Friday, December 25, 2009

Thu Dec 31, 2009

 This week on the "PM Show with Robert Conrad" we look back over the past twelve months and all the great guests who have taken time to talk with Bob.  Join us for Melissa Gilbert; Max Baer; Lee Majors; Shirley Jones; Tony Danza; Gary Sinese; Art Linkletter; George Hamilton; Connie Stevens; Rona Barrett; Mike Farrell; Tippi Hedren and so many more. Two hours with Bob and the stars of 2009
  Happy  New Year!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fri Dec 25, 2009



The eldest of three children, Bernsen was born in North Hollywood to a producer father and actress mother, Jeanne Cooper who has starred as Katherine Chancellor in the # 1 daytime soap, "The Young And The Restless" for the past 35 years. He earned his Master's in Playwriting from UCLA's Theater Arts Department, later receiving a Drama-Logue Award for his scenic design of the Pilot Theater production of "American Buffalo." After moving to New York and appearing in the off-Broadway production of "Lone Star" and a touring company of "Plaza Suite," he became a regular for two years on the daytime drama "Ryan's Hope."  Roles in Blake Edwards' "S.O.B.," "King Kong" and "Eat My Dust," in addition to guest starring credits on a number of episodic mainstays, prompted an exclusive deal with NBC, which led to his role as Arnie Becker, the shrewd and handsome divorce attorney on "L.A. Law."  "L.A. Law" catapulted Bernsen to overnight stardom. During the late 80's and early 90's, he appeared on over 50 magazine covers and earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, hosted "Saturday Night Live," and appeared on "Seinfeld" and "The Larry Sanders Show." In the feature film arena, he starred in the motion picture comedy "Hello Again," followed by other critically acclaimed roles in "Disorganized Crime," Wolfgang Peterson's "Shattered," and as Cleveland Indians third baseman-turned-owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular "Major League" series of films. Other film credits include "Tales From the Hood" and "Great White Hype" and starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in the film "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang written and directed by Shane Black.  Bernsen has also starred in animpressive string of films for television, ranging from starring in an episode of the Showtime series Masters Of Horror, "Right To Die" directed by Rob Schmidt and portrayed the role of civil rights lawyer Morris Dees in the NBC telefilm "Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story," to a gumshoe ghost in the lighthearted NBC mystery romance "Love Can Be Murder" with Jaclyn Smith who he also started with in the Hallmark telefilm "Ordinary Miracles." Other telefilm roles include "Full Circle," "Riddler's Moon," "The Dentist," "The Dentist II," "Two of Hearts" and USA Network's "Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss." In addition, Bernsen starred on the UPN series "Cuts" with Shannon Elizabeth and has had memorable guest star roles on the primetime series "Law And Order: Criminal Intent," "NYPD Blue," "West Wing" and "Boston Legal."   Bernsen also continues to run his production shingle Team Cherokee Productions and on September 15 the Corbin Bernsen-starrer Donna On Demand will be released by Anthem Pictures for the US/Canada DVD market.  Bernsen, star of television's L.A. Law and the current USA Network series Psych, pokes fun at his 1980s-celebrity image in the film, which he also wrote, directed, and produced.  Donna on Demand also stars Susan Ruttan (another L.A. Law veteran, re-teaming with Bernsen); Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years); and Bernsen's real-life mother, 2008 Emmy Award winner Jeanne Cooper (The Young & the Restless).  Donna On Demand, billed as a "quirky comedy thriller" is the raunchy and quick-witted story of the last days of burned-out television actor Ben Corbin (Bernsen), still lingering on the fringes of Hollywood when he gets one last chance at glory from an unlikely source: Ned, his "biggest fan" from a hayseed town in the middle of nowhere; and a foul-mouthed ingenue named Donna (Adrienne Frantz, The Young & The Restless). Together, the three create an unlikely online sensation... But who is conning who?  In addition, Bernsen has brokered a deal with Electric Light Films to re-release his film "Carpool Guy" starring soap stars Tony Geary, Rick Hearst, Lauralee Bell, Sean Kanan, Lesli Kay which was re-released on dvd this year. Bernsen notes the uniqueness of this semi-autobiographical project, saying "This has been something I've wanted to do for a very long time. The story behind the making of this film, the incredible talent we've found, and the partnership with Antibody all came together at exactly the right moment - presenting an opportunity to explore my own profession in a dark, quirky and comedic way. It's a very personal project."  Donna is the first completed of three co-productions produced in partnership with Corbin Bernsen's Team Cherokee Productions and Antibody Films.  The second film Dead Air, a horror piece starring Bill Moseley and Pat Tallman was completed will be released on dvd October 27 by Anthem Pictures and can be ordered directly at and Rust, a faith-based film again starring and written by Bernsen, is scheduled to complete principal photography this June.  Team Cherokee Productions is engaged in the development, production, marketing and distribution of "tailor made" entertainment in both film and television for specifically targeted, "fan based" audiences.  By targeting these specific "dedicated" consumers, Team Cherokee Productions is able to streamline the processes associated with development, production, marketing and distribution, thus significantly reducing costs at each stage and ultimately enhancing the overall revenues generated by each project.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thu Dec 17, 2009

On the show  - Phyllis Diller
Born Phyllis Ada Driver, she combined wild costumes, untamed hair and a raucous laugh with self-deprecating monologues to create one of comedy's most popular characters. A 1955 club booking skyrocketed her to success: scheduled for two weeks, she stayed for 89. After moving to Webster Groves in 1961, Diller honed her act in St. Louis clubs such as Gaslight Square's Crystal Palace.  Mid-1960s television routines featuring "Fang," her imaginary husband, brought national acclaim. In addition to her television, film and stage work, Phyllis Diller made five records, wrote five best-selling books and performed on piano with over 100 symphony orchestras. Her appearances with Bob Hope before countless serviceman has made her not only an entertainment icon, but an American Hero. In 2009 Ms. Diller was inducted into the Smithsonian Institutes first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit as a Legendary Lady of Stage & Screen.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thu Dec 10. 2009

Due to a last minute scheduling problem Corbin Bernsen will not be on this week's show but will be a guest on a future show.

