Beau Devin Cassidy, 26, is one of two children of legendary singer-actor David Cassidy, who passed away on Tuesday, November 21 evening after a long battle with dementia. The Partridge Family famed star had been admitted at a Fort Lauderdale hospital in a critical condition with organ failure.
Beau was born to David Cassidy and his third wife
Beau was born on February 8, 1991, in Los Angeles, to David and Sue Shifrin, David’s third wife. Shifrin is an executive National VP for Arbonne, Health & Wellness Brand. She has been involved in many business ventures, including The Lifeboard, a program which has been helping people realize their dreams.
Beau’s parents were married for nearly 23 years. It was the longest relationship David ever had.
Beau has an elder half-sister, Katie Cassidy, who is also an actress, famous for appearing in TV series like Arrow, Melrose Place, Harper’s Island, Gossip Girl, etc. Katie was born on November 25, 1986, David’s model girlfriend Sherry Williams Benedon.
In February 2017, during an interview with People, Cassidy opened up about his relationship with his kids. Talking about Beau, David said, “He’s just one of the best people you’ll ever meet in your life and it’s that that I’m proud of. He just turned 26. He’s such a beautiful person.”
In the same interview, Cassidy also confirmed that he didn’t have a relationship with Katie. He said, “I wasn’t her father. I was her biological father but I didn’t raise her. She has a completely different life.”
Beau Cassidy is a singer-songwriter
“Beau Cassidy is a proof positive that genetics is a major factor in generational talent.”
Born into a family of unbelievably talented and successful musicians, performers, actors and songwriters, Beau describes his music as being edgier than that of his father and uncle. Beau’s dad was the #1 pop icon of the 70s while his uncle, Shaun Cassidy, had been a teen star of the 70s. His grandfather, Jack Cassidy, was a worldwide popular actor and performer and his step-grandmother, Shirley Jones, is a singer and actor. Moreover, his mother, Shifrin, is also a former songwriter and recording artist.
Presently, Beau is working with Mark Spiro on co-writing and performing music. He has worked with legendary songwriter and producer Terry Britten in the past. The Grammy-winning songwriter says of Beau, “I don’t think I’ve worked with a young man with more passion about his music than Beau Cassidy. In the studio his vocal technique is outstanding an obvious natural. His desire to go the extra mile and deliver his best is exceptional, a true professional!”
In 2014, Beau auditioned for The Voice. However, he was not selected.
Beau Cassidy theater arts at Boston University
Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beau attended high school at the University School of Northeastern State University. He later studied theater arts at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts.
Beau had caught the acting bug at a young age. While he was in high school, he starred in various plays and musicals such as The Wedding Singer, The Music Man, Copacabana, Pride and Prejudice, etc. When he was 16, he portrayed Mickey Johnston in Blood Brothers, the same role his father had portrayed 15 years earlier on Broadway.
He has held many jobs in the entertainment industry. From March to June of 2014, he served as a PR Assistant at The Weinstein Company. He has been working as Production Manager for A Way Around Films since January 2013 and as Associate Director of Investment Sales for ONE Commercial Realty Services since March 2017.