Lee Majors

Biography

Date of Birth 23 April 1939, Wyandotte, Michigan, USA Birth Name Harvey Lee Yeary Height 6' (1.83 m) Spouse Faith Majors (9 November 2002 - present) Karen Velez (September 1988 - 14 October 1994) (divorced) 3 children Farrah Fawcett (28 July 1973 - 16 February 1982) (divorced) Kathy Robinson (1961 - 1964) (divorced) 1 son Trivia Son, with Robinson, Lee Majors II. Children, with Velez; daughter Nikki and twin sons Dane and Trey Turned down the Mac Davis role in North Dallas Forty (1979) in favor of an independent production that never got off the ground. Suffered three separate whippings in "The Big Valley" (1965). In a Mexican jail in "Legend of a General" shown 9-19-66. In a penal camp in "The Iron Box" shown 11-28-66. At the hands of a religious sect in "Journey into Violence" shown 12-18-67. Landed the role of Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969) but "The Big Valley" (1965) was picked up for another year and was contractually obligated to pass on the role, which was then made famous by Jon Voight. Starred concurrently in two TV shows at the same time - Playing Jess Brandon in "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1971) and Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) (TV) TV movies. Lee is not related to Johnny Majors, the 1956 Heisman Trophy runner-up at Tennessee, and became a great college football coach at Iowa State, Pitt and Tennessee. Lee adopted Majors' name after meeting him and becoming friends. Signature exclamation as Heath Barkley in "The Big Valley" (1965) was "Boy, Howdy!". His hometown is Middlesboro, Kentucky. In 1976 he and wife Farrah Fawcett made TV history - a husband and wife each starring in separate top-rated shows. Prior to getting his big break, Lee Majors was the limo driver for producer Jim Barnett, the man who created the TV show "World Championship Wrestling." Graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Was one of the judges in 1981 Miss Universe pageant. Was a star athlete in high school and is a member of the Middlesboro High School sports hall of fame; the school later named their football field Lee Majors Field. Was played by Ben Browder in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' (2004) (TV). He entered Indiana University on a football scholarship but was expelled two years later for his involvement in a fraternity fight. After transferring to Eastern Kentucky University, a game injury paralyzed him from the waist down for two weeks. That revealed a condition of congenital spondylolisthesis, an alignment defect of the spine, and he was forced to leave what was beginning to look like a great football career. Best known by the public for his starring roles as Col. Steve Austin in "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974) and as Colt Seavers in "The Fall Guy" (1981). Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Out Cold

John Majors

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L'Homme qui valait 3 milliards : Saison 1 - L'intégrale - 6 DVD

Col. Steve Austin (98 episodes, 1974-1978)

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Killer Fish

Lasky

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Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land

Captain Cody Briggs

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Agency

Philip Morgan

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The Six Million Dollar Man

Steve Austin

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Stan Lee's Lightspeed

Tanner

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Fate

Oscar Odgen

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A Smoky Mountain Christmas

Mountain Dan

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Primary Suspect

Lt. Blake

Starring In
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Renegades

Carver

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Narco Sub

Dallas Chapman

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Eat, Play, Love

Dr. Isaac Monroe

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Conflict of Interest

Jim Lawrence

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The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams

Dr. Jack Lee (scenes deleted)

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Ben 10: Race Against Time

Grandpa Max

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The Brothers Solomon

Ed Solomon

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Stan Lee's Lightspeed

Tanner

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When I Find The Ocean

Thomas

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Hell To Pay

Marshall Boone

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The Trail to Hope Rose

Marshall Toll

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Fate

Oscar Odgen

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Arizona Summer

Mr. Travers

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Big Fat Liar

Vince

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Out Cold

John Majors

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The Best of So Graham Norton

Himself

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Primary Suspect

Lt. Blake

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Musketeers Forever

Ben O'Connor

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Trojan War

Officer Austin

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Playboy - Farrah Fawcett - All of Me

Himself (archive footage)

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Bionic Ever After?

Steve Austin

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Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman

Steve Austin

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Scrooged

Lee Majors

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The People Across the Lake

Brock Williams 8 episodes, 2016-2018

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The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman

Col. Steve Austin

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A Smoky Mountain Christmas

Mountain Dan

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Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land

Captain Cody Briggs

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The Last Chase

Franklyn Hart

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Agency

Philip Morgan

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High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane

Will Kane

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Obsession

Theatre Patron (uncredited)

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Killer Fish

Lasky

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L'Homme qui valait 3 milliards : Saison 1 - L'intégrale - 6 DVD

Col. Steve Austin (98 episodes, 1974-1978)

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The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War

Col. Steve Austin

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The Six Million Dollar Man

Steve Austin

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The Liberation of L.B. Jones

Steve Mundine

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The Ballad of Andy Crocker

Andy Crocker

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Will Penny

Blue

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Frank Harbin (uncredited)

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