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Nesmith, Tork and Dolenz were all experienced musicians before the Monkees; each had fronted or performed with bands, playing guitar and singing. None had played together before, though, and Dolenz was completely new to drums. (In preproduction for the show, Jones nearly disappeared behind a drum kit, and neither Nesmith nor Tork wanted to give up... See more trivia »
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 2013 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 December 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "The Monkees' Theme" - uncredited)
 2013 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gorilla (2013) ... (performer: "(Theme From) The Monkees")
 2013 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Madness of King Windsor (2013) ... (performer: "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You")
 2013 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Quality of Mercy (2013) ... (performer: "The Porpoise Song" - uncredited)
 2012 Breaking Bad (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Say My Name (2012) ... (performer: "Goin' Down")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (performer: "I'm a Believer")
 2011 Being Erica (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Baby Mama (2011) ... (performer: "Daydream Believer")
 2011 Straw Dogs (performer: "Going Down")
 2011 Poppies (Video) (performer: "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone")
 2010-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (performer: "(Theme from) The Monkees" - uncredited)
- All Time Favourite TV Themes (2010) ... (performer: " (Theme from) The Monkees")
 2011 Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero (Documentary) (performer: "Last Train to Clarksville")
 2010 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mark Franks vs Paul Hayes: Auction (2010) ... (performer: "Theme from The Monkees" - uncredited)
 2010 Destination Truth (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Ghosts of the Great Wall/Israeli Mermaid (2010) ... (performer: " (Theme From) The Monkees" - uncredited)
- Ghosts of Masada/The Leprechaun (2010) ... (performer: " (Theme From) The Monkees" - uncredited)
 2009 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One (2009) ... (performer: "Daydream Believer")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.6 (2008) ... (performer: "Daydream Believer")
 2008 The Wrecking Crew (Documentary) (performer: "Mary Mary")
 2008 Family Guy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- McStroke (2008) ... (performer: "Pleasant Valley Sunday")
 2007 I'm Not There. (performer: " (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone")
 2007 TV Land Confidential (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Music (2007) ... (performer: "Daydream Believer")
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Forever Blue (2006) ... (performer: "Daydream Believer")
- Debut (2006) ... (performer: "Daydream Believer")
 2006 Alien Autopsy (performer: "I'm a Believer")
 2005 Mini-Cleaners (Short) (performer: "Daydream Believer")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (performer: "Daydream Believer")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 ... (performer: "Daydream Believer" - uncredited)
 2002 Oz (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Variety (2002) ... ("I Wanna Be Free")
 2001 Vanilla Sky (performer: "Porpoise Song (Theme from "Head")" (1968))
 2001 The Oblongs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Disfigured Debbie (2001) ... (performer: "Daydream Believer" - uncredited)
 2001 Things Behind the Sun (performer: "The Girl I Knew Somewhere")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Theme From 'The Monkees'", "Porpoise Song")
 2000 Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (TV Movie) (performer: "Theme", "Last Train To Clarksville", "I Wanna Be Free", "I'm A Believer", " (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", "All Of Your Toys", "Daydream Believer")
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (performer: "I'm A Believer")
 1998 Daydream Believer (Short) (performer: "I'm a Believer", "Papa Gene's Blues", "(Theme from) The Monkees")
 1998 South Park (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chickenpox (1998) ... (performer: "I'm A Believer" - uncredited)
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dumbbell Indemnity (1998) ... (performer: "I'm a Believer")
 1997 Digging to China (performer: "Last Train to Clarksville")
 1997 Plump Fiction (performer: "Theme From The Monkees")
 1997 Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Theme", "You And I", "Circle Sky", "Regional Girl", "Last Train to Clarksville", "I'm a Believer", "Daydream Believer", " (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone")
 1997 Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Theme", "Listen to the band", "Mary, Mary", "Last Train to clarksville", " (I'm not your) Steppin' stone", "I'm a believer", "No Time", " (What Am I Doin') Hangin' Round?", "Randy Scouse Git", "Circle Sky", "Daydream believer", "For Pete's Sake")
 1996 A Very Brady Sequel (performer: "Last Train To Clarksville")
 1996 TFI Friday (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... (performer: "(Theme From) The Monkees" - uncredited)
 1995 Now and Then (performer: "Daydream Believer")
 1993 The Joy Luck Club (performer: "The Monkees' Theme")
 1988-1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Journey (1990) ... (performer: "Daydream Believer" - uncredited)
- The Phone Call (1988) ... (performer: "I'm a Believer")
 1990 Bullet in the Head (performer: "I'm a Believer")
 1988 Heart and Soul (Documentary short) (performer: "Theme", "Heart and Soul", "Last Train To Clarksville", "Don't Bring Me Down", "Every Step of the Way")
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blast from the Past (1987) ... (performer: "Last Train to Clarksville" - uncredited)
 1986 The Whoopee Boys (performer: "THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW")
 1985 After Hours (performer: "Last Train to Clarksville")
 1975 Shampoo (performer: "I'm a Believer" (1966) - uncredited)
 1969 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (performer: "Nine Times Blue", "Everybody Loves a Nut")
 1969 Age of Consent (performer: "Daydream Believer" - uncredited)
 1969 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (TV Movie) (performer: "Theme", "Wind Up Man", "Darwin's Song", "I Go Ape", "At The Hop", "Shake A Tailfeather", "Little Darlin", "Listen To The Band")
 1968 Head (performer: "Porpoise Song", "Ditty Diego" (uncredited), "Circle Sky", "Can You Dig It", "As We Go Along", "Daddy's Song", "Happy Birthday to You" (1893) (uncredited), "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again")
 1968 No More Excuses (performer: "This Just Doesn't Seem to Be My Day", "(Theme From) The Monkees")
  The Monkees (TV Series) (performer - 58 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (producer - 2 episodes, 1968)
- Mijacogeo (1968) ... (performer: "Zor and Zam") / (producer: "Zor and Zam")
- Monkees Blow Their Minds (1968) ... (performer: "Valerie", "Daily Nightly") / (producer: "Valerie")
- Some Like It Lukewarm (1968) ... (performer: "Last Train To Clarksville" (uncredited), "The Door Into Summer", "She Hangs Out")
- Monkees Mind Their Manor (1968) ... (performer: "Star Collector")
- The Monkees in Paris (1968) ... (performer: "Love Is Only Sleeping", "Don't Call On Me", "Star Collector", "Goin' Down")
 1966 Where the Action Is (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 September 1966 (1966) ... (performer: "Last Train to Clarksville")
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Originated as merely the fictional rock group from the television series (The Monkees (1966))of the same name, but emerged as a genuine band, partly from public demand they make good on their theme song and "come to your town" to play, and partly to silence music critics - and also other groups, who were jealous of what appeared to be undeserved "overnight" stardom. See more »

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