|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.|
Son of Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones
|Managed by:||Susanne Ferry-Melton|
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About Patrick Cassidy
Patrick Cassidy is an American actor best known for his roles in musical theatre and television.
Cassidy was born in Los Angeles, California on January 4, 1962 to Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy. He grew up in an Irish-American family. His brothers are Ryan and Shaun Cassidy, and his half-brother is David Cassidy. He is also the uncle of Melrose Place star Katie Cassidy.
He decided to enter his high school's drama program after breaking his collarbone while playing as the quarterback for his high school football team.
His first starring television role was in 1981 in the cautionary NBC movie Angel Dusted. That same year, Cassidy played Frederic in the 1981 national tour of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance before taking over the role on Broadway in 1982.
In 1983, he starred in Bay City Blues as a baseball player in the minor leagues. The show was canceled after just four episodes. He played a West Point cadet in the 1986 television movie Dress Gray (for which he received an Emmy Award nomination) and appeared in the holiday movie Christmas Eve with Loretta Young. He had a small but pivotal role in the Ryan O'Neal gambling opus, Fever Pitch. In 1988, he starred in the television series Dirty Dancing, based on the film. Two years later, he starred in Longtime Companion about an actor battling AIDS.
Cassidy's next Broadway role was Jeff Barry in the Ellie Greenwich jukebox musical Leader of the Pack. In 1990, he originated the role of The Balladeer in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Playwrights Horizons, an off-Broadway theater.
In 1993, Cassidy starred as Bobby opposite Carol Burnett in a Los Angeles production of Sondheim's musical Company.
In 1994, he appeared in the films I'll Do Anything and How the West Was Fun with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
In 1995, he portrayed John Wilkes Booth in the Los Angeles Repertory staging of Assassins.
In 1997, he had a recurring role on TV's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,and had another Superman-related recurring role a few years later as the biological father of Lana Lang in Smallville.
In 1998, he was Macheath in an L.A. production of The Threepenny Opera; he was nominated for the Garland Award for Best Actor for his work in the role. In 1999, he played the title character in a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
In 2000, Cassidy co-starred with Cheryl Ladd in Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway. In 2001 he played Radames in the national tour of the musical Aida; he won the 2002 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Touring Musical before bringing the role to Broadway in 2002. In 2004-05 he was back on Broadway in 42nd Street as Julian Marsh playing opposite his mother as Dorothy Brock.
He co-starred alongside his half-brother David in a 2009 ABC Family comedy series entitled Ruby & The Rockits created by his brother Shaun. ABC Family announced on September 12, 2009 that the show had been canceled.
He is married to actress Melissa Hurley and is the father of two sons, Cole Patrick and Jack Gordon.