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Shaun Cassidy has written and/or produced a number of critically acclaimed television series over the last two decades including \\"American Gothic\\" (produced with Sam Raimi), \\"Roar\\" (starring a then unknown Heath Ledger), \\"Cold Case,\\" \\"Cover Me,\\" \\"The Agency,\\" and \\"Invasion.\\" Shaun recently wrote and executive produced the pilot \\"Hysteria\\" for Amazon and is currently serving as executive producer and writer for the forthcoming \\"Emerald City\\" on NBC.
A former actor and singer, Shaun grew up in Los Angeles and New York City. While still in high school, he signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers. This led to three million-selling albums and a handful of top ten hits. Almost concurrently, Shaun starred on the ABC television series \\"The Hardy Boys Mysteries.\\" Numerous arena tours blanketed this period, but by the time Shaun did his final concert, for 55,000 people at the Houston Astrodome, he was already thinking about moving beyond performing.
While working in the theater (Shaun starred in a National tour of \\"Mass Appeal\\" with Milo O'Shea, \\"Bus Stop\\" in the West End of London, and \\"Blood Brothers,\\" which ran for over a year on Broadway) he interfaced with a number of playwrights, learning about their craft and becoming more invested in writing. While working on Broadway, Shaun wrote his first pilot, \\"American Gothic.\\" When the show debuted on CBS, The New York Times called it \\"The most original new show of the season.\\" After this, Cassidy permanently transitioned behind the camera as a writer and showrunner. He is currently in the midst of a multi-year overall deal with NBC/Universal television.
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Shaun Paul Cassidy (born September 27, 1958) is an American singer, actor, writer and producer. He has created and/or produced a number of television series including American Gothic, Roar, Cold Case, Cover Me, The Agency, Invasion, and Emerald City.
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Ted Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Philippi, West Virginia. He was a well respected actor who portrayed many different characters during his film and television career. His most notable role was Lurch, the faithful butler on the television series The Addams Family (1964). His most memorable dialogue as Lurch would be, \\"You rang?\\", whenever someone summoned him. Due to his large size, (6ft. 9in.) he portrayed larger than life characters. His deep voice, was used for narrations and for dubbing certain character's voices. His acting career spanned three decades. Ted Cassidy died in 1979 from complications following open-heart surgery. His live-in girlfriend had his remains cremated, then buried in the backyard of their Woodland Hills home.
Theodore Crawford \\"Ted\\" Cassidy was born on July 31, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA, and raised in Philippi, WV. In his youth, Cassidy was academically gifted, beginning high school at an early age, and he was also on the basketball and football teams. Despite this, he was a frequent target of bullying by his much-older classmates, having already reached a height of 6'1\\". After graduation, Cassidy moved to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College, becoming an member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He later attended Stetson University, where he was active in the student government and played basketball for the Stetson Hatters, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds in three seasons (1952-55). In 1952, Cassidy became a member of the Ormond Beach, FL Live Saving Corp, and worked as a lifeguard in the Ormond Beach/Daytona Beach area.
After graduating with a degree in speech and drama, he married Margaret Helen in 1956 and they moved to Dallas, TX. His acting career started when he worked as a mid-day disc jockey on WFAA-AM, and also occasionally appeared on WFAA-TV Channel 8, playing Creech, an outer space creature on the \\"Dialing for Dollars\\" segments of Ed Hogan's afternoon movies. (Incidentally, he gave an in-studio report from the WFAA radio station on the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and was among the first to interview eyewitnesses W.E. Newman, Jr. and Gayle Newman.)
An accomplished musician, Cassidy moonlighted at Luby's Cafe at the Lochwood shopping center in Dallas, playing the organ to entertain patrons. In 1957, his wife Margaret gave birth to their son, Sean, and, in 1960, their daughter, Cameron, was born.
While filming \\"The Addams Family\\", Ted found extensive work with Hanna-Barbera Studios on a recurring basis, providing dozens of cartoon character voices. Cassidy also appeared in a variety of other television shows, including a regular role on NBC's The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1968) as \\"Injun Joe\\", the nemesis of Tom Sawyer and Huck. He worked with Gene Roddenberry on the original Star Trek (1966), as the voice of the menacing puppet of \\"Balok\\" in \\"The Corbomite Maneuver\\", the android \\"Ruk\\" in \\"What Are Little Girls Made of?\\" and the voice of \\"The Gorn\\" in \\"Arena\\". He also played \\"Isiah\\" in Roddenberry's post-apocalyptic drama pilots, Genesis II (1973) and Planet Earth (1974). Other appearances include The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), Lost in Space (1965), Daniel Boone (1964) and as \\"Bigfoot\\" in The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). He also narrated the opening for the TV series The Incredible Hulk (1978), including selected growls and roars during the first two seasons.
His theatrical work included Mackenna's Gold (1969) and The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977) among others, but his most memorable role was as \\"Harvey Logan\\" in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) in 1969 (\\"Rules? In a knife fight?\\") He also co-wrote the screenplay for 1973's The Harrad Experiment (1973), in which he made a brief appearance.
Ted Cassidy died at the age of 46 on January 16, 1979 following complications from open-heart surgery. Actress Sandra Martinez took care of him during his final years, and his remains were cremated and later buried in the backyard of his Woodland Hills home. The exact location is unknown.
Nov 22, 2017 · Shirley Jones with son Shaun Cassidy and stepson David Cassidy Lennox McLendon / AP. Shaun later emerged as a star in his own right, with a role in "The Hardy Boys" and other TV projects. The ...
Theodore Crawford Cassidy (July 31, 1932 – January 16, 1979) was an American actor noted for his tall stature at 6 ft 9 in (206 cm) and his deep bass voice; he tended to play unusual characters in offbeat or science-fiction series such as Star Trek and I Dream of Jeannie, and may be best known for the role of Lurch on The Addams Family in the mid-1960s.
He married Margaret Helen Jesse on June 14, 1956, soon after graduating from university. Their son, Sean, was born in 1957, and their daughter, Cameron, was born in 1960. Presently, both his children are attorneys. Cassidy and Margaret Helen divorced in 1975.
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Jul 20, 2019 · Shirley Jones' Son Shaun Cassidy Shared a Photo of Look-Alike Eldest Son & His Fiancée July 20, 2019 | by Gracious Egedegbe Veteran actor and singer, Shaun Cassidy took to social media to pridefully share that he “can't wait” to watch his eldest son, Jake and his fiancee tie the knot.
Shaun Cassidy and his wife just celebrated 15 years of marriage. Meet the woman he shares his life with and see who his eight kids are. Shaun Cassidy was born to Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy on September 27, 1958, in Los Angeles, California. He went to Beverly Hills High School and during his later studies, worked with Warner Bros' Mike Curb ...