Corey Scott Feldman is the second of five children born to Sheila and Bob Feldman. Not the only actor in the family, his older sister, Mindy,
was a member of “The New Mickey Mouse Club” (1977).
Feldman began his career at the tender age of three, starring in a Clio
Award-winning McDonald’s commercial. He worked steadily in guest-starring
roles on television series such as, “Mork & Mindy”, “Alice” and “Eight
is Enough” before landing a regular part on the television sitcom, "The
Bad News Bears" (1979), based from the hit motion picture. Also,
in 1979, Feldman made his big screen debut in "Time After Time."
Over the next few years, Feldman continued making guest appearances
in many television shows and a few made for TV movies. In 1981, Feldman
supplied the voice of Young Copper, in Disney's "The Fox & The
“Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter” started Feldman’s
career in the horror genre with the role of the main character, Tommy
Jarvis, as a child. He reprised that role in “Friday the 13th Part
V: A New Beginning”. Feldman then began a series of appearances
in blockbuster films such as “Gremlins” (1984), “The
Goonies” (1985) and “Stand By Me” (1986). In 1987,
Feldman won the Jackie Coogan Award for Stand by Me (1986).
Then, in 1987, Feldman appeared in the legendary cult classic film “The
Lost Boys”, alongside Jason Patric and Keifer Sutherland. “The
Lost Boys” also marked the first on-screen pairing with the other
Corey, Corey Haim. In 1988, Feldman won the Young Artist Award for Best
Young Actor in a Horror Motion Picture for The Lost Boys (1987). The
Corey’s quickly became known as a collaborating duo for a total
of seven films together throughout their careers, including “License
to Drive” (1988), “Dream A Little Dream” (1989) and “Blown
Away” (1992), to the extent that America fell into what is now
known as Coreymania.
In 1989, Feldman appeared in “The ‘Burbs” along with
Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher and also provided the voice of Donatello
for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” which happened to be the
biggest box office for an independent feature in history and also concluded
Feldman’s string of a staggering 13 #1 box office films in a row.
Corey then took time off to work on his personal life and then returned
to the film world with appearances in three more #1 films, “National
Lampoon’s (Loaded Weapon)”, “Maverick” and “Ninja
“I’m very opposed to child stardom,” he has said. “I
think it’s a big mistake that young people are made superstars
and then not given the opportunity to live a normal life when they finally
figure out what that is.” While Feldman admits that success at
an early age led to some poor off-screen decisions, he is unapologetic: “I’ve
made some mistakes, both professionally and personally, but I don’t
regret any of them because mistakes are opportunities for growth, and
I’ve become a better person through it all.”
A husband, father, businessman and political environmentalist, not
to mention a vegetarian, Feldman started focusing on his career as an
adult. Nurturing a growing music career with four albums and five sound
tracks under his belt. Corey has toured North America twice with his
band The Truth Movement. He was a series regular on the CBS show “Dweebs” (1995)
and then followed it with a starring role in the Richard Donner, Robert
Zemeckis, Joel Silver produced “Tales From The Crypt Presents Bordello
of Blood” for Universal. In 1996, Feldman directed “Busted” which
featured a cameo by Haim.
In 2002, Corey Feldman appeared on the reality show, “The Surreal
Life”. During the final episode, he married Susie Sprague Feldman.
He says his marriage to Susie has been like “living a fairy tale.” Their
son, Zen Scott Feldman, was born August 7th, 2004. “I couldn’t
be happier being married. I feel like my life has come full circle and
now I’m ready to take off again. I can feel the boosters firing
up; it’s all brewing and I’m excited and I’m ready
for it.” Later that year he appeared in the #1 comedy “Dickie
Roberts” in which he wrote and performed a song for the sound track
on Hollywood Records, he then worked with Wes Craven on “Cursed.”
In 2004, Feldman was honored with a Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement
Award. He was also ranked #8 on VH1’s “Greatest Kid Stars” (2005).
In 2005 his animated career took back off when he was cast as SPRX-27
on the Disney Cartoon show “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force
Go!” That show’s tremendous success launched a series of
talking dolls featuring Corey’s voice and the show itself is still
running five days a week. 2006 found Corey receiving the best actor award
at the Luxemburg Film Festival for his performance in “The Birthday” a
film that Corey believes to be his finest work to date.
Corey completed two feature films “Cluster” (2006)
and “The Terror Inside” (2007).
Off-screen, Feldman is a spokesperson for PETA (People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals) the world’s largest animal rights organization,
Farm Sanctuary (a farm animal rescue), The Humane Society, Last Chance
for Animals, Global Green, MoveOn, Green Peace, and the Amie Karen Cancer
December 23, 1971 - March 10, 2010
We are saddened by the tragic loss of Corey Haim who we had the pleasure to work with on the series "The Two Coreys." Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. For more information on the life Corey Haim check out The Biography Channel.
