Exclusive: Robert Conrad’s Last TV Appearance — on “Then Again with Herbie J Pilato”
The “Wild, Wild West” Star Doesn’t Hold Back in Final On-Screen Interview
Robert Conrad, who died February 8th, 2020 at a feisty 84-years-old — just a few weeks shy of what would have been his 85th birthday (March 1st) — was one tough dude.
Charismatic, cocky and talented, Conrad was best known for his starring roles on film and television, including the small screen classics The Wild, Wild West (CBS, 1965–69) and Baa, Baa Black Sheep (NBC, 1976–78).
In what became his final on-screen interview for Amazon Prime’s new classic TV talk show, Then Again with Herbie J Pilato (executive-produced by Joel Eisenberg), Conrad offered a boat-load of exclusive, no-holds-barred commentary reminiscently-worthy of his legendary Eveready Batteries television commercials (“I dare you to knock this off [my shoulder]!”).
But it was his performance as government agent Jim West on TV’s sci-fi/fantasy western The Wild Wild West that Conrad left his most indelible mark. One of the most unique shows in the history of the medium, The Wild Wild West successfully combined several genres into one hit series, which also featured the late Ross Martin as Artemus “Artie” Gordon, Conrad’s on-screen right-hand-man and good friend off-screen.
Conrad addresses it all, and a great deal more — including his remarkable early career as a boxer — on Then Again with Herbie J Pilato.
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