David Jones



Real name: David Jones
Born: 30 December 1945, Manchester


  1. Linda Haines, 1968 (div.)
  2. Anita Pollinger, 1984 (div.)

Children: 4 daughters

Contact: www.davyjones.net

Played: Colin Lomax (1961)

Davy Jones was born in Manchester on 30 December 1945, the son of a railway fitter. After his education he left home to become a jockey but when he was an apprentice he was encouraged to become an actor and took a role in Peter Pan. He then made his television debut as Colin Lomax in one episode of Coronation Street. He later appeared in the Pickwick Papers before landing the lead role as the Artful Dodger in Oliver.

Davy then moved to Broadway where he was discovered by Ward Sylvestor. He was then cast to join the television show The Monkees and he made 58 episodes of the television show and recorded 9 albums. Before they split up in the early seventies they made a film. Later he joined Micky Dolenz and they toured together. On stage he has appeared in Oliver, Pickwick, The Point, Forget Me Not Lane and The Real Live Brady Bunch. He has also performed cabaret on the QE2.

He then fulfilled his ambition to be a jockey before reforming The Monkees for tours in 1986, 1989 and 1996. He has also recorded three solo records and has written his autobiography called They Made A Monkee Out of Me. Other television work includes Sledgehammer, My Two Dads, The Brady Bunch, Hermans Head, Boy Meets World, The Single Guy, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee. He played himself in the 1968 film Head and appeared in the films Heart and Soul and The Brady Bunch Movie. He has also appeared in the films Not Just Another Woman, Illusions of a Lady, Hot Channels, Devil's Dare, The Bluegrass Special and Treasure Island.

Other television appearances include Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Star Games, Doctors and Nurses, Horse In The House, This Is Your Life, Sunday Sunday, Pop Quiz and The Friday Show.

Davy married Linda Haines in 1968, they divorced, he married Anita Pollinger in 1984, they too divorced. He has four daughters and has lived in Beavertown, PA, USA for the past 12 years. He still performs all the time, solo. He spent 1998 on the road touring with Bobby Sherman and Peter Noone as the 'Teen Idol' tour. He is in the process of another autobiography, "Daydream Believin'" and has horses in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Canada that he races.











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