- Don Dokken - lead vocals, guitar occasionally (founding member)
- "Wild" Mick Brown - drums, backing vocals (founding member)
- Jon Levin lead guitar (2003present)
- Sean McNabb - bass guitar (2006 touring, 2009present as full member)
- Back in the Streets (EP) (1979)
- Breaking the Chains (1983)
- Tooth and Nail (1984)
- Under Lock and Key (1985)
- Back for the Attack (1987)
- Beast from the East (live) (1988)
- Dysfunctional (1995, May)
- One Live Night (1995, Nov)
- Shadowlife (1997)
- Erase the Slate (1999)
- Live from the Sun (2000)
- Long Way Home (2002)
- Hell to Pay (2004)
- From Conception: Live 1981 (2007)
- Lightning Strikes Again (2008)
- Broken Bones (2012)
"Mr. Scary" appears on Brütal Legend, former bass-player Jeff Pilson (1983-2001) has lead a mildly successful acting career note , and the band provides the name of one of Vice's unique/command-special attacks in The King of Fighters.
Dokken provides examples of:
- Breaking the Bonds: The video to "Breaking the Chains."
- Car Song: Nightrider.
- Convection Schmonvection: Subverted by the video for "Just Got Lucky."
- Incredibly Long Note: The finale of "Lightning Strikes Again" doesn't so much have a single Incredibly Long Note as it has a series of them back to back, all belted out at a massive falsetto.
- Instrumentals: Mr. Scary, which could probably be called one of the band's heaviest pieces.
- Metal Scream: Don Dokken specializes in the higher-register variety.
- Metaphorgotten: A certain Memetic Norton Anti-Virus commercial tries to make the comparison between a virus attacking a computer and Dokken destroying a raw chicken with rock (or something). It quickly loses track of the comparison it was supposed to be making.
- Once Per Album: Just about all their albums contain a song that's heavier than usual. Some examples include "Paris Is Burning," "Turn On The Action," "Lightning Strikes Again," and "Mr. Scary."
- Other Common Music Video Concepts: George Lynch busts through a wall in "Dream Warriors" so he can play a guitar solo.
- Playing with Fire: "Into The Fire"
- Power Ballad: "Alone Again" ended up becoming one of the biggest hits of the band's career.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "When the LIGHTNING! STRIKES AGAIN! And the lights go down! And you MIGHT! BE! NEAR! the END! When the LIGHTNING! Strikes again!
- Revolving Door Band: Seen here, courtesy of Wikipedia.
- Sea Monster: One rips out of a tin-foil ocean and reaches out at the Dokken letters on the album cover of "Tooth And Nail"
- Self-Backing Vocalist
- Video Full of Film Clips: "Dream Warriors", since it came from the soundtrack to A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. The band fights off Freddy with The Power of Rock, until it's revealed that Freddy was dreaming the video.Freddy: What a nightmare! Who were those guys!?