Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett

Real Name: Leif Per Narvik
A.k.a: Leif Garrett
Category: Childhood Stars
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2004-12-17
Last Modified: 2020-01-11

He started acting age 5 as Diane Cannon’s son in Bob, Ted, Carol and Alice. He went on to do many tv shows and movies including all 3 Walking Tall movies.
At 15 he became a teen idol and started singing, doing concerts all over the world.

What happened to: Leif Garrett

He has the infamous VH1: Behind The Music episode, of him having a car crash and paralyzing his best friend at age 17.
His career went downhill from there and he got involved in drinking and drugs.

Today he’s living in LA doing concerts and making songs with different bands. He still appears on tv shows and movies such as Suddenly Susan and Dickie Roberts Former Child Star.

He never married and does not have children.

Update Jan 18/06: Garrett, now aged 44 seems to have continued along the well travelled route from teen idol to drug addict. He was arrested in Los Angeles yesterday for not having a subway ticket and a subsequent search revealed he was in possession of narcotics, violating his probation for a March, 2005 conviction on possession of “cocaine based narcotics” (would that be crack?). Poor guy. Hope he pulls it together.

Update: May 12/2006: Garrett gets 90 days in jail and 3 years probation for quitting his rehab program

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Leif Garrett