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James Garner. “When I started working, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, in that I was just wandering around, hoping that I could succeed. Then after I got a little under my belt, it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing.”
One of the many beloved TV roles in the 1970s brought us Jim Rockford played by James Garner on TVs The Rockford Files. It was a staple in many boomer households from 1972-1980. It was a fun series for those familiar with Los Angeles areas as much of the location shots were from Malibu where his trailer/office was and all over the LA basin. And what a classic muscle car he drove - that gold and black Pontiac Firebird!
The Rockford Files - aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974 and January 10, 1980. The show stars James Garner as Los Angeles-based private investigator Jim Rockford and features Noah Beery, Jr. as his father, a retired truck driver.