Peter Tork

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  • Birth Name: Peter Halsten Thorkelson
  • Birth Place: Washington, D.C.
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/13/1942, Aquarius
  • Profession: Musician; singer-songwriter; actor
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Peter Tork Fast Facts:
  • Learned to play piano at the age of 9.
  • Was part of Edwin O. Smith High School's first graduating class.
  • Landed his spot in the Monkees thanks to a recommendation from friend and fellow musician Stephen Stills.
  • In 1972, he spent three months in jail for hashish possession.
  • Portrayed Topanga Lawrence's father in episodes of the TV series Boy Meets World.
  • Battled a rare form of cancer known as adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009.
  • Peter Tork Relationships:
  • Jody Babb - Ex-wife
  • Virginia Hope - Mother
  • Halsten John Thorkelson - Father
  • Nick Thorkelson - Brother
  • Hallie Elizabeth - Daughter
  • Christopher Thorkelson - Brother
  • Ivan Joseph - Son
  • Anne Elizabeth Thorkelson - Sister
  • Reine Stewart - Ex-wife
  • Barbara Iannoli - Ex-wife
  • Erica Marie - Daughter
  • Tammy Sustek - Ex-significant Other
  • College:
  • Attended Carleton College, Northfield, MN

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