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Jeffrey David "Jeff" Fahey
Jeff Fahey
Jeff Fahey
Character(s) Frank Lapidus
Date of Birth November 29, 1952 (age 67)
Origin Olean, NY, USA
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Jeffrey David "Jeff" Fahey plays Frank Lapidus.


  • Appeared in the episode "When Irish Eyes are Crying" in the third season of the hit TV-series Miami Vice as an arms dealer who blows up Crockett's memorable Ferrari.
  • In 2007 we could see Fahey in the blockbuster movie Planet Terror as the charismatic restaurant owner J.T. The film also featured Naveen Andrews and was released in a double-bill as Grindhouse with the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof, which featured fellow Season 4 newcomer Zoë Bell.
  • He also appears along with Cheech Marin in the Grindhouse's fake trailer of Machete. The Trailer later was expanded to a feature film (In which Michelle Rodriguez also appears), and is intended to be released on September 3, 2010.
  • Fahey starred in Psycho III alongside "Other" Diana Scarwid.
  • He's been an active actor for 26 years, and appeared in a number of TV-series; One Life to Live, Aventures dans le Grand Nord, The Marshal and Nash Bridges, which was created by Carlton Cuse.
  • His credits include over 70 films, mostly action.
  • When not busy acting, he travels to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he has been supporting an orphange for several years.


Jeff Fahey as Eddie Kaye in "Miami Vice".

Feature films

  • Lawnmowerman
  • Grindhouse: Planet Terror
  • Machete


  • Miami Vice , as Eddie Kaye,
  • CSI: Miami
  • Revolution

Media appearances

  • February 12, 2008 - E! Online [1]


  • Fahey has been an active ballet dancer. [2]
  • He has 12 brothers and sisters. [3]

Lost-related trivia

  • Among his most prominent film roles is the title character in the cult film The Lawnmower Man which starred Pierce Brosnan. In it, Fahey plays a mentally handicapped landscaper named Jobe. Jobe acquires superior intelligence and becomes megalomaniac after a researcher (Brosnan) uses him as a test case for experiments with virtual reality. The research project is directed by a mysterious agency called The Shop. The movie, Hollywood's first ever treatment of virtual reality, was purportedly based on a Stephen King story, although King successfully sued to have his name removed from the film.

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