FACTOID # 19: Cheap sloppy joes: Looking for reduced-price lunches for schoolchildren? Head for Oklahoma!
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Leif Garrett
Leif Garrett
Background information
Birth name Leif Per Nervik
Born November 8, 1961 (1961-11-08) (age 45)
Origin Flag of the United States Hollywood, CA
Genre(s) Rock
Pop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1977–Present
Label(s) Atlantic (USA, 1977-1981)

Leif Per Nervik (born November 8, 1961) better known by his stage name of Leif Garrett is an American singer and actor. He became famous as a teen idol and received publicity as an adult for his drug abuse and legal troubles. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ... Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions related to taking a psychoactive drug or performance enhancing drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. ...

Contents

Early life

Garrett was born in Hollywood, California to cameraman, stuntman, and actor Rik Nervik (né Rick Nervick) and Carolyn Stellar (née Carolyn Underwood). His younger sister is actress Dawn Lyn of My Three Sons. The family is of Norwegian descent. He attended Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary in Burbank, CA. His mother had run-ins with Leif's first grade teacher over his hair length. Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Dawn Lyn, born Dawn Lyn Nervik, is an American actress born in Los Angeles, California in January, 1963. ... My Three Sons was a situation comedy that ran from September 29, 1960 to August 24, 1972. ...


Career

Garrett began his acting career as a five-year-old. His notable roles as a child actor include his breakthrough as "Jimmy Henderson" in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, his role as the protagonist's son "Mike Pusser" in the Walking Tall series, and his recurring role as "Zack Russell" on the ABC-TV series Family. This article is about the 1969 film. ... Walking Tall is a 1973 semi-biopic of Sheriff Buford Pusser, a former professional wrestler-turned lawman in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... The cast of Family. ...

Image:LeifGarret.jpg
The Leif Garrett Collection

In autumn of 1976, Garrett signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records and recorded his first album, Leif Garrett. The album was released in 1977 and his first four singles charted modestly on the US Hot 100, with "Runaround Sue" reaching the highest at #13. In mid-1978, he signed with Scotti Brothers Records and recorded his second album Feel the Need. The album's first single, "I Was Made For Dancin' ", reached #10 on the US Hot 100 and #4 on the British Chart but subsequent singles failed to crack the top 20 in either country. Neverthless, Garrett continued to record, releasing the albums Same Goes For You (1979), Can't Explain (1980), and My Movie of You (1981) in quick succession. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Leif Garrett is Leif Garretts first album. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Scotti Brothers Records was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti. ...


In the 80s Garrett returned to acting, appearing as "Bob Sheldon" in the 1983 Francis Ford Coppola film The Outsiders. In 1985, he starred in Shaker Run as a mechanic and in Thunder Alley as the lead singer of a pop band that is torn apart by drugs. Other notable Leif Garrett movies from the decade include Delta Fever and the horror film Cheerleader Camp. After a brief break from 1990 to 1995, Garrett returned to acting and singing, appearing in 1995's low-budget horror film Dominion, touring with The Melvins, and recording vocals for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on their album The Crybaby. In 1998 he released The Leif Garrett Collection, a greatest hits collection, and in 1999 formed the band Godspeed with Christopher Wade Damerst and Michael Scott (The Distortions, Deadtime Stories). They recorded a 3 song EP on Garrett's own label, Tongue and Groove Records, and debuted on the Rosie O'Donnell Show but broke up after only a few shows. In 2003, Garrett appeared as himself in the David Spade film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. He also sang and co-wrote "Former Child Star" for the film's soundtrack and was one of the singers of "Child Stars On Your Television", which played over the ending credits. Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Horror Movie redirects here. ... Cheerleader Camp, also known as Bloody Pom-Poms, is an American slasher film, released in 1988. ... The Melvins are an American rock band/ metal band that usually perform as a trio. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit (1) In Bloom (2) Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... The Crybaby is an album by The Melvins, which was released in 2000 through Ipecac Recordings. ... The Leif Garett Collection is an album by Leif Garrett released in 1998 and features all 10 of his US Hot 100 hit singles plus two additional cuts (New York City Nights and Put Your Head On My Shoulder). Track listing Runaround Sue (2:22) The Wanderer (2:40) I... Godspeed may refer to: Godspeed - a term used to express respect and good will when addressing someone, typically someone about to go on a journey or a daring endeavor. ... The Rosie ODonnell Show was an American daytime television talk show featuring Rosie ODonnell. ... David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-Award and Golden Globe-nominated American actor, comedian, television personality who gained fame in the 1990s as a castmember on Saturday Night Live. ...


In September 2006 Garrett appeared on the Celebrity edition of Fear Factor. Garrett made the finals and went on to win the grand prize of US$50,000. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


On New Year's Eve 2006, Garrett first appeared in Las Vegas with retro act Original Idols LIVE! hosted by Barry Williams and also featuring the Bay City Rollers, Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods, The Cowsills with selected appearances by Merrill Osmond, Tony DeFranco and Danny Bonaduce. The tour has current bookings and will continue for the 2007 summer/fall schedule.


In August 2007, he was on television when CMT cast Dalton in Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge. He was among nine celebrities cast on the show. [1] August 2007 is the eighth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ... Ty Murrays Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge is a six-episode American celebrity reality television show on CMT in which nine celebrities from across the board spend 10 days learning how to ride bulls with retired rodeo star Ty Murray for the PBR Jack Daniels Invitational in Nashville. ...


