Lee Majors in 2016
|Born||Harvey Lee Yeary
April 23, 1939
Wyandotte, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Eastern Kentucky University,
Kathy Robinson (m. 1961â€“64)
I've had disappointments and heartbreaks and setbacks and roles I didn't get, but something always came along that either made me better or was an even better role.
I think I've got one more series in me, and I don't care what it is.
Then I got a bad back injury, and they thought I wasn't going to have any feeling in my legs.
I had no idea how big the show was at the time we were doing it because I was always working.
Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people who make it is very low – it's about 1 percent.
It's being in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of your opportunities.
I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A., because I knew I could get a coaching job there.
The Six Million Dollar Man was one thing, but I wanted to keep my own parts.
I'm from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border.
I've never minded my kids watching any of the series I did. That's important to me.
I got kind of burned out, so I moved to Florida. I was down there for 10 or 12 years, raising children.
I've never seen a schedule where you just go in two hours almost every day of the week and then all day on one day. Then you shoot it at night with an audience and you're out of there.
I figured my body always would be able to repair itself. I think all of us believe that – until you begin to age and get hit with deteriorating joints.
My fiancee and I recently eloped. We went on a fabulous honeymoon to Europe, and I was able to see and do everything I wanted without worrying about taking it easy.
Knee replacement is serious stuff. And it actually could have made me worse.
I thought I'd gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry.
Even when I was young, playing college football, and I injured my knee, I bounced right back.