Lee Majors
American actor
Lee Majors
Lee Majors is an American television, film and voice actor, best known for his roles as Heath Barkley in the TV series The Big Valley (1965 - 1969), as Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978) and as Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy (1981–1986). He is also known as Owen Marshall's law partner/friend, Jess Brandon, in the 1971–1974 series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law.
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Lee Majors explains why he took on 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' role
Fox News - 5 months
"I’ve never done a show with blood and guts and chain-sawing people," Lee Majors told FOX411.
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'Human': Cop show, the JJ Abrams way - USA TODAY
Google News - over 3 years
Philly.com 'Human': Cop show, the JJ Abrams way USA TODAY J.J. Abrams grew up a Steve Austin fan. Like many children of the 1970s, he was wowed by The Six Million Dollar Man and its hero, played by Lee Majors, who wasn't completely human. (Though Abrams is the first to admit that, in retrospect, Man is more than ... Your first 'Almost Human' crazy theory: Karl Urban is actually a robotEntertainment Weekly Review: 'Almost Human' Pilot Shows Great Mix Of Style And ActionStarpulse.com Almost Human, Fox US, premiere, reviewTelegraph.co.uk CollegeNews -Cinema Blend -TV Guide all 216 news articles »
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A Show of Force at Dragon Con 2013 - Part 1 of 2
CNN - over 3 years
This year I attended my first-ever edition of Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, doing photography and fan interviews for FilmFetish.com and MyFantasyArt.com. I had some issues connecting to iReport using my mobile device, so I had to wait until I returned from the trip to post some images from the event. My first impression of Dragon Con was that attendees take their costumes very serious, resulting in some of the best examples of handmade Cosplay and cult film tribute outfits I've ever seen at a Con. Saturday's parade was like nothing you've ever see anywhere else, filled with homages to all your pop culture favorite movies and TV shows. My personal favorite was the Road Warrior tribute, complete with tied up prisoners on the front of the vehicle. All of the "floats" were outstanding, helping the crowd actively simmer into a genre boil. After everyone was worked up in the Atlanta heat, they rushed into one of the many hotels, which hosted a series of events, vendors, panels and gaming ...
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What’s the $6 Million Dollar Man worth today?
Fox News - over 3 years
In the popular TV show “The $6 Million Man,” Lee Majors plays former astronaut Steve Austin, whose broken body must be rebuilt with bionic implants following a crash. But today’s superman would cost far less, thanks to advances in science and technology.
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Patrick O'Connor: To (All) the Girls Who Rejected Me... an Ode to Suzy Lee Weiss
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I've been trying to come to terms with the Suzy Lee Weiss phenomenon that's crept into every college discussion I've had in the last two weeks. Fortunately, my quick-thinking colleague, Carl Ahlgren, is ahead of me on this issue, and offers this response. Carl is Director of College Counseling at The Gilman School, and offers this reflection, subtitled "If only I was more popular or better looking." Like me, millions of 40-something men, with prom season approaching, are looking back at our high school years, and asking themselves how they failed to get the most attractive, witty, and charming girls to date us. It's simple: For years, they -- we -- were lied to. Our mothers told us that we were really special, handsome and smart. They told us to "Just be yourself." That is great advice, as long as you are tall, confident, play three varsity sports and possess good hair and clear skin. Then by all means, be yourself! If you work at a funeral home part-time, and are fond ...
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'Raising Hope': Cloris Leachman Plays Her Own Mother
Popeater - almost 4 years
Things got wild in the second part of the one-hour "Raising Hope" finale, airing on a special night. For Mother's Day, Burt and Barney tracked down Maw Maw's mother, who was 104 years old and looked a bit like Gollum. Underneath the horrifying makeup, though, was Cloris Leachman herself. It turns out she was just as batty as her daughter, thinking she'd died 20 years before. When Burt brought her home as a surprise, the two women went at each other like kids brawling on the playground. Turns out they hadn't seen each other in 70 years over a quarter. The AV Club loved seeing two Cloris Leachmans going at it like that. When Maw Maw paid her mother back, all was forgiven -- and then shortly thereafter forgotten. It's a good thing Maw Maw couldn't remember her mother, as she subsequently went and died in the bathroom. According to Zap2It, it was Leachman's idea to take on the dual roles in the episode, and it certainly made for a memorable character -- for the rest of us. ...
