The Sexiest TV Men of the 70's

Have You ever noticed that all of today's TV characters seem to be about the same? There may a few that stand out but all of the others seem to meld together. I guess maybe it's because I don't watch TV as much anymore. Television was THE thing when I was growing up, especially with advent of color TV. Does this date me too much? Most of the shows today are the same premise, CSI, NCIS, Law and Order. If you don't watch regularly it is kind of hard to keep the characters separate. This got me to thinking about the male characters on TV that got my attention growing up. here are some of my picks for the Sexiest men of the 1970s.

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Erik Estrada

Erik Estrada is best known for his role as Ponch  Poncherello in  the TV series CHiP's.  he adroned posters on a lot of teen girls bedroom and has been on the cover of the popular teen magazine Tiger Beat!  He has been quite busy though the years.  He has been on the Soap Opera the Bold and the Beautiful.  he has also appeared on Space Ghost Coast to Coast and even on a music video with Eminem.    Recently he is publicizing a new show, Armed and Famous. it is a reality show about famous people who get to go through the police academy and then on patrol in the streets of Muncie Indiana.  Erik Estrada has alos been involved in  the DARE program.  He has his own website too.  Link is at the bottom of page.

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Roger Moore

Roger Moore was a Model turned TV actor in the 1960s. Devilishly handsome good looks ana buff physique landed him a role in The Saint. In 1973 he skyrocketed to fame as Bond James Bond. 007 was always shaken not stirred as he preformed amazing feats while dressed in a Tuxedo. He was the secret angent until 1985. Since then he spent the rest of his life as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. He was actually knighted in 2003 for his charity work.

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John Schneider/Tom Wopat

Bo and Luke Duke as they were called on the hit TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard. The show began in 1979 and ran until 1985. John Schnider has kept busy and has been involved with many current TV shows. He has been involved with Dirty Sexy Money, Nip Tuck and CSI. There are five TV production he is involved with now.

Ton Wopat has been singing and dancing his way through Broadway. he has produced many albums and has his won website. Check out the link below!

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Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford rose to popularity during the Star Wars Era. But before he became a movie star he appeared on the TV shows Gunsmoke, the Virginian and Ironside. He even had a part on Love AmericanStyle.  We all know him from Raiders of the Lost Ark and from other movies such as Witness and American Graffiti.  Di you know Harrison Ford had a Spider na,ed after him in honor of his charity work for Conservation international.  He sits on the Board of Directors there and has also received the Jules Verne Spirit of Nature Award for his work on conservation on Earth.he owns Helicopters and a small aircraft and has even been known to rescue stranded hikers in his helicopter.

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Lee Majors

 When thinking of the Seventies who could forget the Six Million Dollar Man?   Steve Austin reigned supreme on the airways for 1974 to 1978.  However it may surprise you that his real name was Harvey Lee Yeary.  He changed his name to reflect a hero sports figure in his youth, Johnny Majors.  After being  the bionic man he landed some film roles.  His next television appearance was on the Fall Guy.. a popular 1980's hit.  He is going to be starring in a supporting role in an upcoming Ben 10 Movie.  he will play the part of the grandfather. Majors has done a series of cameos including the Simpson's.  Interestingly, he is also a voice of a character on Grand Theft auto, the video game.

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Henry Winkler

AAAAAAYYYY! Who could forget the Fonz? Maybe Arthur Fonzarelli  wasn't an out an out sex symbol but he sure got some attention with hair, leather jacket and tight jeans. Girls' wanted to be with him and guys wanted to be him. Henry Winkler started as a side interest in the TV show Happy Days but quickly became the center of attention as soon as he was allowed to don his leather jacket. He has been busy, doing cameos here and there including Law and Order, Arrested Development and South Park. He also was a guest start on the Simpson's. The charities he is involved with are the Annual Cerebral Palsy Telethon, the Epilepsy foundation and the Special to name a few. Henry Winkler also has his own production company.

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Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds is the first guy who comes to mind when you think 70's male icon. Always laughing and smiling behind that cheesy moustache he managed to turn a head or two.  In the 70's he made an impression with his movie Smokey and the Bandit.  After that he made countless other movies such as Deliverance and Boogie Nights.  Reynolds was awarded best supporting actor in Boogie Nights by  The Chicago Film Critics and The National Society of Film Critics.  he is also well known for establishing an school for acting, The Burt Reynols Institute for Theater in Florida. It is impressive to note he was awarded Children at Heart Award for his humanitarian efforts in helping the Children of  Chernobyl. 

And here you have it, My picks for the top male TV sex symbols. There were many actors I considered such as Robert Redford and Paul Newman, but there TV days seemed to be in the sixties. In comparison to the hub The Sexiest TV women of the 70's, a few more of the men have there own websites. It seems as if most of the men were very involved in charity work.

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Debby 8 months ago

How could you forget John Travolta? He was THE biggest star in the late 70's on the planet. Kids,preteens,teens and women of all ages had him on their walls.

Paul Michael Glaser of Starsky and Hutch.

Paul Newman

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