Shaun Cassidy, All Grown Up
Showbiz runs in Shaun's genes. His parents are stage and film stars Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy. Shaun's older half-brother David broke some hearts of his own as Keith on The Partridge Family.
In 1977, Shaun's song "Da Doo Ron Ron" shot straight to number one. From there, Shaun took the small screen by storm as a handsome teen detective in The Hardy Boys. He also graced every Tiger Beat cover consecutively for almost two years, giving teen girls plenty to dream about.
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Looking back at his teenage superstardom, Shaun says his teenage years were anything but normal. "You know the clich?? about the roller coaster? It's accurate," he says. "If you like roller coasters, it's thrilling and exhilarating and often moving even. And if you don't like roller coasters, you can get sick and it can be terrifying, and I think it's all of those things all sort of blown together."
Still, Shaun says his family never pressured him to go into show business. "Actually, I think that they hoped that we wouldn't be in it," he says. "I know my younger brothers, Patrick and Ryan, obviously felt a great deal of pressure after David had done it and then I had done it. But, ultimately, you have to find your own path."
Shaun and his wife, Tracy, live on two acres in Los Angeles with their young children Caleb, Roan and Lila. Shaun also has two children in their 20s and a 12-year-old daughter, Juliet, from previous marriages. "He's just a family guy to us," Tracey says. "We go to Little League games. He goes to PTA meetings and volunteers at the school and packs lunches."
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Despite everything Shaun has accomplished, he says nothing is more important than his family. "They are the realization of my dream," he says. "My family's my dream."
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