Six Million Dollar Man

by Michael RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

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March 7, 1973 – March 6, 1978

100 one hour episodes (5 seasons)
plus 6 TV Movies in color on ABC

Developed By: Harve Bennett

Produced by: Kenneth Johnson

Music Composed by: Oliver Nelson and J.J. Johnson

Opening Narrative

Harve Bennett: Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive.
Oscar Goldman: Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better… stronger… faster.


  • Lee Majors
  • Richard Anderson
  • Martin E. Brooks
  • Lindsay Wagner
  • Farrah Fawcett
  • Col. Steve Austin
  • Oscar Goldman
  • Dr. Rudy Wells
  • Jaime Sommers
  • Major Kelly Wood


Col. Steve Austin (Lee Majors) astronaut and test pilot is injured in a crash. The government is hot to try out some new bionics so they use Austin as they’re test dummy (not exactly the way it’s portrayed in the show but you get the idea). This miracle is performed by Dr. Rudy Wells (Martin E. Brooks) under the supervision of the government liaison Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson) at a price tag of oh shucks you guessed it. Austin receives bionic legs, a right arm and one eye.

Goldman works for the OSI (Office of Scientific Intelligence) and not wanting to waste their investment they encourage the now greatly improved Austin to come work for them as an agent. This job gets Austin into dangerous situations that require his bionics to get out of safely.

Before the weekly series there were three made for TV movies which were so popular that it prompted ABC to do the series. There were also three additional TV movies starting in 1987 ten years after the series was canceled.

Video Clip of The Six Million Dollar Man Intro


Farrah Fawcett died of cancer in 2009, she was only 62

Richard Anderson died in 2017 he was 911970s TV series starring Lee Majors

1970s oldies TV

70s action series Six Million Dollar Man

1970s retro show starring Lee Majors

classic 1970s tv series about bionics

Six Million Dollar Man 1970s TV series


In 1976 the character Jamie Sommers (Lindsay Wagner) who was Steve Austin’s girlfriend was given the spin-off series The Bionic Woman. Both Richard Anderson and Martin E. Brooks appeared as the same characters on both shows. The next season however Bionic Woman was canceled by ABC and picked up by NBC creating the first ever character sharing agreement between two competing networks.

1970s action show with Lindsay Wagner

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