Lee is not related to Johnny Majors, the 1956 Heisman Trophy runner-up at Tennessee, and became a great college football coach at Iowa State, Pitt and Tennessee. Lee adopted Majors' name after meeting him and becoming friends.
Boyfriend of Patti Chandler during the 1960s.
Signature exclamation as Heath Barkley in "The Big Valley" (1965) was "Boy, Howdy!".
Suffered three separate whippings on "The Big Valley" (1965). In a Mexican jail in "The Big Valley: Legend of a General: Part 1 (#2.2)" (1966), shown 9-19-66. In a penal camp in "The Big Valley: The Iron Box (#2.11)" (1966), shown 11-28-66. At the hands of a religious sect in "The Big Valley: Journey Into Violence (#3.14)" (1967), shown 12-18-67.
Landed the role of Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969) but "The Big Valley" (1965) was picked up for another year and was contractually obligated to pass on the role, which was then made famous by Jon Voight.
Starred concurrently in two TV shows at the same time - Playing Jess Brandon in "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1971) and Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) (TV) TV movies.
He first acted with actress Lindsay Wagner, when she guest-starred on his TV series, "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1971) in 1971. A few years later, she guest-starred on his TV series, "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974), originating her best-known role as "The Bionic Woman" (1976). They would continue to work together on-and-off for the next twenty years, and still appear together at Bionic conventions.
Best known by the public for his starring roles as Col. Steve Austin in "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974) and as Colt Seavers in "The Fall Guy" (1981).
In 1976 he and wife Farrah Fawcett made TV history - a husband and wife each starring in separate top-rated shows.
Turned down the Mac Davis role in North Dallas Forty (1979) in favor of an independent production that never got off the ground.
Was one of the judges in 1981 Miss Universe pageant.
Was a star athlete at Middlesboro High School. In 1986 the school named their football field Lee Majors Field and in 1991 inducted him into their Sports Hall of Fame.
Was played by Ben Browder in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' (2004) (TV).
Graduated from Eastern Kentucky College with a degree in History and Physical Education. Received an honorary doctorate in 2006.
His ex-wife Farrah Fawcett died in 2009, after a long battle against cancer.
Nov 2010: Confirmed he did not attend Farrah's funeral, explaining he had his own memories of her and did not want to be a distraction.