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Jan-Michael Vincent

Jan-Michael Vincent
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Nationality USA
Birth 15 july 1944 at Denver (USA)
Death 10 february 2019 (at 74 years)

Jan-Michael Vincent (born July 15, 1944) is a retired American actor best known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf (1984–86) and as the protagonist of John Milius’s 1978 surfing epic Big Wednesday.


Vincent has battled alcoholism and intravenous drug use for much of his life. In 1983, he was arrested for drunk driving, but avoided jail by entering rehab. He was also arrested after two bar brawls in 1984 and 1985 and then received a felony assault charge in 1986, which he was acquitted of after his attorney argued that the woman tripped and fell on a telephone cord in his home. In 1995, a $374,000 default judgment was made against him after his former girlfriend alleged he had physically assaulted her after their breakup and caused her to miscarry their child.

In the latter half of the 1990s, he was involved in two severe automobile collisions, which he barely survived. In an accident in August 1996 Vincent broke three vertebrae in his neck. He also sustained a permanent injury to his vocal cords from an emergency medical procedure, leaving him with a permanently raspy voice.

Vincent was charged with drunk driving again after his 1996 accident and once again sentenced to rehab and placed on probation. In an interview on the TV program The Insider on September 18, 2007, when asked about his 1996 car accident, he answered, “Y’know, I have no idea what you’re talking about. I don't remember being in an accident.”

In 2000, Vincent violated probation for his prior alcohol-related arrests by appearing drunk in public three times and assaulting his fiancée, Patricia. As a result, he was sentenced to 60 days in Orange County Jail.

Vincent was involved in another automobile accident in 2008.

Vincent married his first wife, Bonnie Poorman, his “college classmate sweetheart” in 1969 and they had a daughter, Amber Vincent, in 1973. His second wife, Joanne Robinson, left him and had a restraining order entered against him in 1994, alleging that he had abused her since their marriage in 1985.

In an October 2014 interview with National Enquirer, Vincent revealed that his right leg was amputated just below the knee in 2012 after he contracted a leg infection as a result of complications from peripheral artery disease. He now walks with a prosthetic limb, though sometimes he is forced to use a wheelchair. He also revealed he had tax debt in excess of $70,000.

As of 2013, Vincent resides near Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Filmography of Jan-Michael Vincent (39 films)

