Actor Jan-Michael Vincent "Then and Now"

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Never watched Airwolf but remember his part in the epic mini-series Winds of War and War and Remembrance

    Once the highest paid actor on TV, Jan-Michael Vincent now lives out his days as a recovering alcoholic who almost died two years ago after an infection forced him to have his right leg amputated.

    In the mid-80s, Vincent earned $200,000 an episode as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke in the top rated television series Airwolf.

    Yet even while filming the TV show, Vincent had admitted to issues with drugs and alcohol and admits that he still struggles with alcoholism.

    The second crash happened in 2008, but worse was to follow in 2012 when he contracted a leg infection as a result of complications from peripheral artery disease.

    ‘An infection in my leg got steadily worse,’ he told The Enquirer. ‘I felt like I was beaten with a whip.’

    Vincent’s third wife, Anna, admits that doctors told her he might not survive the infection and in the end they were left with no option but to amputate the lower half of his right leg.

    Pumped full of powerful pain medication, including propofol, Vincent bravely battled to stay alive.

    After a month in a recovery ward, he developed another infection that forced doctors to remove even more of his right leg.

    Now the ex-heartthrob walks with a prosthetic limb and is sometimes forced to use a wheelchair.

    The actor also admits that he still struggles with alcoholism and won’t discuss how long he has been sober.

    As well as struggles with numerous health issues, Vincent is also fighting to keep a roof over his head and he owes $70,000 in back taxes.

    ‘I’m praying for a solution,’ his wife Anna told The Enquirer.

    The couple, who live near Vicksburg, Mississippi, first meet during the actor’s Airwolf days, although they didn't marry until after they reconnected in 2000.

    The troubled actor has been married twice before, first to Bonnie Poorman, his ‘college classmate sweetheart’ in 1969.

    The pair had a daughter, Amber Vincent, who is now 41 and Vincent says one his two wishes would be to reconnect with his only child.

    His second wife, Joanne Robinson, left him and had a restraining order entered against him in 1994, alleging that he had abused her since their marriage in 1985.

    As a young actor, Vincent won rave reviews for his role in 1978 cult surfing movie Big Wednesday.

    Once an avid surfer, his other great wish is to get out on the waves once again - even if it is on a belly board now that he can no longer stand on a surf board.



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    scary
     
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    I thought he was dead. :dontknow:
     
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    I honestly only know him from the one or two drunken appearances on the Stern show. He and Hank the Dwarf had the same speech pattern.
     
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    I remember him from the Stern Show appearances.
     
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    I loved Airwolf. Probably one of my favorite shows as a kid. I even had a slight crush on him.
    I knew he was a boozer but to see him now...Jezuz.


     
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    "Jan-Michael? He's around"
     
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    He sure as hell did.


    Of course, today's Howie wont remember that.
     
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    sad... :sad:
     
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    Sorry. I was going to delete mine too. :jj:

    Great 80's action show.
     
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    HOLY SHIT... scary.

    I remember him as 'Link', from the Danger Island segments on the Banana Splits show. (And of course Airwolf)
     
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    Deja vu
     
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    Was in the Greatest surfer movie.......Eva'
    And back in the day......If the Wymmenz thought he was within in a thousand mile radius.......You weren't getting laid......... As a straight man.......I had give him a "By Your Leave, Sir" I can think of only one on his level that sunk almost as far.........
    At least he had all his limbs when he checked out........
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    Give it another ten minutes or so.
     
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    From "Dragnet"

     
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    He will make a good dead pool candidate for 2015
     
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    I guess Gary Busey is aging well...


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    thats hot
     
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