Corey Haim
Actor
Corey Haim
Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. His best-known role was alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made Haim a household name.
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Mic Beefs Up Staff Ahead Of 2016 Election
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Mic is adding more senior talent to its fast-growing digital newsroom, as it ramps up coverage ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. The millennial-focused web publisher will add Celeste Katz, formerly of the New York Daily News, as a senior political reporter and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, the former executive editor of the feminist website Feministing.com, to spearhead coverage on issues of equality as the editorial director for Identities. Their recruitment comes just after Mic's hiring of chief strategy officer Cory Haik, who previously served as The Washington Post's executive director of emerging news products. The new media company said in a statement it is looking to boost coverage of policy and identities in 2016, topics that are part of "Mic's DNA." "Mic’s goal is to be smart, forward looking and innovative in coverage of these issues and which the company has shown consistent commitment to since its launch," the statement reads." Mukhopadhyay will focus on iss ...
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Corey Feldman's 'Coreyography' Details Sexual Abuse He, Corey Haim Faced
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In his new memoir, Coreyography, Corey Feldman details the sexual abuse he and fellow child star Corey Haim endured in Hollywood at the hands of men they worked with and considered friends. Due out Oct. 28, the book also describes years of drug abuse both he and Haim faced. On the 1986 set of "Lucas," Haim told Feldman that “an adult male convinced him that it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations, that it was what all the guys do. So they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers ... and Haim allowed himself to be sodomized," Feldman wrote, per an excerpt obtained by Page Six. After relaying the incident to Feldman, Haim asked, “So, I guess we should play around like that, too?” Feldman dismissed him, saying, that's “not what kids do, man." But Feldman went on to suffer abuse himself, specifically by a man named "Ron," whom his father hired as his assistant. Ron allegedly took advantage of him after turning him onto ...
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Glee actor Cory Monteith died of heroin and alcohol mix
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Coroner's final report confirms initial findings after actor was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room in July The British Columbia coroners service has said that investigators found a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle in the hotel room where Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in July. The coroner's final report, issued on Wednesday, confirmed initial findings that Monteith died from using intravenous heroin combined with alcohol. The 31-year-old Canadian-born actor was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on 13 July. "I classify this death as accidental," coroner Claire Thompson said in her report. Monteith had checked into the hotel on 6 July and when he didn't check out as expected on 13 July, hotel staff entered his room and found him unresponsive on the floor. Two empty bottles of champagne were also found in the room. "Mr Monteith was found in a collapsed position the hotel room floor," the report said. "It appeared that Mr Monteith had been dead for ...
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Gleeks Mourn Cory Monteith Together
Huffington Post - over 3 years
What was supposed to be a weekend celebration of the musical TV series "Glee" turned into an impromptu memorial of song and dance for Cory Monteith after news of the "Glee" co-star's death rocked a "Glee" fan convention in England. The hundreds of "gleeks," as they're known – joined a chorus of thousands worldwide who took to social media with similar expressions about Monteith's passing. The actor's struggles with addiction echoed those of other young stars whose premature deaths also left young fans grieving. "The whole day was simultaneously the best and worst experience of my life," said Chloe Harvey, an 18-year-old fan from Portsmouth, England. "The news was devastating. No one had any idea what to say or do. It just shows how much of a truly amazing guy Cory was that everyone was so shocked and emotional about the news. Everyone was crying and sharing their stories." Monteith, 31, was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturda ...
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Alyssa Milano Goes Nearly Topless, Wears Tiny Shorts on Maxim Cover
US Magazine - over 3 years
Who's the boss? These days, it's Alyssa Milano. Now 40 years old and a married mother of one, the former child star graces the cover of Maxim in, well, not that much! Now promoting her new ABC soap Mistresses, Milano goes nearly topless in an open flannel top and nothing underneath; flashing her famous smile, the brunette also shows off her taut abs and legs, wearing tiny lingerie-style shorts. PHOTOS: Hollywood's hottest post-baby bodies Inside the famed men's magazine, Milano poses for another sexy shot in a white bra top, loose sweater and itty-bitty denim shorts. Married to CAA agent Dave Bugliari since 2009, the actress who played Samantha Micelli opposite TV dad Tony Danza on Who's the Boss is now mother to son Milo, who turns 2 in August. She opens up to the magazine about growing up in the spotlight. "It wasn't weird, because I didn't know any different," she says. PHOTOS: Child stars all grown up "You know, I went through puberty like everyone else; it only g ...
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Former Child Star Explains Why Child Stars Go Crazy
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Making the transition from child star to an adult career is not easy, and it's even harder to do it with your sanity intact. As Lindsay Lohan continues to circle the drain, and Amanda Bynes tweets her apparent breakdown on an hourly basis, former child star Mara Wilson offers an insider's perspective on why so many child actors lose it in the end. Wilson, who starred in "Matilda," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Miracle on 34th Street," writes in an article for the humor website, Cracked, that there are seven reasons why "not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane." Not surprisingly, parents have much to do with it. According to Wilson, it was always her decision to start acting professionally and her parents actually discouraged her from it in the first place. The 25-year-old explains she saw many child actors who were pushed into acting as a means of supporting their families. As she explains, there is a law in place to try to prevent greedy parents from ...
