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Michael Nesmith

Singer, composer, heartthrob, pioneer - all are accurate descriptions of Robert Michael Nesmith. Most easily identified by his trademark bluish wool hat with pompom, Nesmith fashioned a diversified career within music and also in film. Born in Saint Joseph's Hospital in downtown Houston, Nesmith was a self-described "failure" growing up. "I just ... See full bio »
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Seven Psychopaths
Seven Psychopaths Soundtrack
Elephant Parts
Elephant Parts Producer
The Monkees
The Monkees Mike / Frank Zappa


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 2014 The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) ("Different Drum" , "Different Drum", uncredited)
 2012 Seven Psychopaths (writer: "Different Drum")
 2012 Breaking Bad (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Say My Name (2012) ... (writer: "Goin' Down")
 2011 Straw Dogs (writer: "Goin' Down")
 2011 Poppies (Video) (performer: "Joanne") / (writer: "Joanne")
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (writer: "Mary Mary")
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid (writer: "Different Drum")
 2004 It's All Gone Pete Tong (writer: "Different Dream" - as Nesmith)
 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (writer: "Different Drum")
 2002 The Monkees: Live Summer Tour (Video) (writer: "The Girl I Knew Somewhere", "Mary Mary", "Goin' Down")
 2001 Things Behind the Sun (writer: "The Girl I Knew Somewhere")
 1998 Daydream Believer (Short) (writer: "Papa Gene's Blues" - as Mike Nesmith)
 1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Devil Doll (1997) ... (writer: "Different Drum" - uncredited)
 1997 Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Circle Sky") / (music: "Circle Sky")
 1997 Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Until it's time for you to go" - as Michael Blessing) / (producer: "Listen to the band", "Mary, Mary", "Circle Sky") / (writer: "Listen to the band", "Mary, Mary", "No Time", "Circle Sky")
 1992 Nesmith Live (Video) (producer: "Yellow Butterfly", "Laugh Kills Lonesome", "Moon Over The Rio Grande", "Papa Gene's Blues", "Two Different Roads", "Joanne", "Tomorrow And Me", "The Upside Of Good-bye", "Juliana", "Some Of Shelly's Blues", "I Am Not That", "Propinquity", "Harmony Constant", "Silver Moon", "Rising In Love", "Rio", "Different Drum", "I Am Not That (Reprise)") / (writer: "Yellow Butterfly", "Laugh Kills Lonesome", "Moon Over The Rio Grande", "Papa Gene's Blues", "Two Different Roads", "Joanne", "Tomorrow And Me", "The Upside Of Good-bye", "Juliana", "Some Of Shelly's Blues", "I Am Not That", "Propinquity", "Harmony Constant", "Silver Moon", "Rising In Love", "Rio", "Different Drum", "I Am Not That (Reprise)")
 1992 Peter's Friends (performer: "Rio") / (writer: "Rio")
 1985 Television Parts Home Companion (Video short) (arranger: "Eldorado to the Moon") / (performer: "Eldorado to the Moon", "Chow Mein & Bowling", "I'll Remember You") / (producer: "Eldorado to the Moon") / (writer: "I'll Remember You")
 1981 Elephant Parts (Video) (performer: "Cruisin'", "Magic", "Tonight", "Light", "Rio") / (producer: "Cruisin'", "Magic", "Tonight", "Light", "Rio") / (writer: "Cruisin'", "Magic", "Tonight", "Light", "Rio")
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road (1977) ... (writer: "I've Never Loved Anyone More" - uncredited)
 1973 Scarecrow (performer: "Silver Moon") / (writer: "Silver Moon")
 1969 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (writer: "Nine Times Blue")
 1969 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (TV Movie) (performer: "Naked Persimmon (The Only Thing I Believe Is True)") / (writer: "Naked Persimmon (The Only Thing I Believe Is True)", "Listen To The Band")
 1968 Head (writer: "Circle Sky")
  The Monkees (TV Series) (writer - 29 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (producer - 13 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (performer - 6 episodes, 1966 - 1968)
- Monkees Blow Their Minds (1968) ... (writer: "Daily Nightly" - as Mike Nesmith)
- The Monkees in Paris (1968) ... (writer: "Don't Call On Me" - as Mike Nesmith) / (writer: "Goin' Down" - as M. Nesmith)
- The Monkee's Paw (1968) ... (writer: "Goin' Down" - uncredited)
- Monstrous Monkee Mash (1968) ... (writer: "Goin' Down")
- Fairy Tale (1968) ... (performer: "Any Man of Mine" - uncredited) / (writer: "Daily Nightly" - as Mike Nesmith)
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He has released several albums since quitting The Monkees. He recorded three with The First National Band immediately after. While in The Monkees, he recorded an album entitled "The Wichita Train Whistle Sings" of ten instrumental versions of Monkees songs. He performs live solo concerts. Sandy Hair of Neftoon amora". The first... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Blessing | The Monkees | the Monkees | Mike Nesmith | Nesmith


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[As to why he didn't rejoin The Monkees when Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones re-formed the group, c. 1986] "It would be kind of like Ronald Reagan making another movie." See more »


Arrived for his first interview for The Monkees wearing a wool cap, to keep the hair out of his eyes while driving his motorcycle around town (Nesmith also carried a bag of laundry, to be done at a nearby laundromat on his way home). Producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider remembered him as "Wool Hat"; they wanted to name his Monkees character that, but Nesmith refused. See more »


During the early days of The Monkees was never seen without his woolhat


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