''The Six Million Dollar Man'' Lee Majors played a stuntman bounty hunter on the action series, now rerunning on fX

By Bruce Fretts
Updated May 09, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

Sure, we all remember him as the Six Million Dollar Man, but Lee Majors had a slightly longer run as The Fall Guy. The 1981-86 ABC series cast Majors as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who moonlighted as a bounty hunter. Aided by a busty blond stuntwoman (Heather Thomas), Colt tracked down bad guys using the tricks of his Tinseltown trade. On May 6 and 7, fX re-airs The Fall Guy‘s two-part pilot, a festival of copter chases, car crashes, and cheesy celeb cameos. Keep your eyes peeled for Eddie Albert (as a hit-and-run drunk driver), James Coburn (as his toothy self), Lou Rawls (as a fugitive country singer), Paul Williams (wearing a cowboy hat and a rhinestone suit, crooning ”Crazy” as a barroom brawl breaks out), a shockingly svelte Delta Burke (as a waitress), and Majors’ estranged wife, Farrah Fawcett (Colt, in drag, doubles for her as ”she” drives a car into a pile of watermelons). Farrah’s name also pops up in The Fall Guy‘s theme song, ”The Unknown Stuntman,” a catchy ditty croaked by…Lee Majors!