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Jan Michael Vincent

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Category: Show Biz
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: March 12, 2002
Last Updated: October 13, 2011
 
 
Claim to fame: He was quite a rising star, Airwolf 1984 movie and subsequent television series, The Mechanic, opposite Charles Bronson, Buster and Billie, Baby Blue Marine, many more too numerous to mention here
 
 
Where are they now? He's had his problems with drugs and alcohol, he was involved in a car accident in 1996 "resulting in a broken neck" (whose, I do not know), pleaded not guilty to DWI for that accident a year later. Spent 60 days in jail in 2000 for violating probation by being drunk in public. Arrested July, 2000 for battering his fiancee. The person who originally sent me this one said he was working as a security guard in Texas. Thanks to some due dilligence by readers Steve and Pam Albright, who went so far as to search a Texas database and found the security guard had his birthday March/3/1980 while our JMV seems to have been born July 15/1944. So that is officially considered debunked. The last thing he appears in is a movie called Whiteboy, directed by Abel Ferrara in 2002, in it he plays a racist sheriff. There is also an official JMV website which is currently inactive. Update: Mar, 2004: Reader Libby Hess reported some time ago that he is now living in Redwood, Mississippi, where he was admitted to River Region Medical Center in late 2002 and was seen by locals in a wheelchair, accompanied by a woman companion who attracts attention because of her "strange wardrobe". The locals pretty well leave him alone and wish him well.
 
 
 
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August 25, 2008 5:53 PM (GMT) - Kate said:
 
Jan Michael Vincent was apparently involved in a single car accident in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was taken to River Region Medical Center for treatment.
 
October 19, 2008 12:31 AM (GMT) - epo said:
 
does Jan Michael Vincent have a son that is an actor?
 
March 30, 2009 4:37 PM (GMT) - Hawk said:
 
Mr. Vincent seems to be getting along fairly well, as well as he was last year (2008) anyway. He's seen around Wal-Mart and other places around Vicksburg, but not very often. I will say that he looks better than he did on that TV interview he did several years ago. Today (Mon. March 30, 2009) I saw him and his female companion getting in their black conv. Benz. I don't believe he drives much anymore. One more thing...he always wears a jacket or coat of some kind.
 
May 30, 2009 1:47 AM (GMT) - LOUIS said:
 
THIS IS NOT A SIGHTING BUT YOU LEFT OUT ONE OF HIS MOST FABULOUS ROLES
WHICH WAS WITH ALLIE MACGRAW IN "THE WINDS OF WAR" MINI SERIES ON TV
STARRING ROBERT MITCHUM IN WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PRIZE WINNING ROLE AS
THE FABULOUS NAVY COMMANDER. IT WAS ONE OF THE DEEPEST ROLES HE EVER
PLAYED, SPEAKING RUSSION, ETC. LIKE A PRO. I WILL COME BACK LATER TO
SEE IF WHAT PRIZES THE SERIES WON. IT WAS INCREDIBLE AND SHOWED
VINCENT AS A GREAT ACTOR, MORE'S THE PITY.
 
August 27, 2009 12:21 AM (GMT) - worked at the place said:
 
It was his own neck that he broke. I believe he hit a pole while driving.
 
September 12, 2009 6:21 PM (GMT) - Ms. Mike said:
 
As for him being in Mississippi in 2002, that is completely possible. In 2002/2003 I was working in a corner deli in New Orleans and he and his "wife" were regular customers. They lived around the corner on Chartres St. and we became friendly with them. He was severly alcoholic and pretty much incoherent most of the time. One night his "wife" called my house at 2 am and asked my boyfriend to come over and help her get him up out of the street and into the house. He had passed out in the gutter in front of his house and had to be carried inside. His "wife" calls herself Anna, but I do not believe that is her real name. His health is extremely poor and I would actually be surprised if he is not institutionalized at this point.
 
September 25, 2009 1:50 AM (GMT) - eagle1 said:
 
There is a current picture of Jan and Anna at janmichaelvincent.org They both look good together. And he looks better then he has in a long time.
 
October 7, 2010 10:14 AM (GMT) - guyincourtenay said:
 
His last movie role was in the independent film White Boy, also titled Menace (for the US video version), released in March 2002.
In an interview on the TV program The Insider on September 18, 2007, when asked about the 1996 car accident, he answered, "Y'know, I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't remember being in an accident." He later discussed being an alcoholic.
As of 2008, Vincent resides in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
 
June 8, 2011 1:09 AM (GMT) - KGEE said:
 
That website you posted was nice. Vicksburg, MS looks like it offers a lot of solitude. Well, I have Airwolf S. 1,2,3 on DVD, and lots and lots of us "Xers" and others still remember Airwolf, Knight Rider, Vice, and A-Team as the best shows of the time. Take care, Jan Michael.
 
June 20, 2011 9:47 PM (GMT) - wjmups said:
 
I've met with and talked to JMV several times in Vicksburg. He is a really cool dude and maintains his wit. His wife is one of the nicest people I know in Vicksburg. He's living a great life full of love and memories.
 
September 5, 2011 11:33 AM (GMT) - Beeper Bill said:
 
He is said to be living on Eagle Lake, which is near Redwood. Lots of solitude there. Vicksburg just happens to be the closest town with significant retail stores, like Walmart, Belk, Dillards, JCPenny (very small version) and a few other locals.
 
August 16, 2012 9:57 PM (GMT) - Kenneth Williams said:
 
Jan we miss you and thinking about you and wish you well in the years
ahead.. I have you in movies called Damnation Alley,White line fever, &
Hooper.. I will keep them in my collection for a long time...
You were a very great actor in your early years and good lookin too..
 
August 27, 2012 5:19 PM (GMT) - Jake said:
 
I am familiar with many of Jan's acting gems. I pray he takes life "one day at a time" and cherish his peaceful times. I happened to have graduated from high school the same year Jan did (1963). Our high schools were only a few miles apart, (Visalia, California). We are, in a sense, Regional Brothers. A friend, Jake
 
September 6, 2012 10:48 PM (GMT) - D.A.F. said:
 
Settle a long standing arguement "PLEASE"

Did Jan Micheal Vincent or did he not play the part of the Confederate soldier that kills James Stewarts son in the movie Shenendoah
 
September 26, 2012 1:41 AM (GMT) - Mike said:
 
I have seen him here in South Orange County, CA hanging around Albertsons supermarket.
 
