Lead actor Michael Cole first appeared on screen in the '60s.
- Tended bar in Las Vegas before turning to acting.
- Made guest appearances on Gunsmoke and Run for Your Life before starring on The Mod Squad.
- Aaron Spelling picked him for the role of Pete Cochran on The Mod Squad; although Cole did not want the part at first, Spelling talked him into it.
- Became somewhat reclusive after his mother died of breast cancer.
- Toured with theater productions after The Mod Squad ended.
- Entered the Betty Ford Center in 1994 for alcoholism.