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Shaun Cassidy became a pop music sensation in the 1970s, much like his older half-brother David Cassidy. His first two albums sold more than 5 million copies.
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Unfortunately, the series only lasted for one season before being canceled in 1981. Cassidy took a break from acting and singing for several years, returning later in the decade for a stint on the soap opera General Hospital. He also performed in numerous stage productions and made his Broadway debut in Blood Brothers in 1993 alongside half-brother David Cassidy.
By this time, however, Cassidy was more focused on working behind the camera. He sold a series idea to CBS in 1990, but the show was never produced. The following year, Cassidy wrote and co-produced the 1991 television movie Strays, a dark tale about some cats that were not quite what they seemed. Cassidy continued along this dark path to help create American Gothic. This horror series premiered in 1995 and starred Gary Cole as an evil sheriff in the small town. The show was canceled after one season.
Continuing to work in television, Cassidy has served as an executive producer on Cold Case, The Mountain, and Invasion. He is currently developing a new series for the Fox Network entitled Inseparable, and will co-star with his brother, David in the sitcom Ruby and the Rockits in 2009.
Cassidy has been married to Tracey Lynn Turner since 2004. The couple has two sons, Caleb and Roan. He also has two children from his first marriage to Ann Pennington - Caitlin and Jake - and a daughter named Juliet from his second marriage to actress Susan Diol.
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