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Buffalo '66, 1h50
Directed by Vincent Gallo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about families, Psychologie, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette
Roles Sonny
Rating73% 3.6977253.6977253.6977253.6977253.697725
Having just served five years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) kidnaps a young tap dancer named Layla (Christina Ricci) and forces her to pretend to be his wife. Layla allows herself to be kidnapped and it is clear she is romantically attracted to Billy from the start, but Billy all the while is compelled to deal with his own demons, his loneliness and his depression.
Ice Cream Man, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Clint Howard, Olivia Hussey, Justin Isfeld, Anndi McAfee, Jan-Michael Vincent, E. E. Bell
Roles Detective Gifford
Rating47% 2.360632.360632.360632.360632.36063
In a black-and-white prologue, a young boy witnesses the murder of an ice cream man in a small town. Years later, the boy, named Gregory Tudor (Clint Howard), returns to the town to become ice cream man himself. He has spent the intervening years in a mental hospital. He kills some people (and a dog) while doing his duties as ice cream man, leading to suspicion from local kids and the police.
Red Line
Red Line (1995)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Chad McQueen, Dom DeLuise, Michael Madsen, Robert Z'Dar, Roxana Zal, Jan-Michael Vincent
Roles Keller
Rating48% 2.4234452.4234452.4234452.4234452.423445
Jim (Chad McQueen) works as a car mechanic with Jerry (Dom DeLuise) on a car for Keller (Jan-Michael Vincent) which turns out to be bulletproof. One night while Keller and his gang buy champagne from a convenience store Jim arrives using Keller's car robs the convenience store. However as Jim was about to flee on Keller's car a police car arrives and the officer aims his gun at Jim demanding him to get out the car and opens fire on him but the bullets are not effective on the windshield and Jim taunts the officer and drives away another police car attempts to corner him but he easily overtakes it and escapes. The next day Jim is then confronted by Keller and his gang about the incident last night and orders him to bring the bulletproof car to his house. After Keller and his gang left Jerry lectures him as he was about to deliver Keller's car. While on the way Jim stops on a car wash station where he meets Gem (Roxana Zal) and she is been lead away her boyfriend. Jim finally arrives at Keller's house and hands Keller the keys of his car and orders him to get the Ferrari 328 GTS from a group of couples in the mountains. The next day Jim arrives at the couple's house to see the place is guarded and sneaks through the fence and finds the Ferrari which Keller needs to bring. The couple enters the garage having a romance as Jim was about to start the car but Jim scares them away by opening the garage gate and drives the car. One of the guards spots him and gives chase on their Porsche but they crashed into the sea while trying to overtake a car. Jim returns to the car-wash station where Gem again meets him and she was amazed to see the car and immediately leaves when her boyfriend arrives. Jim then returns to Keller's house and hands him the keys for the Ferrari where they have a talk and orders him to get the Corvette (C4). Jim arrives on a Police impound lot where he repairs his car which he used to robbed a bank earlier. He sneaks through the lot while the mechanic repairs the car and a group of couple orders him to get their black Porsche. Jim finds a blue Corvette (C4) and examines the color and spots another one behind the couples' black Porsche which is covered in dust and examines its engine and the engine is still working. But is cut short and returns at the counter when the mechanic returns with his car now repaired. Jim leaves his car behind in a parking lot slot and hops on another car and drives into the impound slot and destroys the black Porsche and hops on the dust covered Corvette and returns to the Car wash station to clean it. Jim asked the car wash employee where is Gem and he tells him she is in the convenience store. He finds her being abused by her boyfriend and stops him from hurting her and demands him to let her go. Jim beats him and jumps unto the Corvette with Gem on board and escapes the police. They stop in an alley and have a romance at the hotel. Meanwhile Keller contacts his men to find Jim and the Corvette and contacts Jim about the Corvette. Jim and Gem hide the Corvette in the Marina where Gem's friend Crystal(Julie Strain) lives and Jim contacts Keller who then tells him one of his men are on the way for him. He then arrives in a parking lot and finds the dark green Camaro and hops on it. One of Keller's men (Stewart Goddard) who was sent by Keller to find Jim and he finds him and gives chase which he is killed when his car crashed on a car rupturing the fuel tank and erupts into flames. Jim picks Gem and arrives at Mr. Lawrence's (Michael Madsen)house where Jim confronts him and escapes his men with Gem through the cemetery. They spent a night in a motel and Jim contact's Mr. Lawrence. Gem then goes to a bar where she is then confronted by her former boyfriend attempting to take her with him but she beats him with a bottle and apologize to the bartender. Meanwhile Jim is then contacted by Keller and flees with Tony (Corey Feldman) followed from behind. Jim returns to the marina to find the Corvette and leaves the Camaro behind. Tony waits behind. Jim finds the Corvette in a boat and pulls the boat to shore and drives the corvette to find Gem. But he is then ambushed by Tony but he knocks him out and find Gem who was carrying a bag full of money picking her up. Tony recovers and give chase and injures Gem in the arm and Jim forces to let Gem out of the Corvette. Tony chases Jim through the streets avoiding cars and trucks on their path until Tony crashes his car on a car killing him. However Jim crashes the Corvette into the wall of the parking lot when a girl riding in a bike who manages to get on his path wrecking the Corvette in the process. Gem sees this shocked who was waiting for him beside a container truck wondering what happened to him. Jim was not harmed on the crash due the Corvette's airbag. He hear chimes noise coming from the steering wheel and picks it and climbs out the burning Corvette just it's about to explode. Jim finds Gem and shows her what he found at the Corvette before it exploded it was diamonds and she was happy to find the diamonds. Jim then calls for help and put the burning Corvette out and brings it to Keller who just captured Crystal who tried to tell her where Jim is However she flees after Keller is forced to set her free when Mr. Lawrence and his men confronted him and as they are about to kill him and his guards a car mechanic arrives who responded Jim's call and shows Keller the burned Corvette but Keller orders him to leave and he did and brings the burned Corvette to fix it then Keller, his guards and Mr. Lawrence and his men fire their gun at each other unknown if Keller is killed or have been survived. Meanwhile Jim and Gem boarded a bus and leaves the town.
