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Exclusive Photo: In Memoriam Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, Dead at 73

Chicago – In one of Jan-Michael Vincent’s most recent photos, taken in 2016 by photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com, the ex-heart throb actor is revealed as a man who lived his life hard to the end. Vincent died last month in Asheville, North Carolina, on February 10th, 2019. He was 73.

Jan-Michael Vincent was born in Denver, and after high school in Washington state he bounced around with three years of college and a stint in the California National Guard. In 1966, he began to audition, and his rugged good looks landed him in a Robert Conrad film “The Bandits” (1967). After doing several TV and movie bit parts, he scored in the early 1970s with high profile roles in “Going Home” (1970), “The Mechanic” (1972) and in Walt Disney’s “The World’s Greatest Athlete” (1973) as the title character.

Jan-Michael Vincent in 2016

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

The hits continued
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Jan-Michael Vincent (1945-2019)

by Nathaniel R

Some stars burn bright and endure, others flame out. The latter was the case with Jan-Michael Vincent, a rising  star of movies and television in the 1970s. He's best remembered today from his leading role in the TV series  "Airwolf" but afterwards it was low profile movies (the kind we used to call "straight to video" - there doesn't seem to be a unified term for those movies anymore) and an increasingly diminished profile, his last screen performance coming in 2002. He died in February at 73 years old and the news was only just released a full month later...
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Jan-Michael Vincent obituary

American actor who found fame in Big Wednesday, Airwolf and The Winds of War

The actor Jan-Michael Vincent, who has died aged 73 of cardiac arrest, had the formidable, sun-bleached good looks and strapping physique to be a successful leading man, but only some of the talent required and precious little of the wisdom or luck.

His most notable work was as one of a trio of blond Malibu surfer buddies in John Milius’s mythic and highly regarded coming-of-age drama Big Wednesday (1978). The film follows its characters from the start of the 1960s to the mid-70s as they variously confront maturity, fatherhood, Vietnam and the eternal allure of the Pacific ocean. Vincent, a passionate surfer himself, came to Milius’s attention after the film’s co-writer Dennis Aaberg saw him catching waves at Topanga. Though stunt doubles were involved in the filming, he and his co-stars, Gary Busey and William Katt,
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Jan-Michael Vincent: Airwolf and Big Wednesday actor dies, aged 73

Actor known for string of roles in 1970s and 80s died in February but not revealed until now

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for his role as a pilot on 1980s TV series Airwolf, has died, aged 73.

According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, Vincent died of cardiac arrest on 10 February in a North Carolina hospital but his death was only reported on Friday by TMZ.
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Jan-Michael Vincent: Airwolf and Big Wednesday actor dies, aged 73

Actor known for string of roles in 1970s and 80s died in February but not revealed until now

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for his role as a pilot on 1980s TV series Airwolf, has died, aged 73.

According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, Vincent died of cardiac arrest on 10 February in a North Carolina hospital but his death was only reported on Friday by TMZ.

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Jan-Michael Vincent, Star of Airwolf and The Mechanic, Dies at 73

Joseph Baxter Mar 8, 2019

Former Hollywood heartthrob Jan-Michael Vincent, star the hit TV series, Airwolf, is revealed to have died last month.

Jan-Michael Vincent, former star of the smash 1980s TV series, Airwolf, has died, reportedly at the age of 73. It’s an occurrence that, in actuality, took place nearly a month ago – on February 10 – and we only just now learned.

According to Vincent’s death certificate, as obtained by THR, the actor passed away as a result of cardiac arrest at Mission Hospital's Memorial Campus in Asheville, North Carolina. His death caps off widely-reported struggles with drugs and alcohol, which led to a tumultuous personal life rife with permanent-injury-inducing accidents and shameful legal issues, notably connected to domestic violence. However, his downfall contrasts sharply with an auspicious early career.

Indeed, Vincent was essentially the Brad Pitt of the 1970s, bearing a name and chiseled-jawed countenance that was synonymous with the
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Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent has passed away at 73

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According to a death certificate first obtained by TMZ, Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for playing the lead role in the 1980s CBS series Airwolf, passed away on February 10th after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 73. Born in Denver, Colorado, Vincent began his acting career in 1967, upon being noticed by a talent scout promptly after completing his duty as a solider to…
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Jan-Michael Vincent Dies: ‘Airwolf’ Star & Golden Globe Nominee Was 73

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Jan-Michael Vincent Dies: ‘Airwolf’ Star & Golden Globe Nominee Was 73
Jan-Michael Vincent, who briefly rose to prominence as a young leading man in films in the 1970s and 1980s then became a TV star with CBS’ action series Airwolf in the mid-’80s, died February 10 in North Carolina. He was 73.

