David Johansen

David Roger Johansen (born January 9, 1950) is an American rock, protopunk, blues, and pop singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known as a member of the seminal protopunk band The New York Dolls. He is also known for his work under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter. David has appeared in several films including Car 54, Where Are You? and Scrooged with Bill Murray.

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Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Karen Allen  •  John Glover  •  John Forsythe

Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Karen Allen  •  John Glover  •  John Forsythe

Cats Don't Dance (1997)

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Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Jasmine Guy  •  Natalie Cole  •  Ashley Peldon

Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Jasmine Guy  •  Natalie Cole  •  Ashley Peldon

Freejack (1992)

Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Mick Jagger  •  Rene Russo  •  Anthony Hopkins

Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Mick Jagger  •  Rene Russo  •  Anthony Hopkins

Let It Ride (1989)

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Pytka
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  David Johansen  •  Teri Garr

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Pytka
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  David Johansen  •  Teri Garr

Married to the Mob (1988)

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Matthew Modine  •  Oliver Platt  •  Alec Baldwin

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Matthew Modine  •  Oliver Platt  •  Alec Baldwin

New York Doll (2005)

A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Whiteley
CAST:  Arthur Kane  •  Nina Antonia  •  Clem Burke  •  David Johansen

A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Whiteley
CAST:  Arthur Kane  •  Nina Antonia  •  Clem Burke  •  David Johansen

The Filth and the Fury (2000)

Julien Temple's second documentary profiling punk rock pioneers the Sex Pistols is an enlightening, entertaining trip back to a time when the punk movement was just discovering itself. Featuring archival footage, never-before-seen performances, rehearsals, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  John Lydon  •  Sid Vicious  •  Steve Jones  •  Glen Matlock

Julien Temple's second documentary profiling punk rock pioneers the Sex Pistols is an enlightening, entertaining trip back to a time when the punk movement was just discovering itself. Featuring archival footage, never-before-seen performances, rehearsals, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  John Lydon  •  Sid Vicious  •  Steve Jones  •  Glen Matlock

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Harrison
CAST:  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Christian Slater  •  David Forrester  •  Debbie Harry

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Harrison
CAST:  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Christian Slater  •  David Forrester  •  Debbie Harry

Mr. Nanny (1993)

A former pro-wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gottlieb
CAST:  Hulk Hogan  •  David Johansen  •  Madeline Zima  •  Robert Hy Gorman

A former pro-wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gottlieb
CAST:  Hulk Hogan  •  David Johansen  •  Madeline Zima  •  Robert Hy Gorman

200 Cigarettes (1999)

In 1981 New York City, a collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses on New Years Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Risa Bramon Garcia
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Casey Affleck  •  Dave Chappelle  •  Kate Hudson

In 1981 New York City, a collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses on New Years Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Risa Bramon Garcia
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Casey Affleck  •  Dave Chappelle  •  Kate Hudson

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rodney Bingenheimer  •  Kim Fowley  •  Exene Cervenka  •  John Doe

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rodney Bingenheimer  •  Kim Fowley  •  Exene Cervenka  •  John Doe

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2003)

A years-in-the-making documentary on the legendary punk band the Ramones. Through a mixture of archival footage, archival and new interviews with all members of the band's various lineups, and new interviews with a number of their contemporaries, the film traces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gramaglia  •  Jim Fields
CAST:  Marky Ramone  •  Johnny Ramone  •  Dee Dee Ramone  •  Tommy Ramone

A years-in-the-making documentary on the legendary punk band the Ramones. Through a mixture of archival footage, archival and new interviews with all members of the band's various lineups, and new interviews with a number of their contemporaries, the film traces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gramaglia  •  Jim Fields
CAST:  Marky Ramone  •  Johnny Ramone  •  Dee Dee Ramone  •  Tommy Ramone

Nick and Jane (1997)

N.Y. corporate Jane discovers her boyfriend John in bed with another woman, leaves building enraged and jumps into cab. Her driver is Nick. Jane and her friend Vickie have a plan - to make John jealous, they'll give Nick a false corporate identity and pass him off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Mauro
CAST:  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  James McCaffrey  •  John Dossett  •  LisaGay Hamilton

