Famous Arkansan: Gil Gerard

Several well-known people have
roots in Arkansas. The list runs the gamut from Johnny Cash to Jermain Taylor.
Check here every Monday as we highlight a new Famous Arkansan each week. Today,
Meet: Gil Gerard

Zoie Clift


Little Rock native Gil
Gerard (born 1943)rocketed to fame as Buck Rogers in the 1979 movie Buck
Rogers in the 25
th Century. The show was so popular a spin off NBC
television series of the show was created which aired from 1979 to 1981 and
which he also starred in.
Gerard headed to New York  in the summer of 1969 where he trained
at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Shortly after, he won an audition
for the movie Love Story and over a period of 6 years, made over 400
commercials. Starting in 1974, Gerard was also a member of the cast of the Emmy
Award winning The Doctors  playing the part of Dr.
Alan Stewart for over three years. Over the course of his career, Gerard made
guest appearenaces on many t.v. shows including
Baretta, Hawaii Five-O and Little House on the Prairie. Gerard is a member of
the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. 

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