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

(1993–2001)

Trivia

James Trivette was originally from Baltimore, Maryland.
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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.
C.D. Parker was the only character who refers to Walker by his first name consistently.
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.
Walker was always referred to by his Uncle Ray as "Wa-sho", which in Cherokee meant "Lone Eagle".
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.
After the eighth season, CBS wanted to extend the show's contract for two more years, however, with Chuck Norris's wife being pregnant at the time, the show was removed from the line-up.
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When meeting a stranger he doesn't like, Walker doesn't take off his hat or shake the guy's hand. For example, when he's having a conversation with a millionaire racist in "Deadly Reunion", and when he's speaking with a racist Army Captain in "Patriot."
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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 1890s and retired during the gangster era of the 1920s and 1930s. Hamer is best remembered as the man who led the posse that killed Bonnie and Clyde.
Dallas detective Carlos Sandobal (Marco Sanchez) and martial arts instructor/private detective Trent Malloy (Jimmy Wlcek) were with the show from 1997-1999 as regulars. Their names never appeared in the opening credits.
Wade Harper (Robert Fuller) is a retired Texas Ranger from El Paso, Texas.
James Trivette is a vegetarian.
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 and gunfighter Luke Short, a friend to such famous figures as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and "Doc" Holiday.
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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C.D. Parker once had an old 1964 Cadillac convertible he named "Old Goldie".
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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).
According to C.D. Parker, James 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.
In the early episodes, Walker drove a GMC truck, in the later episodes, he drove a Dodge Ram.
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Noble Willingham was the only native Texan to have a starring role on the show.
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In the first episode, C.D. Parker was played by Gailard Sartain. In episodes 2 and 3, C.D. Parker was only mentioned, but never seen. From episode 4 on, C.D. Parker was played by Noble Willingham.
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James Trevette's nickname for C.D. Parker was "Big Dog".
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At least sixteen actors from the Lethal Weapon film franchise 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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Before he became a Ranger, James Trivette (Clarence Gilyard, Jr.) played football, as a wide receiver, for the Dallas Cowboys, and was nicknamed "Go Long Trivette".
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James Trivette's hero was Johnny Unitas.
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Originally announced and produced as "Sam Bolt, Texas Ranger".
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Seasons one and two, episodes "One Riot, One Ranger" through "Stolen Lullaby" were released on DVD as "Walker, Texas Ranger: Season One."
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Wade and Betsy Harper had a daughter, Jenny.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

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.
In the last episode, Alex gives birth to a daughter named Angela.
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