September 26, 2012 10:59 AM (GMT) - CB said:
 
> Hey, your CAPS buttons seems to be broken and it's very irritatiing.
 
November 7, 2012 9:30 AM (GMT) - deborah said:
 
> JMV did not have a role in the Jimmy Stewart film Shenandoah - verifiable source IMBD which lists the FULL cast AND crew (even those who did not receive credit) unfortunately I don't know which actor DID kill his son - never watched the flick.
 
December 1, 2012 4:00 AM (GMT) - Shannon said:
 
My brothers and I loved watching air wolf when we were little, and now my I enjoy watching it again with my 4year old son! It's his favorite show right now lol! I hope JMV is doing well.
 
October 3, 2013 8:07 AM (GMT) - sharonlee said:
 
Just watched "Journey to Shiloh" what a good movie. Noticed that Jan was listed as Michael Vincent in the movie credit. Thanks.
 
October 8, 2013 2:22 AM (GMT) - Lynn said:
 
I saw him on a Bonanza rerun the other day, then was watching H2 tonight and lo and behold Airwolf is on! I never knew of him before Airwolf. I wasn't a movie buff until the late 80s, after I had four kids. I wish I had paid closer attention when I was younger!
 
October 8, 2013 4:46 PM (GMT) - Diane said:
 
I'm sitting here right now watching an episode of Marcus Welby M.D.. Jan plays a 17 year old alcoholic ! I couldn't believe it..
 
October 14, 2013 7:26 PM (GMT) - Susan said:
 
Does he live in California or Mississippi?
 
October 18, 2013 1:18 AM (GMT) - Guy said:
 
My dad and I met JMV back in the '80's at the marina in Oxnard, Ca. He arrived in a convertible, some kind of Chrysler product. He came flying into the parking lot with some friends and made a screeching stop with the car across a couple parking spots. They jumped out and went down to a sailboat when they closed the door (companion way). Later, they opened it and sat around while the "smoke" cleared (you can guess it's source). Later, my Dad and I walked up to the restroom. It takes a card key to get in and JMV was just standing there...My Dad made a comment about being in a lot of hurt if he had to go bad (abbreviated and sanitized for public use). He just chucked and followed us in. He soon left and we didn't see him any longer. I think is was some time later that we heard about the fight in a western bar, etc.
 
November 20, 2013 12:04 AM (GMT) - Dixie said:
 
Love watchin him & listening to him talk even now at his age. Hope he knows alot of us love him & his work. Its on my bucket list to meet him, but probably won't happen.....oh well a girl can always hope. :-)
 
December 31, 2013 7:43 PM (GMT) - Marilyn said:
 
Watching him playing Travis Colter on an episode of Gunsmoke.
 
February 16, 2014 10:17 AM (GMT) - Kathy in Dallas said:
 
I watched the Winds of War in early eighties...and was deeply affected by the story, and particularly the performance of Jan Michael Vincent.....Now after rotator cuff surgery, I am spending nights watching it again....and pray that at this stage of his life he has the peace that he has so obviously been looking for.
 
March 1, 2014 6:21 AM (GMT) - Charlatans in Mississippi said:
 
Jan-Michael's left leg has been amputated. He lives in Mississippi, and has for the past several years. I've seen him at the hospital. He was in Kroger tonight. You would not recognize him. Find him on Facebook at "Jan-Michael Vincent" and look at his picture. That really is him. Today, he still has the same hair style only darker and he is much thinner than he appears in the FI picture.
 
March 1, 2014 6:24 AM (GMT) - Charla in Mississippi. said:
 
I'm not a Charlatan. I'm a Charla. Every word I wrote about Jan-Michael is true.
 
March 1, 2014 6:31 AM (GMT) - Charla in Mississippi. said:
 
I'm not a Charlatan. I'm a Charla. Every word I wrote about Jan-Michael is true.
 
March 10, 2014 1:56 AM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
We want everyone who truly cares about my husband to understand that he has always dealt with issues of health. It goes back to childhood. We have worked with some of the greatest specialists in the world to find a cure for epilepsy. Jan has suffered from this since he was very young. It has been falsely reported about his condition and the truly fine human being he is. I hope that one day he will be on the screen because he loves acting.

Every word that is written is not true. Jan is very bright, spiritual, meditates and yes he is very private as am I. He also has that great Cherokee heritage and is beyond handsome. Rest assured this man, my husband, is the greatest man I have ever known.

There is not a lot written about me but I was merv griffin's executive assistant for almost a decade. A part of my responsibility with his enterprises was confidentiality.

We are working on a collection of songs we have been writing and are planning on releasing them soon.

With a handshake in thought,

Anna
 
March 24, 2014 2:34 AM (GMT) - Daniela (Argentina) said:
 
Anna, nice to meet you. I need to contact you.
Please if you see my messagge, could you write me. Lopez_daniela@hotmail.com
I hope you can to communicate with me. It would be my dream.

Thanks.
 
March 28, 2014 7:08 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
It has been sad..we have laid my mother to rest after seven years of altzeimers. We return and as usual I find someone who makes us feel like we have very true friends.
 
March 28, 2014 8:01 PM (GMT) - Annavincent said:
 
We went home and
 
March 28, 2014 10:05 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
We do have a message... We believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that our soul goes on. The message has been searched over the ages and is found in the scriptures in our great spiritual leaders....be silent ...and know god...god is within meditation is the greatest respect for the vien of truth. As has been taught be silent and know god. God is within, Jesus was the greatest teacher ... It's a shame...hopefully someday when I leave I will be honored to meet him. I have often wondered why I was with born with the name christ...the annointed one." I believe in meditation...if we silence our minds there is a vein that flows through our being but it takes time. I have been meditating for over 40 years I studied with the monks at the lank shrine and sang in the choir . Jesus said be silent and know god...god is within. Silence your thoughts
 
March 30, 2014 3:11 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
I think I have been emotional and missing my mother. In trying to understand why we have to go through losing our precious family and friends there is so much that in this lifetime we may never know whether it be science, logic, philosophy....religion or very simply love...caring for one another. I do believe that science has gone above and should be greatly commended for it's accomplishments
 
March 30, 2014 6:10 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
My older brother went to Vietnam. It was in the late sixties. Everything in our life stopped. Every single moment hung on the marines. There.was not a ray that was wasted. They didn't see sunshine.

