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Jeff Fahey Biography

Birth Name:
Jeffrey David Fahey
Birth Place:
Olean, New York, United States
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • 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