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Jeff Conaway is a Actor American born on 5 october 1950 at New York City (USA)

Jeff Conaway

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Birth name Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway
Nationality USA
Birth 5 october 1950 at New York City (USA)
Death 27 may 2011 (at 60 years) at Encino, Los Angeles (USA)

Jeffrey Charles William Michael "Jeff" Conaway (October 5, 1950 – May 27, 2011) was an American actor known for his role of Kenickie in the movie Grease and two US television series Taxi and Babylon 5. Conaway was also featured in the first and second season of the reality television series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

Biography

Marriages
Conaway was married three times. His first, short-lived marriage (when he was 21) was to a dancer he had been seeing for two years; it was annulled. His second marriage, from 1980 until their divorce in 1985, was to Rona Newton-John, elder sister of his Grease co-star, Olivia Newton-John. His stepson, Emerson Newton-John, is a race car driver. His third marriage was to Kerri Young from 1990-.


Health problems
After experiencing a crisis in the mid-1980s, Conaway came to grips with the fact that he had a substance abuse problem. He underwent treatment in the late 1980s and often spoke candidly about his addictions.

By the mid-2000s he had relapsed. Conaway appeared in VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, but was forced to leave and entered rehab. In early 2008, Conaway appeared with other celebrities in the VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The show revealed that Conaway was addicted to cocaine, alcohol, and painkillers, and that he was in a codependent relationship with his girlfriend, who was also a user of prescription opiates. Conaway had suffered a back injury earlier in his career on the set of Grease while filming the "Greased Lightning" scene, which had been exacerbated recently by lifting boxes in his home.

Conaway's appearance on the show's first and second seasons drew much attention because of his severely crippled state, his constant threats to leave the facility, and his frequent inability to speak clearly. Upon arrival at the Pasadena Recovery Centre (which was filmed as part of Celebrity Rehab's first episode) Conaway, using a wheelchair, arrived drunk, mumbling to Dr. Drew that the night before he had binged on cocaine and Jack Daniel's whiskey.

During the second episode of Celebrity Rehab's first season, Conaway, fed up with his dorsalgia, withdrawal symptoms, and the humiliation of having to be assisted while using the toilet, told Dr. Pinsky that he was thinking of killing himself. After Pinsky asked him to elaborate upon how he would carry out a suicidal act, Conaway glared at the mirror in his room and said, "I see myself breaking that mirror and slicing my fucking throat with it." During group sessions, Conaway revealed he was "tortured" during his childhood, as older boys in his neighborhood would put him into dangerous situations, tying him up and threatening him. When he was seven years old, he was a victim of pedophiles and child pornographers. Conaway stated that he had been an addict since he was a teenager.

With John Travolta's support, Conaway took courses and auditing from the Church of Scientology to cope with his drug problem and depression, although he did not intend to become a Scientologist.

In June 2009, Conaway joined Celebrity Rehab castmate Mary Carey at the premier of her spoof flick Celebrity Pornhab with Dr. Screw.

In August 2009, Conaway was interviewed by Entertainment Tonight. In the interview, the actor claimed he was much better after a fifth back operation, and that he had yet to use painkillers again. He also discussed unscrupulous doctors and enablers.

In March 2010, shortly after the death of actor Corey Haim, Conaway told E! News that he had warned Haim about dying because of prescription drug abuse.

Best films

Grease (1978)
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Filmography of Jeff Conaway (22 films)

