Davy Jones

(David Thomas Jones)

Davy Jones
Davy Jones
  • Born: December 30, 1945
  • Died: February 29, 2012
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Actor, Musician, Recording Artist, Performing Artist, Businessman









David Thomas Jones was an English singer-songwriter, musician, actor and businessman, best known as a member of the band the Monkees, and for starring in the TV series of the same name. His acting credits include a Tony-nominated role as the Artful Dodger in the original London and Broadway productions of Oliver! as well as a guest star role in a hallmark episode of The Brady Bunch television show and later reprised parody film; Love, American Style; and My Two Dads. Jones is considered one of the great teen idols.

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America changed my life, but I still think of home and working in Scotland was an important part of that. Life
And actually, about three weeks ago, Micky, Peter and I were in Vegas at the MGM Grand. And we did about 12 shows in seven days. It was quite an experience.
Around the property I have here, I'm about to put an all weather race track. I'm about to build stables. I'm about to ship over a couple of my thoroughbreds from England.
As far as groupies, I never saw any of them.
Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I'm out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it.
During the summer, Screen Gems launched the New Monkees, which miserably failed I understand. I never saw it.
Groupies to me, were people who followed you around. Familiar faces who were always there, asking for autographs. We have more of those now, but they're not sexual.
I don't need any more awards.
I got hate letters from girls all over America because I wouldn't go to the prom with them.
I know a lot of people in the retirement village that I have a house in in Florida that are on the Internet and are reading the paper on the Internet, and they're communicating on the Internet.
I own property in a quiet little town of Pennsylvania.
I read a whole bunch of bits and pieces over the years, obviously from the fan magazines and the rest of the stuff, and I just wanted to give a little more insight into what's happening in my personal life. Life
I wanted to be a jockey.
I was mad at Screen Gems, but I'm not mad at them anymore.
I would say that fifty percent of my show is killer comedy.
I'm a married man. If I want sex at this particular point in my life, I go home for it. Life
I'm about to challenge for the Maryland Cup in the next couple of years, as an owner, a trainer, and a rider.
I'm really a clean-cut kid.
I'm so reluctant to do newspaper interviews because it's so misleading how they interpret what you say.
I'm well in touch with my family, my children. I keep them on my answer phone, so if I want to hear one of their voices, all I have to do is punch it up and it will be there. Families, Children & Parenting
In the office, the mail that came in was always 10 to 1 for me.
It used to be 65 when you went into retirement. Before that, when you got into your 50s, you were getting older.
It's a crying shame we don't play more parks and fairs. I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are, so that we could get involved in a different way. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I've got a farm in England where I breed horses.
Justin Bieber stole my haircut. And Axl Rose stole my dance!
My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
My first ever stage performance was in Edinburgh in 1960.
Once you get into something so big, people think of you in one way.
Over the last couple of years I have gotten an average of 2,000 letters a week from fans.
People always expect you to be jumping out of a Rolls Royce and being in the papers for drunk and disorderly or sleeping around.
People ask me if I ever get sick of playing 'Daydream Believer' or whatever. But I don't look at it that way. Do they ask if Tony Bennett is tired of 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco?'
The Beatles set the rules. And the rules were: now just because we have long hair doesn't mean that we're rebellious.
The Monkees are like the mafia. You're in for life. Nobody gets out. Life
The Monkees changed my life but ruined my acting career. Life
The Monkees were never cancelled for a start. NBC wanted to do a third year.
The only people who didn't like The Monkees were the French, and they don't even like themselves, so what's the point?
The racing bug is never going to go away. It's like the Mafia.
The thing is, the reader doesn't want to hear about bad times.
There's an audience for everything.
They want to know I'm doing good, the fans do.
We wanted to interview people on the show, do variety, get the artists, the guests involved with us in our group. They wanted to keep the four guys together. We wanted to change the format.
We'll get material in there and all of a sudden I'll switch the material around or the order of the show.
Wherever I go, people still shout out: 'Hey, hey, we're The Monkees.' And I never tire of that.
You can put me in the basement or the penthouse; it doesn't matter to me.
You know I used to be a heartthrob, and now I'm a coronary.