Jan-Michael Vincent
American actor
Jan-Michael Vincent
Jan-Michael Vincent is a retired American actor best known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf (1984–1986).
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Jan-Michael Vincent's personal information overview.
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Police: Car crashes into house in Lomita
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - almost 4 years
San Diego police say a vehicle crashed into a house on Braun Avenue and San Vincente Street in Lomita.
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Was Traffic Worse Than Normal This Week?
Brentwood Patch - over 4 years
We live in Los Angeles. It goes without saying that traffic is constantly on our minds, especially on the Westside. But are there times when traffic is just more awful than it usually is? This week seems to be one of those weeks. Several Patch readers tweeted and posted on Facebook about how traffic has been affecting their days more than normal. Maybe the streets seemed more clogged with cars than normal after Carmageddon weekend, when many residents stayed home or used alternative transportation. Representatives from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the L.A. Department of Transportation listed a couple factors that may have contributed to abnormally trafficky conditions this week. A two-vehicle crash on the 405 Freeway shutdown the northbound lanes all Tuesday afternoon heading into rush hour, which could have most likely been the biggest contributing factor, according to Metro. Spokeswoman Kim Upton said Thursday morning that one of her frien ...
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Brentwood Police Blotter: Confronted Burglars Flee Homes
Brentwood Patch - over 4 years
Suspects flee homes when caught On Sept. 4 at 4:10 p.m. in the 12600 block of South Sunset Boulevard, suspects knocked on the door, and then when confronted by the owner, fled the property, according to Los Angeles police. They were seen by witnesses driving a black 2000 Lincoln and are identified as four black men about 5'10'' 140 pounds and between the age of 18 and 25 years old. On Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. in the 12200 block of San Vincente Boulevard, suspects forced open the kitchen doors and a man entered, then fled upon seeing the owner. Burglary On Sept. 7 at 11 p.m. in the 900 block of South Bundy Drive, suspects pried open a window, entered and removed a backpack and books. On Sept. 3 at 9:25 p.m. at 300 block South Anita Avenue, suspects attempted to force open the rear door.  On Sept. 3 at 11:55 p.m. in the 12200 block of San Vincente Boulevard, suspects smashed the rear glass door to a home, entered and ransacked bedroom. Theft from vehicle. On Sept ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of July 15-21
Yahoo News - over 4 years
July 15: Actor Alex Karras ("Webster") is 77. Actor Ken Kercheval ("Dallas") is 77. Actor Patrick Wayne is 73. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 68. R&B singer Millie Jackson is 68. Guitarist-singer Peter Lewis of Moby Grape is 67. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 66. Drummer Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is 64. Actor Terry O'Quinn is 60. Drummer Marky Ramone (The Ramones) is 56. Guitarist Joe Satriani is 56. Actor Willie Aames ("Eight Is Enough," ''Charles in Charge") is 52. Model Kim Alexis is 52. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 51. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 51. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 49. Drummer Jason Bonham is 46. Actor Kristoff St. John ("The Young and the Restless") is 46. Singer Stokley of Mint Condition is 45. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin ("Malcolm and Eddie") is 44. Bassist Chi Cheng of Deftones is 42. Actor Scott Foley ("Felicity") is 40. Actor Brian Austin Green is 39. Rapper Jim Jones is 36. Actress Lana Parrilla ("Swingtown") is 35. Guitarist Ray Toro of My Chemical Romanc ...