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Good Boy Gone Bad?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW YORK — In just four years, Justin Bieber has gone from fielding innocuous questions about his haircut to denying that he's in desperate need of rehab. Bieber's grown up and into tabloid territory, with his recent troubles making some question whether he's just the latest teen star gone wild. In what could have been his worst week ever, the 19-year-old pop star struggled with his breathing and fainted backstage at a London show, was taken to a hospital and then was caught on camera clashing with a paparazzo. Days earlier, he was booed by his beloved fans when he showed up late to a concert. Those incidents come after photos of Bieber appearing to smoke marijuana hit the Web, and some headlines have suggested that the ultra-popular star is going through a famous Britney Spears-style meltdown. Others suggest he's struggling with a more common condition: being a teenager. Donnie Wahlberg, who was just 14 when New Kids on the Block debuted on the music scene ...
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Kevin Miller: Has "The Walking Dead" Lurched Into the New Cutting Edge of Horror?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I've always had a fascination with horror movies. In fact, one of the first things that piqued my interest in film making was reading about legendary makeup artist Jack Pierce, Lon Chaney, Jr., Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and the Universal monster movies. Long before I'd seen any of the films, I knew far more about movie monster makeup and effects than any six-year-old probably should. That's one of the many reasons why playing Lex Luthor on an episode of Smallville was a dream come true. Not only can I say I'm one of only eight actors ever to portray the villain on film and television (and fans are united on that fact that my performance ranks a solid 8th), prepping for the role involved spending hours in a makeup chair as two artists transformed my body into a burn victim from the waist up. In a small way, I got to live out everything I had dreamed about as a kid. While I still enjoy a good scare, these days my interest in horror films has taken more of a philosophical/ ...
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12 Former Child Stars Who Now Have Successful Careers Outside Of Acting
Business Insider - over 4 years
In Hollywood, many child stars fall victim to the curse of fame.  Young starlets Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes have had various legal troubles over the years. Former teen heartthrob Corey Haim died of an overdose two years ago.  Even Drew Barrymore struggled with substance abuse before becoming a major starlet.  But that doesn't mean taht every former child star went on to have a troubled future. We found several child actors who grew up to have successful careers outside of show business. Winnie Cooper from "The Wonder Years," Danny Lloyd from "The Shining" and Rider Strong from "Boy Meets World" have all found success outside of the spotlight.  From teachers to martial artists to firefighters, you'll be surprised to see what these stars are doing.  In 1996, Jonathan Lipnicki played Renee Zellweger's adorable son in "Jerry Maguire." He also starred in the "Stuart Little" films. Today, Lipnicki is looking buff. He's a successful competer in the martial art Brazilian Ji ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. Beasts of the Southern Wild I'll let you in on a secret: Writing negative reviews is pretty easy. Every doofy plot twist and bungled CG jumpkick pulls you out of the moviegoing experience, allowing you plenty of time to compose elaborately mean puns for your headline. It's harder to review a movie when it succeeds—and I mean really succeeds, in that it draws you in completely. The surreal, fantastic Beasts of the Southern Wild is that kind of movie: You may leave the theater conflicted and even confused, but you won't be thinking about anything else while you're watching it. BEN COLEMAN Cinema 21, Kiggins Theatre. Carnival of Souls 1962's cult horror flick. Clinton Street Theater. Craft Gustavo Pizzi's Brazilian film, a "drama of everyday tragedy in the working world of an artist." Screens as part of the Northwest Film Center's Global Lens series. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium. ...
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Karith Foster: Um, How Did My Baby Get an Agent Before Me?!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Sure, I could be one of those performers who bitch and moan about how backwards Hollywood and the world of entertainment is. How it seems some of the least deserving people are catching all of the breaks -- that or they're sleeping with the right people. But I refuse to do that a) because that's not my style and b) that's not the focus of this article. I'm absolutely going to talk about how backwards Hollywood is but for an entirely different reason. I am a professional stand-up comedian whose resume includes Comedy Central, VH-1, Oprah and Howard Stern. I even did a nearly two-year stint on morning radio with Satan -- I mean, Don Imus. I share that with you to say I've got some cred -- street cred and actual credits. You can even check out some of my stuff on YouTube should you be in doubt. But the most ridiculous thing happened this past week. After 18 months of back and forth from NYC to LA I finally got another an agent -- well, the collective I did, as in my fetus got ...
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Piranha 3D And Other Movie Guilty Pleasures
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
2010's Piranha 3D is a tough movie to top. It has everything you could want in a cheesy horror flick: an ass-kicking Elisabeth Shue, an adorably nerdy Adam Scott, a hilariously douche-y Jerry O'Connell and a whole lotta moronic Spring Breakers you just can't wait to see get eaten by an army of blood-thirsty piranhas. It was funny, gory and suspenseful all at once. Unfortunately, not even the King of Cheese himself, David Hasselhoff, can help Piranha 3DD live up to its predecessor. It's not all bad, though. David Koechner (Anchorman) does a good job of picking up where O'Connell left off as the sleaziest, greediest, perviest guy around. His character, Chet, has found a way to merge the most titillating qualities of a strip club with the wet 'n' wild properties of a water park in the form of an anything-goes amusement park called the Big Wet. Ving Rhames and the hilarious Paul Scheer (The League) are back for more, and provide some of the flick's funnier scenes as Rhames' character t ...
