Shaun Cassidy Biography
Shaun Paul Cassidy (born September 27, 1958 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer, actor and TV producer. The eldest of Broadway entertainer Jack Cassidy's and actress Shirley Jones's three sons, Cassidy was inspired by the success of his half-brother David Cassidy of TV's The Partridge Family. He went to Beverly Hills High School. He released several successful singles in the late 1970s. His first single, a cover version of The Crystals' "Da Do Ron Ron", hit #1 in the United States in 1977, and he, like David, became a major teen idol. He achieved two further top ten singles with cover versions of Eric Carmen's "That's Rock 'N' Roll" and "Hey Deanie" the same year. Cassidy starred opposite Parker Stevenson in the popular Hardy Boys television series which ran for several seasons on ABC-TV starting in 1978. Cassidy made his Broadway debut in 1993 in a production of Blood Brothers. Among his credits as a TV producer was the creation of the short-lived FOX Action/Adventure series Roar which starred the then unknown Heath Ledger. Other writing and producing credits include Cold Case, The Agency, and the creation of American Gothic as well as the 2005 ABC series Invasion. He has two children by his first wife, model Ann Pennington, and one child by his second wife, actress Susan Diol. On August 28, 2004, he married his third wife, producer Tracey Turner with whom he has two children.