Eighties star Corey Haim passed yesterday at the age of 38. The cause was apparently a drug overdose.
Corey Haim was born on December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario. He was still a young child when his mother enrolled him in acting lessons in an effort to overcome his shyness. He appeared in his first commercial when he was ten years old. He was thirteen when he made his film debut in First Born. The same year he was a regular in the Canadian series The Edison Twins. In 1985 he appeared the films Secret Admirer, Silver Bullet, and Murphy's Romance. In 1986 he starred in Lucas, a film for which he received very good notices for his performance. In 1987 he starred in the short lived series Roomies.
In 1987 Haim appeared in the film that would turn him into a teen idol, Lost Boys. The following years he appeared in the films Licence to Drive, Watchers, and Dream a Little Dream. Unfortunately for Haim, he soon found himself appear in films made for the direct to video market for most of the Nineties, including The Double O Kid, Double Switch, and Last Resort. During the Nineties he only appeared in a few films released to theatres, including Dream Machine, Blown Away, Shooter on the Side, Snowboard Academy, and Never Too Late. On television he guest starred on PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and appeared in the television movies Merlin and Without Malice. The Naughts saw Haim appear in the films Universal Groove, Crank: High Voltage, and Shark City. He appeared in the straight to video sequel to The Lost Boys, The Lost Boys: The Tribe. He was also star of the reality show The Two Coreys, which also starred Corey Feldman.