Robert Hays is an American actor best known for his roles in the film as pilot Ted Striker in Airplane! and its sequel, and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.
"Airplane!" stars Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays join Gilbert and Frank to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary and to share backstage secrets and stories behind one of the most original and quotable movies of all time. Also, Lloyd Bridges goes for broke, Leslie Nielsen pranks the cast, Peter Graves frightens small children and Robert Stack does John Byner doing Robert Stack. PLUS: "Zero Hour!"! "Lost in America"! Remembering Art Carney! Miss Piggy directs! And Julie and Robert recall their favorite "Airplane!" gags! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We were so lucky to interview actor Robert Hays, who was in the greatest comedy of all-time "Airplane", but of course, we picked his brain about Airplane II: The Sequel.  Robert talked about growing up with a dad in the military, how he accidentally started acting, his early roles, Airplane, voicing Tony Stark, and so much more.  He was amazing for taking the time and he had a blast taking a trip down memory lane.  Review, Rate, and share our podcast. Watch Airplane II: The Sequel on Crackle or  Amazon Prime Video to be ready for next week's review.  Follow us on all social media @sequelsonly and our new site
Steve Cooper talks with actor Robert Hays. Robert is best known for his role as pilot Ted Striker in Airplane! and its sequel, and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. During his career that has spanned over forty years some he has appeared in countless TV shows and movies such as Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, Angie, Cat's Eye, Starman, FM, Cutters, Touched by an Angel, Dr. T & the Women, and Sharknado 2. He has also lent his voice to Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Iron Man.
I catch up with Robert Hays, who famously played Ted Stryker in the Airplane! movies. Airplane will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year. Robert talks about the path it took to get made and his favorite scene. At the end of Airplane II the credits started with "coming soon: Airplane III." The movie was never made, Robert explains why. Families will recognize Robert as the dad in the Homeward Bound movies. Before Robert Downey Jr. suited up as Iron Man, Robert voiced the character in the popular 90's animated series. Perhaps Robert's most underrated role is portraying the title character in the TV adaptation of the Starman movie.
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Jul 24th, 1947
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4 hours, 51 minutes
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