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Glenbard West vs. Warrenville South - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
Bet you didn't know: Duchon Field, which USA Today named one of the 10 best high school stadiums to see a game at, was the site for the 1986 movie "Lucas," which had a bit of an all-star, albeit troubled, teenage cast. The movie starred Corey Haim,
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Corey Haim Dies At Age 38 - Post Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
by Staff Corey Haim's mother is still struggling to come to terms with the actor's death and often pretends he is filming on location in a bid to combat the grief. The former child star passed away on 10 March, 2010, from a combination of heart
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'80s Classic 'The Lost Boys' at NOLA Drive-In Saturday Night - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Lost Boys stars Jason Patric, Keifer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Barnard Hughes, and that indelible '80s super-duo Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. How awesomely '80s is that cast? The film is directed by Joel
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FDA Refuses to Control 2nd-Most Abused Drug - AllGov
Google News - over 5 years
The drug also has contributed to the deaths of celebrities, including actors Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy and Corey Haim. Others who have admitted to Vicodin addiction range from right-wing commentator Rush Limbaugh to rapper Eminem. ... -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Corey Haim
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 38
    Haim's early success led to money and fame. He had difficulties breaking away from his experience as a teen actor, and was troubled by drug addiction throughout his later career. He died of pneumonia on March 10, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Judy, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, who worked in sales. When Haim was 11, his parents divorced after 18 years of marriage. He had an older sister, Carol, and a younger half-brother, Daniel Lee, from his father's second marriage. Haim was Jewish. Growing up in Willowdale, Toronto, he was enrolled in drama lessons in improv and mime by his mother to help him overcome his shyness, and accidentally fell into the film industry after accompanying Carol to her auditions. Not particularly interested in acting, Haim participated in other activities, such as ice hockey, playing music on his keyboard and collecting comic books. His skills on the ice led to his being scouted for the AA Thunderbirds hockey team. Haim's time at North York's Zion Heights Junior High lasted until grade eight, by which point he had begun to make a name for himself as a child actor.
    Haim completed two films scheduled for a 2010 release: the thriller American Sunset, in which he played a man who is abducted in the search for his missing wife, and Decisions, shot in December 2009, in which his character is a cop working with troubled kids.
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    On May 4, 2010, the L.A. County Coroner's office autopsy report revealed that Haim died of diffuse alveolar damage and pneumonia, together with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and coronary arteriosclerosis, ruled a natural death.
    More Details Hide Details As to speculation about whether drugs were involved, the coroner stated: "the toxicology report revealed no significant contributing factor." Though Haim had been one of the world's most bankable actors before he turned 21 due to his roles in Lucas, The Lost Boys and License to Drive, he was omitted from the "In Memoriam" tribute montage at both the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards and the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in the year following his death. Perceived by the press as a "snub", Haim's omission from the Oscars received widespread media coverage. The April 2011 premiere of his last film, Decisions, at the Writers Guild Theater included an onstage tribute by Corey Feldman, who said "I think it's great that this is a memorial tonight as well as a film premiere", and thanked the Writers Guild for "giving a memorial that his friends and fans have wanted."
    A private Jewish funeral ceremony took place on March 16, 2010, at Steeles Memorial Chapel, in Thornhill, Ontario.
    More Details Hide Details Both his parents attended, along with 200 friends and family. A dozen fans waited outside. In an open letter written to Haim on the day, Corey Feldman stated his wish to stay away to minimize publicity for the family, saying, "I always feared this day would come." Haim was buried at Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, Ontario.
    On March 25, 2010, approximately twenty doctors were subpoenaed in connection with Haim's case.
    More Details Hide Details Haim claimed to each that he was not seeing any other doctors, and many reported feeling "duped" by him. The doctors told state agents that Haim complained of shoulder pain arising from an accident while shooting a film in Canada. Brown confirmed that Haim had obtained prescriptions for pain medication pertaining to multiple injuries and depression, using his pharmacy visits to solicit additional medication or ask for refills before due dates had expired. Brown called Haim the "poster child" for prescription drug addiction. Haim died with very little money, and his mother initially announced that the cost of his funeral would be covered by public funds provided by the city of Toronto as is customary in destitute cases. However, city officials stated that no paperwork had been submitted by the family, who entreated fans to help provide for the burial in an online appeal for funds. A $20,000 contribution was made by a memorabilia site to which Haim had sold items over the years, but the company later canceled the cheque after it emerged that the funeral home had stepped in to cover the costs from the outset. Haim's personal effects were put up for auction on eBay by a cast member from A Time to Live, whose listings claimed that the family had asked him to sell the items as they needed money for burial expenses.
    On March 10, 2010, after Haim's mother phoned 9-1-1, paramedics took Haim from their home to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m.
