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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 August 1947San Diego, California, USA
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 her husband in front of her mother and their three children and Larry returned home to assist the family. During this time Larry was drafted in the Army but he wanted to be in the best outfit during the Vietnam War and so he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He honorably served thirteen months in Vietnam with five campaign stars and two meritorious promotions. He was discharged as a Sergeant and then went back to school. Wilcox hit the pavement running and began working two to three jobs to make ends meet. He began studying acting and music and soon got a Hollywood agent and landed many commercials and then beat 300 actors to win the co-star role on Lassie in 1970. He then went on to guest star in many popular TV shows from MASH, Love Boat, Police Story, Room 222, The Partridge Family, Hawaii Five-0 and many others. He was subsequently picked to star in CHiPS with co-star Erik Estrada which he did for five years and the show was syndicated in one-hundred foreign countries. During this time Wilcox, a businessman at heart, formed his own production company and began buying scripts and books and making deals with studios and networks. He produced the Death of a Playmate: The Dorothy Stratten Story for MGM and NBC which he believed had many parallels to the death of his sister. He then developed, funded and produced the award winning TV Series, The Ray Bradbury Theater for HBO for five years. Wilcox has a long list of productions and is presently negotiating some very significant projects we all hope to see in the near future.

Wilcox has been married to Marlene Harmon for over thirty years with three boys and two girls which are all adults now. Wilcox was an avid sportsman and, as he states, "I enjoyed pushing the envelope." He set eight Land Speed Records at the infamous Bonneville Salt Flats, was a race car driver and competed in SCCA events and was a cowboy competitor and member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Wilcox is also a pilot who is known for some crazy rides in his very own military plane with a cockpit. He has flown with the Blue Angels and the Marines as a Celebrity Guest and is famous for asking the military pilot to "let it all hang out" and to try and make him sick.

Presently (as of April 2016) Wilcox is focused on two arenas: filmmaking and digital distribution tools that he owns and/or participates in. He has been the past national spokesperson for The Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Red Cross. He was the national celebrity spokesperson for the Vets Save The Flag campaign. He has also been the celebrity filmmaker and spokesperson for TheFallenHeroes.org. Wilcox believes that man was put on this earth to help each other and to perpetuate better offspring than yourself. He said his credits are not about his life.....his credits are his family. His fan site is larrywilcox.net and he has a Facebook site that he writes a monthly journal to keep in touch with his fans. When asked what advice Wilcox would give to the world he says: "Love and be Loved; and walk tall through the fire and stay in your bubble of personal belief because HE is with you all the way!"

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matthew Ulm on behalf of Larry Wilcox

Spouse (3)

Marlene Harmon (22 April 1986 - present) (2 children)
Hannie Strasser (11 April 1980 - 1982) (divorced) (1 child)
Judy Vagner (29 March 1969 - 1978) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Graduated from Rawlins High School, Rawlins WY
He has a total of five children from his 3 marriages.
Served in the U.S. Marines for three years including 13 months in Vietnam. Honorably Discharged as SSgt.
Was a contender for the role of James "Sonny" Crockett on Miami Vice (1984), but lost the part to Don Johnson.
Larry's two oldest children from his marriage to Judy Vagner are Derek Wilcox and Heidi Wilcox. Daughter Wendy Wilcox is from his marriage to second wife Hannie Strasser. His two youngest children, Ryan and Chad, were born to him and his current wife Marlene Harmon, who was once a member of the 1980 Olympic Heptathalon Team.
Was up for the Nick Nolte role in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976).
Rumors of friction began to surface between Larry and co-star Erik Estrada late in the 1978-1979 season on the "CHiPS" set. When Erik Estrada married late in 1979, Wilcox was not invited. Larry married his second wife four months later and returned the compliment. Estrada's serious motorcycle injury at the beginning of the 1979-1980 season did not repair the relationship. Time, however, has seemed to heal all wounds and they have kept in touch occasionally in recent years.
He produced, directed, written, and starred in a children's video called The Little CHP (1995), which tells the story of two little boys who dream of becoming CHP motor officers.
His only sister (he had two other brothers) was slain in front of her three children and her own mother in Wyoming. Her husband was accused of the murder but acquitted in a celebrated trial. He was subsequently killed in a barroom brawl.
In February 1999, founded the UC HUB Group, Inc. UC HUB delivers solutions for communications needs, including connectivity, content, and commerce. UC HUB's vision of an interconnected Digital Community, where all can benefit from the enhanced quality of life offered by the applications, products, and services available to each digital citizen, drives the company towards the future and influences all of the company's corporate decisions. This successful company has its corporative offices in Las Vegas. Larry Wilcox is the company's Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Director.
Member of DeMolay in Rawlins, Wyoming, where he served as Master Councilor of Rawlins Chapter.
Sentenced, in a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida courtroom on January 28, 2011, to three years probation for conspiring to commit securities fraud.
Spending most of his time in a ranch in San Fernando Valley, CA. Runs from there his company UC HUB Group, Inc. (their corporative offices are in Las Vegas) and enjoys the company of his wife and sons. [August 2006]

Personal Quotes (4)

I'm the kind of person who just likes to participate creatively regardless of the credit.
I feel so lucky I was able to ride the merry-go-round that most people dream about but never get the opportunity. If they do, it is later in life and is sometimes construed as a poor and untimely reflection of one's choices. The film business was a great lesson in business combat and what it takes to survive.
Family is very important to me because that is the footprint we perpetuate. That is, the ripple in the water when the rock first impacts the pool and it is those waves, that energy that one produces, that determines our direction.
I have learned a great deal in my life, and DeMolay helped me to learn that character and integrity should be cornerstones in your life. As a Senior DeMolay, as a father, the best advice I could ever give would be to take the high road in life, and you will be able to build trusting relationships.

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