This week Linda Blair joins Bob!

Linda Denise Blair (born January 22, 1959) is an American actress most famous for her role as the possessed child, Regan, in the 1973 film The Exorcist, and its sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic. Blair was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Elinore (née Leitch), a real estate agent, and James Frederick Blair, an executive recruiter.[1] She moved with her parents to Westport, Connecticut when she was two years old. As a young child, Blair began her career by modeling, then acting in commercials, including a long-running one for Gulden's Mustard.

Blair had originally planned to become a veterinarian, but instead accepted a role in The Exorcist because the money would allow her to pursue horsemanship. She was chosen over the very similar-looking Pamelyn Ferdin since the director wanted an unknown, and Ferdin had already gained recognition after appearing in Star Trek, The Odd Couple and Night Gallery. Based on William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel, The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin, who had recently won an Oscar for directing The French Connection. The cast included Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Max Von Sydow and Kitty Winn. Blatty produced the film and wrote the screenplay. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and Blair received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as Golden Globe and People's Choice Award wins. Blair received a Golden Globe nomination for the now defunct "most promising female star" category. Despite the film's several nominations, the Best Picture Oscar went to George Roy Hill's film The Sting. The Exorcist won for Blatty's screenplay and for Best Sound. Blair's chances for an Oscar were hurt when Mercedes McCambridge revealed to the press that she had provided the (initially) uncredited demonic voice, though Linda's voice was underlaid in the track, and another woman claimed to have body-doubled for Blair in several scenes, though the director dismissed the contributions of the double as insignificant. The Best Supporting Actress Oscar instead went to 10-year old Tatum O'Neal for her performance in Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon.

Following the success of The Exorcist, Blair appeared in several controversial television films, including Born Innocent and Sarah T...Portrait Of a Teenage Alcoholic, which were the highest rated in their respective years. She was also featured in Airport 1975. Soon afterward, she received a Saturn Award for Best Actress nomination for her performance in the Exorcist sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic which co-starred Richard Burton. She appeared in the British teen show L.A. 7 featuring the pop group S Club 7, while starring in several independent movies. She also hosted Fox Family's series Scariest Places On Earth. One of Blair's latest appearances occurred in the Supernatural episode "The Usual Suspects", where a brief homage was paid to her Exorcist fame in the closing dialogue of the episode, when Dean Winchester says that she "looks familiar" and expresses a craving for pea soup. She now devotes her time to animal rights and fund raising for their care.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thu Dec 03, 2009


Loretta Swit is an American stage and television actress known for her character roles. The naturally blonde Swit is best-known for her two-time Emmy-winning portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on M*A*S*H. Swit was born in Passaic, New Jersey. She has Polish ancestry. She studied with Gene Frankel in Manhattan and considered him her acting coach. She regularly returned to his studio to speak with aspiring actors throughout her career. Swit is also a singer who trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before entering the theater. She graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, NJ, in 1955. In 1967, Swit toured with the national company of Any Wednesday, starring Gardner McKay. She would continue as one of the Pigeon sisters opposite Don Rickles and Ernest Borgnine in a Los Angeles run of The Odd Couple. In 1975, Swit played in Same Time, Next Year on Broadway opposite Ted Bessell. She also performed on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. From there, she played Agnes Gooch in the Las Vegas version of Mame, starring Susan Hayward and later, Celeste Holm. Most recently, Swit has toured with The Vagina Monologues. When Swit arrived in Hollywood in 1970, she performed in television shows, including Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, and Mannix. Starting in 1972, Swit played Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in the television series M*A*S*H. She inherited the star-making role from actress Sally Kellerman, who portrayed Houlihan in the feature film. Swit, Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, and William Christopher stayed for all 11 seasons of the show, from 1972 to 1983. She, along with Alda, Christopher, and Farr, all had on- and off-screen chemistry with each other and spent a great deal of time together. She and Alda were the only two actors to have been on the pilot episode and the finale; she appeared in all but 11 of the total of 251 episodes. Swit received two Emmy Awards for her work on M*A*S*H. Later, she was also the first M*A*S*H star to visit South Korea, when she narrated the documentary Korea, the Forgotten War.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thu Nov 26, 2009


George Gordon Battle Liddy (born November 30, 1930) was the chief operative for the White House Plumbers unit that existed during several years of Richard Nixon's Presidency. Along with E. Howard Hunt, Liddy masterminded the first break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building in 1972. The subsequent cover-up of the Watergate scandal led to Nixon's resignation in 1974; Liddy served four and a half years in prison for his role in the burglary. Liddy later joined with Timothy Leary for a series of comedic debates on various college campuses, and also similarly worked with Al Franken in the late 1990s. Liddy is currently a radio talk show host. His radio show as of 2009 is syndicated in 160 markets by Radio America and on both Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio stations in the United States. He has also been a guest panelist for Fox News Channel in addition to appearing in a cameo role or as a guest celebrity talent in several television shows.Bob played Liddy in the 1982 NBC Movie "Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thu Nov 19, 2009

Bob welcomes Lindsay Wagner this week.

