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Shaun Cassidy

Biography

A significant teen idol from the past due ’70s, actor/singer Shaun Cassidy rocketed to fame both on the pop charts and on television, very much as his half-brother David Cassidy had done earlier within the decade. The child of actors Jack port Cassidy and Shirley Jones, he was created in Hollywood on Sept 27, 1959, and created his first music group at age 11. After putting your signature on with Mike Curb’s department of Warner Bros. in 1975, Cassidy released his 1976 debut solitary, “Morning Woman,” which became a significant European strike and produced the singer the main topic of substantial lover adulation and teenager journal scrutiny. The follow-up, a cover of Eric Carmen’s “That’s Rock and roll ‘n’ Move,” was also successful abroad, specifically in Australia. Cassidy’s 1st American release adopted in early 1977: a cover from the Crystals’ 1963 traditional “Da Perform Ron Ron,” it instantly hit number 1, and over night he became a heartthrob in his indigenous land in addition to internationally. Cassidy’s popularity increased using the 1977 premiere from the Hardy Kids Mysteries, a every week TV series in line with the well-known teen detective books, and his self-titled debut LP proceeded to go platinum. “That’s Rock and roll ‘n’ Move” was also reissued for American viewers, and went platinum. The 1977 follow-up, Created Past due, was another achievement, spawning the very best Ten strike “Hey Deanie.” Cassidy’s popularity proved short-lived, nevertheless; 1978’s Under Wraps battled to crack the very best 40, and 1979’s Space Service didn’t even graph. With 1980’s Wasp, he recruited maker Todd Rundgren so that they can make a significant rock album, carrying out material from famous brands David Bowie, Pete Townshend, and David Byrne; nevertheless, the LP stiffed, and Cassidy’s documenting profession was essentially completed. Tv became his main concentrate, and he starred within the 1980 series Breaking Away, adopted several years later on by way of a stint in the cleaning soap opera General Medical center. After starring with David Cassidy and Petula Clark in Broadway’s Bloodstream Brothers in 1993, he came back to television because the originator and producer from the 1995 plan American Gothic.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shaun Cassidy
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Film producer, Screenwriter, Television producer
Education Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American
Spouse Tracey Lynne Turner, Susan Diol, Ann Pennington
Children Caitlin Ann Cassidy, John Pennington Cassidy, Lila Tracey Cassidy, Mairin Cassidy, Roan Howard Cassidy, Juliet Cassidy, Caleb Cassidy
Parents Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy
Siblings David Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy
Music Songs Da Doo Ron Ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie, Do You Believe in Magic, Morning Girl, Once Bitten, Twice Shy, So Sad About Us, Hey There Lonely Girl, It's Like Heaven, Break for the Street, Take Good Care of My Baby, Hard Love, Teen Dream, Heaven in Your Eyes, Rebel, Rebel, Cool Fire, Be My Baby, She's Right, Shake Me, Wake Me, Our Night, You're Usin' Me, Fallin' Into You, Are You Afraid of Me?, Memory Girl, A Star Beyond Time, Right Before Your Skies, You Still Surprise Me, It's Too Late, It's Up to You, Carolina's Comin' Home, Baby, Baby, Baby, I Wanna Be With You
Albums Wasp, Room Service, Under Wraps, Born Late, Shaun Cassidy, Greatest Hits, That's Rock 'n' Roll Live
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, TV Land Favorite Teen Dream for Male Award, TV Land Favorite Crimestopper Duo Award
Movies Midnight Run for Your Life, Strays, Roots: The Gift, Once Upon a Texas Train, Like Normal People, Matlock: The Investigation
TV Shows The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Breaking Away, American Gothic, Roar, Players, Invasion, Ruby & The Rockits, Missing You, Hysteria


