David Johansen Net Worth

David Johansen Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

David Johansen net worth is
$2 Million

David Johansen Wiki Biography

Born David Roger Johansen on the 9th January 1950, in Staten Island, New York USA, he is a musician, singer, songwriter and actor as well, best known to the world as a member of the proto-punk band New York Dolls, with which he released five studio albums. David’s career started in the late ’60s.

Have you ever wondered how rich David Johansen is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Johansen’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from a career with the New York Dolls, David has also performed on his own, under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter, releasing four albums from the late ‘80s until the late ‘90s, which also improved his wealth.

David Johansen Net Worth $2 Million

David is of mixed ancestry; his mother is Irish-American, while his father is Norwegian-American. Raised as a Catholic, David fell in love with music from an early age, and as he was growing up his ambitions to start a musical career only increased. In his teens, he performed with several bands, before joining the punk band Dolls, which soon became New York Dolls. They released two albums in the mid- ‘70s, “New York Dolls” (1973), and “Too Much Too Soon” (1974), which spawned singles such as “Personality Crisis”, “Trash”, “Stranded in the Jungle”, and “Don’t Start Me Talkin’”, among many others. Unfortunately, they were dropped by the label due to low-charting positions and as a result, the band broke up two years later.

Nevertheless, they reformed in the mid- 2000s, in the line-up that comprised David as the vocalist, Sylvain Sylvain on bass, Arthur Kane on guitars, and Gary Powell as the drummer. However, Kane died that year, but the group continued with changes in the line-up. Their third album came out in 2006, entitled “One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This”, and toured consistently until a fallout in 2011. Before final disbandment, New York Dolls released two more albums, “Cause I Sez So” (2009), and “Dancing Backward in High Heels” (2011).

David meantime formed a country band, called the Harry Smiths, as a tribute to late artist Harry Everett Smith, who had a great impact on music, film and visual artistry on the whole. The band released two albums “David Johansen and the Harry Smiths” in 2000, and “Shaker” in 2002.

David has also created soundtracks for several films, including “Times Square”, and “The Aviator”, and has hosted the radio show “David Johansen’s Mansion of Fun”. This also added to his wealth.

David is also a successful actor; he made his debut in the mid- ‘80s, in a minor role in the TV series “Miami Vice” (1985). Since then, he has made 40 film and TV appearances, portraying such characters as Ghost of Christmas Past in “Scrooged” (1988), as Looney in “Let It Ride” (1989), then Tommy Thanatos in the comedy “Mr. Nanny” (1993), starring Hulk Hogan, and most recently appeared in the Bill Murray’s special “A Very Murray Christmas” (2015), among many other appearances, which also increased his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, David has been married to Mara Hennessey since 2013; he is stepfather to her daughter Leah Victoria Hennessey, lead singer of the pop rock band Make Out. Previously, David was married to actress and model Cyrinda Foxe, but their marriage lasted only a year, from 1977 until 1978. In 1988 he married Kate Simon and the two divorced in 2004.

Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 9, 1950
Place Of BirthRichmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Composer
SpouseCyrinda Foxe Kate Simon Mara Hennessey
1Flamboyant Stage manner
2High pitched,Raw Vocals
1Every singer who's worth his salt is an actor. You play different characters in different songs. Sometimes you're a romantic lead, sometimes you're this madcap party barbarian. You play all these roles, running through every aspect of emotion.
1He is of Norwegian (father) and Irish (mother) descent.
2Was considered for the role of Max Cady in Cape Fear (1991).
3Singing under the name Buster Poindexter, he had a big hit with the song "Hot, Hot, Hot."
4Former member of the early 70s glam rock group; New York Dolls.