For a long time
We didn't now whether
He lived or died but he was on okinaw
 
March 30, 2014 7:31 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
After years we had sent so many care packages to Vietnam that we became known that no matter what my brother would find those packages and make sure that those boys got food from home, messages. My mother was instrumental in that. When my brother came home from Okinawa we had to park and hide in shreveport and we were spit upon
 
March 30, 2014 7:57 PM (GMT) - Anna vincrnt said:
 
We were unprepared for what was going to happen....my father said we should park the car in the covered parking and walk over. They were waiting...they knew he was a marine , they were waiting with their posters and their treating and mistreating of my brother who was a hero in vietnom
 
March 30, 2014 8:33 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
Through all those years my brother was in Vietnam I wondered,why is war an answer

I wonder why my first Knowledgevv
 
March 30, 2014 10:09 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
Jan said I should not have trusted...now people are calling my family, using our name and treating us .... Now you know why we are so silent. I thought we would be respected....jan said I told you....no one really cares, anna
 
March 31, 2014 11:08 AM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
You have certainly upset my family. I don't know who you are danielle but I have found out that you have a phone number in bossier city. The fact that you would continue to stalk us and not respect my mother...the next time you try to contact us you need to understand that we work with top security and that includes the FBI

Anna
 
March 31, 2014 9:25 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
I have spoken to my brother in law who is a retired deputy sheriff in bossier and it would be easy for you to use your cell phone to establish a number however you crossed state lines and that makes it a matter with the federal bureau of investigation.
 
April 2, 2014 11:05 PM (GMT) - rainforest woman said:
 
ANNA,
CAN YOU ENCOURAGE YOUR "HUSBAND" TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR HIS ALCOHOLISM? Good Luck to you both.
 
April 8, 2014 2:12 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
You cut us when we we were trying to describe what it feels like to be stalked...who are you. Anna
 
April 8, 2014 2:21 PM (GMT) - Anna vincent said:
 
You need to identify who are to jan and I.
 
April 11, 2014 1:27 PM (GMT) - Anna and jan said:
 
If there is one thing we have figured out on this website ...don't make a mistake by trusting people you really do not know...anna and I do not have an website nor are we on twitter or Facebook...everything that you are reading using my hame is a lie

Jan michael vincent
 
April 18, 2014 1:30 AM (GMT) - Will said:
 
What is going on, you need help!
 
April 20, 2014 10:13 AM (GMT) - Carol Allen (Brewer) said:
 
Jan, I am one of your classmates and I believe what you say. there is a lot of talk that is not the truth.

Best to you and your wife.
 
May 3, 2014 2:08 PM (GMT) - JLB said:
 
Interesting reads, not very believable, but interesting none the less. Not sure how I actually ended up on this page, but here I am. Anyway, I remember watching Airwolf, and one of my favorite movies, Big Wednesday. While I seriously doubt "Anna" is actually who she claims to be, but if in fact she is, all I wish to say is...I wish Mr Vincent the best, I enjoyed his acting, and after years of searching, finally found Big Wednesday on DVD.
 
May 4, 2014 8:27 AM (GMT) - Jesse said:
 
I'm not sure if this will reach either Mr. or Mrs. Vincent, but as a child I loved Airwolf. I wish to thank you sir for those great memories. I wish both you and your wife health and happiness.
 
May 4, 2014 8:29 AM (GMT) - Jesse said:
 
I'm not sure if this will reach either Mr. or Mrs. Vincent, but as a child I loved Airwolf. I wish to thank you sir for those great memories. I wish both you and your wife health and happiness.
 
May 5, 2014 2:31 PM (GMT) - AURELIE NOËT said:
 
I am a French fan and I love JMV. Have you received my letter ? I wish you the best and lots of good things. If you are really Jan Michael and Anna Vincent, I'd like to be your friend and if you want to write me here my address: aurelie.noet@orange.fr, aurelienoet@hotmail.fr or liliboom1980@gmail.com
 
May 9, 2014 5:14 AM (GMT) - mcbroom said:
 
Its good to know Hollywood didn't destroy you jmv as it has so many others. Its no wonder Mississippi is your home after all it is Gods country. Its my choice too. My favorite picture you made takes you back to your begining. The worlds greatest athlete. I loved it. Thanks for the memories.
 
May 13, 2014 7:12 PM (GMT) - jay said:
 
Did JMV enjoy his time in Bangkok?
 
May 18, 2014 10:31 AM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
We are glad that you wrote back to us. We were so moved by my mother's passing that we sort-of rambled on and accidentally hit buttons on this site that said save comment but it sent them out. We have spent now 15 years together and we have done a lot of soul searching and writing and playing music almost entirely in the delta. We did try to get work for a long time but no one would help us. Big Wednesday ...one film that we both greatly admire we did a documentary for but it never saw an air date. Call the producer and he will confirm that he did long interviews with us. His name is Greg and his last name is hard to spell. But any surfer will know how instrumental Greg was to that surf scene with Lopez who was of course a world champion. When we found Lopez up in Alaska he said to me, anna, they are finally going to do something with my little film. I looked at jan and smiled and handed him the phone and these two great surfers were reunited after all this time. Look up Sam George, he was the director and Greg was the producer and trust me maybe if all of you started saying to the people that can give him a job, the producers and the stars who are current with production companies maybe they will realize that it's not just us saying he wants to work.

Jan and
Anna
 
May 18, 2014 11:20 AM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
We have not had this iPad for long thus the mistakes. Alas we are not adept at technology.

However, you have written about world's greatest athlete and I can't figure out how to capitalize the words ...so if there are errors in certain capitalization forgive us.

