Special Sub-Topic: Two Clues and Guess Who ... on TV
|I've played a lot of roles on television. Back in 1965, I was an astronaut, and in 1978, I played a rich, ruthless oil baron. Which Texas-born actor had starring roles on both series?|
Larry Hagman. Hagman played the role of astronaut Tony Nelson for five seasons on the 1965 series, "I Dream of Jeannie", with Barbara Eden in the title role.
In 1978, he starred as oil tycoon and general villain, John Ross "J.R." Ewing on the hit series, "Dallas". "Dallas" aired for 14 seasons from 1978 until 1991.
For his portrayal of the sometimes wicked J.R. Ewing, Hagman received Emmy Award nominations for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" in 1980 and 1981. Hagman also received Golden Globe nominations for "Best Actor in a TV Series Drama" in 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1985.
Larry Hagman was born on September 21, 1931, in Fort Worth, Texas.
|My television screen credits are extensive. Before I played the role of the inquisitive wife of a millionaire sleuth in 1979, I had the role of a secret agent in a 1966 spin-off series. Now think back, what was the name of this beautiful actress?|
Stefanie Powers. Powers starred as an operative for a secret international agency on "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.", as sexy spy April Dancer. The series, a spin-off from the more popular series, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", aired for only one season in 1966. U.N.C.L.E. was the acronym used for the fictitious agency, United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.
With well over 100 movie and television credits on her acting resume, Powers is probably best remembered for her role as Jennifer Hart on the 1979 series, "Hart to Hart". The series which also starred Robert Wagner as her millionaire, amateur detective spouse, Jonathan Hart, aired for five seasons.
Stephanie Powers was born Stefania Zofya Federkiewicz, on November 2, 1942 in Hollywood, California.
|You ask what were my two favorite television roles? Well, in 1966, I played an operative for a top secret intelligence force, and in 1979, I played a cop, a police lieutenant on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. I even played a spy character with my real life son in a 1988, remake of my old 1966 series. Now knowing that, what was the name of the actor who portrayed these roles?|
Greg Morris. Greg Morris was best remembered for his role as electronics wizard Barney Collier on "Mission: Impossible" in 1978. Morris was only one of two original cast members who remained with the series for its entire 11 year run. In 1978, Morris was cast as Lt. Dave Nelson on the action series, "Vega$", starring Robert Urich as private detective Dan Tana. "Vega$" aired for seven seasons. In the 1988 remake of the series "Mission: Impossible", Morris made three guest appearances in the character of an older Barney Collier. The series starred Morris' real life son, Phillip Morris, who played the role of Grant Collier, Barney's son. Phillip Morris is probably best remembered for his role as the fast talking lawyer, Jackie Childs, in a recurring role on the series, "Seinfeld".
Greg Morris was born Francis Gregory Alan Morris on September 27, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio. Morris died of cancer on August 27, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
|My resume reflects a large body of work on both the movie and television screens. On television, I starred in my own series for eight seasons, starting in 1958, as a typical American housewife. In my last television role, I took over a part in the 1984-1985 season of a long running, highly rated series, playing the matriarchal head of a large and powerful Southern family. Who was the actress that starred as the mother in both television roles?|
Donna Reed. "The Donna Reed Show" introduced viewers with a weekly visit into the wholesome all-American Stone family. Donna Stone (Reed) was a housewife who had a knack for being able to solve the day to day problems of her family. Carl Betz starred as Donna's husband, pediatrician Dr. Alex Stone. The family kids were played by Paul Petersen (as Jeff Stone) and Shelley Fabares (as Mary Stone). The series aired for eight seasons, from 1958 until 1966.
In 1984, during the eighth season of the hit series "Dallas", Reed replaced actress Barbara Bel Geddes, in the role of Miss Ellie Southworth Ewing Farlow, the matriarch of the powerful Ewing family.
Reed's credits included starring roles in both feature films and television.
