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Wild Cherry (Band)

Wild Cherry (band)
American funk rock band
Wild Cherry

Background information
Origin Mingo Junction, Ohio, US
Genres Funk rock, blue-eyed soul
Years active 1970–1979
Labels Epic, Brown Bag
Associated acts The Jaggerz, Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Cellarful of Noise
Past members Rob Parissi
Ben Difabbio
Louie Osso
Larry Brown
Larry Mader
Coogie Stoddart
Joe Buchmelter
Bucky Lusk
Bryan Bassett
Ron Beitle
Mark Avsec
Allen Wentz
Donnie Iris
Cooke Michalchick
Wild Cherry was an American funk rock band best known for their song “Play That Funky Music”.


Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Harmon in 2005
Born Thomas Mark Harmon
September 2, 1951 (age 65)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA, B.A. 1974
Occupation Actor, television producer, television director
Years active 1970–present
Spouse Pam Dawber (m. 1987)
Children 2
Tom Harmon
Elyse Knox
College football career
UCLA Bruins No. 7
Position Quarterback
Major Communication
Career history
Pierce College (1970–1971)
UCLA (1972–1973)
High school Harvard-Westlake
Personal information
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career highlights and awards
NJCAA All-American (1971)
NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award (1973)
Second-team Academic All-America (1973)
Pierce College Athletic Hall of Fame (2010)
Thomas Mark Harmon (born September 2, 1951), known professionally as Mark Harmon, is an American television and film actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s.

Harmon became notable for portraying Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, receiving a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for his acting in the four-episode story arc.

Harmon was cast in a similar role a year later: Donald P. Bellisario—the creator of both JAG and NCIS for CBS—had seen Harmon in The West Wing and decided to cast him in NCIS. Harmon’s character of NCIS special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was first introduced in a guest starring role in two episodes of JAG. Since 2003, Harmon has starred in NCIS as the same character.

Early life

Harmon was born in Burbank, California, the youngest of three children and the only son. His parents were Heisman Trophy–winning football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress and artist Elyse Knox (née Elsie Lillian Kornbrath). Harmon has two older sisters, actress and painter Kristin Nelson, the wife of late singer Ricky Nelson, and actress-model Kelly Harmon, who was once married to car magnate John DeLorean. His maternal grandparents were Austrian immigrants.

College football
After graduating from high school at Harvard School, Harmon completed a two-year associate degree at Pierce College in Los Angeles, then transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was the starting quarterback for the UCLA Bruins football team in 1972 and 1973.

After his sophomore season at Pierce, Harmon had a number of offers from major college football programs, and he ultimately chose UCLA over Oklahoma. The Sooners finished second in the nation in 1971, while the Bruins were a pre-season top-20 selection and stumbled to a 2–7–1 record and were last in the Pac-8.

During his very first game for UCLA, he engineered a stunning upset of the two-time defending national champion, Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Bruins were an 18-point home underdog to the top-ranked Huskers, but won 20–17 with a late field goal by Efren Herrera under the lights in the L.A. Coliseum. In his senior year in 1973, Harmon received the National Football Foundation Award for All-Round Excellence. During his two years as quarterback in coach Pepper Rodgers’s wishbone offense, UCLA compiled a 17–5 record (.773). Harmon graduated cum laude from UCLA in 1974 with a B.A. in Communications.

He was inducted into the Pierce College Athletic Hall of Fame among its first class of members in 2010.

Early career
After college, Harmon considered pursuing a career in advertising or law. Harmon started his career in business as a merchandising director, but soon decided to switch to acting. He spent much of his career portraying law enforcement and medical personnel. One of his first national TV appearances (other than as an athlete) was in a commercial for Kellogg’s Product 19 cereal with his father, Tom Harmon, its longstanding TV spokesman. Thanks to his sister, Kristen’s in-laws, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Nelson, he landed his first job as an actor in an episode of Ozzie’s Girls. This was followed by guest roles in episodes of Adam-12, Police Woman, and Emergency! in mid-1975. He also performed in “905-Wild”, a backdoor pilot episode for a series about two L.A. County Animal Control Officers which did not sell. Producer/creator Jack Webb, who was the packager of both series, later cast Harmon in Sam, a short-lived 1978 series about an LAPD officer and his K-9 partner. Before this, Harmon received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance as Robert Dunlap in the TV movie Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years. In 1978, he appeared in three episodes of the mini-series, Centennial, as Captain John MacIntosh, an honorable Union cavalry officer.

