David Roger Johansen(born January 9, 1950) is an American rock, protopunk, blues and pop singer, as well as a songwriter and actor. He was a member of the seminal protopunk band The New York Dolls and also achieved commercial success under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter. In the late 1980s, Johansen achieved a commercial breakthrough, accompanied by The Uptown Horns, performing a mixture of jazz, lounge, calypso, and novelty songs, and appearing as part of the house band on the television program Saturday Night Live. As Poindexter he scored his first hit song, "Hot Hot Hot", which in an interview on National Public Radio's Fresh Air he called "the bane of my life," owing to its pervasive popularity. "Hot Hot Hot" was initially written and recorded by Montserratian-Antiguan Soca Artist Arrow.