Cassidy, David 1950-

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Cassidy, David 1950-


Full name, David Bruce Cassidy; born April 12, 1950, in New York, NY; son of Jack Cassidy (an actor) and Evelyn Ward (an actress and singer); half-brother of Shaun Cassidy (a singer, actor, and producer) and Patrick Cassidy (an actor); married Kay Lenz (an actress), April 3, 1977 (divorced, 1981); married Meryl-Amm Tanz (a horse breeder), December 15, 1984 (divorced, 1986); married Sue Shifrin, March 30, 1991; children: (third marriage) Beau Devon; (with Sherry Williams, a model) Katherine Evelyn Benedon/Katie Cassidy (an actress, singer, and model). Education: Studied psychology at Los Angeles City College; trained for the stage with David Craig and Milton Katselas. Avocational Interests: Breeding and racing thoroughbred horses.


Manager—Billy Miller Management, 8322 Ridpath Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Publicist—JAG Entertainment, 4265 Hazeltine Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.


Actor, singer, and songwriter.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Apple Award, discovery of the year, Hollywood Women's Press Club, 1971; Emmy Award nomination, best actor in a dramatic role, 1978, for Police Story; TV Land Award, hippest fashion plate—male, TV Land Award nominations (with others), quintessential non-traditional family, 2003, and favorite singing siblings, 2006, all for The Partridge Family; eighteen Gold Record awards, Recording Industry Association of America; two Grammy Award nominations.


Stage Appearances:

The Pajama Game, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1960.

And So to Bed, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1965.

(Broadway production) Billy, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Sergeant Bill, Voice of the Turtle, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 1979.

Title role, Little Johnny Jones, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1981.

Jud Templeton, Tribute, Stage West Dinner Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1982.

George M. Cohan, Parade of Stars Playing the Palace, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Title role, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Jesus, Jesus Christ Superstar, Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO, 1984.

The rock star, Time, Dominion Theatre, London, 1987-97.

Mickey Johnston, Blood Brothers, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1993-94, then Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1996.

Also appeared as Bobby Darin, The Rat Pack, Las Vegas, NV.

Major Tours:

Title role, Little Johnny Jones, U.S. cities, 1981.

Title role, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1983-84.

Mickey Johnston, Blood Brothers, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1994-95.

Also appeared in Tribute, U.S. and Canadian cities.

Television Appearances; Series:

Keith Douglas Partridge, The Partridge Family, ABC, 1970-74.

Officer Dan Shay, David Cassidy—Man Undercover, NBC, 1978-79.

In Search of the Partridge Family, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

David Greeley, The Night the City Screamed, ABC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1972.

The 16th Annual TV Week Logie Awards, Nine Network, 1974.

Keith Partridge, Thanksgiving Reunion with the Partridge Family and My Three Sons, ABC, 1977.

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1977.

Parade of Stars, ABC, 1983.

Presenter, The 37th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1983.

TV's Censored Bloopers, 1984.

The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV and syndicated, 1990.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, HBO, 1991.

Voices That Care, 1991.

Idols, 1991.

The American Music Awards, ABC, 1991.

An American Saturday Night, 1991.

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special, 1992.

American Bandstand's Teen Idols, 1994.

Host, VH-1's 8-Track Flash Back, VH1, 1995-96.

Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters, 1997.

Mr. Vegas All-Night Party Starring Drew Carey, 1997.

The Viva in Vegas Special, 1998.

The WB Radio Music Awards, The WB, 1999.

The Partridge Family: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms, 1999.

David Cassidy: Behind the Music, VH1, 1999.

The Beth Littleford Interview Special, 1999.

Johnny Flamingo, David Cassidy at the Copa, 2000.

House on High Street, 2000.

The 2nd Annual Family Television Awards, CBS, 2000.

VH1 News Special: Listening to America, VH1, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Shirley Jones, Lifetime, 2001.

Heart-throbs of the 70s, 2001.

Bubblegum Babylon, VH1, 2002.

We Are Family, BBC, 2003.

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as 1st Annual TV Land Awards), TV Land, 2003.

Comic Genius: The Work of Bernard Slade, 2003.

I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

The 6th Annual Family Television Awards, The WB, 2004.

When "The Partridge Family" Ruled the World, VH1, 2004.

100 Greatest Teen Stars, VH1, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Keith Partridge, A Knight In Shining Armor, ABC, 1971.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mike, "Chapter 7," The Survivors (also known as Harold Robbins' "The Survivors"), ABC, 1969.

Billy Burgess, "The Law and Billy Burgess," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), NBC, 1969.

Gene Sanders, "In a Quiet Place," This Is the Life, 1969.

Danny Goodson, "Stolen on Demand," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1970.

Larry Foster, "The Fatal Imposter," The F.B.I., ABC, 1970.

Michael Ambrose, "Fun and Games and Michael Ambrose," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, 1970.

Tim Richmond, "Log 24: A Rare Occasion," Adam-12, NBC, 1970.

Rick Lambert, "His Brother's Keeper," Medical Center, CBS, 1970.

Brad, "The Loser," Mod Squad, ABC, 1970.

"Shirley Jones," This Is Your Life, 1971.

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, 1971.

Officer Dan Shay, "A Chance to Live," Police Story, NBC, 1978.

Ted Harmes, "The Oilman Cometh," The Love Boat, 1980.

Danny Collier, "Unholy Wedlock/Elizabeth," Fantasy Island, 1980.

John Gordon Boyd, "Joey's Here," Matt Houston, ABC, 1982.

Donald/David, "Heir Presumptuous," Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected"), 1982.

