‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’: TV Legend Lee Majors on Playing Ash’s Dead-beat Dad
With Season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead digging into Ash’s (Bruce Campbell) past, the producers knew that it would take a bionic effort to find an actor tough enough to play his estranged father, Brock, a skirt-chasing drinker who hates his son as much as he loves the ladies.
So wisely, they went straight to The Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors. “They asked me if I’d be interested and I said, ‘Well, let me look at a couple of the first episodes of the first season,’” recalls Majors. “I sat down and watched the pilot, and then I watched all 10 of them in a row! I couldn’t believe you could do horror with such fun!”
Nor could the former Fall Guy believe what Ash could get away with. “My shows, hell, we couldn’t even dab a little blood on if it was ABC or NBC,” the 77-year-old actor says. “We only had three networks when I did a lot of my series, and they wouldn’t let you put blood on anything!”
Now, he’s soaking in the red stuff (wait till Episode 3!) and basking in the fun of trading father-son insults as the Williams men take on all sorts of demons. “Bruce has such a sense of humor, so we got along great,” Majors raves like a proud papa. “He is very underrated as an actor.”
Ash vs. Evil Dead, Season Premiere, Sunday, October 2, 8/7c, Starz.