1. Kenn Berry
Kenneth Victor “Kenn” Berry (1935-2016) was an American actor best known for his roles in the 1970s. He began his career in television in 1966, playing a variety of guest roles on series such as “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “I Dream of Jeannie”. He later appeared in films such as “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972), “The Apple Dumpling Gang” (1975), and “The In-Laws” (1979). He is also remembered for his role as the befuddled father, Harry, on the popular sitcom “Gimme a Break!” (1981-1987). Throughout his career, Kenn Berry was known for his affable and down-to-earth acting style. He retired from acting in 1988.
2. Vincent Baggetta
Vincent Baggetta is an American actor best known for his roles in the 1970s and 80s. He began his career in the mid-70s with a role in the television movie “The Law” (1975). He then went on to appear in a variety of other television programs and films, including “The Greatest American Hero” (1981), “The A-Team” (1983), “CHiPs” (1977-1983) and “The Rockford Files” (1974-1980). He also had a recurring role on the hit series “The Waltons” (1975-1981). In addition to his television work, Baggetta has been seen in a number of feature films, including “The Buddy System” (1984), “The Man Who Loved Women” (1983) and “The Big Bus” (1976). He continues to make occasional appearances in television and film roles.
3. Bill Bixby
Bill Bixby (1934 – 1993) was an American actor, director and producer best known for his roles in the television series The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Incredible Hulk and My Favorite Martian. Born in San Francisco, California, Bixby was the son of an accountant and an actress. He began his career in television in the 1960s, appearing in a variety of shows. He is perhaps best known for his role in the popular 70s series The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, where he played the role of widowed father Tom Corbett. He later starred in the 1978 television series The Incredible Hulk, playing the role of Dr. David Banner. He also starred as the title character in the comedy My Favorite Martian from 1963 to 1966. Throughout his career, Bixby worked as a director and producer and was nominated for two Emmy Awards.
4. James Brolin
James Brolin is a popular American actor who gained fame in the 1970s. He is best known for his roles in films such as The Amityville Horror, Westworld, Capricorn One, and The Car. Brolin began his career in television in the 1960s, appearing in shows such as Gunsmoke, Marcus Welby, M.D., and The Virginian. He quickly rose to fame, receiving an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Marcus Welby, M.D. in 1973.
In the 1970s, Brolin began appearing in films, beginning with The Amityville Horror in 1979. He went on to appear in more successful films, such as Westworld, capricorn One, and The Car. The 1980s saw Brolin appearing in a variety of successful films, including The Goonies and Wall Street. He also continued to appear in television, including a lead role on the popular show Hotel.
In recent years, Brolin has continued to act in films, appearing in the recent Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp, as well as the Netflix series, Narcos. He is also a successful producer and director, having directed a number of films, including the Emmy-nominated TV movie, Grown Ups. Brolin continues to be an active member of the entertainment industry and remains a beloved actor for fans of movies and television.
5. Christopher Connelly
Christopher Connelly was an American actor best known for his roles in television and film during the 1970s. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1943 and began his career on soap operas. He soon moved on to more prominent roles in shows such as “The Waltons” and “The Man from Atlantis”. His film debut was in the 1973 film “The Sting” and he went on to appear in “The Towering Inferno”, “The Hindenburg”, “The Black Hole” and “The Cat from Outer Space”. He also appeared in numerous made-for-television movies, including “The Great Houdini”. Connelly retired from acting in the mid-1980s, but made a brief return to the spotlight in 2006 when he was inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame. He died in 2020 at the age of 77.
6. Robert Conrad
Robert Conrad (born Conrad Robert Falk; March 1, 1935 – February 8, 2020) was an American film and television actor, singer, and stuntman. He was best known for his role as Secret Service Agent James West in the 1965–1969 television series The Wild Wild West, and as World War II pilot Pappy Boyington in the television series Baa Baa Black Sheep. He starred in several films, including The Bandits (1967) and Young Dillinger (1965).
Conrad also served in the United States Army, reaching the rank of sergeant. He was an active supporter of the Republican Party, and had an extensive background in martial arts. He was married three times and had eight children. He died in 2020, aged 84.
7. Bert Convy
Bert Convy was an American actor, game show host, and singer in the 1970s. He was born Bernard Whalen Convy in St. Louis, Missouri on July 23, 1933. He was best known for hosting the game shows Tattletales, Super Password, and Win, Lose or Draw. He also starred in the television series The Red Skelton Show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and had a recurring role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He was a frequent guest star on other television shows such as The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and Hart to Hart. He also had a successful singing career with the release of three albums. He died of brain cancer in 1991 at the age of 57.
