David Cassidy

Actor, Singer, TV host
Heir to a blended show business dynasty that included a Tony award-winning father, a dancer-choreographer mother and an Academy Award-winning stepmother, David Cassidy enjoyed meteoric success as the 20-year-old star of ... Read more »
Born: 04/11/1950 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Home Raiders 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blossom 1991 - 1995, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Search of the Partridge Family 1991 - 1995, 2004 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1995, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ruby & the Rockits 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Less Than Perfect 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 6th Annual Family Television Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

When the Partridge Family Ruled the World 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Agency 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 News Special: Listening to America 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Shirley Jones: Hollywood's Musical Mom 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Family Television Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The WB Radio Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Viva in Vegas Special 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Vegas All-Night Party Starring Drew Carey 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Addicted to Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's Teen Idols 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Idols 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Saturday Night 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Instant Karma 1990 (Movie)

Reno (Actor)

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spirit of '76 1990 (Movie)

Adam-11 (Actor)

TV's Censored Bloopers 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Parade of Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

David Cassidy -- Man Undercover 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Partridge Family (ABC) 1970 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (10/05/72) 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

A Knight in Shining Armour 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The David Cassidy Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Night the City Screamed (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Ask Harriet 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

I Married... 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Producer

The Partridge Family (VH1) 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Music (1)

David Cassidy -- Man Undercover 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Biography

Heir to a blended show business dynasty that included a Tony award-winning father, a dancer-choreographer mother and an Academy Award-winning stepmother, David Cassidy enjoyed meteoric success as the 20-year-old star of the television phenomenon, "The Partridge Family" (ABC, 1970-74). Within a year of its premiere, Cassidy was a multiple Grammy award-winning, multi-gold and platinum-certified recording artist and millionaire, with a fan club membership outnumbering those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. By the age of 24, he was an industry burnout, labeled persona non grata by the owners of hotels vandalized by his fans and deemed a health hazard due to overzealous crowds wrecking havoc at his live performances. Despite redefining himself in later life as a top-ranked Las Vegas headliner, a composer, actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur, David Cassidy never fully escaped being the "G-rated Mick Jagger" and the early 1970s' king of the teenyboppers.

Relationships

Beau Cassidy

Son
Born Feb. 3, 1991; mother, Sue Shifrin

Jack Cassidy Actor

Father
Born March 5, 1927; won Tony Award for "She Loves Me" Divorced Evelyn Ward 1956 and later married actress Shirley Jones (son David's "The Partridge Family" co-star) Died Dec. 12, 1976

Katie Cassidy Actor

Daughter
Born Nov. 25, 1986; mother, Sherry Williams; acted on The CW series "Melrose Place" and "Gossip Girl"

Patrick Cassidy Actor

Half-Brother

Ryan Cassidy Actor

Half-Brother
Born Feb. 23, 1966 to Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones

Shaun Cassidy Actor

Half-Brother
Born Sept. 27, 1958 to Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones; performed Grammy nominated single "Da Doo Ron Ron" and co-starred as one half of "The Hardy Boys"

Shirley Jones Actor

Step-Mother
Born March 31, 1934; married David's father Jack Cassidy 1956 Co-starred on 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family"

Kay Lenz Actor

Wife
Married April 3, 1977 Divorced 1981

Sue Shifrin Actor

Wife
Married March 30, 1991

Meryl-Ann Tanz

Wife
Married Dec. 15, 1984 Divorced 1986

Evelyn Ward Actor

Mother
Born May 21, 1923 Died Dec. 23, 2012

Sherry Williams Actor

Companion
Daughter Katie born Nov. 25, 1986 No longer together

Milestones

2011

Joined the cast of the fourth season of "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC)

2009

Co-starred alongside his brother Patrick in the short-lived ABC Family series, "Ruby & The Rockits"; created by his brother Shaun Cassidy

2005

Played the manager of Aaron Carter's character in the film, "Popstar"

2001

Released his most successful album in 25 years, Then and Now

2000

Wrote and appeared in the Las Vegas show, "At the Copa," playing both the young and old versions of the lead character, Johnny Flamingo

1999

Created and produced the original production of "The Rat Pack Is Back!" in Las Vegas

1997

Replaced Michael Crawford in the Las Vegas show "EFX," and with creative control he re-wrote the plot and about half of the original songs

1994

Returned to Broadway to star in "Blood Brothers," alongside his half-brother, Shaun Cassidy

1985

Appeared in London's West End production of "Time" with Sir Laurence Olivier

1985

Released seventh studio album, Romance, which included the single, "The Last Kiss," with backing vocals by George Michael

1982

Was a replacement for the lead in the original Broadway production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

1981

Toured in a revival of a pre-Broadway production of "Little Johnny Jones"; replaced with Donny Osmond for the Broadway production

1978

Received an Emmy nomination for an episode of "Police Story" (NBC) titled, "A Chance To Live"

1978

Reprised role from "Police Story" for the short-lived series, "David Cassidy: Man Under Cover" (NBC)

1975

Released the hit single, "I Write The Songs," which was later made famous by Barry Manilow

1972

Released first single, "Cherish," from the album of the same title

1969

Best known for his role as Keith Partridge on the ABC series, "The Partridge Family"

1968

Moved to Los Angeles and signed with Universal Studios

1968

Made professional debut in the Broadway musical, "The Fig Leaves Are Falling"

Early TV appearances include, "Ironside" (NBC) and "Marcus Welby, M.D." (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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On Nov. 3, 2010, David Cassidy was arrested in Florida for driving under the influence.

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