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beerbad
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Posted - 02/10/2021 :  10:03:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw a little of a 1968 Mission Impossible episode with Robert Conrad as a boxer named Bobby. I never saw that before. I wonder if he was still making WWW and if so, how he had the time to do that. He looked very mean as this character. Of course he loved boxing so he probably enjoyed doing it. Sugar Ray Robinson was also a guest star so Bob probably wanted to see him too.

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bornin62
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  08:22:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unless he was on Mission Impossible more than once, my only recollection was seeing him I believe going to his hotel room and taking a package of golf balls and pressing them together, as they were plastic explosives concealed as golf balls.
Or something like that.
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theFalcon
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  19:25:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
RC also did 'MI' in 1972 as the 2nd banana/enforcer for a New Orleans mob boss played by Carl Betz, I think.

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ccb
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  08:13:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
beerbad: You're correct. That episode "The Contender," was a two-parter that also starred Ron Rich ("The Night of the Big Blackmail"), Ron Randell ("The Night of the Fatal Trap"), and John Dehner ("The Casual Killer" and "The Steel Assassin"). If memory serves, Red West also showed up.

Conrad's appearance was a cameo: as a trainer to get Barney Collier (Greg Morris), impersonating Rich's character, in shape for the ring. RC wasn't onscreen more than sixty seconds but still got a title card at the end of Part One. Because it was a only walk-on—or a jab-on—he could easily work it into his West schedule.

Falcon and bornin62 are also correct: Conrad was back for other Missions after West was cancelled. By that time Bruce Lansbury was producing Mission, so it was only natural that he'd call on the former star of his previous CBS series.
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