Shaun Cassidy

Biography: Shaun Paul Cassidy was born on September 27, 1958 to Academy Award winner, Shirley Jones, and Tony winner, the late Jack Cassidy. He had roles as a pre-teen/teen in summer stock productions with his mother, but was discouraged from a show business life by both parents.

During his senior year in high school he decided to make some records in Germany and had a hit there called "Morning Girl" appearing in TV shows there as well as in Australia. In late 1976 he signed up with agent Ruth Aarons and began his career in 1976 playing Christopher Wentworth Hewlitt in a short independent film called "Born of Water" and successfully auditioning for the role of Joe Hardy in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. On several episodes of the show he sang some numbers from his albums, "Shaun Cassidy" and "Born Late" becoming one of the hottest teen idols of the late 70's. When "The Hardy Boys Mysteries" ended in 1979, he went on to star in the short-lived series "Breaking Away". His
Shaun Paul Cassidy was born on September 27, 1958 to Academy Award winner, Shirley Jones, and Tony winner, the late Jack Cassidy. He had roles as a pre-teen/teen in summer stock productions with his mother, but was discouraged from a show business life by both parents.

During his senior year in high school he decided to make some records in Germany and had a hit there called "Morning Girl" appearing in TV shows there as well as in Australia. In late 1976 he signed up with agent Ruth Aarons and began his career in 1976 playing Christopher Wentworth Hewlitt in a short independent film called "Born of Water" and successfully auditioning for the role of Joe Hardy in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. On several episodes of the show he sang some numbers from his albums, "Shaun Cassidy" and "Born Late" becoming one of the hottest teen idols of the late 70's.
When "The Hardy Boys Mysteries" ended in 1979, he went on to star in the short-lived series "Breaking Away". His main focus then became stage acting and in the 80's he starred in such regional productions as "Mass Appeal", "The Subject Was Roses", "Diary of a Hunger Strike", "Dangerous Music", "Romance/Romance", "Pass/Fail" and the WestEnd production of "Bus Stop" with Jerry Hall. He also made several television appearances in the 80's including: "Murder, She Wrote", "Matlock", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and the movies "Texas Guns" with Willie Nelson and "Roots: The Gift" with LeVar Burton and Louis Gossett, Jr. In 1989 he made a failed musical "comeback" attempt, recording the single "Memory Girl"; it was only released in Germany. In the early 90's he turned his attention to writing ("Strays", 1991) and was, in fact, in the middle of doing revisions to a script for "Midnight Run For Your Life" in 1993/94 when he made his Broadway debut in "Blood Brothers" playing Edward Lyons with Petula Clark and his half brother, David Cassidy. Edward Lyons would be his last "acting" role. He left acting to create, write and produce television shows including "American Gothic" (1995), "Roar" (1997), "Players" (1997), "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000) and, most recently, "Invasion" (2005). He also wrote/produced episodic television not of his own creation such as: "The Agency" (2001), "Cold Case" (2003), "The Mountain" (2004)
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Shaun Cassidy's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 67
Highest Metascore: 72 Invasion: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 59 Ruby and the Rockits: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
70 Blue Bloods: Season 1 Sep 24, 2010 Writer 7.4
59 Ruby and the Rockits: Season 1 Jul 21, 2009 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.4
72 Invasion: Season 1 Sep 21, 2005 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 9.0
tbd General Hospital: Season 43 Apr 1, 2005 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 42 Apr 1, 2004 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 41 Apr 1, 2003 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 40 Apr 1, 2002 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 39 Jan 2, 2002 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 38 Jan 2, 2001 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 37 Jan 3, 2000 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 36 Jan 4, 1999 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 35 Jan 2, 1998 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 34 Mar 4, 1997 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 33 Jan 4, 1996 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 32 Nov 7, 1995 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd American Gothic: Season 1 Sep 22, 1995 Writer tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 31 Apr 22, 1994 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 30 Mar 31, 1993 Dusty Walker (1987) tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 3 Oct 2, 1978 Joe Hardy tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys Mysteries: Season 3 Oct 2, 1978 Joe Hardy tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 2 Sep 11, 1977 Joe Hardy tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys Mysteries: Season 2 Sep 11, 1977 Joe Hardy tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 1 Jan 30, 1977 Joe Hardy tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys Mysteries: Season 1 Jan 30, 1977 Joe Hardy tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 1 Apr 3, 1963 Dusty Walker (1987) 8.3