'Laramie': This Is Why Robert Fuller Decided To Retire From Acting
It's been almost 20 years since the very talented Robert Fuller decided to retire from acting. Although we still miss him on screen, we have to admit he had a very valid reason to change his mind!
It is very difficult to decide which of the characters portrayed by the fabulous Robert Fuller is our favorite. "Jess Harper" in the 1959 American Western television series Laramie, and "Vin" in the 1966 film Return of the Seven, are definitely two of his major roles on screen, but his acting career includes other successful projects like The Hard Ride, Emergency!, and Diagnosis Murder.
The last time we saw Robert Fuller on screen was in the action crime television series Walker, Texas Ranger, where he played "Wade Harper" from 1997 to 2001. He decided to retire from acting afterwards. Why? It seems he had a very valid reason.
This is why Robert Fuller decided to retire from acting
During the 1990's Robert Fuller said many times he didn't want to act anymore. It was in 2004 when he officially retired in order to spend more time with his wife Jennifer Savidge -better known for her role in NBC's St. Elsewhere- whom he wed in 2001. The actor claimed he also wanted to raise animals on a farm with her.
Despite the Western series star's retirement in the mid 2000's, he has been spotted at several western festivals across the United States, where he enjoys spending time with his long-time fans and telling them stories of his time in show business.
Five quick facts about Laramie star Robert Fuller
-He was married to Patricia Lee Lyon from 1962 to 1984 and had three children with her
-He enjoys fishing, playing tennis, golfing, gardening, horseback riding, traveling and taking care of farm animals
-Robert Fuller appeared 5 times on the cover of TV Guide
-His dad convinced him to look for jobs as a dancer which he did successfully. He danced with Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes!
-In 2008 Fuller was inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Hall Of Great Western Performers in Oklahoma City