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Post Fri May 27, 2011 5:47 pm

Remembrance - Jeff Conway: 1950-2011

'Grease' actor Jeff Conaway has died
May 27, 2011 | By Alan Duke

Watch "Dr. Drew" Friday night at 9 ET on HLN to hear about Dr. Drew's close relationship with Jeff Conaway.

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Actor Jeff Conaway, who was in the TV series "Taxi" and the movie "Grease," died Friday morning from pneumonia, his manager said.

Conaway, 60, suffered from pneumonia and sepsis in recent weeks and had been in a medically-induced coma in an Encino, California, hospital for two weeks, manager Phil Brock said.

His family surrounded Conaway in his hospital room Thursday afternoon when he was taken off life support, Brock said.

"He was the consummate performer and entertainer," Brock said. "We're thankful his struggles are over, but we know he will be missed by legions of fans worldwide."

Conaway's struggle with alcohol and drug addiction was chronicled in 2008 on the TV reality show "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew."

Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated Conaway for substance abuse, posted a Twitter message Friday after learning of Conaway's death.

"I'm saddened to report he has succumbed to his addiction, thus far we have no evidence of an intentional overdose, rather this is the natural history of prescription drug addiction, pneumonia, septic shock, etc," he tweeted.

Initial reports that Conaway suffered a drug overdose were inaccurate, a source with knowledge of his medical condition said last week. However, his use of drugs caused him not to realize how ill he was, keeping him from getting treatment for pneumonia until it was too late, the source said.
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His most prominent post-"Taxi" TV role was as Zack Allan on the cable sci-fi series "Babylon 5" from 1994-98. He also appeared in three "Babylon" telefilms during the late '90s.
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Re: Remembrance - Jeff Conway: 1950-2011

for those that still cannot remember who he is here is his film and tv credits

1971: Jennifer on My Mind — Hanki
1976: The Eagle Has Landed — Frazier
1977: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden — Lactamaeon
1977: Pete's Dragon — Willie
1978: Grease — Kenickie
1984: Covergirl — T.C. Sloane
1986: The Patriot — Mitchell
1988: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark — Travis
1989: Ghost Writer — Tom Farrell
1989: Tale of Two Sisters — Taxi driver
1989: The Banker — Cowboy
1990: The Sleeping Car — Bud Sorenson
1991: A Time to Die — Frank
1991: Total Exposure — Peter Keynes
1992: Almost Pregnant (direct to video) — Charlie Alderson
1992: Bikini Summer II — Stu Stocker (also director)
1992: Eye of the Storm — Tom Edwards
1992: Mirror Images — Jeffrey Blair
1993: Alien Intruder (direct to video) — Borman
1993: In a Moment of Passion — Werner Soehnen
1993: It's Showtime
1993: L.A. Goddess — Sean
1993: Sunset Strip — Tony
1994: 2002: The Rape of Eden — Reverend
1997: The Last Embrace — Jagger
1998: Shadow of Doubt — Bixby
1999: Jawbreaker — Marcie's Father
2001: Dating Service
2001: Do You Wanna Know a Secret? — Agent Owen Sacker
2002: Curse of the Forty-Niner — Reverend Sutter
2002: The Biz — Gavin Elliot
2003: Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star — Himself[23]
2004: Pan Dulce — Gabriel Levine
2004: The Corner Office — Dick
2004: Y.M.I. — Digger's Dad
2005: From Behind the Sunflower — Leo
2006: Living the Dream — Dick
2006: The Pool 2 — Agent Frank Gun
2006: The Utah Murder Project — Sheriff Dan Patterson
2008: Wrestling — Franklin Conner
2009: Dante's Inferno - Abandon All Hope — narration[24]
2010: Dante's Inferno Animated — narration
2010: Dark Games — Tom Doyle
2011: Dante's Inferno Documented — narration[25]

[edit] Television work

1975: Happy Days — Rocko (2 episodes, 1975–1976)
1975: Joe Forrester (1 episode, 1975)
1976: Barnaby Jones — Jeff Saunders (2 episodes, 1976–1977)
1976: Mary Tyler Moore — Kenny Stevens (1 episode, 1976)
1977: Delta County, U.S.A. — Terry Nicholas
1978: Kojak — Bert Gaines (1 episode, 1978)
1978: Taxi — Bobby Wheeler (50 episodes, 1978–1982)
1979: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do — Roy Fletcher
1980: For the Love of It — Russ
1981: The Nashville Grab — Buddy Walker
1983: Making of a Male Model — Chuck Lanyard
1983: Wizards and Warriors — Prince Erik Greystone (2 episodes, 1983)
1984: Murder, She Wrote — Howard Griffin (4 episodes, 1984–1994)
1985: Berrenger's — John Higgins (11 episodes, 1985)
1985: The Love Boat — Andy Jackson (1 episode, 1985)
1985: Who's the Boss? — Jeff (1 episode, 1985)
1986: Matlock — Daniel Ward (2 episodes, in 1986 and 1993)
1987: Bay Coven — Josh McGwin
1987: Hotel — Eric Madison (1 episode, 1987)
1987: Mike Hammer — Harry Farris (2 episodes, in 1984 and 1987)
1987: Stingray — Ty Gardner (1 episode, 1987)
1987: Tales from the Darkside — Peter (1 episode, 1987)
1987: The Bold and the Beautiful — Mick Savage (unknown episodes, 1989–1990)
1988: The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission — Sgt. Holt
1989: Freddy's Nightmares — Buddy Powers (1 episode, 1989)
1989: Monsters — Phil (1 episode, 1989)
1990: Good Grief — Winston Payne (1 episode, 1990)
1990: Shades of LA — Richard (1 episode, 1990)
1994: Babylon 5 — Zack Allan (74 episodes, 1994–1998)
1995: Burke's Law — Dr. Alex Kenyon (1 episode, 1995)
1995: Hope & Gloria — Bud Green (1 episode, 1995)
1996: Mr. & Mrs. Smith — Rich Edwards (1 episode, 1996)
1997: George & Leo (1 episode, 1997)
1998: Babylon 5: The River of Souls — Zack Allen
1998: Babylon 5: Thirdspace — Zack Allen
1999: Babylon 5: A Call to Arms — Zack Allen
2000: L.A. 7 — Manager of Radio Station (1 episode, 2000)
2004: She Spies — Zachary Mason (1 episode, 2004)
2006: The John Kerwin Show — Guest (1 episode, 2006)
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