The Fall Guy

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  • TV-14
  • 1981
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.1  (6,741)

The Fall Guy is an action adventure series about Colt Seavers; he is a Hollywood stuntman who also works as a bounty hunter on the side. Lee Majors played Seavers, and he even sang the show's theme song called The Unknown Stuntman. The show co-starred Heather Thomas, Douglas Barr, Jo Ann Pflug, Nedra Volz and Markie Post. The Fall Guy aired for five network seasons and produced 112 episodes. Colt Seavers narrates and introduces each episode that usually identifies what movie stunts he has recently performed. Colt always laments that despite the risk he takes each day in Hollywood, he isn't compensated well enough to make a living. He usually gets one job every episode from bail bondsmen who need Colt to track down a criminal. In most cases Colt uses his knowledge of stunt work and his rough and tumble bare-knuckle fighting skills to track down the bail jumper. There is almost always a mystery to be solved in tracking down the offender. He will often employ a similar stunt in his bounty hunter work as he used earlier in the episode on a Hollywood movie set. Colt does have some help. His cousin, Howie Munson, is a stuntman in training and has come to Colt for mentoring. Colt teaches Howie all he knows about stunt work and secures Howie's help in his bounty hunter work as well. Colt affectionately refers to Howie as "the kid." He also befriends a stuntwoman that he works with, the stunningly beautiful Jody Banks. One of Colt's biggest weapons in his arsenal is his tricked-out oversized pickup truck. Colt added several features to the vehicle, including a roll bar, off-road tires, a V8 engine, a secret hiding compartment and many other hi-tech accessories.

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The Bigger They Are
22. The Bigger They Are
May 2, 1986
A cop wants evidence against a club owner who sells pcp to kids.
War On Wheels
21. War On Wheels
April 11, 1986
A town was bought to become a reservoir, but one resident refuses to leave. His granddaughter wants to put him in a rest home. Howie has a remote 'out-of-control' tank. A gang of bikers have them all trapped in the town
Tag Team
20. Tag Team
April 4, 1986
Colt wins two pro wrestlers (losers) and Howie trains them. They do come in handy in a pinch
The Lady in Green
19. The Lady in Green
March 28, 1986
An old actor who played "Silver Blade", a Zorro type crime fighter, in his earlier days, witnesses a murder and wants to go after the killer
Two On a Skip
18. Two On a Skip
March 21, 1986
Trench sends Colt after another bounty hunter who he thinks is taking too long and spending too much.
I Now Pronounce You ... Dead
17. I Now Pronounce You ... Dead
March 7, 1986
Pearl wants Colt to grab the skip during his wedding, but one of his wives beats him to it. As his creditors chase him, more wives turn up. Song--On The Road Again.
The Last Chance Platoon
16. The Last Chance Platoon
February 28, 1986
Colt becomes the drill instructor for a platoon of misfits.
Beach Blanket Bounty
15. Beach Blanket Bounty
February 21, 1986
A severe earthquake rocks L.A. and Colt coincidentally is involved with a 'rock' group, who want $20,000, and an industrial
The Lucky Stiff
14. The Lucky Stiff
February 7, 1986
Jerry has lost his money, house and wife, so he puts out a contract on himself--then wins the lottery.
In His Shadow
13. In His Shadow
January 31, 1986
A young man arrives who might be Colt's son.
Trial By Fire
12. Trial By Fire
January 24, 1986
An old army buddy begs Colt to rescue one of the group that was betrayed years ago in Vietnam. He insists a recent photo shows the man as a POW even though everyone believes he is dead.
Reunion
11. Reunion
January 17, 1986
One of Colt's old classmates steals his own jewels for the insurance money.
Miami's Nice
10. Miami's Nice
January 10, 1986
An FBI agent persuades Colt to participate in a cocaine sting. Jody presents awards to Miss Stuntwoman USA winners
No Rms Ocean Vu
9. No Rms Ocean Vu
January 4, 1986
Colt is stranded on a desert isle with a spoiled socialite, who has a perfume company, after their plane is shot down by robbers. Prologue is filming a perfume commercial
Escape Claus
8. Escape Claus
December 21, 1985
A fitting story for Christmas--Santa is arrested for freeing the reindeer. He asks what each wants for Christmas. Jody wants a 'white' Christmas in spite of the current heat wave; Colt reluctantly says he needs a new truck. There is a child care center threatened with eviction and some crooks want the bonds Santa's cellmate is hiding. Trench's slogan: "You bust 'em, we bond 'em"
Seavers, Dead Or Alive
7. Seavers, Dead Or Alive
December 14, 1985
The tables are turned when Colt is framed and becomes a fugitive.
October the Thirty Second
6. October the Thirty Second
December 7, 1985
Elvira and company are filming a horror movie in an old haunted mansion during a storm, of course
The Life of Riley
5. The Life of Riley
November 30, 1985
When Colt catches a young man wanted in Los Angeles, he stumbles into a 'kidnapping for adoption' ring in Sacramento. Simon begs Colt to wait one more day while he checks out his last lead--a VW that matches the one used in the kidnapping
A Fistful of Lire
4. A Fistful of Lire
October 17, 1985
Colt has to protect an Italian village
Femme Fatale
3. Femme Fatale
October 10, 1985
Howie goes undercover as a female impersonator, Denise, when the skip is a material witness in hiding
King of the Stuntmen
2. King of the Stuntmen
October 3, 1985
There is a 'King of the Stuntmen' contest
Dead Ringer
1. Dead Ringer
September 26, 1985
Colt is sent after a jumper and then discovers his quarry has entered an Elvis Presley impersonator contest and merged with the crowd.
Description

The Fall Guy is an action adventure series about Colt Seavers; he is a Hollywood stuntman who also works as a bounty hunter on the side. Lee Majors played Seavers, and he even sang the show's theme song called The Unknown Stuntman. The show co-starred Heather Thomas, Douglas Barr, Jo Ann Pflug, Nedra Volz and Markie Post. The Fall Guy aired for five network seasons and produced 112 episodes.

Colt Seavers narrates and introduces each episode that usually identifies what movie stunts he has recently performed. Colt always laments that despite the risk he takes each day in Hollywood, he isn't compensated well enough to make a living. He usually gets one job every episode from bail bondsmen who need Colt to track down a criminal. In most cases Colt uses his knowledge of stunt work and his rough and tumble bare-knuckle fighting skills to track down the bail jumper. There is almost always a mystery to be solved in tracking down the offender. He will often employ a similar stunt in his bounty hunter work as he used earlier in the episode on a Hollywood movie set.

Colt does have some help. His cousin, Howie Munson, is a stuntman in training and has come to Colt for mentoring. Colt teaches Howie all he knows about stunt work and secures Howie's help in his bounty hunter work as well. Colt affectionately refers to Howie as "the kid." He also befriends a stuntwoman that he works with, the stunningly beautiful Jody Banks.

One of Colt's biggest weapons in his arsenal is his tricked-out oversized pickup truck. Colt added several features to the vehicle, including a roll bar, off-road tires, a V8 engine, a secret hiding compartment and many other hi-tech accessories.

The Fall Guy is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (114 episodes). The series first aired on November 4, 1981.

Where to Watch The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Fall Guy on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 4, 1981
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (6,741)