Lee Majors

Lee Majors

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1939-04-23 (83 years old)

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Biography

Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary; April 23, 1939) is an American actor. Majors portrayed the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television Western series The Big Valley (1965–1969), Colonel Steve Austin in the American television science fiction action series The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978), and Colt Seavers in American television action series The Fall Guy (1981–1986).

Early Life

Majors was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. His parents, Carl and Alice Yeary, were both killed in separate accidents. (His father died in a work accident six months prior to his birth, and his mother was killed in a car accident when he was almost eighteen months old.) At the age of two, Majors was adopted by his uncle and aunt, Harvey and Mildred Yeary, and he moved with them to Middlesboro, Kentucky.He participated in track and football at Middlesboro High School. He graduated in 1957, and earned a scholarship to Indiana University, where he again competed in sports. Majors transferred to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, in 1959. He played in his first football game the following year, but suffered a severe back injury which left him paralyzed for two weeks and ruined his college athletic career. Following his injury, he turned his attention to acting and performed in plays at the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky. Majors graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 1962 with a degree in history and physical education. He planned to be a football coach.After college, he received an offer to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals football team. Instead, he moved to Los Angeles and found work at the Los Angeles Park and Recreation Department as the recreation director for North Hollywood Park. In Los Angeles, Majors met many actors and industry professionals, including Dick Clayton, who had been James Dean's agent, and Clayton suggested he attend his acting school. After one year of acting school, Clayton felt that Majors was ready to start his career. At this time, he picked up the stage name Lee Majors as a tribute to childhood hero Johnny Majors who was a player and future coach for the University of Tennessee. Majors also studied at Estelle Harman's acting school at MGM.

Filmography

All 103

Movies 65

TV Shows 38

Self 5

Voice 1

Carver
Renegades (2022)

Renegades (2022)

Movie
Sam Jordan
Victory by Submission (2021)

Victory by Submission (2021)

Movie
Dallas Chapman
Narco Sub (2021)

Narco Sub (2021)

Movie
5
Self (archive footage)
This Is Farrah Fawcett (2019)

This Is Farrah Fawcett (2019)

Movie
Russell Harlan
Magnum P.I. (2018)

Magnum P.I. (2018)

TV Show
6.12
Spiritual Stone
Jean (2018)

Jean (2018)

Movie
Dr. Isaac Monroe
Eat, Play, Love (2017)

Eat, Play, Love (2017)

Movie
6
Wild Bill Hickok: Swift Justice (2016)

Wild Bill Hickok: Swift Justice (2016)

Movie
Brock Williams
Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)

TV Show
6.5
Chet
Almosting It (2015)

Almosting It (2015)

Movie
Jeff Tracey (voice)
Thunderbirds Are Go! (2015)

Thunderbirds Are Go! (2015)

TV Show
J.D.
Do You Believe? (2015)

Do You Believe? (2015)

Movie
Future Sheriff McElroy
The Legend of DarkHorse County (2014)

The Legend of DarkHorse County (2014)

Movie
The Figure
Matt's Chance (2013)

Matt's Chance (2013)

Movie
Rockwell
Jerusalem Countdown (2011)

Jerusalem Countdown (2011)

Movie
6
Don Reger
$#*! My Dad Says (2010)

$#*! My Dad Says (2010)

TV Show
6
Dr. Miller
Johnny (2010)

Johnny (2010)

Movie
Christopher Chance
Human Target (2010)

Human Target (2010)

TV Show
7
Jim Lawrence
Corruption.Gov (2010)

Corruption.Gov (2010)

Movie
Admiral Slaughter
Community (2009)

Community (2009)

TV Show
6.11
Grandpa Max Tennyson
Ben 10: Race Against Time (2008)

Ben 10: Race Against Time (2008)

Movie
7.25
Ed Solomon
The Brothers Solomon (2007)

The Brothers Solomon (2007)

Movie
The Game (2006)

The Game (2006)

TV Show
6
Bucko Cassidy
Waitin' to Live (2006)

Waitin' to Live (2006)

Movie
Dr. Lakin / Announcer / Lieutenant / Six Million Year-Old Man / Cowboy
National Lampoon's TV: The Movie (2006)

National Lampoon's TV: The Movie (2006)

Movie
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006)

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006)

TV Show
Tanner
Lightspeed (2006)

Lightspeed (2006)

Movie
Host
The Witnessing of Angels (2006)

The Witnessing of Angels (2006)

Movie
Thomas
When I Find the Ocean (2006)

When I Find the Ocean (2006)

Movie
Marshall Boone
Hell to Pay (2005)

Hell to Pay (2005)

Movie
Minute-Man Leader
Weeds (2005)

Weeds (2005)

TV Show
6.02
Marshall Toll
The Trail to Hope Rose (2004)

The Trail to Hope Rose (2004)

Movie
Married to the Kellys (2003)

Married to the Kellys (2003)

TV Show
Dean London (2008)
Cold Case (2003)

Cold Case (2003)

TV Show
6.2
Jake 2.0 (2003)

Jake 2.0 (2003)

TV Show
6
Oscar Odgen
Fate (2003)

Fate (2003)

Movie
Vince
Big Fat Liar (2002)

Big Fat Liar (2002)

Movie
7
John Majors
Out Cold (2001)

Out Cold (2001)

Movie
God
According to Jim (2001)

According to Jim (2001)

TV Show
6
Darrell Knox
Hard Knox (2001)