During the mid-1970s, Harmon made guest appearances on shows such as Laverne & Shirley and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and had supporting roles in the feature films Comes a Horseman (1978) and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979). He then landed a co-starring role on the 1979 action series 240-Robert as Deputy Dwayne Thibideaux. The series centered around the missions of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Services Detail, but was also short-lived.

In 1980, Harmon gained a regular role in the prime time soap opera Flamingo Road, in which he played Fielding Carlisle, the husband of Morgan Fairchild’s character. Despite initially good ratings, the series was canceled after two seasons. Following its cancellation, he landed the role of Dr. Robert Caldwell on the prestigious NBC Emmy-winning series St. Elsewhere in 1983. Harmon appeared in the show for almost three seasons before leaving in early 1986 when his character contracted HIV through unprotected intercourse, one of the first instances where a major recurring television character contracted the virus (the character’s subsequent off-screen death from AIDS would be mentioned two years later). In the mid-1980s, Harmon also became the spokesperson for Coors Regular beer, appearing in television commercials for them.

Harmon’s career reached several other high points in 1986. In January, he was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. Following his departure from St. Elsewhere in February, he played the lead in the TV movies Prince of Bel Air, co-starring with Kirstie Alley, and The Deliberate Stranger, in which he portrayed the real-life law student turned cross-country serial killer Ted Bundy. With his career blossoming, he played a role in the 1986 theatrical film Let’s Get Harry and the lead role in the 1987 comedy Summer School, again co-starring with Kirstie Alley and alongside future JAG/NCIS alum Patrick Labyorteaux. Returning briefly to episodic television in 1987, Harmon had a limited engagement on the series Moonlighting, playing Cybill Shepherd’s love interest Sam Crawford for four episodes. He then starred in the 1987 TV movie After the Promise. In 1988, he co-starred with Sean Connery and Meg Ryan in the 1988 feature film The Presidio, and also opposite Jodie Foster in the film Stealing Home. Despite several high-profile roles, Harmon’s film career never gathered momentum and, after a muted reception to his 1989 comedy Worth Winning, he returned to television, appearing in various television movies.

Harmon’s next regular television role would be as Chicago police detective Dickie Cobb for two seasons (1991–1993) on the NBC series Reasonable Doubts. In 1993, he appeared in one episode in the role of a rodeo clown on the CBS comedy/western series Harts of the West with future cast mate Sean Murray, who plays McGee on NCIS.

In 1995, Harmon starred in the ABC series Charlie Grace, in which he portrayed a private investigator. The series lasted only one season, after which he returned to ensemble medical shows on the series Chicago Hope, in which he played Dr. Jack McNeil from 1996 to 2000. He also portrayed astronaut Wally Schirra in one episode of the 1998 mini-series From the Earth to the Moon.


In May 2002, he portrayed Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan on The West Wing in a four-episode story arc. The role gained him his second Emmy Award nomination, exactly 25 years after his first nomination. Harmon appeared in a guest starring role in two episodes of JAG in April 2003, which introduced the character of NCIS agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs; since 2003, Harmon has starred as Gibbs in the CBS drama NCIS, a role which earned him three nominations at the People’s Choice Awards. During his time on the show, he was reunited with three of his former Chicago Hope co-stars, Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly, and Jayne Brook. Since 2008, he has also been a producer/executive producer.

Other Career Activities
In 2003, Harmon had a supporting role in the remake of the comedy film Freaky Friday.

