Pretty, sunny, and appealing blonde looker Randi Oakes was born Betty Lee Oakes on August 19, 1951 in Sumner, Iowa. Her father owned a farm in Randalia, Iowa. Oakes was encouraged by her parents to leave her small town and pursue a modeling career in New York, after she won the Miss Iowa Model of the Year contest. Randi started her acting career with guest appearances on episodes of such TV shows as McCloud (1970), Delvecchio (1976), Rosetti and Ryan (1977) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). She gave an especially lively and engaging performance as the sweetly ditsy, “Sally”, in the enjoyable tongue-in-cheek drug deal flick, Acapulco Gold (1976). Oakes achieved her greatest enduring popularity with her regular role as “Officer Bonnie Clark” on the hit TV show, CHiPs (1977). Randi met her future husband, Gregory Harrison, when they both appeared as contestants on the 1979 TV game-show special, Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979). They got married on December 21, 1980. Oakes and Harrison have four children: daughters Emma, Lily, and Kate and son Quinn Edgar Harrison (adopted). Randi lives in southern Oregon with her husband and family.