Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man
During his first UK appearance at MCM Birmingham Comic Con, Red Alert spoke to American actor Lee Majors from iconic ’70s sci-fi series The Six
Million Dollar Man. The show ran for five seasons, three films and spawned spin-off series The Bionic Woman. Majors recently appeared in the romantic comedy Almosting It.
Would you like to play the six Million Dollar Man again?
Not at my age. With my knees giving up, I would need some bionic replacements.
What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a fan?
I was doing a show in New York’s Time Square, and this couple came in with a hood from The Fall Guy truck and asked me to sign it.
Would any of steve’s skills or attributes have been useful in real life?
I wouldn’t mind having a bionic knee. They ran my butt off on that show and it took a lot out of me. I wish I had used my stuntman more.
What would steve be doing now?
Probably kicking jihadists’ butts.
Is there anything from The Six Million
Dollar Man you wish was real?
It would have to be the bionics that they are now working on. They have perfected it to do really good stuff with legs, arms, eyes and everything.
What would be on his gravestone?
“I was short-changed” – now that they are making The Six Billion Dollar Man.