"The Songwriter," Fantasy Island, 1983.

Top of the Pops (also known as All New Top of the Pops and TOTP), 1985.

Joey Mitchell, "Career Move," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network, 1988.

Sam Scudder, "Done with Mirrors," The Flash, CBS, 1991.

"Blossom—A Rockumentary," Blossom, 1991.

Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, 1991.

"Episode with Flea," The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1992.

Patrick Riley, "Falsches Spiel mit Patrick," Ein SchoB am Worthesee (also known as Lakeside Hotel), 1993.

"David Cassidy," This Is Your Life, 1994.

Jefferson Kelly, "Wrestling Matches," The John Larroquette Show (also known as Larroquette), NBC, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), ABC, 1998.

Wheel of Fortune, NBC, 1998.

"The Cassidys: C'mon, Get Happy," Famous Families, 1999.

"Sal Mineo: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

"Shirley Jones: Hollywood's Musical Mom," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Host, "I Love 1972," I Love 1970's, 2000.

"Teen Idols," VH-1 Where Are They Now?, VH1, 2000.

Pajama Party, Oxygen, 2001.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2001.

"70 Teen Idols," VH-1 Where Are They Now?, VH1, 2002.

Good Morning, America (also known as G.M.A.), ABC, 2002.

Everett Price, The Agency, CBS, 2002.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2003.

GMTV, ITV, 2003.

Liquid News, BBC, 2003.

V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2003.

"The Partridge Family," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Everett Price, "War, Inc.," The Agency, 2003.

Boone Vincent, "Vegas," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2003.

Voice of Roland Pond, "Oh Boyz," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), Disney Channel, 2004.

Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2004.

The Paul O'Grady Show (also known as The New Paul O'Grady Show), ITV, 2004.

"David Cassidy: The Reluctant Idol," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Vince, "Playhouse," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2005.

"Small Screen, Big Stars," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

"Sexist Men," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005.

Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, BBC2, 2006.

Loose Women, ITV, 2006.

"Danny Bonaduce: Tabloid's Bad Boy," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2007.

"Locations," TV Land Confidential (also known as TV Land Confidential: The Untold Stories), TV Land, 2007.

Also appeared in American Bandstand; The Merv Griffin Show.

Television Work; Series:

Theme song performer, The John Larroquette Show (also known as Larroquette), NBC, 1993.

Creator, co-executive producer, and theme song performer, Ask Harriet, Fox, 1998.

Associate producer, I Married … VH1, 2003.

Co-executive producer, In Search of the Partridge Family, VH1, 2004.

Producer, I Married … VH1, 2004.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, The David Cassidy Story, NBC, 2000.

Television Work; Specials:

Associate producer, Bearing Witness, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Co-executive producer, The Partridge Family, VH1, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Reno, Instant Karma (also known as Almost a Virgin), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1990.

Adam-11, The Spirit of '76, Columbia, 1990.

Grant, Popstar, Downtown the Movie LLC, 2005.


Albums (with the Partridge Family):

The Partridge Family Album, Bell, 1970.

Up to Date, Bell, 1971.

The Partridge Family Sound Magazine, Bell, 1971.

Partridge Family Christmas Card, Bell/Razor & Tie, 1971.

Partridge Family: At Home with Their Greatest Hits, Bell, 1972.

The Partridge Family Shopping Bag, Bell, 1972.

The Partridge Family Greatest Hits, Arista, 1989.

Albums (as a solo artist):

Cherish, Bell, 1972.

Dreams Are Nothin More Than Wishes, Bell, 1973.

Rock Me Baby, Bell, 1973.

David Cassidy's Greatest Hits, Bell, 1974.

Cassidy Live, Bell, 1974.

Forever, Bell, 1975.

The Higher They Climb, the Harder They Fall, 1975-76.

Home Is Where the Heart Is, RCA, 1976.

Gettin It in the Street, RCA, 1976.

Blood Brothers First Night, 1984.

Billy and Blaze, Caedmon, 1984.

Romance, Arista, 1985.

When I'm a Rock & Roll Star, Razor & Tie, 1986.

David Cassidy, Enigma, 1986.

Didn't You Used to Be …, Scotti Bros., 1991.

The Best of David Cassidy, Curb, 1996.

Romantic Duets, 1998.

David Cassidy: Partridge Family Favorites, 1998.

Old Trick, New Dog, Slamajama, 1998.

The Definitive Collection, Arista, 2000.

Daydreamer, 2001.

Then and Now, Decca, 2001.

Touch of Blue, Universal Music TV, 2003.

Could It Be Forever: The Greatest Hits, Sony BMG, 2006.

Also performed on Television's Greatest Hits, TVT, 1996; Andrew Gold's Halloween Howls: Fun and Scary Music, Rhino, 1996; EFX (cast album), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998; and Sondheim: A Celebration, 1998.


Performer and producer, David Cassidy Live in Glasgow, Warner Music Vision, 2004.

Live In Concert, Image, 2004.

Greatest Hits Live, Standing Room Only, 2005.

Greatest Hits, Demon, 2007.

Music Videos:

Appeared in "Voices That Care."



(With Chip Deffaa) C'mon Get Happy: Fear and Loathing on the Partridge Family Bus (autobiography), 1993.

Could It Be Forever, Headline, 2007.

Television Episodes:

Ask Harriet, Fox, 1998.

Television Theme Songs; Series:

The John Larroquette Show (also known as Larroquette), NBC, 1993.

Ask Harriet, Fox, 1998.



David Cassidy Website,, October 10, 2007.