This movie is probably one of the most popular . He is amazing and it shows his athletic prowess and his vulnerability. It also shows the contact we had from the beginning..athletic ability and he admired the fact that my uncle George Doherty had played for the buffalo bills, he was head coach at northwestern university in Louisiana. He coached Bradshaw . He was dean of men at northwestern. I have to learn about this iPad. I do know this that jan and I met 30 years ago when my son was about two years old...we met acting...

Anna
 
May 18, 2014 11:50 AM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
Once again this website cut us off. The film that we feel we love right now is tribes. My brother went to Vietnam when I was In high school (anna speaking) and it was a terrible time for our family. My brother was in the war and every day we wondered if we would ever see him again. The movie jan made tribes is now my favorite because it gives me hope that after all we have gone through could it be possible that ideals are changing and is peace possible ... For our children's and man kinds sakes. I know that we all need to stay strong and we need to look to science and the great cures and that jan and I say Danny Thomas and Marlo Thomas are great humanitarians. They have fought for the good and their children in their hospital and all the children around the world deserve our help. Remember the children.

Anna
Jan
 
May 18, 2014 1:47 PM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
We just want to let you know that the best place to reach us is

Screen actors guild...

If you have a project, offer of work, music , video...letter they know how to find us.

Sincerely

Anna

By the way...they know who I am
 
May 18, 2014 2:36 PM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
I do have one more thing to ... The greatest I always loved was Judy garland and I was fortunate to work with her music conductor, mort Lindsey and Johnny mandell and the great Whitney Houston and just about everyone in my lifetime that as a female
singer... I admired, Gladys knight, Joan Baez, Linda Rostand, Joni Mitchell, Carole king, emmylou Harris, Jessie colter, Sophie tucker, Billie, stephie nicks....,Reba, Tammy ,patsy, Loretta, dolly, Barbara mandrel and her sisters and so many more. They taught me how to sing, and in the long run it is my husband jan michael who has given me a truthful understanding of love and forgiveness. The only way that true love can be found is to silence your thoughts sit quietly in the early morning hours and imagine how you truly feel. What makes you feel alive and more than any thing
 
May 18, 2014 2:49 PM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
Remember to honor love because it is hard to find. One day when you least expect you'll look over you shoulder and it'll be a look in an eye that sees yours...it will be the brush of a shoulder that finds you, a song on a lonesome jukebox at trances beach playhouse where jan and I first met acting and listened to George jones Merle haggard And Ray Charles...

Anna
 
May 18, 2014 3:12 PM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
We got cut off when we were trying to correct spelling on a couple of paragraphs. I guess we have no rights to edit.
 
May 18, 2014 8:37 PM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
Go to the biography of George Doherty, my uncle, and his wife Mary Jean. They were greatly respected both in sports and education. It is rare to be able to spend every Sunday as a kid growing up with George and Mary and to have Bradshaw come for dinner and all of us got out on the farm and played football . It was great to go down from shreveport to their home and go to spring training at northwestern.

It was unbelievable as a kid to grow up with such great athletes and it was something jan and I had in common. One time a few years back some guy was using Jan's name which happens more than you know and he does not appreciate it nor do I and jan told him you need to stop using my name and my work to your advantage. As we have said before there are organizations that you can get involved with...one is smile and it provides surgery to children who have been born with cleft pallets. There are so many children that are starving and homeless right here at home. The next time you write us write about saving lives and tell us what you have accomplished . Write us through the screen actors guild. It makes us feel safe.

Anna
 
May 19, 2014 2:24 AM (GMT) - Anna said:
 
I also want to know why all those years I was being stalked and my name being used by this woman Cheryl Ann aka Lisa where were all of you. When I had to call bill jones deputy sheriff to trace phone records that went back over3 years to a woman who pretended to be me who stalked me and stalked my family after my father died. Go ahead and think you know what we go through but the stress level is so high and yet instead of you all trying to be real you are judgmental you are quick to judge a man that has bared his soul in his work. I wonder how many of you can say that you have accomplished what he has...
 
May 21, 2014 1:55 PM (GMT) - AURELIE NOËT said:
 
Hello Mr VINCENT, how are you ? I watched Airwolf when I was about 14 and now I'm 34. I loved that series and today I have the DVDs. I love you, you are my favourite actor. I have several DVDs with you but not all because all your films don't exist in DVDs and in french. I have Bite the bullet, Big wednesday, Hard country, Winds of war, The persuaders, Born in East L.A., The mechanic, Airwolf, Airwolf: the movie, The undefeated and I think you're great in it. I hear lots of things about you on the web but I don't believe everything because I don't know if it's true. Now I understand why you don't talk about you. I respect your private life even if sometimes I'm curious to know what are you doing and how are you. I have heard you have a grandchild, is it true ? If yes I'm very happy for you. I wish you lots of happiness to you and your family.
Your Normand fan Aurélie Noët (aurelie.noet@orange.fr, aurelienoet@hotmail.fr, liliboom1980@gmail.com) and sorry if I don't speak english very well but I'm French.
 
May 23, 2014 10:25 PM (GMT) - L.S.W said:
 
Well first of all ide like to say that its hard to find Airwolf items.. I watched the show in
the 80s and even today. My son is 6 saw his dads airwolf helicopter....now that's all I
hear is Hawk, Airwolf.. Know that to my child there is none greater than JMV!! Everyone
needs to leave these people alone. Stay out of the Vincent's business. Mind your own
business then you wont have time for no one else... Airwolf will live in our hearts, Greatest Helicopter ever on t.v. ..... your friend and fan L.S.W
email coalgoodenterprises@yahoo.com
 
May 30, 2014 7:09 AM (GMT) - GS said:
 
Anna please go back to high school and get a GED. It will give you self esteem , proper grammar , and maybe the acting role you're looking for.
 
May 30, 2014 10:00 AM (GMT) - GS said:
 
Anna please go back to high school and get a GED. It will give you self esteem , proper grammar , and maybe the acting role you're looking for.
 
