Jack Cassidy Net Worth

Jack Cassidy Net Worth is
$18 Million

Jack Cassidy Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Jack Cassidy was born on March 5, 1927 in Richmond Hill, New York, USA as John Edward Joseph Cassidy. He was an actor, known for The Eiger Sanction (1975), Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962) and The Hollywood Squares (1965). He was married to Shirley Jones and Evelyn Ward. He died on December 12, 1976 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,...

Full NameJack Cassidy
Date Of BirthMarch 5, 1927, Richmond Hill, New York City, New York, United States
DiedDecember 12, 1976, West Hollywood, California, United States
Place Of BirthRichmond Hill, New York, USA
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
SpouseShirley Jones (m. 1956–1974), Evelyn Ward (m. 1948–1956)
ChildrenDavid Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy
ParentsWilliam Cassidy, Charlotte Cassidy
AwardsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
MoviesThe Eiger Sanction, Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol, Bunny O'Hare, The Andersonville Trial, Look in Any Window, The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County, The Phantom of Hollywood, The Chapman Report, The Mad Monster, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, W.C. Fields and Me, Self Helpless, Your Money or ...
TV ShowsThe Bell Telephone Hour, He & She
Star SignPisces
1[on his divorce from Shirley Jones] Oh, I still love Shirley. If I had worked on the marriage, we wouldn't be divorced today. Then, too, Shirley needed to be needed. She felt I wanted her rather than needed her. I wish we hadn't divorced. But when I think of getting together again, I don't have a clue about how to bring about a reconciliation. She's dating someone now and I wouldn't dream of intruding.
2Water is humbling. The ocean is a wonderful contradiction of ultimate peace and overwhelming power. It's the vast liquid expanse that makes you feel small.
3We had an apartment in New York but I like living in a house. I put a lot of energy and brickwork into it. We want to buy a farm or a ranch where I can grow some produce and probably have some cattle, get drunk every night and listen to the wind.
4The way I look has categorized me. Producers think I can't play a tough character, but I can. The trouble is I don't mess up easily. Even when I don't shave, even when I wear a beard, I still look neat.
5We try to do as many things as we can that keeps up with the children. If one of us is away, the other is usually at home. I'm a very strict father, but affectionate also. I was raised strictly and I can't shed it. I care about discipline and I think boys need it. That's what's wrong with a lot of kids today; they don't get it. I tell the boys, I can let you go your own way but that ain't love.
6I'd say the breakup was my fault. We toured together and I had a nervous breakdown.
7You're all rank amateurs when it comes to losing. How about this for a case history? There was a time when an actor friend of mine and I were both starving, waiting for a Broadway break. All of a sudden he got a job in 'Oklahoma!' and stayed with the show for the full seven years of its Broadway run. During that time I was in 15 different shows, nearly all of them flops. I'll say one thing for flops though, you learn from them in a way you never learn from winners. So in a way I am grateful for them.
8If I would have stayed with Evelyn [Evelyn Ward], my son, David [David Cassidy], might have turned out better. I wanted to raise him but she wouldn't give him up. That's all right. I don't care if David doesn't want to see me. I have three other sons who still love their father.
9Christ and the Bible have helped me muddle through the past year. In a way I have become a bit of a recluse and loner. I don't go to parties much anymore. You see, I have been that route. I'm looking for something more.
10When we reconciled after our other split, I begged her to let us move to a more stable area. But she insisted Beverly Hills schooling was important for the boys. Hell, what about their sense of values. At age 17 Shaun is the owner of a 71 Cadillac convertible.
11Daytime TV and talk shows also helped me. I am fascinating on all those programs. Full of witty remarks and sly innuendo which I have been preparing all day. Anyway, the ladies love it, and when I tour in a play or musical I do quite well at the box office.
12I work fast because of the many years of machination when I try to come up with a performance quickly or otherwise somebody was waiting in the wings to replace me. There was no time for all of that (Actor's) workshop approach.
13The rewards of comedy are instant. I have no desire to look out into an audience to see if there are any tears.
14Anyway, in Paris, we were thrown together. We'd said we wouldn't see each other any more. But how can you not see each other when you are kissing each other every night on the stage every night? We came back and I asked my wife for a divorce which wasn't the first time...
1Mother Charlotte was from Hamburg, Germany.
2Made his Broadway debut at the age of 16 in the chorus of Cole Porter's "Something For The Boys.".
3Along with Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp, George Hamilton and William Shatner, he is one of only five actors to play two or more murderers in Columbo (1971): Ken Franklin in Columbo: Murder by the Book (1971), Riley Greenleaf in Columbo: Publish or Perish (1974) and Columbo: Now You See Him (1976).
