Peter Tork Net Worth

Peter Tork Net Worth is
$4 Million

Peter Tork Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Stephen Stills had auditioned for the newest television series about four pop rock musicians but was turned down since the show’s producers felt his hair and teeth wouldn’t photograph well on camera. They inquired Stills if he knew of someone having a similar “open, Nordic look,” and Stills proposed Tork audition for the component. Tork got the occupation and became among the four members of The Monkees, who ended up being both characters in a television situation comedy as well as a group in their very own right. Tork was a skillful musician, and though the group typically had not been permitted to play their particular instruments on their initial two records, he was an exception, playing what he described as “third seat guitar” on Mike Nesmith’s tune, “Papa Gene’s Blues,” from their very first record. He later played keyboards, bass guitar, banjo, harpsichord, as well as other instruments on their records. He also co-composed, in addition to Joey Richards, the closing theme song of the next season of The Monkees, “For Pete’s Sake”. In commentary tracks contained in the DVD launch of the initial season of the show, Nesmith said that Tork was better at playing guitar than bass guitar. Jones filled in briefly for Tork on bass guitar when he played keyboards.

Peter Tork Net Worth $4 Million Dollars

Full NamePeter Tork
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 13, 1942
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C., United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Musician, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Artist, Television Director, Guitarist, Music artist
EducationWindham High School in Willimantic, Connecticut, Carleton College
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBarbara Iannoli (m. 1975–1987), Reine Stewart (m. 1973–1974), Jody Babb (m. 1960–1960)
ChildrenHallie Luia Tork, Ivan Joseph Iannoli, Erica Marie Tork
ParentsHalsten John Thorkelson, Virginia Hope, I'm A Believer, Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville
SiblingsJohn C. Thorkelson, Anne E. Thorkelson, Nicholas A. Thorkelson, I'm A Believer, Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville
NicknamesPeter Halsten Thorkelson , Tork, Peter , Peter H. Thorkelson
Music Groups"The Monkees" (1965-1971), “Peter Tork And/Or Release”, “Osceola”, “Shoe Suede Blues” (1994)
MoviesBoy Meets World (1993-2000), The Junior Defenders (2007), Head (1968), The Monkees (1966-1968)
TV ShowsAn Evening with7th Heaven, Wings (1995), The King of Queens: Best man (1999), The Monkees: The 45th Anniversary Tour (2011), “The Uncle Floyd Show”
Star SignAquarius
The Monkees (1966)$750 /episode (second season)
The Monkees (1966)$450 /episode (first season)
1[on the death of fellow Monkee Davy Jones] It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow adventurer, David Jones. His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always. Adios to the Manchester Cowboy.
2[late 1960s] "I don't believe in 'My country right or wrong'. My country wrong needs my help."
3The longest I've ever gone without playing [guitar] is two or three days. It keeps me going.
4You should be a hero to yourself. And if you're not... check it out.
1Peter and Davy Jones together did the 1986 Sound Of The Monkee's Australian Tour.
2Peter join Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz on May to July for 45th Anniversary World Tour in 2011.
3Beginning in April 2001, he joined Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones for the Monkees 35th Anniversary Reunion. [2001]
4Guest appearances with Jeff Pitchell & The Texas Flood, continues to tour with Shoe Suede Blues, joined by Aura3 on dates beginning August 2005. [2005]
5currently playing with his band Shoe Suede Blues, and Two Man Band who has been joined by the group Aura3. Both acts continue to tour all over the US. [2004]
6Resigned from the Monkees tour in 2001. Played his last Monkees concert on August 31, 2001. [2001]
7He has been touring small venues with musician/singer James Lee Stanley since early 1996.
8Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues released their second CD, Cambria Hotel, in February of 2007. Band member Richard Mikuls (formerly with Rufus Feat, Chaka Khan) on guitar/vocals died of heart failure in 2008. Other band members include Arnold Jacks on bass/backing vocals, John Palmer on drums/backing vocals and Tork on guitar, piano, banjo and vocals. Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues toured The United Kingdom immediately following the release of the new CD. [February 2007]
9Attended E.O. Smith High School in northeastern Connecticut. Another alumnus was Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.
10Has been diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer and underwent surgery to remove the growth on his tongue [March 5, 2009].
11The Monkees were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
12Tork and his grandmother were close; when he became a Monkee, "Grams" was one of his staunchest supporters, running a fan club for him, keeping a huge scrap book on The Monkees and checking local record stores to see that they kept Monkees records in stock.
13While with The Monkees, Tork was involved in the group's most famous musical outtake, "Lady's Baby," a song released in 1995 as a bonus track on the reissue of the group's fifth LP, and inspired by Karen Harvey Hammer, the wife of his business partner Bob Hammer. The Hammers had an infant son, Justin. Peter insisted on getting the cooing of little Justin recorded for use on "Lady's Baby," which required following the baby around the studio with a microphone. Peter's use of baby cooing on a pop album predated by some 30 years the practice later incorporated by country beauties Martina McBride and Sara Evans, who used the cooing of their own children on some of their songs.
14Peter and his close friend James Lee Stanley have released two CDs of their music. Among the songs used is a cover of "Pleasant Valley Sunday."
15Was actually the first Monkee to play an instrument on one of their records ("Papa Gene's Blues"), after writer/producer Michael Nesmith insisted Peter be allowed to add a guitar part.
16The most accomplished musician of The Monkees, Tork plays 12 different instruments; his choice "depends on what kind of music I'm playing." While producers Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart admired Tork's playing, he was almost never given lead vocals on the Monkees' records. Box-set and CD bonus tracks from the 1980s and 1990s included several rarely-heard Tork songs and vocals.
17Taught algebra and coached baseball at a private school in the late 1970s; also worked as a singing waiter. Said later he'd have been pleased to join Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones in their reunion with Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, had they asked.
18Declined an invitation to rejoin The Monkees for a McDonald's TV commercial, as he is a vegetarian (Michael Nesmith also declined, because there was no promise of further work).
19Peter has a daughter named Hallie Elizabeth (b. 25 January 1970) with Reine Stewart) and a son named Ivan Joseph (b. 22 December 1975) with Barbara Iannoli) and a daughter named Erica Marie (b. 15 June 1997) with Tammy Sustek.
20When Stephen Stills was turned down by The Monkees (1966) producers because his teeth were crooked and his hair was falling out, he recommended a local folk musician who looked like him named Peter Tork.


