Watch the video. Get the Latest News. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Micky Dolenz Actor Producer Director. Up 82 this week.
MD Online chats with the erstwhile Monkee about longevity, the Wrecking Crew, and why he set up his drumkit so strangely. Micky: Actually, my first instrument was classical guitar. My first teacher here in L.
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In , at the age of 11, Micky, then professionally known as Micky Braddock, starred for two years in the TV show Circus Boy , where he played a turn-of-the th century water-for-elephants circus boy. Whether they know it or not, this is the guy American Idol contestants aspire to be. Who else can boast that? Not many!
George Michael Dolenz Jr. Gemma's nickname, Coco, is a shortened form of "Coco Sunshine", a nickname given to her as a child by Micky. Coco was a frequent guest on the set of The Monkees TV show and sometimes a guest performer on records by the Monkees, singing background vocals or duetting with Micky. She often performs as a member of Micky's backing band during his concerts. Dolenz began his show-business career in when he starred in a children's TV show called Circus Boy under the name Mickey Braddock. The program ran for two seasons, after which Dolenz made sporadic appearances on network television shows and pursued his education. Dolenz went to Ulysses S. Novak , starring James Franciscus as an idealistic Los Angeles teacher. Dolenz originally had his own rock group called "Micky and the One-Nighters" in the early- to mids with himself as lead singer.