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“Professione Assassino”, di Simon West - Sentieri Selvaggi
Google News - over 5 years
... per portare a casa la sequenza: ea Jason basta grattare fuori la battuta a denti serrati, sia quando è in scena con l'ottimo Ben Forster (che assume il ruolo che nell'originale era affidato a Jan-Michael Vincent, il Matt Johnson di Big Wednesday),
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The Week in iOS accessories: Come fly with me! - ITworld.com
Google News - over 5 years
(Jan-Michael Vincent not included.) Pioneer Electronics: Looking to get the best sound experience out of your iOS device? Pioneer has launched two new models in the line of Apple-focused AV receivers Macworld told you about in March
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DVD Review: Damnation Alley - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
It seems like just another normal day when Major Sam Denton (A-Team's George Peppard) and Lt. Jake Tanner (Air Wolf's Jan-Michael Vincent) clock in to main an ICBM silo. Things are loose as they check in with Airman Keegan (Gordon's War's Paul
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AIRWOLF: The Movie (DVD) - Fox 31 KDVR.com
Google News - over 5 years
AIRWOLF: The Movie follows the adventures of Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), a cello-playing, reclusive Vietnam War veteran who is the only person the CIA can turn to ('natch) when their billion dollar super helicopter is stolen during its
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E True Hollywood Story Episodes - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
Jan-Michael Vincent. He rose into stardom in the TV series “Airwolf” and was never to be seen again at anything commendable. This 1997 "E! True Hollywood Story" documentary includes interviews with him and his ex-wife Joanne Robinson. 'NSync
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Jeff Simon - Buffalo News
Google News - over 5 years
But the ThIS format specialized in 1960s and '70s movies not at all easy to find anywhere else—the weirdly haunting original Charles Bronson/Jan Michael Vincent version of “The Mechanic,” for instance, which was recently remade badly with Jason
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Cinefiles - Colorado Springs Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Here's the gist, loosely based on the lauded novel by Roger Zelazny: Peppard and Jan-Michael Vincent are two Air Force officers traversing the decimated post-atomic landscape, an unforgiving terrain filled with giant scorpions, instant tornados,
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Videos in Stores - Winston-Salem Journal
Google News - over 5 years
"Damnation Alley" (PG): This cult favorite is a 1977 post-apocalyptic adventure about a group of survivors (including Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard) making their way across a desert wasteland full of mutant insects and rogue humans
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SHOUT! Factory Rolls Out Damnation Alley To DVD - Pop Culture Zoo
Google News - over 5 years
Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Giant Scorpions, a teenage Jackie Earle Haley, Jerry Goldsmith's bombastic score and the Landmaster. There are a few of you reading this that may have no idea what I'm talking, but for some of you, those six things
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Damnation Alley - DVD Talk
Google News - over 5 years
Very loosely adapted from Roger Zelanzy's 1969 novel the movie begins reasonably well, with Lt. Jake Tanner (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Maj. Sam Denton (George Peppard) introduced as incompatible Air Force officers sharing ICBM silo duties deep
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Ask 411 Movies for 07.11.11: The Column that Sees the Bad Writing on the Wall! - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jan Michael Vincent was severely injured in a car crash in 1996 that broke three vertebrae in his neck and disfigured his face. He was in another crash in 2008. While Vincent's career was already on a slide at that point, the facial disfigurement and
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'To always be creating:' Actress Lee Purcell can't imagine any other life - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
And don't forget her role in the lauded cult classic Big Wednesday, costarring Jan-Michael Vincent and Gary Busey. Recently, Ms. Purcell has spoken with this writer in a wide-ranging interview. During this final installment, I asked Ms. Purcell to
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Actress Lee Purcell: From 'Big Wednesday' to 'Persons Unknown' and in between - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Picking up with her celebrated role in the acclaimed surfing/coming-of-age film Big Wednesday, the actress also discusses her costar in that film, Jan-Michael Vincent, and reveals plans for a new documentary on the movie. Next, Ms. Purcell remembers
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jan-Michael Vincent
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 69
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He now walks with a prosthetic limb, though he is sometimes forced to use a wheelchair. He also revealed he had a tax debt in excess of $70,000.
  • 2013
    Age 68
    As of 2013, Vincent resides near Vicksburg, Mississippi.
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  • 2008
    Age 63
    Vincent was involved in another automobile accident in 2008.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 55
    In 2000, Vincent violated probation for his prior alcohol-related arrests by appearing drunk in public three times and assaulting his fiancée.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, he was sentenced to 60 days in the Orange County Jail.
  • 1996
    Age 51
    Vincent was charged with drunk driving again after his 1996 accident and once again sentenced to rehab and placed on probation.
    More Details Hide Details 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 an accident in August 1996 Vincent broke three vertebrae in his neck.
    More Details Hide Details He also sustained a permanent injury to his vocal cords from an emergency medical procedure, leaving him with a permanently raspy voice.
  • 1995
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the latter half of the 1990s, he was involved in two severe automobile collisions, which he barely survived.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 49
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 39
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 38
    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.
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    After the completion of his role in the 1983 television miniseries Winds of War, Vincent was cast as Stringfellow Hawke for the action–espionage series Airwolf, in which he co-starred with Ernest Borgnine and is the role for which he is best known and remembered, as well as for his rate of pay.