May 31, 2014 3:17 AM (GMT) - chetc said:
 
http://www.lostmag.com/issue27/jan.php
 
May 31, 2014 7:57 PM (GMT) - Tony Thompson Branford Ct said:
 
The most memorable performance that I remember beside The Mechanic was a made for TV movie in which Jan plays a 'hippie' who gets drafted and goes through a very rigorous boot camp where he and the drill Sargent are at constant odds. Jan arrives in long hair and sandals and is instantly the target of the 'man'. Jan preservers whith his inner strength and peacenick personality. This movie influenced me a great deal and to this day,probably over forty years later I thank Jan for his portrayal of an underdog who never relinquishes his ideals. Jan, did deep, reprise this role in real life, I know you have it in you because you demonstrated your true fortitude in this movie. God bless.
 
June 11, 2014 7:21 PM (GMT) - Kelly Joanne Cannon said:
 
I definitely have a question for "Charlatans in Mississippi" up above, here, because I certainly genuinely care about Jan-Michael Vincent's current health. If Jan-Michael Vincent's left leg's been amputated, probably due to his ongoing epilepsy, what's in place of it, now? A titanium metal leg, or is Jan-Michael Vincent in a wheelchair? How does he get around, daily?-------Please get back to me on this, as soon as you can, a genuinely concerned JMV fan, thanks, Kelly
 
June 12, 2014 2:43 AM (GMT) - Kelly Joanne Cannon said:
 
On second thought, I currently have this fear of Jan-Michael Vincent's disliking my above question, my believing his left leg being amputated, especially when someone first calling his or herself a charlatan of Mississippi, states it, or worse, his disliking me, for believing it's being true, to begin with. What I do truly believe is that it really is actually Jan-Michael Vincent, and his wife Anna, having written above, the real truth about themselves, their being people, too, their lives, their ultimately being private people, wishing others' respecting that, and their lives, and their not trusting people they really don't know, at all. If really, truly caring about them, we should all recall that truth, ourselves, daily, mind our own business, as we'd like being treated ourselves, if being in their famous daily position, and just very truly always and forever wish Jan and Anna good, and better health, safety from any harm, great blessings, and great happiness, from our world saviors God and Jesus, is all.
 
June 20, 2014 4:54 PM (GMT) - laura said:
 
I am reading some of the comments on here it makes me sad to see the way some people are treating jan and his wife . I pray you are doing good . Airwolf is an amazing show you are an amazing actor, you both are. In. My prayer for health and happiness . To those who are being nasty on here you need to apologize.
 
June 21, 2014 6:10 PM (GMT) - Shirley V-South Africa said:
 
I was a little girl when I first saw the Airwolf movie in 1984, and then Seasons 1 and 2 when I was 12. Being an only child, I used to enjoy watching Airwolf with my Dad. Now 30 years later, I enjoy the re-runs showing in South Africa, as it brings back many fond memories. I wish my Dad was still around to watch it with me. He would have been 70 this year. I will always be a fan of your work Jan-Michael, you just bring that something believable and sincere to your roles. My wish for Jan-Michael and Anna, and of course their loved ones, is peace, love and happiness. May God bless you all.
 
June 21, 2014 6:14 PM (GMT) - Shirley V-South Africa said:
 
I was a little girl when I first saw the Airwolf movie in 1984, and then Seasons 1 and 2 when I was 12. Being an only child, I used to enjoy watching Airwolf with my Dad. Now 30 years later, I enjoy the re-runs showing in South Africa, as it brings back many fond memories. I wish my Dad was still around to watch it with me. He would have been 70 this year. I will always be a fan of your work Jan-Michael, you just bring that something believable and sincere to your roles. My wish for Jan-Michael and Anna, and of course their loved ones, is peace, love and happiness. May God bless you all.
 
June 28, 2014 6:36 PM (GMT) - bob carlson said:
 
i was a contract actor at MGM back in the 60s me and Jan worked on a scene togeather from home from the hill.I played the older brother and was giving him advise on dating. He was fun to hang with at the time.I later ran into him at a bar in manhattan beach back in the early 90s and he pretended not to be him.
 
June 29, 2014 8:54 PM (GMT) - Justme said:
 
I hope you're well Jan................
 
June 30, 2014 7:50 AM (GMT) - Cheri said:
 
I don't know how I ended up on this site either, but I also respect and enjoyed your husband, Mr. Vincent's acting abilities, not for the well known series Air Wolf, but for his role in the movie " Buster and Billie" I hope you and your husband find peace and God bless you
 
July 1, 2014 6:24 AM (GMT) - Diane Duby Tees said:
 
Always a crush/fan. Watching winds of war now. God bless.
 
July 1, 2014 10:38 AM (GMT) - Mark said:
 
Loved watching Airwolf back in the day. Best wishes to JMV and his partner. May God bless you and keep you safe.
 
July 1, 2014 10:58 AM (GMT) - Mark said:
 
I have just read all the comments on here and cannot believe how some people are so unpleasant and nasty to JMV and his partner Anna. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Once again good luck to JMV and Anna. God bless.
 
July 8, 2014 12:39 AM (GMT) - Annelize said:
 
Hi Jan and Anna. Both of you are in prayers. Take care and stay positive. And don't let people knock you down. Good luck. Xxx

Ps. Please give Jan a hug from me. Much love. Annelize xxx
 
July 8, 2014 1:43 AM (GMT) - Annelize said:
 
Hang in there Jan-Michael Vincent. Stay positive!!!! Much love. Hugs xxx

Annelize
Xxx
 
July 15, 2014 7:50 AM (GMT) - Wally said:
 
He was so handsome I always wanted to blow him
 
July 15, 2014 3:28 PM (GMT) - AURELIE NOËT said:
 
Hello Mr VINCENT, happy birthday to you from Normandy, I hope you have a good day with your family, I wish you the best and lots of good things, I love you, your Normand fan Aurélie NOËT (aurelie.noet@orange.fr, aurelienoet@hotmail.fr, liliboom1980@gmail.com)
 
July 16, 2014 7:34 PM (GMT) - Helen said:
 
Dear Jan-Michael, A good friend of mine just called to say that a very big Hollywood star had just told him he could have been your twin. My friend remembered that I had told him the same thing 20 years ago. Needless to say, my friend is a beautiful man. I told him where to find you on the net so he can see for himself. I remember the first time I saw you on screen. I knew you were going to be one of the mega stars. Not because of your looks but because of that "thing" that all great actors have. It was in your eyes and your body language. You and I are about the same age and, every now and then over the years, I have checked to see how you are doing. I saw you interviewed about 2 years ago. It was disturbing to see you in that condition. But, even so, I could still see you. The real you. I sincerely hope that you are with someone who really cares for you and appreciates the impact you had on so many people. And, to Anna - If your brother is still with us, please tell him someone said "thank you for your service to our country". My brother is a marine and was wounded in Viet Nam. I wish the best for you. Hang in there...
 
