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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 August 1951Sumner, Iowa, USA
Birth NameBetty Lee Oakes
Nicknames Joe's Fiancée
Bonnie Bear
Bonbon
Miss Iowa

Mini Bio (1)

Pretty, sunny, and appealing blonde looker Randi Oakes was born Betty Lee Oakes on August 19, 1951 in Sumner, Iowa. Her father owned a farm in Randalia, Iowa. Oakes was encouraged by her parents to leave her small town and pursue a modeling career in New York, after she won the Miss Iowa Model of the Year contest. Randi started her acting career with guest appearances on episodes of such TV shows as McCloud (1970), Delvecchio (1976), Rosetti and Ryan (1977) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). She gave an especially lively and engaging performance as the sweetly ditsy, "Sally", in the enjoyable tongue-in-cheek drug deal flick, Acapulco Gold (1976). Oakes achieved her greatest enduring popularity with her regular role as "Officer Bonnie Clark" on the hit TV show, CHiPs (1977). Randi met her future husband, Gregory Harrison, when they both appeared as contestants on the 1979 TV game-show special, Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979). They got married on December 21, 1980. Oakes and Harrison have four children: daughters Emma, Lily, and Kate and son Quinn Edgar Harrison (adopted). Randi lives in southern Oregon with her husband and family.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Spouse (1)

Gregory Harrison (3 May 1981 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Blonde Hair
Glasses
Blue Eyes
Hair Parted On The Right Side

Trivia (13)

Born at 7:28am-CDT
Before becoming an actress, Oakes was a top fashion model.
Has 3 daughters, Emma Lee Harrison (born December 10, 1985), Lily Anne Harrison (born February 6, 1989) Kate Harrison (born 1991), and 1 son, Quinn Edgar Harrison (adopted), with Gregory Harrison.
As of November 2010, was living in southern Oregon.
Was once engaged to Mike Porcaro, of the rock group Toto.
Once had a Keeshond named Tillie, and a Tabby Cat named Bonnie which were her pets back in late 70's and early 80's.
Was a last minute replacement, for Brianne Leary, during Season Three of CHiPs (1977).
Former resident of Sherman Oaks, CA.
Once appeared in Bruce Springsteen's music video, "The River", where she was at the beginning of the video.
Was given a butternut yellow Rolls-Royce Corniche, along with a white Stutz Blackhawk, while filming an episode "CHiPs" (1977) {Second Chances (#3.13)}_.
Once rode on the back of a Kawasaki KZ 1000 police motorcycle, with the sirens blaring, while naked with Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox, at nighttime.
Had an on- and off-again relationship, with Joe Namath, for seven years, between 1970 and 1977.
Had accidentally injured herself three times on the set of "Acapulco Gold" (1976)_.

Personal Quotes (3)

I can't imagine getting married, and I just don't have the time. I get up at four o'clock in morning, and go to work at five. I don't get home until eight o'clock at night.
When [husband Gregory Harrison's] dreams come true, as they are doing now, we find more time to be together.
We moved to Oregon, and raise our kids.

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