I’ve been tracking Marv Goux’s acting career and Here is the premier episode of “Medical Center” in 1969.
And this features Goux with a speaking part, as he plays a college football assistant coach (a big stretch, I’m sure).
The episode features O.J. Simpson in his first credited role as a star tailback concealing an injury. I spotted former USC player/assistant coach Craig Fertig playing the QB in a locker room scene and it wouldn’t surprise me if other USC players were involved.
UCLA kicker Zenon Andrusyshyn also has a speaking part in the opening scene as an injured player. Ed Asner plays the college’s head coach.
Look below at how Medical Center duplicated USC’s jerseys.
This was no doubt so the show could use the stock footage from USC, presumably a spring game, which I ran a photo of this morning.
Below is the entire episode.
Fun fact: Simpson’s wife in the episode, Cicely Tyson, was 23 years older than him.