Focus (performer: "Snap!" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 1999 The Bachelor (performer: "Hit the Road Jack" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1999 Heart (writer: "Looking for a Kiss")
 1999 My Favorite Martian (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1998 Velvet Goldmine (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 1995 Burnzy's Last Call (performer: "Space Monkey", "I Want to Be at My Own Funeral") / (writer: "Space Monkey", "I Want to Be at My Own Funeral")
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (performer: "Hit The Road Jack" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1995 Angus (performer: "Hot, Hot, Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1994 Postcards from America (writer: "Trash", "Looking for a Kiss")
 1994 Car 54, Where Are You? (performer: "Mambo Luv")
 1993 Mr. Nanny (performer: "ROUGH STUFF" - as Buster Poindexter) / (writer: "ATTITUDE DUDE", "I DON'T WANNA GO TO SCHOOL", "DREAM DAD", "ROUGH STUFF")
 1989 The Dream Team (performer: "HIT THE ROAD JACK" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1988 Scrooged (performer: "Brown Eyed Girl" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1988 Casual Sex? (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1987 China Girl (performer: "Chinatown Tonight")
 1985 My Science Project (performer: "Hit and Run")
 1984 Fear City (lyrics: "New York Doll", "Sucker City") / (performer: "New York Doll", "Sucker City")
 1980 Times Square (performer: "Flowers in the City" (credit only)) / (writer: "Flowers in the City" (credit only))
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "Girls") / (music: "Girls") / (performer: "Girls")
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Other Works:

Album: "Live It Up" (Blue Sky Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

David JoHansen | The New York City Dolls | Buster Poindexter
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Personal Quote:

Every singer who's worth his salt is an actor. You play different characters in different songs. Sometimes you're a romantic lead, sometimes you're this madcap party barbarian. You play all these roles, running through every aspect of emotion.

Trivia:

Singing under the name Buster Poindexter, he had a big hit with the song "Hot, Hot, Hot." See more »

Trademark:

High pitched,Raw Vocals See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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