On March 14, 1986, Woody Harrelson make his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Harrelson had just joined the cast of Cheers in 1985 during season four. He had replaced Nicholas Colasanto, who played Coach on the first four seasons. Colasanto died of a heart attack at his home on February 12, 1985 at only 61 years of age.
Harrelson spent the final eight seasons (1985-1993) on Cheers as Woody Boyd, a simple-minded, but good-hearted bartender. In this interview Johnny and Woody talk about why he first moved to New York, and then how he ended up in California.
Enjoy this look back at Woody Harrelson’s first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1986!