Randolph Mantooth

Actor


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In his two-hour-and-forty-five-minute Archive interview, Randolph Mantoooth talks about his early years and what made him want to pursue a career in acting. He speaks of early television appearances on The Virginian, The Bold Ones, and the made-for-television movie The Bravos. He discusses at length playing the role of paramedic "Johnny Gage" on the Jack Webb-produced series Emergency!. He details working with the cast of Emergency!, recounts storylines, and describes the sets and equipment he worked with while on the show. Mantooth talks about his real life encounters with paramedics, and what his role on Emergency! meant to them. He discusses his post-Emergency! career with guest starring roles on The Fall Guy, Charlie's Angels and Fantasy Island, and a then-recent guest spot on Sons of Anarchy. He also outlines his daytime drama career, with appearances on Loving, General Hospital, All My Children and As the World Turns. Amy Harrington conducted the interview on December 13, 2013 in North Hollywood, CA.

"Everybody says, 'Aren't you tired of being recognized for doing "Emergency!"?' No. I'm remembered for something that changed emergency medicine forever. That actually saved lives. How lucky can any one person be?"

Highlights
Randolph Mantooth on appearing on The Bold Ones and being cast on Emergency!
04:17
Randolph Mantooth on the crew of Engine 51 on Emergency!
04:24
Randolph Mantooth on his favorite rescues on Emergency!
04:53
Randolph Mantooth on appearing in the made-for-television movie The Bravos
01:38
Randolph Mantooth on how real life firefighters and fans reacted to Emergency!
06:58
Randolph Mantooth on advice to aspiring actors
01:56
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his early life and influences; on getting into acting; on early television appearances 
15:12
On early roles at Universal Television; on getting cast as "Johnny Gage" on Emergency!
15:27
On the tone of Emergency!; on shooting the pilot for Emergency!; on his character, "Johnny Gage," on the show
15:02
On the doing stunt work for Emergency!; on a typical production week for Emergency!; on working with Jack Webb on the show
13:06

Chapter 2

On working with Robert A. Cinader on Emergency!; on working with the cast of Emergency!
14:18
On the crew of Engine 51 on Emergency!; on the equipment and set of Emergency!; on the reaction of real life firefighters and fans to the show
16:46
On the popularity of Emergency!; on his personal experiences with paramedics and how they reacted to Emergency!; on his favorite rescues on the show
14:55
On directing Emergency!; on various spin-offs and crossovers on Emergency! and the end of the show; on 9/11
12:26

Chapter 3

On the legacy of Emergency!; on post-Emergency! projects; on guest-starring roles on Battlestar Galactica, Charlie's Angels, and Diagnosis Murder
10:12
On appearing on Loving; on appearing on General Hospital; on appearing on All My Children and As the World Turns
15:41
On guest-starring on Sons of Anarchy; on his fame and approach to acting; on career highlights and regrets and advice to aspiring actors
17:12
Shows

Adam-12

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Randolph Mantooth on Emergency! crossing over with Adam-12  
01:18

All My Children

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing on All My Children and As the World Turns
02:47

As the World Turns

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing on All My Children and As the World Turns
02:47

Battlestar Galactica (1978-80)

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Randolph Mantooth on guest-starring on Battlestar Galactica
01:34

Bold Ones, The

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing on The Bold Ones and being cast on Emergency!
04:17

Charlie's Angels

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Randolph Mantooth on guest-starring on Charlie's Angels
02:23

Diagnosis Murder

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Randolph Mantooth on guest-starring on Diagnosis Murder
01:24

Emergency!

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing on The Bold Ones and being cast on Emergency!
04:17
Randolph Mantooth on Emergency! crossing over with Adam-12
01:18
Randolph Mantooth on working with Kevin Tighe as "Roy DeSoto" on Emergency!
02:43
Randolph Mantooth on learning about paramedics for Emergency!
01:01
Randolph Mantooth on the tone of Emergency!
04:23
Randolph Mantooth on censorship on Emergency!
00:27
Randolph Mantooth on shooting the pilot for Emergency!
01:41
Randolph Mantooth on his Emergency! character, "Johnny Gage"
07:30
Randolph Mantooth on the storylines of Emergency! and doing stunts on the show
05:39
Randolph Mantooth on a typical production week for Emergency!
03:30
Randolph Mantooth on working with Jack Webb on Emergency!
02:28
Randolph Mantooth on Emergency! creator Robert A. Cinader
01:29
Randolph Mantooth on working with Robert A. Cinader on Emergency!
03:16
Randolph Mantooth on "Johnny Gage's" relationship with the other characters on Emergency!
02:16
Randolph Mantooth on Julie London as "Dixie McCall" on Emergency! and Robert Fuller as "Dr. Kelly Brackett"
07:54
Randolph Mantooth on Ron Pinkard as "Mike Morton" on Emergency!
00:53
Randolph Mantooth on the crew of Engine 51 on Emergency!
04:24
Randolph Mantooth on the equipment and set of Emergency!
05:24
Randolph Mantooth on how real life firefighters and fans reacted to Emergency!
06:58
Randolph Mantooth on the popularity of Emergency!
02:26
Randolph Mantooth on his Emergency! character, "Johnny Gage," being a paramedic and his personal experiences with paramedics
07:36
Randolph Mantooth on his favorite rescues on Emergency!
04:53
Randolph Mantooth on directing Emergency!
02:17
Randolph Mantooth on various spin-offs and crossovers of Emergency!
04:27
Randolph Mantooth on the end of Emergency!
00:49
Randolph Mantooth on his Project 51 charity
01:53
Randolph Mantooth on the legacy of Emergency!
01:47

General Hospital

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing on General Hospital
05:07

Loving

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Randolph Mantooth on starring on Loving
06:18

McCloud

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Randolph Mantooth on early television appearances
02:07

Virginian, The

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing on The Virginian
02:27
Topics

9/11

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Randolph Mantooth on 9/11
02:59

Advice

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Randolph Mantooth on advice to aspiring actors
01:56

Fame and Celebrity

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Randolph Mantooth on his fame
01:46

Historic Events and Social Change

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Randolph Mantooth on 9/11
02:59

Television Industry

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Randolph Mantooth on advice to aspiring actors
01:56
Randolph Mantooth on his fame
01:46
Randolph Mantooth on how the television business has changed since he started
01:58
Professions

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Randolph Mantooth on becoming comfortable in front of the camera
01:52
Randolph Mantooth on his approach to acting
02:54
Randolph Mantooth on advice to aspiring actors
01:56

Performers

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Randolph Mantooth on becoming comfortable in front of the camera
01:52
Randolph Mantooth on his approach to acting
02:54
Randolph Mantooth on advice to aspiring actors
01:56
Genres

Daytime/Primetime Serials

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing on Loving, General Hospital, All My Children, and As the World Turns
15:41

Medical Dramas

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Randolph Mantooth on playing "Johnny Gage" on Emergency!  (Part 1) 
36:26
Randolph Mantooth on playing "Johnny Gage" on Emergency! (Part 2) 
55:26
People

Ray Bolger

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Randolph Mantooth on guest-starring on Battlestar Galactica
01:34

Robert Fuller

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Randolph Mantooth on Julie London as "Dixie McCall" and Robert Fuller as "Dr. Kelly Brackett" on Emergency!
07:54

Hal Holbrook

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing on The Bold Ones and being cast on Emergency!
04:17

George Peppard

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Randolph Mantooth on appearing in the made-for-television movie The Bravos
01:38

Jack Webb

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Randolph Mantooth on working with Jack Webb on Emergency!
02:28
Randolph Mantooth on appearing on The Bold Ones and being cast on Emergency!
04:17

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