Hard Knox (2001)

Movie
President of the U.S.A.
Hotel! (2001)

Hotel! (2001)

Movie
Scott Reed
Too Much Sun (2000)

Too Much Sun (2000)

TV Show
Lt. Blake
Primary Suspect (2000)

Primary Suspect (2000)

Movie
Son of the Beach (2000)

Son of the Beach (2000)

TV Show
Manatee Man
Chapter Zero (1999)

Chapter Zero (1999)

Movie
Lee Majors (voice)
Family Guy (1999)

Family Guy (1999)

TV Show
6.12
Austin
The Protector (1999)

The Protector (1999)

Movie
Ben O'Connor
Musketeers Forever (1998)

Musketeers Forever (1998)

Movie
Jed Irons
V.I.P. (1998)

V.I.P. (1998)

TV Show
6
Burt Wolfe
Will & Grace (1998)

Will & Grace (1998)

TV Show
6.33
Self - Guest
So Graham Norton (1998)

So Graham Norton (1998)

TV Show
Officer Austin
Trojan War (1997)

Trojan War (1997)

Movie
Self
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me (1997)

Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me (1997)

Movie
Ski
Raven: Return of the Black Dragons (1997)

Raven: Return of the Black Dragons (1997)

Movie
Roy Stark
Lost Treasure of Dos Santos (1997)

Lost Treasure of Dos Santos (1997)

Movie
Promised Land (1996)

Promised Land (1996)

TV Show
Steve Austin
Bionic Ever After? (1994)

Bionic Ever After? (1994)

Movie
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)

Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)

TV Show
Rex Kingman
The Cover Girl Murders (1993)

The Cover Girl Murders (1993)

Movie
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

TV Show
6.29
Herman 'Ski' Jablonski
Raven (1992)

Raven (1992)

TV Show
P.S. I Luv U (1991)

P.S. I Luv U (1991)

TV Show
Deputy Chief Sterling
Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor (1991)

Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor (1991)

Movie
Mike Gable
Keaton's Cop (1990)

Keaton's Cop (1990)

Movie
Steve Austin
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989)

Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989)

Movie
Himself
Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged (1988)

Movie
5.97
Reed Harris
Danger Down Under (1988)

Danger Down Under (1988)

Movie
Tour of Duty (1987)

Tour of Duty (1987)

TV Show
6
Col. Steve Austin
The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1987)

The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1987)

Movie
Mountain Dan
A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)

A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)

Movie
Bob Clayton (aka Clay)
The Cowboy and the Ballerina (1984)

The Cowboy and the Ballerina (1984)

Movie
Trauma Center (1983)

Trauma Center (1983)

TV Show
Captain Cody Briggs
Starflight One (1983)

Starflight One (1983)

Movie
Colt Seavers
The Fall Guy (1981)

The Fall Guy (1981)

TV Show
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Circle of Two (1981)

Circle of Two (1981)

Movie
Franklyn Hart
The Last Chase (1981)

The Last Chase (1981)

Movie
6
Will Kane
High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980)

High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980)

Movie
Philip Morgan
Agency (1980)

Agency (1980)

Movie
Lasky
Killer Fish (1979)

Killer Fish (1979)

Movie
Mike Catton
Steel (1979)

Steel (1979)

Movie
Thorvald
The Norseman (1978)

The Norseman (1978)

Movie
Frank Logan
Just a Little Inconvenience (1977)

Just a Little Inconvenience (1977)

Movie
The Brady Bunch Hour (1976)

The Brady Bunch Hour (1976)

TV Show
A Special: Olivia Newton-John (1976)

A Special: Olivia Newton-John (1976)

Movie
Francis Gary Powers
Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976)

Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976)

Movie
Donny & Marie (1976)

Donny & Marie (1976)

TV Show
Col. Steve Austin
The Bionic Woman (1976)

The Bionic Woman (1976)

TV Show
6.67
Col. Steve Austin / Johnny Dine / Store Clerk
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)

The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)

TV Show
6.86
Col. Steve Austin
The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping (1973)

The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping (1973)

Movie
4.25
Col. Steve Austin
The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973)

The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973)

Movie
4.75
Steve Austin
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973)

The Six Million Dollar Man (1973)

Movie
4.75
The Sixth Sense (1972)

The Sixth Sense (1972)

TV Show
Jess Brandon
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (1971)

Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (1971)

TV Show
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)

Alias Smith and Jones (1971)

TV Show
Larry
Weekend of Terror (1970)

Weekend of Terror (1970)

Movie
Steve Mundine
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

Movie
Andy Crocker
The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969)

The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969)

Movie
Blue
Will Penny (1967)

Will Penny (1967)

Movie
Heath / Heath Barkley
The Big Valley (1965)

The Big Valley (1965)

TV Show
6.2
Frank Harbin
Strait-Jacket (1964)

Strait-Jacket (1964)

Movie
Howard White
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)

TV Show
5
Roy Tate
The Virginian (1962)

The Virginian (1962)

TV Show
Dave Lukens
Gunsmoke (1955)

Gunsmoke (1955)

TV Show
6

Ratings

Average 5.85
Based on 1.27 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1955
1980
1998
1984
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1939-04-23 (83 years old)

Place of birth
Wyandotte, United States of America

Relationships
Karen Velez (1988-11-15 - 1994-09-14), Farrah Fawcett (1973-07-28 - 1982-02-16)

Spouse
Farrah Fawcett

Citizenships
United States of America

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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