Leif Garrett

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) (TV). However, by then he wanted to be a singer and Michael Lloyd, who was producing records for Shaun Cassidy at the time, signed him up as well. He released two oldie cover singles "Surfin USA" and "Runaround Sue" as well as his self titled debut album, but wasn't really happy with this style of music. He recorded another album called "Feel the Need" which had a top 10 disco flavoured hit his producer wrote called, "I Was Made for Dancin'". He released 3 more albums and walked away from music. He continued in films and was 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 not very successful. However, he did return to music by playing in a band called "Godspeed", as this time he's playing his own music.

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Kid Vengeance

Tom Thurston

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Cheerleader Camp

Brent Hoover

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Walking Tall 2

Mike Pusser

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Party Line

Seth

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Walking Tall 3

Mike Pusser

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Shaker Run

Casey Lee

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Skateboard

Brad Harris

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Delta Fever

Lance

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Thunder Alley

Skip

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God's Gun

Johnny

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Pop Star

Janitor

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American Black Beauty

Pete

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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Himself

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I Woke Up Early the Day I Died

Cruiser Cop #4 (as Leif Garret)

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Jagd in der grünen Hölle

Bill

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The Spirit of '76

Eddie Trojan

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The Banker

Fowler

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Cheerleader Camp

Brent Hoover

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Party Line

Seth

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Delta Fever

Lance

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Thunder Alley

Skip

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Shaker Run

Casey Lee

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The Outsiders

Bob Sheldon

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Our Guests at Heartland

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Skateboard

Brad Harris

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Kid Vengeance

Tom Thurston

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Walking Tall 3

Mike Pusser

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God's Gun

Johnny

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Flood!

Johnny Lowman

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Family: The Complete First and Second Seasons

Zack Russell (2 episodes, 1978-1979)

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Walking Tall 2

Mike Pusser

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The Last Survivors

Billy Wright

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Kleine Teufel

David

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Macon County Line

Luke Morgan (as Lief Garrett)

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Walking Tall

Mike Pusser

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Jimmy Henderson (uncredited)

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