Now here's a classic you guys probably all remember! Taxi was a sitcom that aired on NBC and ran from 1978 until 1983. The show won a grand total of 18 Emmy Awards, including 3 for Outstanding Comedy Series. The series mainly revolved around the everyday lives of taxi drivers in New Yorks focusing a lot on the drivers themselves and their abusive dispatcher. We can tell you one thing though: a lot of these stars moved on to have glorious careers in acting!
"Bobby Wheeler" is an optimistically naive, struggling actor whose occasional flamboyance leads to constant ridicule from "Louie". He does actually get on a soap opera called "Boise" during the show's lifecycle, but is quickly replaced.
Jeff Conaway left the show after the end of season 3, but continued to make guest appearances on the show throughout season 4. What followed for Conaway after his run on Taxi was several different cameos and guest roles on shows like Murder, She Wrote, George & Leo and Barnaby Jones. He also guest starred in movies like Jawbreaker, Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark and Do You Wanna Know A Secret?. Sadly, due to a wide array of health problems from drug use, Jeff Conaway passed away on May 26, 2011 after his family decided to take him off of life support.
"Reverend Jim Ignatowski" was a wash-up character from the hit show Taxi. who lives in his own little world. He was once in a very intelligent student attending Harvard University, but after getting hooked on his first drug related encounter, life took a downward spiral for him which led him to his position in the series...
Christopher Lloyd actually won an Emmy for his supporting role in Taxi as well as a Drama Desk Award and a Obie award for his role in Kaspar. He moved on to star in other major productions such as Back To The Future, Twenty Bucks, Cyberchase, I Am Not A Serial Killer and King's Quest Chapter V: The Good Knight. He currently lives alone in Montecito, California and had two movies come out in 2018, Boundaries and The Sound.
"Latka Gravas" is an immigrant from some strange foreign country. He works as a mechanic fixing taxis for the company. "Latka" is often shown speaking some foreign language, which is mostly gibberish. His character is based on one of Andy Kaufman's characters "Foreign Man".
Andy Kaufman had already had a extensive comedy career before his role in Taxi. After his role ended, he moved on to star in several different sketch comedy shows like Saturday Night Live and the rest is history. Andy Kaufman sadly passed away on May 16, 1984 at the age of 35 due to a rare form of lung cancer. His legacy lives on in the movie The Man On The Moon, in which he was played by Jim Carrey.
"Tony Banta" is an unsuccessful, slow witted boxer. At some point during the series, he gets his boxing license taken away for being knocked out too often.
Tony Danza was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best supporting actor for his performance in Taxi. He moved on to star in the hit series Who's The Boss, Baby Talk, The Tony Danza Show, Family Law and The Practice.
"Elaine Nardo" is a divorced mother of two who is struggling to make ends meet while pursuing a career in fine art.
Marilu Henner moved on to star in other shows such as Evening Shade, Batman: The Animated Series and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Her most recent role was in the movie Imperfections which was released back in 2016. Henner is currently married to Michael Brown with whom she has 2 children.
"Louie De Palma" is the main antagonist of the series who works as a dispatcher for the taxi company. He is always seen in his cage at the garage whilst comically abusing his fellow co-workers.
Danny DeVito moved on to have a very successful career in show business starring in movies like Ruthless People, Batman Returns, Matilda, L.A. Confidential, Get Shorty and many many more. Danny is no stranger to the occasional award or two having won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe throughout his career. DeVito has been married to his wife Rhea Perlman since 1982 and the two currently have 3 children.
"Alex Reiger" is the main protagonist of the sitcom being portrayed as the person everybody comes to for advice. He used to have a big office job but was fired due to his refusal to follow the company's direction. Shortly after, he was divorced by his wife who decided to take full custody of his daughter.
Judd Hirsch was already a pretty well known actor before his role in Taxi. After the show came to an end, Hirsch was able to star in the hit series Dear John from 1988 until 1992. Other series he starred in were George & Leo, Numb3rs, Damages, Forever and, most recently, in Superior Donuts. Judd Hirsch is currently single and has two children from a previous marriage.