Gerald McRaney

  1. John Schneider, The Dukes of Hazzard, TV, 1979-1985.      The one-time Wisconsin farm boy (and future  Broadway star) beat McRaney and Dennis Quaid to the good ole country  boy Luke Duke. Mac was seen in  one  episode as, wait for it, First Workman, He later won his own hit show: Simon & Simon, 1981-1989.
  2. Ken Howard, It’s Not Easy, TV, 1983.     The 1982 plan was  McRaney and Larry Breeding as  Jack and  Neal. Then,  McRaney’s Simon & Simon won (seven) more seasons… and Laverne & Shirley’s Breeding was killed in a car smash.   Ken Howard and Convy took  over as Jack… for just ten episodes.

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