Actor and Author, Ryan Cassidy, will join Billy and Frank on the March 22nd episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic. Ryan recently authored the book, “James Cagney Was My Baby Sitter.”
Ryan is the youngest of the famous Cassidy brothers and the son of Academy Award-Winner Shirley Jones for Elmer Gantry, plus the hit, The Music Man.
Ryan embarked on an acting career after graduating from Beverly Hills High School. During this time, he appeared in the Lionel Ritchie music video, Penny Lover, the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life as Kevin Metcalf (a role designed around Ryan, himself), and as Jake Hittman in The Centurions episode of the short-lived CBS series, Jesse Hawkes.
Cassidy left show business in the ’90s and pursued different avenues, finally settling on work behind the scenes, working first in the art department at Jim Henson Productions and, later, for such shows as, The King of Queens, My Wife and Kids, According to Jim, and Summerland.
In 2000, Ryan re-established himself as an actor and pursued more dramatic roles. His portrayal of Chris McPherson in the 2002 stage production of The Family Game earned the praise of Daily Variety, and he worked on the independent film, Paradise.
Be sure to join Mick, Mook and Ryan on March 22 to learn more about Cassidy’s intriguing life.