A death certificate obtained by TMZ noted Vincent died of cardiac arrest while a patient at an Asheville hospital. His death had not been previously reported.

Vincent started his career in the late 1960s with guest roles in TV series including Dragnet, Lassie, Bonanza and Gunsmoke before his first feature film, 1971’s Going Home opposite Robert Mitchum and Brenda Vaccaro. That led to a co-starring role opposite Charles Bronson in Michael Winner’s 1972 movie The Mechanic. He starred in several movies in rapid succession in the mid-’70s including trucker drama White Line Fever, World War II-set Baby Blue Marine, John Millius’ surfing pic Big Wednesday with Gary Busey and
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Jan-Michael Vincent net worth: How much did the Airwolf actor leave behind?

Jan-Michael Vincent has died. The beloved Airwolf star was 74 at the time of his death. TMZ reported this morning that he actually passed away almost a month ago, on February 10, while staying as a patient at a North Carolina hospital. The cause of death has been ruled a cardiac arrest. The site also reports that no autopsy was performed and he was cremated. Jan-Michael Vincent is best known for his CBS hit-show, Airwolf. Despite only running on CBS for three seasons, Vincent became a huge star and earned upwards of $200,000 per episode, making him one of the […]

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Jan-Michael Vincent, Star of ‘Airwolf’ and ‘The Mechanic,’ Dies at 74

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Jan-Michael Vincent, Star of ‘Airwolf’ and ‘The Mechanic,’ Dies at 74
Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred in the TV series “Airwolf” and movies like “The Mechanic,” died on Feb. 10 at the age of 74 in North Carolina, according to a death certificate obtained by Ktla.

According to CBS, the actor died of cardiac arrest.

Vincent’s other credits including 1970’s “Tribes,” 1975’s “White Line Fever,” 1976’s “Baby Blue Marine.” In 2002, he starred in the drama “White Boy.” Other films include “Bite the Bullet” and “Big Wednesday.”

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Vincent was born on July 15, 1944, in Denver. He made his first appearance on screen in the 1967 TV film “The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk.” He was found by a talent scout because of his looks as he was finishing a tour of duty in the California Army National Guard, and then made his movie debut opposite Robert Conrad in “The Bandits.”

His career took off in the late
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‘Airwolf’ Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dies at 73

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‘Airwolf’ Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dies at 73
Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for playing the lead role in the 1980s CBS series “Airwolf,” died on Feb. 10 after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a death certificate obtained by several outlets. His death, first reported by TMZ, has only now come to light. He was 73.

His image as a baby-faced blonde heartthrob was at odds with his history of violence and substance abuse. The troubled 1970s TV star had a long string of arrests and charges relating to domestic violence, drug possession, and alcohol abuse.

Vincent’s acting career began in 1967, when he was spotted by a talent scout just after finishing a stint in the California Army National Guard. His first film was the Robert Conrad movie “The Bandits.”

Born in Denver, he was signed to Universal Studios in the late ’60s by casting agent Dick Clayton, and in 1969, he appeared in the John Wayne and Rock Hudson Civil War pic “The Undefeated.
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Jan-Michael Vincent, Titular Star of '80s Military Drama Airwolf, Dead at 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, Titular Star of '80s Military Drama Airwolf, Dead at 74
Golden Globe-nominated actor Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred in the 1980s series Airwolf, has died at the age of 74. Per TMZ, he passed away on Feb. 10 of cardiac arrest.

