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Shaun Cassidy
Birth name Shaun Paul Cassidy
Born September 27, 1958 (1958-09-27) (age 51)
Origin Los Angeles, California,
United States
Genres Pop/rock
Occupations Actor, singer, writer, producer
Instruments Guitar, piano
Years active 1976–present
Labels Warner Bros. (USA)

Shaun Paul Cassidy (born September 27, 1958) is an American actor, singer, writer, and producer. He is the eldest son of Academy Award winning actress Shirley Jones, and the second son (his older half-brother is David Cassidy) of Tony award-winning actor Jack Cassidy. He is best known for his acting in TV shows such as The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and Breaking Away, and his production of such series as American Gothic, Invasion and Ruby & The Rockits.

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Personal life

Cassidy grew up in Los Angeles and New York City in an Irish-American family. In addition to his older half-brother, David Cassidy, Shaun has two younger brothers: Patrick and Ryan Cassidy.

He is married to producer Tracey Turner, and they have two sons, Caleb and Roan, and a daughter, Lila. Cassidy was previously married to Susan Diol and Ann Pennington. He is also the stepfather of Jessica Wilson Kruse and father of Caitlin, Jake, and Juliet Cassidy.

Career

While still in high school, Cassidy signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records and began recording music. A series of singles were released in several European countries, leading to his eponymous American debut album in 1977. The album netted Cassidy a Grammy nomination and a number one single, “Da Doo Ron Ron.” Two follow-up singles, "That's Rock 'n' Roll" and “Hey Deanie,” both written by Eric Carmen, were also top ten hits. Almost concurrently, Shaun landed a starring role on "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" which ran for three seasons on ABC television. A number of successful albums and concert tours followed, culminating with a final album, Wasp (produced by Todd Rundgren and featuring Utopia as backing band) and series of sold out shows at some of the biggest venues in the country, including New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Forum.

Cassidy concentrated on stage acting for most of the 1980’s and early 1990’s. He appeared in Broadway and West End productions such as Mass Appeal, Bus Stop (in London) and Blood Brothers with half-brother David for over a year on Broadway. From the late 1990s, he concentrated on television production with credits such as American Gothic (with Sam Raimi), Roar, Cold Case, The Agency, Invasion and Ruby & The Rockits.

Discography

Solo albums

Broadway albums

Singles

Filmography

Acting

Production

Writing

  • Inseparable (2008) (TV) (post-production) (creator)
  • Ruby & The Rockits (2008) (TV) (story)
  • Invasion
  • The Mountain
  • The Agency (2001) TV series (unknown episodes)
  • Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family
  • Hollyweird (1998) (TV) (creator)
  • Players (1997) TV series (unknown episodes)
  • Roar (1997) TV series (unknown episodes)
  • American Gothic (1 episode, 1995)
  • Midnight Run for Your Life (1994) (TV) (written by)
  • Strays

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