Hunky actor and star in the first three seasons of the television shows “Airwolf” Jan Michael Vincent died February 10, 2019 at the age of 74 as a result of natural causes in Asheville, North Carolina. While the death certificate lists 1945 as his birth year, numerous sources list 1944 as the year Vincent was born.
A hit on the screen, Vincent struggled in his personal life with addiction issues that included run ins with the law and a broken neck from an automobile accident.
While best known for his role as Stringfellow Hawke in “Airwolf” and as the young killer for hire protégé of Charles Bronson in “The Mechanic”, Vincent appeared in over 80 film and television productions including his 1967 debut in “The Hardy Boys: Mystery of the Chinese Junk”, “Lassie”, “Bonanza”, “The Survivors”, “Gunsmoke”, “Marcus Welby, M.D.”, “White Line Fever”, “Shadow of the Hawk”, “Hooper”, “The Winds of War”, “Nash Bridges”, and his final role in 2002 “White Boy”.
He was born July 15, 1944 in Denver, Colorado the son of a billboard company owner but moved to California in his teens. Vincent was serving in the National Guard when he was “discovered” by a talent scout.
When not acting, Vincent loved surfing and sailing.
Survivors include his third wife Patricia abd daughter Amber.