Majors, Lee 1940(?)–(Lee Yeary)
MAJORS, Lee 1940(?)–
Original name, Harvey Lee Yeary III; born April 23, 1940 (some sources say 1939, 1941, or 1942), in Wyandotte, MI; married Kathy Robinson, 1961 (divorced, 1964); married Farrah Fawcett (an actress), July 28, 1973 (divorced February 16, 1982); married Karen Valez (a model), September, 1988 (divorced October, 1994); married Faith Noelle, November 1, 2002; children: (first marriage) Lee II; (third marriage) Nikki, Dane, and Trey (twins). Education: Graduated from Eastern Kentucky State College; also attended University of Indiana; studied acting with Estelle Harmon at Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Studios.
Addresses: Agent— The Blake Agency, 1327 Ocean Ave., Suite J, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Publicist— Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, 1888 Century Park East, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Contact— c/o 2877 South Paradise Rd., #903, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Career: Actor, producer, and director. Fawcett–Majors Productions, cofounder (with then–wife, Farrah Fawcett), 1977; appeared in television commercials for Diet Rite Cola, 1986, kozmo.com, 1999, and ING, 2003. Turned down an offer from the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team in his final year at college to pursue an acting career; previously worked as a limo driver and recreation director. Sometimes credited as Lee Yeary.
Member: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best television actor—drama, 1977, for The Six Million Dollar Man; Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1984; Moxie! Award, Santa Monica Film Festival, 2001, for Here.
Television Appearances; Series:
Heath Barkley, The Big Valley, ABC, 1965–1969.
Roy Tate, The Men from Shiloh (also known as The Virginian ), NBC, 1970–1971.
Jess Brandon, Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1971–1974.
Colonel Steve Austin (title role), The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1973–1978.
Colonel Steve Austin, a recurring role, The Bionic Woman, ABC, 1976–1977, NBC, 1977–1978.
Colt Seavers, The Fall Guy, ABC, 1981–1985.
Thomas "Pop" Scarlet, Tour of Duty, CBS, 1990.
Herman "Ski" Jablonski, Raven, CBS, 1992–1993.
Scott Reed, Too Much Sun, 2000.
Host, Forbidden Secrets, PAX, 2001.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Title role, The Ballad of Andy Crocker, ABC, 1969.
Larry, Weekend of Terror, ABC, 1970.
Colonel Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (also known as Wine, Women and War ), 1973.
Colonel Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping (also known as Solid Gold Kidnapping ), 1973.
Colonel Steve Austin, The Secret of Bigfoot (also known as The Six Million Dollar Man: The Secret of Bigfoot ), 1975.
Title role, Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U–2 Spy Incident, NBC, 1976.
Col. Steve Austin, The Bionic Boy (also known as The Six Million Dollar Man: The Bionic Boy ), 1976.
Frank Logan, Just a Little Inconvenience, NBC, 1977.
Steve Austin, Sharks (also known as The Six Million Dollar Man: Sharks and Squali! ), 1978.
Will Kane (title role), High Noon Part II—The Return of Will Kane (also known as High Noon, Part II and The Return of Will Kane ), CBS, 1980.
Captain Cody Briggs, Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (also known as Starflight One ), ABC, 1983.
Bob Clayton, The Cowboy and the Ballerina, CBS, 1984.
Mountain Dan, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, ABC, 1986.
Steve Austin, The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, NBC, 1987.
Mike Gable, Keaton's Cop, 1988.
Reed Harris, Danger Down Under (also known as Harris Down Under and Austral Downs ), NBC, 1988.
Steve Austin, The Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (also known as The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman II ), NBC, 1989.
Captain Sterling, Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor, ABC, 1991.
Rex Kingman, The Cover Girl Murders, USA Network, 1993.
Steve Austin, Bionic Ever After? (also known as Bionic Breakdown ), CBS, 1994.
Roy Stark, Lost Treasure of Dos Stantos, The Family Channel, 1997.
President of the U.S.A., Hotel!, 2000.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Funshine Saturday Sneakpeak, ABC, 1974.
The Wayne Newton Special, NBC, 1974.
The Donny and Marie Osmond Show, ABC, 1975.
The Olivia Newton–John Show, ABC, 1976.
Host, Battle of the Network Stars XI, ABC, 1981.
Himself, The Best of Everything, 1983.
Host, The Stuntman Awards, syndicated, 1986.
James Stacy: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.
Himself, Headliners & Legends: Farrah Fawcett, 2000.
Narrator, Crash Landing, The Discovery Channel, 2001.
Himself, Tvography: Lee Majors—Hollywood's Bionic Hero, 2002.
Himself, TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as 1st Annual TV Land Awards ), TV Land, 2003.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Colonel Steve Austin (title role), The Six Million Dollar Man (also known as Cyborg: Six Million Dollar Man and The Six Million Dollar Man: The Moon and the Desert ), ABC, 1973.
Colonel Steve Austin, The Bionic Woman (also known as The Six Million Dollar Man: The Bionic Woman ), 1975.