    More Details Hide Details He was 38 years old. Los Angeles police stated that his death appeared to be an accidental overdose although no less than four different bottles containing Valium, Vicodin, Soma (a muscle relaxant) and Haloperidol (an anti-psychotic) were retrieved, later confirmed as needing to be prescribed by a specialist to acquire. It emerged that Haim had questionably used aliases to procure over 553 prescription pills in the 32 days prior to his death, having "doctor-shopped" seven different physicians and used seven pharmacies to obtain the supply, all of whom failed to do proper diligence, and which included 195 Valium, 149 Vicodin, 194 Soma and 15 Xanax. Haim 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. At one stage, Haim woke his mother and said, "Mom, can you please come and lie next to me, I'm not feeling very good." After he attempted to walk around shortly after midnight, she saw him collapse. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said: "As he got out of bed he felt a little weak and went down to the floor on his knees."
    Haim was reportedly attached to several films scheduled to go into production in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 37
    After American Sunset wrapped in New Brunswick, Canada on June 18, 2009, Haim had to be extradited back to the United States due to his past drug problems, according to his last agent, with whom he solely had a phone relationship.
    More Details Hide Details Haim was forced to pay his attorney each time he traveled back over the border. On the advice of his lawyer, Haim went to an M.D. in California with the goal of sticking to a program to wean off pills without multiple doctors, in order to demonstrate that he was working towards getting clean. Haim's agent stated that the doctor was reluctant to drop Haim from his current level to zero pills, fearing a seizure, and took him to an addiction specialist to get mental help: "This guy prescribed Corey four prescriptions. I think it was five days prior to when Corey passed." Dr. Drew Pinsky, addiction specialist and host of the reality show Celebrity Rehab, said of Haim: "Dozens, if not hundreds, of people reached out to me about their concerns about him." Attempts were made up until Haim's death to get him on the show. In his final days, Haim was working on The Dead Sea, a film in which mercenaries on a naval ship are trapped by zombies. He requested a "clean set" from producers to reduce temptation, though his fellow cast members commented on his hyperactivity and need for affection. Haim came to the set on his days off.
    Though he allegedly loved the script, plans to shoot a trailer with Haim in the fall of 2009 failed to materialize.
    More Details Hide Details Haim was set to star in the romantic comedy The Vegetarian Hunter as a hunter who becomes a vegetarian for the love of a woman, which planned to shoot in upstate New York. He was attached to play a murderer who mimics his father's killing sprees in the Louisiana-set slasher film The Pick-Up, and set to appear as a scavenger in a small town run by a deadly cult in the horror movie Ratred 3D. Haim was cast as a janitor in the comedy The Science Of Cool, which was in pre-production at the time of his death. Haim was also slated to direct two films: The Throwaways, a political thriller following the fate of homeless people presumed to have vanished, and A Detour in Life, which he was set to both star in and direct. The film was described as a portrait of a man who sinks into alcoholism after his fiancée dies in a horse-riding accident, but who sobers up after rediscovering love with a teacher.
    In 2009, the actioner Crank: High Voltage was released, which saw Haim sporting a blond mullet alongside Jason Statham, Amy Smart and Dwight Yoakam.
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    On January 6, 2009, Haim and Mac did a two-hour internet radio interview to promote the show.
    More Details Hide Details At one point, Mac stated that he thought Haim was going to die from withdrawal complications that day, but he had stabilized. He also reported that there were cameras in the room with them. The show was not picked up.
  • 2008
    Age 36
    Haim had a year-long relationship with actress Tiffany Shepis, stating in October 2008 that the couple were engaged on May 9, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Shepis moved Haim away to Arizona in 2008, where she "was trying to help him like everybody does, you know? He's a charming kid with a lot of issues." In the time leading up to his death, Haim shared a month-to-month rental located at the Oakwood Apartments between Burbank and the Hollywood Hills with his mother, who had breast cancer at the time. Christopher Ameruoso, Haim's neighbor for a year, said Haim sometimes could be seen wandering around the complex, "looking for companionship, looking for friends."
    In July 2008, Haim completed filming on the gambling comedy Shark City in Toronto with Vivica A. Fox, Carlo Rota and David Phillips.
    More Details Hide Details By late July, Haim had become destitute and homeless in Los Angeles. He was taken in by singer-songwriter G Tom Mac, who wrote "Cry Little Sister" for The Lost Boys soundtrack. They developed an idea for a reality show called Lost Boy Found, documenting Haim's addiction and recovery through music at Mac's studio, where he had been given a place to stay. Mac pledged that if Haim stayed clean, he would allow him to come on tour and perform with him. A pilot was filmed, in which Haim said: "I'm broke and I'm homeless and I didn't expect myself to be in this situation—ever."
    On February 7, 2008, Haim ran a paid ad in the Hollywood trade publication Variety alongside a full-page photo, stating: "This is not a stunt.
    More Details Hide Details I'm back. I'm ready to work. I'm ready to make amends". In February 2008, filming commenced in Vancouver for Lost Boys: The Tribe, a direct-to-DVD sequel featuring few of the original cast. Haim wept when he was told on-camera that there was no role for him in the film. He was later scheduled to film a cameo appearance, but turned up on the set obviously under the influence and was unable to remember his lines. His scene only appeared during the closing credits. Feldman avowed that he would no longer speak to Haim until he got clean. On The Two Coreys Feldman and his wife, along with two other former teen stars, called on Haim in an effort to get him to admit he needed help. "I don't feel that he's a safe person to have around my wife and child at the moment, for a multitude of reasons", Feldman said. Haim stated that he was currently clean and said, "I will always love Corey Feldman, but I lost 105 percent respect for him and his wife."
