Actor Jan-Michael Vincent

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 14, 2006

Whatever happened to Jan-Michael Vincent?
—Fred Wagner, Teaneck, N.J.

The handsome star of the movies Baby Blue Marine (1976) and Hard Country (1981) had a difficult time adjusting to fame. Problems with drugs and alcohol, bouts of domestic violence and jail time, and a near-fatal car crash in 1996 (after which paramedics permanently damaged his vocal cords inserting a breathing tube) derailed his once-promising career. He starred with Ernest Borgnine in the 1984 TV series Airwolf, and his last film was 2002's White Boy, in which he played a racist sheriff. Now 61, the twice-divorced actor spent time in rehab for alcoholism in 2002 and makes few appearances in public.