MICKEY DOLENZ (shown, right end, with Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, peter Tork) began his show business career in 1956 (with bleached hair) when he starred in a children’s show called Circus Boy under the name Mickey 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. In 1965 Dolenz was cast in the television sitcom The Monkees and became the drummer and lead vocalist for the band created for the show. He wrote a few of the band’s songs as well as providing the lead vocals for such hits as "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer".
In the September 6, 2000 edition of The Onion A.V. Club titled "Is There A God?", celebrities were asked the question. Dolenz was among those asked.
Micky Dolenz is a producer and founding member of The Monkees.
The Onion: Is there a God?
Micky Dolenz: No. God is a verb, not a noun.