Friday, July 11, 2008

Whatever Happened To...Michael Gray

During the first half of the Shazam / Isis Hour (Saturday mornings, from '74-'77 on CBS) I couldn't wait for teenager Billy Batson to say the magic word, turn into the adult Captain Marvel and kick some criminal bootay.

My sister, on the other hand, was interested in Billy staying Billy.

Played by Michael Gray, Billy had that Tiger Beat quality: a deep tan, long hair and great looks.

Ahem... At least, that's what Sis told me.

A couple of actors played Captain Marvel during the series. But it was Michael Gray who ruled the female tweener crowd of his day, along with the Osmonds and a one or two of the Jackson 5.

After Gray grew up he had some difficult times finding work as an adult in the biz. Along with his wife, he opened up a successful floral shop in Beverly Hills.


Elvis Drinkmo said...

I wonder if a person can get them old Shazam/Isis shows on DVD.

I'm going to look into it.

The Film Geek said...