|Born||23 April 1930|
|SMDM|| Rudy Wells in Wine, Women and War|
The Solid Gold Kidnapping
"Dr. Wells Is Missing"
"The Pal-Mir Escort"
"The Seven Million Dollar Man"
"The Bionic Woman"
"The Bionic Woman (Part II)"
"The Bionic Criminal"
Alan Oppenheimer is a veteran character actor and voice artist who was the second of the three actors who portrayed Dr. Rudy Wells. He was the character for the majority of the pilot movies, and for the first two seasons.
He effectively left the role with the last-produced episode of season two, "The Bionic Woman (Part II)" (according to The Bionic Book he left due to becoming committed to another TV series). However, he returned in the third season episode, "The Bionic Criminal", after Martin E. Brooks' debut in the part. The ostensible reason for this singular switch back to Oppenheimer was because "Criminal" was a sequel to the earlier "Seven Million Dollar Man", and it was impossible to set the scene for the sequel without using clips of Oppenheimer's earlier performance.
As a voice actor, Oppenheimer was heard as Mighty Mouse in The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle and as multiple characters in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (notably as Skeletor, Cringer, and Man-At-Arms) and The Transformers (as Beachcomber, Breakdown, and others).
He was nominated for a primetime Emmy after a guest appearance on Murphy Brown. His later guest-starring roles included an appearance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.