4A charred body, burned beyond recognition, was found in the doorway of Cassidy's apartment. As Cassidy's car was missing (it was later returned by a friend who had borrowed it), his family hoped that he had traveled to Palm Springs, which were his intended plans for the following day bur the body was then positively identified as Cassidy's by dental records and by a signet ring that he wore, bearing the Cassidy family crest.
5His remains were cremated and scattered on the Pacific Ocean.
6According to Cassidy's ex-wife Shirley Jones, on December 11, 1976, Cassidy asked her over for drinks but she declined his invitation. He then ate dinner alone at an Italian restaurant. Cassidy returned to his apartment by himself, by which time he was drunk. In the early morning hours of December 12, Cassidy lit a cigarette and fell asleep on his Naugahyde couch. He then dropped the cigarette, which ignited the couch. The flames quickly spread throughout the apartment and the building.
7Cassidy was approved for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005, and fund raising efforts are currently underway to fund the dedication ceremony.
8In his 1994 autobiography, C'Mon, Get Happy, Cassidy's eldest son David wrote that he became increasingly concerned about his father in the last years of his life. Jack Cassidy suffered from bipolar disorder and was an alcoholic, who was displaying increasingly erratic behavior.
9The role of the vain, shallow, buffoon-like newsman Ted Baxter on TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977) was reportedly written with Cassidy in mind. Although Cassidy had played a similar buffoonish character in the 1967-68 sitcom He & She, he turned down the role, feeling that it was not right for him; the part went to Ted Knight.
10David Cassidy also claimed that his father was bisexual, citing attributed personal accounts and reports, both anecdotal and published, of his father's same-sex affairs, a fact neither he nor his siblings discovered until after Cassidy's death. In her 2013 memoir, Shirley Jones confirms that Cassidy had many same-sex affairs, including one with Cole Porter.
11In 1974, his neighbors were shocked to see him watering his front lawn naked in the middle of the afternoon. Cassidy's second wife Shirley Jones described a similar incident when she found him sitting naked in a corner, reading a book. Jones said to Cassidy that they had to get ready to do a show, and he calmly looked up and said, "I know now that I'm Christ".[.
12Cassidy won the 1964 Tony Award for best featured actor in a musical for his role in She Loves Me and was nominated for two Emmy Awards: in 1968 for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy, for He & She, and 1971 for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the film The Andersonville Trial (1970).
13In December 1974, Cassidy was hospitalized in a psychiatric facility for 48 hours. At that time, Jones found out that he had been previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
14In the March 15, 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) episode, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Photographer and the Undertaker (1965), he played a hit man who disposes of the victim's body by setting fire to his apartment, which was the scene of the murder. This was an attempt to conceal the murder and have the authorities believe that he was the deceased. He later died in a fire, at his home, on December 12, 1976 and was so badly burned that he could only be identified by the unique ring he was wearing.
15Graduated from Richmond Hill High School. Took singing lessons with Polly Robertson and was mentored by his uncle, Ben Dova, a former vaudevillian, who organised auditions for him. Jack first appeared, on stage, in the chorus of Michael Todd's "Something For the Boys" in 1943.
16His father, William Cassidy, was a railroad engineer.
17Born to William Cassidy, who was of Irish descent, and Charlotte Koehler, who was of German descent.
18He was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for "Wait Until Dark", at the Drury Lane Theatre North in Chicago, Illinois.
19Portrayed by Malcolm McDowell in The David Cassidy Story (2000).
20The 4th floor penthouse where he died is located at 1221 North Kings Road, West Hollywood.
21On June 24, 2005, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced he would receive a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for live theatre.
22Won Broadway's 1964 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "She Loves Me". This was followed with three other Tony nominations in the same category: in 1965 for "Fade Out -- Fade In," and as Best Actor (Musical) in 1966 for "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman!" and in 1969 for "Maggie Flynn.".
23Father, with Evelyn Ward of son David Cassidy. Father, with Shirley Jones, of sons Shaun Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy and Patrick Cassidy.
24Wrote a play, "A Waltz for Willie Ryan".
25While researching his Irish ancestry, he discovered his family's crest. He had 6 gold pinky rings made bearing the crest, and gave one to each of his 4 sons and one to his brother. His own ring helped authorities identify his remains. It was later stolen from his son, Patrick Cassidy's house.
26His idol was John Barrymore, whom he played in W.C. Fields and Me (1976).
27Worked as a bell hop, counterman, dishwasher, chauffer, clothing salesman, postal clerk, hotel clerk, stable boy, coal and ice truck handler before getting his big break.
28Turned down the role of Ted Baxter on Mary Tyler Moore (1970), but did guest star as Ted Baxter's brother.
29He died when his couch, and subsequently apartment, caught fire after he fell asleep on it with a lit cigarette.
30Received help entering show business from a family member who was a contortionist in the circus.
31One of the most Tony-nominated musical actors in Broadway history.


