Leif Garrett burst onto the scene in 1966 at the early age of five.
Garrett began a career in acting with his debut in the
quintessential period film, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. He
starred in over sixty hit television shows, such as being the
semi-regular on the critically acclaimed hit television shows,
The Waltons and Family. But it was his portrayal of a pony
express rider in the television special, Peter Lundy and the
Medicine Hat Stallion, that garnered Garrett the honor of being
inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. From then on, he continued
to do more TV and film including Walking Tall and the hit
television series, Three for the Road. This family drama was
Garrett's launching pad for the recording phenomena that was to
occur. Having achieved tremendous success as an actor, Garrett took
on the music industry. He became a multi-gold and platinum
recording artist and one of the biggest teen idols of all time,
gracing magazine covers all over the world.
Chris Epting is an award-winning journalist and the author of over thirty books including Change of Seasons, a memoir (with John Oates) from St. Martin's Press, Adrenalized (a memoir with Def Leppard's Phil Collen) from Simon & Schuster and James Dean Died Here from Santa Monica Press.