Fast Facts

  • Made his Broadway debut in 1969 in the notorious flop The Figs Are Falling. Returned to Broadway in 1982 with better results as a replacement for Joseph during the original run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
  • Starred with his then-stepmother Shirley Jones in The Partridge Family.
  • Was the world's highest paid performer by age 21.
  • Released his first solo album, Cherish, in 1972.
  • Posed nude in the May 11, 1972, issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Daughter Katie Cassidy has covered his 1970 hit "I Think I Love You."
  • Races and breeds thoroughbred horses with wife Sue Shifrin.
  • Topped TV Guide's 2005 list of the 25 Greatest Teen Idols.
  • Worked with his three brothers in 2009 on the ABC Family show Ruby & the Rockits (Patrick costarred; Shaun produced; Ryan was a set designer).
  • Supports and speaks on behalf of the Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation.


  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Kay Lenz — Ex-wife
  • Patrick Cassidy — Half Brother
  • Sherry Benedon — Ex-significant Other
  • Sue Shifrin — Wife (separated)
  • Meryl Tanz — Ex-wife
  • Evelyn Ward — Mother
  • Katie Cassidy — Daughter
  • Ryan Cassidy — Half Brother
  • Shirley Jones — Stepmother
  • Shaun Cassidy — Half Brother
  • Jack Cassidy — Father
  • Beau Devin Cassidy — Son

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  • Birth Name: David Bruce Cassidy
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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