Randolph Mantooth, is an American actor who has worked in television, documentaries, theater, and film for more than 40 years. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he was discovered in New York by a Universal Studios talent agent while performing the lead in the play Philadelphia, Here I Come. After signing with Universal and moving to California, he slowly built up his resume with work on such dramatic series as Adam-12, Marcus Welby, M.D., McCloud, and Alias Smith and Jones.
He was chosen to play a lead role as Fireman/Paramedic John Gage in the 1970s medical drama, Emergency!, a show that enjoyed six seasons and seven two-hour television movie specials. Since this experience, Mantooth has spoken regularly at Firefighter and EMS conferences and symposiums across the United States, while maintaining an active acting career. He is a spokesperson for both the International Association of Firefighters [IAFF] and the International Association of Fire Chiefs [IAFC] for fire fighter health and safety, and he has been honored over the years with numerous awards and recognitions.