Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Angie (Sitcoms Online / Angie links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Angie Photo Gallery

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > Angie

Notices News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Comedy Central Gets Friday Talk Show; The Goldbergs Actress Releases Music Video
Fox Fall 2019 Premiere Dates; FX Sets Dates for Fall 2019 Schedule
Barney Miller Summer Fridays on Antenna TV; Tyler Perry Studios Takes Over BET with New Series
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 24, 2019)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Mark-Paul Gosselaar Cast in black-ish Spinoff; Urkel Makes a Return in Scooby Doo
Fri-Yay: The Amazing Superstore Season 4 Finale; Netflix Has Healing Powers
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Returns with "Modern" Twist; Showtime Is Back to Life For New Comedy

New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two

04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 2
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons (
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-02-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
God Bless Val
Forum Legend
catlover79's Avatar
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229

Thursday, October 04, 2007

In the early 80ís, Robert Hays seemed to have it all going for him.

He starred in the classic film AIRPLANE, was appearing on TV regularly, and was starring in feature films.

Yet, somehow, that success didnít carry over into the following decades.

Like many actors, he began in TV, appearing in the 70ís in episodes of THE ROCKFORD FILES, MARCUS WELBY M.D., CANNON, LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY and WONDER WOMAN.

In 1979 he appeared opposite Donna Pescow in the sitcom ANGIE. Probably best known today for its theme song by Maureen McGovern, ANGIE ran for two seasons, and would air in reruns into the early 80ís.

Then came AIRPLANE. There really isnít much I have to say about the film. It still stands as one of the funniest films ever made. Hays, as Ted Striker, was the perfect ďeverymanĒ sort of lead.

A few more films followed, the lead in TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT, SCANDALOUS, the TV movie THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, and then AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL. While not as successful as the original, it still was an entertaining film.

In 1983, he made the pre-Touchstone PG rated Disney film TRENCHCOAT with Margot Kidder, the TV version of MR. ROBERTS, the Stephen King film CATíS EYE, and then in 1986 played the lead in the TV series of the John Carpenter film STARMAN. That lasted one season.

The beginning of the 90ís saw the start of the direct to video boom. It was probably good for actors, as there were many films to star in. But, it was bad for careers, as few of these lesser films were any good, and got much exposure outside of briefly appearing on the new release wall of Blockbuster.

Hays starred in plenty of these films, HOT CHOCOLATE with Bo Derek, FIFTY/FIFTY with Peter Weller and RAW JUSTICE with Pamela Anderson. There were a few studio films, like the HOMEWARD BOUND films. And, he was the voice of ďIron ManĒ in the IRON MAN and SPIDERMAN cartoon series.

But, he never had the mainstream success that he probably should have.

So, what ever happened to him?

Hays is still acting. His last major theatrical feature was a supporting role in the 2000 Robert Altman film DR. T AND THE WOMEN. He has recently starred in several independent films, but none that seem to have been released.

One message board listed a serious surfing accident in 2006, that he was able to recover from (I was unable to confirm this). But, there is very little about him.

There are however plenty of stories, especially on the IMDB, about people who worked with him, or met him, and what a nice guy he was. It is rare to read stories like this.

Maybe that is why his career didn't really take off. He was just too nice of a guy for Hollywood.
Attached Images
"Jesus loves you and He approves this message."

"I'm alive. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to live every moment as much as I can." - Valerie Harper, March 2013
catlover79 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:13 PM.

Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.