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Your NCAA Tournament Guide
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
The NCAA tournament will not have a repeat champion for the sixth straight season. Kentucky made sure of that by failing to make the field of 68. Beyond that, nothing's for certain in this year's version of March Madness after a season a parity that saw the top teams swap positions like it was a hoedown. The tournament got started Tuesday night with the play-in games: North Carolina A&T won its first NCAA game in 10 tries over sub-.500 Liberty and Saint Mary's pulled away from Saint Mary's. After two more First Four games Wednesday, the full madness starts on Thursday, when what's expected to be a wilder-than-usual bracket gets rolling. Here's a few things to look for as you get the snacks and drinks lined up around the couch: ___ TOP TEAMS Louisville: Coach Rick Pitino is one of the best minds in the game, Peyton Siva and Russ Smith are capable of taking over an ...
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Lee Majors says being married to Farrah Fawcett 'like Brad and Jennifer'
Fox News - almost 4 years
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Guess Who's Headed Back To 'How I Met Your Mother'?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Captain is on his way back to "How I Met Your Mother"! According to Vulture, Kyle MacLachlan's character -- known for having his marriage torn apart by Ted (Josh Radnor) in Season 6 -- will guest star on an episode of "How I Met Your Mother," with the details of his appearance being kept mostly under wraps. The episode will air on February 18. In other casting news... David Cassidy is swinging by "CSI." The "Partridge Family" alum will appear as Mr. Coe, described as a "veteran poker player who is desperately trying to hold on to his fading youth." [TV Guide] Ellie Kemper is reprising her role on "The Mindy Project." Kemper -- who appeared on a December episode of "The Mindy Project" -- is headed back to the freshman Fox comedy, according to series creator Mindy Kaling. "Kemper's back #TheMindyProject," Kaling tweeted. [Twitter] Ellen Muth will appear on "Hannibal." The "Dead Like Me" alum will play Georgia, with the details her of her character being ...
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Pentagon, Defense Industry Brace For Deep Military Spending Cuts
Fox News - about 4 years
With Washington so far unable to avert the looming fiscal crisis, the Pentagon and defense industry leaders are bracing for the possibility that $492 billion may be cut from the Defense Department's budget over the next decade. VIDEO: Military Could See Major Cuts Without Fiscal Deal Selling Excess Property Could Net Gov't Billions VIDEO: Growing Support for Federal Gov't to Sell Assets to Pay Down Debt
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Watch this trailer for the upcoming Seattle movie with Marshawn Lynch
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
In case you forgot, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a part in an upcoming movie. Finally, we’ve got a trailer to watch. The movie, “Matt’s Chance,” is from local production house Mirror Images and was shot in and around Seattle. Directed by Seattle’s Nicholas Gyeney, the film stars Edward Furlong, Gary Busey, Lee Majors and Margot Kidder. Oh, and Marshawn Lynch. In the dark comedy, Lynch plays a mob security guard — credited as a “massive goon” — and has just one line. In fact, that one line is included in the trailer. “I only have one line and, I mean, it’s been the toughest line,” Lynch told King [...]
