Corey Ian Haim (born December 23, 1971) is a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films such as Lucas, The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream, and in particular, collaborated numerous times with Corey Feldman and the pair were dubbed "The Two Coreys." Haim and Feldman currently star in a television show titled The Two Coreys, airing on the A&E Network.
Haim's major break was in 1986, billed as the main star alongside Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, and Winona Ryder in the popular movie Lucas. Haim would receive a nomination for an Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Feature Film - Comedy or Drama at the Young Artist Awards for his role as the title character. Film critic Roger Ebert gave Haim good reviews. Following the success of Lucas, Haim starred in the 1987 television series, Roomies
The two Coreys had become a popular on screen collaboration, following two successful films the pair would meet again in 1989, when Haim appeared in the film Dream a Little Dream. The film spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number one single Rock On for Michael Damian, with the pair appearing in the Rock On video. That same year Haim released a self-promotional video documentary entitled Corey Haim: Me, Myself, and I. In the video, he is shown taking part in wholesome family activities and discussing his career and ambitions. His next film, The Dream Machine was a direct-to-video film released in 1990. His next film was the Prayer of the Rollerboys, co-starring Patricia Arquette.
In 1996, Haim starred in four more direct-to-video films: Snowboard Academy, Busted with Feldman, Demolition High, and Fever Lake. He had a minor role in a television version of Merlin. After releasing both Never Too Late and the sequel to Demolition High, Demolition University (which he also produced), he filed for bankruptcy in 1997.
The next year, Haim appeared in The Back Lot Murders alongside Priscilla Barnes. He became the subject of an E! True Hollywood Story in 2001. He made a cameo role appearance in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, a film about a former child star who did not live a normal childhood; it featured a range of other former child stars, including Feldman.
In 2002, he also guest starred as himself in an episode of the Canadian television series Big Wolf on Campus.
By 2004, Haim appeared to have finally overcome his drug habit, after resettling in Toronto. The Irish band, The Thrills, released a single, "Whatever happened to Corey Haim?", in September 2004. In response to an investigation by The Sun newspaper during the single's release into what exactly had happened to Haim, he responded saying that: "I'm clean, sober, humble and happy. In 2006, he was ranked #8 on VH1's Greatest Teen Stars.
During an appearance (7/24/07) on The Opie and Anthony Show, Haim said he was once nearly 300 lbs. He claimed to have lost 140 lbs. in 11 months by eating watermelon and cayenne pepper
Haim was recently nominated for a Viewer's Choice Award at the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards in Canada for his role in The Two Coreys. He was voted #8 in the category of "Favourite Canadian" on a TV Series (not eligible for a Gemini) for his role in the A&E show.
On February 7, 2008, Haim ran a paid ad in a Hollywood trade publication, Variety, stating "This is not a stunt. I'm back. I'm ready to work. I'm ready to make amends.
In February 2008, filming resumed in Vancouver for Lost Boys: The Tribe to include several scenes with Corey Haim reprising his role as Sam Emerson. Haim reversed his previous decision to not appear in this sequel. Haim did not appear in the story line of Lost Boys: The Tribe until the closing credits. Further appearances were placed in the "deleted scenes" area. 2009 will see the release of at least two movies with Haim appearances, Shark City, which filmed in Toronto with Vivica Fox, and Crank 2: High Voltage.
In season two of "The Two Coreys" there was much speculation in regards to Haim's sobriety. Several people close to him, including the Feldmans, Haim's assistant, and even his mother thought that he was using again. Much of this was fueled by Haim's erratic behavior, especially on the set of 'The Lost Boys' sequel. Haim was difficult, shut down production by refusing to come out of his trailer to film a close up, could not remember his lines, and slurred his words.
Corey Feldman has stated that while A&E has not cancelled the show, he does not want any further contact with Haim until he's recovered from addiction. Amid the estrangement of the two Coreys, there are unconfirmed reports that Warner Brothers plans to release a Lost Boys 3--with both of their characters facing off. In that scenario, Jamison Newlander would also join the cast.