Although Gavin Macleod was already quite famous for his role as Murray Slaughter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, he shot to super-stardom as Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat, a role he played from 1977 until 1986. After the Love Boat was permanently docked, Gavin appeared in several musicals, including Gigi, and Copacabana, all the way until 2003. In recent years, Macleod has limited hisappearances mostly to Love Boat reunions on TV and in parades. Gavin and his wife Patti have been married since 1974 and reside in Palm Springs California.

Little known fact: in 2008, Gavin conducted the Colorado Symphony Orchestra!