Jeremy Gelbwaks

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Jeremy Gelbwaks
The Partridge Family Jeremy Gelbwaks 1970.jpg
Jeremy Gelbwaks, c. 1970
Born Jeremy R. Gelbwaks
(1961-05-22) May 22, 1961 (age 56)
Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970–1971

Jeremy R. Gelbwaks (born May 22, 1961; Los Angeles) is a former American child actor who starred in the television series The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1971.[1]


Gelbwaks was the first actor to play the role of Chris Partridge. He left the program (and the business) after the first season, and was replaced by Brian Forster in the summer of 1971.[2] According to his Partridge Family co-star David Cassidy, Gelbwaks "had a personality conflict with every person in the cast and the producers".[3] He left the business because he and his family moved to Reston, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., where they remained for a year and a half before moving again to Connecticut and later, Potsdam, NY, where he went to college, graduating in 1982.[4] His father, Norman, taught Computer Science at the State University of New York at Potsdam.[1] Gelbwaks worked in the computer industry from 1982 to 1999, studied business at Columbia University, and is now a management consultant. He has appeared in a couple of Partridge Family reunions with his television family, including "Chris #2" (Brian Forster).

Gelbwaks became a computer analyst in 1983 while studying chemistry at UC Berkeley. He is married, lives in New Orleans, and works as a business and technology planner.[5]


  1. ^ a b Lauren Spencer (September 1990). "The Partridge Family Tree". Spin. pp. 67, 68. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Joey Green (1994). The Partridge family album. HarperPerennial. pp. 35, 74. ISBN 0-06-095075-7. 
  3. ^ C'mon, Get Happy Fear and Loathing on the Partridge Family Bus by David Cassidy and Chip Deffaa, 1994 DBC Enterprises, Warner Books Inc, p. 87
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  5. ^ Tim Allis (November 1, 1993). "By the Way...Whatever Happened to the Other Partridge Kids?". People. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 

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