Leif Garrett Net Worth

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Garrett grew to popularity in the late 1970s as a teen star, but later in life he brought more interest with his drug abuse and legal troubles than his career. Entering the world of performing in the age of five, he made his commercial breakthrough together with the character of Jimmy Henderson in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). Because of his nice voice and great performing abilities, he shortly became teen girls’ favorite and got roles on such hit series as Family (ABC, 1976-1980) and TV movies like Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (NBC, 1978) before beginning a job as a pop vocalist.

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His name may also be seen in the US charts with upgrades of Dion’s Runaround Sue and The Wanderer, together with Paul Anka’s Put Your Head On My Shoulder. Nevertheless, Garrett soon sunk into drug addiction and obscurity making his profession completely fall. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he’s made several efforts to restore his popularity, but it had been all in vain as he has reduced his once fantastic status to another kid actor-turned-cautionary tale.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 8, 1961
Birth place: Hollywood, California
Height:1.73 m
Profession:Singer, actor, tv personality
Nationality:American
Parents:Rick Nervick, Carolyn Stellar, I Was Made for Dancin', Surfin' USA, When I Think of You
Siblings:Dawn Lyn
Record labels:20th Century, Atlantic, Scotti Brothers, Tongue and Groove, Cleopatra, Golden Lane
Movies:“Walking Tall”, “God’s Gun”, “The Outsiders”, “Macon Country Line”, "Devil Times Five", "Gunsmoke", "Wonder Woman", "Three for the Road", "Skateboard", "Dominion" (1995)
TV shows:truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., Three for the Road, Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge
Albums:The Leif Garrett Collection, Leif Garrett, Feel the Need
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Began dating Justine Bateman in January 1988.
2He is of Norwegian descent.
3In 1981 he was supposed to star in a biopic of boxer "Little Red" Danny Lopez, but ended up making Longshot (1981) instead.
4Graduated high school at the age of 15 after doing four academic years in two.
5He retains a large fan base in Japan and South Korea.
6Of the albums recorded at the height of his career he says he only liked 1980's "Can't Explain".
7Record company executives said he could record only what they told him to, mostly covers of hit songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s. The only chance Garrett got to stretch himself musically was onstage, where he spiced up his live set with Rolling Stones and Zeppelin covers.
8In 1996, his former girlfriend Nicollette Sheridan tried to force Garrett into rehab. He left after half an hour.
9In 1998, the corporate descendant of Garrett's original recording label released a greatest hits compilation of his music, "The Leif Garrett Collection". Garrett said that the only payment he received was a few copies of the CD.
10His 2007 album "Three Sides Of" sold less than 300 copies.
11Filed for bankruptcy in October 2001. According to court documents Garrett had only $350 and was living off a monthly $1,000 allowance from his mother.
12There has long been confusion as to the correct pronunciation of Leif's name. At the beginning of the 2010 VH1 program, "Leif Garrett: Behind the Music Remastered", Leif himself says, "For the record, it's layf, long a.".
13Ex-brother-in-law of Michael Whitby.
14In 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.
15In an interview for the 2008 A&E "Biography" show about him, he said he did not originally aspire to a singing career. He had never been a singer and considered himself an actor, but when he achieved teen idol status, his handlers saw a chance to make big money and told him that he was now a singer. He was told what to sing without regard for his musical preferences, so he wasn't happy with his music career. Dragged around the world on concert tours at 15 by his managers without his family and spending most of his time in hotel rooms, he felt isolated and extremely lonely. To relieve his loneliness, he began tagging along to the clubs at night with his managers, and thus began his descent into alcohol and drug abuse. His return to music later in life reflected his real musical preferences and truly fueled his creative passions.
16Ranked #13 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).
17Mother was an actress using the name Carolyn Stellar.
18Was sued by former friend for an 1979 accident in which Leif was driving and car left the road and plunged 80 ft. down a hillside. Friend was paralyzed, judgment of $7.1 million. (The two were reunited 20 years later, as part of a TV program about Garrett's life and career, and Garrett learned that his friend, whom he hadn't seen since that day, had long forgiven him - and that Garrett's actions following the accident had actually saved his life.)
19Younger sister is actress Dawn Lyn.
20Son of Rick Nervick, and Carolyn Stellar.