La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot
Roles The Helicopter Fan (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9373253.9373253.9373253.9373253.937325
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")
Deadly Heroes, 1h44
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Michael Paré, Jan-Michael Vincent, Billy Drago, Claudette Mink, Alon Abutbul, Menahem Golan
Roles Cody Grant
Rating36% 1.835861.835861.835861.835861.83586
The film starts with a footage of a group of terrorists modifying toy guns to a real gun which can easily pass through a metal detector at Athens Airport. when a kid named Paul Cartowski discovers that the terrorist bring plastic guns, he soon wonders and tells his father who is also a former CIA and Navy SEAL, Brad Cartowski (Michael Paré). Then a gunfight begins and Cartowski is injured during a pursuit when the terrorists take the airport bus. The terrorists kidnaps his wife and fly her on a hijacked plane to North Africa. Cartowski goes in pursuit, aided by another ex-SEAL, Cody Grant (Jan-Michael Vincent).
Dead On: Relentless II, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Ray Sharkey, Lance Henriksen, Leo Rossi, Jan-Michael Vincent, Meg Foster, Dale Dye
Rating55% 2.761512.761512.761512.761512.76151
L.A. Detective Sam Dietz (Leo Rossi), struggling to emotionally survive his previous big case (from in the first Relentless film) is unwillingly paired with a shady FBI agent Kyle Valsone (Ray Sharkey), during a case tracking another serial killer (Miles O'Keefe), who kills seemingly at random. But every time Dietz gets a lead, Valsone gets in the way and somewhat throws off the investigation. Suspecting more than meets the eye, Dietz goes around the law to learn the identity of the killer and find out what Valsone is hiding and his connection to the killer. Meanwhile, Dietz's wife Carol (Meg Foster) now estranged from him due to his long hours, tries to deal with her current situation and their uncertain future.
La Classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Steve McQueen
Roles The Helicopter Fan (archive footage)
Rating73% 3.6775053.6775053.6775053.6775053.677505
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement (qui fait suite à Derrick contre Superman) est un Ça cartoon déjanté mêlant des séquences originales présenté par Valérie Payet et Philippe Dana à des extraits redoublés de dessins animés avec Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck... et de films avec Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, etc. Il s'agit du second des trois téléfilms du Grand Détournement.
La Classe américaine
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Paul Newman
Roles The Helicopter Fan (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9373253.9373253.9373253.9373253.937325
George Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde, meurt tragiquement lors d'une croisière. Dans un dernier souffle, il murmure : « Monde de merde ». Pourquoi ? Ces mots intriguent le rédacteur en chef d'un quotidien américain. Il dépêche ses trois meilleurs enquêteurs : Dave, Peter et Steven (prononcer « Pétère et Stéveune ») pour éclaircir ce mystère...
Raw Nerve
Raw Nerve (1991)
, 1h31
Directed by David A. Prior
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Glenn Ford, Jan-Michael Vincent, Traci Lords, Sandahl Bergman, Ted Prior, Red West
Roles Lt. Bruce Ellis
Rating43% 2.1768252.1768252.1768252.1768252.176825
As a series of grotesque shotgun murders plagues the city, a young race car driver goes to the police (Ford and Vincent) claiming that he has been having visions about the killer. He gets locked up as the suspect. A lady reporter (Sandal Bergman) falls in love with the suspect and sets out prove his innocence and find the real killer. A rogue biker (Tex Cobb) who accosts the reporter and kidnaps her is thought to be the killer in question so after he has been slaughtered in a shoot-out, they figure they have solved the shotgun slayings. But have they?
Alienator (1990)
, 1h33
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Robot films
Actors Jan-Michael Vincent, John Phillip Law, Teagan Clive, Ross Hagen, P. J. Soles, Dyana Ortellí
Roles Commander
Rating32% 1.6163651.6163651.6163651.6163651.616365
Kol (Ross Hagen), an alien criminal, escapes from a spaceship into the woods of an American suburb. The commander (Jan-Michael Vincent) of the spaceship dispatches The Alienator (Teagan Clive) -- a deadly female gynoid, to capture Kol. He meets up with some teenagers as they are all running from fiery death at the hands of The Alienator. She relentlessly pursues Kol and the teens through a series of action sequences and low budget special effects. Kol must face the toughest decision of his life: kill or be killed.
Xtro 2: The Second Encounter, 1h32
Directed by Harry Bromley Davenport
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Jan-Michael Vincent, Paul Koslo, Tara Buckman, Nicholas Lea, Rachel Hayward
Roles Dr. Ron Shepherd
Rating34% 1.72131.72131.72131.72131.7213
Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travellers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by something that interrupts the communication with Earth. This horrible something uses the gate to travel back to the underground complex. Most of the staff are evacuated, except four heavily armed militaries and Dr. Casserly and Dr. Summerfield who just cannot stand each other.
Hit List
Hit List (1989)
, 1h27
Directed by William Lustig
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jan-Michael Vincent, Leo Rossi, Lance Henriksen, Charles Napier, Rip Torn, Harold Sylvester
Roles Jack Collins
Rating56% 2.808222.808222.808222.808222.80822
Gangster boss Vic Luca (Rip Torn) is scheduled to appear in court and so hires a hit man/shoe salesman Chris Caleek (Lance Henriksen) to kill the witnesses. He has a mole in the police force who tells him names and locations of the witnesses. Unfortunately, during the last hit, the professional killer enters the wrong house. When owner Jack Collins comes home, he finds his pregnant wife unconscious in the kitchen, his friend dead in the living room and his son kidnapped. Wanting Luca to believe he has the real witness' son, Collins is taken into custody. But Collins manages to escape and takes things into his own hands.
Tarzan in Manhattan, 1h34
Directed by Michael Schultz
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Tarzan films
Actors Joe Lara, Tony Curtis, Jan-Michael Vincent, Joe Seneca, Oliver Muirhead
Roles Brightmore
Rating42% 2.1244752.1244752.1244752.1244752.124475
Tarzan leaves Africa and goes to present-day New York City to seek vengeance for the murder of his Ape mother Kala, and to rescue Cheeta who was taken by hunters working for B. B. Brightmore (Jan-Michael Vincent) and his Brightmore Foundation. Soon Tarzan discovers this supposed philanthropic organization is conducting illegal tests on animal brains in an effort to transfer the thoughts and knowledge of one creature to another, and he sets out to rescue the animals and expose Brightmore. He is aided by Jane Porter (a cab driver, played by Kim Crosby) and her father, Archimedes "Archie" Porter (Tony Curtis), a retired police officer, now the head of his own security agency.