Donna Reed was born Donna Belle Mullenger on January 27, 1921, in Denison, Iowa. Reed passed away on January 14, 1986, in Beverly Hills, California, as a result of pancreatic cancer.
|Chances are with over 100 feature films and three television series on my list of credits, you would probably recognize my face. In 1962, I played the title role of a fighting World War II military man. In 1984, I co-starred on a series as a business man who occasionally aided on top secret missions for the government. Which actor played both of the roles described?|
Ernest Borgnine. Borgnine starred in the 1963 series, "McHale's Navy" in the lead role as Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale. This comedy series followed the antic of a Navy patrol torpedo boat (PT-73) crew in the South Pacific during World War II. "McHale's Navy" ran for four seasons (1962-1966).
In 1984, Borgnine starred in "Airwolf", along with Jan-Michael Vincent. Borgnine played Dominic Santini, the friend, partner, and mentor to Airwolf pilot Stringfellow Hawke (Vincent).
Borgnine, an accomplished actor, has appeared in over 300 feature films and television series since 1951. Borgnine won an Academy Award in 1956 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" for the movie "Marty" (1955). Borgnine won Television Emmy Awards in 1963 for "Outstanding Contused Performance in a Series" for "McHale's Navy", and in 1980 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor" for the television drama, "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1979)
Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnine on January 24, 1917, in Hamden, Connecticut.
|My television roles have included being a police officer for the LCPD in a 1982, crime series and the co-executive director of operations at a large metropolitan airport in 2004. Which blonde actress was featured in both television roles?|
Heather Locklear. Locklear co-starred with William Shatner on the 1982 series, "T.J. Hooker". Heather played Officer Stacy Sheridan, the rookie cop daughter of the police station's commanding officer. In 2004, Heather starred with Blair Underwood on the series "LAX". On that series, runway chief Harley Ransom (Locklear) competed with passenger terminal boss, Roger DeSouza (Underwood) for the vacated position of Director of LAX Airport Operations.
Heather Locklear is one of the few actors to work on two series at the same time. She appeared in the role of Sammy Jo Dean Carrington on "Dynasty" from 1981-1989, and as Stacy Sheridan on "T.J. Hooker" from 1982-1986.
Locklear was the former spouse of both Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (married from May of 1986 to August of 1993) and Bon Jovi member Richie Sambora from December of 1994 to April of 2007.
Heather Deen Locklear was born on September 25, 1961, in Westwood, California.
|I won't say that I get type cast for some television roles, but in 1984, I starred on a series as an undercover cop in the sunshine state, and again in 1996, I got the title role as a detective supervisor in the golden state. Tell me Bubba, which actor fits this description?|
Don Johnson. Johnson played the ultra cool undercover Detective James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1984 series, "Miami Vice". The series also starred Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, Sonny's partner. "Miami Vice" was known for its tropical setting, rich music, and fast cars. Sonny drove a black 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder 365 GTS/4 for the first two seasons, and in the third episode in season three, switched to a white 1986 Testarosa. Sonny Crockett was often seen wearing his trademark white designer suit jacket, t-shirt, white slacks, and slip on shoes, often wearing no socks. "Miami Vice" ran for five seasons from 1984 to 1989.
In 1996, Johnson played the title role on the series "Nash Bridges".
Inspector/Captain Nash Bridges was the head of the Special Investigations Unit of the San Francisco Police Department. Also starring on the series as his partner and long time friend was Cheech Marin as Inspector/Lieutenant Joe Dominguez. Together with their unit, they protected the streets of San Francisco. Bridges was some times a smart alecky cop who often used the nickname "Bubba" for male subjects and friends. Bridges also had a fancy for fast cars. He drove a yellow 1971 Plymouth Barracuda convertible, with a 426 Hemi engine. "Nash Bridges' aired for six seasons from 1996 until 2001.
Don Johnson (Donny Wayne Johnson) was born on December 15, 1949, in Flat Creek, Missouri.
|One of my first television roles was as the beautiful announcer for a fictitious cable television show in 1991, then in 1998, I starred as the head of a private protection agency. Who was the well known actress that was featured in both roles?|
Pamela Anderson. Anderson co-starred on the 1991 series "Home Improvement", playing Lisa, the original "Tool Time Girl" on Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor's cable television show "Tool Time". Lisa often assisted Tim and Al with their television projects, but her main job was to introduce the show to the television and in- studio audiences. She usually opened the show with, "Ladies and gentlemen, Binford Tools is proud to present Tim 'The Tool Man Taylor'.", which was followed by the audience applause. Comedian Tim Allen starred as Tim Taylor.