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The Weekender: What's Happening in Nutley, Belleville and Beyond
Belleville Patch - over 4 years
Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Nutley, Belleville and neighboring towns.   To see all the events click on EVENTS on the home page.     BELLEVILLE WHAT:  Belleville Seniors Citizens Friday Club WHERE:  Senior Citizens Building, Belleville  WHEN: Friday 12:30 p.m. WHY GO: Belleville Seniors meet every Friday, with coffee, buns and bingo following.  New members are always welcome. WHAT:  Annointing Mass WHERE:  St. Peters Church , Belleville WHEN:  Saturday  11 a.m. to Noon WHY GO:  The Annointing Mass will be a bilingual and anyone can be anointed whose health is impaired.   Through this Sacrament we receive a special outpouring of God’s love, and this Sacrament can also bring about an improvement in our spiritual and physical well-being.   After the Mass, we will serve a light lunch in the Rectory.  WHAT: The Thrift Shop at Christ Church WHERE: New Life Body of Christ, 393 Washington Ave, Belleville WHEN: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHY GO ...
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Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 23, 2012
Braintree Patch - almost 5 years
Born on this day in history: William Shakespeare (approximate – 1564), child actress Shirley Temple (1928), musician Roy Orbison (1936), actor Lee Majors (1939) and comedian George Lopez (1961). 1. The Braintree School Committee meets at Flaherty Elementary School at 7 p.m. tonight. The agenda includes a draft five-year capital plan and a substance use/abuse survey. 2. Thayer Public Library has lots of activities and events today. For a full schedule, go to http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=THAYER. This includes a Trustees meeting at 7 p.m. in the Reading Room on the main level. 3. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church is hosting a Book Discussion tonight at 7:30 p.m. This meeting's book is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. 4. Braintree students are back to school today. 5. Golf, softball, baseball and more Braintree High School athletics today. For a full schedule, go to http://www.highschoolsports.net/school/Braintree-High-School-Braint ...
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Bass: City Chould See Major Progress in Next 4-8 Years
Chestnut Hill Patch - almost 5 years
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In Connecticut Vote, Death Penalty Critics Don’t See Major Shift
NYTimes - almost 5 years
As capital punishment erodes in the Northeast and other parts of the country, its status as a Southern phenomenon has intensified.
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Photos: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch on the set of a movie
Seattle Pi - almost 5 years
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was back in town this week to appear in a movie being filmed in Seattle. As we reported earlier, he’ll be featured along with actors Gary Busey, Edward Furlong, Lee Majors and Margot Kidder in a flick called “Matt’s Chance,” from local studio Mirror Images. Seattlepi.com photographer Joshua Trujillo headed to this week’s shooting location, the iMusic nightclub in Lower Queen Anne, to catch Lynch in action during his first acting gig. The photo gallery is below. In the dark comedy, Lynch plays a “mob security guard” — credited as a “massive goon” — and has just one line: “Relax.” “I only have one line [...]
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'Eyeborg' man films vision of future (w/ video) - PhysOrg.com
Google News - over 5 years
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Canadian filmmaker whose childhood hero was Lee Majors as a bionic man is making the most out of what he has done to compensate for having lost one eye by becoming Eyeborg Man. Rob Spence, who lost an eye in a childhood shooting
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lee Majors
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 76
    Lee Majors recently was cast in Season 2 of Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ as Brock Williams the dad of Ash Williams (Bruce Cambell) premiering October 2016.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, Majors had heart bypass surgery. In April 1983, Majors became part owner of the LA Express of the United States Football League. The song "Midnight Train to Georgia" was inspired by Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett. Songwriter Jim Weatherly phoned his friend Lee Majors one day, and the call was answered by Fawcett. Weatherly and Fawcett chatted briefly and she told him she was going to visit her mother and was taking "the midnight plane to Houston." Although Majors and Fawcett were both successful by that time, Weatherly used them as "characters" in his song about a failed actress who leaves Los Angeles, and is followed by her boyfriend who cannot live without her. Eventually the genders were swapped, the plane turned into a train, and Houston was changed to Georgia. The recording by Gladys Knight & The Pips went to Number One in 1973.
  • 2015
    Age 75
    In 2015, he appeared as J.D. in the faith-based drama Do You Believe? and the hip-hop dance-themed series Avengers of eXtreme Illusions.