Harmon has also starred in several stage productions in Los Angeles and Toronto. At the Cast Theatre in Los Angeles he performed in Wrestlers and The Wager. In the late eighties he was part of the cast of the Canadian premier of Key Exchange. Several productions of Love Letters provided him the opportunity to play alongside his wife Pam Dawber.

Harmon received the 2,482nd star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 1, 2012.

In 2014, Harmon started a production company called Wings Productions to produce NCIS: New Orleans.

Television director
Harmon directed two episodes of Chicago Hope in 1999 and 2000. He also directed two episodes of Boston Public in 2002.

Personal life

Harmon is the son of football star Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox. His sisters are Kelly, an actress-model, and Kristin, an actress-turned-painter.

Harmon worked as a carpenter before making a success of his acting career. On NCIS, his carpentry skills are alluded to through his character’s hobby of building boats in his basement.

Harmon has been married to actress Pam Dawber since March 21, 1987. The couple have two sons; Sean Thomas Harmon (born April 25, 1988, who played a young Gibbs in NCIS Season 6 Episodes 4 and 15, Season 7 Episode 16, and Season 9 Episodes 8 and 15), and Ty Christian Harmon (born June 25, 1992). They maintain a low profile and the couple rarely appear in public with their children. Harmon was the brother-in-law of Ricky Nelson and John DeLorean and is the uncle of actress Tracy Nelson and singers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson of the pop duo Nelson.

In 1987, Harmon filed for custody of his nephew Sam on the grounds that his sister, Kristin Nelson, was incapable of good parenting. Sam’s psychiatrist testified that the thirteen-year-old boy depicted his mother as a dragon and complained about her mood swings and how she prevented him from being with his siblings. Harmon later dropped the custody bid.

In 1988, Harmon was part owner of a minor league baseball team in San Bernardino, California, the San Bernardino Spirit, which spawned Ken Griffey, Jr. Harmon used the team and their home field, Fiscalini Field, for the opening and closing scenes of a baseball movie he was starring in, Stealing Home.

In 1996, Harmon saved a teenage boy involved in a car accident outside his Brentwood home. Harmon used a sledgehammer from his garage to break the window of his burning car, then pulled the boy from the flames.

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Comes a Horseman Billy Joe Meynert
1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Larry Simpson
1980 The Dream Merchants Johnny Edge Miniseries
1984 Tuareg – The Desert Warrior Gacel Sayah
1986 Let’s Get Harry Harry Burck, Jr.
The Deliberate Stranger Ted Bundy TV movie
1987 Summer School Freddy Shoop
After the Promise Elmer Jackson

