The Other Maxwell Smart
occasion, two questions may come to mind while watching an episode of Get
Two words: Eddie Hice. Pro-am stuntman Hice served as Don's stunt double on Get Smart. He's also a fellow Hoosier hailing from Fort Wayne and a heck of nice guy.
Don't think you'll see him all the time -it actually does take some work, and repeat episode viewing, to catch Eddie in action. Finding him is like a more advanced game of Where's Waldo -or in Get Smart's case, Where's Larabee and Where's Aunt Rose. Here's a couple spots for starters:
In addition to sparring with Kaos agents as Max during
fight scenes, Hice also had a few roles on Get Smart.
He also served as stunt coordinator on the 1989 reunion movie Get Smart Again!
Hice has done all kinds of stunt work in tons movies including, but certainly
not limited to:
Big Momma's House, Wild
Wild West, Dante's Peak, The Cable Guy, RoboCop 2, Glory, The 'burbs, Star Trek
IV, Short Circuit, Silverado, A View to a Kill, The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas, The Towering Inferno, MASH, Planet
of the Apes (and its sequels), and Bonnie and Clyde.
Evidently stunt work is something of a family tradition. Hice is the father of stuntman Freddie Hice and the grandfather of stuntwoman Cassidy Hice and stuntman Dylan Hice.
Eddie Hice (fourth from left) at the Get Smart Gathering on Nov. 7, 2003 in Hollywood, Calif.