Another milestone in Canadian television is reached with the 50th anniversary of the launch of The Beachcombers. Jackson Davies, who played constable Constable through most of the 18-season run as well as two reboot movies in the early 2000's looks back at the iconic series. The CBC drama starred Bruno Gerussi-- who plays Nick Adonidas -- and Pat John -- who played Jesse -- as a pair of adventurous log wranglers working the B.C. coastline.
True story: Conan O'Brien, before he became a late night talk show host, was on a visit to Vancouver with writer pal Greg Daniels (who went on to co-create the American version of The Office). The two of them happened upon a Beachcombers episode on the TV in their hotel room. They became so transfixed with John's halting delivery and original TV presence that they tracked him down, and, posing as American producers, paid him a visit!
Davies tells that story and many more, including a look back at some of his later credits, including his work on Tom Greene's notorious flick of the '90s, "Freddy Got Fingered."