James Garner

Updated: 3/27/2017 2:29:12 AM

In 2008, he was planning to come out of retirement from on camera roles when he was cast in NCIS (2003), but having a stroke soon after being cast, prevented him from doing it.

Updated: 3/25/2017

The series had finished at #6 in the Nielsen ratings in the 1958-1959 season, then fell to #19 in 1959-1960 and out of the top 30 during its last two seasons.

Updated: 3/24/2017

Moore was exactly the same age as Kelly and brought a flair for light comedy and a physical similarity to Garner fitting the show.

Updated: 3/23/2017

Before he was a very successful actor, he had 75 different jobs including everything from pumping gas to modeling men's clothing.

Updated: 3/22/2017

Jack Kelly appeared as Bret's brother Bart in only one episode but was slated to return as a series regular for the following season.

Updated: 3/21/2017

Colbert was introduced as Brent in the season four episode The Forbidden City.

Updated: 3/21/2017

In the four years (1985-89), he was the television and radio commercial spokesman for Mazda cars, he was reportedly paid $1 million per year, plus one Mazda vehicle of his choice per year.

Updated: 3/20/2017

Turning his attention to movies, Garner formed his own company, Cherokee Productions. Roy Huggins observed in his videotaped Archive of American Television interview that the ratings for Kelly's episodes were always slightly higher during the first two seasons than Garner's.

Updated: 3/20/2017

Early in his career, he appeared as one of the judges in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial on Broadway.

Updated: 3/19/2017

Ten days after his passing, numerous news sources reported that the Los Angeles County Coroner listed acute myocardial infarction (massive heart attack) as the official cause of his death.

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