The Only Major Actors Still Alive From The Monkees

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Written By Sedoso Feb

Now 78, Mickey Dolenz is the last remaining member of the Monkees. Davy Jones passed away in 2012 at the age of 66, and the three remaining members of the band toured in his honor. Peter Tork, the hippiest of the bunch, and kind of a goof, passed in 2019 at the age of 77. Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz continued to tour, although as a “sing the songs of the Monkees” act, rather than touting themselves as the whole band. Nesmith passed away in 2021 at the age of 78. Dolenz, still lively and active, is continuing to tour with Monkees music, and is handling the band’s legacy.

Dolenz was the only member of the band with extensive on-screen experience prior to “The Monkees,” appearing as a child in the short-lived TV series “Circus Boy.” Dolenz even sang the “Circus Boy” theme song on one episode of “The Monkees.” Dolenz was very faithful to the band, and while the other members periodically dropped out, Dolenz remained, making him the only band menber in every single lineup (including the band Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart). 

After The Monkees, Dolenz continued to sing and act on television, finding a niche doing cartoon voices. He appeared in bizarro Hanna-Barbera shows like “The Funky Phantom” and “The Patridge Family 2200 A.D.” ’90s kids might remember Dolenz as the voice of Arthur on “The Tick,” or the sidekicks to Two-Face in “Batman: The Animated Series.” He also liked genre movies, and appeared in Rob Zombie’s “Halloween,” and shlock like “Mega Python vs. Gateroid.” 

Dolenz is still touring to this day and puts on a great show. One can buy tickets on his website. 

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