had a 70s American TV series to thank for launching him on the road to global fame. The Partridge Family, in which he played handsome Keith Partridge (right), provided a showcase for his musical talents and a gateway to sell-out tours. Acting roles and successful TV projects have been thinner on the ground for the one-time heart-throb in recent years. His 2009 US comedy Ruby & The Rockits failed to make it past series one and we haven’t seen him acting on this side of the Atlantic since an episode of Malcolm In The Middle on Sky1 in 2005. David, now 63, returns as poker professional Peter Coe (above), a man who comes to a truly sticky end, in American crime drama CSI this week.