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Dante's Hell Animated, 38minutes
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Animation
Themes Demons in film
Actors Eric Roberts, Jeff Conaway, Nia Peeples, Vincent Spano, Franco Nero, Silvia Colloca
Roles Circles Introduction (voice)
Rating70% 3.5424053.5424053.5424053.5424053.542405
This film has two versions, narrated in English and recited in Italian. The Italian version is recited in primitive Italian and Dante Alighieri's own words as he wrote the poem.
Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope, 40minutes
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Vincent Spano, Armand Mastroianni, Jeff Conaway, Nia Peeples, Diane Salinger, Martin Kove
Roles Circles Introduction
Rating50% 2.5435952.5435952.5435952.5435952.543595
This film is a narrative journey from Dante's own hand, through the worst of the afterlife, Inferno. It is a chronological descent to the deepest of Hell, circle by circle to the exit into Purgatory. It features most of Gustave Dore's lithograph illustrations and some excerpts of the 1911 feature film "L'Inferno".
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, 1h38
Directed by Sam Weisman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Mary McCormack, David Spade, Craig Bierko, Rob Reiner, Scott Terra, Jenna Boyd
Roles Himself
Rating55% 2.799042.799042.799042.799042.79904
Dickie Roberts is a former child star who shot to fame on a TV sitcom called The Glimmer Gang with his catchphrase "This is Nuckin' Futs!". His career subsequently halted after his 6th birthday. Since his heyday, he has been reduced to parking cars at Morton's and appearing on Celebrity Boxing, where he is matched with Emmanuel Lewis. In the public eye and to his girlfriend Cyndi who apparently leaves him during a roadside incident, Dickie is washed up.
Curse of the Forty-Niner, 1h26
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Karen Black, John Phillip Law, Martin Kove, Jeff Conaway, Richard Lynch, Vernon Wells
Roles Reverend Sutter
Rating35% 1.785341.785341.785341.785341.78534
A group of explorers go hiking in the forests of northern California. While exploring, they stumble upon an old mine which mined gold in the California Gold Rush. In the depths of the mine, they find a large amount of gold that they, of course, take. However, what they do not know is that the gold belonged to a miner named Jerimiah Stone, who died in the mine. He has awaken from the dead and is planning on killing anyone who gets in the way of his gold, exacting revenge in whatever way he can.
Do You Wanna Know a Secret?, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Slasher
Actors Joseph Lawrence, Chad Allen, Jack McGee, Jeff Conaway, Del Tenney, Greg Cipes
Roles Agent Owen Sacker
Rating31% 1.572971.572971.572971.572971.57297
A college male receives a note under his dorm door that says "do you wanna know a secret?" He assumes it is from his girlfriend Beth (Dorie Barton). He goes into the hallway to find her and is killed by someone in a mask.
Man on the Moon, 1h58
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Jim Carrey, Patton Oswalt, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Bob Zmuda, Paul Giamatti
Roles Jeff Conaway - 'Taxi' Actor
Rating73% 3.699193.699193.699193.699193.69919
Andy Kaufman's (Jim Carrey) "foreign man" character appears in black and white, declaring that (due to massive editing), this is actually the end of the film, not the beginning. He plays a phonograph record alongside the credits before walking somberly off. Kaufman then comes back, and, in his normal voice, claiming he "had to get rid of the people who don't understand me, and don't want to try," he proceeds to show the story of his life on a film projector, starting with his childhood home in Great Neck, New York, circa 1957.
Jawbreaker
Jawbreaker (1999)
, 1h23
Directed by Darren Stein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Teen movie
Actors Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Ethan Erickson, Carol Kane
Roles Marcie's Father
Rating55% 2.7519152.7519152.7519152.7519152.751915
The "Flawless Four" are the most beautiful and popular girls in Reagan High School in Los Angeles. The clique consists of Courtney Shayne (Rose McGowan), Marcie Fox (Julie Benz), Julie Freeman (Rebecca Gayheart), and Elizabeth Purr (Charlotte Ayanna), the "Princess Di of Reagan High." Of the four, only Liz is genuinely kind-hearted to everybody regardless of their social rankings and loved by the entire school; Julie was popular because of her beauty and being best friends with Liz, while cold-blooded queen bee Courtney and her airheaded right-hand girl, Marcie, demanded respect through terror.
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, Jeff Conaway, Peter Woodward, Tony Todd, Tracy Scoggins
Roles Zack Allen
Rating71% 3.5973853.5973853.5973853.5973853.597385
Une nouvelle génération de combattants pour la liberté se met en marche pour protéger l'univers. Ils vont être confrontés à la menace ultime de l'homme : un fléau biogénétique mortel répandu sur la Terre par une race de méchants aliens. Les Rangers doivent faire vite pour trouver une solution, avant que l'humanité ne s'éteigne à jamais.
Shadow of Doubt, 1h43
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, Craig Sheffer, Huey Lewis, Wade Dominguez, James Morrison
Roles Bixby
Rating52% 2.60442.60442.60442.60442.6044
After the daughter of a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, high profile defense attorney Kitt Devereux takes the case of the accused murderer, rapper Bobby Medina. With a history of drugs and violence, Medina is a likely suspect, but Devereux suspects there's more to the case as she locks horns with her ex-husband, D.A. Jack Campioni, and a wealthy woman whose son is a presidential candidate. Dealing with her own tainted past and the unreliable Medina, Devereux struggles to prove her client's innocence even to herself.
Babylon 5: The River of Souls, 1h34
Directed by Janet Greek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Jerry Doyle, Tracy Scoggins, Jeff Conaway, Rick Biggs, Ian McShane, Martin Sheen
Roles Zack Allen
Rating66% 3.3469453.3469453.3469453.3469453.346945
Après s'être absenté quelque temps de Babylon 5, Michael Garibaldi revient sur la station. Un archéologue sous ses ordres a dérobé une relique qu'il pense être la clé de la vie éternelle des chasseurs d'âmes, créatures immortelles qui conservent les esprits capturés à travers la galaxie. La station étant assiégée par ces êtres maléfiques, l'archéologue libère de la relique des milliers de spectres enragés, bien décidés à s'incarner à nouveau.
Babylon 5: Thirdspace, 1h34
Directed by Jesús Salvador Treviño
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway, Mira Furlan, Patricia Tallman, Stephen Furst
Roles Zack Allen
Rating68% 3.4473453.4473453.4473453.4473453.447345
En 2261, l'équipage de la station spatiale Babylon 5 effectue une patrouille de surveillance à travers l'hyper espace lorsque le commandant Susan Ivanova fait la découverte d'un gigantesque vaisseau mystérieusement abandonné. Sheridan décide d'étudier cette technologie, mais après en avoir prélevé un échantillon, les systèmes électroniques ne répondent plus et les habitants de la station deviennent violents et paranoïaques...
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about films, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Cassandra Peterson, Susan Kellermann, Edie McClurg, Kurt Fuller, Susan Kellerman, Jeff Conaway
Roles Travis
Rating64% 3.248383.248383.248383.248383.24838
Los Angeles TV horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson) quits her job after an outburst involving sexual harassment with the station's new owner. At the same time, Elvira has an act opening up in Las Vegas; the problem is, she needs $50,000 to open it up completely.