Topping the list of former superstars with Little by little we run into a certain Jan Michael Vincent who had the taste of the early 1970s. Jan starred in several popular films that made him a household name in the American entertainment industry, but he was catapulted to superstardom with his roles in Airwolf, and Big Wednesday The acclaimed American actor even had some prestigious nominations which include; Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.
It turns out that the superstar with The Law, hard drugs and alcohol got his acting career rolling and brought his advancement in the entertainment industry to a sudden halt. Additionally, his tragic road mishaps deprived him of his vocal cords, and as a result of an amputated leg caused by infection, he was left in seclusion at his Redwood City Ranch in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Background information on Jan Michael Vincent
The American actor was born to Lloyd and DorisVincent in Denver, Colorado, in the United States of America on July 15, 1944. Jan Michael Vincent grew up with his only sibling Christopher Vincent, but during his formative years his family moved to Hanford, California, where he and his brother Christopher spent a better part of their youth.
Received his early education at Hanford Elementary School, he also enrolled in high school, graduating in 1963. After graduating from high school, Jan attended Ventura College in North Carolina, where he majored in acting. The boy was about to complete a stint in the National Guard when a talent scout caught his eye. He then recognized his innate talent in entertainment and embarked on an acting career.
He made his acting debut on the set of the film entitled The Bandits , where he was portrayed as Brown in 1960. A brief succession in television production roles followed. He was present in productions such as; The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, The Survivors, Lassiel and Goldmine His emergence as a young talent in the 1970s secured him some good roles in some high profile TV series and films.
Jan’s undoing was his obsession with hard drugs and alcohol, and there were also numerous times he got into trouble with the law, which saw him spend weeks in prison. Driving under the influence of intoxicating substances led to traffic accidents several times. He also lost use of his vocal cords and could only make raspy sounds when trying to communicate. In fact, Jan defied the predictions of medicine, which had already declared his case hopeless, and survived all the accidents.
Jan Michael Vincent has a record three marriages in his lifetime. His first attempt at marriage was to Bonnie Poorman, whom he married in 1968. Although they called it quits in 1977, they share a daughter named Amber Vincent, who is the only offspring of this relationship. Jan’s second marriage to Joanna Robinson can only be described as tumultuous. They were arrested in marriage in 1986 and divorced in 1999, but prior to their divorce, Joanna was already seeking a restraining order against Jan, alleging that she suffered a lot of physical abuse at his hands. Jan married his last wife Patricia Ann in 2000 and they remained together until his death.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Fans have always wondered about the net worth of Jan Michael Vincent, one of the highest paid actors of the 1970s. Due to the fact that his career has stalled, Jan’s net worth has dwindled significantly over the years, especially since his fatal accident. His obsessions with alcohol and drugs didn’t help at all, and a series of troubles with the law helped diminish the figures of his otherwise affluent wealth.
His most recently checked net worth was tied to aSome trusted sources puts it at just $200,000, and it’s very unlikely to see any growth given that the guy is not only retired from his acting career, but is also dead. He even had a $70,000 tax debt to pay to the authorities.
Although his death was on March 8th, 2019, Jan Michael Vincent actually passed away in February 2019, exactly on March 10th. Surprisingly, his cause of death has nothing to do with his dangerous life – abuse of hard substances and accidents. Instead, the former movie star died at the age of 73 as a result of cardiac arrest. He was hospitalized at the Mission Hospital Memorial Campus