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Lee Majors

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Lee Majors ’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Lee Majors

Place Of Birth

Wyandotte, USA

Age

83 years old

Birth Date

April 23, 1939

Star Sign

Aries

Lee Majors Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

American Actor, Voice Actor, Television Star

Education & Qualifications

Middlesboro High School

Net Worth

$15 million

Current Partner

Faith Majors

Children

Lee Majors II, Dane Luke Majors, Nikki Majors, Trey Kulley Majors

Parents

Carl Yeary, Alice Yeary

Siblings

Bill Yeary

Nationality

American

Chinese Year

Year of the Rabbit

Annual Earnings

$400 thousand+ per year

About Lee Majors 

Lee Majors, also known as Harvey Lee Yeary, has appeared in various recurring, supporting, and cameo roles in television series and feature films.

Being a voice actor, he lent his voice to many animated video games as well as television series. Lee Majors also reprised the mind-blowing role of Steve Austin in many TV movies during the late 1980s and 1990s.

Best known for essaying roles in 'The Six Million Dollar Man', 'Scrooged' and 'The Fall Guy', the actor has had a long career. His personal life has, too, been in the spotlight, having married four times and bearing four children.

Lee Majors Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Lee Majors’ net worth?

Lee Majors' approximate net worth is about $15 million.

How much does Lee Majors earn per year?

American actor Lee Majors earns $ 4,00,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall are Lee Majors?

Lee Majors is 182 cm tall.

How old are Lee Majors?

He turned 83 in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Majors was born on April 23, 1939. His birthplace is Wyandotte, Michigan (USA). His father Carl Yeary, a manual laborer died in a work accident prior to his birth while his mother Alice Yeary, a homemaker died in a car accident when Lee was not even 2 years old. Lee was later adopted and taken care of by his uncle and aunt named Harvey Yeary and Mildred Poore. He lived with them in Middlesboro, Kentucky.

Lee Majors had a deep interest in football and started playing at Middlesboro High School and continued playing at Indiana University as well. He completed his graduation in 1957. After completing his graduate degree, he also earned a scholarship to Indiana University. Lee was transferred to Eastern Kentucky University in 1959 where he suffered a severe injury in the back while playing a game. This caused him paralysis waist down for some weeks marking an end to his football career.

In 1962, Lee Majors also graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and received his degree in physical education and history. Lee later received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the same university.

Lee Majors began developing an interest in acting. He performed in many plays including 'Pioneer Playhouse' in Danville, Kentucky.

He stopped playing pro football and moved to the Los Angeles' Park and Recreation Department where he took the job with them.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Lee Majors’ partner?

Lee Majors' current partner is Faith Majors. They have been married since 2002.

The actor has four children out of his four marriages. Lee was first married to Kathy Robinson in 1961 but they divorced in 1964. They have one son Lee Majors II. Lee was again married to Farrah Fawcett, later Farrah Majors from 1973 to 1982. They were a power couple in Hollywood throughout the 1970s and they both indeed had extraordinarily successful careers. Lee married Karen Velez in 1988 and they had twin sons and a daughter. Their marriage ended in 1994.

Career And Professional Highlights

Lee appeared in a music video by the rock band titled ' When We Die' in March 2007.

Lee Majors came in contact with many prominent actors as well as industry professionals including agent Dick Clayton in Los Angeles. Lee also joined Clayton's acting school and later attended Estelle Harman's acting school where he prepared himself for his career in showbiz.

Lee Majors first appeared in a horror film titled 'Strait Jacket', in 1964. The next year, Majors' first credit role appeared in an episode of 'Gunsmoke' and from there Lee appeared in an installment of 'The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Monkey's Paw- A retelling.'

In 1965, a big break came when Lee was cast for the role in ABC's western series called 'The Big Valley' (1965-1969). He played the role of Heath Barkley in this show. Meanwhile, Lee has also appeared at the same time in Charlton Heston's movie 'Will Penny' in 1967.

Lee Majors played in a television series called 'The Ballad of Andy Crocker' in 1969 in the lead. In the same year, Lee was offered a role in the 1969 film 'Midnight Cowboy', but he had refused that role as the series 'The Big Valley' got a renewal for another season.

Lee starred in a television series 'The Fall Guy' in 1981 where he was portrayed as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman. Lee not only produced and directed the show but also sang a theme song for the same called "Unknown Stuntman". This series continued for five seasons until 1986.

In 'The Six Million Dollar Man', he has played the role of a former astronaut and colonel in the Air Force named Steve Austin. After getting injured in a NASA test flight, his character Steve Austin underwent a life-saving operation that provide him superhuman strength with a robotic eye. This show was very popular during the 1970s.

Best Known For…

Lee Majors is best known for his starring roles as Colt Seavers on 'The Fall Guy' (1981) and as Colonel Steve Austin on 'The Six Million Dollar Man' (1974).

The Million Dollar man gained his first recognition through his role as Heath Barkley in 'The Big Valley' in 1965. Lee made his special recognition among 400 other actors including Burt Reynolds.

Charity Work

Lee Majors has raised funds for Dallas Aware group which supports people suffering from Alzheimer's and their caretakers, at the 2019 Aware affair on April 5.

This million-dollar man was often spotted with his wife at the Open Hearts charity gala in Beverly Hills.

What awards has Lee Majors won?

Lee Majors was nominated for Golden Globe- Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series in the year 1977.

He was offered a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry.

Lee Majors’ Hobbies And Interests

Lee Majors had a deep interest in football. Also, he always wanted to be a football coach.

Other Interesting Lee Majors Facts And Trivia

  • The actor changed his name from Harvey Lee Yeary to Lee Majors to honor his collegiate coach and professional football player Johnny Majors, who was also his childhood idol.
  • During his high school years at Middlesboro High School, he was a star athlete. Interestingly, the school named their football field after him in 1986 and also invited him to their 1991's Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Before his acting career, Lee worked as a park recreation director.
  • Lee Majors first acted with an actress named Lindsay Wagner who guest-starred in his television movie titled 'Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law' in the year 1971. They have continued to work together on and off for twenty years. They still appear all together at Bionic conventions.
  • The song "Midnight Train to Georgia" which was released in 1973 was primarily inspired by Lee Majors and his ex-wife Farrah Fawcett.
  • Rock Hudson introduced Lee to the Hollywood producers for making his career in films.
  • Million-dollar man Lee Majors was born on the same date as another famous American actor, David Birney.
  • Lee Majors signed a long-term contract with Universal Studios after the cancellation of 'The Big Valley' in 1969.
  • After his schooling, Lee got an offer from the St. Louis Cardinals Football team but he moved to Los Angeles in order to work at Los Angeles Park and Recreation Department. He got a job there as the recreation director for North Hollywood Park.

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