Gents I Crushed On on TV Shows 60s- 80s

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Burt Ward
Actor, Batman
Actor Burt Ward had to endure one of the toughest setbacks ever to befall a TV star once his camp-styled antics as the "Boy Wonder" superhero ended on the one-time hit series Batman. Irreparably typecast, he was out of commission for much of his "post-Robin" career with the cult star eventually becoming a frequent participant at TV nostalgia conventions...
“ First tv crush, after Ernie on Sesame Strreet. ” - kkmwills
 
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Kent McCord
Actor, Adam-12
The son of Bert and Laura McWhirter, Kent Franklin McWhirter was born in Los Angeles on September 26, 1942. Planning to become a physical education instructor and football coach, he transferred from Citrus Junior College to the University of Southern California in 1961. There he met Ricky Nelson during a football game and they became good friends...
“ Adam-12 ” - kkmwills
 
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Randolph Mantooth
Actor, Emergency!
Randolph Mantooth definitely fit the bill when he made a bankable name for himself in the TV medical series Emergency! as strong but sensitive paramedic/firefighter "John Gage". Tall, dark and quite handsome, he was of Seminole Indian heritage, born in Sacramento, California, one of four children to a construction engineer...
“ Emergency!; I wanted to be a paramedic for a little bit due to him. ” - kkmwills
 
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Robert Culp
Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy...
“ Sexy, funny, and white trousers! All over the world. ” - kkmwills
 
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Bill Cosby
Music Department, Bill Cosby: Himself
Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high school through a correspondence course...
“ Sexy, funny, and white trousers all over the world, also. ” - kkmwills
 
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Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day. Denzel Hayes Washington...
“ St. Elsewhere. Dr. Make-my-heart-flutter! ” - kkmwills
 
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Larry Wilcox
Actor, CHiPs
Larry Wilcox grew up in Rawlins, Wyoming, with three siblings and raised by a single parent - his mother. He graduated and then went to the University of Wyoming and studied pre-med and then transferred to Cal State University Northridge in Southern California. His sister was tragically murdered by...
“ I like Erik Estrada, but Jon won me over. I also got an autographed picture back. (No doubt from the studio, but still...:) ) ” - kkmwills
 
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Chad Everett
Both a leading and a supporting actor in movies and on television, name a role - lawyer, airline pilot, rig foreman, doctor, gunslinger, real-life person, good guy, bad guy - and Chad Everett has probably played it. He was born Raymon Lee Cramton on June 11, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. In high school, he did stage plays and wanted to become an actor...
“ Medical Center. ” - kkmwills
 
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Mark Harmon
Actor, NCIS
Thomas Mark Harmon was born in Burbank, California on September 2, 1951 to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox (née Kornbrath). Harmon played college football and found success as one of TV's hunkiest actors. While many of his roles have relied on good looks, Harmon was impressive as the suave doctor on St. Elsewhere who contracted AIDS...
“ First crushed on him back in Sam; he was a K9 officer and Sam was the canine. Then, 240-Robert. ” - kkmwills
 
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Jeff Goldblum
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at age seventeen...
“ Tenspeed and Brownshoe ” - kkmwills
 
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“ First crushed on him on Lawrence Welk Show, then saw repeats of the original Mickey Mouse. Great plus: he could dance!! ” - kkmwills
 
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Robert Urich
Actor, Vega$
Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account representative...
“ Vega$, baby! Then reruns of The Rookies. ” - kkmwills
 
13.
Michael Warren
Smart, talented African-American actor Michael Warren could have followed in the star shoes of Sidney Poitier but Denzel Washington beat him to it. Best remembered for his Emmy-nominated role as police officer Bobby Hill in the Steven Bochco crime series Hill Street Blues, Mike's respected turn on this quality show should have led to much bigger things...
“ Bobby Hill, on Hill Street Blues. His voice was easy to listen to for me. ” - kkmwills
 
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Ron Palillo
At 14, Ron Palillo started his own summer theater in Cheshire, Connecticut. His parents,Gabriel and Carmel Palillo,were surprised when the summer theater actually made money. After graduating from high school, Ron went to the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he majored in drama. He appeared in many school plays in college...
“ Horshak seemed to need someone to care for him. ” - kkmwills
 
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Dirk Benedict
Actor, The A-Team
It's a long way from the vastness of Montana's Big Sky country to the vastness of outer space, but Dirk Benedict is taking the transition in stride. The actor's hometown of White Sulphur Springs, Montana, was so small that it lacked a television station. White Sulphur Springs, MT did have a motion picture theater...
“ Bad boy Starbuck and Face, from the A-Team. ” - kkmwills
 
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Robert Conrad
Robert Conrad was a graduate of Northwestern University, spending his first few years out of school supporting himself and his family by driving a milk truck and singing in a Chicago cabaret. Conrad befriended up-and-coming actor Nick Adams during this period, and it was Adams who helped Conrad get his first Hollywood work in 1957...
“ Wild,Wild West reruns, BaaBaa Black Sheep, and other actioners. ” - kkmwills
 
17.
Ross Martin
Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire. Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and law...
“ Artemus Gordon was very cool on The Wild, Wild West. ” - kkmwills
 
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“ Tattletales was fun and Burt was very cute. ” - kkmwills
 
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“ My first time seeing him was as Dr. 'Jackpot' on Trapper John, M.D. ” - kkmwills
 
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“ The shower scene from Trapper John, M.D. will forever keep him young to me. ” - kkmwills