Majors became a frequent guest on variety series during the late 70s before trying his hand at another series, “The Fall Guy” (ABC, 1981-85), in which he portrayed a stuntman who also worked as a bounty hunter. He not helped as the show’s executive producer but also performed the theme song. After a recurring role on the Vietnam drama series “Tour of Duty” (CBS, 1990), Majors returned to regular work with the short-lived CBS drama “Raven” (1992), as a CIA operative turned private eye.
Since the late 60s, Majors has also located employment in TV longforms. His debut was as a returning soldier who returns to find his wife remarried in one of the very first TV-movie to focus on Vietnam veterans in “The Ballad of Andy Crocker” (ABC, 1969). He was a kidnapper holding nuns hostage in “Weekend of Terror” (ABC, 1970) and acquitted himself in the title role as “Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident” (NBC, 1976). Majors again was a Vietnam veteran, this time assisting in the rehabilitation of his injured friend (James Stacy), in “Just a Little Inconvenience” (NBC, 1977) and assumed the role Will Kane, (originated by Gary Cooper) in the 1980 CBS TV-movie “High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane”. In addition to his numerous reprisals as “The Six Million Dollar Man” in longforms, far more recently he was among those searching for missing gold in “The Lost Treasure of Dos Santos” (The Family Channel, 1997).
On the big screen, the actor made his feature debut, billed under his real name of Lee Yeary in “Straight-Jacket” (1964) and his subsequent work has been sporadic. He co-starred as a thug stalking Charlton Heston in “Will Penny” (1968) and also appeared in “The Liberation of L.B. Jones” (1970) as well as numerous low-budget action films in the 80s.
His marriage to actress Farrah Fawcett in the 70s, then at the height of her popularity as one of “Charlie’s Angels”, made them one of Hollywood’s most watched couples until their 1981 divorce.
|Date of Birth||23 April 1939|
|Place of Birth||Wyandotte, Michigan, USA|