Bob Rafelson was born in 1933 in New York City. Bob was the co-creater and sometimes director of the Monkees' Television show. Besides working on HEAD and with the Monkees, Bob worked on "Easy Rider", "Five Easy Pieces", "The Last Movie", "The King of Marvin Gardens", "The Postman Always Rings Twice", "Black Widow", "Man Trouble", and some others. He is a writer, director, and producer who's works have had a major impact on American cinema. And hey, if it wasn't for him, there would never have been the Monkees. Bob rules, yo.



Jack Nicholson, one of the biggest and greatest movie stars of all time co-wrote a Monkees movie. How trippy is that? John Joseph Nichoson was born in Neptune, NJ on April 22nd, 1937. He began acting on TV shows and in B-Movies like "Hells Angels on Wheels", "Psych Out", and "Back Door to Hell". Luckily in 1967, he met Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider, men who would help launch him into superstardom. In 1967, he and Bob began getting ideas for the Monkees movie, which Jack was to co-write. After HEAD, Bert, Bob, and Jack made "Easy Rider", which gave Jack his first Oscar nomination and made him a big star. He and B&B continued making films together; "Five Easy Pieces" (with HEAD choreographer Toni Basil), "The Postman Always Rings Twice", "Man Trouble", etc. Yet his biggest successes have been some of the greatest and most popular movies ever made, such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Chinatown", "The Shining", "Terms of Endearment", "Batman", "A Few Good Men", "As Good as it Gets" and much more. So not only did Bob Rafelson start the Monkees' careers, in a way, he also started Jack Nicholson's.






Annette Funicello, the most popular of all of the Original Mousketeers and Beach Blanket Bingo babe played a parody of herself in HEAD. Annette was born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York. Before HEAD, she was a Mouseketeer, a teen idol, and a singer. She made a bunch of movies with Disney, before growing up in front of the camera in beach movies such as "Beach Party", "Muscle Beach Party", "Beach Blanket Bingo" (which also starred HEAD castmember Timothy Carey), "Bikini Beach" with Frankie Avalon. In HEAD, she plays the same type of character that she played in each of her beach party movies; the crying, sweet, innocent girlfriend. After HEAD, Annette left acting for awhile, only to return in the 80s to do an update to her beach movies called "Back to the Beach".



Timothy Carey was born in Brooklyn on March 11, 1929. By the time he made HEAD, he was already a Hollywood mainstay, playing supporting roles in dozens of movies like "East of Eden", "Naked Gun", "The Last Wagon", "Bikini Beach", and "Beach Blanket Bingo" (both with Annette Funicello). His role in HEAD was basically there to represent the people who were trying to rip off the Monkees by selling them worthless things to get their money. After HEAD, Timothy appeared in a bunch of TV shows like Charlie's Angels, Baretta, and CHiPs.



Logan Ramsey was born on March 21, 1931 in Long Beach, CA. He was the son of the dude who sounded the alarm at the attack of Pearl Harbor. Hmm, interesting. Anyway, Logan had a few parts on TV shows and in B movies before HEAD. Nothing too exciting. HEAD didn't make him a star either, although he did appear on "The Young and the Restless". Heh. But he does know how to do a mean striptease in the bathroom in HEAD. meow.



Abraham was born in 1896 in Rangoon, Burma. Cool. Before HEAD, he appeared in tons of TV shows..."Mission Impossible", "Perry Mason", "Gunsmoke". He appeared in movies like "The Naked Jungle", "Pandora and the Flying Dutchmen", "The First Texan", and "Journey to the Center of Time". After HEAD, he did a couple more movies before leaving acting forever. But then why should I speak, since I know nothing.



Charles Macaulay was born in Louisville, KY on September 26, 1927. He was Elliot Kincaid on "Days of Our Lives" and appeared in "Star Trek" a lot. He was also in "Splash" and "Airport '77", and bunch of Perry Mason episodes. He really freaks me out in HEAD, though.



T.C Jones was a famous female impersonator. He wasn't in many movies or TV shows, needless to say. Cos this was the 60s baby, and female impersonators weren't really needed. He died of cancer in 1971:(



Charles Irving was born on July 30, 1912. He appeared on a few sitcoms in the 60s, and in some little films, like "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" and "Major X". Testing 1, 2...



William Bagdad was one of a few actors in HEAD to have been on the Monkees televison show. He was one of the naughty sheik's in "Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik"and was another person who was picked by B&B as a parody or stereotype of their usual roles. His movies after HEAD all sound interesting, though. ("The Astro Zombies", "Blood Orgy of the She-Devils", "The Doll Squad".) I guess HEAD didn't help EVERYONE'S career, eh?







Sonny Liston was not an actor at all, he was a World Heavyweight Champion in boxing. He was also the favorite fighter of the Beatles. You know that famous picture of the Fabs and Ali? It was supposed to be the Fabs and Liston, but for some reason that never happened (he also appears on their Sgt. Pepper album cover). The Monkees got him for their flick, though. And he beats the shit out of Davy, which provides hours of amusement for me.



Another famous sports star was Ray Nitschke, who was born in Illinois in 1936. He played with the Green Bay Packers for 15 seasons, and I guess is a pretty famous guy. He's in the Football Hall of Fame and the Packers named a practice field after him. Woo woo. Needless to say, HEAD was his only major film.







