Cassidy, Shaun 1958-

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Cassidy, Shaun 1958-


Full name, Shaun Paul Cassidy; born September 27, 1958, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Jack (an actor) and Shirley (an actress and singer; maiden name, Jones) Cassidy; married Ann Pennington (a model), 1979 (divorced, 1992); married Susan Diol (an actress), 1994 (divorced, 2003); married Tracey Lynn Turner, August 28, 2004; children: (first marriage) Caitlin, Jake, Jessica (stepdaughter), (second marriage) Juliet.


Agent—The Kaplan-Stahler Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 923, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Actor, producer, singer, and writer.

Awards, Honors:

Grammy Award nomination, best new artist of the year, 1977; Young Artist Award nomination, best juvenile actor in a television series or special, 1980, for Like Normal People; Drama-Logue Award, for Diary of a Hunger Strike; TV Land Award nominations, favorite crimestopper duo (with Parker Stevenson) and favorite teen dream—male, 2004, for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.


Stage Appearances:

Bobbie Gotteson, The Triumph of the Spider Monkey, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1985-86.

(Broadway debut) Eddie, Blood Brothers (musical), Music Box Theatre, 1993.

Easter Bonnet Competition: A Salute to 100 Years of Broadway, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Also appeared in London production of Bus Stop; appeared in Mass Appeal, Dangerous Music, Pass/Fail, and Diary of a Hunger Strike.

Major Tours:

Mass Appeal, U.S. cities, 1984.

As a singer, toured U.S., Europe, and Australia.

Film Appearances:

Christopher Wentworth Hewlitt, Born of Water, AFI, 1976.

Your Studio and You, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Roger Meyers, Like Normal People, ABC, 1979.

Cotton, Once Upon a Texas Train (also known as Texas Guns), CBS, 1988.

Edmund Parker, Jr., Roots: The Gift, ABC, 1988.

Television Appearances; Series:

Joe Hardy, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (also known as The Hardy Boys Mysteries), ABC, 1977-79.

Dave Stohler, Breaking Away, ABC, 1980-81.

Dusty Walker, General Hospital, ABC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

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

Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), 1977.

Aplauso, 1978.

"Breakfast with Les and Bess," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.

Chad Singer, "Murder in a Minor Key," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Craig Gentry, "The Investigation: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1988.

Dale Thurston, "Hippocritic Oath," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network, 1988.

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

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

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

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

Appeared on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, syndicated, in the late 1970s.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Goldie Hawn Special, 1978.

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

Television Work; Movies:

Coproducer, Strays, USA Network, 1991.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Roar, Fox, 1997.

Hollyweird, Fox, 1998.

Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (also known as Cover Me), USA Network, 2000.

The Agency, CBS, 2001.

Tarzan, The WB, 2003.

Cold Case, CBS, 2003.

The Mountain, 2004-2005.

Invasion, 2005-2006.

Television Producer; Series:

American Gothic, CBS, 1995-96.

Television Director; Series:

Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (also known as Cover Me), USA Network, 2000.

Television Work; Pilots:

Producer, Hollyweird, Fox, 1998.

Executive producer, The Agency, CBS, 2001.


Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, 1976.



Born Late, 1977.

Shaun Cassidy, 1977.

Under Wraps, 1978.

That's Rock 'n' Roll-Shaun Cassidy Live, 1979.

Room Service, 1979.

Wasp, Warner Bros., 1980.

Greatest Hits, Curb, 1993.


"Da Doo Ron Ron," 1977.


Television Movies:

Strays, USA Network, 1991.

Midnight Run for Your Life (also known as Action Pack), syndicated, 1994.

Television Pilots:

Hollyweird, Fox, 1988.

Television Series:

American Gothic, CBS, 1995-96.

Roar, Fox, 1997.

Players, 1997.

Cover Me: Based on the Life of an FBI Family, 2000.

The Agency, 2001.

The Mountain, The WB, 2004.

Invasion, 2005-2006.



Entertainment Weekly, September 22, 1995, pp. 30-32.

People Weekly, November 1, 1993, pp. 67-70.

Rolling Stone, November 30, 1995.

TV Guide, September 23, 1995.