Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway was an American actor and singer best known for portraying character Kenickie in the movie Grease. He was also featured reality television show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in the first and second seasons. Taxi and Babylon 5 two American series is worth to be mention in his life work.
American actor born on 5 October 1950 in Manhattan and raised in Astoria, Flushing and Forest Hills. His father Charles Conaway was an actor and producer, his mother Helen was also an actress with two sibling sisters Carla Shreve and his younger sister Michele Conaway. Conaway parents divorced when he was three and lived with his mother.
American singer played guitar and lead singer in a rock band called the 3 1/2 at the age of 15 and record many songs. He completed his education at New York University in New York, before that he studied for a year at the North Carolina School.
Jeff was also an acting teacher and coach, Joey Sylvester, James Evans, and Najarra Townseed are his students. In his career, he acted in many TV shows and movies with a renowned actor and actress.
Conway’s health problem started after having addicted to drugs, went to rehab in early 2008. He died on May 27, 2011, in Encino, Los Angeles, California due to pneumonia.
Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway married three times in his life. He first married at the age of 21 in 1972 with a dancer however their marriage didn’t last long, they separated due to some misunderstanding, marriage was annulled.
Jeff started dating Rona Newton-John, elder sister of actress Olivia Newton-John Grease co-star. They take the vows on January 9, 1980.
Jeff Conaway wife and his relation long laster than the previous one but unfortunately, couples divorced in 1985 after 5 years of marriage. Emerson Newton-John is a race driver who is a son of Rona and Jeff stepson.
Conaway married Kerri Young on August 17, 1990, after a 5-year interval of his divorced with Rona. Besides the duo were together longer than his second relation. The pair ended their marriage after 10 years of relation, they divorce in 2000 because of some conflict with a settlement.
Conaway told about his girlfriend Victoria Spinoza in an interview in the vh1 reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew he was addicted to drugs, alcohol, and painkiller that he was in a codependent relationship with his girlfriend, who also was a prescription opiates user.
Jeff began to take a drug after a crisis in the mid-1980s, he went under treatment in late 1980 and speak about his addiction. He starts fresh in 2000 and appears in vh1 celebrity fit club, later forced to leave for rehab. After arriving from the Pasadena Recovery Centre Conaway, arrived drunk using the wheelchair due to the consumption of alcohol and cocaine for 1st show.
Jeff, annoyed with his back pain symptoms, to be assisted while using the toilet also. with the help of actor John Travolta, he took courses and auditing from the Church of Scientology to cope up with his drugs and depression problem. In an interview, the actor says he is much better now after his fifth operation, yet he had to use painkillers.
American singer Jeff was found unconscious from what was initially described as an overdose of pain medication and taken to Encino Tarzana Regional Medical Centre. Drew Pinsky reports that he was not suffering from a drug overdose, but from pneumonia, with sepsis later on the 27 of May 2011, he died in his home.
Jeff Conaway an American actor had a net worth of $250 thousand at the time of his death. He earned a great deal of profit from his profession. He sold his house 3000 square foot in size in Tarzan at the cost of $507000 in May of 2001 including 5 bedrooms with 4 bathroom and furnished corridor.
American Actor Jeff did many television series, movies, and musically shows. He started his career from the movie Jennifer on My Mind. His role as Bobby Wheeler in Taxi makes his debut in TV shows, The Bold and the Beautiful sharing screen with actor Brandon Beemer and many more. His last movie was in 2010 Dark Games which was released in 2017, Planet Houston first episode in which he gave additional characters voice which was released in 2012.
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