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Jeff Conaway Net Worth

Jeff Conaway Net Worth is
$750,000

Jeff Conaway Biography

Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway was born on the 5th October 1950 in New York City, New York, and died on the 27th May 2011 in Encino, California, USA and was an actor, known for his performances in the movie “Grease” (1978) as well as in the television series “Taxi” (1978 – 1983) and “Babylon 5” (1993 – 1995). In 1992, he directed the film “Bikini Summer II”. Jeff was active in the entertainment industry from 1971 to 2011.

How rich was the actor? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of Jeff Conaway’s net worth was as much as $750,000, converted to the present day. Films and television were the major sources of Conaway’s wealth.

Jeff Conaway Net Worth $750,000

To begin with, the boy grew up in Astoria Flushing; later, their family moved to Forest Hills, Queens. Jeff began his artistic career on Broadway at the age of two, then from 11 years of age, he was nominated for Tony Award, at that time apparently appearing on stage over 300 times per year. Jeff was educated at the Quintano School for Young Professionals, and later enrolled at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He graduated from the New York University.

It should be said that from 1972 to 1980 he starred in the Broadway musical “Grease” as Kenicki and also in “The News” (1985). In addition to his performances on the stage, Jeff Conaway landed a number of roles for cinema and television screens. On the big screen, he appeared for the first time in the comedy “Jennifer on My Mind” (1971) starring Robert De Niro and Barry Bostwick, actually a complete financial flop. After several guest appearances in television series, including CBS’ “Kojak” (1978), the actor played the character of Kenickie in the movie Grease (1978), with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. From 1978 to 1982, he starred in the sitcom “Taxi” aired on NBC, and for the role of Bobby Wheeler, Conaway was twice nominated for Golden Globe Awards as the Best Supporting Actor, Comedy or Musical Series as well as winning the Medallion Award. Then, he appeared as Mick Savage in the soap opera aired on CBS “The Bold and the Beautiful (1989 – 1990), and then in the sci-fi series “Babylon 5” (1994 – 1998) as Zack Allan. He was both the director and scriptwriter of “Bikini Summer II” (1992). Afterwards, he appeared in a number of films, among others “Do You Wanna Know a Secret?” (2001), “Living the Dream” (2006) and “Dante’s Inferno: Abandon All Hope” (2010). All added to his net worth.

However, the actor suffered from addictions as well as psychological problems, about which he talked openly. In 2008, he appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show and said he had committed suicide 21 times. The same year, in “Rehab With Dr. Drew Drew Pinsky” has revealed his addiction to alcohol and drugs (cocaine, marijuana) and painkillers. At the beginning of 2010, he had a serious accident that ended in a cerebral hemorrhage, hip fracture and neck fracture. He died on the 27th May 2011 at the Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Centre in Encino, Los Angeles. He was hospitalized because of drug overdose. Later, it was found that Conaway suffered from pneumonia and septicaemia, a dangerous blood infection, but his drug use over many years was the main contributing factor. He remained in coma for over two weeks until his death.

