Davy Jones Biography
Davy Jones (David Thomas Jones) was an English actor, musician, singer-songwriter, and businessman. He was well known as the lead vocalist in the band The Monkees. Likewise, he as well became the part of television series of the same name, The Monkees, in 1966.
Davy Jones Age
Jones was born on 30th December 1945, in Openshaw, Manchester, England.
Davy Jones Family | Young
He was born the youngest kid of Harry Jones and Doris Jones. He was raised along has two elder sisters Berly and Linda. He belonged to white ethnicity and his birth sign was Capricorn. He as well started acting from his childhood but stopped after his mom died
Davy Jones Married | Wife
Davy married three times in his life by far. His first married Dixie Linda Haines in December 1968 but kept his relationship secret until his first daughter Talia Elizabeth was born. He got his second daughter Sarah Lee in 1971 and after four years, the couple got divorced in 1975. Later, he later married Anita Pliinger in 1981.
He had two daughters from his second wife, Jessica Lillian and Annabel Charlotte. The pair later divorced during the 30th Anniversary reunion tour of the Monkees in 1996. David Jones married his third wife Jessica Pacheco on 30th August 2009; Jessica is 32 years junior to him. Coincidentally, this was the third marriage for Jessica as well.
In 2011 Jessica filed divorce against Jones, but the suit was dropped in October of the same year. The pair were still married when he died in February 2012. Pacheco was cut out from Jones will, which Jones made before their marriage. Consequently, she did not legally receive any of the properties owned by her husband.
Davy Jones Education
He was enrolled and later dropped out of secondary school to pursue his career as a jockey. There is no much information about his educational background.
Davy Jones Career
Davy began his career with being featured in musical drama Oliver and was appreciated for his work as the Artful Dodger. For his role as Artful Dodger, he was later nominated for Tony Award. With his appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show with his friend Georgia Brown, he later signed a contract with Ward Sylvester of Screen Gems and appeared in episodes of The Farmer’s Daughter.
He debuted on the Billboard hot 100 with the single What Are We Going To Do. Eventually, he then got signed by Colpix Records. He later became a member of the band The Monkees in 1966 and worked as a lead vocalist in the band. He as well sang various songs including the no 2 on billboard hot 100 A Little Bit Me a Little Bit You.
He as well got featured in different series and movies as an actor and voice actors. Some of his notable movies are Head in 1968, Sexina in 2007. He later gave his voice for animated movies like Treasure Island and Oliver Twist. As for his work as Davy in The Monkees made him notable as an actor in the series. He then gave the voice in The New Scooby-Doo, Hey Arnold! and Sponge Bob SquarePants as himself. He as well owned a store called Zilch, which sells clothes and accessories. They also customize designs as per peoples choice.
Davy Jones Net Worth
Jones had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of his death. He had accumulated his net worth from his career as the lead singer in the band, The Monkees. He as well earned a good sum as an actor in movies and series. Jones had a home in Pennsylvania that spread in 15.5 acres. Along with a 3388 square foot house with six bedrooms, the property also had stables, sheds and horse track.
Davy Jones Death | Dead
Jones died of a severe heart attack from arteriosclerosis. After riding his favorite horses in the track, he started complained of chest pain and rushed to Martin Memorial South Hospital and was pronounced dead on 29th February 2012.
Davy Jones Interview: The Monkees’ Main Man Recalls His Life with the Legendary Band
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Davy, I’ve read that your father wanted you to be a jockey. So, how did you get your foot in the door of show business?
Davy Jones: I started my career at the age of 11 reading the morning story on BBC radio, Listen w/ Mother … then onto television plays. At the age of 15 I did my first stage production of Peter Pan with Jane Asher, Paul McCartney’s first publicized girlfriend.
In 1962 I did Oliver on the west end and later on Broadway. Ed Sullivan show and American TV appearances followed. The Monkees TV show began in 1966 and is still running today.
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Are your children in the entertainment industry?
Davy Jones: Annabelle Jones is my 20 year old. Check her out on Lady And The Lost Boys on My Space. She is a great singer and song writer. Jessica, Talia and Sarah have not pursued a career in front of the camera or on stage.
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): How much influence did Don Kirshner have on The Monkees in the early years? Why couldn’t the group play their own instruments on their records?
Davy Jones: He had no influence on The Monkees. All music connected with many of the groups in the 60’s was played by a group of musicians called the Wrecking Crew. The Monkees did over 200 concerts where they performed their hits. They were the only 4 musicians on stage.
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Were there any comparisons made by the press between The Monkees and the Beatles in the 1960s?
Davy Jones: In the 60’s every band was compared to the Beatles in regard to success and popularity. The Monkees where more like the Marx Brothers.
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): The last number one hit of The Monkees was “Daydream Believer.” Do you have a favorite song of all of the ones that you have recorded with the group or as a solo artist?
Davy Jones: My own song, “I’ll Love You Forever.”
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): If you had not been successful in show business, would you have been just as happy having a career as a jockey?
Adopted from: http://smashinginterviews.com