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Encyclopedia > Jeff Conaway
Jeff Conaway
Born Jeffery Charles William Michael
October 5, 1950 (1950-10-05) (age 57)
New York, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Rona Newton-John
(1980-1985)
Keri Conaway
(1990-?)

Jeff Conaway (born October 5, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Kenickie in the 1978 motion picture musical Grease and out-of-work actor Bobby Wheeler in the TV series Taxi. He has also directed direct-to-video features. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For the original stage musical of the same name, see Grease (musical). ... Taxi was an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series focused on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers working for the Sunshine Cab Company, as well as their abusive dispatcher. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ...


Biography

Conaway began acting on Broadway at the age of two. He is most commonly known for playing "Kenickie" in the movie Grease and for his role on the television series Taxi (1978-1981) where he played grinning, high-energy, out-of-work actor Bobby Wheeler. Conaway left Taxi during the fourth season. Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... For the original stage musical of the same name, see Grease (musical). ... Taxi was an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series focused on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers working for the Sunshine Cab Company, as well as their abusive dispatcher. ...


Conaway also played Sgt. Zack Allan (later Security Chief) on Babylon 5. He made an appearance in the film Jawbreaker as the father of one of the teenage girls. From 1989-1990 he was cast on The Bold and the Beautiful in the role of Mick Savage. He has made guest appearances on shows ranging from Barnaby Jones to George and Leo. He also appeared in the Disney film Pete's Dragon. Zack Allan is a character in the fictional universe of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5, played by Jeff Conaway. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Jawbreaker is a 1999 comedy-drama directed by Darren Stein. ... The Bold and the Beautiful (often called B&B or less commonly, Bold) is a popular American television soap opera, first broadcast on CBS on March 23, 1987. ... Barnaby Jones Barnaby Jones {{Infobox Television Barnaby Jones | show_name = Barnaby Jones | image = [[image:barBarnaby Jones nabytvg. ... George and Leo was a sitcom starring the Judd Hirsch and Bob Newhart. ... Petes Dragon (first released on November 3, 1977) is a live-action/animated musical feature film from Walt Disney Productions. ...


Conaway appears with other celebrities in the VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab, which premiered in January 2008. The show reveals a wheelchair-bound, raging Conaway addicted to cocaine, alcohol, and painkillers.He recently sustained substantial injuries as a result of lifting boxes in his home. It was said by Dr. Drew Pinsky on Celebrity Rehab that Conaway's bad back has been detrimental to his sobriety. Faced with the need for surgery, Conaway opted to leave the rehab facility during the series' seventh episode. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... David Drew Pinsky (born September 4, 1958[1]), popularly known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified internist and Addiction Medicine specialist. ...


While he is still legally married, he separated from his wife.


According to his February 28th, 2008 interview with Gary Garver on the Howard Stern Show, Conaway is studying to become a Scientologist. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Howard Stern Show is Howard Sterns radio show heard four days (Monday–Thursday) a week on Howard 100 (West Coast feed on channel Howard 101), a Sirius Satellite Radio station. ... A Scientologist is a believer in Scientology. ...


On Russell Brand's Radio Show[1], Noel Gallagher claimed that he got into a confrontation with Jeff Conaway backstage at a gig resulting in Conaway pulling a knife on Gallagher [1]. According to his interview on the BBC Radio 2 Russell Brand Show[2] the following week, Conaway confirmed he regularly carries a knife with him which he blames on "growing up in New York". Russell Edward Brand [1] (born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex)[2] is an English radio and television personality, comedian, actor, and newspaper columnist. ... Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born May 29, 1967 in Longsight, Manchester, England) is an English songwriter, guitarist and occasional vocalist with the Manchester rock band Oasis. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is by far the most popular station in the UK, reaching some 27% of the available audience in 2006[1]. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in... This article is about the state. ...


References

  1. ^ 1 March 08 – The Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 2
  2. ^ 8 March 08 – The Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 2

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Internet Broadway Database The Internet Broadway Database (IBDb) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. ...

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Prince Erik Greystone (Jeff Conaway) is forced to postpone his marriage to the Princess of Camarand and defend her kingdom from attack by Prince Blackpool (Duncan Regehr), who’s wearing a monocle that empowers him to use fl magic.
Battling lightning bolts, fl magic and demon monsters, Prince Erik and Marko (Jeff Conaway, Walter Olkewicz) ride to the rescue of Princess Ariel (Julia Duffy) who’s been kidnaped [sic] to the Land of Storms by Blackpool (Duncan Regehr).
On a courtship picnic, Prince Erik and Princess Ariel (Jeff Conaway, Julia Duffy) blunder upon a haunted castle that bears a curse marking transgressors for death at the hand of friends – in this case, a crazed Marko (Walter Olkewicz).
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