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.