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

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lee Majors ...  Colt Seavers 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Douglas Barr ...  Howie Munson 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Heather Thomas ...  Jody Banks 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Markie Post ...  Terri Michaels 64 episodes, 1982-1985
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Colt Seaver is a combination bounty hunter and stuntman. 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 their own. Written by CJ Lagos <midnight@richmond.infi.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Profesión peligro See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Initially, television executives were wary of doing a show about a stuntman who moonlights as a private investigator. They changed their minds when they heard a demo tape of Lee Majors singing "The Unknown Stuntman". See more »

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[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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Soundtracks

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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Trivia: The creation of The Fall Guy - How and why it came about.
12 February 2011 | by dfent8998See all my reviews

Some time back I was visiting David Sommerville, lead singer for the 50's doo-wop band The Diamonds ('Little Darlin'/'Why Do Fools Fall In Love') who was at the time, living in David (Kung Foo) Carradine's shack (literally) above Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills. Looking around I joked with him that he must have stolen the idea for the outdoor bathtub from the opening credits of 'The Fall Guy' where Lee Majors is seen soaking with a stogy clenched firmly in his teeth. I was informed it was quite the opposite -

David was hired to do the music for a couple of TV specials chronicling the life of stuntmen by his friend and fellow composer; television producer Glen A. Larson. Shortly after, David began writing in anticipation of another installment of the series which never saw the light of day. While vacationing at Glen's place in Hawaii, he'd discovered the unused sheet music buried in his guitar case and as he began playing he caught Glen's attention. Wheels spinning, he changed the original name in the opening verse to Farah; "Well, I'm not the kind to kiss and tell but I've been seen with Farah", and picked up the phone -

As fate would have it, the 'The Six Million Dollar Man' had just been canceled so, with Majors on the other end they sang him the (soon to be theme) song; 'The Unknown Stuntman' and the television series 'The Fall Guy' was born. Now, about that bath tub -

Having been to the quirky Carradine/Sommerville "ranch" with it's tree-house house, outdoor plumbing and combination horse stables/guest quarters, Glen thought it was the perfect setting for the residence for his new lead character; Stuntman/Private Investigator, Colt Seavers..... Only in Hollywood!


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