Not only does HEAD have drag queens, famous boxers, and the Psst! guy, it also has a woman with big fake boobs. Only in a Monkees movie. Anyway, Carol Doda was famous cos she was o ne of the first women to get breast implants. She wasn't an actress or anything, just eye candy. The rest of her illustrious film list includes "Rise and Fall of the World as Seen from a Sexual Position", "Honky Tonk Nights", and "Trashi". And no, I'm not making this up.



Frank Zappa, leader of the Mothers of Invention and what many consider "musical genius" provides a source of irony in HEAD. He plays "The Critic" and tells Davy to write better songs. In reality, Zappa was one of the few in the 'hip community' who fully supported and defended the Monkees. He's also one of the few castmembers of HEAD that appeared on the Monkees' TV Show. Besides HEAD, Zappa acted in "200 Motels" and some other music related programs. He rules my world.



Teri Garr got her start in films from HEAD with her small part as Testy True. It was her first speaking role ever, you know. Before HEAD, she was an uncredited dancer in a bunch of Elvis flicks, and was a go-go dancer on the T.A.M.I Show. Since HEAD, she has appeared in DOZENS of major films and TV shows, including "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour", "Young Frankenstein", "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "Tootsie", "Dumb and Dumber", "Dick" and "Ghost World". And to think she got her start thanks to HEAD. Quick, suck it before the venom reaches my heart.



Real Name: Mimi Machu. The girl that all female Monkee fans love to hate was actually Jack Nicholson's longtime girlfriend (obviously, I mean he uses her little laugh like 10 times in the movie and on the soundtrack). They appeared in "Psych Out" and "Drive, He Said" (which also features June Fairchild, the chick who attempts suicide in HEAD), and "Hells Angels on Wheels" together. She broke up with Jack in the early 70s when she caught wind of him cheating on her during "Five Easy Pieces" and apparently broke his heart. Jack says; "I had been with her for three years, in love. After she left, I couldn't even hear her name mentioned without breaking out in a cold sweat." Aww. Nothing has been heard from her since.







Victor Mature was a major star in the 1940s and 1950s. His job in HEAD was to represent the evilness of RCA Victor Records, so to speak. He didn't understand HEAD at all but it "sure made him laugh", so he agreed to do it. Some of Victor's classic movies include "Samson and Delilah", "Kiss of Death", "My Gal Sal", "The Las Vegas Story", and many, many more.







Though she didn't act in HEAD, she was the choreographer, and HEAD did lead her to bigger and better things. Before HEAD, she was a go-go dancer on the T.A.M.I show with fellow HEAD castmember Teri Garr. She was also in "Pajama Party" with Annette Funicello. After HEAD, Toni continued working with the Monkees as a choreographer and dancer on 33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee. She also stuck with B&B and Nicholson, appearing as an actress in "Easy Rider", "Five Easy Pieces", and "The Last Movie". Most of the world knows Toni as a one hit wonder (with 1982's immortal classic "Mickey", which went platinum). But what most don't know is that Toni is an excellent choreographer who has choreographed many famous movies and commercials. She worked on "That Thing You Do!", "American Graffiti", "My Best Friend's Wedding", "Sunset Strip", "Legally Blonde", "Muppets in Space", and choreographed those famous Gap commercials with swing dancers and stuff. Awesome.






Other notable cast members:


Vito Scotti- (I. Vitteloni) appeared on the Monkees TV show and in hundreds of other sitcoms in the 60s (The Addams Family, Zorro, Bonanza, Twilight Zone, My Favorite Martian, Gilligan's Island, The Flying Nun (with Sally Field. Heh)). After HEAD, he was one of the voices in "The Aristocats", he was in "The Godfather", "Get Shorty". Basically, he was always cast as an Italian dude. He's the Italian guy in HEAD who surrenders to Micky, you know.

June Fairchild- (The Jumper) was the girlfriend of Danny Hutton, who tried out for The Monkees and eventually ended up in Three Dog Night. June supposedly came up with their band name. She also was in "Drive, He Said" (which Nicholson directed) with I.J Jefferson. She was also in "Up in Smoke", the Cheech and Chong classic. June's tale is sad, though. This year, the L.A Times did a report on her rise and fall from acting when it was discovered this year that she was living in L.A's Skid Row, and she was homeless. Unfortunately, the same day she was featured in the paper, she was arrested for an open container violation and is now in jail. I feel really sad about this, and it's almost prophetic. cos in the movie she tries to commit suicide. Hmm.

Helena Kallianiotes- (Belly Dancer) Helena was a belly dancer at some Greek nighclub in the early 60s, and it was then when she became friends with Jack Nicholson. Gee, I wonder how SHE got cast in HEAD. She saw her career begin with HEAD, and was uncredited as a belly dancer, but that small role lead to a role in "Five Easy Pieces" with fellow HEAD castmembers Jack Nicholson and Toni Basil. She is still really good friends with Jack Nicholson and even lived in his guesthouse for a really long time.

Tiger Joe Marsh- (Security Guard) was in a Monkees episode before appearing in HEAD.

Jon C. Andersen- (Himself) was seen in a cameo in HEAD and was previously a director/writer on the Monkees TV show.