Lindsay Jean Wagner (born June 22) is an American actress. She is probably most widely known for her portrayal of Jaime Sommers in the 1970s television series The Bionic Woman (for which she won an Emmy award), though she has maintained a lengthy career in a variety of other film and television productions since. Wagner was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Marilyn Louise (née Thrasher) and William Nowels Wagner. When she was seven years old, her parents divorced and her mother moved with her to the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock, near Pasadena. Another move with her mother and stepfather (Ted Ball) brought her to Portland, Oregon, where she attended David Douglas High School and appeared in a number of school plays. She studied at the University of Oregon. Wagner worked as a model in Los Angeles, and gained some television experience by appearing as a hostess in Playboy After Dark. However, it was not until she contacted a friend at Universal Studios and was cast in a small part in Marcus Welby, M.D. that her acting career took off. Her appearances helped her win roles in the films Two People and The Paper Chase. Wagner played a total of four different roles on the Marcus Welby, M.D. series between 1971-75, as well as a recurring guest role in The Rockford Files. In 1975, Wagner then played Jaime Sommers, a former tennis pro who was the childhood sweetheart of Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin (played by Lee Majors). In a two-part episode entitled "The Bionic Woman", Jaime was critically injured in a skydiving accident and, at Steve's request, she was equipped with bionic limbs similar to his own (with the exception of his bionic eye, as Jaime was equipped with a bionic ear instead). Unfortunately, Jaime's body rejected her new bionics and she later died. This was intended to be Wagner's last role under her Universal contract, but public response to the character was so overwhelming that Jaime was "brought back to life" with her own spin-off series, The Bionic Woman (it was discovered that Jaime hadn't really died but had been put into cryogenic suspension until she could be cured). Like Steve, Jaime became an agent for the U.S. Government agency, the O.S.I., though, suffering from amnesia, she could not remember her love for Steve. However, the two would team up for several crossover episodes throughout the series' run. The role earned Wagner an Emmy Award for "Best Actress in a Dramatic Role" in 1977. Following the cancellation of The Bionic Woman in 1978, Wagner continued to act, predominantly in television mini-series and made-for-TV movies. These included the highly rated 1980 mini-series Scruples, as well as three made-for-TV Bionic reunion movies with Lee Majors between 1987 and 1994. Also in the 1980s, Wagner starred in two more weekly television series; Jessie (1984) and A Peaceable Kingdom (1989), though both of these were short-lived. Wagner continued to act in the 1990s and 2000s, though in less prominent roles, such as the action movie "Ricochet" (1991), Her most recent projects have included the 2005 telemovie, Thicker than Water, with Melissa Gilbert, Buckaroo: The Movie (2005), and, Four Extraordinary Women (2006). In 1987, Wagner wrote a series of books with Robert M. Klein about using acupressure to achieve results akin to a surgical facelift. Wagner was the spokesperson for Ford Motor Company. Wagner also appears in infomercials for Select Comfort's Sleep Number bed. More recently, Wagner has given seminars and workshops for her self-help therapy, "Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart", which promotes spirituality and meditation. Wagner lived with Capt. Daniel M. Yoder USAF, until he went to Vietnam. She has been married four times. From 1971–73, she was married to music publisher Allan Rider. From late 1976–79, she was married to the actor Michael Brandon. In 1981, she married stuntman Henry Kingi whom she met on the set of The Bionic Woman. Wagner had two sons with Kingi; Dorian (b. 1982) and Alex (b. 1986). She and Kingi eventually divorced. Wagner married TV producer Lawrence Mortorff in 1990, but they also divorced a couple of years later. Wagner at one time was related to Dallas star Linda Gray, as Gray's ex-husband is Ed Thrasher, who is one of Wagner's uncles. Wagner and Gray also played romantic rivals in the television movie The Two Worlds of Jenny Logan (1979). Wagner is on the board of directors of the Teen Talking Circles Project and is an active supporter of Girls Talking Circles

Lindsay's Website & New CD

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thu Nov 12, 2009

"Shooting Stars of the Small Screen: Encyclopedia of TV Western Actors, 1946-present "
DOUGLAS BRODE is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, film historian, and multi-award winning journalist. The author of more than thirty books on film, TV, and American popular culture, he teaches at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. "This volume enshrines and preserves the essence of what the TV Western has always been all about." --Fess Parker, star of the Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone TV series, from the foreword Since the beginning of television, Westerns have been playing on the small screen. From the mid-1950s until the early 1960s, they were one of TV's most popular genres, with millions of viewers tuning in to such popular shows as Rawhide, Gunsmoke, and Disney's Davy Crockett. Though the cultural revolution of the later 1960s contributed to the demise of traditional Western programs, the Western never actually disappeared from TV. Instead, it took on new forms, such as the highly popular Lonesome Dove and Deadwood, while exploring the lives of characters who never before had a starring role, including anti-heroes, mountain men, farmers, Native and African Americans, Latinos, and women. Shooting Stars of the Small Screen is a comprehensive encyclopedia of more than 450 actors who received star billing or played a recurring character role in a TV Western series or a made-for-TV Western movie or miniseries from the late 1940s up to 2008. Douglas Brode covers the highlights of each actor's career, including Western movie work, if significant, to give a full sense of the actor's screen persona(s). Within the entries are discussions of scores of popular Western TV shows that explore how these programs both reflected and impacted the social world in which they aired. Brode opens the encyclopedia with a fascinating history of the TV Western that traces its roots in B Western movies, while also showing how TV Westerns developed their own unique storytelling conventions.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thursday Nov 5, 2009


Bernard Morton "Bernie" Kopell is an American television actor who portrayed Alan-a-Dale in When Things Were Rotten, Jerry Bauman in That Girl, Siegfried in Get Smart, Louie Pallucci in The Doris Day Show, and Dr. Adam Bricker in The Love Boat. Kopell also played several characters on the hit sitcom Bewitched most notably in episode # 239, "The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit", as the warlock Alonzo. He played a director in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour ("Good-Bye George," original air date December 13, 1963). About this same time, he guest starred on Phil Silvers's unsuccessful sitcom The New Phil Silvers Show on CBS. He had a cameo as a patient in the Scrubs episode, "My Friend the Doctor", as well as an episode of the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Kopell made a cameo appearance in the 2008 film adaptation of Get Smart. Recently he has been seen in television advertisements for Nasalcrom, carefully enunciating the product's name and assuring viewers "that's right, it's a spray". More recently Kopell appeared as guest start in the Monk episode "Mr. Monk and the Critic", playing Mr. Gilson, the restroom attendant. Kopell was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Pauline (née Taran) and Al Bernard Kopell.CRN's "PM SHOW with ROBERT CONRAD" reaches a national audience in excess of 5 million on Time Warner Cable, Cox Cable, Comcast Cable and radio stations and satellite operators coast to coast. A complete affiliate list is available on our web at and you may also listen there as well, as we have worldwide streaming on the web. Robert Conrad is a popular television actor and the star of, "Wild, Wild West", "Ba Ba Black Sheep", "Hawaiian Eye" , and others. He talks about his views, thoughts and career in a lively 2 hour live national radio show.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thu Oct 29, 2009


