B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)
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B.J. McKay, a guitar-playing independent trucker who travels with a fun-loving chimpanzee named Bear, finds himself caught up with a bunch of young women trying to flee a white slaver who ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Bilson

Writers:

Christopher Crowe (teleplay), Glen A. Larson (teleplay and story)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Greg Evigan ... B.J. McKay
Claude Akins ... Sheriff Lobo
Mills Watson ... Perkins
Penny Peyser ... Stilts
Julius Harris ... Colonel Whitmore
Woodrow Parfrey ... Store Proprietor
Kristine DeBell ... Marcia
Antoinette Stella Antoinette Stella ... Willie
Elena Frank Elena Frank ... Julie
Harry Townes ... Doctor
Dave Murich Dave Murich ... First Deputy
Dennis Fimple ... Second Deputy
Ted Gehring ... First Sheriff
Mario Roccuzzo Mario Roccuzzo ... High Ranking Suit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross Borden Ross Borden
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Storyline

B.J. McKay, a guitar-playing independent trucker who travels with a fun-loving chimpanzee named Bear, finds himself caught up with a bunch of young women trying to flee a white slaver who happens to be the local sheriff. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oroville, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Sheriff Lobo mentions his name to the Army Colonel, he says It's Elroy S. Lobo. Later in the series when Sheriff Lobo appears, his name is Elroy P. Lobo. See more »

Goofs

B.J. talks about "outrunning SAMs (surface to air missiles)" while flying his helicopter. A helicopter cannot outrun missiles; at best it can deploy countermeasures to make it difficult to hit. Or it can be too far out of range to be struck. An experienced helicopter pilot would never make such a ridiculous claim. See more »

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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

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The filming of the movie...
16 October 2005 | by joseph234See all my reviews

I grew up in Oroville, CA. Some scenes of BJ and the Bear were shot there. The "Orly Club" Was still standing until about 2000, or so, The window was even still decorated. BJ's fictitious hangout was sadly destroyed by fire. The Eagle's lodge was used for exterior shots of the sheriff's office, and Claude Akins (Sheriff Lobo was our parade grand marshal, that year. I was watching the opening credits on another website, just last week and noticed Highway 70 (which runs through Oroville) in some of the footage. I was only about nine or ten years old at the time and haven't seen the movie or TV series since then, so i really can't elaborate...


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