Personal troubles

Garrett after being arrested on drug charges
Garrett after being arrested on drug charges

In 1979, three days before his 18th birthday, Garrett crashed his car while drunk and on Quaaludes. The accident left his passenger, best friend Roland Winkler, a paraplegic. A guilt-stricken Garrett publicly promised to look after Winkler but, after he failed to do so, Winkler's mother filed a $25 million negligence lawsuit against him. Garrett insisted that he did not have the money and the suit was eventually settled out of court for $7.1 million, leaving the friends completely estranged [1][2]. Garrett and Winkler remained estranged until he was approached by VH-1 to film a 1999 episode of the television series Behind The Music. The episode featured Garrett's reunion with an apology to Winkler; Winkler forgave Garrett and acknowledged that Garrett's actions following the accident may actually have saved his life [3]. Since then, the two have remained in touch. Image File history File links Leif_Garrett_Mugshot. ... Methaqualone1 is an addictive, sedative drug. ... Paraplegia is a condition where the lower half of a patients body is paralyzed and cannot move. ... VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ... TV Show Reference Episode is the word usually used to refer to a part of a serial television or radio program. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Despite claiming on Behind the Music not to have used drugs since a 1996 intervention, Garrett was arrested for possession only months after the episode aired. Garrett was arrested again in March 2005 and pled guilty to possession of cocaine. However, he subsequently violated his probation, prompting a judge to issue a bench warrant for his arrest in December. On January 14, 2006, Garrett was arrested on a Metro Red Line subway platform in downtown Los Angeles, California for allegedly not having a ticket [4]. Heroin was found in his possession and Garrett was held in jail without bail before being sentenced to a live-in drug rehabilitation program. He left the program, believing it to be too strict, and was consequently sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation on May 11, 2006. He was credited with the time served since March 30, when he was placed in custody for failing a drug test. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Diagram of the Metro Red Line. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is an opioid synthesized directly from the extracts of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Albums

Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Leif Garrett is Leif Garretts first album. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Leif Garett Collection is an album by Leif Garrett released in 1998 and features all 10 of his US Hot 100 hit singles plus two additional cuts (New York City Nights and Put Your Head On My Shoulder). Track listing Runaround Sue (2:22) The Wanderer (2:40) I...

Chart singles

  • 1977 Surfin' USA US #20
  • 1978 Put Your Head On My Shoulder US #58
  • 1978 Runaround Sue US #13
  • 1978 The Wanderer US #49
  • 1979 I Was Made For Dancin' US #10, UK #4
  • 1979 Feel The Need US #57, UK #38
  • 1979 When I Think Of You US #78
  • 1980 I Was Looking For Someone To Love US #78
  • 1980 Memorize Your Number US #60
  • 1981 Runaway Rita US# 84

Notes

Garrett has sung on releases by The Melvins (The Crybaby), The Crush Ups ("Betty Ford For X-Mas"), and Liberty n' Justice ("Sight Unseen" on Soundtrack of a Soul), among others. The Melvins are an American rock band/ metal band that usually perform as a trio. ... The Crybaby is an album by The Melvins, which was released in 2000 through Ipecac Recordings. ...


Garrett's stage work includes playing in The National Theatre of The Deaf's production of A Child's Christmas is Wales in late 2000. He also appeared in summer stock at The Barn Theatre's production of Old Timer in 2001.


Filmography

  1. 2006 Fear Factor (Celebrity edition) (TV)
  2. 2005 Popstar
  3. 2005 American Black Beauty (TV)
  4. 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
  5. 1999 The Art of a Bullet
  6. 1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
  7. 1998 The Next Tenant
  8. 1996 The Whispering
  9. 1995 Dominion
  10. 1995 VH1's 8-Track Flashback (TV)
  11. 1990 The Spirit of '76
  12. 1989 The Banker
  13. 1988 Party Line
  14. 1987 Cheerleader Camp (released in the UK as "Bloody Pom-Poms")
  15. 1987 Delta Fever
  16. 1986 The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends (V)
  17. 1985 Thunder Alley
  18. 1985 Shaker Run
  19. 1983 The Outsiders
  20. 1981 Longshot
  21. 1980 God's Gun
  22. 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  23. 1978 Skateboard
  24. 1977 Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (TV)
  25. 1977 Final Chapter: Walking Tall
  26. 1977 Kid Vengeance
  27. 1976 Flood! (TV)
  28. 1976 Diamante Lobo
  29. 1975 Walking Tall Part II
  30. 1975 Three for the Road (TV)
  31. 1975 The Last Survivors (TV)
  32. 1974 Strange Homecoming (TV)
  33. 1974 Macon County Line
  34. 1974 Devil Times Five
  35. 1973 Walking Tall
  36. 1971 Black Noon (TV)

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Popstar is a 2005 film directed by Richard Gabai. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Archibald MacNeal Willard (1836-1918) was an American painter from Bedford, Ohio. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Longshot is a fictional character a Marvel Comics superhero best known as a member of the X-Men. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Sgt. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Walking Tall is a 1973 semi-biopic of Sheriff Buford Pusser, a former professional wrestler-turned lawman in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ Susan Elzey (August 10, 2007). Reality TV vet tries his hand at rodeo. Retrieved on August 10, 2007.

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Leif Garrett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1031 words)
Garrett was born in Hollywood, California to cameraman, stuntman, and actor Rik Nervik (né Rick Nervick) and script-writer and actress Carolin Underwood (neé Carolyn Stellar).
Garrett insisted that he did not have the money and the suit was eventually settled out of court for $7.1 million, leaving the friends completely estranged [3].
Garrett was arrested again in March 2005 and plead guilty to possession of cocaine.
Leif Garrett - Biography - AOL Music (746 words)
Leif Garrett, with his tousled blonde hair, big trusting eyes, and sexy yet boyish good looks, set many a teen girl's heart to racing in the '70s.
Leif Per Garrett was born in Hollywood, CA, in 1961.
Garrett was 17 by this point, and enjoying the lifestyle of a rock star when the fall came in the form of a car crash.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m