The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover1977Damon Runyon
The Feather and Father Gang1977TV SeriesBishop
McCloud1977TV SeriesLord Charles Bridges
Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover1977TV MovieJules Rosen
W.C. Fields and Me1976John Barrymore
Columbo1971-1976TV SeriesThe Great Santini / Riley Greenleaf / Ken Franklin
Hawaii Five-O1975TV SeriesMorwood
Matt Helm1975TV SeriesBuckman
Knuckle1975TV MoviePatrick Delafield
The Eiger Sanction1975Miles Mellough
Death Among Friends1975TV MovieChico Donovan
Fools, Females and Fun1974TV MovieDanny Holliday
McMasters of Sweetwater1974TV MovieMcMasters
The Phantom of Hollywood1974TV MovieOtto Vonner / Karl Vonner
Great Performances1974TV SeriesPaul Sears
Cannon1974TV SeriesGen. James O'Hara
Great Mysteries1973TV SeriesPennington
Of Men and Women1973TV Movie segment "Never Trust a Lady"
Barnaby Jones1973TV SeriesCraig Woodridge
A Time for Love1973TV MovieTom Pierson
Your Money or Your Wife1972TV MovieJosh Darwin, the TV Producer
Banyon1972TV SeriesGrey Gloves
Love, American Style1970-1972TV SeriesFrank (segment "Love and the Know-It-All") / Fred (segment "Love and the Big Game") / Chuck Fuller (segment "Love and the Many Married Couple")
The ABC Comedy Hour1972TV Series
Mission: Impossible1972TV SeriesOrin Kerr
Sarge1971TV SeriesJohn Michael O'Flaherty
Bonanza1971TV SeriesKevin O'Casey
Mary Tyler Moore1971TV SeriesHal Baxter
Bunny O'Hare1971Lieutenant Greeley
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesHarry Wagener
The Powder Room1971TV Movie
Men at Law1971TV Series
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesMarius Davis (segment "The Last Laurel")
Mod Squad1971TV SeriesPerry Lemko
The Governor & J.J.1970TV SeriesMark Ellison
Matt Lincoln1970TV Series
George M!1970TV MovieJeremiah 'Jerry' Cohan
The Andersonville Trial1970TV MovieOtis Baker
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County1970Roger Hand
Bewitched1968-1970TV SeriesGeorge Dinsdale / Rance Butler
That Girl1969TV SeriesMarty Haines
That's Life1969TV Series
Get Smart1968TV SeriesMr. Bob
He & She1967-1968TV SeriesOscar North
Coronet Blue1967TV SeriesSpangler / Demier
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1967TV SeriesRock Mussin
I Spy1967TV SeriesNick Fleming
The Garry Moore Show1966TV SeriesHarrison Floy
The Lucy Show1965TV SeriesProfessor Zoorkin
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1965TV SeriesArthur Mannix
Mr. Broadway1964TV SeriesAllan
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo1964TV Series voice
Wide Country1963TV SeriesJerry Manning
FBI Code 981963TV MovieWalter Macklin
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesRoth
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol1962TV MovieBob Cratchit / Dick Wilkins (voice)
The Real McCoys1962TV SeriesJack Masters
The Chapman Report1962Ted Dyson (scenes deleted)
Hennesey1962TV SeriesChaplain
Bronco1961-1962TV SeriesMarshal Bill Hickok / Edward Miller
Surfside 61962TV SeriesVal Morton
Everglades1962TV SeriesRon Fairburn
77 Sunset Strip1962TV SeriesDick Arnador
Hawaiian Eye1961TV SeriesMaurice Clifford
Maverick1961TV SeriesRoger Cushman
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1961TV SeriesMark Lansing
General Electric Theater1961TV SeriesAlan Richards
Lock Up1961TV SeriesVincent Gibson
Wagon Train1961TV SeriesDan Palmer
Look in Any Window1961Gareth Lowell
The Chevy Mystery Show1960TV SeriesDavid Townsend
Gunsmoke1958TV SeriesMarcus France
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1958TV SeriesDanny Fortune
Lux Video Theatre1957TV SeriesDenis / Dr. Frederick Steele
The United States Steel Hour1957TV Series


Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol1962TV Movie performer: "Ringle, Ringle", "The Lord's Bright Blessing"


The Cross-Wits1977TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars1977TV Special documentaryHimself - Ringmaster
Gala de l'union1976TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Word Grabbers1976TV MovieHimself - Panelist (2nd Pilot)
Match Game 731973-1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Don Adams' Screen Test1975TV Series
Rhyme and Reason1975TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1974TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual Genii Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966-1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares1968-1974TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square / Himself
The Merv Griffin Show1974TV SeriesHimself
A Musical Celebration to Stephen Sondheim1973TV MovieHimself
Broadway1973TV MovieHimself
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1973TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Carol Burnett Show1968-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Julie Andrews Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
Portable Electric Medicine Show1972TV MovieHimself
Password All-Stars1967-1972TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Movie Game1970-1971TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus - 101th Edition1971TV SpecialHimself - Host
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHimself
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself
It Takes Two1970TV SeriesHimself
The Linkletter Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The 24th Annual Tony Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Beat the Clock1970TV SeriesHimself
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man1970TV Special
The David Frost Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
Personality1969TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards1969TV SpecialHimself
The Match Game1969TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Joan Rivers Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1968TV SpecialHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Steve Allen Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Married Judge
Everybody's Talking1967TV SeriesHimself
The Bell Telephone Hour1960-1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
The 18th Annual Tony Awards1964TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 34th Annual Academy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Garry Moore Show1959TV SeriesHimself
Spectacular1959TV SeriesHimself
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHimself
Lux Video Theatre1956TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1952-1953TV SeriesHimself
All Star Summer Revue1952TV SeriesHimself - Guest Actor / Singer

Archive Footage

Biography2000-2008TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Andersonville Trial (1970)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a ComedyHe & She (1967)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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