Pamela appeared in 49 episodes during the first six seasons of the show from 1991 until 1997.
In 1998, Pamela starred as Vallery Irons in the campy series "VIP". In the series, Vallery Irons was working in a Hot Dog stand when she (quite by accident) saved the life of a celebrity, and was mistaken for a bodyguard. A group of real bodyguards decided to seize the opportunity of Vallery's sudden fame, and made her the figurehead leader of their protection agency, which they rename, "Vallery Irons Protection", or "VIP" for short. The stories revolved around the silly amateur bodyguard Vallery Irons, as she interacted with the trained professional bodyguards and celebrity clients.
"VIP" aired for four seasons, from 1998 until 2002.
Anderson was busy during the 1990's. While working on "Home Improvement" from 1991-1997, she was also featured in a co-starring role in 111 episodes of the syndicated television series "Baywatch", playing one of the most popular character, blonde bombshell lifeguard C.J. Parker.
Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967, in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
|Ahoy there mates. They say that I have one of the most recognizable faces in television. Back in 1956, I played the title role of the greatest railroad engineer of all time. In 1965, I co-starred with my little buddy, as a captain on an ill fated three hour tour. Which popular television figure played roles on both of the series described?|
Alan Hale. Always appearing as a happy and gregarious type character, Alan Hale, or Alan Hale Jr. as he was sometimes billed, became one of the most recognizable actors during a career which spanned 55 year. Alan Hale Jr., was the son of the great character actor of the 1930's and 1940's, Alan Hale Sr. Alan Hale Jr. appeared in over 200 motion pictures and television shows. In one of his early television roles, he portrayed the legendary train engineer in the 1957 series "Casey Jones". The series was about a frontier era steam engine train engineer who was also a dedicated husband and father. Casey traveled throughout the wild West, sitting behind the throttle of his #1 engine, called "The Cannonball Express". The series ran for one season.
Of his many roles, Hale will probably be best remembered as the pleasure boat captain, Jonas Grumby, or as he was always referred to "Skipper" on the 1964 series "Gilligan's Island". The series ran on network television for only three years, but was maintained through reruns and cable television, becoming one of the most popular syndicated series in the history of television. Millions have followed the exploits of the 'seven stranded castaways' over the years. The popular theme song identified the castaways as, "Gilligan, the skipper too, the millionaire, and his wife, the movie star, the professor and Mary Ann."
At some point following the death of his father, Alan Hale Jr. dropped the "Jr." from his name, and was known professionally as Alan Hale.
After the completion of "Gilligan's Island" run, Hale was almost always seen in public wearing his familiar captains, or "skippers" hat, which became his trademark for the remainder of his life.
Alan Hale was born as Alan Hale MacKahan on March 8, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Hale died from respiratory failure due to cancer on January 2, 1990, in his birthplace, Los Angeles, California.
|One of my first television jobs was appearing on a weekly comedy variety show back in 1967. They said at the time that I was cast in part due to the striking resemblance I had to the star of the show. Then in 1983, through television make-up magic, I played the elderly matriarch of a situation comedy family. Who was the actress that played these diverse roles?|
Vicki Lawrence. Lawrence was part of the ensemble cast, along with Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, and announcer Lyle Waggoner, on the award winning comedy skit variety show "The Carol Burnett Show" in 1967. Vicki remained with the show for the entire 11 year run on the series. One of the regular comedy skits was expanded, and became the premise for the series "Mama's Family", which starred Vicki Lawrence as Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper. The 1983 series ran for two seasons on network television. After the series was canceled in 1985, new episodes were produced and shown in syndication for an additional five seasons. Lawrence's character was aged for the series, through make-up. Ironically, each of the three actors who portrayed her children on the show
(Carol Burnett, Ken Berry, and Betty White) were in fact at least 15 or more years older than Lawrence.
Vicki Lawrence was born Vicki Ann Axelrod on March 26, 1949, in Inglewood, California.
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