Date of Birth: November 8, 1961
Birth Place: Hollywood, Ca.
Astrology Sign: Scorpio
-Sister is actress Dawn Lyn
-Dated actress Nicollette Sheridan from 1979-1985.
-Dated actress Justine Bateman in the late '80s/early '90s.
-Ranked #13 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).
-According to Lynda Carter in a DVD commentary, who worked with Leif Garrett in an episode of "Wonder Woman," the correct pronunciation of Leif's first name sounds like "life" and not "leaf." She goes on to state that most people (media included) mispronounce Leif's first name.
-Was sued by former friend for an 1979 accident in which Leif was driving and car left the road and plunged 80 ft. down a hillside. Friend was paralyzed, judgment of $7.1 million. (The two were reunited 20 years later, as part of a TV program about Garrett's life and career, and Garrett learned that his friend, whom he hadn't seen since that day, had long forgiven him - and that Garrett's actions following the accident had actually saved his life.)
-Mother was an actress using the name Carolyn Stellar.
Personal Quote: "If there is anything I would tell anybody in this profession, it is never believe your own press."