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CONAWAY, Jeff 1950


Full name, Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway; born October 5, 1950, in New York, NY; brother of Michele Conaway (an actress); married, 1972 (divorced, 1973); married Rona NewtonJohn (an actress), July 4, 1980 (divorced, 1985); married Kerri; children: (second marriage) Emerson (stepson). Education: Attended North Carolina School of the Arts and New York University.

Addresses: Manager Alexandra Karrys, Sharp/Karrys, 117 North Orlando Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor, producer, and director. Burt Reynolds' Jupiter Dinner Theatre, Jupiter, FL, guest artist, 198586; teacher of acting classes. Worked as a fashion model; appeared in commercials; also performed as a singer and guitarist with the music group "3 1/2." Los Angeles Mission, volunteer.

Awards, Honors: Grammy Award nomination, album of the year (with Olivia NewtonJohn, John Travolta, and others), National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1978, for Grease; Golden Globe Award nominations, best television actor in a supporting role, 1979 and 1980, both for Taxi.


Television Appearances; Series:

Robert L. "Bobby" Wheeler, Taxi, ABC, 19781981.

Prince Erik Greystone, Wizards and Warriors, CBS, 1983.

John Higgins, Berrenger's, NBC, 1985.

Michael "Mick" Savage, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Top Models, and Belleza y poder ), CBS, 19891990.

Host, The Image Workshop, 1991.

Zack Allen, a recurring role, Babylon 5 (also known as B5 ), syndicated, 19941997, then TNT, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Terry Nicholas, Delta County, U.S.A., ABC, 1977.

Roy Fletcher, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, ABC, 1979.

Russ Moran, For the Love of It, ABC, 1980.

Buddy Walker, Nashville Grab, NBC, 1981.

Chuck Lanyard, The Making of a Male Model, ABC, 1983.

Josh McGwin, Bay Coven (also known as Bay Cove, The Devils of Bay Cove, Eye of the Demon, and Strangers in Town ), NBC, 1987.

Sergeant Holt, Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, NBC, 1988.

Tom Farrell, The Ghost Writer, syndicated, 1990.

Zack Allan, Babylon 5: Thirdspace (also known as Thirdspace and Thirdspace: A Babylon 5 Adventure ), TNT, 1998.

Zack Allan, Babylon 5: The River of Souls (also known as The River of Souls ), TNT, 1998.

Zack Allan, Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (also known as A Call to Arms ), TNT, 1999.

Ricky Bixby, Shadow of Doubt (also known as Reasonable Doubt ), Cinemax, 1999.

Also appeared in Eye of the Storm.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Landslide," Movin' On, NBC, 1975.

Rocko, "Ritchie Fights Back," Happy Days, ABC, 1975.

"The Long Haul," Movin' On, NBC, 1975.

"The Best Laid Schemes," Joe Forrester, NBC, 1975.

Kenny Stevens, "MenageaLou," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1976.

Rocko, "The Second Anniversary Show," Happy Days, ABC, 1976.

Taylor Chappell, "Wipe Out," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976.

Jeff Saunders, "Killer on Campus," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1977.

"May the Horse Be with You," Kojak, CBS, 1978.

"Sterile Wife," Having Babies, ABC, 1978.

Marie, 1980.

Guest, The Midnight Special, 1981.

Bobby Wheeler, "Bobby Doesn't Live Here Anymore," Taxi, NBC, 1982.

"Shots in the Dark," Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (also known as Mike Hammer ), CBS, 1984.

Howard Griffin, "Birds of a Feather," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984.

Jeff, "First Kiss," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1985.

"Love and the Stranger," The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1986.

"Love and the Private Eye: Parts 1 & 2," The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1986.

Daniel Ward, "The Affair," Matlock, NBC, 1986.

Howard Griffin, "Corned Beef and Carnage," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Harry Farris, "Little Miss Murder," The New Mike Hammer Show (also known as Mike Hammer ), CBS, 1987.

Eric Madison, "Class of '72," Hotel, ABC, 1987.

Ty Gardiner, "Cry Wolf," Stingray, NBC, 1987.

Peter, "My GhostwriterThe Vampire," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1987.

Phil, "Fools' Gold," Monsters, 1989.

Buddy Powers, "Identity Crisis," Freddy's Nightmares, 1989.

Richard, "Where There's No Will, There's a WeighIn," Shades of LA, 1990.

Winston Payne, "Bury Me a Little," Good Grief, 1990.

