David Johansen


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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

Scrooged Ghost of Christmas Past
(1988)
Let It Ride Looney
(1989)
Kick-Ass Soundtrack
(2010)
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Halston (segment "Cat From Hell")
(1990)

Filmography

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 2021 Centaurworld (TV Series)
Beartaur
- It's Hidin' Time (2021) ... Beartaur (voice)
 2019 Above the Shadows
Ron
 2015 A Very Murray Christmas (TV Special)
The Bartender
 2014 Glass Chin
Stanley Loori
 2013 B.I.I.D. (Short)
Blas
 2005 Teen Titans (TV Series)
Ding Dong Daddy Dowd
- Revved Up (2005) ... Ding Dong Daddy Dowd (voice)
 2005 Coda (Short)
August West
 2003 Crooked Lines
Charlie
 2003 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Buffalo Bill
- Buffalo Bill's Wild West: How the Myth Was Made (2003) ... Buffalo Bill (voice)
 2002 God Is on Their Side
God (as Buster Poindexter)
 2002/II Dream Lover (Video short)
David
 2001 Campfire Stories
Ranger Bill
 2001 Deadline (TV Series)
Benny
- Red Herring (2001) ... Benny
 2000 Oz (TV Series)
Eli Zabitz
- A Town Without Pity (2000) ... Eli Zabitz
- Gray Matter (2000) ... Eli Zabitz
- Works of Mercy (2000) ... Eli Zabitz
 1999 200 Cigarettes
Tiki Bartender
 1998 Cupid (TV Series)
Homeless Guy in Park / Narrator
- A Truly Fractured Fairy Tale (1998) ... Homeless Guy in Park / Narrator
 1998 The Tic Code
Marvin
 1997 Buster Poindexter: Ondine (Video short)
Buster Poindexter
 1997 The Deli
The Cabbie
 1997 Cats Don't Dance
Bus Driver (voice)
 1997 Nick and Jane
Carter
 1995 Burnzy's Last Call
Andre
 1995 The Weinerville Chanukah Special (TV Movie)
Gonsah K'nocker (as Buster Poindexter)
 1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
Freddy Kay
- Stand Up (1995) ... Freddy Kay
 1994 The Adventures of Pete & Pete (TV Series)
Park Ranger Thorsen
- On Golden Pete (1994) ... Park Ranger Thorsen
 1994 Car 54, Where Are You?
Officer Gunther Toody
 1993 Naked in New York
Orangutan (voice)
 1993 Mr. Nanny
Tommy Thanatos
 1992 Freejack
Brad
 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Halston (segment "Cat From Hell")
 1989 Buster Poindexter: All Night Party (Video short)
Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
 1989 Buster Poindexter: Hit the Road, Jack (Video short)
Buster Poindexter
 1989 Let It Ride
Looney
 1989 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Buster Poindexter
- The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (1989) ... Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
 1988 Scrooged
Ghost of Christmas Past
 1988 Married to the Mob
'The Priest'
 1988 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Buster Poindexter
- Episode dated 5 February 1988 (1988) ... Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
 1987 Buster Poindexter: Hot, Hot, Hot (Video short)
Buster Poindexter
 1987 Buster Poindexter: Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool for You Baby) (Video short)
Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
 1987 Buster Poindexter: Zat You, Santa Claus? (Video short)
Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
 1986-1987 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Buster Poindexter - Musical Guest / Buster Poindexter
- Angie Dickinson/Buster Poindexter/David Gilmour (1987) ... Buster Poindexter - Musical Guest (as Buster Poindexter)
- Bronson Pinchot/Paul Young (1987) ... Buster Poindexter - Musical Guest (as Buster Poindexter)
- Walter Payton & Joe Montana/Debbie Harry (1987) ... (as Buster Poindexter, credit only)
- William Shatner/Lone Justice (1986) ... Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
- Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) ... Buster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
 1987 Gandahar
Shayol (English version, voice)
 1987 Candy Mountain
Keith Burns
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Garnet
- Re-Entry (1987) ... Garnet
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Singer at Party
- The Dutch Oven (1985) ... Singer at Party
 1984 David Johansen: Heard the News (Video short)
David Johansen
 1984 The New Show (TV Series)
Self / Various
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Self / Various
 1982 David Johansen: Bohemian Love Pad (Video short)
David Johansen
 1982 David Johansen: Melody (Version 2) (Video short)
David Johansen
 1979 David Johansen: Melody (Version 1) (Video short)
David Johansen
 1979 David Johansen: Swaheto Woman (Video short)
David Johansen
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Buster Poindexter & His Banshees of Blue | David JoHansen | The New York City Dolls | Buster Poindexter

Spouse:

Mara Hennessey | See more »

Parents:

Johansen, Helen
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Did You Know?

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. See more »

Trivia:

He is of Norwegian (father) and Irish (mother) descent. See more »

Trademark:

Sunglasses See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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