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#Fact
1 Ex-brother-in-law of Janice Pennington.
2 4th child with wife Tracey Lynne Turner Cassidy, a daughter named Mairin Cassidy, was born in June 2011.
3 3rd child with wife Tracey Lynne Turner Cassidy, a daughter named Lila Tracey Cassidy, was born in December 2008.
4 Former Step-father in-law of David Bortolucci.
5 He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1976.
6 Signed his first autograph at age 5. The reason? For being Shirley Jones' son.
7 He and his wife, Tracey Lynne Turner, welcomed the arrivals of first son, Caleb Turner Cassidy, on March 3, 2005 and a second son, Roan Howard Cassidy, on September 23, 2006.
8 Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, David Schwimmer, and Lenny Kravitz.
9 Backed into a vehicle that was stopped at the gate of Warner Bros. Studios, pushing the vehicle into a third vehicle, pinning a security guard between the two vehicles. Cassidy was not cited and the case remains under investigation. (19 February 2004)
10 Won a Dramalogue award for best actor in a stage production of "Diary of a Hunger Strike".
11 He and his brothers were delivered via Cesarean section.
12 Was born 1 month after his expected due date.
13 Middle name Paul comes from his maternal grandfather.
14 Children by ex-wife Ann Pennington: Caitlin Cassidy (Caitlin Ann Cassidy) (b. on 25 November 1981) and John Cassidy (John (Jake) Pennington Cassidy (II)) (b. on 27 February 1985).
15 Made his Broadway debut in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers with his half-brother David Cassidy in 1993.
16 His song, Da Do Ron Ron reached #17 on the German charts in April of 1977. This was the same year his half-brother's (David Cassidy) song Gettin' It On The Street reached #12 on the same exact chart.
17 Brother of Patrick Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy; half-brother of actor David Cassidy
18 Son of actress Shirley Jones and actor Jack Cassidy.
19 Daughter, with Susan Diol, Juliet Jones Diol Cassidy, was born. [March 1998]


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Emerald City 2017 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode post-production
Hysteria 2014 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Blue Bloods 2011-2012 TV Series consulting producer - 12 episodes
The Frontier 2012 TV Movie executive producer
Ruby & the Rockits 2009 TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Inseparable 2008 TV Movie executive producer
Invasion 2005-2006 TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
The Mountain 2004-2005 TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Cold Case 2003 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Agency 2001 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family 2000-2001 TV Series executive producer - 23 episodes
Hollyweird 1998 TV Movie executive producer
Roar 1997 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
American Gothic TV Series supervising producer - 2 episodes, 1995 producer - 1 episode, 1995
Strays 1991 TV Movie co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hysteria 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Ruby & the Rockits TV Series creator - 10 episodes, 2009 written by - 1 episode, 2009 story - 1 episode, 2009
Inseparable 2008 TV Movie creator
Invasion TV Series writer - 10 episodes, 2005 - 2006 creator - 9 episodes, 2005 - 2006 written by - 1 episode, 2006
The Mountain TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2004 teleplay - 1 episode, 2004
The Agency 2002 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollyweird 1998 TV Movie creator
Players 1997-1998 TV Series created by - 18 episodes
Roar TV Series creator - 12 episodes, 1997 written by - 3 episodes, 1997 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1997 story - 1 episode, 1997
American Gothic TV Series written by - 3 episodes, 1995 - 1996 creator - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995 story - 1 episode, 1995
Midnight Run for Your Life 1994 TV Movie written by
Strays 1991 TV Movie written by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Your Studio and You 1995 Short Shaun Cassidy (uncredited)
Roots: The Gift 1988 TV Movie Edmund Parker Jr.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1988 TV Series Dale Thurston
Matlock 1988 TV Series Craig Gentry
Once Upon a Texas Train 1988 TV Movie Cotton
Murder, She Wrote 1987 TV Series Chad Singer
American Playhouse 1985 TV Series David Dischinger
Breaking Away 1980-1981 TV Series Dave Stoller
Like Normal People 1979 TV Movie Roger Meyers
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977-1979 TV Series Joe Hardy
Born of Water 1976 Christopher Wentworth Hewlitt
General Hospital 1963 TV Series Dusty Walker (1987)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
388 Arletta Avenue 2011 performer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Solid Gold 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
James at 16 1977-1978 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs Present ABC All-Star Saturday 1977 TV Movie performer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway 1976 TV Movie performer: "Comin' Home Again", "Amblin'" uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family 2000 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
Biography 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Famous Families 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Solid Gold 1982 TV Series Himself - Co-Host
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Disco 1976-1979 TV Series Himself
The National Leukemia Broadcast Council Honors Shirley Jones 1979 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1979 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host / Himself / ...
Aplauso 1978 TV Series
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
The Goldie Hawn Special 1978 TV Special Himself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1977 TV Series Himself
Rock Concert 1977 TV Series Himself
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs Present ABC All-Star Saturday 1977 TV Movie Himself
The Magic of ABC 1977 TV Special Himself - Guest
Dinah! 1977 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Teen Dream - Male The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper Duo The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) · Parker Stevenson
1980 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or Special Like Normal People (1979)


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