Vincent’s early television career included roles on Lassie, Bonanza and the one-season drama The Survivors, among other series. In 1983, he starred as Byron Henry in the ABC miniseries The Winds of War, a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

On the small screen, though, Vincent was best known as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the CBS action-adventure series Airwolf,
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"Airwolf" Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dead at 74

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Jan-Michael Vincent -- the '80s heartthrob best known for his role on TV's "Airwolf" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Jan-Michael actually died back on February 10 after suffering cardiac arrest while a patient at a North Carolina hospital ... according to the death certificate. We're told no autopsy was performed and he was later cremated. Jan-Michael was most recently in the 2002 movie, "White Boy" ... but he had a long, successful career in TV and film.
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Jan-Michael Vincent, Star of 'The Mechanic' and 'Airwolf,' Dies at 73

Jan-Michael Vincent, Star of 'The Mechanic' and 'Airwolf,' Dies at 73
Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred in such action fare as The Mechanic, White Line Fever and TV's Airwolf before a raft of personal problems and illness sent him on a downward spiral, has died. He was 73.

Vincent died Feb. 10 of cardiac arrest at Mission Hospital's Memorial Campus in Asheville, North Carolina, according to his death certificate obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

Vincent had a very public battle with drug and alcohol abuse and his career was already on the wane when he was drunk and involved in a 1996 car accident in Mission Viejo, California, that broke his neck and damaged ...
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Artios Awards Film Nominations: Here’s Who Passed The Casting Society’s 2018 Auditions

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The Casting Society of America has released the feature film nominees and hosts for the 34th annual Artios Awards, being held Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The husband and wife team of June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer will host the event.

Scheer is the co-creator of Adult Swim’s comedy action parody series, Ntsf:ds:suv, which co-stars his wife. Together they co-host the popular film podcast, Why Did This Get Made?

This year’s honorees include actress Laura Dern (who will receive the Lynn Stalmaster award) and from the New York ceremony, Tina Fey and Jeff Raymond (who will receive the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award).

Casting directors Mike Fenton, Joe Reich and Al Onorato will receive the Hoyt Bowers Award for outstanding contribution to the casting profession.

Here are the film nominees for the 34th annual Artios Awards:

Feature Big Budget – Comedy

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Ellen Chenoweth, Jo Edna Boldin (Location Casting), Susanne Scheel (Associate), Marie A.K. McMaster (Location Associate)

Deadpool 2

Mary Vernieu, Marisol Roncali, Corinne Clark (Location Casting), Jennifer Page (Location Casting), Yumi Takada (Location Casting), Nina Henninger (Location Casting), Raylin Sabo (Associate)

Game Night

Rich Delia, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting), Adam Richards (Associate)

Green Book

Rick Montgomery, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Thomas Sullivan (Associate)

Mary Poppins Returns

Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield, Conrad Woolfe (Associate), Sarah Trevis (UK Associate)

Feature Big Budget – Drama

A Star Is Born

Mary Vernieu, Lindsay Graham, Raylin Sabo (Associate)

Boy Erased

Carmen Cuba, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting), Shelby Cherniet (Associate)

The Hate U Give

Yesi Ramirez, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting)

Vice

Francine Maisler, Amber Wakefield (Additional Casting)

Widows

Francine Maisler, Jennifer Rudnicke (Location Casting), Mickie Paskal (Location Casting), Amber Wakefield (Associate)

Feature Studio Or Independent – Comedy

Book Club

Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Avy Kaufman, Roya Semnanian (Associate), Joey Montenarello (Associate)

Crazy Rich Asians

Terri Taylor, Sarah Domeier (Associate)

Love, Simon

Denise Chamian, Tara Feldstein Bennett (Location Casting), Chase Paris (Location Casting)

Private Life

Jeanne McCarthy, Rori Bergman, Karlee Fomalont (Associate)

Sorry to Bother You

Eyde Belasco, Nina Henninger (Location Casting), Sarah Kliban (Location Associate)

Feature Studio Or Independent – Drama

Beautiful Boy

Francine Maisler, Amber Wakefield (Associate)

Ben Is Back

Bernard Telsey

BlacKkKlansman

Kim Taylor-Coleman

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Jennifer Euston, Sj Allocco (Associate)

If Beale Street Could Talk

Cindy Tolan, Anne Davison (Associate)

Feature Low Budget – Comedy or Drama

A Private War

Jina Jay

The Kindergarten Teacher

Stephanie Holbrook, Henry Russell Bergstein

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Jessica Daniels

Monsters and Men

Avy Kaufman, Scotty Anderson (Associate)

Unsane

Carmen Cuba

Feature Micro Budget – Comedy or Drama

Billy Boy

Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer

Dead Women Walking

Rich Delia, Adam Richards (Associate)

