The Wild Wild West TV show was a 60 minute western action series on CBS that was like no other. Special Agents James West and Artemus Gordon were spys for President Ulysses S. Grant shortly after the civil war. In every other way, they could be easily confused with James Bond of the 20th century. They had a "high-tech" railroad car stocked with a compliment of advanced weapons.
In 1965, Conrad was placed in the series that would forever assure him a spot in the pop culture arena. The Wild Wild West was a spy series set during the post-Civil War era. The fanciful show cast Conrad as Jim West and the one decade older Ross Martin as his partner Artemus Gordon. Together, they would work on special missions on behalf of President Ulysses S. Grant, often finding themselves in hot water, affording Conrad the opportunity to show off his by now jaw-dropping physique.