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Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series 1993–2001) Poster

(1993–2001)

Trivia

For the first several seasons, you could always tell the "bad guys" by the cars they drove - a Ford. "Good Guys" that live drove Dodge and "Good Guys" that die drove Chevys.
Jimmy Trivette is a vegetarian.
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C.D. Parker was the only character who refers to Walker by his first name.
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The award that C.D. receives for his career in Texas law enforcement is called "The Frank Hamer Award". The award is named after the legendary Texas Ranger who began his career on horseback in the wild west of the 1890's and retired during the gangster era of the 1920's and 1930's. Hamer is best remembered as the man who led the posse that killed Bonnie and Clyde.
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Walker was always referred to by his Uncle Ray as "Wa-sho", which in Cherokee meant "Lone Eagle".
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The exterior view of "C.D.'s Bar and Grill" is actually the legendary White Elephant Saloon located in Ft. Worth's Historic Stockyards District. When it was built, the White Elephant was owned and operated by wild west gambler/gunfighter Luke Short, a friend to such famous figures as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and "Doc" Holiday.
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The majority of this series was filmed in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and the surrounding area. Many residents in the area were cast as extras and some even had speaking lines.
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At the end of the episode "Avenging Angel", it was explained that C.D. Parker (Noble Willingham) had taken sick while on a trip and passed away But, in the final episode "Final Showdown" it was revealed that C.D. was murdered.
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According to C.D. Parker, Jimmy Trivette played college football at Penn State University, and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. His career ended after his rookie year due to a shoulder injury.
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Walker's full last name is "Firewalker". When his parents died/were killed, he went to an orphanage where the others teased him because he didn't look like a Native American. Therefore, he shortened it to Walker.
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Dallas detective Carlos Sandobal (Marco Sanchez) and martial arts instructor/private detective Trent Malloy (James Wicek) were with the show from 1997-1999 as regulars. Their names never appeared in the opening credits.
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Jimmy Trevette's nickname for C.D. Parker was "Big Dog".
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In the early episodes, Walker drove a GMC truck, in the later episodes, he drove a Dodge Ram.
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Wade Harper (Robert Fuller) is a retired Texas Ranger from El Paso.
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In the first few episodes, C.D. Parker was played by Gailard Sartain, after that he was replaced by Noble Willingham.
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In the show, the Rangers' headquarters are located in Dallas, but the Rangers' headquarters is actually in Austin. The building shown as the Rangers' headquarters is actually the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth. In real life, the Rangers' headquarters for Dallas-Fort Worth is the Company B headquarters in Garland.
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Many of the children actors cast on this show also previously co-starred in the children's show Barney & Friends (1992).
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Jimmy Trivette was originally from Baltimore, Maryland.
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At least 16 actors from the 4 'Lethal Weapon' films (1987-1998) have appeared on this show. They include Sven-Ole Thorsen (in an uncredited appearance in the second episode), Tom Atkins, Mitchell Ryan, Gary Busey (as a character named Riggs), Ed O'Ross, Grand L. Bush, Sherman Howard, Mark Rolston, Dean Norris, Nick Chinlund, Henry Kingi, George Kee Cheung, Roger Yuan, James Wing Woo, Francois Chau, and James Lew.
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Originally announced and produced as "Sam Bolt, Texas Ranger".
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Before he became a ranger, Jimmy Trivette ('Clarence Gilyard, Jr.' ) played football, as a wide receiver, for the Dallas Cowboys and was nicknamed "Go Long Trivette".
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Seasons 1 and 2, episodes "One Riot, One Ranger" through "Stolen Lullaby," were released on DVD as "Walker, Texas Ranger: Season One."
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Jimmy Trivette's hero was Johnny Unitas.
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Wade and Betsy Harper had a daughter, Jenny.
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