1 9 8 4 – 1 9 8 5 (USA)
20 x 60 minute episodes
Cover Up followed the adventures of two globe-trotting private investigators named Mac Harper (Jon-Erik Hexum) and Danielle Reynolds (Jennifer O’Neill).
Mac had been in the Special Forces while Dani was the beautiful widow of a murdered intelligence officer.
Now he posed as a male model and she worked as a fashion photographer. The two jetted around the world helping out Americans in trouble.
Richard Anderson also starred as Henry Towler, a high-ranking government official and Mac and Danielle’s supervisor.
On 12 October 1984, between scenes on the set of Cover Up, Hexum jokingly placed a blank-loaded .44 Magnum prop gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. The gun fired, and the wadding from the blank cartridge shattered his skull.
Hexum was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared brain-dead. He was taken off life support on 18 October.
The character of Jack Striker (Antony Hamilton) was brought into the show as a replacement agent and Dani’s newest model.