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Jeff Fahey

Fahey in 2004
Born November 29, 1952 (1952-11-29) (age 57)
Olean, New York, USA
Occupation Film, television actor

Jeffrey David "Jeff" Fahey (born November 29, 1952) is an American film and television actor.


Early life

Fahey was born in Olean, New York, the sixth of thirteen siblings in an Irish American family.[1] He was raised in Buffalo, New York from the age of ten and attended Father Baker's High School there. Fahey left home at the age of seventeen, subsequently hitchhiking to Alaska backpacking through Europe and working on an Israeli kibbutz.[2]



Fahey started performing when he won a full scholarship to dance with the Joffrey Ballet at the age of 25.[1] He performed in theaters across the United States and on Broadway. He landed his first major role in television playing Gary Corelli on the soap opera One Life to Live.

In 1985, he received his first major role in film, playing "Tyree" in Silverado. In 1986, he played gun dealer "Eddie Kaye" in Miami Vice; his character destroyed the Ferrari the lead characters drove. In 1986, he starred in Psycho III as Duane Duke, a money desperate guitarist. He played "Thorold Stone" in the film Revelation. Fahey later starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in The Lawnmower Man.

In 1990 he starred alongside Marisa Tomei in Parker Kane and Clint Eastwood in the Eastwood directed White Hunter, Black Heart. In 1995 he starred as "Winston McBride" on ABC's The Marshal. He appeared in a fake trailer for a film called Machete in Grindhouse, which Robert Rodriguez intends to make as a feature length film, although it was only created as a fake trailer.[citation needed] He also appeared in the Rodriguez film Planet Terror. In 2007 he appeared in Messages with Bruce Payne.

Fahey appeared as daredevil "Dutch the Clutch" in an episode of Psych in the beginning of the third season of the show.

Fahey played recurring character Frank Lapidus, the helicopter pilot of the research team sent to the island, in the fourth, fifth and as a regular character for the sixth season of Lost.[3]

Humanitarian efforts

In 2006 and 2007, Fahey spent time in Afghanistan seeking to use his talent and expertise to assist the newly-established American University of Afghanistan and to launch a project to assist orphans in Kabul.[2]

Fahey's recent humanitarian work has revolved around the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, where he has been focusing on the subject of warehousing, a practice in which the rights and mobility of refugees is restricted by a host country. Mr. Fahey's work has specifically addressed the subject of warehoused Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.[3]


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