Larry Wilcox

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Larry Wilcox

Born

8/8/1947

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Male
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  • Trivia

    • Larry spends most of his time with his family on their ranch in San Fernando Valley, California. He runs his company UC HUB Group, Incorporated from home.

    • Larry is the president of MediaCore, a software company that specializes in CD-ROMs and internet compression technology.

    • Larry moved into the business world, as the head of a pharmaceutical company called Team Elite in the late 1980s.

    • Larry wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a children's video called The Little CHP in 1995. It tells the tale of two boys who dream of becoming motorcycle cops.

    • Larry is a spokeman for the disease Fibromylgia, and has served with the National Health Foundation Luminaries, and as Honorary National Chairman for Toys for Tots.

    • Larry auditioned for the role of 'Sonny' Crockett in Miami Vice, but lost out to Don Johnson.

    • Larry returned to television to play Officer Jon Baker in the movie reunion CHiPS '99 alongside Erik Estrada.

    • Larry's only sister was murdered in front of her mother and her three children in Wyoming. Her husband was accused of the crime, but acquitted after a lengthy jury trial. He was later killed in a barroom brawl.

    • Larry's first project as a producer was the story of the murder of actress/Playboy model Dorothy Stratten in a mini-movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

    • Larry formed his own production company, Wilcox Productions, still active today.

    • Larry decided to leave CHiPS in 1982, and was replaced by Tom Reily. Fans of the show were not pleased with the switch, and the show ended the following year.

    • Larry performed almost all of his own stunts on CHiPS, being an accomplished motorcycle rider, horseman, race car driver, and jet ski rider.

    • Larry had been a guest on M*A*S*H, The Streets of San Francisco, and Hawaii Five-o, when he won his breakout role as Officer Jon Baker in CHiPs.

    • Larry played the role of ranch hand Dale Mitchell in the early 1970s popular television series Lassie.

    • Larry started to pick up roles in television commercials, landing several, including one for Old Spice, the after-shave lotion.

    • Larry briefly focused on a career in dentistry before he resumed his training as an actor on the West Coast.

    • Larry's acting lessons were temporarily put on hold in 1967, when he joined the Marines Corp Reserve to avoid the draft. He served over a year as an artilleryman in Vietnam. He was discharged as a Sargeant, and went back to college.

    • Larry continued with his piano lessons, and playing in nightclubs, while working numerous menial jobs on the side. His love of acting started to consume him, and he decided to pursue acting lessons as well.

    • Larry moved to Los Angeles after finishing high school and a year of college to pursue a career in music, playing the piano.

    • Larry was a quiet, shy, and introspective young man that grew up fast, and spent his days tending to sheep and cattle on ranches for pocket money.

    • Larry and his three siblings were raised by their mother after their father left, and died soon after. Feeling overwhelmed, she moved the family to Wyoming, they lived on his grandfather's ranch.

  • Quotes

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Straight man to Erik Estrada

    8.3
    I think Larry Wilcox was a great more talented co-star

    Who had something to fall back on when his acting

    Career faded into writing and directing as well as own some

    Computer shops. Unlike Erik Estrada, who went from CHIPS to

    Doing B-movies & informercials and that Larry is indeed the smart one

    Sorry that he and Erik didn't get along that way!