|Micky Dolenz was born on March 8, 1945, in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of George Dolenz, an actor who appeared in several films and starred in the television series "The Count of Monte Cristo."
At 10 years of age, Micky (as Micky Braddock), starred in the TV series, "Circus Boy" which aired on NBC from 1956 to 1958.
In 1965, Dolenz was one of more than 400 who responded to an advertisement accouncing an open audition for parts in the TV series "The Monkees."
The Monkees first single, "Last Train to Clarksville," featuring Dolenz singing the lead vocals, hit number one in the charts just before the television show debuted on NBC.
After the television show, Dolenz continued acting and in 1977, he starred in the London stage production of Harry Nilsson's "The Point!." Although he planned to be in England for just three months, he actually stayed for 12 years. He became a producer and director for the BBC and for London Weekend Television. He also directed a feature film, The Box.
Returning to the US, Dolenz directed projects for the Disney Channel, Harmony Pictures, and others.
In 1986, MTV spawned a new round of "Monkeemania" by re-broadcasting episodes of "The Monkees." Dolenz and Peter Tork recorded a new single, "That Was Then, This Is Now," which became a top 20 hit. Micky, Peter, and Davy Jones toured joined a successful "oldies" tour in 1986.
In 1996, Dolenz was part of the Monkees's "30 Year Reunion" tour which was extended into 1997.
Currently, Dolenz continues his career as a director. He's directed episodes of "Boy Meets World" and other TV shows as well as a feature film called Malpractice.