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(on Steve McQueen
) Steve was my neighbor for some time, I called him "Crazy McQueen", because, quite frankly, he was crazy. We were friends, but he wanted to play my part in Grand Prix
(1966) and because of that we didn't talk for four years. He wasn't a great actor, but he was a star - McQueen had probably the highest amount of star quality I've ever seen in an actor.
In 2008, he was planning to come out of retirement from on camera roles when he was cast in NCIS
(2003), but having a stroke soon after being cast, prevented him from doing it. The role was ultimately given to Ralph Waite
, who was also born in 1928, but whose health was holding up rather better at that time. In the end, Waite passed away five months before Garner.
His voice was heard at the beginning of every episode of The Rockford Files
(1974) on the outgoing message for Jim Rockford's answering machine.