Dana Elcar was born in Ferndale Michigan. He is perhaps best known for his role as Pete Thornton in the spy series MacGyver in the late 1980s/early 1990s. At the time of his appearance on the Six Million Dollar Man he was playing Col. Lard on the war drama Black Sheep Squadron, and had recently been a co-star in the crime drama Baretta, earning him a special guest star credit. He later appeared in a number of films, including the Get Smart reunion movie The Nude Bomb. Elcar died in 2005 after a well-publicized battle with glaucoma, a disease that robbed the actor of his sight by the end of his run on MacGyver; in the series, Elcar's character also developed glaucoma and went blind.
Six Million Dollar Man
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