George Michael Dolenz, Jr. (born March 8, 1945), better known as Mickey Dolenz, is an American actor, musician, and television and theatre director. He is known for his role on the 1960s television comedy, The Monkees.
Dolenz was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of George Dolenz, a Hollywood character actor, and his wife Janelle Johnson. He was a delicate child who was diagnosed with Perthes disease. Dolenz began his show business career in 1956 when he starred in a children’s show called Circus Boy under the name Micky Braddock. In the show he played an orphaned boy who is the water boy for the elephants in his uncle’s one-ring circus at the turn of the 20th century. The program ran for three years, after which Dolenz made sporadic appearances on network TV shows and pursued his education. He also played with a couple of obscure rock and roll bands, including one called The Missing Links.
In 1965, Dolenz was cast in the television sitcom The Monkees and became the drummer and
Head is a motion picture released in 1968, starring TV group The Monkees (in credit order: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith), and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was written and produced by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson, and directed by Rafelson. Rumors abound that the title was chosen in case a sequel was made. The advertisements would supposedly have read: "From the people who gave you HEAD." It is far more likely that the name is a combination pun/deadpan joke. The Beatles had released the film "HELP" and the physical beginning of a movie is called the "HEAD". "Head" is actually written on the beginnings of every reel of film produced just as "Tail" is written on the ends. A similar joke can be seen later in the movie, when they are playing a concert, you can see the word "Drum" on their drums instead of "Monkees".
The film featured Victor Mature as "The Big Victor" and other cameo appearances by Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Teri Garr, Carol..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063049