This week, on March 1, Robert Conrad blew out 83 candles.
Most famous for his role as secret agent James West on The Wild Wild West (1965-1969), a show that fetishized him in skintight clothing, leather and even bondage motifs, Conrad also anchored the series Hawaiian Eye (1959-1963) and Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976-1978), along with other very short-lived projects.
Algong with numerous TV movies, he also appeared in the features Palm Springs Weekend (1963) and Young Dillinger (1965).
His involvement in the Battle of the Network Stars TV specials of the '70s and '80s gave Conrad an opportunity to show off his physique in his forties, as did his Eveready battery TV commercials, in which he dared viewers to knock one off his shoulder.
Conrad was charged with drunk driving following a 2003 accident that left him partially paralyzed and severely injured a young motorist who would later die.
In recent years, Conrad has appeared at autograph shows, mostly speaking and posing for photos due to his inability to sign.
Feast your eyes on him in his prime: