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Jan Michael Vincent

Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf

Photos Jan Michael Vincent Birth name: Jan Michael Vincent
Birth date: 1945/07/15
Date of death : 2019/02/10 (74 years old)
Birth place : Denver (USA)
Salary : 250.000$ par épisode

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Biography for Jan Michael Vincent

Virile, handsome & square jawed youthful star of the 1970s & 80s whose early promise of potential super stardom never eventuated. Jan-Michael Vincent originally made a name for himself, portraying either rebellious young men bucking the system as in _Tribes (1970)_ , White Line Fever (1975) and Baby Blue Marine (1976) or alternately as men of action on either sides of the law as seen in The Mechanic (1972), Vigilante Force (1976) and _"Winds of War, The" (1983)_ .

He was born in Denver, Colorado in July 1944, and was finishing a stint in the National Guard when his looks were first noticed by a talent scout. Vincent made his first appearance onscreen in _Mystery of The Chinese Junk, The (1967)_ , before appearing in _Journey To Shiloh (1968)_ and in "Danger Island" on the Hanna-Barbera kids TV show "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour" (1968). He remained very busy during the 1970s appearing in high profile productions alongside major Hollywood stars including John Wayne Rock Hudson Charles Bronson Slim Pickens and Robert Mitchum.

In 1984, Vincent landed the role of "Stringfellow Hawke" in the helicopter action series _Airwolf (1984)_ co-starring Ernest Borgnine. The show wrapped after two seasons and from then on he was primarily appearing in low budget, B-grade actioners and sci-fi films including Alienator (1989), The Divine Enforcer (1991), Deadly Heroes (1994) and Lethal Orbit (1996). His last film to date was the woeful gang movie White Boy (2002), and ongoing health issues would appear to possibly preclude him from returning to the screen.

Best known by film fans as a smirking, apprentice hitman to Charles Bronson in The Mechanic (1972), as feisty "Matt" in the superb surf movie Big Wednesday (1978) with Gary Busey and William Katt, or as rebel trucker "Carol Jo Hummer" battling corruption in White Line Fever (1975).

Born in 1944 in Colorado, Jan Michael Vincent graduated in 1963. He has already participated in series like Bonanza or Gunsmoke. Very quickly he will establish himself as a solid second knife. This will allow him to be led by Richards Brooks, John Milius or Jonathan Kaplan and to frequent sacred monsters like Rock Hudson or John Wayne. In the early 1980s, it was noted in nervous B series and it is naturally that it is offered to be supercopter with a golden contract: 250,000 dollars per episode.

Following the series, Vincent will have a hard time finding interesting projects. We even come across it in some pretty turnips like Alienator. In recent years, he specialized in special effects, which does not prevent him from greeting Lorenzo Lamas in the rebel or Don Johnson in Nash Bridges.

Jan Michael Vincent was an American actor who became famous in the 1970s for his role in the television series "The Mechanic". He was born on July 15, 1944 in Denver in Colorado. Before becoming an actor, Jan Michael Vincent served in the American Marines during the Vietnam War.

After leaving the army, he started taking theater lessons and obtained his first role in the cinema in the film "The Mechanic" in 1972. He then played in several other popular films, notably "Big Wednesday" in 1978 and "The Return" in 1980.

Despite his cinema successes, Jan Michael Vincent suffered from drug and alcohol problems throughout his career. It ended up affecting his career and he had a hard time obtaining important roles after the 1980s. He finally left the entertainment industry and withdrew from public life.

Jan Michael Vincent died on February 10, 2019 at the age of 74. He was married three times and had a son. Although he had personal difficulties throughout his life, he remains an emblematic figure in the entertainment industry and is still a popular actor with cinema fans.


