• Shaun Cassidy is an American actor, singer, writer, and producer, best known for his role as Joe Hardy in "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (1977-1979) and his hit songs "Morning Girl", "That's Rock 'n' Roll" and "Hey Deanie"
• He switched Los Angeles for New York and went to a boarding school in Pennsylvania before graduating from Beverly Hills High School
• He began his music career while still in high school, and achieved platinum status with his debut self-titled album in 1976
• His acting career started in 1976 and was launched to stardom with his role in "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries"
• He is also an accomplished writer and producer and has been married three times, with whom he has a total of seven children

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Short Info

Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 27, 1958
SpouseTracey Lynne Turner (m. 2004), Susan Diol (m. 1995–2003), Ann Pennington (m. 1979–1993), Da Doo Ron Ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie
FactWon a Dramalogue award for best actor in a stage production of "Diary of a Hunger Strike".

Who is Shaun Cassidy?

Shaun Cassidy is an American actor, singer, writer, and producer, and is perhaps still best known to the world as Joe Hardy, one of the Hardy Boys in the TV series “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries” (1977—1979). He is also known for his hit songs, “Morning Girl”, “That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll”, and “Hey Deanie”, among others.

Shaun Cassidy Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Shaun Cassidy was born on the 27th September 1958 in Los Angeles, California USA; he is the son of Shirley Jones, a famous actress, an Academy Award winner, and an accomplished singer as well, and her husband Jack Cassidy, actor, musician, and musical actor.

He has two younger brothers, Patrick, also an actor but mostly focused on stage performance, and Ryan, while his step-brother was also an actor and musician, David Cassidy, who died of liver disease at the age of 67, and was best known as Keith Partridge in the comedy series “The Partridge Family”.

Shaun switched Los Angeles for New York at some point in his formative years, and went to a boarding school in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and later Solebury School in Newtown. He eventually matriculated from Beverly Hills High School. His parents divorced in 1975, and his mother remarried to Marty Ingels, actor, comedian and producer, with whom she stayed until his death in 2015.

Shaun’s father, Jack Cassidy died in his sleep when fire consumed his apartment and the neighboring apartments in 1976.

Music Career

Before he turned to acting, Shaun aspired to become a musician. He was still in high school when he signed his first professional contract, with Warner Bros. Records under Mike Curb’s division, and started making music. His debut self-titled album came out in 1976, and achieved platinum status. With the hit songs “Da Doo Ron Ron”, and “That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” written by Eric Carmen, Shaun announced that he was going to be a star; he received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist.

He continued making new music, teaming up with Eric Carmen on another song – “Hey Deanie” – which peaked at No. 7, and his second album “Born Late” was released in October 1977, and reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. Before the ‘70s ended, Shaun released three more albums, however, only “Under Wraps”, his third album followed the success of its predecessors, and spawned hits “It’s Like Heaven”, and “Our Nights”. After this, his popularity as a musician began fading, and after two more albums, “Room Service” (1979), and “Wasp” (1980), he stopped making music. His teen idol figure faded and he turned to acting, but he eventually released a compilation album, “Greatest Hits” in 1992.

Acting Career

Shaun’s acting career started in 1976 with a co-starring role in the drama film “Born of Water”, which starred James Almanzar and Janit Baldwin. The following year, he secured his most prominent role which launched him to stardom, alongside his music – he was chosen as Joe Hardy for the TV series “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries” (1977-1979), and earned two TL Land Award nominations for his work on the particular series. In 1979 he starred in the television film “Like Normal People” as Roger Meyers, while from 1980 through 1981 he portrayed Dave Stoller in the TV series “Breaking Away”.

Shaun Cassidy

He remained active as an actor until the late ‘80s, appearing in such projects as the romantic comedy television movie “Once Upon a Texas Train” (1988), and as Craig Gentry in the TV series “Matlock” (1988), among others.

Shaun was also active on stage for some time, appearing in such plays as “Mass Appeal”, “Pass/Fail”, and “Diary of a Hunger Strike” for which he won a Dramalogue award. Also, he starred in the play “Blood Brothers”, opposite his half-brother David Cassidy.

