Jan-Michael Vincent (Actor) as Byron - The Winds of War
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Updated: 06/24/2005

Name: Jan Michael Vincent

Born: July 15, 1944 in Denver, Colorado

Claim To Fame: Jan-Michael Vincent was the Brad Pitt of his generation. He was one hot actor... In the 1970s and 80s he was a very successful movie and TV actor with great looks, money, fame and family. His major roles included the romantic lead in The Winds of War and the dashing fly boy in the TV drama Airwolf.

Family Life: He's been married twice and has a daughter.

Info: A long term struggle with drugs and alcohol hurt his career. He hit rock bottom on the set of a movie in 1996, when he was too drunk to remember his lines. That same year his drinking led to a horrible car accident that resulted in a broken neck and has left him with damaged vocal cords, he can speak only in a raspy whisper.

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

He has been in and out of jail. Some for his abuse of drugs and alcohol and in July 2000 he was arrested for an altercation with his wife.

He has been in and out of rehab programs also.

Trivia: Was the studio's choice to play the role of Hooper in Jaws, but Spielberg wanted Richard Dreyfuss.

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Where Are They Now: he last thing he appeared in is a movie called Whiteboy. There are reports that he is now living in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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