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  • 2013
    Age 73
    On February 1, 2013, it was announced that Majors would appear in a two-episode guest spot in season two of TNT's Dallas as Ken Richards, an old flame of Sue Ellen's.
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  • 2011
    Age 71
    From 2011–2014 he appeared in three episodes of the Fox comedy Raising Hope, as Burt's father, Ralph.
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    In 2011, he appeared as "Rockwell" in Jerusalem Countdown.
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    He later reprised the role in a 2011 episode.
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  • 2010
    Age 70
    In April 2010, he appeared as the mentor of the series lead in "Christopher Chance", the 12th episode of Human Target.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he provided the voice of General Abernathy in G.I. Joe: Renegades.
    In March 2010, Majors played the crusty sailing instructor in the Community episode "Beginner Pottery".
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  • 2008
    Age 68
    Also in 2008, Majors played a member of the Minutemen (dedicated to preventing illegal border crossings) in season four of the Showtime series Weeds, where he recruits Kevin Nealon's character.
    More Details Hide Details Majors reprised his role (voice only) as Col. Steve Austin in the "Bionic Woman" segment of the Robot Chicken season four episode "Love, Maurice" (2009).
  • 2007
    Age 67
    Majors appeared in the role of God in "Jim Almighty" a 2007 episode of According to Jim.
    More Details Hide Details He would later return to the role in that show's 2009 series finale, "Heaven Opposed to Hell".
  • 2006
    Age 66
    Majors played Coach Ross on the CW Network's television series The Game, which ran from October 1, 2006 to May 20, 2009.
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  • 2002
    Age 62
    He voiced the character of "Big" Mitch Baker in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
    More Details Hide Details He played Jaret Reddick's disconnected father in Bowling For Soup's 2007 video, "When We Die." That same year, he played Grandpa Max in Ben 10: Race Against Time, and voiced a character on the APTN animated children's program Wapos Bay: The Series that was named "Steve from Austin". He also played a minor role in Stephen King's The Mist.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1990
    Age 50
    In 1990, he starred in the film Keaton's Cop, and had recurring roles in Tour of Duty and the short-lived 1992 series, Raven.
    More Details Hide Details He also had supporting roles in the films Trojan War (1997), Out Cold (2001), Big Fat Liar (2002), and The Brothers Solomon (2007).
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 48
    Majors also made cameo appearances in Circle of Two (1980) and as himself in the 1988 holiday comedy Scrooged.
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  • 1987
    Age 47
    Between 1987 and 1994, Majors and Lindsay Wagner reunited in three The Six Million Dollar Man/The Bionic Woman TV movies.
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  • 1981
    Age 41
    In 1981, Majors returned in another long-running television series.
    More Details Hide Details Producer Glen A. Larson (who had first worked with Majors on Alias Smith and Jones, where Majors had a one-episode part, and later on The Six Million Dollar Man) asked him to star in the pilot of The Fall Guy. Majors played Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter. Majors was also a producer and a director on the show, and even sang its theme song, the self-effacing "Unknown Stuntman." Majors also invited several longtime friends, Linda Evans, Peter Breck, Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson, to guest-star in various episodes. The series ran for five seasons until it was cancelled in 1986. His 1980s films include the made-for-TV sequel High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980), playing Gary Cooper's original role, the science fiction film The Last Chase (1981), and the disaster movie Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 37
    In 1977, with The Six Million Dollar Man still a hit series, Majors tried to renegotiate his contract with Universal Television.
    More Details Hide Details The studio in turn filed a lawsuit to force him to report to work due to stipulations within his existing contract that had not yet expired. It was rumored that Majors was holding out for more money, but his manager denied this: according to him, Majors was fighting to have his own production company, Fawcett Majors Productions, brought on as an independent producer in association with Universal in order to make the company viable. After Majors did not report to work that June, studio executives ultimately relented. However, ratings began to decline and The Six Million Dollar Man was cancelled in 1978 (as was The Bionic Woman). In November 2010, Time Life released a 40 DVD set featuring every episode and bonus features from the show. He also appeared in several films during the 1970s. The TV movie Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976, as Francis Gary Powers), the Viking film The Norseman (1978) co-starring Cornel Wilde, the horror thriller Killer Fish (1979), the action movie Steel (1979), opposite Jennifer O'Neill, and the political thriller Agency (1980), starring Robert Mitchum.
