Meet Jeff Conaway, the one time ’80s star of “Grease” and “Taxi” who is making news again by starring in VH1′s latest celebreality show, “Celebrity Rehab” with Dr. Drew. See his biography and photos here.
Jeff Conaway stars on VH1′s “Celebrity Rehab”, which premiered tonight, January 10, 2008. He is back again for season 2, and this time his girlfriend Vicki seeks help from the good Dr. Drew. Confessions of not only drug abuse, but also domestic abuse, will come out this season, as Jeff tells Drew that Vicki has physically abused him.
As a biography, Jeff Conaway was born October 5, 1950, in New York City, New York, so his age is 57. His birth name is Jeffery Charles William Michael. His measurements are 6′ 1 1/2″. John attended NYU. He has been married to Kerri Young since August 17, 1990, his third marriage.
Conaway began acting on Broadway at the age of 2. He made it big when he landed the roles like Kenickie in “Grease” and Bobby in “Taxi”. In “Grease”, Jeff had to stoop to make John Travolta appear taller. Conaway has continued acting throughout the ’80s and ’90s, though his roles were less well known and typically direct-to-video.
Now Jeff Conaway is on “Celebrity Rehab”, a show where Dr. Drew from “Loveline” helps celebrities with their addiction problems. Conaway had dabbled in VH1 reality shows once before, participating in Celebrity Fit Club 3 for a few weeks until he left for rehab.
Though Dr. Drew said the show helped a lot of people, some viewers aren’t convinced in the show’s quality.
“With cameras installed in just about every nook of the facility, VH1 milks each cringe-worthy moment. … Given the nature of recovery, an addict needs to be in a safe place to thrash out the issues underlying their disease. … Some TV shows make it fun to play a voyeur. This series will leave you feeling dirty. For those who enjoy this type of programming, there’s no rehab that can help – yet.”
On the premiere episode, Conaway was taken to the ER in an ambulance. His withdrawals became too severe and Dr. Drew had to send him to a medical facility.
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