Davy Jones was an English actor, musician, singer-songwriter, and businessman. He was the lead vocalist in the band The Monkees. Likewise, he also became the part of television series of the same name, The Monkees, in 1966.
Davy Jones' Early Life
David Thomas Jones was born on 30th December 1945, in Openshaw, Manchester, England. He was the youngest kid of Harry Jones and Doris Jones. He has two elder sisters Berly and Linda.
He belonged to white ethnicity and his birth sign was Capricorn.
Davy Jones started acting from his childhood but stopped after his mom died. Instead, he pursued to become a professional jockey. He even dropped out of secondary school to pursue his career as a jockey.
Davy Jones' Career
Davy appeared in musical drama Oliver and was appreciated for his work as the Artful Dodger. For his role as Artful Dodger, he was nominated for Tony Award.
Likewise, following his appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show with his friend Georgia Brown, he signed a contract with Ward Sylvester of Screen Gems and appeared in episodes of The Farmer's Daughter.
Likewise, Jones debuted on the Billboard hot 100 with the single What Are We Going To Do. Eventually, he was signed by Colpix Records.
David became a member of the band The Monkees in 1966 and worked as a lead vocalist in the band. He sang various songs including the no 2 on billboard hot 100 A Little Bit Me a Little Bit You.
He also appeared in different series and movies as an actor and voice actors. Some of his notable movies are Head in 1968, Sexina in 2007. He gave his voice for animated movies like Treasure Island and Oliver Twist.
As for the series, his work as Davy in The Monkees made him notable as an actor in the series. He also gave the voice in The New Scooby-Doo, Hey Arnold! and Sponge Bob SquarePants as himself.
He also owns a store called Zilch, which sells clothes and accessories. They also customize designs as per peoples choice.
Davy Jones' Relationship History
Davy Jones is married three times in his life by far. His married his first wife Dixie Linda Haines in December 1968 but kept his relationship secret until his first daughter Talia Elizabeth was born.
His second daughter Sarah Lee was born on 3rd July 1971 and after four years, the couple got divorced in 1975.
Later, he married Anita Pliinger on 24th January 1981. He had two daughters from his second wife, Jessica Lillian and Annabel Charlotte.
The couple 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. On July 2011, Jessica filed divorce against Jones, but the suit was dropped in October of the same year.
Davy and Jessica 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' Cause of Death
David Jones died of a severe heart attack from arteriosclerosis. After riding his favorite horses in the track, he complained of chest pain and rushed to Martin Memorial South Hospital and was pronounced dead on 29th February 2012.
Davy Jones' Net Worth
Davy Jones had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of his death. Davy accumulated his net worth from his career as the lead singer in the band, The Monkees. He also earned a good sum as an actor in movies and series.
Talking of his real estates, Davy 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.