Date of Birth
23 December 1971, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Corey Ian Haim
5' 7" (1.7 m)
10 December 2010, Burbank, California, USA, pneumonia
Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy Haim, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, a Canadian-born clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish.
Haim broke into the film industry in 1984, playing a young child caught up in a family war in the movie Firstborn (1984). The following year, he starred in the TV movie A Time to Live (1985), for which he received a Young Artist Award, and Silver Bullet (1985). Lucas (1986), in which he starred alongside Charlie Sheen, showed his acting abilities, but was not a big hit.
In 1987, he had a breakthrough when he played one of the major roles in Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys (1987). He later starred in the films License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989), but his output during the nineties onwards was disappointing. He died suddenly on March 10, 2010.
Favorite actress: Cybill Shepherd. Favorite Actor: James Dean.
His father is Canadian and his mother was born in Israel; both are from Jewish families. Corey had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Got into acting because his mom put him into acting lessons to help him deal with his shyness and it later became a career because his older sister Carol Haim was auditioning for roles.
His dad, Bernie Haim, worked as a sales rep. His mom, Judy Haim, worked as a computer operator.
Parents Bernie and Judy divorced when Corey was 11 years old. They were married for 18 years.
Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 1997 in Los Angeles, California, listing debts that included nearly $104,000 to the I.R.S., $100,000 in California taxes and a variety of medical expenses. The document stated that he had no bank account and very few assets, including a 1987 BMW, $100 in cash, $750 worth of clothing, and $7,500 in residuals and royalty rights. He also listed a $31,000 pension plan.
In 2004, he became the subject of a single by the Irish band The Thrills titled "Whatever Happened To Corey Haim?".
Was engaged to Holly Fields (not the boxer) in 1996, but broke up.
Brooke McCarter managed him up to the mid 1990s until Corey's drug problem caused a fallout.
Was asked by best friend and frequent co-star Corey Feldman - while filming the first season of The Surreal Life (2003) - to be his best man at his wedding to Susie Feldman; but unfortunately, due to prior commitments he was not able to attend.
Was engaged to Nicole Eggert, whom he credits with helping save his life on a certain occasion: while they were filming one of several movies together, she noticed that Haim was suffering from a narcotic "rush." Eggert promptly drove him to the local hospital where Corey was detoxed.
Bill Egert's character Sean Haim in the movie Detour (2002) was named after him, as Egert's favorite actor.
Ranked #26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars.
Auditioned for the role of Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever (1995).
He starred in eight movies with Corey Feldman: The Lost Boys (1987), License to Drive (1988), Dream a Little Dream (1989), Blown Away (1993), Last Resort (1994), Dream a Little Dream 2 (1995), Busted (1997) and Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008).
He and Corey Feldman were known as the Two Coreys at the peak of their careers in the 1980s.
Formerly engaged to actress Tiffany Shepis. [Oct. 30, 2008].
Was buried at Thornhill memorial chapel in Toronto on March 16th, 2010. Because Haim was broke at the time of his death, a celebrity memorabilia site that he sometimes sold items to, Startifacts, had donated $20,000 to cover the cost of the transportation and headstone. The check was subsequently canceled when it was found the funeral home was covering the cost already.
Best friend Corey Feldman chose not to attend Haim's funeral at the request of Haim's family, because they wanted to keep the funeral as low-key as possible. Feldman instead issued an open letter on the Internet which he wrote to his deceased friend.
Back when he was a kid in Thornhill Ontario, Corey Haim used to break dance with the other kids at recess, in school.
Was offered the role of Charlie Fox in The Mosquito Coast (1986) and Chris Chambers in Stand by Me (1986). His father, who was acting as his manager at the time, turned down both in favor of Corey having a starring role in Lucas (1986). Both of those roles eventually went to the late River Phoenix.
Haim was engaged to model Cindy Guyer in 2000. He proposed to Guyer two days after they met at a Chicago autograph show.
He was in a relationship with actress Alyssa Milano from 1987 to 1990.
Was in a relationship with Victoria Beckham in 1995, which ended on mutual terms.
In early years, his mouth was mostly always open
I was working on The Lost Boys (1987) when I smoked my first joint. But a year before that, I was starting to drink beer on the set of the film Lucas (1986). I lived in Los Angeles in the '80s, which was not the best place to be. I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack. I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck. But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day - the doctors could not believe I was taking that much. And that was just the valium - I'm not talking about the other pills I went through.
I want to be the guy they talk about when they talk about comebacks. 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 totally what I am trying to do.
This is where you make new friends and you start living and learning. So I'm a late bloomer, I'm 36, but hey, I'm learning. Every day's a learning experience, right?
[on effects of molestation] It's something that will be addressed in my inner soul for the rest of my life, and it's something that truly affects me, and I opened up a can of worms, so to speak. Every day I opened up, like, a can of sardines. It's something I've addressed. Psychiatrists can be helpful. They have the medications and blah-blah-blah. But I don't want any of that, man. I've dealt with this, and I'm dealing with this-second by second, minute by minute, day by day. Everything's cool. It's just like, It happened, it's over, and move on. Let's move on to the next subject.
[on his cameo in Crank: High Voltage (2009)] My first day of filming, I went in my camper for a minute, and I just started crying, because I was, like, home. And I'm just so grateful. It's a cameo. But, like, Ricky Schroder did a cameo in Crimson Tide (1995), and then boom! He got NYPD Blue.
[on battle with drug abuse] It's one day at a time. It's one second at a time-it's really one millisecond at a time sometimes. But you gotta grind your teeth and bear it. There's no way to get around it. It's just time, effort and support-and you gotta reach out and ask for help