Eric Braeden (born April 3, 1941) is a German-born film and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. Braeden won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role. Eric Braeden was born Hans Jörg Gudegast in Bredenbek, Germany (near Kiel) where his father was once mayor. He emigrated to the USA in 1959. In the United States, Braeden attended The University of Montana in Missoula. Although an American citizen, he also considers himself a loyal citizen of Germany, and holds dual citizenship. He has been awarded many German civic awards. Braeden accumulated many TV and film credits during his first two decades in America, most notably a role as the German Hauptmann (Captain) Hans Dietrich on the TV series The Rat Patrol (1966–1968), as well as a starring role in the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), in which he first took the stage name of Eric Braeden, and a supporting role in the 1971 film Escape from the Planet of the Apes. He was also kept busy during the early 1970s in a variety of guest starring roles in such TV series as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Wonder Woman and as a guest star in several episodes of the CBS western Gunsmoke. He also appeared, uncredited, as Bradford Dillman's de facto stunt double in the 1978 film Piranha--Braeden had originally been cast to play Dillman's character, Paul Grogan, and had shot some underwater swimming footage before the role was recast; Braeden's stunt footage ended up in the finished film anyway.

In 1980, he was offered the role of self-made magnate Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless for a 26-week run. His character imprisoned his wife's lover, and became so popular the character became a love-to-hate villain, and his contract was renewed. Still on the show today, Braeden won a Daytime Emmy for his work in 1998. In 1997, he played Colonel John Jacob Astor IV in the blockbuster film Titanic, picked because he strongly resembled the powerful millionaire. His current project, "The Man Who Came Back," an independent Western film of double-cross and revenge, is written and directed by Louisiana's Glen Pitre. Braeden recently starred in a How I Met Your Mother episode (November 3rd, 2008) as Robin Sr., Robin's father, trying to make his daughter act like the son he never had. He then has an emotional breakdown when he realizes that he "has no son". Braeden is regarded as a very good tennis player. He and his wife, Dale Gudegast, were witnesses at the wedding of Bob Crane and Sigrid Valdis while on the set of Hogan's Heroes. Their son, Christian Gudegast, is a screenwriter who co-wrote the film A Man Apart and is the father of a daughter. Actor Clarence Williams III and former boxer Ken Norton are two of his best friends. He recently received a star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame".

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thu Oct 22, 2009

Dick Van Patten is the guest with Bob on this week's show.

Richard Vincent "Dick" van Patten (born December 9, 1928) is an American actor.Van Patten was born in New York City, the son of Josephine Rose (née Acerno), who worked in advertising, and Richard Byron Van Patten, an interior decorator. He is the older brother of actress Joyce Van Patten and film Director Tim Van Patten and the uncle of Talia Balsam. He has been married to Patricia Poole (aka Pat Van Patten) since 1954. They have three sons, all actors: Vincent Van Patten, Nels Van Patten, and James Van Patten. Nels is named for the character Dick played on the CBS TV series Mama. Van Patten started his career in showbiz as a child actor on Broadway in 1937 in The Eternal Road as Dickie Van Patten; he went on to appear in twelve other Broadway plays as a teenager. He moved on to television and movies with the 1949 TV series Mama which ran from 1949 to 1957, and as patriarch Tom Bradford on Eight is Enough, 1977 to 1981. Patten also appeared in episodes of Sanford and Son, Arrested Development, The Brian Keith Show, and Happy Days. He has appeared in several Mel Brooks films, including High Anxiety, Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, as well as cameos in the music videos for "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Bedrock Anthem" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, and on The Weird Al Show. Van Patten co-founded Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989. He also was a commentator for the World Series of Poker from 1993 to 1995.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thu OCT 15, 2009


This week Bob welcomes veteran comedian and TV Star Ronnie Schell to the show.
Ronald Ralph "Ronnie" Schell (born December 23, 1931) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and cartoon voice actor (notably Peter Puck). Early in his career he appeared as himself as a contestant on You Bet Your Life opposite Groucho Marx, demonstrating a comic barrage of jive talk. Schell was born in Richmond, California. His first choice of careers was to play professional baseball. He got as far as the semi-pro league level before enlisting in the Air Force, where he performed in variety shows as both an emcee and comedian and also did record pantomimes. Schell studied at San Francisco State University and by happenstance formed a nightclub comedy duo which took off. He turned solo within a year and progressed to Las Vegas work as an opening act. Perhaps Ronnie will always be best remembered for playing Private Duke Slater on the Jim Nabors vehicle Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.. He played this role for three years, starred as a disc jockey for one season in his own sitcom, Good Morning, World. He then returned to Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. as a Corporal for its fifth and final season. He used this experience to humorously refer to himself in his stand-up routine as "America's slowest-rising young comic." Schell also acted in a few Pacific Southwest Airlines Commercials such as "Smile Inspection" and "PSA Gives You A Lift Pageant". At the end of a Jerry Lewis PSA Jingle, a voice said "That was Jerry Lewis for PSA, and this is Ronnie Schell. What did I do wrong?".[1] He also did a commercial with Don Adams where he parodied Don's TV character Maxwell Smart.
His television guest credits include Phil of the Future, Yes, Dear, The Wayans Bros., Step by Step, Coach, The Golden Girls, 227, Saved by the Bell, Empty Nest, Mr. Belvedere, Santa Barbara, Trapper John, M.D., Too Close for Comfort, The Brian Keith Show, The Love Boat, Alice, Mork & Mindy, One Day at a Time, Charlie's Angels, The Dukes of Hazzard, Sanford and Son, Emergency!, Happy Days, Adam-12, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl and Hogan's Heroes. He is currently starring in the Off-Broadway production of "Don't Leave it All to Your Children!", a comedic and musical revue dedicated to those Baby Boomers everywhere who are about to enter into the golden age of Senior Citizenship.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thu Oct 8, 2009

