J.J. Starbuck

J.J. Starbuck

1987-1988 NBC

Dale Robertson and Ben Vereen

J.J. Starbuck, played by Dale Robertson, is an eccentric, wealthy Texas billionaire who uses his down-home country witticisms and a willful but loving point of view about life to find the solution to a variety of unusual situations.

Tenspeed Turner, played by Ben Vereen, loves to cut corners and scam his way into and out of a variety of unusual situations.

After Tenspeed drops all his money in high-stakes gambling, he finds out that he owes a debt of $85,000 to J.J. Starbuck. J.J. decides that the best way for Tenspeed to make good on the money is for him to work it off in wages. To Tenspeed's dismay, J.J. asks him to be his driver. Gradually, grudgingly, the pair earn each other's respect as friends, partners and unorthodox problem solvers.

J.J. Starbuck

1987-1988 NBC

Dale Robertson and Ben Vereen