In November 2007, Garrett released the album Three Sides of..., which constituted songs he recorded with his current band F8 and his 1990s band Godspeed as well as some new songs.
In 2008, the producers of Tru TV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest...
Garrett also played alongside Lee Van Cleef in two Spaghetti Westerns shot in Israel: God's Gun and Kid Vengeance In the 1980s, Garrett returned to acting, appearing in a small role as Bob Sheldon in the 1983 Francis Ford Coppola film The Outsiders.
In 1985 he starred in Shaker Run as a mechanic and in Thunder Alley as the lead singer of a pop band that is torn apart by drugs.
added Garrett to their cast, which features comedic commentary from celebrities like Garrett who have had brushes with the law.
Garrett has frequently spoofed his troubled past and participates in a wide variety of sketches and skits written specially for him by the show's producers.
Leif Garrett (born Leif Per Nervik; November 8, 1961) is an American singer, actor and television personality.
He became famous in the 1970s as a child actor, pop star and teen idol, but received much publicity later in his adult life for his drug abuse and legal troubles. His father was absent for most of his life, but Garrett has since reconciled with him, stating "He feels so badly about missing the years when you know you’re so proud to have a son, like from age 12 to manhood, when you help influence and guide your son’s life. He is regretting missing that and he now treats me like that." In the first few years of his career Garrett performed under the name of "Leif Per"; however, casting agents found the name difficult to pronounce (Per is pronounced almost as "pair" or "pear").
He mostly stopped recording music in the early 1980s and concentrated on acting for the rest of the decade.
In a 2010 episode, Garrett reenacted his most recent arrest with two actors, including Todd Bridges, another show regular, portraying police officers.
Garrett toured South Korea in May 2010, with shows in Seoul and Busan.
Garrett, however, has stated: "My former record label was bought out. Not only have I not seen any royalties from that, but they wanted me to promote it — the compensation being a couple of CDs." In 1999 he formed the band Godspeed with Christopher Wade Damerst and Michael Scott (The Distortions, Deadtime Stories).
They recorded a three-song EP on Garrett's own label, Tongue and Groove Records, and debuted on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, but broke up after only a few performances.
Garrett and his sister Dawn Lyn worked a variety of small acting jobs.