David Johansen Biography (1950?-)

Born January 9, 1950 (some sources cite 1949), in Staten Island, New York, NY; father, an insurance sales representative; mother, a librarian; married Cyrinda Foxe, 1973 (divorced, 1977); married Kate Simon (a portrait photographer), 1983.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, musician, composer
Birth Details
January 9, 1950?
Staten Island, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • The Blank Generation, 1975
  • Performer of song "Flowers in the City," Times Square, 1980
  • Performer of songs "New York Doll" and "Sucker City," Fear City, 1984
  • Performer of song "Hit and Run," My Science Project, 1985
  • Performer of song "Chinatown Tonight," China Girl, 1987
  • Ghost of Christmas Past, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988
  • (As Buster Poindexter) Keith Burns, Candy Mountain, Metropolis, 1988
  • (As Buster Poindexter) Priest, Married to the Mob, Orion, 1988
  • Voice of Shayol, Light Years (animated; also known as Gandahar), Miramax, 1988
  • Halston, "Cat from Hell," Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Paramount, 1989
  • Looney, Let It Ride, Paramount, 1989
  • Auggie March, Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel, Twentieth Century-Fox Video, 1992
  • Brad Hines (some sources cite Brad Carter), Freejack, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Tommy Thanatos, Mr. Nanny, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Officer Gunther Toody and performer of songs "Gunther Toody, We Love You"and "Mambo Love in Nueva York," Car 54, Where Are You?, Orion, 1994
  • Orangutang, Naked in New York, Fine Line, 1994
  • Andre, Burnzy's Last Call, Rockville Pictures, 1995
  • The cabbie, The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures, 1997
  • Carter, Nick and Jane, Avalanche Releasing, 1997
  • Voice of bus driver, Cats Don't Dance (animated), Warner Bros., 1997
  • Marvin, The Tic Code, Avalanche Releasing, 1998
  • Tiki bartender, 200 Cigarettes, Paramount, 1999
  • Charlie, Crooked Lines, Crooked Lines Productions, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Producer (with others) of the songs "Let's Live" and "Word Up Love (DanceThis Dance)," Car 54, Where Are You?, Orion, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (As Buster Poindexter) Vocalist with the band, Saturday Night Live(also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, beginning in 1986
  • Host, Buster's Happy Hour, 1994
  • Specials
  • "The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs" (also known as "The Unauthorized Kurt Weill: Don't Be Afraid"), Great Performances, PBS, 1995
  • Unauthorized Biography: Milo, Death of a Supermodel, Comedy Central, 1997
  • 25 Years of Punk, VH1, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Garnet, "Re-Entry," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987
  • "Heaven ... He's in Heaven," Cupid, ABC, 1998
  • "A Truly Fractured Fairy Tale," Cupid, ABC, 1998
  • Benny, "Red Herring," Deadline, NBC, 2000
  • Eli Zabitz (Prisoner #96Z858), "Gray Matter," Oz, HBO, 2000
  • Eli Zabitz (Prisoner #96Z858), "A Town without Pity," Oz, HBO, 2000
  • Eli Zabitz (Prisoner #96Z858), "Works of Mercy," Oz, HBO, 2000
  • Appeared in episodes of Miami Vice and The Tonight Show, both NBC; and The Uncle Floyd Show.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • David Johansen, Blue Sky, 1978
  • In Style, Blue Sky, 1979
  • Here Comes the Night, Blue Sky, 1981
  • Live It Up, Blue Sky, 1982
  • Sweet Revenge, 1984
  • (As Buster Poindexter; with Banshees of Blue) Buster Poindexter, RCA, 1987
  • (As Buster Poindexter) Buster Goes Berserk, RCA, 1989
  • (As Buster Poindexter) Buster's Happy Hour, 1994
  • David Johansen and the Harry Smiths, Chesky, 2000
  • Singles include "Hot Hot Hot," c. 1987; other songs include "Flamingo Road," "Frenchette," "Here Comes the Night," and "Swaheto Woman."
  • Albums; with the New York Dolls
  • New York Dolls, Mercury, 1973
  • Too Much Too Soon, Mercury, 1974
  • Lipstick Killers, ROIR, 1981
  • Night of the Living Dolls: Best of the New York Dolls, Mercury, 1985
  • Red Patent Leather, Receiver, 1994
  • Rock and Roll, Polygram, 1994
  • The Glamorous Life Live, Big Ear Music, 1999
  • Hard Night's Day, Norton, 2000
  • New York Tapes: 1972-1973, 2000
  • Archive, 2001
  • Seven Day Weekend, Sanctuary/Trojan, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Composer for Films
  • The Stripper, 1985
  • (With Rita MacNeil, Max Rebennack, Leon Redbone, and Tom Waits) CandyMountain, Metropolis, 1988
  • (With Brian Koonin) Mr. Nanny, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Burnzy's Last Call, Rockville Pictures, 1995
  • Songwriter for Films
  • Times Square, 1980
  • Fear City, 1984
  • "Attitude Dude," "Dream Dad," and "I Don't Wanna Go to School," Mr. Nanny, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures, 1997
  • "Looking for a Kiss," Heart, 1999
  • Nonfiction
  • Author of the autobiography From Pumps to Pompadours: The David Johansen Story.

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