Mark Rodney portrayed "Wildcat 1", a member of Opie's club, the Wildcats. Mark Rodney grew up in a Show Business family, and was a child actor with many credits. The son of famous jazz trumpeter, Red Rodney (who was a featured character in Clint Eastwood's "Bird" - 1988, the story of Charlie Parker). A musician himself, he signed a record contract in 1970, at age 19, with the folk/rock duo "Batdorf and Rodney", and re- corded 3 albums. In 1980, he resumed acting in bit-parts, and currently has a jazz radio show in Las Vegas.