A former industrial chemist, actor Gil Gerard first went on the stage in the mid-1960s, appearing in such productions as I Do, I Do. He spent several years in the role of Dr. Alan Stewart on the NBC daytime drama The Doctors. From 1979 to 1981, he played the title character in the fanciful prime-time series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Subsequent credits on Gil Gerard's TV resumé include his portrayal of eco-warrior Dr. John Harding on E.A.R.T.H. Force (1990) and his hosting chores on the 1992 "actuality" series Code 3.