Roger D. McGrath is a noted historian, author of Gunfighters, Highwaymen and Vigilantes and co-author of several other books, as well as the author of more than a hundred articles, columns, and book reviews. . He is a U.S. Marine, former lieutenant colonel, and former history professor at UCLA .In 1999 he was awarded the prestigious California Military History medal and served as president of the California State Military Museum Foundation Board of Directors. Roger was a featured commentator on the History Channel for more than 25 years, appearing in more than 80 documentaries. including The Real West, Big History, Biography, Cowboys & Outlaws, Jesse James: Legend, Outlaw, Terrorist, The Presidents, The Outlaws, The Conquerors, Tales of the Gun and Wild West Tech. He is also known for his work on The Young Riders (1989), The Untold West (1993) and Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story (2016). Roger was friends with Steve McQueen for many years before he passed away from mesothelioma.
Barry Van Dyke is the second son of legendary entertainer, Dick Van Dyke. . Barry's TV debut was as "Florian", a violin-toting nine-year-old in The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Talented Neighborhood (1962) episode of the classic The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) show. He worked behind the scenes on subsequent ventures of his father's, and has co-starred with him in three series, The Van Dyke Show (1988), Diagnosis Murder (1993) and Murder 101 (2006). Barry's other television work includes Galactica 1980 (1980), Airwolf (1984) (4th season), Gun Shy (1983), Mr. Mom (1983) and The Redd Foxx Show (1986), as well as numerous guest appearances. His films include Foxfire Light (1982), Ants! (1977) (aka ANTS!) and Casino (1980). Barry met his wife, Mary, when they were both sixteen and he was working as a ticket-taker at a neighborhood movie theatre. Seven years later, they were married. They have four children. All four children have guest-starred with their Dad and Grandpa, in scripts written by Barry, on Diagnosis Murder (1993). Barry is an avid motorcyclist with special enthusiasm for dirt bikes. He has participated in protest rides to preserve the rights of motorcyclists to fair use of public lands. He also loves to surf and once rescued a drowning person from the ocean off Baja. Watch Barry in his recently released film, "The Untold Story".
Past Celebrity Riders
From L-R :Fabio, Larry Wilcox, Kristy Swanson, Perry King, 2nd row: Lloyd Eisler, Clayton Cardenas, Lorenzo Lamas, and Antonio Jaramillo