Corey Haim Biography
Corey Haim Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He was born in December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Judy, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, who worked in sales. His parents divorced after 18 years of marriage while he was 11. He had an older sister, Carol, and a younger half-brother, Daniel Lee from his father’s second marriage.
He was not particularly interested in acting but played competitive ice hockey, learned to perform music on his keyboard and collected comic books. His skills on the ice led to his being scouted for the AA Thunderbirds hockey team. After accompanying his sister Carol to her auditions, he got noticed and started to get roles as a child actor. His mother enrolled him in drama classes in improvisation and mime to help him overcome his shyness. He attended North York’s Zion Heights Junior High until grade eight, by which point he had begun to make a name for himself as a child actor
He was Jewish and starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy’s Romance, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, and Snowboard Academy. His best-known role was alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made him a household name.
Corey Haim Career
Haim broke into acting at the age of ten and played the role of Larry in the Canadian children’s educational comedy television series ‘The Edison Twins,’ which ran from 1982 until 1986. He made his feature film debut in 1984’s thriller Firstborn, starring alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
He appeared in minor roles in Secret Admirer and Murphy’s Romance, alongside Sally Field, of whom he was reportedly in awe in 1985. He went on to secure the leading role in Silver Bullet, Stephen King’s feature adaptation of his own lycanthropic novella, playing a paraplegic 10-year-old boy. While rehearsing, he was taught how to walk like someone with muscular dystrophy, despite stares from passersby. Following the shoot, Haim decided he would prefer to play boyfriends rather than sons. In 1986 Haim had his breakout role came , when he starred alongside Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, and Winona Ryder as the titular character in Lucas.
Haim moved to Los Angeles, and starred in the short-lived 1987 television series Roomies alongside Burt Young. In 1987, he had a breakthrough when he played one of the major roles in Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys in 1987. He later starred in the films License to Drive in 1988 and Dream a Little Dream in 1989, but his output during the nineties onwards was disappointing.
Corey Haim Wife-Children
He dated Daisy De La Hoya in 2010. His second relationship was with Devanny Pinn in 2009, from 2001 to 2009, he was in a relationship with Tiffany Shepis. He never married and had no child.
Corey Haim Net Worth
He owed $100,000 to the IRS, and had $100,000 in outstanding debts. His listed assets included $100 in cash, the red 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider featured in Corey Haim: Me, Myself, and I, $750 worth of clothing, a $31,000 pension fund, and royalty rights worth $7,500.
Corey Haim Height
He was 1.73 m tall.
Corey Haim Lost Boys
Initial release: 31 July 1987 (USA)
Director: Joel Schumacher
Featured song: Cry Little Sister
Story by: James Jeremias, Janice Fischer
Screenplay: James Jeremias, Janice Fischer, Jeffrey Boam
Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) — who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.
Corey Haim Death
On March 10, 2010, paramedics took Haim from their home to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead at the age of 38. Los Angeles police stated that his death appeared to be an accidental overdose, bottles containing Valium, Vicodin, Soma and Haloperidol were retrieved, later confirmed as needing to be prescribed by a specialist to acquire. He had been ill with flu-like symptoms for two days before his death. A doctor called on him and took his temperature, but did not suspect serious problems.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled that Haim’s death was due to pneumonia. Before the official autopsy reports being released publicly, his mother stated that the coroner had given her a “courtesy call” to state his preliminary findings that he died of pulmonary edema and was suffering from an enlarged heart and water in the lungs, typical signs of drug abuse.
His death certificate lists “Diffuse Alveolar Damage” and “Community Acquired Pneumonia” as causes of death, with “Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy With Coronary Arteriosclerosis” listed as other conditions contributing but not related to the immediate cause of death.
Corey Haim Goonies
Initial release: 7 June 1985 (USA)
Director: Richard Donner
Featured song: The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough
Screenplay: Chris Columbus
Box office: 61.5 million USD
Old-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.
Corey Haim Movies and TV Shows
- Title Role Year
- Crank High Voltage (Movie)
- Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (Movie)
- Big Wolf on Campus (TV Show)
- What’s the Story, Mourning Corey 2002
- Fever Lake (Movie)
- Snowboard Academy (Movie)
- Dream A Little Dream 2 (Movie)
- Life 101 (Movie)
- Demolition High (Movie)
- National Lampoon’s Last Resort (Movie)
- Fast Getaway 2 (Movie)
- The Double O Kid (Movie)
- Oh, What A Night (Movie)
- Fast Getaway (Movie)
- The Dream Machine (Movie)
- Prayer Of The Rollerboys (Movie)
- Dream A Little Dream (Movie)
- License To Drive (Movie)
- Watchers (Movie)
- Roomies (TV Show)
- The Lost Boys (Movie)
- Lucas (Movie)
- Stephen King’s Silver Bullet (Movie)
- Secret Admirer (Movie)
- Murphy’s Romance (Movie)
- Firstborn (Movie)