8. John Davidson
John Davidson is an American actor, singer, and game show host who began his career in the 1970s. He is best known for his roles in the sitcoms “Hollywood Squares” and “That’s Incredible!” He began his career as a singer, releasing a few albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but his career really took off when he began acting in television shows and movies. He has made guest appearances on a variety of different shows and is also a successful game show host, having hosted such shows as “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “The New Hollywood Squares,” and “The All-New Dating Game.” He is also an accomplished stage actor, having performed in plays such as “The Fantasticks” and “The Music Man”.
9. Clifton Davis
Clifton Davis is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and pastor born in 1945. He is best known for his roles in the 1970s television shows That’s My Momma, Amen, and The Rookies. He also starred in the film, Mahogany (1975).
Davis began his career as a songwriter, signing a publishing contract in the early 1970s with RCA Records. He sang the hit single “Never Can Say Goodbye” in 1971. His acting career began in 1973 with a role on That’s My Momma and he went on to appear in several television shows and movies throughout the 1970s.
Davis later turned to television directing and producing. He directed and produced several episodes of Amen, The Parent ‘Hood, and Sister, Sister. He also founded a church, the Sanctuary of Praise, in Los Angeles in 1993.
Davis has been married twice, to Lillian M. Lehman from 1971 to 1975 and to Lisa Wilcox from 1991 to 1997. He has four children.
10. Roger Davis
Roger Davis is an American actor best known for his work in the 1970s. He was born in New York City in 1947, and began his acting career in 1971. His debut role was in an episode of the television series Room 222, and he later went on to appear in a number of television shows, including The Partridge Family, Starsky and Hutch, and Kojak. He also starred in several made-for-TV movies and had minor parts in theatrical features such as The Car, The Bad News Bears, and Grease. He also made guest appearances in such programs as The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. He retired from acting in the late 1980s, but continues to make occasional appearances at events related to classic television.
11. James Garner
James Garner was an American actor and producer who was best known for his roles in television and film. He was born on April 7th, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma, and began his acting career in 1956. Garner was an iconic figure of the 70s, appearing in numerous hit films and television shows. He is most well known for his roles in The Rockford Files (1974-1980), Maverick (1957-1962), and The Notebook (2004). Garner was nominated for an Academy Award, received multiple Golden Globe Awards, and was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2005. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 86.
12. Lloyd Haynes
Lloyd Haynes was an American actor best known for his role as principal Pete Dixon on the 1970s television sitcom Room 222. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 28, 1934. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Toledo, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education.
In 1965, Haynes made his television debut in an episode of the series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” He followed this up with a recurring role on “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” In 1969, he appeared in the western series “Lancer” and the sitcom “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, before landing the part of Mr. Dixon on “Room 222” in 1969.
The role of Pete Dixon earned Haynes an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 1971. He also had guest appearances on other popular shows such as “The Partridge Family”, “The Streets of San Francisco”, and “The Jeffersons”. In 1975, Haynes had two leading roles in the television movies “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “The Death of Richie”.
After “Room 222”, Haynes’s career slowed down and he only had a few additional roles in the 1980s. Haynes died on April 18, 1987, in Los Angeles at the age of 52.
13. Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman is an American actor who rose to fame in the 1950s and is best known for his roles in the classic films Giant (1956) and The Rainmaker (1956). Born in Delhi, Louisiana, Holliman began his acting career on television in the 1950s and soon made his way to the big screen. He starred in several westerns and crime dramas throughout the decade and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Giant. He continued to act in films throughout the 1970s and 1980s, earning additional nominations and awards for his work. Holliman is still actively working in the entertainment industry today, having recently appeared in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
14. Bo Svenson
Bo Svenson (born 13 July 1941) is a Swedish-American actor and director. He is best known for his roles in the 1970s and 1980s, including The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, Walking Tall, Big Bad Mama and The Delta Force.
Svenson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and moved to the United States when he was 19. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles and served in the United States Marine Corps. During his acting career, he has appeared in over 70 films and television shows.
Svenson is also an accomplished writer, director, and producer. He wrote, directed, and produced the 1991 film, Guiding Light, and wrote the novel, A Life in the Day of an Actor. He is also an avid golfer, and a member of the Motion Picture Country Club.
Svenson has been married to his wife, Diana, since 1983. They have a daughter named Jennifer.