Clifton Davis with his "mama" Theresa Merritt in the ABC series That's My Mama. You might best remember Greg from the satirical soap opera television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, that aired daily in syndication. He was an actor and writer, known for Garden State (2004), Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981) and Kaz (1978). He continued working right up to his death in 1988 at the age of 47 from lung cancer. He is an actor and director, known for The Waltons (1972), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and It (1990). Glory Miller (author) from USA on March 01, 2020: David is listed on the 1970s Male Teen Idols. He was married to Jessica Walter and Linda Lavin. His character in the film was an extremely violent villain. Burt Reynolds was a heart throb back in the late 70's til 80's and really was the essence of the 70's macho man complete with extremely hairy chest, big moustache and medallion. Universal which produced the two hour television movie for Buck Rogers, felt that it would do well at the box office and released it as a feature film. He wanted to be a movie star because he wanted to perform and it seemed to be a glamorous life. A decorated war veteran who decided to give acting a try when his tour of duty ended. When Joe Don Baker stopped playing legendary the law man in the Walking Tallmovie franchise, Bo was chosen to take over the role which eventually led to a short lived 80's TV series of the same name. Steve Kanaly was born on March 14, 1946 in Burbank, California, USA as Steven Francis Kanaly. Davis would continue to do appearances on television and low budge films and he regularly attends fan conventions for both Alias Smith and Jones and Dark Shadows. Michael then went on to record several albums but none produced any songs that matched his first hit. He then went on to appear in The Impossible Years in 1965 and he created the role of Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret (1966). Davis admitted to coming to dislike the song as it was played so often on the radio. Work wasn't fast in coming, so he worked for the next decade or so as a toolmaker. He later studied psychology at Columbia University under the ... Dennis Weaver first became familiar to television audiences as Matt Dillon's deputy Chester Goode in Gunsmoke (1955). That was the beginning of a new love affair, he never used his degree in philosophy, and even gave up his plans on opening an insurance agency to become an actor. So, television seemed the next best thing and he got his first taste of fame in the 1966 TV series F-Troop as Captain Parmenter. He became regional manager of a large chemical company, ... Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. He would also play for 5 episodes Congressman Walter McCallum on the series, SOAP and his most steady work in the 70's was on the series, Project UFO, as Captain Ben Ryan which ran on NBC from 1978-79. In the middle 70's he turned his attention to acting, getting parts in shows like The Love Boat, Wonder Woman and as gay football played, Dennis Phillips, who was involved with Billy Crystal's character, Jodie Dallas on SOAP, a role that lasted for two years. Below are my top 20 Detective shows of the 70s and 80s. Thomas Mark Harmon was born on September 2, 1951, in Burbank, California, to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress and artist Elyse Knox (née Kornbrath). Ken then went onto make guest appearances in many of the 70's most popular shows like Ellery Queen, Medical Center, Fantasy Island and more as well as doing a fine turn in the classic big screen Disney comedy film Herbie Rides Again in 1974. Throwback Thursday: 11 Hot Male Celebs In The ‘70s - Fame10 He was ... Lee Majors was born on April 23, 1939 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA as Harvey Lee Yeary. Haynes, a licensed pilot, started a program called Education Through Aviation in 1972 as a way to help potential drop outs renew their interest in education. He graduated and then went to the University of Wyoming and studied pre-med and then transferred to Cal State University Northridge in Southern California. He was determined to make a career in acting without any help from his brother. They have four children. Handsome Christopher made a name for himself when he worked on the 1960s TV series Peyton Place as Norman Harrington. (1979). He is an actor and producer, known for Starsky and Hutch (1975), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Starsky & Hutch (2004). He was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean. In 1978, at a retreat on Santa Catalina Island, he operated the John Davidson's Singers Summer Camp for those wishing to pursue a singing career. His big break came when he replaced Sydney Chaplin in the Broadway show Bells Are Ringing. The 1960s and 1970s were some of the most colorful and pivotal years for American television programming. He starred in the classic television series Hawaii Five-0 from 1968 to 1980. Foley was very popular with female viewers as he was the complete opposite of popular cops of the day like Kojak. He is known for his work on The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), Scrooged (1988) and The Fall Guy (1981). He was pursued by highway patrolmen determined to stop him and his was helped on his journey by blind DJ named Super Soul played by Clevon Little. You might remember Bruce's part, as his character lay dying he warns Goldie the "dwarf...beware the dwarf". Ken then moved onto The Andy Griffith Show in 1968, joining that series in it's 8th year. Born in New Jersey, the young Mickey Gubitosi won a role in MGM's Our Gang series at the age of 5. In 1935 he and his sister went to Hollywood, where they were signed for the first of MGM's Eleanor Powell movies, Broadway ... Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). Once the series ended he continued to work into the 70's making guest appearances on many of the 70's most popular shows like, Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Marcus Welby, M.D. His career started as a bit of a lark, while in college, a friend at a party, dared him to to audition for a role in an off Broadway play. He returned to TV in the series The Fall Guy which ran from 1981 to 86. Harmon played college football and found success as one of TV's hunkiest actors. He was married to Cheryl Paris, Ava Ruth Fox and Judith Peters Launt. Once the series ended, Sam went on to do many more guest appearances in shows like TJ Hooker, Fantasy Island, The Dukes of Hazzard, Airwolf and more. A bit of trivia for you. In the 80's, he admitted to having a compulsive eating problem and he joined Over Eater's Anonymous. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. As the first black actor to win for a leading role, Poitier won an Academy Award for his role in “Lilies of the Field” in 1963. Winter admitted to seeing a UFO in real life in 1956 when he was a radar technician aboard a C47 that was flying over Mississippi. He co-hosted with Cathy Lee Crosby and Fran Tarkenton, That's Incredible, that ran on ABC from March 1980 to April 1984. Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Thomas Mark Harmon was born on September 2, 1951, in Burbank, California, to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress and artist Elyse Knox (née Kornbrath). In 1969, Bill would take on the role of Tom Corbett in the series, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, which ran from 1969 to 72 and then in 1973, he took on the role of The Magician (he trained as a magician to make the scenes more realistic) a show that lasted for one season. Producers balked at paying Douglas a huge raise and worried about his falling TV ratings. See more ideas about actors, movie stars, actors & actresses. Publicity photo of Ed for his role in Project UFO. Apr 29, 2019 - Explore Sue Koranda's board "Male actors of the 1960s" on Pinterest. The second series Monte starred in was the fourteen episode Mr. Handsome Robert Hooks has worked in over 100 roles on stage and TV. Youngest of 2 children, and only son born to Terrence and Marie Duffy. NBC publicity photo of Vincent for The Eddie Capra Mysteries. He was only 22 years old and had been driving a Volkswagen. The series ran for one season beginning on September 8, 1978 and ending on January 5, 1979 with 12 episodes. They figured a younger and more attractive host would be the answer. In 1967, he won the role of Ken Carpenter on the series The Second Hundred Years. He was previously married to Karen Velez, Farrah... Paul Michael Glaser was born on March 25, 1943 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Paul Manfred Glaser. He was previously married to Jan ... Robert Conrad was a graduate of Northwestern University, spending his first few years out of school supporting himself and his family by driving a milk truck and singing in a Chicago cabaret. In order to heal and to find some meaning in his life, he becomes a drifter, riding from place to place on his Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle (which once belonged to his late friend, Nick) seeking to experience life and to share what he learns with others. Poitier’s box-office success helped to enhance acting opportunities for all black actors. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. In the mid 70s, Clifton starred in the comedy series That's My Mama as barber Clifton Curtis, a young single man who took over his father's barber shop business and who still lived with his mother. He played Tom Hartman, the cheating spouse of Mary Hartman played by Louise Lasser. He did comedy scenes on a... Robert Walden plays Fran Drescher's father Glen in TV Land's original sitcom Happily Divorced (2011).Walden's acting credits include hits in both television and film, such as the smash series Lou Grant (1977) (for which he received three Emmy® nominations), the show Brothers (1984) (two CableACE ... Ken Kercheval was born on July 15, 1935 in Wolcottville, Indiana, USA as Kenneth Marine Kercheval. Once the series ended, Bill added a number of directing credits to his resume working on episodes of TV shows like Sledgehammer and Blossom. James would make a number of films in the 1960s, like Move Over Darling, The Americanization of Emily,and Support Your Local Sheriff to name a few. We looked at the popularity of each actor… Moreover, unlike most minority actors... Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. Lyle passed away March 17, 2020 at age 84. Monte played Longfellow Deeds a role that Gary Cooper had played in the movie version in 1936. A Canadian actor whose career really began in the 1930s when he joined Montreal's Negro Theater Guild. Sadly, Sam passed way March 9, 1989 at the age of 53 from heart failure. All these guys couldn't touch his complete package. He had the role of Moses "Moze" Pray, in the TV series Paper Moon based on the big screen movie of the same name. He was only 52 years old. and more. The series lasted less for 13 episodes before being canceled. Davis admitted to feeling very guilty at first because he viewed this break as being because of "something good happening to me as a result of a friend's death." It lasted for thirteen episodes. Haynes is probably best remembered for his work on the Emmy award winning series, Room 222 which aired on ABC from 1969 to 1974. A page this size can not list every 70s TV actor who fits into this category, and I am sure I have missed quite a few, so please don't be offended if your favorite isn't listed. '70s TV characters. This page lists but a few of the 1970s most handsome television actors who were busy working on weekly series of their own or busy making guest star appearances on popular shows of the time period. He was a member of an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and ... 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