Bigfanboy exclusive: TV legend Lee Majors audio interview – THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN has still got it!

Bigfanboy exclusive: TV legend Lee Majors audio interview – THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN has still got it!

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It’s funny how some interviews can make me more nervous than others.  I’ve talked to some of the biggest names in show business, including Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Will Smith, and John Travolta… to name but a few.  But occasionally I get the opportunity to interview someone who I consider to be a true legend in the industry.  Lee Majors wasn’t just a childhood hero to me, he’s a television king, dominating primetime slots in the 1960′s, 70′s and 80′s, and appearing in tons of popular TV series through the 1990′s until now.  The best part is, even at 71 Majors has no intention of slowing down.  He’s got a big budget big screen update of THE BIG VALLEY in the works, a new TV sitcom being developed, and plenty of dreams he’s ready to pursue.  We should all take an inspirational page from Lee’s book on life.  This weekend he’ll be making a special appearance at the Austin Comic Con, put on by Wizard Conventions.  I had a chance to talk to Lee for a little over 15 minutes in a special phone interview, and not only was it an absolute pleasure to be a part of, he also provided some great stories that make for a fun listening experience.  We talked about his most popular projects (THE BIG VALLEY, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, and THE FALL GUY), the absence of “wholesome” television these days, and Lee handling his own stunts.  It’s a candid and fun look into the life of a TV icon.

You can download the MP3 by right-clicking HERE and saving it to your desktop, or just left click HERE and open the streaming file in you media player of choice.  My thanks to Jerry Milani for setting this up, and my sincere thanks to the great Lee Majors for taking time to speak with me.

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About the Author

Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.