THE FALL GUY
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Firstly, the video features the opening titles from 1981. Broadcast in the U.S. between November 1981 and May 1986, The Fall Guy ran for five seasons with 113 episodes.
The programme's main character was Hollywood stunt man Colt Seavers (played by Lee Majors), who worked part-time as a private investigator and drove around in a GMC 4x4 pickup - you may remember that this had a secret compartment which was used for hiding villains or stashing weapons. Many GMC trucks were used during the series as they were badly damaged during the filming of the stunt sequences.
Lee Majors previous major role was as The Six Million Dollar Man (The Bionic Man) during the 70s - my parents bought me the toy doll which featured a magnified bionic eye which you could look through to make everything appear closer.
Other main characters were Colt's cousin and trainee stuntsman Howie Munson (played by Douglas Barr), who he regularly referred to as "Kid", and Jody Banks played by the gorgeous Heather Thomas, who became a bit of a pin-up during the 1980s.
The Fall Guy Annual 1981
The Fall Guy Annual 1982
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