Jack Cassidy

Actor
A star of stage and television for over two decades, actor Jack Cassidy embodied the vainglorious, self-absorbed side of his profession in a series of Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated turns that made him a much-loved ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1927 in Richmond Hill, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Another Life 2001 (Movie)

Older Billy (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 1977 (Movie)

Damon Runyon (Actor)

Dean's Place 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

W.C. Fields and Me 1976 (Movie)

John Barrymore (Actor)

Fools, Females and Fun: I've Gotta Be Me 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eiger Sanction 1975 (Movie)

Miles Mellow (Actor)

What's My Line? 1968 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Ed Sullivan's Broadway 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Of Men of Women 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

George M! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Powder Room 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Bunny O'Hare 1970 (Movie)

Detective Greeley (Actor)

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County 1970 (Movie)

Roger Hand (Actor)

He and She 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chapman Report 1961 (Movie)

Ted Dyson (Actor)

Look in Any Window 1960 (Movie)

Gareth Lowell (Actor)

Death Among Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Hellzapoppin (TV Show)

Actor

June Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Voice

The Phantom of Hollywood (TV Show)

Actor

Your Money or Your Wife (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A star of stage and television for over two decades, actor Jack Cassidy embodied the vainglorious, self-absorbed side of his profession in a series of Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated turns that made him a much-loved performer until his tragic death. Cassidy's rich, mellifluous voice and fair-haired good looks made him a popular leading man on Broadway in the late 1940s and early '50s, where he met his first wife, dancer Evelyn Ward, who would give birth to their son, future pop star David Cassidy. While appearing in a production of "Oklahoma!" Cassidy met Shirley Jones, who became his second wife and mother to sons Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, who would all follow in their parents' showbiz footsteps. Television gave Cassidy his biggest showcase, and he would net an Emmy nod for his turn as an egotistical actor on the critically acclaimed "He & She" (CBS, 1967-68). His performance set the tone for future, more substantive roles in features and television, though personal problems, including bouts with alcoholism and mental illness, began to erode his career in the mid-1970s. Cassidy remained active on the small screen until late 1976, when a fire in his West Hollywood apartment claimed his life. He left behind an acclaimed body of work in three mediums, as well as a cache of amusing and accomplished performances that underscored his status as one of the busiest and most appreciated actors of his generation.

Relationships

William Cassidy

Father

Charlotte Cassidy

Mother

Sibling
had four

Katie Cassidy Actor

Grandchild
Born Nov. 25, 1986 to David Cassidy and Sherry Williams

Shaun Cassidy Executive Producer

Son
Born Sept. 27, 1958; mother, Shirley Jones

David Cassidy

Son
born in 1950 mother, Evelyn Ward

David Cassidy Actor

Son
Born April 12, 1950; mother, Evelyn Ward Starred as Keith Partridge on 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family"

Patrick Cassidy Actor

Child
Born on January 4, 1962 mother, Shirley Jones

Ryan Cassidy

Son
born on February 23, 1966 mother, Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 5, 1956 Divorced May 26, 1975

Evelyn Ward

Wife
Married June 28, 1948 Divorced July 2, 1956

Milestones

1941

First Broadway appearance as chorus boy in "Something For the Boys"

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