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.
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.
You’ve likely noticed a significant update to the gallery. It comes in the form of all twenty four episodes of MAJOR DAD where Jon played the part of Brigadier General Marcus C. Craig. I loved this character. Not only was Jon able to show his comedic side, but he was so perfect as Craig. I loved his interaction with the entire cast. While I’m not a fan of the military life it did a good job in showing what those in the military go through in terms of deployment and the effect that has on the families. Though I doubt they get into the many comical shenanigans as this cast did. What got me about Jon’s performance is that while he was funny, when the need presented itself you could see he brought his seriousness to the issue. The highlight of season two was Jon’s outstanding performance of The Impossible Dream, a piece he performed as the lead character Don Quixote in THE MAN OF LAMANCHA, a role he performed understudy for in 1965 while playing the part of Dr. Carrasco. I’ve heard this piece performed by the likes of Colm Wilkinson, Robert Goulet, and others, but I think my favourite has to be Jon’s, though I’d kill to hear him do it with a full symphony orchestra. I’m including a rip of that part of the episode The Possible Dream where Camp Hollister performed a talent show for the civilians on the base. An interesting bit of trivia, if you look in the crowd at the lady with the long white hair, that is Jon’s wife, Dr. Carol Rosin. Enjoy.
-  SCREENCAPS: MAJOR DAD – SEASON TWO COMPLETE