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Jan Michael Vincent Wiki, Age, Spouse, Daughter, Death, Movies, Addiction, Amputation

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Jan Michael Vincent Biography

Jan Michael Vincent was a retired American actor born on 15th July 1954 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. He was best known for his role as Stringfellow Hawke, an attack helicopter pilot, on the television series Airwolf. He died on 10th February 2018 from a heart attack but his death was made public on 8th March 2019.

Jan Michael Vincent

At the time of his death, Michael was 81 years old

Jan Michael Vincent Career

Michael began his acting career in the 1960s after he was noticed by a talent scout who was struck by his looks while Michael was finishing a tour of duty in the California Army National Guard. He made his acting debut in the movie The Bansitis in 1967. He was later signed to Universal Studios by casting agent Dick Clayton. He starred in several movies and Tv shows but he gained praise for his performance un the film Tribes.

In 1974 he starred in the film Buster and Billie playing the role of antihero Buster Lane, where he startled audiences with his full-frontal nudity.

Michael later starred as Stringfellow Hawke in the Tv series Airwolf, the role earned him critical recognition. At the time his salary for his work on Airwolf was $200,000 per episode making him the highest paid actor in American television at the time. After the show ended he found roles in smaller budget and lower exposure film projects.

Jan Michael Vincent Spouse

Jan Michael has been married thrice; he married his first wife Bonnie Poorman in 1968 but they divorced later finalizing the divorce on 2nd January 1977.

In 1986 he married his second wife Joanne Robinson who later split from him and had a restraining order against him in 1998 as she alleged that Jan abused her throughout their marriage.

In 2000 he married his third wife Patricia Ann who he was married to until the time of his death.

Jan Michael Vincent Child (Amber Vincent Jan – Michael Vincent)

Jan had only one kid, a daughter Amber Vincent Jan from his first marriage to Bonnie Poorman. Amber was born in 1972. Jan and Amber didn’t have a close relationship as Amber blocked every attempt of Jan Michael of communicating with her.

Jan Michael Vincent Drug Addiction

Jan had struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse throughout his life. He was once the highest paid actor on TV and this also somehow contributed to his drug addiction. At the age of 34, he was arrested for growing marijuana in his home. He was later arrested near his home in Malibu for a DUI. At this time it was established that he was using marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine.

His drug addiction affected even his work as he would show up at work drunk the set of Airwolf drunk. The producers put up with him because at the time the TV show was successful but as soon as the show ended his career as an actor also ended.

His drug addiction caused three accidents over the years. The first accident happened in 1992 while the second happened in August 1996 which left him with three broken vertebrae in his neck and even lost the use of his vocal cord due to an emergency medical producer which left him with a permanent raspy voice. The third accident happened in September 1997.

Jan Michael Vincent Amputation

Jan right leg was amputated after he suffered an infection from complications caused by peripheral artery disease. He developed another infection while he was in the recovery ward which forced doctors to cut off even more of his right leg. He was given a prosthetic limb and sometimes he used a wheelchair instead.

Jan Michael Vincent Dead/ Jan Michael Vincent Today

Jan Michael died on 10th February 2019 of cardiac arrest but his death was made public on 8th March 2019.

Jan Michael Vincent Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2003

White Boy

Ron Masters

2000

The Thundering 8th

unknown

2000

Escape to Grizzly Mountain

Trapper

1998

No Rest for the Wicked

Sheriff Juan Ramirez

1998

Buffalo ’66

Sonny

1997

Nash Bridges

Bobby Chase

Episode “Revelations”

1996

Jurassic Women

Zepp

Television movie

1996

Lethal Orbit

Riff

Television movie

1996

The Last Kill

unknown

1995

Abducted II: The Reunion

Brad Allen

1995

Body Count

Detective Reinhart

1995

Ice Cream Man

Detective Gifford

1995

Red Line

Keller

Direct to video

1994

Renegade

Max

Episode: “Hard Rider”

