The second of three sons of Broadway star Jack Cassidy and Oscar-winner Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy followed in his parents' footsteps in a career that has encompassed the stage and screen. Tall (6'2"), lanky, with blond hair blue eyes and a dazzling smile, he made his TV acting debut in the cautionary NBC movie "Angel Dusted" in 1981. That same year, Cassidy made his Broadway debut replacing Rex Smith as the male ingenue Frederick in the revisionary take on Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance". His pleasant voice and personable presence quickly won him many fans, although he was still overshadowed by his elder siblings and their status as teen idols. In 1983, Cassidy made his TV series debut as a star baseball player with a beautiful wife (a pre-fame Sharon Stone) and a psychological problem (he was a bedwetter!) in the short-lived NBC drama "Bay City Blues".