Finally, in the personal life of Jeff Conaway, he was married to Rona Newton John from 1980 to 1985 and Kerri Young from 1990 to 2000. He had fathered one child.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJeff Conaway
Net Worth$750,000
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1950, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
DiedMay 27, 2011, Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height6' 1½" (1.87 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Producer
EducationHigh school at the Quintano School for Young Professionals, New York City's Brook Conservatory, North Carolina School of the Arts, New York University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseKeri Young (m. 1990–2000), Rona Newton-John (m. 1980–1985)
ParentsHelen Conaway, Charles F. Conaway
SiblingsMichele Conaway, Carla Conaway Shreve
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/JeffConawayMemorial/
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BKoE3eOAA5i/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=422651
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/jeff-conaway-mn0000187114
AwardsTV Land The Medallion Award (2007)
NominationsGolden Globe Awards - Best Supporting Actor, Comedy or Musical Series (1978, 1979)
MoviesGrease (1978), The News (1985), Bikini Summer II (1992), Pete's Dragon (1977), The Patriot (1986), The Banker (1989), The Last Embrace (1997), Living the Dream (2006)
TV ShowsTaxi (1978-1983), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Berrenger's (1985), Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008-2012), Babylon 5 (1994-1998), Wizards and Warriors (1983), Celebrity Fit Club (2005-2010), Wizards and Warriors (1983)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Grease was the film on which actor Jeff Conaway became addicted to drugs. While playing Kenickie, he was shooting the "Greased Lightning" musical number, and he was accidentally dropped, hurting his back. He started taking pain killers, eventually then abusing prescription drugs, starting Conaway on the downward spiral into drug addiction until he died in 2011 at age 60.
2Took place in the documentary, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008), alongside Mary Carey, Chyna, Jaimee Foxworth, Brigitte Nielsen, Jessica Sierra, Daniel Baldwin and Ricco Rodriguez. [January 2008]
3Ex-stepfather of Tottie Goldsmith.
4Although he struggled with addiction problems throughout most of his adult life, many of Conaway's coworkers said he was always the consummate professional on the job. After Conaway's death, fellow Babylon 5 (1994) star, Bruce Boxleitner, stated publicly that he had never seen Conaway in any state but sober at work, and always arrived on-time and prepared.
5He is survived by his girlfriend of seven years, Victoria Spinoza; his two sisters, Michele Conaway and Carla Conaway; a stepson, Emerson Newton-John and two step-grandchildren.
6He studied for a year at the North Carolina School of the Arts and transferred to New York University in New York City.
7Upon his death, he was cremated.
8Played guitar and sang lead as a teenager for a rock band called "The 3 1/2". The band released four singles for Cameo Records in 1966 and 1967, one of which was produced and written by Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits.
9Having struggled with addiction for many years, Jeff had been trying to treat himself with pain killers and cold medicine in May, 2011. He was found unconscious in his home on May 11, 2011. He remained in a coma until his family terminated life support on May 27, 2011.
10Was an acting teacher and coach, with his students including James Evans , Joey Sylvester and Najarra Townsend.
11Saw an episode of Babylon 5 (1994) on TV and liked it so much he went down to the production studio to see the show being filmed. He was spotted and used for a bit part, which grew into a recurring character and, eventually, a full-time role in the series.
12Appeared in an episode of Murder, She Wrote (1984) ("Birds of a Feather") as an Off-Broadway actor from New York who had been "mostly a cab driver" - a reference to his role in the TV series, Taxi (1978).
13Though he played Kenickie in the movie version of Grease (1978), he appeared in the Broadway production as Danny Zuko.
14While filming Grease (1978), had to walk slightly stooped so John Travolta would appear taller.
15Wanted to be an astronaut when he was little.
16Is a (step)grandfather (grandson Brin born January 1997). (Admitted this on NBC's Later (1994), July 6/98, with guest host Rita Considine). Also has a granddaughter, Valerie.
17Stepfather of Emerson Newton-John, a professional race car driver born in 1974. Emerson's mother is Rona Newton-John, sister of singer Olivia Newton-John.
18He is a middle child and is survived by two sisters, Carla Shreve and his younger sister, Michele Conaway.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Mickey Rourke's comeback]: Hollywood can be a very stinging town. They say it's a forgiving business. It's not that forgiving.
2[on leaving Taxi (1978)]: In 'Taxi,' I kept doing the same scene for three years. I was underused.
3[on his suicide attempts]: I've tried to commit suicide 21 times. Mostly, it's been with pills.


Pictures

All Jeff Conaway pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Medallion AwardTV Land AwardsTaxi (1978)Danny DeVito

