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Denny Doherty

Biography

Singer-songwriter most widely known like a founding person in the widely-beloved folk group The Mamas & the Papas. Using the group, he released six TOP singles and offered 40 million albums worldwide. He started his musical profession with the music group The Hepsters in 1956, sticking to the music group for just two years. He embarked on the profession as an acting professional later in existence, appearing on displays like Pit Pony and Trailer Recreation area Boys. His boy, John, is a member of rings like illScarlett and Problems & Girl. He was bandmates with Michelle Phillips, with whom he previously an extended affair.

Quick Facts


Full Name Denny Doherty
Date Of Birth November 29, 1940
Died January 19, 2007, Mississauga, Canada
Place Of Birth Halifax, Canada
Profession Folk Singer
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Jeannette Doherty
Children Emberly Doherty, Jessica Woods, John Doherty, California Dreamin, Monday Monday, Dream a Little Dream of Me
Awards Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Music Groups The Mamas & the Papas, The Mugwumps, The Halifax III, California Dreamin, Monday Monday, Dream a Little Dream of Me
Nominations Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, California Dreamin, Monday Monday, Dream a Little Dream of Me
Movies Prince Charming, The Real Howard Spitz, Elvis Meets Nixon, Pit Pony, Monterey Pop, The Mamas & the Papas: Straight Shooter, Hurt Penguins
TV Shows Theodore Tugboat, Pit Pony, Denny's Sho
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1His son John plays the bass guitar and is back-up vocals of the Canadian band IllScarlett.
2The group's heyday was brief and it disbanded in 1968 following John and Michelle Phillips' divorce. The members re-formed in 1971 for the album "People Like Us," but all hope for a reunion ended in 1974 when the 32-year-old Elliot suffered a fatal heart attack in London.
3In 1998, the Mamas and the Papas were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
4Folk superstars Peter, Paul and Mary paid their own tribute to the Mamas and the Papas with their humorous 1967 hit "I Dig Rock and Roll Music.".
5Father of Jessica, Emberly, and John Dennis
6Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of the Mamas and the Papas).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trailer Park Boys2007TV SeriesRyan Shockneck
This Is Wonderland2005TV Series
25 Years of Skinnamarink2004TV MovieDenny
Prince Charming2001TV MovieJeweller
Pit Pony1999-2000TV SeriesCharley McGinnis
The Real Howard Spitz1998Balthazar Mishkin
Pit Pony1997TV MovieCharley McGinnis
Elvis Meets Nixon1997TV MovieVernon
Theodore Tugboat1993TV SeriesHarbour Master
Oh, What a Night1992VideoHarold
Hurt Penguins1992Bilbo Roberts
Street Legal1987TV SeriesBilly Cooper
Windows1984TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
California Dreamin': The Songs of 'The Mamas & the Papas'2005TV Movie documentary writer: "I Saw Her Again"
25 Years of Skinnamarink2004TV Movie performer: "California Dreamin'", "Who Put the Bomp?", "Skinnamarink Finale"
Nothing by Chance1975Documentary performer: "Life Song"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trailer Park Boys2007TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Here I Am: Denny Doherty and the Mamas & the Papas2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2003-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Do You Believe in Magic: The Music of John Sebastian and the Lovin' Spoonful2007VideoHimself
Death by Excess2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
California Dreamin': The Songs of 'The Mamas & the Papas'2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock Family Trees1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The 25th Annual Juno Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself - The Mamas and the Papas
The Mamas and the Papas at the Chanel1985Video documentaryHimself
Atlantic Summer1978TV SeriesHimself
Denny's Sho*1978TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1974TV SeriesHimself
Monterey Pop1968DocumentaryPerformers (as Mamas and the Papas)
NBC Experiment in Television1968TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1966-1967TV SeriesSinger
New American Bandstand 19651966-1967TV SeriesHimself
ABC Stage 671967TV SeriesHimself
Where the Action Is1966TV SeriesHimself
Hullabaloo1966TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up2009VideoHimself
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats2003VideoHimself (as The Mamas and the Papas)
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesPit Pony (1997)


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