"I want every stunt I do to not only set new world records, but also put everyone watching totally on the edge of their seats."
-- Dar Robinson

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[ Dar Robinson ] A Special Note of Tribute
excerpts from http://lw4.warnerbros.com/cmp/lw1/lw1prod2.html

Actor/stuntman Dar Robinson died in a tragic accident on the set [of Million Dollar Mystery] in Page, Arizona.

Robinson was an innovator, known for his meticulous planning and precise mathematical projections. He held many world records and invented new techniques and new equipment, including life saving equipment for the fire department. He was an early tester of the air bag system and designed a three-stage air bag for use in [Lethal Weapon].

A gymnastics enthusiast, Robinson was born in 1947 in Van Nuys, California. He landed his first job at the age of twenty, doing acrobatics in a giant milk bottle for a commercial. He later did stunt work on Paint Your Wagon and doubled for Steve McQueen in a cliff jump for Papillon.

Holder of 21 stunt records, Robinson is listed in the 1986 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid stuntman ($100,000 for a jump from the 1,000-foot-high CN Tower in Toronto in November, 1979) for the movie High Point. He opened a parachute 300 feet from the ground.

Among his "World's First" records, Robinson was the first to sky dive out of a cargo plane at 12,000 feet while "driving" a small sports car.

Miraculously, Robinson never broke a single bone in his 19 years of television and movie work.

Among his admirers was Burt Reynolds, who used him extensively in Sharkey's Machine and Stick. "In terms of sheer courage, said Reynolds, "Dar had no peer."


Some Books

The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes Stuntman!: My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life So You Wanna Be a Stuntman: The Official Stuntman's Guidebook

The Game

If you are looking for Jon Epstein, he's over at stuntman.net -- click his pic (below) to get there:

Jon Epstein