Known for movies
|Mark||Wears a top hat on all his television appearances|
|Fact||Owner of the world's largest private collection of comedy and novelty recordings.|
Dr. Demento is a radio personality best known for his weekly radio show, The Dr. Demento Show, which specializes in novelty songs and comedy. The show began in 1970 and is still going strong today.
Born on April 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Demento (real name: Barret Eugene Hansen) was the middle child of three boys. His father was a successful businessman and his mother was a homemaker.
Dr. Demento developed a love for music at an early age, thanks in part to his father’s record collection. He began playing the piano when he was just four years old and by the time he was a teenager, he was proficient in several instruments, including the banjo and guitar.
He attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in music. It was during his time at Reed that he began working at a local radio station, which is where he got his start in broadcasting.
After graduating from college, Dr. Demento moved to Los Angeles, where he worked at a number of different radio stations. In 1970, he finally got his own show, The Dr. Demento Show, which quickly became popular for its focus on novelty songs and comedy.
The show went through a number of different incarnations over the years, but it remains popular to this day. In addition to his radio show, Dr. Demento has also released a number of compilation albums of novelty songs over the years.
He has been married twice and has two children. His first marriage was to Donna Jean Godchaux, a former member of the Grateful Dead. They were married from 1980 to 1992 and had one child together. His second marriage is to Robyn Tisch, with whom he has been married since 1999.
Dr. Demento has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
|Full Name||Dr. Demento|
|Profession||Disc jockey, Actor, Radio personality|
|Education||Reed College, University of California, Los Angeles|
|Movies||UHF, Jandek on Corwood, Fish Heads|
|#||Marks / Signs|
|1||Wears a top hat on all his television appearances|
|1||Owns more than 85,000 LP's, which is considered one of the largest private collections in the world.|
|2||Educated at UCLA where he received a Master's Degree in music.|
|3||Owner of the world's largest private collection of comedy and novelty recordings.|
|'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection||2003||Video||Dr. Demento ("Ricky - Headline News") / Cashier ("I Love Rocky Road") / Proctor ("I Lost on Jeopardy") (uncredited)|
|The Weird Al Show||1997||TV Series||Dr. Demento|
|Bad Hair Day: The Videos||1996||Video short||Dr. Demento (Headline News) (uncredited)|
|The Simpsons||1994||TV Series||Dr. Demento|
|The 'Weird Al' Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits||1992||Video short||Dr. Demento (Ricky) / Cashier (I Love Rocky Road) / Proctor (I Lost on Jeopardy) (uncredited)|
|Body Parts||1992||The Ten-Second Wonder (as 'Doctor' Devlen)|
|Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection||1991||Video||Dr. Demento (as Dr. Demento)|
|UHF||1989||Whipped Cream Eater (as Dr. Demento)|
|Lobster Man from Mars||1989||Narrator (voice, as Dr. Demento)|
|Demented Top 20 Video Countdown||1988||TV Movie||Dr. Demento (as Dr. Demento)|
|Fish Heads||1980||Short||Homeless Man (uncredited)|
|Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection||1991||Video as Dr. Demento|
|Demented Top 20 Video Countdown||1988||TV Movie as Dr. Demento|
|The Compleat Al||1985||Video music consultant - as Dr. Demento|
|Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk||2014||special thanks|
|Stupid Teenagers Must Die!||2006||special thanks|
|The Spirit of '76||1990||special thanks - as Dr. Demento|
|Sing Beast Sing||1980||Short inspiration|
|Under the Smogberry Trees||2016||Documentary post-production||Dr. Demento|
|Some Jerk with a Camera||2014-2015||TV Series documentary||Dr. Demento|
|Jingle Bell Rocks!||2013||Documentary||Himself (Aka Doctor Demento)|
|Rhino Resurrected||2011||Documentary||Himself (as Dr. Demento)|
|Western Music and Variety||2009||Video||Himself (as Dr. Demento)|
|Biography||2009||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Derailroaded||2005||Documentary||Himself (as Dr. Demento)|
|Jandek on Corwood||2003||Documentary|
|E! Mysteries & Scandals||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Behind the Music||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Weird Al Show||1997||TV Series||Himself|
|'Weird Al' Yankovic: (There's No) Going Home||1996||TV Movie||Himself (as Dr. Demento)|
|Square One Television||1991||TV Series||Himself|
|The Spike Jones Story||1988||TV Movie documentary||Himself (as Dr. Demento)|
|The Compleat Al||1985||Video||Himself (as Dr. Demento)|
|Welcome to the Fun Zone||1984||TV Movie||Himself - Special Guest|
|Late Night with David Letterman||1983||TV Series||Himself|
|Prime Times||1983||TV Movie||Himself (as Dr. Demento)|
|Barnes & Barnes: Fish Heads||1980||Short||Himself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1978||TV Series||Himself - Comic Musician|
|Lily||1975||TV Special as Dr. Demento|
|'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos||1996||Video||Dr. Demento (Ricky, Headline News) / Cashier (I Love Rocky Road) / Proctor (I Lost on Jeopardy)|
|Saturday Night Live||1980||TV Series||Homeless Man|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia