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Bigfoot and Wildboy
Created by Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Starring Ray Young
Joseph Butcher
Monika Ramirez
Ned Romero
Yvonne Regalado
Al Wyatt Jr.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 28
Producer(s) Sid and Marty Krofft
Running time 24 mins.
Original network ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 10, 1977 (1977-09-10) – August 18, 1979 (1979-08-18)
Related shows The Krofft Supershow

Bigfoot and Wildboy was a live action children's television series on ABC. It began in 1976 as a part of The Krofft Supershow on Saturday mornings. Each episode was 15 minutes long, with cliffhanger endings resolved the following week. It became its own series in 1979 with twelve 30-minute episodes. There were a total of 28 episodes produced.

The series was heavily influenced by the two-part Bigfoot episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man, from the super-powered Bigfoot character to “bionic” sound effects used for Bigfoot running and leaping and the use of slow motion photography for action scenes such as throwing a giant object or uprooting a large metal fence post.


Bigfoot finds a young boy lost in the vast wilderness of the Northwestern United States. Bigfoot raises the boy who becomes known as Wildboy. Now, eight years later, they fight crime and aliens who show up around their forest home.


  • Ray Young as Bigfoot
  • Joseph Butcher as Wildboy
  • Monika Ramirez as Susie (Season 1)
  • Ned Romero as Ranger Lucas (Season 1)
  • Yvonne Regalado as Cindy (Season 2)
  • Al Wyatt Jr. as Cindy's dad (Season 2)


The Krofft Supershow (1977)

Title Original air date
K1 "The Sonic Projector, Parts 1 & 2" September 10, 1977 (1977-09-10)
K2 "Black Box, Parts 1 & 2" 1977 (1977)
K3 "Abominable Snowman, Parts 1 & 2" 1977 (1977)
K4 "UFO, Parts 1 & 2" 1977 (1977)
K5 "White Wolf, Parts 1 & 2" 1977 (1977)
With Christopher Knight.
K6 "Amazon Contest, Parts 1 & 2" 1977 (1977)
K7 "Secret Monolith, Parts 1 & 2" 1977 (1977)
K8 "The Trappers, Parts 1 & 2" 1977 (1977)

Bigfoot and Wildboy (1979)

Title Original air date
B1 "The Secret Invasion" June 2, 1979 (1979-06-02)
B2 "Space Prisoner" June 9, 1979 (1979-06-09)
B3 "The Birth of a Titan" June 16, 1979 (1979-06-16)
B4 "Bigfoot vs. Wildboy" June 23, 1979 (1979-06-23)
B5 "Meteor Menace" June 30, 1979 (1979-06-30)
B6 "Earthquake" July 7, 1979 (1979-07-07)
B7 "Eye of the Mummy" July 14, 1979 (1979-07-14)
B8 "The Wild Girl" July 21, 1979 (1979-07-21)
B9 "The Other Bigfoot" July 28, 1979 (1979-07-28)
B10 "Return of the Vampire" August 4, 1979 (1979-08-04)
B11 "Outlaw Bigfoot" August 11, 1979 (1979-08-11)
With Sorrell Booke.
B12 "Spy from the Sky" August 18, 1979 (1979-08-18)


Cox Cable's "Retro Saturday Morning" aired the first eight two-part episodes of "Bigfoot and Wildboy" in 2003 and 2004 as part of the second season of the Krofft Supershow.

Home media

Only two releases were available in the 1980s by Embassy Video, "Bigfoot and Wildboy Volume One" (with "The Secret Invasion" and "Space Prisoner") and "Bigfoot and Wildboy Volume Two" (with "Outlaw Bigfoot," "Eye of the Mummy" and "Birth of the Titan"). Both are now out of print. Columbia House released The World Of Sid and Marty Krofft series, which contained Bigfoot and Wildboy episodes. Rhino Video released a three-DVD collection also called The World Of Sid and Marty Krofft in 2002 included "The Return Of The Vampire" episode.

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