  • 2007
    Age 35
    In 2007, Haim affirmed: "I want to be the guy they talk about when they talk about comebacks.
    More Details Hide Details I want people to learn from me, see I'm human, and understand that I make mistakes just like they do, but it doesn't have to consume you. You've got to walk through the raindrops, and that's what I'm trying to do." In the first episode of the second season of The Two Coreys, Haim confronted Feldman, saying he had been sexually abused at the age of 14 by one of Feldman's acquaintances. Declining to identify his molester, a 42-year-old man, Haim claimed that a rape situation had continued for two years with Feldman's knowledge. He later stated: "I was very, very awake and very ashamed of what was going on, how I put it, I was just... coming into Hollywood, man, just a horny little kid, like on drugs, getting fed drugs, man, by vampires." The unexpected confession led to a further rift between Haim and Feldman, and the now unscripted show continued to expose the darker side of their lives as teen stars.
  • 2006
    Age 34
    In 2006, he was ranked #8 on VH1's Greatest Teen Stars.
    More Details Hide Details In December that year, Haim began taping a reality show titled The Two Coreys, which reunited him with Feldman. Both were credited as executive producers, and had a measure of creative input. The show premiered on the A&E Network on July 29, 2007, with a second season starting on June 22, 2008. At its advent, Haim bought himself and Feldman matching Tiffany rings, "for our show, for life, for everything... matching actor-buddy rings." The show's premise revolved around Haim living in Feldman's house with Feldman and Feldman's wife, while trying to get his career back on track. The dynamics of the threesome were conceived in the style of the film You, Me and Dupree. Footage showed the ravages of Haim's habit on his body, and his appearance was unrecognizable from his younger self. Although acknowledged as partially scripted, the show eventually took on a darker life of its own after Haim relapsed and his prescription drug abuse became apparent.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    By 2004, Haim appeared to have overcome his drug habit after his mother persuaded him to return to Toronto with her and resettle there.
    More Details Hide Details In response to a "where are they now?" query, he said: "I'm clean, sober, humble and happy."
    He was the subject of a 2004 song by the Irish band, The Thrills, called "Whatever Happened to Corey Haim?
    More Details Hide Details ". Haim answered the question: "For eight and a half years, I was just watching movies, and just staying in bed and just eating food and just, you know, being just miserable." Haim later spoke further on Larry King Live about his period out of the spotlight, stating that he did not leave his apartment for three and a half years, and ballooned to 302 pounds.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    In 2002, he guest-starred as himself in an episode of the Canadian television series Big Wolf on Campus.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    Feldman, himself now clean, spoke on the program about his attempts to help Haim kick the habit, and moved him into his house in October 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Aged 29, Haim spent four days at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch with Feldman. Feldman later said of Haim: "He made so many attempts at suicide. He's OD'd so many times. I mean, I can't begin to tell you, having him foaming at the mouth, coming downstairs and finding him that way and drooling and not able to speak, and me, having to put charcoal down his throat so that he could breathe." Able to poke fun at himself, Haim made a cameo appearance in David Spade's Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, a film about a former child star, which included an array of actual former child stars, including Feldman. Haim also appeared in spoof horror movie The Back Lot Murders, alongside Priscilla Barnes.
    In 2001, Haim was the subject of an E!
    More Details Hide Details True Hollywood Story. Airing on October 17, it showed him living in a spartan apartment above a garage in Santa Monica with his mother. Haim was disoriented and unintelligible for some of his interviews. He was seen compiling a promotional clip reel for casting agents, and a pawnbroker recalled his begging for $3 to buy a slice of pizza.
    Two weeks earlier, from July 23, 2001, Haim had spent some time in Sherman Oaks Hospital.
    More Details Hide Details He did not have health insurance, and was left gaunt and debilitated. Forced to foot the medical bills, he attempted to support himself by selling clumps of his hair and an extracted molar on eBay. The tooth reached $150 before being pulled from the listings in line with eBay's restrictions on the sale of body parts.
    Haim wound up entering rehab fifteen times for his drug addiction, though despite reports, he did not suffer a drug induced stroke or fall into a coma according to Judy Haim. On August 10, 2001, Haim's mother found him unconscious at his Los Angeles bungalow.
    More Details Hide Details He was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center where doctors managed to stabilize him.
  • 2000
    Age 28
    Haim was engaged to model Cindy Guyer in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Haim proposed to Guyer two days after they met at a Chicago autograph show.
    Haim attempted to return to the industry in 2000 with the direct-to-video thriller, Without Malice, with Jennifer Beals and Craig Sheffer.
