Shaun Cassidy was a singer who topped the charts from the 1970s to ’80s with his hit albums. He also gained more popularity from the TV show The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
Subsequently, he became a popular face in Broadway productions before he became a full-time producer, credited for works like American Gothic, Roar, Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family, Blue Bloods, Invasion and Hysteria.
Shaun Cassidy – Bio
The multi-talented star was born on 27th September 1958 with the full birth name Shaun Paul Cassidy. Although much has not been revealed about Shaun’s educational background, it is however known that his interest in music can be traced back to his high school days when he landed a deal with the popular Warner Bros Records Inc. under Mike Curb. He launched his first album in 1976 in Europe and Australia. The album has a number of hit songs in it and was also recognized as multi-platinum. The song “Da Doo Ron Ron” in it was ranked no.1 in the U.S and landed a Grammy Award nomination for Shaun under the category Best New Artist. As his fame spread, Shaun Cassidy began to feature in a TV sitcom designed for him titled The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries alongside Parker Stevenson. After that, he released another successful album titled “Boen Late” but as time went by, the teenage stardom he had earned began to wear out.
Shaun Cassidy turned his attention to stage acting between 1980 and the 1990s, making appearances in Broadway productions, most of which premiered at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles. He is also known to have landed a Dramalogue Award for Diary of a Hunger Strike by Mark Sheridan. Shaun’s final appearance on a stage was in Blood Brothers which also featured his step bother David Cassidy.
Upon achieving a successful stage acting career, Shaun Cassidy began writing and producing TV series like American Gothic, Roar, Cover Me, Invasion, Ruby & the Rockits, Emerald City, Blue Bloods and he is presently working on the sitcom New Amsterdam
His Family – Children, Spouse Or Wife
Shaun Cassidy definitely got his passion for entertainment from his parents as his dad Jack Cassidy was an ace actor, singer, and showman in his days – known for many acclaimed performances. His mum Shirley Jones was also into showbiz and had started at the age of 6 to sing before moving on to films where she made a name for herself. However, like his father’s first marriage, his parents divorced in May 1975 after having 3 sons.
From his biological mother, Shaun has two brothers named Patrick Cassidy and Jack Cassidy who are also into entertainment. His step-mum Evelyn Ward is the mother of his half-brother David Cassidy, a well-known actor in Hollywood whom they lost in November 2017. Shaun and David were very close and it was a big blow on him to have lost his elder brother. He even took to twitter to write a heartfelt farewell message to the amazing 70’s star.
The singer turned actor and producer like his father has had his share of failed marriages. Shaun Cassidy has been in 2 failed marriage but currently, he is enjoying a blissful one.
Shaun’s first marriage was to a model named Ann Pennington in 1979 and they had 2 children named Caitlin and Jake Cassidy before their divorce in 1993. His next marriage was to actress Susan Diol whom he married in 1995 and they had a daughter named Julie before their split in 2003.
In 2004, Shaun Cassidy found love again with Tracey Lynne Turner who is also a producer like him and the pair have 4 children together named Caleb, Roan, Lila, and Mairin.
The music star and actor who is renowned for his stage acts is now doing very well as a producer. Since Shaun Cassidy tried his hands in production after his stage acting days, he has been linked to numerous works like American Gothic which landed him a deal with the multi-million dollar company Universal Pictures. His works in series like Roar, Cold Case, Invasion, and Blue Bloods were also widely acclaimed. All these have placed Shaun Cassidy’s net worth at a well-deserved $20 million.