Question: Terence Knox played in a series before Tour of Duty. What was that series? Its like a spy and rescue series. I think the female may been Susan St. James. The theme song was "Looking for a Hero," sung by Bonnie Tyler.Answer: I'm not able to make all the details match, Pandy (the timing, the costar, Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero," etc.), but it sounds like you may be talking about Rescue 77. And if you aren't, my crack readership will spank me and steer me in the right direction, and I'll update you in a later column.
Knox (St. Elsewhere) play Dr. Griffith in the contemporary version of the hit '70s series
Question: Robert Fuller (Emergency!) starred in a Western in which he was, I believe, a reformed outlaw, or fast gun, named Jess. Can you tell me about the series, and do you know whether it's available on video?
Answer: Indeed I can, Brenda, and did back in 2000. As far as I know, however, Laramie is not available on video.
Question: Sir, could you please tell me who the main stars were on Wagon Train? Thank you.
Answer: Thanks for the respect, Teri (I get so little), but as the old boot-camp admonishment goes, don't call me "sir" — I work for a living!
There are a few answers to that question, the first being the cast list (which I'll run down in a moment) and the second being a list of guest stars, since episodes revolved around one-shot characters who came and went. But any fan of the show would whittle it down to one actor: the opinionated, tough-as-leather Ward Bond.
In the series, which ran on NBC from 1957-62 before jumping to ABC and finishing out its run there in 1965, Bond played Major Seth Adams, who led the train each season from St. Louis to California with assistant wagon master Bill Hawks (Terry Wilson) and cook Charlie Wooster (Frank McGrath) by h