Writer, and Producer

In addition to his career as a musician and actor, Shaun is also an accomplished writer and producer. While working on the play “Blood Brothers”, he wrote the pilot episode for a TV series, which became “American Gothic”, and worked as a producer and writer on the TV series from 1995 to 1996.

In 1997 he created another TV series – “Roar” – a fantasy action-adventure which ran for 13 episodes, and starred Heath Ledger, Lisa Zane and Vera Farmiga. The series was very successful, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. His next project was the TV series “Players” (1997-1998), while from 2002 to 2003 he worked on the TV series “The Agency”. He then created another popular TV series, this time the horror drama “Invasion” (2005-2006), starring William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, and Kari Matchett.

Where is Shaun Cassidy Today?

Shaun is still active in show business, with his main focus being creating and producing. Following “Invasion”, he created the comedy series “Ruby & the Rockits”, while he was consulting producer on the series “Blue Bloods” (2011-2012).

Most recently, he was a writer on “Emerald City”, and its executive producer for ten episodes in 2017. Most recently he has been working on the TV drama series “New Amsterdam” (2018-2020).

Shaun has announced a concert in Kansas City on the 24th June 2020.

Shaun Cassidy Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Shaun Cassidy is a successful multi-talented artist and has become famous on his own, stepping out of his mother’s shadow. His wealth is estimated at $25 million as of early 2020.

Shaun stands at 5ft 11ins (1.79m) tall, while he weighs approximately 165lbs ~ 75kgs. Although his vital statistics are unknown, he has an athletic figure. He has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Shaun Cassidy Personal Life, Marriage, Children

Shaun is known for his love life – and he has married three times and is a two times divorcee. His first wife was Ann Pennington, a former model and Playboy playmate. The two were married from 1973 until 1993 and have two children together, a daughter Caitlin, and son Jake. He also became stepfather to Ann’s daughter Jessica, who was born in 1970.

Two years following his divorce from Ann, he married actress Susan Diol, with whom he has a daughter Juliet, born in 1998. The couple divorced in 2003.

Since 2004, Shaun has been married to producer Tracey Lynne Turner, and the two have welcomed four children, Caleb, Roan, Lila, and Mairin.

General Info

Full NameShaun Cassidy
Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 27, 1958
Height1.8 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Actor, Singer, Da Doo Ron Ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie
EducationBeverly Hills High School


SpouseTracey Lynne Turner (m. 2004), Susan Diol (m. 1995–2003), Ann Pennington (m. 1979–1993), Da Doo Ron Ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie
ChildrenCaitlin Ann Cassidy, John Pennington Cassidy, Juliet Cassidy, Lila Tracey Cassidy, Caleb Cassidy, Mairin Cassidy, Roan Howard Cassidy, Da Doo Ron Ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie
ParentsJack Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Da Doo Ron Ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie
SiblingsDavid Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy, Da Doo Ron Ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie


NominationsGrammy Award for Best New Artist, TV Land Favorite Teen Dream for Male Award, TV Land Favorite Crimestopper Duo Award, Da Doo Ron Ron, That's Rock and Roll, Hey Deanie
MoviesMidnight Run for Your Life, Strays, Roots: The Gift, Once Upon a Texas Train, Like Normal People
TV ShowsThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Breaking Away, American Gothic, Roar, Players, Invasion, Ruby & The Rockits, Missing You, Hysteria

