Jeff Conway was born in 1950, and became a household name in the 1970s with his portrayal in Taxi, where he won a Golden Globe Award. He left the series after the third series due in part to his drug problem.
He also appeared in Happy Days, Barnaby Jones,Mary Tyler Moore Show and Kojak. He later appeared in several series of Babylon 5 in the 90's.
Taxi won 18 Emmy Awards during the run.
In films he became a huge start in the film Grease and Pete's Dragon
Jeff died in May 2011 after his falling into a coma. His family decided there was no hope and his life support system was turned off.