I'm from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border.
So it's like starting over again, but I look forward to the challenge.
I just turned 66, and I'm starting to work again.
My fiancee and I recently eloped. We went on a fabulous honeymoon to Europe, and I was able to see and do everything I wanted without worrying about taking it easy.
And about in the late '80s, I got kind of burned out a little bit.
Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people who make it is very low - it's about 1 percent.
Doing a series, every week you work with a new star.
For 40 years, I put my body through a tremendous amount of work.
I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A., because I knew I could get a coaching job there.
I got kind of burned out, so I moved to Florida. I was down there for 10 or 12 years, raising children.
I figured my body always would be able to repair itself. I think all of us believe that - until you begin to age and get hit with deteriorating joints.
I have done a series in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
I started out wanting to coach football.
I learn the whole script before I show up.
I've had disappointments and heartbreaks and setbacks and roles I didn't get, but something always came along that either made me better or was an even better role.
I worked for the recreation and parks department for a year.
I thought I'd gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry
Even when I was young, playing college football, and I injured my knee, I bounced right back.
I was in the right place at the right time.
Knee replacement is serious stuff. And it actually could have made me worse
I've never seen a schedule where you just go in two hours almost every day of the week and then all day on one day. Then you shoot it at night with an audience and you're out of there.
I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
If we do not change our negative habits toward climate change, we can count on worldwide disruptions in food production, resulting in mass migration, refugee crises and increased conflict over scarce natural resources like water and farm land. This is a recipe for major security problems.
Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive.
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.
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