Robert Conrad welcomes Joanne Worley to the show this week:

Jo Anne Worley (born September 6, 1937) is an American actress. Her work covers television, movies, theater, game shows, talk shows, commercials, and cartoons. She is best known for her work on the comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Worley was born in Lowell, Indiana, the third of five children. In 1962, her father remarried and his second union gave her two half-brothers and two half-sisters. Always remembered for her loud voice, Worley once said that when she attended church as a little girl, she never sang the hymns but would only lip-synch them for fear that she would drown out everyone else. Before graduating from high school, she was named School Comedienne. After graduating from high school in 1955, Worley moved to Blauvelt, New York, where she began her professional career as a member of the Pickwick Players. This led to a drama scholarship to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. After studying at Midwestern for two years, she moved to Los Angeles to study at Los Angeles City College and the Pasadena Playhouse. She was soon given her first musical role in a production of Wonderful Town. In 1961, she received her first major break when she appeared in the musical revue Billy Barnes People in Los Angeles; this production moved to Broadway, where it ran for only six performances. However, the New York Times reviewer wrote: "Jo Anne Worley has an earthy style that suggests she could be a rowdy commedienne." In 1964, Worley was selected to appear as a stand-in on the original Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! One year later, she created her own nightclub act in Greenwich Village, where she was discovered by Merv Griffin in 1966. Impressed by Worley's talents, Griffin engaged her to be one of his primary guest stars on his show, where she made approximately 40 appearances on The Merv Griffin Show. In 1966 she appeared Off-Broadway in The Mad Show, a musical revue based on Mad Magazine. In 1967, her stint on Griffin's show led to her discovery by George Schlatter, who soon cast her in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. In 1970, she left Laugh-In to pursue other projects and has made guest appearances on several TV shows, including Hot Dog, Love, American Style, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Andy Williams Show, and different game shows such as Hollywood Squares. She continued working in various movies, TV shows, and theatrical performances (original productions and revivals alike) over the years; and she also became known for her work as a voice provider for several cartoons, animated movies, and video games. Her voice work includes Nutcracker Fantasy (1979), the Disney movies Beauty and the Beast (1991), A Goofy Movie (1995), Belle's Magical World (1998), and the voice of the Wardrobe in the video game Kingdom Hearts II (2005). She performed in regional theater, such as the Melody Top Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she appeared in Gypsy: A Musical Fable as Rose (1984), Annie Get Your Gun (1982), Hello Dolly! (1980), Anything Goes (1978), and Once Upon A Mattress (1974), She also appeared at the Welk Dinner Theater in San Diego, California in Same Time, Next Year in 1985., Call Me Madam at the California Music Theatre, Pasadena, California, in 1987. , and Nunsense at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada, California, in 1991. In 1989, she returned to Broadway to appear in Prince of Central Park, but the show was canceled after one performance. Worley was cast as The Wicked Witch of the West in a 1999 musical production of The Wizard of Oz, directed and adapted by Robert Johanson, with Mickey Rooney playing the eponymous role. The production had a limited run at the Pantages Theater, Hollywood, California and at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, and she also joined the limited US tour. Worley played Mrs. Tottendale in the Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre from July through December 2007. On January 1, 2008, she replaced Carol Kane as Madame Morrible in the Los Angeles cast of Wicked. She played the role for seven months and left the show on August 24, 2008 when Kane returned to the role. Jo Anne Worley continues to perform today in several acting circuits in New York and Los Angeles, and she has also been active at times in the lecture circuit. She is currently President of and also serves on the Board of Directors for Actors and Others for Animals.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thu Oct 01, 2009

Max Baer, Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is the son of boxer Max Baer. He was born Maximilian Adalbert Baer, Jr. in Oakland, California, the son of legendary boxing champion Max Baer and Mary Ellen Sullivan. His brother and sister are James Baer (born 1941) and Maude Baer (born 1943). His first acting role was in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Blackpool Pavilion in England in 1949. His acting career began in 1960 at Warner Bros., where he appeared on television programs including Maverick, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, Cheyenne and 77 Sunset Strip. In 1962, Baer was cast in the role of the doltish "Jethro Bodine" on the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. It was a role for which he continues to receive recognition. This would prove to be the high point of his acting career. The Beverly Hillbillies was one of the most successful television series in history. The hit comedy also starred Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, and Donna Douglas. During the nine-year run of the show, he also appeared on Vacation Playhouse, Love, American Style, and in the Western movie A Time for Killing. After The Beverly Hillbillies went off the air in 1971, Baer made several guest appearances on TV, but found himself typecast. His major contribution to the entertainment industry was in the field of feature motion pictures. Baer wrote and produced the drama Macon County Line (1974), in which he also played Deputy Reed Morgan. It was the highest-grossing movie per dollar invested at the time (a record that would later be dwarfed by The Blair Witch Project). Made for US$110,000, it garnered almost US$25,000,000 at the box office. He wrote, produced, and directed the drama The Wild McCullochs (1975), in which he also played Culver Robinson. Baer then conceived the idea of using the title of a popular song to make a movie and acquired the rights to a 1967 Bobbie Gentry hit song. Baer produced the drama Ode to Billy Joe (1976), which turned a big profit. Made for US$1.1 million, it grossed US$27,000,000 at the box office, plus earnings in excess of US$2.65 million in the foreign market, US$4.75 million from television, and US$2.5 million from video. The movie stars Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor. Since the success of Ode to Billy Joe, the first movie made at the time based on a popular song, the motion picture industry has capitalized on the trend, producing over 100 song title movies. Baer later decided to pursue the rights to the hit song "Like a Virgin," recorded by the singer Madonna in 1984. When ABC tried to prevent him from making the movie, he sued, and won a judgment of more than US$2,000,000. He directed the comedy Hometown USA (1979), then retired to his home at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, making occasional guest appearances on TV. In 1985, Baer began studying the gambling industry. He noticed that tourists would pay US$5.00 to US$6.00 admission to tour the "Ponderosa Ranch", which was the location for filming some episodes of TV's Bonanza. Once inside, all there was to see was a working ranch, but people enjoyed it because of the Bonanza connection. Baer decided if tourists would pay to see a ranch because of a well-known series, then they would pay to see something dealing with the series The Beverly Hillbillies. He came to terms with his "Jethro Bodine" identity and began to see it as a marketing opportunity toward the gambling and hotel industry. Baer obtained the sublicensing rights, including food and beverage rights, to The Beverly Hillbillies from CBS in 1991.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thu Sep 24,, 2009