    More Details Hide Details He hoped that playing the role of an ex-addict who conceals a murder with his sister's fiancée would offer him a transition from teen fare. The film lensed in Waskesiu, Saskatchewan, where crew members recalled Haim's propping up the town's only bar until the early hours. Haim would reportedly halt production to call Toronto and check if his dog was dead, and sudden medical incidents required the filling of emergency prescriptions. He spent time in rehab, where he was put on prescription medication, which he began to abuse. In a 2004 interview published in The Sun, Haim said:
  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, Haim shot a troubled low-budget independent film called Universal Groove in Montreal, using then-emerging digital technology.
    More Details Hide Details He played a film director interacting with eight characters over the course of one night on the techno club scene. Haim's return to Canada was newsworthy, with the shoot garnering local press interest and reporters from People magazine visiting the set. However, the film experienced fatal post-production problems, and stolen footage was leaked on the internet. Over eight years later, the filmmakers finally self-released a reconstructed version of the film online.
  • 1997
    Age 25
    Haim filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 1997.
    More Details Hide Details According to the bankruptcy report, 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. At this point, the film roles evaporated.
  • 1996
    Age 24
    Haim also had a short engagement to actress Holly Fields in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details She was left devastated by his passing and remembers Corey for his giving nature. "I remember one time Corey had spent the day at an autograph signing and even though he was completely broke at the time, when he got paid at the end of the day he went straight to Petco and blew all the cash on dog bones and toys. Then Corey went to an animal shelter in Anaheim and he handed out the bones to the dogs, he personally made sure that each and every dog had a bone and a toy. He was such a sweetheart like that and totally generous – to a fault."
    Haim nearly went broke after he pulled out of the film Paradise Bar in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details He was sued by Lloyd's of London for $375,000 for failing to disclose his drug addiction as a pre-existing medical condition on the insurance form.
    In 1996, Haim starred in four more direct-to-video films with Feldman—Snowboard Academy, Demolition High, Fever Lake and Busted—who also directed.
    More Details Hide Details Feldman was forced to fire Haim after he refused to curtail his drug use and was inconsistent on set, later saying that it was one of the hardest things he ever had to do. Haim then had a minor role in the television film Merlin: The Quest Begins. In 1997, he appeared in Never Too Late and the sequel to Demolition High, Demolition University (on which he was credited as an executive producer).
  • 1995
    Age 23
    Haim was in a relationship with Victoria Beckham in 1995, which ended on mutual terms.
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    In 1995, Haim also unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Robin in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever.
    More Details Hide Details Brooke McCarter managed Haim through to the mid-90s, but, citing drug problems, eventually dropped him.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    Over the next two years, Haim released sequels to two of his older films, 1994's Fast Getaway II along with National Lampoon's Last Resort, 1995's Life 101, and another sequel, Dream a Little Dream 2, alongside Feldman.
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    In 1994, Haim visited Mannheim, Germany to sign a deal with the German record label Edel, and recorded an album there.
    More Details Hide Details However, the deal fell through and the album remained unreleased. One of the songs, the euro-house influenced "You Give Me Everything", produced by Daniel Schubert and Daniel Gonschorek, was released in 1995 as a 4-track single.
  • 1993
    Age 21
    In 1993, Haim starred in a full motion video game called Double Switch, which was released for the Sega CD and later for the Sega Saturn, as well as for the home computer.
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    In February 1993, Bass reported to police that Haim had threatened him during an argument, and Haim was arrested.
    More Details Hide Details According to Haim's publicist at the time, he was shooting BB guns at a target in his backyard while trying to fire Bass, who refused to accept that he was being let go. Initially investigated as a terrorist threat (a felony), Haim's charge was downgraded to the misdemeanor of exhibiting a replica handgun in a threatening manner. Feldman posted Haim's $250 bail. Bass gave a statement affirming that Haim remained under contract to him for a further 18 months.
  • 1992
    Age 20
    In December 1992, Haim partnered in a lease-option on a 1922 Hancock Park mansion with his business manager, a party promoter named Michael Bass who had served two years in jail after a conviction for fraud.
    More Details Hide Details The house was valued at $1.35M. Haim said: "I love Hancock Park, and I'm not the only actor who feels that way... Kiefer Sutherland also just got a house around here." Bass rushed through the deal in order to hold a fund-raiser at the house to buy toys for Russian children, later revealed to be a scam. Haim lived at the house with Bass and his mother.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    In 1991, Haim starred in Dream Machine, which received a direct-to-video release, as did Oh, What a Night and The Double Kid, in which the young Seth Green had a role.
    More Details Hide Details Green recalled his experiences working with Haim: Additional direct-to-video films included the 1992 erotic thriller Blown Away. Co-star Nicole Eggert, who was romantically involved with Haim at the time and also featured in The Double O Kid, later stated that on-set medics would facilitate his needs to keep him from withdrawing. She recalled filming with Haim during the day and spending the nights with him in the emergency room, "hooked up to an IV, begging doctors for a different prescription, then going back to work again the next day." On the shoot, Feldman accidentally punched Haim for real during a stunt. As stories of his drug use continued to spread, Haim experienced a public fall from grace, unusual for the time in its intense press exposure. His misadventures were afforded a level of attention comparable to that of teen stars such as Lindsay Lohan in the digital media age.