My Favorite Martian1999performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter
Velvet Goldmine1998writer: "Personality Crisis"
Burnzy's Last Call1995performer: "Space Monkey", "I Want to Be at My Own Funeral" / writer: "Space Monkey", "I Want to Be at My Own Funeral"
Grumpier Old Men1995performer: "Hit The Road Jack" - as Buster Poindexter
Angus1995performer: "Hot, Hot, Hot" - as Buster Poindexter
Postcards from America1994writer: "Trash", "Looking for a Kiss"
Car 54, Where Are You?1994performer: "Mambo Luv"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Nanny1993performer: "ROUGH STUFF" - as Buster Poindexter / writer: "ATTITUDE DUDE", "I DON'T WANNA GO TO SCHOOL", "DREAM DAD", "ROUGH STUFF"
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Valentina1989TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grammy Living Legends1989TV Movie performer: "Cabaret"
The Dream Team1989performer: "HIT THE ROAD JACK" - as Buster Poindexter
Scrooged1988performer: "Brown Eyed Girl" - as Buster Poindexter
Casual Sex?1988performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter
China Girl1987performer: "Chinatown Tonight"
Saturday Night Live1986TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
My Science Project1985performer: "Hit and Run"
Fear City1984lyrics: "New York Doll", "Sucker City" / performer: "New York Doll", "Sucker City"
Times Square1980performer: "Flowers in the City" credit only / writer: "Flowers in the City" credit only
Up the Academy1980lyrics: "Girls" / music: "Girls" / performer: "Girls"
Rock ConcertTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979
Mike & Mike2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past2016Documentary performer: "Of All the Wrongs You've to Me"
VinylTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip2015performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter
A Very Murray Christmas2015performer: "I Saw The Light", "Fairytale Of New York", "O Tannenbaum" uncredited
Red Band Society2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gotham2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Morrissey: 25 Live2013Video writer: "Looking for a Kiss"
Miss Farkku-Suomi2012music: "Personality Crisis"
The Three Stooges2012writer: "Dance Like A Monkey"
Chuck2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Get Him to the Greek2010writer: "Personality Crisis"
Kick-Ass2010"We're All in Love"
America's Got Talent2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Adventureland2009writer: "Looking for a Kiss"
Four Christmases2008performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter
Beverly Hills Chihuahua2008performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter
Anamorph2007arranger: "In Love Again" / performer: "In Love Again"
Entourage2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Aviator2004performer: "Ain't Cha Glad" 1933
Crooked Lines2003performer: "Oh Babe, What Would You Say"
The Office2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus2003Documentary performer: "The Last Kind Word Blues" / writer: "The Last Kind Word Blues"
End of the Century2003Documentary writer: "Looking for a Kiss"
God Is on Their Side2002performer: "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands", "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Onward, Christian Soldiers", "Lili Marleen" - uncredited
Futurama2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Auto Focus2002performer: "Snap!" - as Buster Poindexter
The Simpsons2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Freddy Got Fingered2001writer: "Personality Crisis"
Everybody Loves Raymond2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Filth and the Fury2000Documentary writer: "Looking For A Kiss" - as Johansen
The Bachelor1999performer: "Hit the Road Jack" - as Buster Poindexter
Heart1999writer: "Looking for a Kiss"


A Very Murray Christmas2015The Bartender
Glass Chin2014Stanley Loori
New York Dolls Live at Bowery Ballroom2011TV Movie
New York Dolls in Newcastle2011TV Movie
Teen Titans2005TV SeriesDing Dong Daddy Dowd
Coda2005ShortAugust West
The Adventures of Pete & Pete2005TV SeriesPark Ranger Thorsen
Crooked Lines2003Charlie
Arena2003TV Series documentaryBuffalo Bill
God Is on Their Side2002God (as Buster Poindexter)
Dream Lover2002/IIVideo shortDavid
Campfire Stories2001Ranger Bill
Deadline2001TV SeriesBenny
Oz2000TV SeriesEli Zabitz
200 Cigarettes1999Tiki Bartender
The Tic Code1999Marvin
Cupid1998TV SeriesHomeless Guy in Park / Narrator
The Deli1997The Cabbie
Cats Don't Dance1997Bus Driver (voice)
Nick and Jane1997Carter
Burnzy's Last Call1995Andre
The Weinerville Chanukah Special1995TV MovieGonsah K'nocker (as Buster Poindexter)
CBS Schoolbreak Special1995TV SeriesFreddy Kay
Car 54, Where Are You?1994Officer Gunther Toody
Naked in New York1993Orangutang
Mr. Nanny1993Tommy Thanatos
Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel1991Auggie
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie1990Halston (segment "Cat From Hell")
Let It Ride1989Looney
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989TV SeriesBuster Poindexter
Scrooged1988Ghost of Christmas Past
Married to the Mob1988'The Priest'
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesBuster Poindexter
Gandahar1988Shayol (English version, voice)
Saturday Night Live1986-1987TV SeriesBuster Poindexter Buster Poindexter - Musical Guest
The Equalizer1987TV SeriesGarnet
Candy Mountain1987Keith Burns
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesSinger at Party


Mr. Nanny1993
Candy Mountain1987


Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past2016DocumentaryHimself
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi2015TV SeriesHimself
Sami Yaffa - Sound Tracker2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Clockwork Orange County2012Video documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Singer, New York Dolls
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV SeriesHimself - Interview
Motherfucker: A Movie2007Documentary
Soundstage2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music2007DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
New York Dolls: On the Lip2006Video documentary shortHimself
3-D Rocks2005DocumentaryHimself
All Dolled Up: A New York Dolls Story2005DocumentaryHimself
Punk: Attitude2005DocumentaryHimself
New York Doll2005DocumentaryHimself
Lightning in a Bottle2004DocumentaryHimself
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus2003DocumentaryHimself
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Pretenders: Greatest Hits2000Video documentaryHimself (segment "No Turn Left Unstoned")
Unauthorized Biography: Milo, Death of a Supermodel1997TV Special shortBuster Poindexter (as Buster Poindexter)
Rock Family Trees1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances1994TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Today1990TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
Grammy Living Legends1989TV MovieHimself (as Buster Poindexter)
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesHimself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHimself (as Buster Poindexter)
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1988TV SeriesHimself - Buster Poindexter
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself (as Buster Poindexter)
The New Show1984TV SeriesHimself / Various
Rock Concert1979TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself - New York Dolls (as David JoHansen)
End of the Century2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Filth and the Fury2000DocumentaryHimself

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