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Larry Wilcox

Larry Wilcox

Larry Wilcox

Larry Wilcox

Larry Wilcox is a veteran and award-winning journalist who has been writing online for over 20 years. In this episode of the podcast, Larry and I talk about his career and his advice for bloggers and journalists. When I joined the show, I was excited to learn how to be a better writer and interviewer, because I think that gives me a better chance of sharing the stories I care about with the people who need to hear them.

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Wilcox was cast as Jon Baker, one of the lead characters on CHiPs; he was not in season six and was cast from 1977 to 1982. Wilcox performed many of his own stunts on the show. Unlike his co-star Erik Estrada (who played his partner "Ponch"), Wilcox never sustained any major injuries. By the 1979–80 season, he made $25,000 per episode (the same amount as Estrada) and it escalated thereafter. During his time on CHiPs, Wilcox appeared on the cover of TV Guide three times, along with Estrada.

In 1982, Wilcox left CHiPs and formed his own production company, Wilcox Productions, which produced the award-winning TV series for HBO The Ray Bradbury Theater for five years. He developed, optioned, and sold to MGM The Yorkshire Ripper and sold to Columbia The Wolfman Jack Story. Later, Wilcox optioned Flipper and was the executive producer of that movie for Universal Pictures. He also continued acting and directing. Presently, Wilcox works with Saratoga Entertainment which is a production and digital distribution company. He also is a consultant to Enabledware, which is a rule-based digital distribution software in 57 languages with a focus on digital universities and security for sports stadiums. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Actor

Wilcox made a guest appearance in 1971 in Room 222. In 1973, Wilcox appeared in The Streets of San Francisco episode "The Runaways" as older brother George. Also in 1973, he starred in Lassie as Dale, one of the boys who grew up there and was now working as a hired hand. Wilcox appeared in an episode of Cannon "Target In The Mirror" in 1973 in a role as a witness. He performed in the 1976 film The Last Hard Men, and other TV appearances including The Partridge Family, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Fantasy Island, and Police Story, as well as commercials. He was the main (and only human for most of it) actor of a two-part show on The Wonderful World of Disney anthology show in 1978 playing a lone cowboy on a cattle drive and his adventures en route to market. He also played Emmett Dalton in the 1979 film The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang.

Larry Wilcox was born on August 8, 1947 in San Diego, California, USA as Lawrence Dee Wilcox. He is an actor and producer, known for CHiPs (1977), The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) and Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981). He has been married to Marlene Harmon since December 22, 1985. They have two children. He was previously married to Hannie Strasser and Judy Vagner. (Source: www.amazon.com)

 

 

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