I am pleased to announce that the lovely and talented Donna Mills is Bob's guest on this week's show and the two TV veterans will talk about a wide spectrum of memories. Be sure to catch a great show this Thursday Sep 24 at 4 PM PT on CRN Digital Talk.

Blonde, buoyant Donna Mills began acting in local amateur and professional productions in her home town of Chicago. Donna made her Broadway bow as a harem girl in Woody Allen's Don't Drink the Water, then played recurring roles on the Manhattan-based TV soap operas The Secret Storm and Love is a Many Splendored Thing. After playing Clint Eastwood's imperiled girlfriend in the theatrical feature Play Misty for Me (1971), Mills spent an unsatisfying few years typecast as a damsel in distress: all too typical was the title of her 1972 TV movie Bait. Donna Mills forever altered her on-screen image from trembling helplessness to calculating truculence in the role of Abby Cunningham Ewing, the second wife of Dallas "black sheep" Gary Ewing (Ted Shackleford), in the nighttime serial Knot's Landing (1980-89); coincidentally, Mills had co-starred with J. R. Ewing himself (aka Larry Hagman) on the now-forgotten 1971 sitcom The Good Life.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thu Sep 17, 2009


Glen Campbell - Singer/Entertainer/Actor
Becoming a bonafide living legend isn't as easy as Glen Campbell makes it look. First, you have to have a solid foundation of talent on which to build — like being one of the hottest guitar players in the world. Then you have to record songs that will stand the test of time — standards such as "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Wichita Lineman." And of course, to be a "living" legend, you need to survive the harsh reality of a celebrity lifestyle. Check, check, and check.It certainly doesn't hurt to have a witty, bantering stage style that draws fans like college students to Daytona Beach, or a hit television show viewed by 50 million people every week for three years.When you put it all together, the result is a career that spans forty-five years and fans that cross generational and international lines. In other words: Glen Campbell. Not only do Glen's special appearances as co-headliner at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson draw sold-out crowds, but he's still a hot draw on television as well. In 2000, PBS aired a Glen Campbell Special taped in Sioux Falls, SD, and he's been profiled recently on A&E's Biography, VH-1 Behind The Scenes, and CMT's Inside Fame.Although Glen was already hitting the top of both the country and pop charts by 1969, the Goodtime Hour gave his career "legs." The popular CBS musical variety series was simulcast on the BBC from England to Singapore to Australia and paved the way for five BBC specials. The exposure gave Glen a global presence he enjoys to this day, 37 years later. He has toured the UK 15 times, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand."It's awesome when you think about the power of TV and movies," Glen comments. "If I hadn't had hit records, I wouldn't have gotten TV and movies, but the Goodtime Hour made my career explode all over the world."Besides having one of the most successful variety shows in television history, Glen will be remembered as one of the best guitarists of his generation. His musicianship has inspired many of today's most renowned pickers, including Alan Jackson, Steve Wariner and Keith Urban and lives on in the tracks of the most legendary collections of the 20th century. His enormous success as a crossover artist also paved the way for hitmakers such as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton to break genre barriers. In addition, Glen was one of the first country artists to forge a path into Hollywood's studio back lots. His portrayal of John Wayne's young sidekick in the classic True Grit will be viewed by generations to come.Glen's tremendous impact on the artistic scene was an unlikely outcome for a sharecropper's son, one of 12 children raised in rural Billstown, Arkansas. But Glen's father recognized his talent early and bought his youngster a five-dollar Sears & Roebuck guitar. The child prodigy had conquered the instrument by the time he was 10. At 16, Glen left school to pursue music full time. He started in a three-piece combo with his uncle, Dick Bills, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but was soon touring the Southwest fronting his own band. In 1961, the 24-year-old musician hit the Los Angeles studio scene like a blast of fresh air. Glen quickly became a sought-after studio picker, his talents enriching records by such artists as Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Jan & Dean and the Righteous Brothers. In addition, Phil Spector and Jimmy Bowen used him for most of their projects, and the Beach Boys invited him to join their group in the mid-sixties. He toured with that legendary band for 18 months in 1964 and ‘65, until his own solo career took off. Glen had released a single, "Turn Around Look At Me," on a regional label in 1961 that cracked the charts and got the attention of Capitol Records. His first album for Capitol, Big Bluegrass Special, was recorded under the name The Green River Boys Featuring Glen Campbell. The debut collection yielded one Top 20 hit, "Kentucky Means Paradise," and Glen continued to record for the label. Then, in 1967, "Gentle On My Mind" broke the world open like an oyster for Glen Campbell.The single initially only made it to #30 in Billboard. More than a year later, however — after Glen had become a crossover sensation with "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "I Wanna Live" and "The Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife" — "Gentle On My Mind" made an incredible second chart climb. His success continued with the late 1968 release of "Wichita Lineman," which hit #1 country and #3 on the pop charts. "Galveston" revisited that crossover success in early 1969. In 1968, Tommy Smothers caught Glen's guest-star appearance on The Joey Bishop Show. Tommy and Dickie Smothers were so impressed by his presence and talent that they asked Glen to host their summer replacement series, The Summer Brothers Smothers Show. Glen's musical proficiency and natural wit sent the ratings through the roof. CBS executives were so delighted by Glen's unexpected popularity that they offered the fledgling star his own series. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour took to the airwaves in January 1969, and immediately soared to number one. And the variety show's talented host became a household word across America and around the world.The success of the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was due to Glen's triple-decker talent as a musician, singer and humorist and the guests he brought on the show. Glen gave viewers what they wanted: the best talent in a variety of entertainment and musical genres — Buck Owens and Lucille Ball; Eric Clapton with Cream and Kenny Rogers with The First Edition; Anne Murray and Ray Charles; Merle Haggard and Stevie Wonder; Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Ella Fitzgerald. In the process, Glen gave a tremendous boost to the careers of many fledgling artists."We had a lot of country, but we did every kind of music," Glen explains. "The Monkees were on, and so was Johnny Cash."In 1969, Glen had a hit with "True Grit," recorded for the soundtrack of the movie in which he starred with John Wayne. His star continued to shine through the next decade as well. Two of his singles landed at #1 on both country and pop charts: "Rhinestone Cowboy" in 1975 and "Southern Nights" in 1977. In fact, Glen's chart history is one of the most formidable in country music. In 1987, "Still Within The Sound Of My Voice" became one of the year's most played records. That same year, one of the young stars who cite Glen's influence as the main reason they chose a musical path — Steve Wariner — joined his hero on the hit duet, "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle."Glen's accolades as a musician and singer are as impressive as his talent. He made history by winning a Grammy in both country and pop categories in 1967: "Gentle On My Mind" snatched the country honors, and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" won in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the CMA and the ACM, and took the CMA's top honor as Entertainer of the Year. In 2005 Glen was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame by the Country Music Association of America. In 1999 he won the coveted AMC Pioneer Award for "outstanding and unprecedented achievements in the field of country music."During his 45 years in show business, Glen has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and racked up 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Of his 75 trips up the charts, 27 landed in the Top 10.In the 1990s, Glen released a series of gospel albums, which opened up new vistas for the star and garnered a prestigious Dove Award. His tell-all autobiography, Rhinestone Cowboy, shot to the best-seller list when it was released in 1994. He released The Glen Campbell Collection (1962-1989) in 1997 and a new Christmas album in 1999.Living in Malibu with his wife, Kim, and their three children, Glen is reaping the rewards of 47 years of hard work. He is in the enviable — and well-earned — position of being able to pick and choose his tour dates and appearances, and he gets to spend quality time with his family. Even on the road, Glen has family at hand. His eldest daughter from his first marriage, Debby, joined his stage show in 1987 and has toured with him ever since. Of course, there's one other activity that Glen attends to with the concentration of a pro athlete. Whether he's at home in Malibu, performing on the road, or guesting at Andy Williams' theatre in Branson, Glen is constantly perfecting his golf game!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sep 10,, 2009

