Robert Conrad (born either Conrad Robert Falk or Konrad Robert Falkowski on March 1 in Chicago, although the year is still subject to question), is an American film and TV actor and director.
He is primarily known for the 1965-1970 television series The Wild Wild West, in which he played the title character, James West. The Will Smith movie update was based on this series.
Before The Wild Wild West, he played Tom Lopaka in Hawaiian Eye. In the mid-1970s he played World War II fighter ace Pappy Boyington in Baa Baa Black Sheep. His half-brother, Larry Manetti, also appeared in this series.
In the late 1970s, he served as the captain of the NBC team for six editions of Battle of the Network Stars.
Robert Conrad is the only actor to be inducted into the Stuntman's Hall of Fame.
He is the father of eight children by two marriages. Conrad lives in Bear Valley, California in the High Sierras with his current wife, LaVelda, and their children.
He is a fiscally conservative Republican in politics.
Has been out of the public eye since 2003, when he was in a devastating car crash.