Simon and Simon, First Casting
Remember the TV show Simon and Simon (please say yes, dammit, I’m not that old)?
Well, this was the first casting. Things had to change because the first AJ didn’t fit the college guy, pretty boy look. This guy had a hard time looking ALIVE. His first gig was as a department store manikin, and he was still a bit “stiff”. And well, old. And dead looking.
However, the casting of Rick stayed the same, but they changed his hat. Not many Vietnam vets would be caught in a fancy-pants hat like that. Or wear a bolo tie. Or that belt. Or stretch pants and stretch shirt (really? A Western stretch shirt? Leave it to Sears…)
So, Gorgor there was recast, and you all remember the show as this:
So, good recast, eh?
Wonder what Jameson Parker is up to now? Check here: http://www.myoutdoortv.com/hunting/a-dogs-life
If you really know your 70s TV, Jameson married Darlene Carr (the Waltons, Magnum and loads of TV), who IDs herself as Darlene Parker at the beginning of this video. Have fun!
PS: It’s a hunting video, he kills stuff in it, and yep, it’s him…