July 18, 2014 9:39 PM (GMT) - Kenny Ray said:
 
uhm not sure how i found my way here either, oh yeah i was wondering whatever happened to JMV and i got this interesting as hell page only NO-One has mentioned JMV's role in Danger Island which is where i first saw him and his real acting, meaning acting that makes me go 'that guy's not a good actor' always had cool hair though
 
July 19, 2014 5:58 PM (GMT) - Debbie said:
 
Have always loved JMV. I wish you and your wife peace and love. Loved a movie you were in titled Sandcastles but never see it as part of your movie list.
 
July 19, 2014 8:30 PM (GMT) - Debbie said:
 
Have always loved JMV. I wish you and your wife peace and love. Loved a movie you were in titled Sandcastles but never see it as part of your movie list.

Actually named my daughter Katelyn after the character in Airwolf.
 
July 20, 2014 11:46 PM (GMT) - mary said:
 
JMV. I think about you alot .. I wish you the best .. It sucks what we have to go threw in life... I've lost most of my family to cancer .. If there was one person in the world to meet it would be you... Bless your family and thank you so much for the good memories in my childhood....
 
July 23, 2014 10:33 AM (GMT) - Sandy said:
 
No Anna Vincent for 2 months? Where are you?
 
July 23, 2014 11:24 AM (GMT) - Jim LINY said:
 
Been a fan of Jan always. God bless and hope all is going well as this finds you. Wish there was a way to see you work again. It would be incredible. Good luck in the future.
 
July 26, 2014 4:53 PM (GMT) - R. Smith said:
 
Apart from Airwolf i couldn't say that i have ever seen anything else he is supposed to have been in. So wooden he needed Cuprinol if you ask me.
 
July 28, 2014 3:05 AM (GMT) - AJ said:
 
Watching WGA, right now. I remember seeing it for the first time at the theater in 73' as a 13 yo. JMV, I have always enjoy your talent, thank you for sharing it with us. God Bless you and Anna. I hope you are enjoying a peaceful retirement. ;)
 
July 28, 2014 10:05 AM (GMT) - annie said:
 
Hope Mr&Mrs Vincent are both well I wish you both best wishesx
 
July 31, 2014 10:28 AM (GMT) - M.Case said:
 
Wish I had an update. JMV was a childhood hero to me in the TV Series Airwolf. Here's to you Hawke.
 
August 6, 2014 2:25 AM (GMT) - wl said:
 
to JMV and ANNA am sorry for the way some people treat u.both of u r wonderful people wish I could meet u both one day Airwolf will always be the best and White Line Fever second in my book take care
 
August 6, 2014 2:25 AM (GMT) - wl said:
 
to JMV and ANNA am sorry for the way some people treat u.both of u r wonderful people wish I could meet u both one day Airwolf will always be the best and White Line Fever second in my book take care
 
August 7, 2014 12:11 AM (GMT) - Terri in Myrtle Beach, SC said:
 
Jan & Anna: So sorry Anna but I fell hard in love with your husband when he played in the Jungle Book. I also fell hard in love with him in a movie (cannot remember the name) where he was put to rigorous task beyond human expectations. In that movie, (as in your current lives, if this is you} he meditated about a love, love and was able to conquer the incredibly horrible way he was being treated. Perhaps this movie was an inspiration to your meditation ways today. Come visit us in Myrtle!! May the two of you always have peace and love. Best of wishes for your writings/songs and God Speed. Terri
 
August 8, 2014 3:10 PM (GMT) - Annelize said:
 
Hope you and Jan-Michael Vincent is doing fine. Don't let people knock you down. Stand up and stay positive. Much love and hugs. Xxxxxx. Annelize:)
 
August 8, 2014 3:48 PM (GMT) - Annelize :( said:
 
I hate it when people treat you and Jan disrespectful. We all learn threw our mistakes. And it makes us stronger. I am glade you are in his life. To take care, support and love him. You are one lucky woman. To Jan-Michael thanks for being a amazing actor and thanks for great movies and tv series. May God bless you both with great years together and great health. Much love and hugs. Xxxxx.... Stay positive.
 
August 11, 2014 7:39 AM (GMT) - Dan Reeves said:
 
I hope Jan-Michael really does know that he is iconic and a great actor. I hope he is in better health. He is just a tick older than my dad whom with met him Anna, when he was still in Southern California. My wife and I had an Airwolf marathon on Sunday and had such a great time watching. I hadn't seen it in years. I hope he is Llright, as we always loved everything he did.

Thank you, JMV we miss you.

