November 3, 2009
Little Rock (Pulaski County) native Gil Gerard first appeared on film as an extra in the 1970 movie Love Story. The brief exposure helped launch a career in commercials; he appeared in more than 400. He also did a two-year stint on the soap opera The Doctors. However, his greatest success came as the lead in the late 1970s movie and television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.