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Jeff Fahey

Jeff Fahey studied at the Gratowski experimental theatre and the Studio Arena in Buffalo, New York. He starred in the Broadway revivals of Brigadoon, Oklahoma, and West Side Story, before moving on to a successful career in film and television. Fahey received his feature film break when he was offered the role of Tyree in Lawrence Kasdan's Silverado starring opposite Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehey, Kevin Klein, and Danny Glover. Fahey then appeared in a string of successful films, including an acclaimed performance in Clint Eastwood's White Hunter, Black Heart, followed by a successful run on the stage in London in the Steppenwolf Theatre Companies production of Orphans starring opposite Albert Finney and Kevin Anderson.

In 1994, Fahey was offered the opportunity to star in the television series, The Marshal, produced by his close friend and acting colleague, Don Johnson. Fahey has brought his passion for film to the other side of the camera as a producer on the films Close Call, Choosing atthais, Extra Marital, The Underground and The Sweeper.

Fahey has been involved in world causes for a number of years with a focus on issues in conflict and post-conflict regions. He commuted back and forth from Afghanistan to Hawaii where he became a series regular on Lost, as the intrepid pilot Frank Lapidus. Fahey has recently been named Global Ambassador for the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. This appointment by USCRI comes after years of service in the conflict and post conflict regions of the world and is recognition for all of Fahey's efforts and successes on behalf of the oppressed in these regions.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Jeff Fahey Facts

BirthdayNovember 29, 1952 (71)
BirthplaceOlean, New York, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Jeff Fahey compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Grindhouse: Planet Terror
The Last Light
The Sacred
Serpent's Lair
Wyatt Earp
The Lawnmower Man
Small Time
Execution of Raymond Graham
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