Corey Ian Haim December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010 was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films such as Lucas, 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.
The duo became 1980s icons and went on to star in seven further movies together, later starring in the A&E reality show The Two Coreys.
Haim's early success led to money and fame, and he began using drugs by fifteen. For three years in the late 1980s, Haim was the most famous teenager in the world.He had difficulties breaking away from his experience as a teen actor, and was troubled by drug addiction throughout his later career.
1 Early life
2.3 Early 2000s
2.4 Comeback and final years
3 Personal life
5 Film and television credits
6 See also
8 External links
Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Judy, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, who worked in sales. When Haim was eleven, his parents divorced after eighteen years of marriage. He had an older sister, Carol, and a younger half-brother, Daniel Lee, from his father's second marriage. Haim was raised Jewish.
Growing up in Willowdale, Haim would jump over his backyard fence into the secondary school grounds. He was enrolled in drama lessons in improv and mime by his mother to help him overcome his shyness, and accidentally fell into the 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 him being scouted for the AA Thunderbirds hockey team.
Haim's time at North York's Zion Heights Junior High lasted until Grade 8, by which point he had begun to make a name for himself as child actor.