As a child, Haim enjoyed collecting comic books,
playing ice hockey and playing music on his keyboard. Haim developed
an interest in acting while tagging along on an audition with his sister
Cari. Father, Bernie, is French-Canadian and mother, Judy, was born in
Israel. After 18 years of marriage, Haim’s parents divorced when
he was 11 years old.
Haim’s first professional break was playing the part of Larry
in the Canadian family television series, “The EdisonTwins” (1982-1986).
In 1984, Haim made his film debut in “Firstborn”, which also
featured Terri Garr, Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
Throughout 1985 Haim continued to develop his professional resume with
roles in “Secret Admirer”, “Murphy’s Romance” starring
Sally Field and James Garner as well as in the feature film version of
Stephen King’s novella, “Silver Bullet” in which he
played a paralytic boy. Haim won a Young Artist Award as an Exception
Young Actor Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week for
his portrayal of a child struggling with muscular dystrophy in the television
movie, “A Time To Live”.
1986 proved to be a breakthrough year for Haim. Roger Ebert raved about
Haim’s portrayal of the title role in “Lucas” saying, “he
creates one of the most three-dimensional, complicated, interesting characters
of any age in any recent movie” (Chicago Sun-Times March 28, 1986).
On the heels of the success of “Lucas”, Haim appeared in
the popular film “The Lost Boys”, alongside Jason Patric
and Keifer Sutherland. “The Lost Boys” also marked the first
on-screen pairing with the other Corey, Corey Feldman. The Coreys, as
Haim and Feldman quickly became known, collaborated together for a total
of seven films throughout their careers, including “License to
Drive” (1988), “Dream A Little Dream” (1989) and “National
Lampoon’s Last Resort”(1994). In fact, Corey Haim and Corey
Feldman tied for the 1989 Young Artist Award Best Young Actor in a Motion
Picture Comedy or Fantasy
for “ License to Drive (1988)”.
In 1989, amid public speculation of serious drug problems, Haim released
the self-promotional documentary video, “Corey Haim: Me, Myself
and I”. The video demonstrates Haim discussing his career, lifestyle
and participating in wholesome family activities.
Throughout the 1990s, Haim maintained a much lower profile, working
primarily on direct-to-video releases.
Haim was ranked #26 on VH1’s “Greatest Kid Stars” (2005)
and ranked #8 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Teen Stars” (2006)
Susie Feldman was born in San Bernardino, CA to
Sue Egberts and Scott Sprague. Her parents split when she was 2 years
old. Susie lived primarily with her father from the time she was 2 years
old until she was 9 years. While living with her father, they traveled
extensively, living in Northern and Southern California, Hawaii and Spain.
Her father, Scott, died when Susie was 9 years old. Susie then went
to live with her mother; Sue Egberts, an iron welder. Finally settled
in one location, Susie attended junior high and high school in Corona,
CA, graduating Santiago High School in 2000.
Susie first met Feldman while celebrating her 19th birthday with a bunch
of girlfriends at Las Palmas in Hollywood. Encouraged by her girlfriends,
she made the first move.
On Valentine’s Day 2002, Feldman rented a cabin in Big Bear, decorating
it with balloons and flowers, and presented Susie with a large gift.
Like the Russian nesting dolls, the large gift box contained numerous
smaller boxes one inside another. Upon finally opening the smallest box,
she discovered an engagement ring.
During their engagement, Corey was filming the popular reality show, “The
Surreal Life” (VH1). Although they originally planned on getting
married in May 2003, the producers approached them about pushing their
wedding date up so they could get married on the show finale. Corey and
Susie agreed and the wedding date was moved up to October 30, 2002, leaving
all the details up to the producers and a team of wedding planners. The
wedding was put together in 7 days with a 100K price tag. For her wedding
dress, Susie was loaned a gown by Warner Brothers for the day. The gown
was so heavily encrusted with pearls that it weighed almost 65 lbs.
The wedding was held on the final day of filming “The Surreal
Life” and was officiated by a rabbi as well as fellow cast mate,
M.C. Hammer. Hammer, along with another member of the show, Vince Neil
(Motley Crue), performed at the reception. After saying goodbye to their
100 guests and cast mates, Corey and Susie took off for their weeklong
honeymoon on Bora Bora where they stayed in an over-the-water bungalow
at Pearl Beach Resort.
Under the influence of Feldman, she became a vegetarian and actively
involved with environmental and animal rights organizations, including
PETA, Farm Sanctuary and Last Chance for Animals.
“Before I met Corey I was on a path without a positive direction.
Now we are a team that picks up where the other left off; we complete
each other. In an uncertain world I know I can always rely on our solid
partnership. Who knows where I would be without him.” - Susie Feldman
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She is thrilled to add to her list of accomplishments her joining of the
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