Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
|Q: What is your favorite Voyage
A: I'd say they were all my favorites. It really was the first thing I'd ever done as an actor. So, of course, I was excited about being part of this whole business of film-making. If there were any favorites, I probably say the ones I was most involved in. The ones that I had the biggest part.
Q: How well did you get along with the Voyage cast?
A: Every once in a while, I see some of the old reruns, and of course, being that it was the first thing I'd ever done, I can see where I'm indicating and over-acting and doing a lot of things I wouldn't do today. You are talking about a show we did 17 years ago, so I hope I've improved as an actor. So I guess there are some scenes I would like to change.
Q: Do you remember any funny or unusual moments during filming?
A: I can't think of anything right now.
Q: Which episodes did you prefer, the serious dramas or the monster ones?
A: I answered that question earlier. I enjoyed doing them all, really.
Q: Have you seen any members of the cast
since the show ended?
A: No, I haven't. I talked to David Hedison on the phone a couple of times and of course, I've seen Richard Basehart on TV, he works quite frequently.
Q: How did you like working for Irwin Allen?
A: I liked working for Irwin Allen. Irwin Allen was very kind to me. He kind of gave me my initial start in the business. I didn't have much to do with Irwin because of the role I was cast in and the size of the role didn't require me to come in contact with him too much. So I didn't have much dealings with Irwin.
Q: Is it true you were supposed to be Inspector Kobick on Land of the Giants instead of Kevin Hagen.
A: I guess that's the role. I know I was asked to do a part, a continuing part on Land of the Giants.
I didn't want to do it and I understand that they did get Kevin Hagen for the part.
Q: Do you have a favorite role?
Q: Is there any particular reason you were the only cast member held over from the Voyage movie?
A: Well, I wasn't the only member of the movie cast was held over. There was also an actor by the name of Mark Slade, who was doing a character called Malone. We did the pilot together and about half a dozen segments in the first year. Then he got the chance to do a much bigger part on the series Gomer Pyle. So he bowed out
of Voyage and went ahead with Gomer Pyle.
Q: Did you like doing the Time Tunnel episode THE KIDNAPPERS?
A: Yes I did. I enjoyed that. I didn't care for all that make-up because it was uncomfortable. It was a stretch. I like doing anything that gets into character or any type of a role that is far removed from myself. That for me is a challenge and a stretch as an actor, and I enjoy getting into those types of things.
Q: What did you think of Irwin Allen's other shows, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants?
A: I thought his Time Tunnel, as far as I was concerned, was the best of the three.
Q: Is there a Voyage out take reel?
A: No, there is not, that I know of.