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1Ex-brother-in-law of Janice Pennington.
24th child with wife Tracey Lynne Turner Cassidy, a daughter named Mairin Cassidy, was born in June 2011.
33rd child with wife Tracey Lynne Turner Cassidy, a daughter named Lila Tracey Cassidy, was born in December 2008.
4Former Step-father in-law of David Bortolucci.
5He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1976.
6Signed his first autograph at age 5. The reason? For being Shirley Jones' son.
7He and his wife, Tracey Lynne Turner, welcomed the arrivals of first son, Caleb Turner Cassidy, on March 3, 2005 and a second son, Roan Howard Cassidy, on September 23, 2006.
8Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, David Schwimmer, and Lenny Kravitz.
9Backed into a vehicle that was stopped at the gate of Warner Bros. Studios, pushing the vehicle into a third vehicle, pinning a security guard between the two vehicles. Cassidy was not cited and the case remains under investigation. (19 February 2004)
10Won a Dramalogue award for best actor in a stage production of "Diary of a Hunger Strike".
11He and his brothers were delivered via Cesarean section.
12Was born 1 month after his expected due date.
13Middle name Paul comes from his maternal grandfather.
14Children by ex-wife Ann Pennington: Caitlin Cassidy (Caitlin Ann Cassidy) (b. on 25 November 1981) and John Cassidy (John (Jake) Pennington Cassidy (II)) (b. on 27 February 1985).
15Made his Broadway debut in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers with his half-brother David Cassidy in 1993.
16His song, Da Do Ron Ron reached #17 on the German charts in April of 1977. This was the same year his half-brother's (David Cassidy) song Gettin' It On The Street reached #12 on the same exact chart.
17Brother of Patrick Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy; half-brother of actor David Cassidy
18Son of actress Shirley Jones and actor Jack Cassidy.
19Daughter, with Susan Diol, Juliet Jones Diol Cassidy, was born. [March 1998]




Emerald City2017TV Series executive producer - 1 episode post-production
Hysteria2014TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Blue Bloods2011-2012TV Series consulting producer - 12 episodes
The Frontier2012TV Movie executive producer
Ruby & the Rockits2009TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Inseparable2008TV Movie executive producer
Invasion2005-2006TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
The Mountain2004-2005TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Cold Case2003TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Agency2001TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family2000-2001TV Series executive producer - 23 episodes
Hollyweird1998TV Movie executive producer
Roar1997TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
American GothicTV Series supervising producer - 2 episodes, 1995 producer - 1 episode, 1995
Strays1991TV Movie co-producer


Hysteria2014TV Series 1 episode
Ruby & the RockitsTV Series creator - 10 episodes, 2009 written by - 1 episode, 2009 story - 1 episode, 2009
Inseparable2008TV Movie creator
InvasionTV Series writer - 10 episodes, 2005 - 2006 creator - 9 episodes, 2005 - 2006 written by - 1 episode, 2006
The MountainTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2004 teleplay - 1 episode, 2004
The Agency2002TV Series written by - 1 episode
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollyweird1998TV Movie creator
Players1997-1998TV Series created by - 18 episodes
RoarTV Series creator - 12 episodes, 1997 written by - 3 episodes, 1997 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1997 story - 1 episode, 1997
American GothicTV Series written by - 3 episodes, 1995 - 1996 creator - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995 story - 1 episode, 1995
Midnight Run for Your Life1994TV Movie written by
Strays1991TV Movie written by


Your Studio and You1995ShortShaun Cassidy (uncredited)
Roots: The Gift1988TV MovieEdmund Parker Jr.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1988TV SeriesDale Thurston
Matlock1988TV SeriesCraig Gentry
Once Upon a Texas Train1988TV MovieCotton
Murder, She Wrote1987TV SeriesChad Singer
American Playhouse1985TV SeriesDavid Dischinger
Breaking Away1980-1981TV SeriesDave Stoller
Like Normal People1979TV MovieRoger Meyers
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977-1979TV SeriesJoe Hardy
Born of Water1976Christopher Wentworth Hewlitt
General Hospital1963TV SeriesDusty Walker (1987)


388 Arletta Avenue2011performer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Solid Gold1982TV Series performer - 1 episode
James at 161977-1978TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs Present ABC All-Star Saturday1977TV Movie performer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway1976TV Movie performer: "Comin' Home Again", "Amblin'" uncredited


Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family2000TV Series


The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Biography2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Famous Families1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Solid Gold1982TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Disco1976-1979TV SeriesHimself
The National Leukemia Broadcast Council Honors Shirley Jones1979TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host / Himself / ...
Aplauso1978TV Series
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself
The Goldie Hawn Special1978TV SpecialHimself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651977TV SeriesHimself
Rock Concert1977TV SeriesHimself
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs Present ABC All-Star Saturday1977TV MovieHimself
The Magic of ABC1977TV SpecialHimself - Guest
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself


Nominated Awards

2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Teen Dream - MaleThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Crimestopper DuoThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)
1980Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or SpecialLike Normal People (1979)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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