Dan Reeves
 
August 11, 2014 8:54 AM (GMT) - AURELIE NOËT said:
 
Hello Mr VINCENT, how are you ? If one day you come in France, please come in Normandy, I'd like to meet you, you are my favourite actor and I love you (I know I say always the same thing), if you want to write to me, here my address: Aurélie NOËT, 4 rue Pasteur, 1er étage, 14310 VILLERS BOCAGE, FRANCE, and my e.mail address: aurelie.noet@orange.fr, aurelienoet@hotmail.fr, liliboom1980@gmail.com, your Normand fan AURELIE NOËT
 
August 11, 2014 9:13 AM (GMT) - AURELIE NOËT said:
 
Hello Mr VINCENT, it's me again, I want to tell you I'd like to do a movie with you but It would be difficult because I'm not an actress, I don't speak English very well and I live in France, but I can dream. You are the best Mr JAN MICHAEL VINCENT. From your Normand fan AURELIE NOËT (4 rue Pasteur, 1er étage, 14310 VILLERS BOCAGE, FRANCE, aurelie.noet@orange.fr, aurelienoet@hotmail.fr, liliboom1980@gmail.com)
 
August 19, 2014 12:52 PM (GMT) - lisa jerome in oxfordshire, england. said:
 
Wow, Jan Michael Vincent, my first major crush, I was 13 and sat down 2 watch The Winds of War, I knew then I was growing into a woman, what a gorgeous man x
 
August 26, 2014 1:59 AM (GMT) - R. Smith said:
 
Why all this fawning for this shambling incoherent wreck who's biggest success was in a very second rate kids tv show. And he also had to suffer the humiliation of being acted off the screen every week by a helicopter. My **** has more acting talent than this shitbag.
 
August 26, 2014 5:21 AM (GMT) - Mark S. said:
 
I met him during the period of the mini-series: 'The Winds of War'.
I was teaching the emergency portion of his parachute training for his first jump. He proved to be as disinterested as I have ever seen a student act. He was without a doubt the worst student I ever had. He literally never touched the control lines which turn the parachute to the needed direction.
This occurred at a 'Soldier of Fortune Convention around 1983 or so, as I recall. He almost went though a barbed wire fence. Thank God I didn't sign-off on him, I refused to! I personally saw him drinking and smoking weed beforehand, another instructor saw him and his woman snorting cocaine out of their limo-van.
As I saw him running with the 10 knot wind and the speed his slow round parachute (about 15 mph), I imagined the newspaper headlines: "Movie Star Mauled for Life..."
Yup, made the right decision.
Lucky for him & the 'Confederate Air force', he cleared the fence by a matter of a few feet.
Of course everyone crowded around with congratulations.
Jesus, what idiots.

I just walked away disgusted.
 
August 31, 2014 1:24 AM (GMT) - Jenleeep said:
 
Am not sure why people feel the need to run others down. We all have issues but would you want others to hold them against you. Please treat others with respect and dignity because you never know if what you say will be the last straw for someone.

Anna and Jan, Stay strong and know that there are those of us who wish you well and all the happiness and peace.
 
August 31, 2014 1:24 AM (GMT) - Jenleeep said:
 
Am not sure why people feel the need to run others down. We all have issues but would you want others to hold them against you. Please treat others with respect and dignity because you never know if what you say will be the last straw for someone.

Anna and Jan, Stay strong and know that there are those of us who wish you well and all the happiness and peace.
 
September 1, 2014 6:33 PM (GMT) - Mads F.K said:
 
I suspect Jan might be a person who has had psychological difficulties up through his years.
I also suspect that his a person who is highly influential, sort of when kids start smoking.

A big reason for this might be, people who are generously kind and open minded, tend to be more easily influated by others. In one of the interviews I read that he got introduced to the heavy gentlemen club where "real men" drank heavily. This coubled with a predisposition to addiction might lead to drugs and alcohol addiction.

His admitted to being an alcohol, and I personally believe his more easily affected psychologically. This might have been how his drinking problem developed, and when addicted, it's a hard habbit to knock off. Jan has stated several times his barely hanging in there, taking inco account his age and health problems, I would say that his will seems very strong to me, being able to stay sober and all.

I have a mom who barely has any willpower left, she has completley trown in the towel by over 90% if I were to guess, she barely gets any thing done theese days.

There is a saying, god helps people who help them selves. My mother doesnt help her self, Jan apparantly does, and to Mark. S racking down on Jan, this was apparantly 30 years ago, and did you ever stop to think the reason he barely touched the "stuff" was because he was high and or intoxicated and not because he didn't care ?

It's easy to rack down on people, some people only acknowledge and treat other people with respect if these people are strong, but as soon as someone is in a weak situation, they take off. People like this are hypocrits, if you only love people while they are strong and then take off when people close to you are weak, then you cant really love them afterall. This is what marriage is all about, through good days and bad days. It's a comitment, to love a perrson for who they are, and not only judge them by their misstakes. To be truly merciful and look past peoples vices.

I look at Jan and I don't see a has been famous hollywood star. I see a kind and gentle soul who has a lot of good in his heart. And it really breaks my heart to see him in such a volnurable and difficult state. He said in a interview he feels like his 16 years old, and that his ready to take on acting roles, and that he loves acting. This seems to be Jan's bliss and I really hope we get to see some more good acting from Jan, and even if he doesn't get to act again, I really hope he will live a good life full of love, compassion happiness and peace.

I would really like to meet Jan one day, but I have read Jan and Anna are private people so they probably like keeping to them self. Anyway, I wish you both best of wishes and may your dreams come true.
 
September 9, 2014 5:35 PM (GMT) - Steve Barnes said:
 
Jan and Anna , I truly hope you both well, my son has epilepsy, and I was a medic in the private ambulance industry from 1983 until 2000, may your journey in life by pleasant as you continue it with our Creator.
Respectfully your friend,
Steve
 
September 9, 2014 5:37 PM (GMT) - Steve Barnes said:
 
Jan and Anna , I truly hope you both well, my son has epilepsy, and I was a medic in the private ambulance industry from 1983 until 2000, may your journey in life by pleasant as you continue it with our Creator.
Respectfully your friend,
Steve
 
September 10, 2014 6:32 AM (GMT) - This is not a sighting, just a few words said:
 
Mr. Vincent and wife, Anna, it was a great loss to Hollywood when you or your Manager basically ended your career. I am 71, and understand you are 70. This is your time to retire, and you will always have your memories. Watched the Winds of War for the second time on Netflix. You were outstanding in this miniseries. Alley McGraw(spelling?, but you get the gist of whom I am referring, was the worst acress. Did not like the casting of her playing your love interest in Winds of War, you carried her through out the show. It would make sense for you and Anna to corroborate on your auto- biography. I'd buy it. My husband and I began thinking about whatever happened to you, during the watching of Winds of War. I imagine both of you to be very quiet, somewhat reclusive people. This is the time of our lives when we can do whatever we wish to do. Enjoy being retired, but writing that book could bring both of you some much needed revenue. Just a suggestion.
Years ago, a young Merv Griffin and Betty (Rosemary's sister) Clooney visited Merv's Mother who was residing in a Nursing Home that my mother and father ran. I remember meeting them, of course I was about 5 years old, and that's 66 years ago.
God Bless you both. Diane
 