Quotes

#Quote
1It changed my life big time. Oddly enough, even after the car accident, the "teen idolism" continued for awhile, but not to the same degree. Whether that was a part of it or not, I don't know. That was a big lesson for me because I was 17 when that happened. That was like three days before my 18th birthday. It was a tough situation. I knew that even though we were both at fault for what we were doing and for being in a vehicle, because he was going to drive but I drove.
2The last time I went to Japan, three or four years ago, was the last time I did any of that material. Even then, I refused to do them the regular way. I did a blues version of a disco song. That was a tough one. I wasn't feeling so good then. I was in the middle of a kick. Oh, man. The things we do to ourselves.
3My career ended musically, as far as the producers were concerned, when the five-year contract was over and I was, like, 21 or 22, whereas I was trying to let them in on my vision to grow. In the teen idol world, the longest a teen idol can last - unless they change and become an adult with their music - is five years. You go from 16 to maybe 21, and then by 21 you're already having sex ... and that changes your whole world. Your music changes, the things you like change. One thing is puppy love; the next thing is lust. In the teen idol world, it's puppy love. New wave music was happening. Disco wasn't going to last, first of all, and that sort of like puppy-love style wasn't going to last either. Like I said, you grow up and start having sex. Your tastes change. You become more mature ... They just didn't see it, and my contract was up and I said, "See you later."
4My mom didn't understand, you know. It was partially her fault. You don't allow a 14 or 15-year-old kid to go on the road without parental guidance. The bartenders knew who I was, knew how old I was, but no one said no.
5I think part of my drug use was that I didn't want to get older. I wanted to stay that rebellious 18-year-old, just thinking I was superman or, you know, indestructible. But things catch up to you. Fame is a drug not only to oneself but to others as well.
6Do not believe your own publicity. Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you. When you've got that sort of power at that young age, and everything at your doorstep, you put out that bad boy image. At that age, testosterone, hormones, all of the money, you see what else you can get away with.
7If there is anything I would tell anybody in this profession, it is never believe your own press.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaPeter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977)· Ed Friendly (producer)
· Michael O'Herlihy (director)
· Jack Turley (writer)
· Milo O'Shea (actor)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doc Elliot1973TV SeriesJamie Bartlett
Walking Tall1973Mike
Circle of Fear1973TV SeriesRobert
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV SeriesBoy Who Runs from the Giant
Gunsmoke1972TV SeriesJohn
The F.B.I.1972TV SeriesTommy
Arnie1971TV SeriesChester
Cannon1971TV SeriesRoger Swanson
Cade's County1971TV SeriesGabriel Dobbs
Black Noon1971TV MovieTowhead
Family Affair1970TV SeriesBobby Granger
Nanny and the Professor1970TV SeriesBilly
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice1969Jimmy Henderson (uncredited)
World's Dumbest2012TV Series
Fish Mich2009Leif Garrett
Popstar2005Janitor
American Black Beauty2005TV MoviePete
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Leif Garrett
The Art of a Bullet1999Lucas Stone
The Next Tenant1998
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died1998Cruiser Cop #4 (as Leif Garret)
The Whispering1995Peter Ransket
Dominion1995Bill
The Spirit of '761990Eddie Trojan
The Banker1989Fowler
Monsters1989TV SeriesDr. Miner
Superboy1988TV SeriesJudd Faust
Party Line1988Seth
Cheerleader Camp1988Brent Hoover
Delta Fever1987Lance
Hunter1987TV SeriesTodd Logan
Shaker Run1985Casey Lee
Thunder Alley1985Skip
The Outsiders1983Bob Sheldon
Longshot1981Paul Rogers
House Calls1980TV Series
CHiPs1979TV SeriesJimmy Tyler
Family1978-1979TV SeriesZack Russell
Wonder Woman1978TV SeriesLane / Michael
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland
The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour1978TV Series
Skateboard1978Brad Harris
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion1977TV MoviePeter Lundy
Tigres de papel1977Brandon (uncredited)
Final Chapter: Walking Tall1977Mike Pusser
Vengeance1977Tom Thurston
Flood!1976TV MovieJohnny Lowman
ABC Afterschool Specials1976TV Series
Diamante Lobo1976Johnny
Three for the Road1975TV SeriesEndy Karras
Walking Tall Part II1975Mike Pusser
The Odd Couple1974-1975TV SeriesLeonard
The Last Survivors1975TV MovieBilly Wright
Strange Homecoming1974TV MovieBobby Halsey
Macon County Line1974Luke Morgan (as Lief Garrett)
Devil Times Five1974David
Apple's Way1974TV SeriesHarold Pearson / Harold

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Popstar2005performer: "Tear Up This Town" / writer: "Tear Up This Town"
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television", "Former Child Star" / performer: "Former Child Star" / producer: "Former Child Star"
Joe Dirt2001performer: "I Was Made for Dancin'"
Música sí1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Night Angel1990performer: "TORN AND TATTERED" / writer: "TORN AND TATTERED"
To Die For1988writer: "Torn and Tattered" - as L. Garrett
The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends1986Video documentary short "The Road to Freedom", "The Way to Happiness", "The ARC Song"
Thunder Alley1985performer: "Can't Look Back", "Just Another Pretty Boy", "Sometimes in the Night", "Do You Feel Alright", "Danger Danger"
Longshot1981performer: "Let Me Be Your Hero", "I Can't Wait Any Longer", "Summer Love"
Hits von der Schulbank1980TV Movie performer: "Bits and Pieces"
CHiPs1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1979TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Wonder Woman1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself
World's Dumbest2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest 22013TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2010-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Patient: Musician
Celebrity Close Calls2010TV SeriesHimself
Rock & A Hard Place2008TV SeriesHimself
Reality Bites Back2008TV SeriesHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge2007TV SeriesHimself
Boulevard of Broken Dreams2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Fear Factor2006TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
elimiDATE2005TV SeriesHimself
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The 70's House2005TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Star Dates2003TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
Family Guy2001TV SeriesHimself
Heart-throbs of the 70s2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Suddenly Susan1999TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1's 8-Track Flashback1995TV SeriesHost
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends1986Video documentary shortHimself - Featured Performer, Vocals (songs "The Road to Freedom" / "The Way to Happiness" / "The ARC Song")
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
Hits von der Schulbank1980TV MovieHimself
Aplauso1979-1980TV SeriesHimself
Making Xanadu: The Musical Fantasy Movie1980TV Movie documentaryWrap-Party Guest (uncredited)
Cosas1980TV SeriesHimself
Disco1979-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Wolfman Jack Radio Show1980TV MovieHimself
New American Bandstand 19651977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Good Morning America1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
Leif1979TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Disco in the Snow1979TV MovieHimself - Performer
Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La sonrisa de un niño1978TV MovieHimself - Performer
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez2014TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Teen Stars2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
Música sí1998TV SeriesHimself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesFowler
Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesHimself

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