David Cassidy





4/12/1950 , New York City, N.Y

Birth Name

David Bruce Cassidy




Height: 5 ft. 6 in.

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Brown

Marital Status: Married to songwriter Sue Shifrin (born April 16, 1949.) Wed on March 30, 1991

Children: A son Beau Devon Cassidy (born Feb. 8, 1991) and a daughter Katherine Evelyn Benedon (aka Katie born Nov. 25, 1986 from a previous relationship).

Parents: Actress Evelyn Ward (born May 21) & actor Jack Cassidy (born March 5, 1927 & died Dec. 12, 1976)

Brothers: Three half brothers from his father's second marriage with actress Shirley Jones (born March 31, 1934): Shaun (born Sept. 27, 1958), Patrick (born Jan. 3, 1962) and Ryan (born Feb. 23, 1966)

Pets: Dog named Chance (actually Beau's dog) and several race horses.

Instruments: Guitar, drums, percussion, and piano.

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

David graduated from Rexford, a private high school in Beverly Hills and even before graduating had performed in a couple of plays and one TV show. For a year after his graduation David was accepted into the prestigious Los Angeles Theater Company (L.A.T.C.) Cassidy then moved to New York city and studied with David Craig and Stanford Meisner. His first Broadway musical was titled "The Fig Leaves Are Falling," with such well known performers as Dorothy Loudon and Barry Nelson. David returned to Los Angeles and was signed for many dramatic guest starring roles in such T.V. shows as "Bonanza," "Ironside," "Medical Center," "The Mod Squad," and more. David then landed the role of "Keith Partridge" in the ever-popular, now "classic" T.V. show, "The Partridge Family." This show catapulted him to stardom and at the young age of 19, he was an international phenomenon with the largest fan club in history.

Over the next five years, Cassidy sold over 25 million records, garnered multiple Grammy nominations, won a Golden Globe Award, sold out concert venues around the world, becoming the world's highest paid solo live performer by the age of 21.

More on DC's bio at: DavidCassidy.com