1988 The Presidio Jay Austin
Stealing Home Billy Wyatt
1989 Worth Winning Taylor Worth
1990 Till There Was You Frank Flynn
Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend Himself
1991 Shadow of a Doubt Uncle Charlie Oakley
Cold Heaven Alex Davenport
1994 Wyatt Earp Sheriff John Behan
1995 Magic in the Water Jack Black
The Last Supper Dominant Male
1997 Casualties Tommy Nance
The First to Go Jeremy Hampton
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Magazine Reporter
1999 I’ll Remember April John Cooper
2000 For All Time Charles Lattimer TV movie
2001 Crossfire Trail Bruce Barkow
The Amati Girls Lawrence
2002 Local Boys Jim Wesley
2003 Freaky Friday Ryan
2004 Chasing Liberty President James Foster
2009 Weather Girl Dale
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Clark Kent/Superman Voice role
2011 Certain Prey Lucas Davenport TV movie
Year Title Role Notes
1973 Ozzie’s Girls The Candidate Unknown episodes
1975 Emergency! Officer Dave Gordon Episode: “905-Wild”
Adam-12 Officer Gus Corbin Episode: “Gus Corbin”
Police Woman Paul Donin Episode: “No Place to Hide”
1976 Laverne & Shirley Victor Episode: “Dating Slump”
All’s Fair Unknown Episode: “Jealousy”
Police Woman Stansky Episode: “Tender Soldier”
Delvecchio Ronnie Striker Episode: “Hot Spell”
1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Robert Dunlap Television film
The Hardy Boys Chip Garvey Episode: “Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker”
1978 Getting Married Howie Lesser Television film
Police Woman Paul Donin Episode: “No Place to Hide”
Little Mo Norman Brinker Television film
Sam Officer Mike Breen 7 episodes
1978–79 Centennial Captain John McIntosh 3 episodes
1979 The Love Boat Doug Bradbury 2 episodes
1979–80 240-Robert Dwayne Thibideaux 13 episodes
1980 Flamingo Road Fielding Carlyle
1981 Goliath Awaits Peter Cabot Television film
1981–82 Flamingo Road Fielding Carlyle 37 episodes
1983 The Love Boat Guest star Episode: “Julie and The Bachelor…”
1983–86 St. Elsewhere Dr. Robert Caldwell 70 episodes
1983 Intimate Agony (aka Doctor in Paradise) Tommy Television film
1986 The Deliberate Stranger Ted Bundy
Prince of Bel Air Robin Prince
1987 Moonlighting Sam Crawford 4 episodes
After the Promise Elmer Jackson Television film
1989 Sweet Bird of Youth Chance Wayne
1991–93 Reasonable Doubts Detective Dicky Cobb 45 episodes
1991 Dillinger John Dillinger Television film
Fourth Story David Shepard
Long Road Home Ertie Robertson
1993 Harts of the West Sam Carver Episode: “The Right Stuff”
1995 Charlie Grace Charlie Grace Main cast
Original Sins (aka Acts of Contrition) Johnathan Frayne Television film
1996 Strangers Mark Episode: “Visit”
E! True Hollywood Story Himself Episode: “Dark Obsession”
1996–2000 Chicago Hope Dr. Jack McNeil 95 episodes
1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Ulysses Episode: “Perseverance” (S 1:Ep 13)
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Wally Schirra Episode: “We Have Cleared the Tower”
2001 The Legend of Tarzan Bob Markham Episode: “Tarzan and the Outbreak”
And Never Let Her Go Thomas Capano Television film
2002 The West Wing Simon Donovan 4 episodes
2003 JAG SSA Leroy Jethro Gibbs Episodes: “Ice Queen” and “Meltdown”
2003–present NCIS Series regular
Executive Producer
2004 Retrosexual: The 80’s Himself TV miniseries
2011 Certain Prey Lucas Davenport Television movie
2012 Family Guy SSA Leroy Jethro Gibbs Voice
Episode: “Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream”
2014, 2016–2017 NCIS: New Orleans Episode: “Breaking Brig”, two-part crossovers: “Sister City”, “Pandora’s Box”
Executive Producer
Awards and nominations Edit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1977 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Nominated
1987 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film The Deliberate Stranger Nominated
1988 After the Promise Nominated
1992 Best Actor – Television Series Drama Reasonable Doubts Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Chicago Hope Nominated
1998 Nominated
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series The West Wing Nominated
2011 People’s Choice Awards Favorite TV Crime Fighter NCIS Nominated
2013 Prism Awards Male Performance in a Drama Series Won
2014 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actor Nominated
2016 Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor Nominated
2017 Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor Wonimg_0130


  1. Come And Get It
  2. Yellow River
  3. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  4. Green-Eye Lady
  5. Patches
  6. Silver Bird
  7. Hitchin’ A Ride
  8. In The Summertime
  9. Indiana Wants Me
  10. Julie, Do You Love Me
  11. The Rapper


  1. One Toke Over The Line
  2. Indian Reservation
  3. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo
  4. Mr. Big Stuff
  5. No Love At All
  6. Scorpio
  7. Treat Her Like A Lady
  8. Chick-A-Boom (Don’t You Just Love It)
  9. Don’t Pull Your Love
  10. Sooner Or Later
  11. Cry Like A Baby
  12. Help Me Through The Night