Edward Lauter (born October 30, 1940) is an American actor. He has appeared in numerous movies and was a stand up comic before getting into acting. Lauter was born in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. His films include The Last American Hero (1973), The Midnight Man (1974), The Longest Yard (1974), Breakheart Pass (1975), Magic (1978), Death Hunt (1981), Cujo (1983), Real Genius (1985), Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985), Death Wish 3 (1985), Youngblood (1986), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), Raw Deal (1987), The Rocketeer (film) (1991), True Romance (1993), Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Purple Heart (2005), Camille (2007) and A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper(2007).
Lauter's TV guest appearances include performances on The X-Files, The A-Team, Booker, Charmed, Highlander: The Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (as Lt. Cmdr. Albert in the season 5 episode "The First Duty"), and ER (with a recurring role as Fire Captain Dannaker).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mon Sep 03, 2009


Grady Demond Wilson (born October 13, 1946) is an American actor, now a minister. He was best known for his role opposite Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford's long-suffering son, Lamont Sanford, in the 1970s NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son. The New York City-raised Wilson was called to audition for Sanford and Son and won the role of Lamont Sanford. Wilson played Lamont through the run of the series, and in fact became the de facto star when Redd Foxx walked off the show in 1974 and his character was written out for the rest of the season. Foxx returned the following year and the pair worked together until the show's cancellation in 1977. Another interesting fact about the show is that the character played by Whitman Mayo was named Grady Wilson. Grady Demond Wilson is Demond Wilson's birth name. He would later bow out of the 1980 short-lived series revival. He did not attend Redd Foxx's funeral in 1991 due to other commitments. Both on- and off- the set, Demond shared a close bond with Foxx, during the show's six season run.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thu Aug 27, 2009