September 18, 2014 10:20 AM (GMT) - Denise said:
 
Wow if this sight is true and not bs.I'm a fan of Jan Michael for years. I hope you and your wife are well and happy. Wish people would leave you alone with negative. If there's any correspondence brokenwings70.ds@gmail.com take care. D
 
September 19, 2014 8:51 PM (GMT) - Steven G said:
 
Was a childhood fan of Airwolf back in the 80's, I'm now 37. Still from time to time I'll fire up Netflix and watch an episode or two of Airwolf, it offers a chance to reflect back on childhood memories and look back fondly on times with family. My mom having passed in 93' and then my sister in 94' of cancer. I remember watching shows such as the Dukes of Hazard, Knight Rider, and of course Airwolf. I think the Bell 222 and in this case "The Lady" and her captivating appearance with JMV and EB made the show. Not gonna lie, I'd love to see a remake movie "pilot" with JMV starting off the movie by training a son, or possibly assume a co-pilot role like Dom to carry on Airwolf's legacy.

I've also fought my own issues with alcoholism in my 20's, but I can honestly say, I've come out of it better. So JMV has my best wishes and support from that front. Sincere prayers for healthy life, love, and family to Jan Michael and his family.
 
September 20, 2014 10:52 AM (GMT) - Questionable said:
 
Hmmm. It think Terry Bradshaw played college football at Louisiana Tech not Northwestern State, and was a backup quarterback to Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.
 
September 20, 2014 10:53 AM (GMT) - Questionable said:
 
Hmmm. It think Terry Bradshaw played college football at Louisiana Tech not Northwestern State, and was a backup quarterback to Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.
 
September 22, 2014 4:53 PM (GMT) - Ted said:
 
Hi Jan. Would you and Anna be interested in being a guest of the Chiller Theatre Convention? Come out, be treated like the star you are, make some money and have a good time. You can check us out on the website www.chillertheatre.com
Thanks!
 
September 25, 2014 11:04 AM (GMT) - Elise C. said:
 
Jan, I am laying in bed this morning watching you "Airwolf". I believe you may have known my half brother, Gene Silvani who lived and worked in Hollywood... My sister-in-law ( Cynthia Blake) was also a makeup artist and is married to my brother Paul Palazzo. Ernest Borgnine was a surrogate grandfather to my niece and nephew Lucia and Dominick, and his daughter Nancy (I believe) is their god mother. I mention all these names to you in hopes you recognize some of the names and it brings a smile to your face. I wish you and your wife well. If you have any questions, you can reach me at elisechur8@hotmail.com.
 
September 25, 2014 1:23 PM (GMT) - Joyce and Larry Brackins said:
 
He was a very good actor he will be missed ,we get to watch him in airwolf he was great and he seems shy to.
 
September 26, 2014 9:32 PM (GMT) - Bruce Lennon said:
 
Jan, it's your old limo driver yea that's right...the guy who got you out of that snake pit so many years ago. Well hope things are good! Still living at the beach...hope to see you again my old friend. Best wishes to you alway's! God bless you Jan...
 
September 27, 2014 9:36 PM (GMT) - ryan said:
 
i just wanna say airwolf was the best show ever on tv with jan in i still watch even today my nephews adore the series also hope all the best to everyone that was on the show including jmv
 
October 2, 2014 6:47 PM (GMT) - doc said:
 
Just a note of thanks to JMV for all the rides you gave me to the beach from Encino to Malibu.
That was 47 years ago.
God bless my friend.
All the best, B
 
October 3, 2014 12:31 AM (GMT) - Anne said:
 
Hello Jan and Anna. Hope you are doing great. Please give Jan-Micheal a big hug from me. Take care. And lots of love. Hugs. Annelize. Xxx
 
October 3, 2014 10:03 PM (GMT) - JJB said:
 
I enjoy your work in flims. You are terrific ctor
 
October 5, 2014 1:36 AM (GMT) - terri said:
 
I just watched an episode of Bonanza. Yeah Bonanza, that's where I remember Jan Michael Vincent. You have a big fan base...We love you.
 
October 7, 2014 2:11 AM (GMT) - LindaG said:
 
Anna and Jan, I am so sorry you have had stalkers and paparazzi. It isn't right. No one has the right to intrude or harass. I hope you are both as well as can be expected, My husband and I are in our 60s ourselves. Re-watching Airwolf on Netflix.
God bless you both with happiness and peace.
 
October 7, 2014 2:11 AM (GMT) - LindaG said:
 
Anna and Jan, I am so sorry you have had stalkers and paparazzi. It isn't right. No one has the right to intrude or harass. I hope you are both as well as can be expected, My husband and I are in our 60s ourselves. Re-watching Airwolf on Netflix.
God bless you both with happiness and peace.
 
October 9, 2014 1:26 AM (GMT) - Naomi said:
 
Oh my gosh, I found you!! Jan Michael, I fell in LOVE with you at 13 yrs. old, watching "The worlds greatest athlete. I believe I saw just about every movie you have been in, and their ALL great! I have not seen anyone talk about your movie "sandcastles". God I love that one! Buster and Billie too! Wish TV would run it once in awhile! I hope you and Anna are doing well. Just reading her letters makes me feel warm. She sounds like a wonderful person, (lucky too), and I hope the two of you will have many many more years of happiness. I know this sounds crazy, but I would SO LOVE a signed pic of you, and Anna being in the pic would be nice too! Ive loved you for soooo long! Thanks, Naomi nmhkjl@yahoo
 
October 18, 2014 4:21 PM (GMT) - Jeannie said:
 
I'm still a fan of air wolf after all these years and still watch it all the time. One of my favorite movies is Big Wednesday. Best of luck.
 
 
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