David Cassidy

David Cassidy

  • Highest Rated: 91% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 58% Running From Crazy (2013)
  • Birthday: Apr 12, 1950
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • A performer whose career soared and peaked in the early '70s, multifaceted entertainer David Cassidy dramatically redefined the term "teen idol," as others including Paul Anka and Neil Sedaka had before him. In his heyday, Cassidy culled an untoward number of admirers, including legions of starstruck teenage girls. The son of actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward (and the stepson of Shirley Jones), David landed his first major break on the blockbuster '70s musical sitcom The Partridge Family (1970-1974), opposite Jones, Susan Dey, and Danny Bonaduce. Based very loosely on the experiences of the real-life family vocal band the Cowsills, the now-iconic series told of a widowed mother and her brood of rowdy kids, who became national pop stars overnight, and eked out a life touring in a colorful schoolbus and performing all over the country. Cassidy -- 20 years old when the series premiered -- played the eldest Partridge boy, 16-year-old David. Series producers took advantage of the program's success by marketing the Partridges as a real-life recording group, fronted by David (who was not a professional musician); this worked, and brought Cassidy Grammy Awards and the largest celebrity fan club in the history of recorded music. The triumphs were somewhat short-lived, however, and by 1975 (a year after Family folded) Cassidy's popularity with the younger market had declined, as new and fresher talent took his place. He responded by branching out into acting roles, in films such as A Chance to Live (1978), The Narc (1978), and The Night the City Screamed (1980), and in time established an agreeable presence as a musical theater star, on Broadway and in London's famed West End.Cassidy's overall popularity rebounded in the mid- to late '90s. Thanks in no small part to a nostalgia craze and to presence on VH1, he landed an assignment opening the 75-million-dollar show EFX at the MGM Grand, which in turn gave him the clout to mount and produce his own revue in Vegas, a tribute to Sinatra and co. christened The Rat Pack Is Back (1999). In the following decade, Cassidy began touring once again, signed a new record deal, and issued a series of albums including Then and Now (2001) and Touch of Blue (2003). Busy as ever, he topped TV GUIDE's list of the 25 Greatest Teen Idols in 2005.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

77% This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous Producer 2017
91% Miss Sharon Jones! Producer $0.2M 2016
58% Running From Crazy Producer $32.3K 2013
89% Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing Producer $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet Pop Star Grant 2005
No Score Yet David Cassidy: Greatest Hits Live Actor 2004
No Score Yet Glam Rock Actor 2003
No Score Yet David Cassidy: Live in Concert Actor 2002
No Score Yet Petula Clark: This Is My Song Actor 2001
No Score Yet One Small Step: The Story of the Race for the Moon Landing Director 1995
No Score Yet Instant Karma Reno 1990
80% The Spirit of '76 Adam-11 1990
No Score Yet The Night the City Screamed Actor 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Celebrity Home Raiders
2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Peter Coe
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Reality cast member
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
Producer
  • 2010
60% Ruby and the Rockits
2009
David Gallagher
  • 2009
No Score Yet Less Than Perfect
2002-2009
Vince
  • 2005
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Boone Vincent
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Agency
2001-2003
Everett Price
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Keith Partridge
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Billy Burgess
  • 1970
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Danny
  • 1969
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Donald/David
No Score Yet The Apprentice (UK)
2005
Reality cast member

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