Marion Ross (born October 25, 1928) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress, best known for her role as, "Marion Cunningham," on the TV series Happy Days from 1974 to 1984. Born Marian Ross in Watertown, Minnesota, she lived in Waconia and then moved to Willmar and eventually to Albert Lea, Minnesota. At the age of 13, she changed the spelling of her name from "Marian" to "Marion" because she thought it would look better on a marquee. After completing her sophomore year in high school, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and worked as an au pair while studying drama at the MacPhail Center for the Arts, and attending Southwest High School. A year later, her family moved to San Diego, California. She graduated from Point Loma High School in San Diego. Ross enrolled in San Diego State University, where she was named the school's most outstanding actress. After graduation in 1950, she performed in summer theater in La Jolla, California. The director was impressed by her talent, and recommended that she try for work in films. Ross made her 1953 film debut in Forever Female, starring Ginger Rogers and William Holden. She found steady work in film, appearing in The Glenn Miller Story (1954), Sabrina (1954), Teacher's Pet (1957), and Operation Petticoat (1959). Her career on television also began in 1953, when she played the Irish maid on the series Life With Father for two years. Her list of credits spans the history of classic TV, from The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, The Brothers Brannagan (two episodes as Diane Warren), The Eleventh Hour, The Brady Bunch, Love Boat and Night Court. In the 1961-1962 season, she played Gertrude Berg's 33-year-old daughter, Susan Green, in CBS's sitcom Mrs. G. Goes to College. Ross' most famous role was in the long-running series Happy Days from 1974 to 1984, in which she played Marion Cunningham, mother of Ritchie, Chuck and Joanie. She later starred in the short-lived but critically acclaimed drama Brooklyn Bridge, which ran on CBS in the early 1990s. She also played a part in CBS' Touched by an Angel as a homeless lady who talked about the JFK conspiracy, and was in the final two episodes that closed out the series. In 1996, Ross starred as Rosie Dunlop opposite Shirley MacLaine in the Terms of Endearment sequel, The Evening Star. Ross has acted on Broadway and on film, but she prefers doing TV. In recent years, she played recurring roles as Drew Carey's mother on The Drew Carey Show as evil Bernice Forman on That '70s Show and as Lorelai "Trix" Gilmore and Marylin on Gilmore Girls. She also frequently appears on Hollywood Squares, and did voiceover work as "Grandma SquarePants" on SpongeBob SquarePants. In an episode of the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters that aired on January 21, 2007, she guest-starred as Ida, the not-so-loving mother of Nora and Saul, making an unwelcome visit to celebrate a milestone in her daughter's life. Ross lives in Los Angeles, California with actor Paul Michael. Her two adult children also work in entertainment: Jim Meskimen's credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas and appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and Ellen Plummer was a writer/producer on Friends. On Saturday, June 7, 2008, the Albert Lea Civic Theater in Albert Lea, Minnesota changed its name to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thu Aug 20, 2009


Will Hutchins (born May 5, 1932) is an American actor most noted for playing the lead role of the young lawyer Tom Brewster in the Warner Brothers Western television series Sugarfoot on ABC from 1957-1961. Hutch, as he prefers to be known, was born in Los Angeles, California, and attended Pomona College in Claremont, where he majored in Greek drama. He also studied at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he took cinema classes. He served two years in the U.S. Army as a cryptographer in Paris, France. In 1966-1967, he costarred with Sandy Baron in an NBC sitcom Hey, Landlord set in a New York City apartment building. The program followed Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, but it failed to attract a sustaining audience against CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show and ABC's The F.B.I. with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., his former Warner Brothers colleague.

other major appearances:
1966, Spinout (film). Hutch co-starred as Lt. Richards with racecar driver/singer Elvis Presley.
1966, The Shooting (film). Monte Hellman's Western with Jack Nicholson and Warren Oates.
1967, Clambake (film). Hutch co-stars alongside Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, and Bill Bixby.
1968-1969, starred as Dagwood Bumstead in a TV version of the comic strip Blondie.
1970, Shangani Patrol (film). Co-starred as the American Scout Frederick Burnham in a film based on the actual events of the Shangani Patrol, shot on location in Rhodesia.
1976, The Quest in a short-live NBC western starring Kurt Russell and Tim Matheson
1998, Gunfighter (film). A modern Western directed by Christopher Coppola. Also stars: Robert Carradine, Clu Gulager, and Martin Sheen.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thu Aug 13, 2009


Dan Haggerty is best known for portraying Grizzly in the title role of the Sun classic feature, "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams." From this feature film evolved the NBC television series, and Dan became famous to millions of nature-loving movie-goers for his popular portrayal of John Grizzly Adams. Dan has proven to be a durable and versatile journeyman actor starring in multiple films each year. Dan's preference in movie-making is to do outdoor films designed to entertain the entire family, although his versatility as an actor is evident in other feature film roles as a psychologist, a biker, or as in a recent film, a detective.

"Grizzly Adams" was Haggerty's first starring role in a film, followed by the title role of Jacob Fremont in Sun's "The Adventure of Frontier Fremont." Haggerty excels in animal pictures because of his natural ability to handle all types of animals, which enables him to do scenes that other actors would find impossible.

Haggerty began acting as a Siberian Tiger trapper in "When the North Wind Blows" and has accumulated quite a list of screen credits including "Grassland," "Wild Country," "Tender Warrior," "Easy Rider," "King Chilling," "Spirit of the Eagle," and "Ordinary Killer."

Haggerty, a former animal trainer, stunt expert and animal handler for a "Tarzan" feature and the "Tarzan" TV series, directed white tigers, wolverines, eagles and wild boar in "When the North Wind Blows" and worked with bears, foxes and hawks in "My Side of the Mountain."

In "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams," one of Haggerty's co-stars was a 500-pound grizzly bear named Ben. The true life Adams and his bear lived in the mid-1800's and accompanied each other through the trials and adventures of the western mountain wilderness. Haggerty's knowledge of the outdoors and the animals he works with on camera makes him a modern-day Grizzly Adams.

That, in turn, led to the film, "The Capture of Grizzly Adams" which stars Haggerty as the legendary mountain-man who risks his freedom to return to civilization and prevent authorities from sending his daughter (Sydney Penny) to an orphanage. The world premiere aired on NBC.

The multi-talented Haggerty also starred in the lead role in "Condominium," which also stars Barbara Eden, Ralph Bellamy and Stewart Whitman. Haggerty played a hydraulics expert trying to warn residents that their Florida condos are about to be demolished in a forthcoming hurricane. In "Abducted," he is a Vietnam vet who is a psychologist dealing with nightmares of his fellow veterans. Dan co-starred in "Harder than Diamonds," "The Chilling," and he cameos as an attorney in "Terror Night" with Alan Hale Jr. and Aldo Ray. Dan has also done several "voice-overs" and can also be seen in music videos by Hank Williams, Jr. and Rogues of the Empire. Recently, he stars as a detective in "An Ordinary Killer