Sunday, February 04, 2007


Actor Tige Andrews has died at the age of 86, which gives me an excuse to run this awesome clip:

I think anything would sound exciting with that Earle Hagen theme blasting behind it.

Tige Andrews was a solid character actor with tons of television experience who hit the big time at age 48 when he landed the role of Captain Adam Greer in the ABC hippie-cop series THE MOD SQUAD. In the pilot, Greer brought together a trio of juvenile delinquents (played by Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III and Peggy Lipton) and forced them to become undercover cops, since they were young enough and hip enough to infiltrate schools, clubs and other places where a typical detective like Greer would be "made" instantly.

THE MOD SQUAD last five seasons, from 1968--1973, and likely made Andrews enough money so that he could coast the rest of his life. He acted occasionally until the beginning of the 1990s, mostly in TV guest shots.

Mention must be made of Andrews' STAR TREK appearance. He played a Klingon named Kras in the 1967 episode "Friday's Child," a pretty good show shot on location at Vasquez Rocks and featuring a nice blend of action and humor.

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