Jeff Conaway

Actor, Singer
A feathered-hair heartthrob during a brief period in the 1970s, Jeff Conaway's career became rocky following his moment in the sun as Kenickie in the musical "Grease" (1978) and his stint on the classic ABC sitcom ... Read more »
Born: 10/04/1950 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

The Bold and the Beautiful 1986 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dante's Inferno 2014 (Movie)

Lucifer (Actor)

Dating Service 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Biz 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Burke's Law 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1996, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew: Reunion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Hope & Gloria 1995 - 1996, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1996, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rehab with Dr. Drew 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Fit Club 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living the Dream 2006 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Miner's Massacre 2002 (Movie)

Reverend Sutter (Actor)

S Club 7 in Hollywood 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Wanna Know a Secret? 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Y.M.I. 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jawbreaker 1999 (Movie)

Marcie's Father (Actor)

The River of Souls: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitz 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirdspace: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Best of Taxi 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bounty Hunter: 2002 1993 (Movie)

The Reverend (Actor)

L.A. Goddess 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alien Intruder 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

In a Moment of Passion 1992 (Movie)

Werner (Actor)

Sunset Strip 1992 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

A Time to Die 1991 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Almost Pregnant 1991 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Bikini Summer 2 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mirror Images 1991 (Movie)

Jeff Blair (Actor)

Ghost Writer 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Sleeping Car 1990 (Movie)

Bud Sorenson (Actor)

Total Exposure 1990 (Movie)

Keynes (Actor)

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 1988 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Tale of Two Sisters 1988 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

The Banker 1988 (Movie)

Cowboy (Actor)

The Patriot 1986 (Movie)

Mitchell (Actor)

Covergirl 1984 (Movie)

T C Sloane (Actor)

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Wizards and Warriors 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheryl Ladd... Looking Back--Souvenirs 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jimmy McNichol Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Grease 1978 (Movie)

Kenickie (Actor)

Delta County U.S.A. 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pete's Dragon 1977 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

The Eagle Has Landed 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jennifer on My Mind 1971 (Movie)

Hanki (Actor)

Bay Coven (TV Show)

Actor

Berrenger's (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Show)

Actor

For the Love of It (TV Show)

Actor

Making of a Male Model (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville Grab (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of Doubt (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Sunset Strip 1992 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Bikini Summer 2 1991 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (1)

Bikini Summer 2 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A feathered-hair heartthrob during a brief period in the 1970s, Jeff Conaway's career became rocky following his moment in the sun as Kenickie in the musical "Grease" (1978) and his stint on the classic ABC sitcom, "Taxi" (ABC, 1978-1982). His three years on the sci-fi series "Babylon 5" (TNT, 1994-98) notwithstanding, Conaway's career during the 1980s and 1990s consisted mainly of made-for-TV and direct-to-video films, with his high-profile drug and alcohol abuse earning him the most attention. From his appearance in 2006 on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" (VH1, 2005- ), the actor slid further, ending up on the network's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" (VH1, 2008- ), where the frail and seemingly suicidal actor bore almost no resemblance to the handsome smart aleck whose career had once been so promising. In the end, Conaway became a kind of cautionary tale of addiction, dying much too young after numerous public struggles.

Relationships

Kerri Conaway

Wife
Divorced

Lisa Hartman Black Actor

Companion
Dated from c. 1977-1978

Vicki Lizzi

Companion
Appeared together on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab"

Emerson Newton-John

Son
Mother, Rona Newton-John

Rona Newton-John

Wife
Sister of singer Olivia Newton-John granddaughter of Nobel prize winner Max Born married from 1980-1985

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

2008

Appeared with other celebrities on the VH1 reality series, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew"

2006

Appeared in VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club"; was forced to leave due to his relapse and entered rehab

1997

Returned to Broadway playing disc jockey Vince Fontaine in the revival of "Grease"

1994

Played a regular on the syndicated sci-fi series "Babylon 5"

1992

Directed and associate produced direct-to-video film, "Bikini Summer"

1989

Had regular role on daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

1985

Was part of ensemble cast of "Berrengers" (NBC)

1983

Starred in CBS series "Wizards and Warrior"

1978

Played Kenicke in the motion picture musical, "Grease"

1978

Had featured role as aspiring actor and cab driver Bobby Wheeler on the sitcom "Taxi" (ABC)

1975

Network TV debut, guest roles on "Movin' On" and "Happy Days"

1974

Made TV debut in "Sea to Shining Sea" (syndicated)

1970

Feature film debut, "Jennifer on My Mind"

1960

Made Broadway debut at age 10, appearing with Lillian Gish and Colleen Dehurst in "All the Way Home"

Bonus Trivia

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Conway struggled with drug addiction in the mid '80s. He successfully underwent treatment in the late '80s, but by the mid-2000s however, he had relapsed.

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Actor Jeff Conaway, was badly injured in a fall at his California home on Jan. 18, 2010 and was rushed to hospital for surgery. Conaway fell down a staircase and suffered a broken hip, a broken arm, a fractured neck and a brain hemorrhage.

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In May 2011, Conaway fell into a coma following a drug overdose. He was listed in critical condition for two weeks before passing away on May 27, 2011 after being taken off life support.

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While appearing on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" (VH1) Conaway revealed that he was tortured as a child and was a victim of pedophiles and child pornographers.

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