VIA SCIFIVISUALS.COM: The Immortal - 75 minute Pilot and 50 minute episodes. Ben Richards (Christopher George) has a rare blood type, he is immune to growing old. He is prey for the rich seeking his precious blood. Imprisoned and ‘milked’ of his blood, he escapes and sets off to find his brother who may or may not have his genetic gift. Only one season, 15 episodes did not generate enough interest for a second season.
During his stint as Sgt Sam Troy on The Rat Patrol, George was involved in an accident suffering a cardiac contusion, when his jeep flipped over and pinned him under the vehicle. It is believed that this condition led to his untimely fatal heart attack 1983 at the age of 54.
While I found his acting quote wooden, his best attribute was his wife, Linda Day George. Trivia? His niece is Vanna White.