|(Actor - Grease; Babylon 5; Taxi) |
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|Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway is an American actor, best known for his roles in the movie Grease, and the US TV series Taxi and Babylon 5. He also directed the 1992 film Bikini Summer 2.|
Conaway began acting on Broadway at age two. He is most commonly known for playing “Kenickie” in the 1978 motion picture musical Grease and for his role on the television series Taxi (1978–1981), where he played cocky, vain, struggling actor Bobby Wheeler. Conaway left Taxi during the fourth season. On The Howard Stern Show, Taxi writer Sam Simon claimed that when Conaway was absent during the production of one episode, his dialogue was reassigned to the other cast members who delivered the jokes as well or better, which made the producers realize that Conaway was expendable.
Conaway starred in the short-lived 1983 fantasy-spoof series, Wizards and Warriors. He appeared in an early episode of Murder, She Wrote. He made an appearance in the film, Jawbreaker, as the father of one of the teenage girls. In 1988, he appeared as a sleazy henchman in, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. From 1989-1990, he was cast on The Bold and the Beautiful, in the role of “Mick Savage.” He would later play Sgt. Zack Allan, on Babylon 5 (seasons two through five and the telefilm A Call To Arms, 1994–1999). He has made guest appearances on shows ranging from Barnaby Jones to George and Leo. He also appeared in the Disney film Pete’s Dragon. In 2001, he was an F.B.I. agent in the film, “Do You Wanna’ Know a Secret?”