Buck James

Jim 1980s

Aired: 1987

DAD: Buck James (Dennis Weaver) / Divorced

DAD’S JOB: Trauma Unit Surgeon

KIDS: Dinah (Elena Stiteler), Clint (Jon Maynard Pennell) – teens.

WHERE’S MOM?: Dee-vorced

STAND-IN "MOM": Jenny (Shannon Wilcox) / the Ex.

When I was going to school at the University of Texas, ABC used to have a guy named Dr. Red Duke, who was also from UT and who did health segments on the nightly news. Finding a quick way to turn someone’s life into a weekly drama, ABC turned Red Duke’s life into a vehicle for Dennis Weaver. Buck James split his time between putting people back together at Holloman Medical Center and being a dad to his kids on his ranch.