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 have done a series in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
I learn the whole script before I show up.
And about in the late '80s, I got kind of burned out a little bit.
Doing a series, every week you work with a new star.
Even when I was young, playing college football, and I injured my knee, I bounced right back.
I got kind of burned out, so I moved to Florida. I was down there for 10 or 12 years, raising children.
I'm from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border.
I started out wanting to coach football.
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.
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.
Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people who make it is very low - it's about 1 percent.
I thought I'd gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry
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 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.
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.