I've had disappointments and heartbreaks and setbacks and roles I didn't get, but something always came along that either made me better or was an even better role.
So it's like starting over again, but I look forward to the challenge.
It's being in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of your opportunities.
I thought I'd gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry.
Knee replacement is serious stuff. And it actually could have made me worse.
Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people who make it is very low - it's about 1 percent.
Even when I was young, playing college football, and I injured my knee, I bounced right back.
I got kind of burned out, so I moved to Florida. I was down there for 10 or 12 years, raising children.
My fiancee and I recently eloped. We went on a fabulous honeymoon to Europe, and I was able to see and do everything I wanted without worrying about taking it easy.
Doing a series, every week you work with a new star.
I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A., because I knew I could get a coaching job there.
I worked for the recreation and parks department for a year.
I'm from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border.
I've never minded my kids watching any of the series I did. That's important to me.
The Six Million Dollar Man was one thing, but I wanted to keep my own parts.
I figured my body always would be able to repair itself. I think all of us believe that - until you begin to age and get hit with deteriorating joints.
I've never seen a schedule where you just go in two hours almost every day of the week and then all day on one day. Then you shoot it at night with an audience and you're out of there.
And about in the late '80s, I got kind of burned out a little bit.
But I was still hoping to be able to coach and teach.
For 40 years, I put my body through a tremendous amount of work.