Lee Majors

Actor, Recreation director
A burgeoning heartthrob of 1960s television, Lee Majors would make it to the top of the world by the mid-1970s, earning a place in the pantheon of made-for-TV superheroes as "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1974-78) ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1939 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

Do You Believe? 2015 (Movie)

J.D. (Actor)

Spring Break '83 2015 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

Arizona Summer 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fate 2014 (Movie)

Oscar Odgen (Actor)

New Jersey Turnpikes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Raising Hope 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

When I Find the Ocean 2014 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Dallas 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Valley 2013 (Movie)

Tom Barkley (Actor)

CSI: New York 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bleep My Dad Says 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Community 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Human Target 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

According to Jim 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Game 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Weeds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Brothers Solomon 2007 (Movie)

Ed Solomon (Actor)

Will & Grace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married to the Kellys 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

Forbidden Secrets 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Son of the Beach 1991 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out Cold 2001 (Movie)

John Majors (Actor)

The War Next Door 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

James Stacy: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Chapter Zero 1998 (Movie)

Manatee Man (Actor)

Primary Suspect 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Protector 1998 (Movie)

Austin (Actor)

Raven 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Keaton's Cop 1990 (Movie)

Mike Gable (Actor)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Fall Guy 1981 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cowboy and the Ballerina 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XI 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Agency 1980 (Movie)

Philip Morgan (Actor)

Steel 1980 (Movie)

Mike Catton (Actor)

Killer Fish 1978 (Movie)

Robert Lasky (Actor)

The Bionic Woman 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Norseman 1977 (Movie)

Thorvald Helge (Actor)

The Olivia Newton-John Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Donny and Marie Osmond Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wayne Newton Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Six-Million-Dollar Man 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Men From Shiloh 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Liberation of L.B. Jones 1970 (Movie)

Steve Mundine (Actor)

The Big Valley 1965 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Will Penny 1968 (Movie)

Blue (Actor)

A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Ben 10: Race Against Time (TV Show)

Actor

Bionic Ever After? (TV Show)

Actor

Crash Landing (TV Show)

Narrator

Danger Down Under (TV Show)

Actor

Hell to Pay (TV Show)

Actor

Just a Little Inconvenience (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Treasure of Dos Santos (TV Show)

Actor

Road Show (TV Show)

Actor

Stan Lee's LightSpeed (TV Show)

Actor

Starflight One (TV Show)

Actor

The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Show)

Actor

The Cover Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

The Six-Million-Dollar Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Stuntman Awards (TV Show)

Actor

The Trail to Hope Rose (TV Show)

Actor

Weekend of Terror (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Steel 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A burgeoning heartthrob of 1960s television, Lee Majors would make it to the top of the world by the mid-1970s, earning a place in the pantheon of made-for-TV superheroes as "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1974-78) and marrying arguably the most coveted woman in the world, Farrah Fawcett. Majors arrived in public consciousness as the eerily Elvis Presley-resembling youngest sibling on ABC's Western series "The Big Valley" (1965-69) and after a couple of other supporting roles, the network vaulted him to superstardom as the cyborg U.S. agent Steve Austin. The short but popular run of "The Six Million Dollar Man" would see him fight spies, aliens and even the legendary Bigfoot, on the way to becoming the frontispiece of a merchandising bonanza that would anticipate the "Star Wars" licensed-products phenomenon but a few years later. Though his ballyhooed marriage to Fawcett would end contentiously as both tried and failed to establish movie careers, Majors would bounce back on the lighthearted action series "The Fall Guy" (ABC, 1981-86), in which he portrayed a Hollywood stunt man who investigates crime on the side. Though his later career would see him appear on television and in films often cast comically against his all-American nice-guy type, he would remain forever the Bionic Man to a certain generation. Majors would, himself, play up his status as a bygone icon of 1970s culture gamely and amicably throughout the balance of his career.

Relationships

Harvey Lee Yeary Jr

Father

Farrah Fawcett Actor

Wife
Second wife married in 1973 divorced on February 16, 1982

Nickki Majors

Daughter
born in 1988 mother, Karen Velez

Dane Majors

Son
born c. 1992 twin of Trey mother, Karen Velez

Lee Majors

Son
born c. 1962

Trey Majors

Son
born c. 1992 twin of Dane mother, Karen Velez

Faith Noelle

Companion
born c. 1974 announced engagement on February 1, 2000 plan to marry in 2001

Karen Velez

Wife
born c. 1961 married in 1988 third wife mother of Majors' three younger children divorced in 1994

EDUCATION

Indiana University

Bloomington , Indiana
attended on a football scholarship; transferred to Eastern Kentucky State

Eastern Kentucky State College

Richmond , Kentucky
graduated

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer School

Los Angeles , California
studied under Estelle Harmon

Milestones

2001

Had co-starring role in the syndicated fall adventure series "Hard Knox"

2001

Played a ruthless land developer in the lame comedy "Out Cold"

1996

Starred in the busted pilot "Daytona Beach"

1994

Again played Steve Austin in TV-movie "Bionic Ever After?" (CBS)

1992

Returned to TV series work, playing a hard-drinking former CIA agent turned private eye on "Raven" (CBS)

1991

Moved to Florida (date approximate)

1990

Had recurring role on the CBS drama series "Tour of Duty", set in Vietnam

1989

Played Steve Austin in "Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman" (NBC)

1988

Appeared as himself in the feature "Scrooged"

1987

Reprised role of Steve Austin in "The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman" (NBC)

1976

Starred in title role of NBC TV-movie, "Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident"

1969

Played Roy Tate on "The Men From Shiloh" (NBC)

1968

Made TV-movie debut, "The Ballad of Andy Crocker"

1968

First film credit as Lee Majors, the Western "Will Penny"

1965

Co-starred as Heath Barkley on "The Big Valley" (ABC)

1964

Feature film debut "Straight-Jacket", billed as Lee Yeary

Made guest appearances as Steve Austin on "The Bionic Woman" (ABC 1976-1977; NBC 1977-1978)

Turned down an offer to play with the St Louis Cardinals to pursue acting career

Played bounty hunter and stuntman Colt Seavers in the ABC series "The Fall Guy"; also served as executive producer and performed the show's theme song

Acted in the British situation comedy "Too Much Sun"

Starred as Col. Steve Austin, the title cyborg, in the ABC series "The Six Million Dollar Man"

Played lawyer Jess Brandon on "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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Majors commented on his TV career since the late 1980s to John Sellers of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (January 24, 1997): "You tend to get lost when you're not [in L.A.] . . . They probably think you're dead or don't need the job." (Majors and his family had moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL in the early 90s.)

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