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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 December 1945Manchester, England, UK
Date of Death 29 February 2012Stuart, Florida, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameDavid Thomas Jones
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street (1960) and The Pickwick Papers (1952) before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This job took him to America's Broadway, where he was discovered by Ward Sylvester and brought to Los Angeles. From there, he was given a role in The Monkees (1966). With this sitcom, he made 58 television episodes, 9 albums, a television special, and a movie before calling it quits in the early 1970s. In the mid-1970s, Davy rejoined fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart to make an album and do some touring. Davy had gone on to perform in more plays, including "The Real Live Brady Bunch" and "Oliver!" (again), and had also fulfilled his dream of becoming a jockey. He rejoined The Monkees for touring from 1986-89 and 1996-97. Davy Jones died at age 66 of a heart attack on February 29, 2012.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Valeree <_mars_@geocities.com>

Spouse (3)

Jessica Pacheco (30 August 2009 - 29 February 2012) (his death)
Anita Pollinger (24 January 1981 - 1996) (divorced) (2 children)
Linda Haines (31 October 1968 - 1975) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (20)

His daughters' names are Talia Elizabeth (2 October 1968, with Haines), Sarah Lee (3 July 1971, with Haines), Jessica Lillian (4 September 1981, with Pollinger) and Annabel Charlotte (26 June 1988, with Pollinger).
Because of his popularity with The Monkees, another singer named David Jones was forced to change his name to David Bowie.
Had appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) on February 9, 1964 with the cast of "Oliver!" (as the Artful Dodger). This is the same night The Beatles made their legendary debut.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor in a Musical for playing the role of the Artful Dodger in "Oliver!".
Celebrated his climb as a performer on his first American visit (touring with "Oliver!") by having steak at every meal for a month, "including breakfast." He had never had it growing up.
Was given a videotape copy of his The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) appearance (with The Beatles also on the program) by CBS; Jones treasured it years later.
When Jones first visited home after becoming a Monkee, his father refused to let him inside until he got his haircut - twice. Jones' reaction to this was to buy the family a new house, "so now he has to let me in!".
Jones was drafted into the United States Army in 1967, he was eventually excused because it was shown that he was his family's only source of financial support (Jones' father suffered from poor health, and was no longer able to work).
Opened a pair of boutiques during the 1960s, called "Zilch" (after a Monkees recording) and "The Street", and also his own record label, with band hairstylist David Pearl as his manager and business partner. Each venture folded within a couple years, and Jones sued Pearl for mismanagement of his funds.
Has two grandsons: Harrison Randall Jones McFadden born on July 2, 2002 by daughter Sarah; Phoenix Joseph Burrows born on May 29, 2003 by daughter Jessica.
Daughter Sarah Lee Jones was married on August 28, 1998.
His popularity with teenage girls led to the casting of lookalike Walter Koenig by the producers of Star Trek (1966), who were looking to attract a younger, more female audience.
Enjoyed the novelty of going out on the town with much-taller (even six-foot) women.
Ranked #9 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).
Shared a birthday with fellow Monkee Michael Nesmith.
Had a seasonal home in Beavertown, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Monkees were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
His brother-in-law, Joseph Pacheco, is also his manager.
Longtime friends with David Cassidy. They were planning to go on tour in April 2012 before Davy's death.
An avid equestrian for most of his life, Jones reared horses on his farms in both Pennsylvania and Florida.

Personal Quotes (3)

My wife says when I go out to the refrigerator, I do three minutes (entertaining) when the light goes on!
[looking back at The Monkees (1966)'s premiere episode, The Monkees: Royal Flush (1966)] I look just like my fourteen-year-old daughter, I can't believe it. Wait 'til she sees this episode.
I keep hearing that "any excuse you can give for a Monkees reunion is a good excuse," which doesn't bother me at all - since I couldn't agree more!

Salary (1)

The Monkees (1966) $450/episode

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