Ask AP: Larry Wilcox

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 27, 2010

What has Larry Wilcox been up to since playing California highway patrolman Jon Baker on the TV series CHiPS?
Suzanne Saikaly, New Franklin, Ohio

Wilcox, 62, who served as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam, was a highly skilled motorcyclist who performed some of his own stunts on the NBC series from 1977 to 1982. He points out that “unlike my co-star Eric Estrada, I never had any wipeouts on the bike while filming.” In its fifth season, Wilcox left the hit show and formed his own TV production company, and he later created a pharmaceutical company. He is married, has five children and lives in California, where he is CEO of a mining and energy business.