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Leif Garrett

Actor, Soundtrack
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Net worth 2018: $17 Million
Industry: Actor
Residence:  Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
BirthDay: 8 November 1961
Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
BIOGRAPHY

Born on November 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California, Leif grew up in a world of showbiz and got his first taste of acting in the blockbuster film, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) playing the son of Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon, though he was uncredited. Then he was a frequent guest in TV shows such as Nanny and the Professor (1970), Family Affair (1966), Cannon (1971), Gunsmoke (1955) and The Odd Couple (1970) as well as receiving brief exposure in Walking Tall (1973) and Peopletoys (1974), both films also starring his sister, Dawn Lyn. He then played Endy Karras in the TV series Three for the Road (1975), also starring Alex Rocco and Vincent Van Patten, and by then he started getting exposure on teen magazines and fan mail, despite the show's short run. He still pursued his acting career by starring in some westerns like Diamante Lobo (1976), Kid Vengeance (1977) and Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977).Garrett was offered a recording contract by Atlantic Records. He released two oldie cover singles "Surfin' USA" and "Runaround Sue" on his self-titled debut album, but wasn't really happy with this style of music. After switching to the Scotti Brothers he recorded another album called "Feel the Need" which had a top 10 disco-flavoured hit called, "I Was Made for Dancin'". He released three more albums but mostly stopped recording music in the early 1980s.He continued in films and is well remembered for his small supporting role in the blockbuster film The Outsiders (1983), which starred Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise, but his films after that were less successful. However, he did return to music by playing in a band called "Godspeed" in the late 1990s, this time playing his own music.

TIMELINE
2017

Performed at the Hurricane Harvey fundraiser in Los Angeles in September 2017

2010

In 2010 he estimated he had spent over $1 million on drugs since the age of 16

2008

In an interview for the 2008 A&E "Biography" show about him, he said he did not originally aspire to a singing career

2007

His 2007 album "Three Sides Of" sold less than 300 copies

2005

Ranked #13 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue)

2003

[on Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)] You should be able to poke a certain amount of fun at yourself

1998

In 1998, the corporate descendant of Garrett's original recording label released a greatest hits compilation of his music, "The Leif Garrett Collection"

1996

In 1996, his former girlfriend Nicollette Sheridan tried to force Garrett into rehab

1990

In the mid-1990s, fellow singer-actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras remade Garrett's hit-single "I Was Made For Dancing" for her album "Gimme a Kiss"; subsequently, both the song and the record became huge hits in Japan

1988

Attended the Democratic National Convention in 1988

1983

He continued in films and is well remembered for his small supporting role in the blockbuster film The Outsiders (1983), which starred Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise, but his films after that were less successful

1980

He had publicly promised to look after Roland Winkler financially following the car crash, but Winkler's parents sued Garrett in January 1980

1979

By 1979 he had already been awarded 27 gold and platinum records

1976

He still pursued his acting career by starring in some westerns like Diamante Lobo (1976), Kid Vengeance (1977) and Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977)

1975

He then played Endy Karras in the TV series Three for the Road (1975), also starring Alex Rocco and Vincent Van Patten, and by then he started getting exposure on teen magazines and fan mail, despite the show's short run

1970

Then he was a frequent guest in TV shows such as Nanny and the Professor (1970), Family Affair (1966), Cannon (1971), Gunsmoke (1955) and The Odd Couple (1970) as well as receiving brief exposure in Walking Tall (1973) and Peopletoys (1974), both films also starring his sister, Dawn Lyn

1961

Born on November 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California, Leif grew up in a world of showbiz and got his first taste of acting in the blockbuster film, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) playing the son of Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon, though he was uncredited

1950

Record company executives said he could record only what they told him to, mostly covers of hit songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s

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