The Texas Wheelers originally ran on ABC from September, 1974 to July, 1975. The show featured a family of four young folks, ages 10 through 24, trying to make their way in the world without a mother. Their father wasn’t much help, doing his best to avoid any work or responsibilities.
Famed character actor, Jack Elam (Gunsmoke) starred as layabout dad, Zack Wheeler. Gary Busey (Big Wednesday) played eldest son, Truckie and a pre-Star Wars Mark Hamill played next-oldest son, Doobie. The youngest Wheelers were portrayed by Karen Oberdiear (Sybil) as Boo and Tony Becker (Bound for Glory) as T.J.
Previously on Show Toppers: Barbi Benton in ‘Sugar Time! (1977)