Jeff Fahey

  • Birth Name: Jeffrey David Fahey
  • Birth Place: Olean, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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  • Is the sixth of 13 children from an Irish-American family.
  • Left home when he was 17, and subsequently hitchhiked to Alaska, backpacked through Europe and worked on a kibbutz in Israel.
  • Just eight months after beginning lessons, he was accepted into Chicago's Joffrey Ballet, where he danced for three years.
  • Before breaking into acting, worked a number of odd jobs, including selling vacuum cleaners and teaching ballroom dancing.
  • Made his big-screen debut as Deputy Tyree in Lawrence Kasdan's 1985 Western Silverado.
  • First TV role was on the long-running soap One Life to Live, playing Gary Corelli in the early '80s.
  • Has been named a Global Ambassador for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.


  • Jane Fahey — Mother
  • Yancy Butler — Ex-fiancée
  • Frank Fahey — Father
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