Bigfoot - Hairy, ape-like creature that has been
the focus of documentaries, television programs and motion pictures.
Bigfoot (a seven-to-ten foot creature of brown, black or red) was the subject of
the contemporary adventure BIG FOOT AND WILDBOY/ABC/1979 about the exploits of a
Bigfoot (Ray Young), his foundling wildboy and two teenagers as they wandered
the rugged landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. This 30-minute live-action
program originally premiered as a segment on THE KROFFT SUPERSHOW/ABC/1977.
Another Bigfoot portrayal appeared on the made-for-TV Disney movie adventure
Bigfoot (1987) about a crusty anthropologist (Coleen Dewhurst) and her
adventures with two youngsters and a Sasquatch.
Later, the fantasy situation comedy HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS/SYN/1991-93 starred
Bruce Davison as the father of the Henderson family who adopted Harry the
Bigfoot after they accidentally hit the Bigfoot with their car. Harry's towering
frame, immense weight, strength and earthy smell were the focus of many comic
The eight-foot one-inch, 680 pound Bigfoot character (makeup by monster maker
Rick Baker) was played by Kevin Peter Hall, a seven-foot two-inch black actor
who reprised his hairy Harry role first seen in the motion picture Harry and
the Hendersons (1987).
When Kevin Peter Hall died in the spring of 1991, actors Dawan Scott and Brian
Steele replaced him.
TRIVIA NOTE: Since 1840 some 100 sightings of
this forest beast (called Sasquatch in American Indian folklore) have been seen
in the Pacific Northwest, Canada, California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Large Bigfoot tracks up to 17 inches long have been found but because a
full-body specimen has never been discovered, scientists tend not to believe in
its existence. In the Himalayan Mountains, a similar being known as the Yeti has
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