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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 September 1958Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameShaun Paul Cassidy
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Shaun Cassidy is an American writer/producer and former singer and actor. He is the eldest son of Academy Award winning actress Shirley Jones and the late Tony award- winning actor Jack Cassidy.

Cassidy grew up in Los Angeles and New York City. While still in high school, he signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers, leading to his eponymous debut album which at the time became the biggest selling solo debut in history. The album netted him a Grammy nomination and a number one single. Three follow up singles were all top ten hits as well. Almost concurrently, Cassidy landed a starring roll on "The Hardy Boys Mysteries" which ran for three seasons on ABC television. A number of successful albums and concert tours followed including sold out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles' Forum. His final concert was in front of 55,000 people at the Houston Astrodome in 1980, but by this time, he was already thinking about moving beyond performing.

Through most of the 1980's and early 90's, Cassidy worked as an actor in the theater. He appeared in a number of Broadway and West End productions including "Mass Appeal" with Milo O'Shea, "Bus Stop" with Jerry Hall (in London) and "Blood Brothers," which ran for over a year on Broadway. Throughout this period, Cassidy spent much of his time interfacing with playwrights, learning about their process and becoming more and more invested in the pursuit of writing.

While working on Broadway, Cassidy wrote his first one hour drama, "American Gothic", which he sold to CBS. When the show debuted it was met with great acclaim, The New York Times calling it "The most original new show of the season." After this, Cassidy was able to permanently transition behind the scenes where he has enjoyed his most successful career to date. Shaun Cassidy is responsible for creating and producing some of the most critically acclaimed television shows of the last two decades including "American Gothic" (produced by Sam Raimi), "Roar" (starring a then unknown Heath Ledger), "Cold Case," "The Agency," and "Invasion." He created a half-hour comedy for ABC Family, "Ruby & The Rockits" and worked as a consultant on the hit CBS drama "Blue Bloods." Shaun has had deals with all the major studios (he spent four years working out of Walt Disney's original office) and is under contract at NBC/Universal Studios. Cassidy's most recent drama, "Hysteria", is in pre-production for Amazon and will shoot in the summer of 2014.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Tracey Lynne Turner (28 August 2004 - present) (4 children)
Susan Diol (7 May 1995 - 1 March 2003) (divorced) (1 child)
Ann Pennington (1 December 1979 - 4 July 1993) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (19)

Daughter, with Susan Diol, Juliet Jones Diol Cassidy, was born. [March 1998]
Son of actress Shirley Jones and actor Jack Cassidy.
Brother of Patrick Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy; half-brother of actor David Cassidy
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.
Made his Broadway debut in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers with his half-brother David Cassidy in 1993.
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).
Middle name Paul comes from his maternal grandfather.
Was born 1 month after his expected due date.
He and his brothers were delivered via Cesarean section.
Won a Dramalogue award for best actor in a stage production of "Diary of a Hunger Strike".
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)
Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, David Schwimmer, and Lenny Kravitz.
He and his wife, Tracey Lynne Turner, welcomed the arrivals of first son, Caleb Cassidy, on March 3, 2005 and a second son, Roan Howard Cassidy, on September 23, 2006.
Signed his first autograph at age 5. The reason? For being Shirley Jones' son.
He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1976.
Former Step-father in-law of David Bortolucci.
3rd child with wife Tracey Lynne Turner Cassidy, a daughter named Lila Tracey Cassidy, was born in December 2008.
4th child with wife Tracey Lynne Turner Cassidy, a daughter named Mairin Cassidy, was born in June 2011.
Ex-brother-in-law of Janice Pennington.

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