Famed “The Wild Wild West” star Robert Conrad has died in Malibu at the age of 84. Conrad served as the lead star in at least one TV series across five decades (1950s-1990s), a rare feat.
Conrad starred in over a dozen films from “The Lady in Red” to “Murph the Surf” and “Jingle All the Way,” but is best known for his TV work which really began as the co-lead in “Hawaiian Eye” which launched in 1959.
He then went on to the proto-steampunk series “Wild Wild West” which was ultimately cancelled for being too violent, then the WWII Pacific Theater-set series “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, and also appeared in mini-series and telemovies like “Centennial” and “Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy”.
Later series include “High Mountain Rangers” and “High Sierra Search and Rescue”. He was married and divorced twice and is survived by eight children.