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  1. Actor Born October 5, 1950 Age: 57 •Started acting at the age of two. Featured in theater and film productions of Grease, and television shows Taxi and Babylon 5. •Was once a rock musician as well. He performs a music act called 'Vikki & Kenickie' with girlfriend Vikki Lizzi (CD available via their myspace page). •Divorced twice -- Keri Conaway (dates unknown) & Rona Newton-John (1980-1985; Olivia Newton-John's sister). •Well-documented abuse history of......  Read Full Bio »

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  1. Actor
    Born October 5, 1950
    Age: 57

    •Started acting at the age of two. Featured in theater and film productions of Grease, and television shows Taxi and Babylon 5.
    •Was once a rock musician as well. He performs a music act called 'Vikki & Kenickie' with girlfriend Vikki Lizzi (CD available via their myspace page).
    •Divorced twice -- Keri Conaway (dates unknown) & Rona Newton-John (1980-1985; Olivia Newton-John's sister).
    •Well-documented abuse history of alcohol, cocaine and prescription drugs for over 40 years, off and on.
    •Victim of sexual abuse as a young boy. Also a victim of torture at the hands of neighborhood boys in his youth.
    •Attributes his substance abuse to a traumatic childhood and chronic pain caused by a back injury, but the pain lingers because of his years of addiction, causing a vicious cycle.
    •No biological children, but is a stepfather to Emerson Newton-John. Is also supposedly somehow a grandfather (most likely a 'step-grandfather' to Emerson's children).
    •Has dabbled with Scientology in his attempts to beat addiction and is currently supported in his attempts at recovery by John Travolta and other famous Scientologists.
    •Was featured on Celebrity Fit Club and season one of Celebrity Rehab. During the first season however, Jeff left early due to a back surgery that would inevitably lead him back to using prescription drugs.
    •No recent arrests but was convicted of a DUI in 1990 for sideswiping a bicycle rider in Santa Monica.
    •He has been to several rehabilitation programs over the years but his biggest problems seem to be overcoming his tragic childhood and learning to deal with his chronic back pain in a way that doesn't involve abusing drugs or alcohol.
    •His recovery may also be contingent on the cooperation and sobriety of Vikki, who often plays the role of enabler.
    •Recently Vikki and Jeff have been involved in an altercation at home where Vikki allegedly kicked Jeff in the back five times. Both were high on cocaine at the time.

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