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Title Role
Thundering 8th, The (2000)
No Rest for the Wicked (1998)
Buffalo '66 (1998) Sonny
Jurassic Women (1996) (TV) Zepp
Last Kill, The (1996)
Orbit (1996)
Red Line (1996) Keller
Ice Cream Man (1995) Det. Gifford
Russian Roulette - Moscow 95 (1995)
Codename: Silencer (1995) Detective Reinhart
Abducted II: The Reunion (1994) Brad Allen
Deadly Heroes (1994) Cody Grant
Classe américaine, La (1993) (archive footage) Le fan d'hélicoptère
Hidden Obsession (1993) Ben Scanlon
Singapore Sling (1993/I) (TV) Billy
Sins of Desire (1993) Warren Robillard
Indecent Behavior (1993) Tom Mathis
Midnight Witness (1993) Lance
Beyond the Call of Duty (1992) Len Jordan
Animal Instincts (1992) Fletcher Ross
Divine Enforcer, The (1991) Father Thomas
Final Heist, The (1991) (TV) David King
Hangfire (1991) Johnson
In Gold We Trust (1991) Oliver Moss
Raw Nerve (1991) Lt. Bruce Ellis
Haunting Fear (1990) Detective James Trent
Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990) Dr. Ron Shepherd
Alienator (1989) Commander
Deadly Embrace (1989) Stewart Moreland
Demonstone (1989) Andy Buck
Dirty Games (1989) Kepler West
Tarzan in Manhattan (1989) (TV) Brightmore
Hit List (1989) Jack Collins
Enemy Territory (1987) Parker
Born in East L.A. (1987) McCalister
Six Against the Rock (1987) (TV) Buddy Thompson
Get Out of My Room (1985)
Supercopter (1984) (TV) Stringfellow 'String' Hawke
Supercopter (1984) Serie TV 'Stringfellow' Hawke
Last Plane Out (1983) Jack Cox
Winds of War, The (1983) (mini) Serie TV Byron Henry
Hard Country (1981) Kyle
Defiance (1980) Tommy
Return, The (1980) Wayne
Big Wednesday (1978) Matt
Hooper (1978) Ski Chinski
Damnation Alley (1977) Tanner
Vigilante Force (1976) Ben Arnold
Shadow of the Hawk (1976) Mike
Baby Blue Marine (1976) Marion
White Line Fever (1975) Carrol Jo Hummer
Bite the Bullet (1975) Carbo
Buster and Billie (1974) Buster Lane
Police Story (1973) Serie TV Yates (SWAT Team Leader)
Deliver Us From Evil (1973) (TV) Nick Fleming
World's Greatest Athlete, The (1973) Nanu
Mechanic, The (1972) Steve McKenna
Sandcastles (1972) (TV) Michael
Catcher, The (1972) (TV) Sam Callende
Going Home (1971) Jimmy Graham
Double Jeopardy (1970) (TV) Kevin Colter
Tribes (1970) (TV) Adrian
Undefeated, The (1969) (as Michael Vincent) Lt. Bubba Wilkes CSA
Survivors, The (1969) Serie TV Jeffrey Hastings
Banana Splits Adventure Hour, The (1968) Serie TV (as Michael Vincent) Lincoln 'Link' Simmons (1968-1970) (as Jan Michael Vincent)
Journey to Shiloh (1968) (as Michael Vincent) Little Bit Lucket
Bandits, The (1967)
Mystery of the Chinese Junk, The (1967) (as Mike Vincent) Tony Prito


Involved in car crash resulting in a broken neck. [August 1996]

Went to Elementary and High school in Hanford, California, Graduated from Hanford High School in 1963

He was sentenced to 60 days in jail after admitting that he violated his probation by being drunk in public three times between January and July 2000 and with his July 20, 2000 arrest for an altercation with his wife. He is currently enrolled in a live-in substance abuse treatment program, where he will return after serving his jail term. [September 21, 2000]

Was the studio's choice to play the role of Hooper in Jaws (1975).

Suffered permanent damage to his voice after getting into an auto accident. Paramedics had to insert a tube down his throat and the tube damaged one of his vocal chords.


Spouse : Joanne (1983 - 1995), Bonnie (? - ?) (divorced) 1 child.

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals

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