Nolan Walsh, "For Whom the Ball Tolls," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Slick, "Matlock's Bad Bad Dream," Matlock, 1993.

Tom Powell, "Murder of the Month Club," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Dr. Alex Kenyon, "Who Killed the Hollywood Head-shrinker?," Burke's Law, 1995.

Bud Green, "Love in the Afternoon," Hope and Gloria, 1995.

Rich Edwards, "The Poor Pitiful Putupon Singer Episode," Mr. & Mrs. Smith, CBS, 1996.

"The Cameo Episode," George & Leo, CBS, 1997.

Bobby Stigwell, "Jive Talkin'," Hitz, UPN, 1997.

Manager of radio station, "Working," L.A. 7 (also known as S Club 7 in Hollywood ), Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

From Sea to Shining Sea, syndicated, 1974.

Guest, Cheryl Ladd ... Looking BackSouvenirs (also known as The Cheryl Ladd Special: Souvenirs ), ABC, 1980.

Guest, The Jimmy McNichol Special, CBS, 1980.

ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars X, ABC, 1981.

Best of Taxi (also known as Hey Taxi ), CBS, 1994.

Himself and Kenickie, VH1 Where Are They Now: Grease, VH1, 1998.

Interviewee, Celebrity Profile: Marilu Henner, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Himself, Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994.

Presenter, The 1998 Creative Arts Emmy Award, TV Land, 1998.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Hanki, Jennifer on My Mind, United Artists, 1971.

The Eagle Has Landed, Columbia, 1977.

Willie, Pete's Dragon, Buena Vista, 1977.

Lactamaeon, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, New World, 1977.

Kenickie, Grease, Paramount, 1978.

T. C. Sloane, Covergirl (also known as Dreamworld ), New World, 1984.

Mitchell, The Patriot, Crown International, 1986.

Travis, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, New World, 1988.

Taxi driver, Tale of Two Sisters, 1989.

Cowboy, The Banker, 1989.

Bud Sorenson, The Sleeping Car, Triax, 1990.

Frank, A Time to Die, PM Home Video, 1991.

Peter Keynes, Total Exposure, Republic, 1991.

Charlie Anderson, Almost Pregnant, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992.

Jeffrey "Jeff" Blair, Mirror Images, Academy, 1992.

Tony, Sunset Strip, PM Home Video, 1992.

Stu Stocker, Bikini Summer II, PM Home Video, 1992.

Doorman (some sources cite Borman), Alien Intruder, PM Home Video, 1993.

Werner Soehnen, In a Moment of Passion (also known as In der Haut des Killers ), Hemdale Home Video, 1993.

Sean, L.A. Goddess, Prism Entertainment, 1993.

It's Showtime, 1993.

The Reverend, 2002: The Rape of Eden (also known as Bounty Hunter, 2002 ), American International Pictures Home Video, 1994.

Jagger, The Last Embrace, 1997.

Marcie's father, Jawbreaker, TriStar, 1999.

Himself and Bobby Wheeler, Man on the Moon (also known as Der Mondmann ), Universal, 1999.

Agent Owen Sacker, Do You Wanna Know a Secret?, Mainline Releasing, 2001.

Dating Service, 2001.

Digger's dad, Y.M.I., Temple 4 Films, 2002.

Gavin Elliot, The Biz, CRC Entertainment/London Simon Productions, 2002.

Reverend Sutter, Curse of the FortyNiner (also known as Curse of the 49er and Miner's Massacre ), DEJ Productions, 2003.

Himself, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (also known as Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star ), Paramount, 2003.

Film Work:

Associate producer, Sunset Strip, PM Home Video, 1992.

Associate producer and director, Bikini Summer II, PM Home Video, 1992.

Associate producer, 2002: The Rape of Eden (also known as Bounty Hunter, 2002 ), American International Pictures Home Video, 1994.

Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) All the Way Home, Belasco Theatre, 1960.

Danny Zuko, Grease, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Executive editor, The News, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Vince Fontaine, Grease, Broadway, 1997.

Also appeared as Billy, Wanted, Judson Poet's Theatre, New York City.

Major Tours:

Toured in Critics Choice, U.S. cities, and Grease.



Grease (original soundtrack recording), Arista, 1978.


The film Bikini Summer II, released by PM Home Video in 1992, was based on a story by Conaway.



Babylon 5, June, 1998, pp. 5458.

People Weekly, December 11, 1989.

Starlog, September, 1996.