Tall, expressive leading man Rick Lenz has been in films since playing the peripheral role of Igor Sullivan in 1969's Cactus Flower. Lenz has steadfastly avoided pigeonholing as a "type," playing gunslingers, victims, villains, patient husbands, insensitive fools, intellectuals, and even a wimpy murder-mystery fanatic (in the 1991 TV remake of Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt). The closest Lenz came to remaining in any one characterization for any length of time was between 1972 and 1974. It was during this period that Rick Lenz played Oliver B. Stamp, a big-city criminologist operating in the Wild West, in the Richard Boone TV series Hec Ramsey.