I Filmed Your Death2017post-productionDavid Lyndale
The Junior Defenders2007Cameo appearance (uncredited)
Cathedral Pines2006Mr. Geary
Stella's Search for Sanity2003ShortEvil Acting Teacher
Mixed Signals2001ShortBand manager
7th Heaven1998-2001TV SeriesChris
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story2000TV MovieCameo (uncredited)
The King of Queens1999TV SeriesBand Leader
Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees1997TV MoviePeter
Boy Meets World1995TV SeriesJedediah Lawrence
California Dreams1992TV SeriesThe Surf Guru
Wild in the Streets1968Ticket Buyer (uncredited)
The Monkees1966-1968TV SeriesPeter / Alexei


Breaking Bad2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Straw Dogs2011writer: "Goin' Down"
The Monkees: Live Summer Tour2002Video performer: "For Pete's Sake", "Can You Dig It?", "Higher and Higher" / writer: "For Pete's Sake", "Goin' Down", "Can You Dig It?"
7th Heaven1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hey, Hey We're the Monkees1997TV Movie documentary writer: "For Pete's Sake"
Heart and Soul1988Documentary short performer: "Cripple creek"
The Whoopee Boys1986performer: "THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW"
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee1969TV Movie performer: "I Prithee" Do Not Ask For Love, "Solfeggietto", "California Here It Comes" End Titles
Head1968"Strawberry Fields Forever" 1966, uncredited / writer: "Can You Dig It", "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again"
The MonkeesTV Series writer - 8 episodes, 1967 - 1968 performer - 5 episodes, 1967 - 1968


The Monkees1968TV Series 1 episode



Assistant Director

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at the Asbury Park Convention Center1979TV Short assistant director

Music Department

Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees1997TV Movie music supervisor


Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees1997TV Movie executive producer


Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees1997TV Movie synthesizer programmer


Biography2007TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Daydream Believer1998Short very special thanks


Midday1988TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Morning Live1988TV SeriesHimself
The Factory1988TV SeriesHimself
Heart and Soul1988Documentary short
Sally Jessy Raphael1987TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1986TV SpecialHimself (as The Monkees)
MTV Video Music Awards 19861986TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as The Monkees)
CBS News Nightwatch1986TV SeriesHimself
The Uncle Floyd Show1980-1982TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
It's Happening1969TV SeriesHimself - Band Contest Judge
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee1969TV MovieHimself - Monkee #2
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1967-1968TV SeriesHimself - Co Host / Himself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
The 19th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1967TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651966TV SeriesHimself
The Guys Who Wrote 'Em2014Documentary completed voice
The Monkees Live2016TV MovieHimself
Loose Women2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Babe's and Ricky's Inn2013DocumentaryHimself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
Inside Edition2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Bob Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Wrecking Crew!2008DocumentaryHimself
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Making the Monkees2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose2006DocumentaryHimself
The Monkees: Live Summer Tour2002VideoHimself
Bubblegum Babylon2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Total Access 24/72001TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2001TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight1986-2001TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Today1986-2000TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Breakfast1997-2000TV SeriesHimself
The List2000TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Today1966-1997TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood1997TV SeriesHimself
Prime Time Country1997TV SeriesHimself
Hey, Hey We're the Monkees1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Noel's House Party1997TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast News1997TV SeriesHimself
This Morning1997TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1986-1996TV SeriesHimself
Hey Hey We're the Monkees1996Video GameHimself
Miss Teen USA Pageant1996TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Maty1995TV SeriesHimself
Wings1995TV SeriesHimself
The Stephanie Miller Show1995TV SeriesHimself
The Brady Bunch Movie1995Himself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1994TV SeriesHimself
The Steven Banks Show1994TV SeriesHimself
What's Up, Dr. Ruth?1990TV SeriesHimself
Midday1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Nashville Now1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
A.M. Los Angeles1989TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Britain1989TV SeriesHimself
Aspel & Company1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryPeter
Welcome to the Basement2013TV SeriesHimself
Biography2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003DocumentaryHimself
Hendrix2000TV MovieHimself (leaves plane) (uncredited)
Daydream Believer1998ShortHimself (uncredited)
Hide and Seek1997TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Today1982TV SeriesHimself

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