Jan-Michael Vincent

Actor
With his blond, surfer-boy looks, Jan-Michael Vincent seemed destined to be a leading man, but with his tough demeanor and bad-boy eyes, he usually essayed men with an edge, misunderstood except by the women who love ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1944 in Denver, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Hollywood Don't Surf! 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Bodycount 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Line 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vital Orbit 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ice Cream Man 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deadly Heroes 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hidden Obsession 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beyond the Call of Duty 1992 (Movie)

US Army Commander Len Jordan (Actor)

Indecent Behavior 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Midnight Witness 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sins of Desire 1992 (Movie)

Barry's Partner (Actor)

Animal Instincts 1991 (Movie)

Fletcher Ross (Actor)

Hangfire 1991 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Haunting Fear 1991 (Movie)

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In Gold We Trust 1991 (Movie)

Oliver Moss (Actor)

Raw Nerve 1991 (Movie)

Lieutenant Ellis (Actor)

Demonstone 1990 (Movie)

Andrew Buck (Actor)

Xtro 2: The Second Encounter 1990 (Movie)

Dr Ron Sheperd (Actor)

Alienator 1989 (Movie)

Commander (Actor)

Hit List 1989 (Movie)

Jack Collins (Actor)

Deadly Embrace 1988 (Movie)

Stewart Morland (Actor)

Dirty Games 1988 (Movie)

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Born in East L.A. 1987 (Movie)

McCalister (Actor)

Enemy Territory 1987 (Movie)

Parker (Actor)

Cheech and Chong Get Out of My Room 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Airwolf 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winds of War 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Plane Out 1982 (Movie)

Jack Cox (Actor)

Hard Country 1981 (Movie)

Kyle Richardson (Actor)

Defiance 1980 (Movie)

Tommy Gamble (Actor)

Big Wednesday 1978 (Movie)

Matt Johnson (Actor)

Hooper 1978 (Movie)

Ski (Actor)

Damnation Alley 1977 (Movie)

Tanner (Actor)

Baby Blue Marine 1976 (Movie)

Marion Hedgepeth (Actor)

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of the Hawk 1976 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Vigilante Force 1976 (Movie)

Ben Arnold (Actor)

White Line Fever 1976 (Movie)

Carrol Jo Hummer (Actor)

Bite the Bullet 1975 (Movie)

Carbo (Actor)

Deliver Us From Evil 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Buster and Billie 1973 (Movie)

Buster Lane (Actor)

The World's Greatest Athlete 1973 (Movie)

Nanu (Actor)

The Mechanic 1971 (Movie)

Steve McKenna (Actor)

Tribes 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Going Home 1970 (Movie)

Jimmy Graham (Actor)

The Banana Splits Adventure Hour 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Survivors 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Undefeated 1969 (Movie)

Wilkes (Actor)

Journey to Shiloh 1968 (Movie)

Little Bit Lucket (Actor)

Sandcastles (TV Show)

Actor

Six Against the Rock (TV Show)

Actor

Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Show)

Actor

The Catcher (TV Show)

Actor

Tribes (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

Biography

With his blond, surfer-boy looks, Jan-Michael Vincent seemed destined to be a leading man, but with his tough demeanor and bad-boy eyes, he usually essayed men with an edge, misunderstood except by the women who love them. In real life, Vincent has lived up to his image, combining substance abuse and arrests for abusing his female companions to bring down a career that had begun with promise.

Relationships

Doris Vincent

Mother

Lisa Chiafullo

Companion
together September 1994 to March 1995 won a $400,000 judgment against Vincent, claiming he kicked her in the stomach causing her to miscarry born c. 1962

Bonnie Portman

Wife
married in 1974

Joanne Robinson

Wife
met May 30, 1975 separated in 1994

Karen Thompson

Companion
childhood friend together romantically since c. 1995

Lloyd Vincent

Father

Amber Vincent

Daughter
born c. 1975 mother, Bonnie Portman

Nicole Wallace

Companion
dating as of summer 1996

EDUCATION

Ventura City College

Ventura , California
droppped out in his sophomore year; met first wife while attending college

Milestones

1995

Co-starred in low budget "The Ice Cream Man"

1984

Arrested three times for assualt and distrubing the peace

1983

Played Byron Henry in miniseries "The Winds of War" (ABC)

1983

Received probation for driving under the influence

1976

Starred in "Baby Blue Marine"

1969

Made TV-movie debut, "Tribes"

1968

Co-starred in TV series "The Survivors"; changed billing to Jan-Michael Vincent

1968

Made U.S. film debut, "Journey to Shiloh"

1967

Made feature film debut in "Los Bandidos" (Mexico)

1966

Moved to Hollywood to pursue acting career

Starred in CBS TV series "Airwolf"

Served a tour of duty in US Army in Vietnam

Briefly moved to Mexico after dropping out of college

Billed as Michel Vincent, began making guest appearances on TV series like "Lassie"

Reportedly left home after graduating high school because he refused to join his family's billboard company

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list Boulder, Colorado as Vincent's birthplace.

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Vincent was first arrested and pleaded gulity to drunk driving in 1983.

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Vincent broke his neck in an automobile incident in August 1996.

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On September 21, 2000, Vincent was sentenced to jail for parole violations.

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