Colt Seavers, How Do I Kill a Thief—Let Me Count the Ways (broadcast as a segment of The Fall Guy ), ABC, 1982.
Jesse Pruitt, Road Show (also known as Travellin' and O'Malley ), CBS, 1989.
Ski, Raven: Return of the Black Dragons, 1992.
Owen Travers, Daytona Beach, ABC, 1996.
Niki's father, Hard Knox, syndicated, 2001.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Dave Lukens, "Song for Dying," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1965.
Howard White, "The Monkey's Paw—A Retelling," Alfred Hitchcock Hour, NBC, 1965.
"Super Star," Bracken's World, NBC, 1970.
"Men Who Love," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1971.
Joe Briggs, "The McCreedy Bust—Going, Going, Gone," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1972.
"With This Ring, I Thee Kill," The Sixth Sense, ABC, 1972.
Himself, The Brady Bunch Hour, 1977.
"China Cruise," The Love Boat, 1983.
Colt Seavers, "Notes about Courage," Trauma Center, ABC, 1983.
Himself, Dolly, 1988.
Woodrow F. Call, "Ties That Bind," Lonesome Dove: The Series, 1995.
Jim Walker, "The Secret," Promised Land, CBS, 1996.
Sheriff Bell, "On the Border," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1998.
Tom Winters, "Critical List," Soldier of Fortune, Inc., syndicated, 1999.
Himself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 1999.
Himself, Friday Night's All Wright, 1999.
Voice of himself, "Running Mates," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2000.
Jed Irons, "Ride of the Valkries," V.I.P., syndicated, 2000.
Kennedy Smith, Sr., "Father Knows Death," The War Next Door, USA Network, 2000.
Colonel Seymore Kooze, "Taco Lips: Part 1," Sons of the Beach, USA Network, 2002.
Colonel Seymore Kooze, "Jailhouse Notch: Part 2," Sons of the Beach, USA Network, 2002.
Colonel Seymore Kooze, "Bad News, Mr. Johnson," Sons of the Beach, USA Network, 2002.
Richard Foxx, "Double Agent," Jake 2.0, UPN, 2003.
Television Work; Series:
Coproducer, The Fall Guy, ABC, 1981–1985.
Television Work; Movies:
Executive producer, Just a Little Inconvenience, NBC, 1977.
(With Jerry Weintraub) Executive producer, The Cowboy and the Ballerina, CBS, 1984.
Executive producer, Danger Down Under (also known as Harris Down Under and Austral Downs ), NBC, 1988.
Coproducer, The Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (also known as The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman II ), NBC, 1989.
Television Work; Specials:
Executive producer, The Stuntman Awards, syndicated, 1986.
Television Work; Pilots:
Executive producer, Road Show (also known as Travellin' and O'Malley ), CBS, 1989.
Television Work; Episodic:
Directed "One of Our Quarterbacks Is Missing," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC.
(Uncredited) Frank Harbin, Strait–Jacket, Columbia, 1964.
Blue, Will Penny, Paramount, 1968.
Steve Mundine, The Liberation of L. B. Jones, Columbia, 1970.
Thorvald Helge, The Norseman, American International Pictures, 1978.
Robert Lasky, Killer Fish (also known as Deadly Treasure of the Piranha, Killer fish agguato sul fondo, O peixe assassino, The Naked Sun, and Treasure of the Piranha ), Associated Film, 1979.
Mike Catton, Steel (also known as Look Down and Die and Men of Steel ), Vestron Video, 1980.
Philip Morgan, Agency (also known as Mind Games and L'agence de la peur ), Vestron Video, 1980.
Franklyn Hart, The Last Chase, Crown International, 1981.
Himself, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988.
Officer Austin, Trojan War (also known as No Night Stand and Rescue Me ), Warner Bros., 1997.
Ben O'Connor, Musketeers Forever, 1998.
Austin, The Protector, New Horizons, 1999.
Manatee Man, Chapter Zero, Dilonra Films, 1999.
New Jersey Turnpikes, 1999.
Himself, The Best of So Graham Norton, 2000.
Lieutenant Blake, Primary Suspect, Showcase Entertainment, 2000.
Bane, Here, 2001.
John Majors, Out Cold, Buena Vista, 2001.
Vince, Big Fat Liar, Universal, 2002.
Bucko Cassidy, Waitin' to Live, 2002.
Oscar Odgen, Fate, Alpha Film Group, 2003.
Dr. Jack Lee, Strike the Tent, 2003.
Mr. Travers, Arizona Summer, Skyline West Pictures LLC, 2003.
Executive producer, Steel (also known as Look Down and Die and Men of Steel ), Vestron Video, 1980.
(In archive footage) Himself, Farrah Fawcett: All of Me (also known as Playboy Farrah Fawcett: All of Me ), 1997.
Voice of Mitch Baker, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, 2002.
Zanderbergen, George, Stay Tuned: Henry Winkler, Lee Majors, Valerie Harper, Crestwood House, 1976.
Entertainment Weekly, January 24, 1997, p. 68; July 24, 1998, p. 84; February 18, 2000, p. 96.
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