Monday, December 5, 2016
Remembering Van Williams 1934 - 2016
Actor Van Williams, who died November 28 at age 82, was best known for his role as the Green Hornet (aka Britt Reid) in the 1966-67 ABC series, The Green Hornet. He also played Kenny Madison in the 1959-60 ABC detective series, Bourbon Street Beat, and the 1960-62 spin-off, Surfside 6. Other television credits include the 1964-65 ABC sitcom, The Tycoon, and the 1975-76 NBC Saturday morning series, Westwind.
Williams also appeared in the feature films, Tall Story (1960) and The Caretakers (1963). Below I've selected some videos to celebrate his life and career.
A 1961 episode of Surfside 6
The first episode of The Green Hornet on September 9, 1966
A 1970 segment of ABC's Love, American Style with Richard Long and Claudine Longet
The opening credits to Westwind (1975-76)
A 1990 guest appearance (with his Green Hornet co-star Wende Wagner) on Hal-Land, a Los Angeles public access talk show with host Hal Lifson