Madeline’s Madeline

Stephanie Holbrook

Searching

Lindsey Weissmueller, Mayank Bhatter (Associate)

Unlovable

Meg Morman, Sunday Boling

Feature Animation

Incredibles 2

Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

Isle of Dogs

Douglas Aibel

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Jamie Sparer Roberts, Sarah Raoufpur (Associate)

Smallfoot

Ruth Lambert

The Zeitgeist Award

A Quiet Place

Jodi Angstreich, Maribeth Fox, Laura Rosenthal

Black Panther

Sarah Halley Finn, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Jason B. Stamey (Associate), Nicholas Amick Mudd (Associate)

Bumblebee

Denise Chamian, Nina Henninger (Location Casting), Robert McGee (Additional Voice Casting), Ruth Lambert (Additional Voice Casting), Beth Day (Associate), Sarah Kliban (Location Associate)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fiona Weir

Ready Player One

Ellen Lewis, Lucy Bevan, Kate Sprance (Associate)
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December 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Collector’s Editions, The Mangler

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Ooh, it’s a great week for horror fans, as this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD releases are a stellar bunch of films that will make for great additions to your personal collection of movies to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Because it is the holiday season, I’m stoked to see Scream Factory show a little love to Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 with their Collector’s Edition Blu that hits shelves tomorrow, and for those of you who enjoy your horror movies with a side of sleaze, William Lustig’s Maniac has been given the 4K treatment by Blue Underground (and the film has never looked better).

The Mangler is also getting a brand new Blu-ray this week, and Scorpion Releasing is resurrecting Death Ship with their new Special Edition release as well. Vinegar Syndrome is keeping busy with both Ice Cream Man and Beware My Brethren,
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Emmy-Winning Sound Editor Nicholas V. Korda Dies at 73

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Emmy-Winning Sound Editor Nicholas V. Korda Dies at 73
Nicholas Korda, an Emmy and Academy Award winner for sound editing, died on Oct. 8 after a nine-year battle with brain cancer, his daughter confirmed. He was 73.

Korda received a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding sound editing for a series for “Airwolf” in 1984. He was part of the team that won an Academy Award for best sound for “E.T.” in 1982, and he earned a Golden Reel Award for Clint Eastwood’s “Letters from Iwo Jima” in 2006.

Born on Jan. 15, 1945 in Los Angeles, Korda later attended Uc Berkeley in the 1960s. He completed his degree at Cal State University Northridge in 2006. Korda entered the film industry as an assistant editor, and from there went on to build a 40-year career as an Adr editor that involved work on more than 80 movies. His credits include “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Basic Instinct,” “Million Dollar Baby,” and the
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Here's The Airwolf Theme Played On Banjo

Those of you that enjoyed the banjo cover of the Knight Rider theme are in luck, as Banjo Guy Ollie is back with another 80s-tastic television theme song cover. This time around, he’s doing Airwolf, which I binged in its entirety on Netflix years ago. I have no regrets, although I’m not all that surprised the series got cancelled. Check out the cover of the theme song below, and let us know what you think the odds are this show gets a reboot in the next five years in the comments below:
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Chosen Survivors (1974)

When I was a wee one, we used to live right behind a valley that skirted our town. In the summer my friends and I would be out after dark running around the neighborhood, on one condition: we had to take tennis rackets with us. Why you ask? Well, because of the bats, you see; swooping around the street lights with the occasional dive towards an unsuspecting victim, we were forever on the lookout for the winged mammals. Now, we never had to try out our serves; but I’ve always been leery of the buggers (even at the movies) and the interesting sci-fi/horror hybrid Chosen Survivors (1974) does not change my opinion one little bit.

Released by Columbia Pictures in late May and made for under a million, Chosen Survivors did not set the box office on fire nor endear itself to critics at the time, referring to it
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Whatever Happened to Jan Michael Vincent?

There are some Hollywood actors who find the limelight, then fade away because they are typecast or they lack the versatility to make the most of their acting opportunities. Jan Michael Vincent did not fit into either of those groups, leaving many of his fans dumbfounded about what ever happened to the once rising star of the television series Airwolf and movies like Baby Blue Marine. The simple but unfortunate answer is that Vincent basically self-destructed in a very short period of time from a number of self-destructive behaviors, including drug and alcohol addiction. There have been other actors such

Whatever Happened to Jan Michael Vincent?
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