Tyrone “Jerry” Malone

Tyrone "Jerry" Malone and his double sleeper Kenworth

Tyrone “Jerry” Malone and “The Boss”, his double sleeper Kenworth

Tyrone "Jerry" Malone

Tyrone “Jerry” Malone









My first impression of Jerry Malone was actually an impression of his big-rig. I later found out it had a name, “The Boss”. It was a beautiful truck and everyone on our crew, including the usually jaded teamsters, was very impressed. Even cooler than Malone’s truck was the fact that he loved our truck too. He couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved the colors and the graphic arrow design.

Jerry was quite a character. Obviously, he was enthusiastic about trucks and he was like a kid in a candy shop around all the rigs we had assembled for the “Christmas Race”. He was also very knowledgeable and helped us a lot when it came time to stage the race. He worked very closely with our stunt team and also advised our camera department how best to capture the action.

Tyrone "Jerry" Malone with Claude Akins and Frank Converse

Tyrone “Jerry” Malone with Sonny and Will

There was never any doubt that Jerry would drive his truck in the race, but what I came to realize very quickly was that Jerry needed to be a character in the episode so I instructed the writers to expand the part of the race favorite who goads Will into entering the race. Jerry was a natural. He plays it smug and aloof, with just the right amount of condescending bullying — exactly the opposite of the real Jerry Malone.

Jerry was a perfect fit for Movin’ On: whether in front of the camera, behind the scenes, on his feet, or behind the wheel.

–Barry Weitz


For more about Tyrone Malone visit this excellent website – tyronemalone.net

Bill “Amazen” Bazen

Bill “Amazen” Bazen is Movin’ On’s most dedicated fan. His head and his Facebook page are so chock-full of Movin’ On facts we named him Official Movin’ On Historian. Though Bill loved receiving the honor, he certainly didn’t need it to motivate him. Bill has been a fan since the original run of Movin’ On on NBC between 1974-1976. Bill has wonderful memories of watching the show with his truck driving father. Bill has an impressive collection of Movin’ On memorabilia and an unbelievable recollection of every episode. Bill reaches out to other fans, actors, and crew. He pulls information out of them and shares it with his followers. Lately Bill has been tracking down Movin’ On shooting locations using Google maps. Here, Bill’s own words describe the hard work, dedication, and determination Amazen Bazen applies to Movin’ On.

Episode…..”The Good Life” – After much digging [pardon the pun] I have finally located Harry Larimer’s oil well. I received info from a Boise, Idaho resident that worked with the Movin’ On crew in ’74 that the well was in Mountain Home, Idaho. This town is about 39 miles from Boise. With that info in hand I started my search but could not pinpoint the exact location. After one week of searching with google street view and finding nothing I decided to come at the problem in a different way. I searched Facebook and found a Mountain Home, Idaho group. Once I was accepted as a member I posted, asking if anyone knew the oil well’s location. Last night I got a hit! A local resident told me her father worked at the well while filming was underway. She gave me the address and it checked out. After almost 2 1/2 years of searching for Movin’ On filming locations, I have just about finished this project. This oil well location was one of only a handful left to find. This location is off of Old Oregon Trail Road. The sign at the road entrance reads, County Landfill. A building can be seen just down this road on the left. Harry’s oil well was behind that building. I have a satellite view here [the oil well is 50 miles from Hillcrest Country Club where the costume party was filmed.

To see all of Bill’s location maps go to his Facebook page.

On behalf of Barry Weitz and myself, I want to thank Bill for his tireless efforts on behalf of Movin’ On. But knowing Bill, he would say that it is no effort at all. That it is a labor of love.  Movin’ On loves you too, Amazen Bazen. Keep on Doing it like Pruitt!

We are on the Jay Thomas Show

JayThomaspic jts_logo_blue3 trace13Barry and I will be on the Jay Thomas Show on Monday, March 14th. The show airs live on SIRIUSXM channel 94 at 5pm ET. If you are a subscriber to SIRIUSXM, please tune in. Jay Thomas is a well known actor and radio host and his show is a lot of fun. Barry and I will be talkin’ Movin’ On, of course, but I’m sure Jay will have no trouble getting great stories out of Barry that span his full show biz career.

— Mark