Lee Majors (born April 23, 1939) is an American television, film and voice actor, best known for his starring role as Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978) and as Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy (1981–1986).
He first became a star in his role as Victoria Barkley's husband's illegitimate son, Heath Barkley, in the 1965–1969 TV series The Big Valley, and as Owen Marshall's law partner/friend, Jess Brandon, in the 1971–1974 series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. In the late 1980s and 1990s he reprised the role of Steve Austin in a number of TV movies, and appeared in a number of supporting, recurring and cameo roles in feature films and TV series, and lent his voice to a number of animated TV series and video games.
Majors was born Harvey Lee Yeary in the Detroit suburb of Wyandotte, Michigan. Parents Carl & Alice Yeary were both killed in separate car accidents (prior to his birth and when he was one year old respectively) and at age two, Majors was adopted by an uncle and aunt, Harvey and Mildred Yeary, and moved with them, and their biological son, Bill, to Middlesboro, Kentucky.
Since his adoptive older brother had been a football star in school, Majors...
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July 28, 1973: Actors Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett, Los Angeles. One of the original "Charlie's Angels" and her actor husband were married on the 5th anniversary of their ...