After being a decorated combat paratrooper in Korea, before moving to California, Victor became addicted to heroin. Completing a detox program in Puerto Rico, he joined the staff as an addiction counselor. Returning to New York City in the 1960s, he became known to his friends as the "Night Mayor" of New York. He served as an advisor in Mayor John Lindsay's "Kitchen Cabinet" and was later a director in the New York State Addiction Services Agency where he designed addiction and adolescent treatment programs.
Lee Edmundson is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a graduate of The Drama Studio-London and San Francisco State University.