Michael Nesmith (1942–2021)


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Singer, composer, heartthrob, pioneer--all are accurate descriptions of Robert Michael Nesmith. Most easily identified by his trademark blue wool hat with pompom, Nesmith fashioned a diversified career within music and also in film. Born in Saint Joseph's Hospital in downtown Houston, Texas, Nesmith was a self-described "failure" growing up. "I ... See full bio »

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The Monkees Mike / Frank Zappa
(1966-1968)
Repo Man Rabbi
(1984)
Head Mike
(1968)

Filmography

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 2014 Portlandia (TV Series)
Father of the Mayor
- 3D Printer (2014) ... Father of the Mayor
 1997 Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (TV Movie)
Mike
 1988 Tapeheads
Water Man
 1987 Burglar
Cabbie
 1985 Michael Nesmith in Television Parts (TV Series)
Host
 1984 An All Consuming Passion (Video)
Academy Award Presenter
 1984 Repo Man
Rabbi (uncredited)
 1982 Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
Race Official (uncredited)
 1981 An Evening with Sir William Martin (Video short)
Foyer the Butler
 1981 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Man in Foreign Film / The Man with the Black Hat
- Robert Hays/14 Karat Soul/Joe 'King' Carrasco & The Crowns (1981) ... Man in Foreign Film (uncredited)
- Ray Sharkey/Jack Bruce & Friends (1981) ... The Man with the Black Hat (voice, uncredited)
 1968 Head
Mike
 1966-1968 The Monkees (TV Series)
Mike / Frank Zappa
- Mijacogeo (1968) ... Mike
- Monkees Blow Their Minds (1968) ... Mike / Frank Zappa
- Some Like It Lukewarm (1968) ... Mike
- Monkees Mind Their Manor (1968) ... Mike
- The Monkees in Paris (1968) ... Mike
 1967 The Beatles: A Day in the Life (Music Video short)
Michael Nesmith
 1967 The Monkees: Daydream Believer (Music Video short)
Michael Nesmith
 1966 The Monkees: I'm A Believer (Music Video short)
Michael Nesmith
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1960s) TV commercial (as The Monkees): Kool-Aid powdered drink. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Michael Blessing | The Monkees | Mike Nesmith | Nesmith

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Victoria Alexandra Kennedy  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Christian Nesmith | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Penned the hit single "Different Drum" by the folk rock trio Stone Poneys. Linda Ronstadt sang the lead. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height (during his Monkees days). See more »

Nickname:

Nez See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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