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Jeff Conaway Biography

Birth Name:
Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be an astronaut as a child
  • Made his Broadway debut at age 10 in the play All the Way Home, which starred Lillian Gish and Colleen Dewhurst
  • As a teen, was in a rock band that once opened for Chuck Berry
  • Was a student of both Olympia Dukakis and Martha Graham while attending New York University
  • Played multiple roles in the musical Grease, including Danny Zuko (on Broadway in the early 1970s) and Kenickie (in the 1978 film version)
  • Left Taxi after three seasons, but returned as a guest star during the show's fourth season
  • Appeared on season 3 of Celebrity Fit Club, but left the show after three episodes to enter rehab
  • He later appeared on the first two seasons of Celebrity Rehab with Dr
  • Drew


  • 1980Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated