‘Yellowstone’ TV: What Were Kevin Costner’s Favorite Shows as a Kid?

by Thad Mitchell

Hollywood superstar Kevin Costner has a lot on his plate these days and he likely wouldn’t have it any other way.

Costner just recently wrapped up filming for the highly anticipated fourth season of Yellowstone. He has irons in a lot of other fires too. His newest project, dubbed “National Parks” just received a green light from the ABC Network.

Fans often wonder where stars draw their inspirations from as they perform difficult roles in film or on television. Many actors began their journeys when they were just children sitting in front of a television screen. Kevin Costner is no different.

He shared his favorite childhood television shows in a 2012 interview with the Associated Press. It will come as no surprise to Costner fans that he chooses a western and spy thriller as his favorite shows from his younger days.

“I liked ‘Man from Uncle’ and ‘High Chaparral,'” Costner says. “I really, really liked that when I was a kid.”

The “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is a spy thriller series that ran from 1964 to 1968. The show follows two secret agents who work for a secret international counterespionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E.

The “High Chaparral” was on the air from 1967 to 1971. The American Western drama is set in the 1870s. It revolves around a rancher named “Big John” living in a southern Arizona desert.

Kevin Costner Recalls First Color Television Experience

The 66-year-old Costner says he also remembers transitioning from black and white tv’s to color tv’s.

“I remember the transition from black-and-white to color,” he says. “It like one by one the televisions in my neighborhood became color TVs and we would all go look at each other’s color TVs and ooh and aah at ‘Bonanza.'”

Yellowstone fans are anxiously awaiting the show’s fourth season this summer. They are also eagerly waiting to see the status of Costner’s character John Dutton, whose fate is left up in the air after season three.

Ambushed by an unknown attacker in the third season finale, John Dutton could be dead or alive heading into the new season. Dutton took several bullets to the chest but it appears his cellphone may have prevented the bullets from penetrating his organs. Season four of Yellowstone will likely revolve around the fallout of the attack on the Dutton family.