  • 1990
    Age 18
    In 1990, Haim co-starred with Patricia Arquette in the sci-fi actioner Prayer of the Rollerboys, performing many of his own stunts in a tale of a teen who goes undercover to expose a racist gang leader.
    More Details Hide Details However, as his problems with drugs continued, Haim began to lose his core audience. His performances suffered, and his film career in the 1990s declined into direct-to-video releases as his habit ruined his ability to work. Watchers director Jon Hess recalled: "Certainly people knew about his addiction. To see somebody so young and with so much talent already be chased by those demons was hard."
  • 1989
    Age 17
    In November 1989, fresh out of the first of 15 stints in rehab, Haim released a self-promotional video documentary entitled Corey Haim: Me, Myself, and I, which followed a day in his life.
    More Details Hide Details Heavily scripted, Haim's monologues to camera were nevertheless unfocused and suggested that he was under the influence during filming. It has been considered the "worst movie ever" by X-Entertainment. "Well, as far as my fans out there, being, and like 'help Corey,' you know, 'where's our Corey,' you know and the whole misconception thing, from the people out there. Um, you know, they have every right to feel the way they do and things are great with me, as you see, I'm very, good shape now and on the ball. Things are happening." In a further attempt to regain his wholesome image, Haim set up a pre-recorded drug advice line for teens: 1–800 C-O-R-E-Y. He admitted on The Arsenio Hall Show that he was high while giving the advice. Fellow Lost Boys actor Brooke McCarter began managing Haim in an effort to keep him clean. McCarter was dating Oscar-winning producer Julia Phillips, who termed the assignment "babysitting". In her memoir, Phillips recalled Haim's asking her permission to take out her daughter, and the moral conflict she experienced while smoking marijuana in front of him, saying: "Mixed feelings about Corey. Love him. Detest him too, or at least the manipulative part that knew how to make people twice his age snap to. Are you really only eighteen? Who writes your dialogue?"
    In October 1989, Haim appeared live onstage at Knott's Berry Farm with DJ "Hollywood" Hamilton as part of a teen anti-drugs campaign.
    More Details Hide Details The thousand-strong audience of girls would not stop screaming and rushing the stage, and fire marshals had to escort Haim from the building amid fears for his safety. Haim later said that he was terrified of going onstage afterward, and had resolved never to go on any stage ever again. Haim's mother told Bop at the time: "It was the first time Corey realized how well-liked he is. We talked about it afterwards. He said to me, 'Wow, Mom, all these girls were there for me?' I told him, 'Yes, Corey, I was sitting in the audience and all those people were there for you.'"
    On his return from a Hawaiian family vacation in May 1989, Haim told the press that he had been clean for a month after going cold turkey without the help of a substance abuse program. "I wanted to be clean for me, not for anyone else" Haim said, disclosing that he had "gotten out of whack" and that "as far as it goes, it's the crowd you hang out with.
    More Details Hide Details I wasn't speaking to my mom, I hadn't gone to school in four and a half months." He added: "It's scary to come back down to earth" after having been dependent on narcotics, but "it's just something I had to do." Haim said he would be in school before going before the cameras in four months for Mark Rocco's Blue Moon. The film was never made.
  • 1988
    Age 16
    Four days before the shoot commenced on January 7, 1988, Haim broke his leg.
    More Details Hide Details Dinger's character's injury was added to accommodate his cast and resulting limp. After the cast was removed two weeks later, Haim was required to wear a false one for the remainder of the shoot. He semi-improvised his scenes in the film. The soundtrack spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Rock On" for Michael Damian, with Haim and Feldman appearing in the song's music video. By this stage, they had attained a level of pop culture fame and popularity amongst their peers which saw them become a commodity. Riding high, Haim became heavily involved in the 1980s young Hollywood party scene. Haim was already drinking beer in his early teens on the set of Lucas in 1985, and a year later, he tried marijuana on the set of The Lost Boys. "I lived in LA in the 80s, which was not the best place to be", Haim said. "I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack." He later said that License to Drive was his "breaking point" for becoming addicted.
    In the lead-up to the License to Drive premiere, Haim was receiving 2,000 fan letters a week, and spent his time trying to avoid the teenage girls besieging the house he had bought downstairs from his mother. "I think I'm doing really good", Haim said in a 1988 People profile, but termed the level of female attention "a little frightening."
    More Details Hide Details The film won Haim his second Young Artist Award (tying Feldman for the Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy award), and went on to gross over $22M domestically. Haim followed up by starring in the horror film Watchers, adapted from the Dean R. Koontz novel, in which he played a teen who befriends a highly intelligent dog altered by military research, leading to the two being pursued. Haim and Feldman next teamed in the metaphysical romantic comedy Dream a Little Dream, in which Haim played Dinger, a student with moussed hair and ripped jeans who walked with a cane after his mother ran over his leg in her Volvo, but who still managed to remain confident.
    He did however own a car of his own, a grey 1988 Subaru XT6.
    More Details Hide Details The film featured Haim's signature ad-libbing at its height, of which he said: "It's one of my special things that I feel maybe I was just born with. I can turn a 'Hey, nice to see you' into 'Hey, what's up? What's goin' down, man? Good to see you' and kind of make it more real."