N.Y. corporate Jane discovers her boyfriend John in bed with another woman, leaves building enraged and jumps into cab. Her driver is Nick. Jane and her friend Vickie have a plan - to make John jealous, they'll give Nick a false corporate identity and pass him off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Mauro
CAST:  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  James McCaffrey  •  John Dossett  •  LisaGay Hamilton

September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill (1994)

Filmmaker Larry Weinstein stages a wide range of performances in tribute to the compositions of Kurt Weill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Weinstein
CAST:  William S. Burroughs  •  Betty Carter  •  Nick Cave  •  Elvis Costello

Filmmaker Larry Weinstein stages a wide range of performances in tribute to the compositions of Kurt Weill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Weinstein
CAST:  William S. Burroughs  •  Betty Carter  •  Nick Cave  •  Elvis Costello

Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

On February 7th, 2003, renowned artists across multiple music genres and generations commandeered the stage at New York City's Radio City Music Hall to pay tribute to their common heritage and passion - the blues. Shared with thousands of fans in attendance, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Gregg Allman  •  Solomon Burke  •  Bill Cosby  •  Chuck D

On February 7th, 2003, renowned artists across multiple music genres and generations commandeered the stage at New York City's Radio City Music Hall to pay tribute to their common heritage and passion - the blues. Shared with thousands of fans in attendance, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Gregg Allman  •  Solomon Burke  •  Bill Cosby  •  Chuck D

New York Dolls: All Dolled Up (2005)

In the early 70’s, Rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya purchased a portable Video Recorder. In a period of three years they shot over 40 hours of New York Dolls footage. Now for the first time ever this footage is unveiled. This feature length ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Gruen  •  Nadya Beck
CAST:  David Johansen  •  Sylvain Sylvain  •  Johnny Thunders  •  Arthur Kane

In the early 70’s, Rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya purchased a portable Video Recorder. In a period of three years they shot over 40 hours of New York Dolls footage. Now for the first time ever this footage is unveiled. This feature length ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Gruen  •  Nadya Beck
CAST:  David Johansen  •  Sylvain Sylvain  •  Johnny Thunders  •  Arthur Kane

The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music (2007)

The Old, Weird America tracks the history of the Anthology of American Folk Music from its initial compilation of 78 records from rural Americana to its 1952 release on Folkways Records, the urban folk revival of the 1960s, and its continuing influence on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rani Singh
CAST:  Beck  •  Nick Cave  •  Elvis Costello  •  David Johansen

The Old, Weird America tracks the history of the Anthology of American Folk Music from its initial compilation of 78 records from rural Americana to its 1952 release on Folkways Records, the urban folk revival of the 1960s, and its continuing influence on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rani Singh
CAST:  Beck  •  Nick Cave  •  Elvis Costello  •  David Johansen

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003)

A captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the South of the USA. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt" Country singer through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truck stops, biker bars and coalmines. This journey takes you ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Douglas
CAST:  David Johansen  •  Harry Crews  •  David Eugene Edwards  •  Johnny Dowd

A captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the South of the USA. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt" Country singer through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truck stops, biker bars and coalmines. This journey takes you ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Douglas
CAST:  David Johansen  •  Harry Crews  •  David Eugene Edwards  •  Johnny Dowd

MOFO NYC (2006)

MOFO NYC is the party brainchild of DJ Singer Glam Bitch Mother Michael T. Along with partners the lovely & talented DJ Justine D, club owner & drummer producer Johnny T & the late great night life visionary Georgie Seville. Together they produced 10 years of epic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Casey
CAST:  Ryan Adams  •  Steve Aoki  •  Alan Cumming  •  David Johansen

MOFO NYC is the party brainchild of DJ Singer Glam Bitch Mother Michael T. Along with partners the lovely & talented DJ Justine D, club owner & drummer producer Johnny T & the late great night life visionary Georgie Seville. Together they produced 10 years of epic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Casey
CAST:  Ryan Adams  •  Steve Aoki  •  Alan Cumming  •  David Johansen

Burnzy's Last Call (1995)

A downtown Manahattan gin mill plays host to a series of comic vignettes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael De Avila
CAST:  Sherry Stringfield  •  Jamie Walters  •  Carolyn McCormick  •  James McCaffrey

A downtown Manahattan gin mill plays host to a series of comic vignettes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael De Avila
CAST:  Sherry Stringfield  •  Jamie Walters  •  Carolyn McCormick  •  James McCaffrey
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