Category: News From Larry

The Brave New America – VERTAX?

As I read some of the provocative Huxley book, The Brave New World, I wondered about what is now happening with America and where we are all going.  When I read the Vanity Fair article about Edward Snowden and his escape as a hero or traitor from the NSA one begins to see the conflicts we are now having in a Free World which was set in motion, with words like, for the people, of the people and by the people.  When Wiki Leaks and Julian Assange became the hot new headlines exposing the veiled canonized America we so...

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Special Announcement From Larry

To My Family of Friends: I have asked Sue to put up a fan store which will offer a multitude of things that may or may not interest everyone but it is in good faith. The store will offer everything from special CHiPs items I have, to photos and some of my old memorabilia and even some trophies and saddles of mine.  Please note that all requests for autographs will now go through this special fan store. You will can choose to have me send you a signed photo for $20 or send your own items to me for $10 each. We will be introducing a paid membership section of the site as well. Among other perks members will of course get first look at store items and discounts and the non members will be able to buy them once the members have had first look. Thank you and I hope we can also find special gifts for the members from time to time....

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The 4th Quarter – It Ain’t the Whiskey

Funny how the 4th quarter can be the end in so many ways…..the last piece of pie, the last quarter in a basketball game, and the last three months of the calendar year with three major holidays over three consecutive months.  Halloween is the wake up call of the 4th quarter, and Thanksgiving is the alarm and then comes Christmas, just before New Years.  Some people habitually refer to the 4th quarter with a downbeat mannerism or tone in their voice.  The financial pressures of the infamous 4th quarter are off the charts and some people submit to such...

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The Greatest Escape Ride 2013-A Retrospective

As you all may know, on Sunday, September 22, 2013 I had told Dr. Robert Cameron, famous mesothelioma surgeon and Claire Cameron, the Executive Director that I would do all I could for their planned fund raiser, a motorcycle ride up the coast of California.  It became more than a ride in so many ways so allow this old Hollywood Cop share it with you. A few years ago I was jumping on our trampoline with my boys and I noticed I could only do it two or three times without being completely winded searching for more oxygen.  I went to the doctor and had X-rays and the doom and gloom began.  I asked the X-ray nurse how did the x-ray look?  She said she was not allowed to discuss it and I would have to discuss it with the doctor or specialist.  I countered with…”hey, I am a big boy and it is what it is….and all I want to know is the X-ray clear or not” and she stared at me.  She went on to say there is a “large mass” on your lungs.  I said does large mass mean in a lay person’s vernacular, Cancer and the big C word, and she said she could not comment on that.  Over the next 2-3 months I met with every specialist and the response was becoming standard ambiguity. ...

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The LarryWilcox.net FAQ

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about Larry and CHiPs. If you have some to add, please let us know! 1. How old is Larry? Larry is 66 years old. He was born on August 8th, 1947. 2. Can I write to him? Larry is happy to accept fan mail but can not guarantee everyone will get a personal reply. 3. Why did Jon wear a baton and tan gloves? The character of Jon Baker was based on a real CHP officer named Robert Hayden. Robert bears an amazing resemblance to Larry and when on duty he always wore his baton and tan gloves, so Jon did the same. Officer Hayden served as a consultant on CHiPs during the first season.  Larry still has the gloves and baton although he was not a big fan of the baton. It tended to get in the way and be hard to handle sometimes!  Also the producers needed to differentiate one character from the other visually so this served that need. 4. Is Larry a veteran like Jon was? Yes. Larry served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 t0 1973 and spent 13 months in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. 5. Did Larry do his own stunts? Larry did many of his own stunts, (riding horses,...

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Chiller Retrospective

During the CHiPs Reunion that Sue Walsh put on for the entire cast of CHIPS, she talked to me about attending one of those autograph sessions where you sell your photos.  I said I was no longer in the media and I do not think anyone would pay for my autograph but I do have fond memories of the old car shows when we used to do this and leave with cigar boxes of cash!  Sue reminded me that Erik and Robert Pine do these from time to time.  I said yes of course, because they are still in the media and they are marketing their names and brand. During the reunion Sue also introduced me to Calvin Spikes who said that he does these celebrity events and they make good money.  I was distracted by the reunion and just kind of shrugged it off like it was no big deal and really it was not for me. Later Sue politely nudged me again and wondered if I would like to do the upcoming one in New Jersey.  I said for her to get me more information and what do people really make at these things because they sound cheesy to me and I do not enjoy that phony celebrity environment of Cheesy!  Sue talked to Calvin and informed me that some people have made significant money for a...

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Applause?

It is interesting to see a person conditioned by their environment, blissfully unaware of what is taking place, and yet being molded accordingly.  The simple Pavlovian theory seems to have had an influence on the snarky and the compliant offspring, knowingly and unknowingly.  Do you recall the first time someone complimented you?  Do you remember your reaction and feelings during those memories?  In some youthful experiences one only tastes the dust of the desert and the lack of kinetics in the vacuum-like tube, called home where one eats, and sleeps during the transition from the other competitive world that defines identity.  My home was for a meal here and there and more about it being a tent in between my next carnival or extravaganza. Interpreting social skills and life was not part of my Wyoming upbringing.  Validation came in various flavors and most of which are no longer socially acceptable in this high density concrete jungle called Los Angeles.  So, one asks, who and what evolves when there is very little attention and esteem building tools.  How does one etch out some form of cornerstone for an architectural need called identity?  When discernment is not even part of the landscape of logic, then one takes a scrap here and a scrap there to try a put together some architecture that looks and feels like a poorly designed jungle gym.  But, if...

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Interview Archive Now Available!

Pleased to announce that you can enjoy a nice collection of interviews with Larry from 1983 to the present in our new interview archive. Just click on the Interview Archive link, chose an interview to listen to, and enjoy! More will be added as often as possible, so keep checking back for new...

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