  • 1987
    Age 15
    Haim never married or had any children. He was involved with Who's the Boss actress Alyssa Milano from 1987 to 1990, and her parents, together with his manager at the time, unsuccessfully tried to get Haim help for his addiction.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, Feldman claimed that a "Hollywood mogul" who abused Haim was to blame for his death. The 2013 memoir by Corey Feldman, Coreyography, details the sexual abuse he and Haim suffered as young actors in the film industry; during the filming of Lucas, Feldman stated that Haim "allowed himself to be sodomized," and "had been tricked into engaging in a painful session of anal sex by a man on the movie set. The man told Haim that sex between men and boys was normal in Hollywood, saying that 'all the guys in the entertainment world do it.' After this experience, Haim proposed the idea to Feldman that they should be engaging in that with each other as well. Feldman turned him down, explaining that was not 'just what guys do' and that children should not be having those kinds of interactions with adults."
    In 1987, Haim had a featured role as Sam Emerson, the younger of two brothers, a comic-reading teen turned vampire hunter in Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys.
    More Details Hide Details Though he had seen Lucas, Schumacher was not initially sold on casting Haim. The director was convinced by their first meeting. Shot between the Warner Brothers lot and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, the young cast included Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland and Jami Gertz, and the set was lively. Haim jammed with his co-stars between takes, and enjoyed the large props room. Precluded from the nightly parties held by the older actors, Haim bonded with Corey Feldman as they stayed in the hotel watching movies and visited the local arcade. He later characterized his experience on the shoot as "one of the greatest personal times in my life". It was to become Haim's defining performance. The Lost Boys was well received by most critics, made over $32M at the U.S. box office, and is regarded as an '80s classic. The performance earned Haim another Young Artist Award nomination, as Best Young Male Superstar in a Motion Picture.
    Following Lucas, Haim moved to Los Angeles, and starred in the short-lived 1987 television series Roomies alongside Burt Young.
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  • 1986
    Age 14
    Haim's breakout role came in 1986, when he starred alongside Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, and Winona Ryder as the titular character in Lucas, a coming-of-age story about first love and teen angst, which centers on an intelligent misfit who struggles for acceptance after falling for a cheerleader.
    More Details Hide Details Haim turned 14 on the set in Chicago, and fell in love with Green, who played his romantic interest in the film. Not realizing she was 18, he asked her out in an elevator. Haim's unrequited love for Green helped inspire his performance, with the real-life dynamics between them mirrored on-screen. Nevertheless, director David Seltzer noticed that unlike some of his peers, Haim seemed at ease with his burgeoning heartthrob status: "He took it in stride. Not in a negative way, but he was something of a magnet and he knew it." Haim had read for River Phoenix's role in Stand By Me while eating lunch in director Rob Reiner's backyard, and got the part the same day that he was offered Lucas. He later said he would not have changed his decision. Haim was nominated for an Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Feature Film – Comedy or Drama at the Young Artist Awards for his performance as Lucas, and film critic Roger Ebert gave him a glowing review: "He creates one of the most three-dimensional, complicated, interesting characters of any age in any recent movie. If he can continue to act this well, he will never become a half-forgotten child star, but will continue to grow into an important actor. He is that good." Haim later remembered, "It was a trip, getting all that attention".
  • 1985
    Age 13
    In 1985, Haim appeared in minor roles in Secret Admirer and Murphy's Romance, alongside Sally Field, of whom he was reportedly in awe.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to secure the leading role in Silver Bullet, Stephen King's feature adaptation of his own lycanthropic novella, playing a paraplegic teen living in Tarker's Hill, Maine, who warns his uncle (played by Gary Busey) that their town is being terrorized by a werewolf. Haim began to gain industry recognition, earning his first Young Artist Award as an Exceptional Young Actor starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week for the NBC movie A Time to Live, in which he played Liza Minnelli's dying son. While rehearsing on a Montreal street, Minnelli taught Haim 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. At the time, Haim's father was acting as his manager, and turned down River Phoenix's role in The Mosquito Coast on his behalf. Producer Stanley Jaffe approached him to remark on Haim's gifts, and recommended that he get an agent in Los Angeles.
  • 1984
    Age 12
    He made his feature film debut in 1984's thriller Firstborn, starring alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr. as a boy whose family comes under threat from his mother's violent boyfriend, played by Peter Weller.
    More Details Hide Details Haim's first day of shooting was with Weller, and he went up to compliment the older actor on his performance. Weller collared Haim, throwing him up against a wall to warn him not to speak to him after a take, and it took three assistants to separate them. Haim later admitted that he was terrified by the experience. However, Weller later apologized to Haim for the incident and attributed it to method acting, as he was trying to stay in character for the villainous role he was playing. Parker remembered Haim's staying over many times with her and her then boyfriend Downey Jr., who taught him how to apply hair mousse, saying: "He was naturally gifted and a real charmer—I adored him." Haim recalled:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 10
    Haim broke into acting at the age of ten, playing the role of Larry in the Canadian children's educational comedy television series The Edison Twins, which ran from 1982 until 1986.
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  • 1971
    Born
    Born in 1971.
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