Shaun Cassidy

Birth Name: Shaun Paul Cassidy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 27, 1958

Ethnicity: Irish, German, English, Welsh, Scottish, remote French

Shaun Cassidy is an American singer, actor, writer, and producer. He is known for playing Joe Hardy on the 1970s series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. He created the series American Gothic, Roar, and Invasion.

Shaun is the son of actors and singers Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones. His brother is actor Patrick Cassidy and his half-brother was actor and singer David Cassidy. His half-niece is actress Katie Cassidy.

Shaun is married to producer Tracey Turner. He has two children with his former wife, model, actress, and Playboy playmate Ann Pennington; a daughter with his former wife, actress Susan Diol; and four children with Tracey.

Shaun’s paternal grandfather was William George Cassidy (the son of Patrick Cassidy and Delia Dooley). William was born in New York. Patrick was born in New York, to Irish parents, Patrick Cassidy, from Drumnanane, Inniskillen, Fermanagh, and Mary Berriger. Delia was also born in New York, also to Irish parents, John Dooley and Mary Ann.

Shaun’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte “Lottie” Koehler (the daughter of William Koehler and Wilhelmine Caroline Henriette Borchardt). Charlotte was born in New York, to German parents.

Shaun’s maternal grandfather was Paul Livinson Jones (the son of William Benjamin Jones, Jr. and Louise Jane “Lulu” Dorman). Paul was born in Pennsylvania. William was the son of William Benjamin Jones, who was Welsh, and of Sophia Lulu Galletine/Gallatin. Louise was the daughter of Hugh McWilliams, who was Scottish, and of Louise Dorman, who was English.

Shaun’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie Louise Williams (the daughter of Charles Harold Williams and Sarah Jane Smiley). Charles was the son of John Martin Williams and Margery Victoria Rush. Sarah was the daughter of Lott/Lot Smiley, whose father, and maternal grandmother, were Irish, and of Susan/Susanna Campbell.

Sources: Genealogy of Shaun Cassidy –

Genealogy of Shaun’s father –

Shaun’s maternal grandfather, Paul Livinson Jones, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Paul Livinson Jones on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Shaun’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Jane Smiley, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Shaun’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Lott/Lot Smiley, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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