I found an article on Jon’s show MAJOR DAD where stars Gerald McRaney (Major John D. McGillis), Matt Mulherne (Lieutenant Gene Halowachuck) and Beverly Archer (Gunnery SGT Alva Bricker) talk about the show. Interestingly there was a post on the now defunct IMDB message boards for the show where a lot of posters who said the show wasn’t following Marine protocols, particularly in the way the humor ran on the show. This article is from 1993 that marked the show’s fourth season. I’d pretty much say that if the Marines endorsed it, then it followed the Marine protocols faithfully. You can read the full text of the article in the press section at the link below. Click on the .
We finally have a new layout. After some huge fretting I’ve finally uploaded one. Here we have what I’m calling CAPRICORN, for Jon’s birthsign. The earth tone colours are indicative of the Capricorn nature. I love the banner too. The three photos that are on the right from the one of him with his arms up the air, the headshot next to it, then the one of him in the MAJOR DAD baseball hat were all provided to the site by Jon, himself. I want to thank Jon for his contribution. I think the site is a little more personal given that. I’m hoping to get more things up in the gallery. I have many newspaper clippings to transcribe and get into the new press section, as well as a couple of articles I was able to obtain of Jon from the 80s. I also have some more of Jon’s television work to upload, so please keep checking back. And to Jon, thank you for your kind contribution to “your site”.
I wanted to wish Jon the happiest of days. He turns 85 today and I sincerely hope you are well, strong and still fighting for all those things you believe in. You continue to be an inspiration and a light. I hope you spend the day with those you love and with the things you care about. Please take care and be safe, always.
I’ve completed the overhaul of the press section. I think it’ll be a little easier to find things now. I thought I’d keep it simple by not bothering with a “design” so to speak. I think you’ll like it though. So far there aren’t that many articles in the because a lot of them I’m going to have to transcribe from the original clippings and magazines I have. When those are done I’ll be posting them to the press section, then posting the links here. I’m hoping now to get to actually posting some more images I have, as well as settling on a new layout. All that will be coming in the new year.
I know it’s been a long time since I posted anything of relevance. Well with the exception of the AFR program Jon and Carol did, but I’ve been in the process of trying to reorganize the press section and that’s been a Herculean effort. I had one template that sort of was a bit ridiculous if you ask me. The new template is much easier in terms of organization, but it also is cleaner in terms of its look. I have a bunch of newspaper clippings and a couple of magazine scans I need to transcribe to add, then add the scans to the gallery. To go to the press section please click on the link in the menu above in the main navigation area, or click HERE. If you have anything you’d like to add to the site, please feel free to do so by clicking THIS link and submit your clipping, scan or a link to the page online. Thanks for your understanding and I’m hoping to get some more of Jon’s work up on the site. I have a couple of things that will take a bit of time to get done, but when they are they’ll be added in good fashion.
Back in July, Jon appeared on his wife Carol’s show on the American Freedom Radio Network where they discussed many things including climate change, preservation of animals, The Star Wars program, politics and many other things. Jon also read many of his limericks he wrote from a book he plans on publishing soon.
On behalf of MAVERICK, I’d like to take this time to wish my friend Jon the happiest of days. He turns a ripe young 84 on this day and it is my sincere hope he’s spending it with family, close friends and taking it easy. Jon if you’re reading this, please know I’m thinking of you and wishing you well.
While doing a search on Youtube for Jon, I happened to find this. It’s a rare television appearance on the Tony Awards in 1984. Here Jon plays the part of Julian Marsh in the 1984 production of 42ND STREET. This is so cool finding this. If you’re looking Jon, enjoy.
I have reuploaded some of the videos I had in the media section. They quality is now way better than they were the first time around. The ones that have been reuploaded are the ones of Jon as Eric Brandon in the four episode arc he did on the 1975 medical drama MARCUS WELBY M.D.. I have also started uplaoding some of Jon’s episodes of MAJOR DAD where Jon played the part of General Marcus C. Craig from 1990-1993. I’m just in the process of editing up more episodes but as with the others, will take some time to get into the site. So again I ask your understanding as I begin getting season one done. Thanks again for your patience.
I’m in the process of deleting the videos in the media section of the site. The reason for this is the quality of them is not that great. I want the videos to be as high a quality as I can get, so please forgive the disruption. I’ll have them all back up in HD later today. I also have some of Jon’s other work, so be patient while I work at getting those up. Thanks for your indulgence.