Claudelle Inglish as one of many young (and old!) men sniffing around Diane McBain.
One can see the lack of finesse (but also the clean-cut appeal) of young Logan in this array of early publicity beach-set photographs. The one bottom-right is my favorite for reasons that ought to be obvious!
Now Logan felt the sensation of a full-on publicity blitz, with his name and face plastered all over movie magazines, heralding his high-profile addition to the series.
Though, in truth, his work on the show was recurring and not completely regular, he still was granted occasional storylines and subplots that showed him off and paired him with various lovely starlets of the day.
James Franciscus) and Dr. Kildare (starring Richard Chamberlain.) As 1965 came along, he found himself cavorting with his Sunset Strip predecessor, (the visibly shorter) Edd Byrnes, in Beach Ball, an unimportant, unspectacular piece of fluff more notable for including musical performances by The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers, The Four Seasons and even The Supremes.
The movie, aimed at a young audience, blended wildlife with children, using trained animals for various stunts and situations sure to please its youthful viewers. Logan, who had always loved the outdoors, found a niche here and would continue to put forth more of the same in a series of adventures. (He also had a dangerous encounter with a cougar that left him with 22 stitches long his neck!) By the way, this movie cost $405,000 to produce, but raked in $62 million!
Robert Conrad took on the series (which barely lasted a dozen episodes before being cancelled.) It was Quinn Martin's final show to be created. The telefilm was finally aired with the name Death Ray 2000 in 1981.
A Night in Heaven (1983) is an absolute camp riot about uptight schoolteacher Lesley Ann Warren letting her hair down (and her panties down!) for student-cum-stripper Christopher Atkins. Logan was cast as her handsome, but dreary, aerospace engineer husband.
My own personal taste runs closer to tan, manly Logan than it does to the “cute” Atkins, but nevertheless, we were supposed to buy into the incredible sexual appeal of the stripping sprite.
Logan entered the pantheon of camp history when, in the film's lunatic climax, he takes a quivering, squealing Atkins out to a lake, makes him disrobe completely at gunpoint and then lowers the barrel of the gun at his lascivious little friend.
If you come here regularly, you know how much I love blue-eyed men with tan skin, even if they've had white added to their temples, ala Reed Richards, to make them appear older than they are.
Since this, Logan has made but two on-screen appearances. One was a fleeting appearance in a low-budget movie about Irish independence called Patriots (1994) and the other was as the top-billed name in Redboy 13 (1997), a cold war spoof in which he played the chief villain. He is seventy-three today and appears to have exited show business.