    More Details Hide Details It was noted, at the time, that Vincent's salary for his work on Airwolf was the highest paid (rumored to be $200,000 per episode) of any actor in American television. While filming Airwolf, Vincent admitted to drug and alcohol problems for which he acknowledged seeking help. After Airwolf ended, he found roles in smaller budget and lower exposure film projects. Vincent worked with Traci Lords in the 1991 suspense film Raw Nerve. While in the hospital in 1996, Vincent was committed to a role in Red Line with Chad McQueen as Keller. He appeared in the film with a swollen face and scars, and still wearing his hospital ID bracelet. In 1997, he had a small guest role on Nash Bridges, playing the title character's long-lost brother, and in 1998 he had a cameo in the independent film Buffalo '66.
    Vincent starred in the 1983 action film Last Plane Out.
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  • 1981
    Age 36
    In 1981, he co-starred with Kim Basinger in Hard Country.
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  • 1980
    Age 35
    In 1980, Vincent starred in the gang-themed drama Defiance, which received a limited release.
    More Details Hide Details In that film, he and Danny Aiello co-star as Manhattan residents who fight back against the gang members who terrorize their neighborhood. He also appeared in The Return, a science fiction film that was released directly to television and video.
  • 1977
    Age 32
    Vincent also appeared in Damnation Alley, based on Roger Zelazny's science fiction novel, in 1977.
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  • 1976
    Age 31
    He also starred in the cult classic trucker movie White Line Fever; in 1976's Baby Blue Marine, a war film directed by John D. Hancock, which also starred Glynnis O'Connor; and in the 1976 cult classic Shadow of the Hawk co-starring Marilyn Hassett.
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  • 1975
    Age 30
    In 1975, Bite the Bullet he played opposite Gene Hackman, James Coburn, and Candice Bergen.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 29
    He also starred in the 1974 romance Buster and Billie as the antihero Buster Lane, where he startled audiences with his full-frontal nudity.
    More Details Hide Details In Hooper with Burt Reynolds, Vincent played a young stuntman.
  • 1972
    Age 27
    In 1972 Vincent starred in a made-for-TV love story Sandcastles, and in 1973 he starred in the Disney movie The World's Greatest Athlete with Tim Conway and John Amos.
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  • 1971
    Age 26
    In 1971 he appeared in the Gunsmoke episode "The Legend".
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  • 1970
    Age 25
    In 1970, he garnered critical praise for his role in the made-for-TV film Tribes (also known as "The Soldier Who Declared Peace" in Europe and the UK), co-starring Darren McGavin, about a tough Marine boot-camp drill instructor dealing with a hippie draftee (Vincent) who will not follow the rules.
    More Details Hide Details Other notable films included the cult surfing film Big Wednesday with William Katt and Gary Busey, and a complex performance opposite Robert Mitchum in Going Home.
  • 1969
    Age 24
    Vincent married his first wife, Bonnie Poorman, in 1969 and they had a daughter, Amber Vincent, in 1973.
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    Vincent also performed in several movies in that period, such as the 1969 Twentieth Century Fox movie The Undefeated (as Bubba Wilkes) starring John Wayne, Rock Hudson, and Mexican actor Antonio Aguilar.
    More Details Hide Details His name appeared as Michael Vincent in the credits of the movie. Vincent guest-starred in two episodes of Bonanza. Vincent appeared in an episode of Marcus Welby, M.D. as Richie, a teen with an alcohol addiction. He co-starred with Charles Bronson in the 1972 crime film The Mechanic.
    Finally, in the fall of 1969 Vincent had a starring role in the prime-time soap opera The Survivors, alongside Lana Turner and George Hamilton; however, the series was canceled at mid-season.
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  • 1968
    Age 23
    He made an appearance on the Dragnet 1968 episode "The Grenade" as a muscular high school student who suffered an acid attack by a mentally unstable classmate (played by Mickey Sholdar).
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in the Danger Island segments of Hanna-Barbera's The Banana Splits series as Link (1968–69).
  • 1967
    Age 22
    Vincent was finishing a stint in the California Army National Guard when a talent scout was struck by his looks. His first acting job was in the movie The Bandits (aka Los Banditos), co-directed by and starring Robert Conrad, in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details Vincent’s career took off in the late 1960s when casting agent Dick Clayton signed him to Universal Studios.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Vincent was born July 15, 1944, in Denver, Colorado, to Doris and Lloyd Vincent.
    More Details Hide Details His family moved to Hanford, California, when Jan-Michael was young. Vincent attended Ventura College in Ventura, California.
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