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Leif Garrett Biography

Birth Name:
Leif Per Garrett
Birth Place:
Hollywood, California, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Made movie debut in the 1969 comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
  • Played Endy Karras on the 1975 CBS series Three for the Road; the role gave his career a major boost
  • Released debut album, Leif Garrett, in 1977, which spurred his fame as a teen idol
  • Involved in a notorious 1979 car accident that left a close friend paralyzed
  • The incident was central to a memorable episode of Behind the Music, which featured a reunion with the friend, who also sued Garrett for his role in the crash
  • In subsequent years, battled substance-abuse issues, including drug addiction, which he discussed publicly, noting, "I know I can beat it; I have to
  • " Continued with a recording career over the years, including release of the song "Help You, Make You" in 2012