1993

Singapore Sling

Billy

Television movie

1993

Midnight Witness

Lance

1993

Sins of Desire

Warren Robillard

1993

Hidden Obsession

Ben Scanlon

1993

Deadly Heroes

Cody Grant

1993

Indecent Behavior

Tom Mathis

1992

Beyond the Call of Duty

Len Jordan

1992

The Divine Enforcer

Father Thomas

Direct to video

1992

Animal Instincts’

Fletcher Ross

Direct to video

1991

Xtro II: The Second Encounter

Dr. Ron Shepherd

1991

Hangfire

Colonel Johnson

1991

Raw Nerve

Lt. Bruce Ellis

1991

The Final Heist

David King

Television movie

1990

Haunting Fear

Detective James Trent

Direct-to-video

1989

Demonstone

Andy Buck

1989

Hit List

Jack Collins

1989

Tarzan in Manhattan

Brightmore

Television movie

1989

Deadly Embrace

Stewart Moreland

Direct-to-video

1989

Dirty Games

Kepler West

1989

Alienator

Commander

1987

Six Against the Rock

Miran ‘Buddy’ Thompson

Television movie

1987

Enemy Territory

Parker

1987

Born in East L.A.

McCalister

1987

Born in East L.A.

I.C.E. cop

Music video

1986

Hotel

Nick Hauser

Episode “Undercurrents”

1985

Get Out of My Room

Immigration Officer

1984-1987

Airwolf

Stringfellow Hawke

1983

The Winds of War

Byron Henry

Miniseries

1983

Last Plane Out

Jack Cox

1981

Hard Country

Kyle

1980

The Return

Wayne

1980

Defiance

Tommy

1978

Big Wednesday

Matt Johnson

1978

Hooper

Ski

1977

Damnation Alley

Tanner

1976

Baby Blue Marine

Marion

1976

Shadow of the Hawk

Mike

1976

Vigilante Force

Ben Arnold

1975

Bite the Bullet

Carbo

1975

White Line Fever

Carrol Jo Hummer

1974

Buster and Billie

Buster Lane

1973

The World’s Greatest Athlete

Nanu

1973

Marcus Welby, M.D.

Ritchie

Episode: “Catch a Ring That Isn’t There”

1973

Deliver Us from Evil

Nick Fleming

Television movie

1973

Toma

Billy Haskell

Episode: “Blockhouse Breakdown”

1973-1975

Police Story

Warren Yates
Dave Hauser

Episodes:
“Incident in the Kill Zone”
“Line of Fire”

1972

The Catcher

Sam Callende

Television movie

1972

Sandcastles

Michael

Television movie

1972

The Mechanic

Steve McKenna

1971

Dan August

Kevin Colter

Episode “Death Chain”

1971

Men at Law

Unknown

Episode “One American”

1971

The Persuaders!

Helicopter pilot

Episode “The Gold Napoleon”, uncredited

1971

Gunsmoke

Travis Colter

Episode “The Legend”

1971

Going Home

Jimmy Graham

1970

Double Jeopardy

Kevin Colter

1970

Tribes

Adrian

1969

The Survivors

Jeffrey Hastings

1969

The Undefeated

Bubba Wilkes

Credited as “Michael Vincent”

1968

Lassie

Chris Hanford

Episodes “Hanford’s Point”, part 1-3, credited as “Michael Vincent”

1968

Journey to Shiloh

Little Bit Lucket

Credited as “Michael Vincent”

1968-1970

The Banana Splits Adventure Hour

Lincoln ‘Link’ Simmons

Recurring, credited as “Michael Vincent”

1968-1969

Bonanza

Rick Miller
Eddie

Episodes:
“The Unwanted”
“The Arrival of Eddie”
credited as “Michael Vincent”

1967

The Mystery of the Chinese Junk

Tony Prito

Credited as “Mike Vincent”

1967

Dragnet

Rick Schneiderman

“The Grenade” episode, credited as “Michael Vincent”

1967

The Bandits

Taye “Boy” Brown

 

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