Nov. 29th, 1952
Olean, New York, USA
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Jeff Fahey (born November 29, 1952) in Olean, New York. Fahey was raised in Buffalo as one of 13 children in an Irish-American family and moved when he was 10, where he attended Father Baker's High School.
After graduation in 1972, he traveled around the world doing odd jobs. He was a crewman on a fishing boat, drove an ambulance in Germany, lived on a Kibbutz in Israel and spent some time in India. He then returned to Buffalo and joined the Studio Arena Theatre. From there Fahey went to New York City where he studied with Myra Rastova, began doing off Broadway theatre and television soap operas.
Fahey started a production company and produced off-Broadway shows out of the Raft Theatre on Theatre Row. Fahey first gained attention as a motion picture actor in Lawrence Kasden's Silverado in which he played Brian Dennehy's deputy Tyree, a cold blooded killer with a thirst for vengeance. Fahey starred in the acclaimed live television play The Execution of Raymond Graham and the TNT mini-series 444 Days. He starred for over 2 years in the daytime serial One Life To Live. He appeared in the Broadway revival of Brigadoon, toured with Oklahoma, performed in Paris in West Side Story, and in London in Orphans with Albert Finney.
- Was once a vacuum cleaner salesman, encyclopedia salesman, and a trainer in a health club.
- Danced with the Joffrey ballet for three years.
- Spent time trekking through the Himalayas and Afghanistan in his younger years while traveling around the world.
- He is one of 13 children.
- He owns his own production company under the banner Tyree Productions, which he is partners in with his 5 brothers.
- He joined the cast of _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv) in 2008 and is working with two former co-stars, 'Josh Holloway' (qv), with whom he worked in _Cold Heart (2001)_ (qv), and 'Naveen Andrews' (qv), with whom he worked in _Grindhouse (2007)_ (qv).
- Often travels to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he has been supporting an orphanage for several years.
- He is a partner in a construction company and a film grips group called "Black Sheep Grips."