Morning Man Classic: Sam Melville!
I was at the Rite Aid the other day and bought a DVD of The Rookies for about 10 bucks! I’m a sucker for Michael Ontkean but I had forgotten how handsome and sexy Sam Melville was!
He portrayed Officer Mike Danko in four seasons on the ABC show and his wife, nurse Jill Danko, was played by future Charlie’s Angels star Kate Jackson! He and jackson later reunited on her later hit series Scarecrow and Mrs. King on which he had a recurring role as her ex-husband.
Sam, who was also best known for his role in the surfing film Big Wednesday, died far too young. He was just 52 when he died in 1989 of heart failure.