Can you match these classic TV stars to their unique hobbies?

These famous names loved surfing, needlepoint, Taekwondo — even amateur CGI!

Many people fill their free time with hobbies like cooking a new recipe, putting together a puzzle or working on that old clunker in the garage.

Actors are no different, using their time off camera to indulge in activities ranging from interesting to downright surprising! Here are 13 hobbies loved by classic TV stars. Can you match each one to the right famous name?

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  1. Which Walton actor was very into gardening and horticulture, so much so that he studied it in college?
  2. Which Batman star liked to paint abstract art, including pictures of villains from the show (which were displayed at a gallery in Idaho)?
  3. Who was an avid chess player and appeared on the cover of "Chess Life" magazine in 1983?
  4. Which Gunsmoke cast member was all about mindfulness, meditation and yoga all the way back in the 1960s?
  5. This actor played a hardened TV detective but he was actually a jazz connoisseur and played the cornet.
  6. Which Star Trek star is a passionate equestrian and even breeds his own horses?
  7. When he wasn't riding the plains on a horse, this western star liked riding the waves on a surfboard. His son even won a World Surfing Championship!
  8. Who liked needlepoint so much she published "A Needlepoint Scrapbook" in 1986?
  9. This actor became a black belt in Taekwondo.
  10. This sitcom star collected coins and was a founding member of the Beverly Hills Coin Club.
  11. Who holds a patent for a pair of pantyhose they designed?
  12. Speaking of patents, this sitcom star designed a floating fish food container device that he called "Chum Magic."
  13. Finally, which classic TV actor is surprisingly passionate about CGI and computer effects, buying his own equipment when the technology was still in its infancy?

Can you match these classic TV stars to their unique hobbies?

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Irish 6 months ago
3/13. Guessed every single one. 😥
JewelsChuck 6 months ago
7/13... I love crafting and that’s a hobby and I should’ve done better!
MikefromJersey 6 months ago
9 for 13. George Maharis's hobby is painting and he is very good.
JHP 6 months ago
5/13 but I dont care this stuff was really informative - and guess what? No saved by the bell or mamas family questions! YIPPEE
Pacificsun 6 months ago
Most of these things we learned through MeTV stories!
SashaPayneDiaz 6 months ago
4/13 Every one a total guess.....I won't be buying any lottery tickets today.
jimmyvici 6 months ago
5/13...crash and burn. Interesting factoids for sure. 🤔
Muleskinner 6 months ago
9/13. A couple of surprising hobbies.
Ric 6 months ago
Greetings. I am Grateful for All these Comments. GOD Bless You.
EllisClevenger 6 months ago
You got 4 out of 13
Did you know all the right moves for this quiz?
I knew enough to know, "I know nothing!!".
JHP EllisClevenger 6 months ago
C'mon Schultz :)
AnnieMae 6 months ago
I learned a lot from the Hobby quiz
daDoctah 6 months ago
I remember the Julie Newmar pantyhose ads (print ads; they never would have run such a commercial on TV in those days), with Julie modeling her own product. They had padding in the derriere to make the wearer look more "curvy".

Gets away from the classic TV aspect, but silent comedy star Harold Lloyd was a 3D photography buff.
JHP daDoctah 6 months ago
I think he liked heights too - I wish ME-TV could show a old silent comedy once in awhile
JHP daDoctah 2 months ago
I am officially here to say I would have like to photog Julie Newmar in anything and anywhere:)

She seemed a bit flaky tho
OldTVfanatic 6 months ago
There’s another hobby Loretta Swit has: she collected arcade video games and in fact, she owns one of the first Ms. Pac-Man games manufactured in the USA.
lucy 6 months ago
Hmmm I need to catch up ♥️
PaulaJanePieklo 6 months ago
No mention that Ellen Corby was on its. A wonderful life????
leebillyold 6 months ago
13/13

JHP leebillyold 6 months ago
I can hear Ethel Mermans song right now
Lacey 6 months ago
10/13 I just can't imagine James Arness on a surfboard.
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