- NAME: Lee Majors
- OCCUPATION: Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: April 23, 1939 (Age: 74)
- EDUCATION: Indiana University, Eastern Kentucky State College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Wyandotte, Michigan
- Originally: Harvey Lee Yeary III
- AKA: Harvey Lee Yeary
- AKA: Lee Majors
- AKA: Harvey Yeary
- Nickname: "The New James Dean"
- ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus
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Actor Lee Majors achieved stardom through a variety of popular TV series, including The Big Valley, The Fall Guy and The Six Million Dollar Man.
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Lee Majors was born April 23, 1939, in Wyandotte, Michigan. He worked as a park recreation director for the City of Los Angeles before entering show business in 1963. He achieved stardom through a variety of popular TV series,
including The Big Valley and The Fall Guy. But it was his role as Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man that catapulted the handsome actor into cult status.
Actor Lee Majors was born Harvey Lee Yeary III on April 23, 1939, in Wyandotte, Michigan. After attending Indiana University on a football scholarship, Majors transferred to Eastern Kentucky State College where he graduated with a degree in education. The young football star turned down an offer to play with the St. Louis Cardinals to pursue an acting career. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he studied under Estelle Harmon at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.
Majors worked as a park recreation director for the city of Los Angeles before entering show business in 1963. Promoted as "the New James Dean," the actor achieved stardom through a variety of popular television series, including The Big Valley (1965-69) and The Fall Guy (1981-86). But it was Majors's stint as bionic Steve Austin on the ABC series The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-78) that catapulted the handsome actor into cult status.
In addition to appearing in a number of made-for-TV movies throughout the 1980s and '90s, Majors starred in 1992's short-lived television series Raven.
Lee Majors has been married four times. He first married actress Kathy Robinson in 1961. The couple had a son, Lee Majors II, before their divorce in 1964. He then married actress Farrah Fawcett from 1973 until 1981. His marriage to former Playboy model Karen Velez in 1988 brought three more children, Nicki, Dane and Trey. After the couple called it quits in 1994, he met actress and model Faith Majors. They have been married since 2002.
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