  1. Beautiful Sunday
  2. Precious And Few
  3. Brandy (You’r A Find Girl)
  4. I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
  5. If You Don’t Know Me By Now
  6. Run, Run, Run
  7. Nice To Be With You
  8. I’d Love You To Want Me
  9. Rock And Roll Lullaby
  10. Motorcycle Mama


  1. Drift Away
  2. Little Willy
  3. My Maria
  4. Show And Tell
  5. Playground In My Mind
  6. The Love I Lost (Part 1)
  7. Behind Closed Doors
  8. Kung Fu In G Minor
  9. Superman
  10. The Last Song


  1. Rock Your Baby
  2. The Night Chicago Died
  3. Come And Get Your Love
  4. Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You
  5. Midnight At The Oasis
  6. Be Thankful For What You Got
  7. The Need To Be
  8. You Little Trustmaker
  9. Lookin’ For A Love
  10. Peper Box

These songs are dated, for the songs are of love of the opposite sex and a possible out look on life. Now it’s about cheating on each other and mistrust of love and the world. I want to go back to those happier time, with the songs of the past. I don’t care if it’s dated, for the performers should be positive and have love songs with happy endings, and it’s a shame that it isn’t the case any longer !!!


At Last, I’m finally done my second 20 years.

You probably are wondering why I did the 1970’s and 1980’s, since this website is about 1960’s, well it’s like this, 1960’s effected the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s 2000’s, 2010’s and so on (1990-2016, I won’t do), that it was important to text you about it.

Like 1940-1959, effected the preformers and writers to create great music, the 1960-1969, effected 1970-2016 and it’s still having an effect today, that I should text you about it as well.

1970’s is when I listen to music and really got into it. For the record, I was into the 1950’s Rock’N’Roll, before American Graffiti, American Hot Wax and Happy Days and I was first in the 1980’s to get into the 1960’s. When I texted that, I mean in my neighborhood and in school (for which I was bullyed for), I set a tread that my uneducated classmates knew nothing about.

1970-1989, had the full inspired by the 1960’s and the 1990-2016 just waisted it by allowing Rap Music to continue, which killed what was left of great music, so that theirs nothing to text about.

Tomorrow I’ll go back to the 1960’s and I’ll stay there for the rest of the time I own this website, which will be forever !!!


Between The One Hit Wonders and Heavy Metal, their wasn’t anything new in 1974 !!!


This was the last year for protest songs for The new generation, protesting about a war, that ended and no daft any longer, had little to do in 1972. It’s about women rights and love songs (were of protest which has been lost in the 21 century), that means a lot then and not now !!!


In a lot of ways, the 1970’s mirrors the 1960’s. Rock’N’Roll wasn’t like the previous decade and Bubble Gum Music were on the raise. The ones that died, or broke up, couldn’t be out on.  What with John Lennon’s Imagine, Paul McCarney’s Uncle Albert, George Harrison’s What Is Life and Ringo Starr’s Back Off Boogloo, most new groups were of One Hit Wonders. Through Jimi Hendrix and the hate of Bubble Gum Music, a new form of music formed and it was called Heavy Metal Music, which, like British Rock of the 1960’s, Have a loyal fans. Like the rebellious teenagers of the 1950’s and 1960’s, the teenagers thought they invented bad behavior. It seems the music continues with copy cat bands and fans dressing up like their favorite preformer, oh well at least Rock’N’Roll is alive and well for 1971 and threw out the 1970’s !!!


It’s deja’vu all over again, for what happens in 1960 is happening in 1970. In 1960, Buddy Holly, Big Bobber and Riki Valenes died in a plane crashed and Little Richard found religion. Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley left the music industry for a couple of years, and came back at the . In 1970 Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin died of drugs over dose. The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Moody Blues left the music industry and came back two years later. My favorite group, The Beatles broke up and all four of them became solo acts. Simon & Garfunkel also went solo. The age of Rock’N’Roll has ended and a new one was going to replace it !!!

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