Who is David Cassidy?

Full Name: David Bruce Cassidy
Birthdate: April 12,1950
Birthplace: New
York City,N.Y.
Height: 5Ft. 6in.
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown
Status : Married to songwriter Sue Shifrin - Wed on March 30,1991
Children: A son Beau Devin Cassidy born on February 8,1991 and a daughter Katherine Evelyn Cassidy (aka Katie) born on November 25,1986 from a previous relationship.

Young David

When David was only three years old his very first desire was to become a performer when his mother Evelyn Ward took him to see his father,the famous Tonny & Emmy Award winning star Jack Cassidy perform on a Broadway
stage.David's parents divorced when he was only four years old.As a young boy,David grew up in West Orange,New Jersey with his mom and grand parents until the age of 10 when his mom decided to move them to Hollywood.


David graduated from Rexford,a private high school in Beverly Hills,and even before graduating he had performed in a couple of plays and one tv-show.His first Broadway musical was titled "The fig leaves are falling".After that David returned to Los Angeles and he was signed for many dramatic guest starring roles in such tv shows as Ironside(December 25,1969),The FBI(January 4,1970),Marcus Welby M.D.(January 13,1970)ADAM-12(February14,1970),BONANZA(February 15,1970),MEDICAL CENTRE(April 1,1970),THE MOD SQUAD(April 7,1970).He landed the role of KEITH PARTRIDGE in the ever-popular,now classic TV Show THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY.

Parents: Actress Evelyn Ward born on May 21 and actor Jack Cassidy born on March 5,1927 - Died December 12,1976
Brothers: Three half-brothers
from his father's second marriage with actress Shirley Jones born on March 31,1934: Shaun born on September 27,1958,Patrick born on January 3,1962 and Ryan born on February 23,1966.

David and his dad Jack.
David and his mom Evelyn.
In 1971,he won a Gold Medal Award for mot promising actor.THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY catapulted him to stardom and at the young age of 19 he became an international phenomenon with the largest fan-club in history.Over the next five years,David Cassidy sold over 25 millions records,won a Golden Globe Award,sold out concert venues around the world and became the highest paid solo live performer by the age of 21.When the PARTRIDGE FAMILY ended,David continued for the next three years to record hit making recordings that reached the top of the rock charts througout Europe with his three albums released on the RCA label.Then he stopped recording records until 1985 when he returned to performing live and sold out such large arenas as THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL.


In 1978,David returned to acting playing an undercover cop in the TV special A CHANCE TO LIVE,a telefilm that became the highest rated of the POLICE STORY anthology and for which he was recognized by his pears by receiving an Emmy nomination for Best Dramatic Actor in a TV Special.This special lead to his starring role in the series DAVID CASSIDY MAN UNDERCOVER on NBC.

Little Johnny Jones


In 1979,David returned to the theater with his then wife,award winning actress KAY LENZ in the play THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE.In 1981,he starred in LITTLE JOHNNY JONES which toured the USA.In 1982,he did Bernard Slade's TRIBUTE.

David Cassidy's film credits include a leading role in Francis Ford Copolla's SPIRIT OF 76 and INSTANT KARMA with Craig Sheffer.David also starred in the play TIME in London with Lawrence Olivier in 1987.In 1990,David Cassidy recorded his first American L.P.in over 10 years and instantly had a hit single LYIN' TO MYSELF,a song that he wrote.

Blood Brothers


In 1993,David accepted another starring role,this time in the critically acclaimed WILLY RUSSELL production of BLOOD BROTHERS.He shared the stage in this musical drama with his half brother SHAUN CASSIDY,who is also a multi-talented award winning performer.The show ran on Broadway for a year and enjoyed a limited run on London's prestigious West End.David then joined the USA Canadian tour which ended in May 1995.



In August 1996,David Cassidy took over the starring role in MGM's Las Vegas production EFX replacing an ailing MICHEAL CRAWFORD who later bowed out completely of the show.With David,the show became a tremendous success and was voted the Best Show in Vegas.

At The Copa


On January 18,2000 he opened his show DAVID CASSIDY AT THE COPA at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.It also co-starred award winning singer SHEENA EASTON.This show opened for the press on February 3,2000 and it closed on January 2001.

David's CD Then & Now was released in the fall 2001 in the UK and went to NO.5 in the UK Charts.The US realeased date was May 1,2002.David toured the USA,UK and Australia throughout 2002.David's tour was very successful and a DVD of his April 2002 concert from Glasgow,Scotland was released in November 2002.He had another successful tour in 2004 after the release of his CD A Touch Of Blue.David Cassidy Greatest Hits Live was recorded during this tour.An in 2007,David worked with producer-mixer CRAIG J. to record a high energy dance versions of some classic PARTRIDGE FAMILY songs.Currently David is working with his 3 brothers(Shaun,Patrick and Ryan) on a new TV show Ruby & The Rockits.

* Credits to the David Cassidy Downunder Fansite