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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 has written and/or produced a number of critically acclaimed television series over the last two decades including "American Gothic" (produced with Sam Raimi), "Roar" (starring a then unknown Heath Ledger), "Cold Case," "Cover Me," "The Agency," and "Invasion." Shaun recently wrote and executive produced the pilot "Hysteria" for Amazon and is currently serving as executive producer and writer for the forthcoming "Emerald City" on NBC.

A former actor and singer, Shaun grew up in Los Angeles and New York City. While still in high school, he signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers. This led to three million-selling albums and a handful of top ten hits. Almost concurrently, Shaun starred on the ABC television series "The Hardy Boys Mysteries." Numerous arena tours blanketed this period, but by the time Shaun did his final concert, for 55,000 people at the Houston Astrodome, he was already thinking about moving beyond performing.

While working in the theater (Shaun starred in a National tour of "Mass Appeal" with Milo O'Shea, "Bus Stop" in the West End of London, and "Blood Brothers," which ran for over a year on Broadway) he interfaced with a number of playwrights, learning about their craft and becoming more invested in writing. While working on Broadway, Shaun wrote his first pilot, "American Gothic." When the show debuted on CBS, The New York Times called it "The most original new show of the season." After this, Cassidy permanently transitioned behind the camera as a writer and showrunner. He is currently in the midst of a multi-year overall deal with NBC/Universal television.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shaun Cassidy Productions

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 Turner 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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