  • 1975
    Age 35
    Majors also made his directorial debut in 1975, on an episode called "One of Our Running Backs Is Missing" which co-starred professional football players such as Larry Csonka and Dick Butkus.
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  • 1973
    Age 33
    Majors' co-starring role on Owen Marshall led him to a starring role as Colonel Steve Austin, an ex-astronaut with bionic implants in The Six Million Dollar Man, a 1973 television movie broadcast on ABC.
    More Details Hide Details In 1974, the network decided to turn it into a weekly series. The series became an international success, being screened in over 70 countries, turning Majors into a pop icon.
  • 1971
    Age 31
    In 1971, he landed the role of Arthur Hill's partner, Jess Brandon, on Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, which garnered critical acclaim during its three seasons on ABC.
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  • 1970
    Age 30
    In 1970, Majors appeared in William Wyler's final movie The Liberation of L.B. Jones, and joined the cast of The Virginian for its last season.
    More Details Hide Details Majors was called a "blond Elvis Presley" because of his resemblance to Elvis during this period of his career.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 29
    When The Big Valley was cancelled in 1969, he signed a long-term contract with Universal Studios.
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  • 1968
    Age 28
    During the series, Majors co-starred in the 1968 Charlton Heston film Will Penny, for which he received an "Introducing" credit, and landed the lead role in The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969), a made-for-television film which was first broadcast by ABC.
    More Details Hide Details The film was one of the very first films to deal with the subject matter of Vietnam veterans "coming home". That same year, he was offered the chance to star in Midnight Cowboy (1969), but The Big Valley was renewed for another season and he was forced to decline the role (which later went to Jon Voight).
  • 1965
    Age 25
    After appearing in a 1965 episode of Gunsmoke, he starred as Howard White in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "The Monkey's Paw – A Retelling", based on the short story by W. W. Jacobs later the same year.
    More Details Hide Details Majors got his big break when he was chosen out of over 400 young actors, including Burt Reynolds, for the co-starring role of Heath Barkley in a new ABC western series, The Big Valley, which starred Barbara Stanwyck. Also starring on the show was another newcomer, Linda Evans, who played Heath's younger sister, Audra. Richard Long and Peter Breck played his brothers Jarrod and Nick, respectively. One of Heath's frequently used expressions during the series was "Boy howdy!" Big Valley was an immediate hit.
  • 1962
    Age 22
    Majors graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 1962 with a degree in History and Physical Education.
    More Details Hide Details After college, he received an offer to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals football team. Instead, he moved to Los Angeles and found work at the Los Angeles Park and Recreation Department as the Recreation Director for North Hollywood Park. In LA, Majors met many actors and industry professionals, including Dick Clayton, who had been James Dean's agent, and Clayton suggested he attend his acting school. After one year of acting school, Clayton felt that Majors was ready to start his career. At this time, he picked up the stage name Lee Majors as a tribute to childhood hero Johnny Majors who was a player and future coach for the University of Tennessee. Majors also studied at Estelle Harmon's acting school at MGM. At age 25, Majors landed his first, although uncredited, role in Strait-Jacket (1964), as Joan Crawford's ill-fated husband.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1959
    Age 19
    Majors transferred to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, in 1959.
    More Details Hide Details He played in his first game the following year, but suffered a severe back injury which left him paralyzed for two weeks, and ended his college football career. Following his injury, he turned his attention to acting and performed in plays at the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky.
  • 1957
    Age 17
    He participated in track and football at Middlesboro High School. He graduated in 1957, and earned a scholarship to Indiana University, where he again competed in sports.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on April 23, 1939.
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