Bixby starred in the The Courtship of Eddie's Father which aired on ABC for three seasons starting in late 1969. Harry Nilsson wrote and sang the show's theme song, "Best Friend" and supplied other music for the show.
Harry Nilsson attended Bixby's funeral.
Wilfred Bailey Everett Bixby III (January 22, 1934 – November 21, 1993) was an American actor, director, producer, and frequent game-show panellist. Bixby's career spanned more than three decades, including appearances on stage, in films, and on television series. He is known for his roles in the CBS sitcom My Favorite Martian as Tim O'Hara, in the ABC sitcom The Courtship of Eddie's Father as Tom Corbett, in the NBC crime drama series The Magician as stage Illusionist Anthony Blake, and the CBS science-fiction drama series The Incredible Hulk as Dr. David Banner.