The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Colt Seavers (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
 Howie Munson (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
 Jody Banks (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
 Terri Michaels (64 episodes, 1982-1985)


Colt Seaver is a combination bounty hunter and stunt man. He drives a big GMC truck with a eagle painted on its hood. He chases after "bad guys" and returns them to the Los Angeles area. He has two companions, Howie and Jodie. These two companions usually follow Colt in his adventures and sometimes they are on there own. Written by CJ Lagos <>

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Release Date:

4 November 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Profesión peligro  »

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Stunts took their toll on the GMC trucks, so several different trucks were used during the show's initial run, causing some inconsistencies in episodes. For instance, the 1980 model truck in the pilot had two square headlights and a light tan interior. For the rest of the series, it almost always had the quad headlight configuration of 1981 and newer models, with a dark brown interior. The truck always appeared to be a long bed model, but a short bed model was used in a few episodes. After huge jumps destroyed several trucks, a jump truck was custom-built, with a mid-mounted engine and a reinforced frame and axles. See more »


[opening segment of the series after the credits]
Colt Seavers: [narrating] This is the story of one of America's great unsung heroes. I mean you've seen him, but you never knew who he was. You've cheered for him and cried for him and women have wanted to die for him. But did he ever get any credit, or the girl? No! He's what we call the "Stuntman", and the reason I'm talking so fondly about him is, well because it's me, Colt Seavers. Anyway, picture work isn't wall-to-wall employment, so maybe you wonder how ...
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The Ballad of the Unknown Stuntman
(Original Theme)
Sung by Lee Majors
Written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen and David Somerville
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One Of The Many Classic 1980's Shows
27 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Fall Guy was just one in a whole list of classic 80's fare such as The A-Team, Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider. It featured Lee Majors as bounty hunter Colt Seavers and he was joined by his sidekick Howie Munson who was a bit naive at times. They were also joined by the beautiful Heather Thomas who played Jody Banks.

Like many 1980's action shows The Fall Guy was not to be taken seriously. The plots were crazy, the characters were crazier, the stories were rather mad at times and what can I say about the stunts-they were out of this world. Week after week Lee Majors topped his stunts and did things such as jumping from a plane without a parachute and jumping from tall bridges into water below.

Highly enjoyable series-but when will anyone release it onto video?

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