Originally Posted by Dirty Videophile
What car wreck? This I didn't know. Check out his crotch in the tight pants in his Wild Wild West TV series. Fantastic.
It happened in 2003 and he was subsequently convicted of DUI. Given 6months house arrest, 5 years probation and his license was revoked for a year. Conrad sustained severe injuries in a head on collision with another vehicle-the other driver was also seriously injured. He had a long road of physical rehab and also had some paralysis (not sure if he final made it past that). He has been virtually out of film since that time, and now at 73 (born in March of 1935) he is unlikely to return to film- he did however address the Republican National Convention in 2004. Who knows, maybe he will get up there this year as well.
The strangest thing to me about his car crash was how it reminded me of his made for don't see television movie, Smashup on Interststate 5. Set over the Labor Day Weekend, Conrad played a cop and wore a tight uniform. Some years later I saw the movie on a local channel on a Sunday afternoon. It was not a good movie; but, Robert Conrad was in it, and that's all that mattered to me.
The film is also known for the parent/child matchings. Buddy Ebsen and his daughter Bonnie as well as Harriet Nelson (appearing as Hilliard) and her son David.
All this talk about Conrad has given me an urge to go place a battery on my shoulder and dare someone to knock it off.
YouTube - Robert Conrad Eveready Battery Commercial 1978