Tony Danza

Judd Hirsch

Carol Kane

James L. Brooks

Randall Carver

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Supporting Role - Television SeriesTaxi (1978)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Supporting Role - Television SeriesTaxi (1978)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Purgatory by Dante2018post-productionTerraces Introduction (voice)
Inferno by Dante2017post-productionCircles Introduction (English)
Dark Games2016completedTom Doyle
Dante's Hell Animated2013ShortCircles Introduction (English version, voice)
Planet Houston2012TV SeriesScareglow / Additional Characters
Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope2010Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Ladron2010Commander Hill
Wrestling2008Franklin Conner
The Utah Murder Project2006Sheriff Dan Patterson
The John Kerwin Show2006TV SeriesGuest
Living the Dream2006Dick
From Behind the Sunflower2005Leo
The Pool 22005Agent Frank Gun
The Corner Office2004ShortDick
Pan Dulce2004Gabriel Levine
Y.M.I.2004Digger's Dad
She Spies2004TV SeriesZachary Mason
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Jeff Conaway
The Biz2002Gavin Elliot
Curse of the Forty-Niner2002Reverend Sutter
Dating Service2001
Do You Wanna Know a Secret?2001Agent Owen Sacker
S Club 7 in L.A.2000TV SeriesJerry Parker
Man on the Moon1999Jeff Conaway - 'Taxi' Actor (uncredited)
Jawbreaker1999Marcie's Father
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms1999TV MovieZack Allen
Babylon 51994-1998TV SeriesZack Allan Zack Allen Security Chief Zack Allen
Babylon 5: The River of Souls1998TV MovieZack Allen
Babylon 5: Thirdspace1998TV MovieZack Allen
Shadow of Doubt1998Bixby
The Last Embrace1997Jagger
George & Leo1997TV Series
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1996TV SeriesRich Edwards
Hope & Gloria1995TV SeriesBud Green
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesDr. Alex Kenyon
Gentlemen's Club1995Video
2002: The Rape of Eden1994Reverend
Murder, She Wrote1984-1994TV SeriesHoward Griffin / Tom Powell / Nolan Walsh
It's Showtime1993Rinaldi
Matlock1986-1993TV SeriesSlick / Waiter / Daniel Ward
Sunset Strip1993Tony
L.A. Goddess1993Sean
In a Moment of Passion1993Werner Soehnen
Alien Intruder1993VideoBorman
Bikini Summer II1992Stu Stocker
Almost Pregnant1992VideoCharlie Alderson
Eye of the Storm1992Tom Edwards
Mirror Images1992Jeffrey Blair
A Time to Die1991Frank
Total Exposure1991Peter Keynes
Shades of LA1990TV SeriesRichard
Good Grief1990TV SeriesWinston Payne
The Sleeping Car1990Bud Sorenson
The Bold and the Beautiful1989-1990TV SeriesMick Savage
Tale of Two Sisters1989Taxi driver
The Banker1989Cowboy
Ghost Writer1989Tom Farrell
Freddy's Nightmares1989TV SeriesBuddy Powers
Monsters1989TV SeriesPhil
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark1988Travis
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988TV MovieSgt. Holt
Bay Coven1987TV MovieJosh McGwin
Stingray1987TV SeriesTy Gardner
Hotel1987TV SeriesEric Madison
Tales from the Darkside1987TV SeriesPeter Prentice
The New Mike Hammer1984-1987TV SeriesHarry Farris / Owen Goddard
The Patriot1986Mitchell
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesAndy Jackson
Who's the Boss?1985TV SeriesJeff
Berrenger's1985TV SeriesJohn Higgins
Covergirl1984T.C. Sloane
Making of a Male Model1983TV MovieChuck Lanyard
Wizards and Warriors1983TV SeriesPrince Erik Greystone
Taxi1978-1982TV SeriesBobby Wheeler
The Nashville Grab1981TV MovieBuddy Walker
For the Love of It1980TV MovieRuss
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do1979TV MovieRoy Fletcher
Grease1978Kenickie
Having Babies1978TV SeriesBill
Kojak1978TV SeriesBert Gaines
Pete's Dragon1977Willie
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden1977Lactamaeon
Delta County, U.S.A.1977TV MovieTerry Nicholas
Barnaby Jones1976-1977TV SeriesJeff Saunders / Taylor Chappell
The Eagle Has Landed1976Frazier
Mary Tyler Moore1976TV SeriesKenny Stevens
Joe Forrester1975TV Series
Movin' On1975TV SeriesMike Miller / Mike
Happy Days1975TV SeriesRocko
Jennifer on My Mind1971Hanki

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Planet Houston2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. DrewTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television"
EastEnders1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Taxi1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grease1978performer: "Summer Nights", "Greased Lightning"
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentary performer: "Summer Nights" - uncredited
Pete's Dragon1977performer: "The Happiest Home in These Hills", "Bill of Sale" - uncredited

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2002: The Rape of Eden1994associate producer
Sunset Strip1993associate producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV Series director - 1 episode
Taxi1978TV Series choreographer - 1 episode

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bikini Summer II1992

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bikini Summer II1992story

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
A Happy Ending2005special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2008TV SeriesHimself - Rehab Patient / Himself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner ("Medallion Award")
1 vs. 1002007TV SeriesHimself - Mob
Grease: You're the One That I Want!2007TV SeriesHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
The Time, the Place, the Motion: Remembering Grease2006Video shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
Living in TV Land2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Living the Dream: Behind the Scenes2006Video shortHimself
Celebrity Fit Club2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Today1979-2004TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Naked Movie2002Himself
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself / Kenickie
Grease 20th Anniversary Re-Release Party2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Kenickie
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The List1999TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1995TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Taxi1994TV MovieHimself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The Image Workshop1991TV SeriesHost
Now You See It1989TV SeriesHimself
The Joe Franklin Show1983TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars X1981TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
The Alan Thicke Show1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1981TV SeriesHimself
Marie1980TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1980TV SeriesHimself
The Cheryl Ladd Special: Souvenirs1980TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host
New American Bandstand 19651980TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1978TV SeriesHimself
California Jam 21978TV SpecialHost / interviewer

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Días de cine2011TV SeriesHimself / Kenickie
20 to 12007-2010TV Series documentaryKenickie
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2008TV SeriesHimself - Rehab Patient
Banda sonora2007TV SeriesKenickie
Inside Deep Throat2005DocumentaryKenickie (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesCowboy / Stu Stocker / Charlie Alderson
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentaryKenickie
Happy Days1976TV SeriesRocko
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