Don Swayze Actor

Don swayze

Donald Carl "Don" Swayze is an American actor. Swayze was born in Houston, Texas, the middle son of Patsy Yvonne Helen (née Karnes, a choreographer, dance instructor, and dancer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, an engineering drafter. He is a younger brother of the late actor Patrick Swayze and of sister Vicky Lynn, and the older brother of Sean Kyle and adopted sister Bora Song (nicknamed Bambi). He is a sixth cousin once removed of commentator John Cameron Swayze, and a relative of noted Texas Revolution soldier Henry Karnes. In 2010, Swayze guest-starred in six episodes in a recurring role as Gus, a werewolf, on the HBO series True Blood. He was Col. Sherman Rutherford in a Western-Film Noir hybrid called Heathens and Thieves. His film work includes an appearance as a dancer in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy, as Ruben in the film, Father for Charlie, and as Mark in the film Shy People. He also starred in the film Death Ring and as the Alamo courier James Bonham in Alamo...Price of Freedom, an IMAX film shown in San Antonio, Texas. Swayze's television work includes multiple appearances in Murder She Wrote, NYPD Blue, Days of Our Lives, NCIS, as well as dozens of other programs.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 10th, 1958
Place of birth
Houston, Texas, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouse
Children

Education

1. Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School Educational Institution

The Beverly Hills Playhouse is one of the oldest acting schools and theatres in Los Angeles. Located at 254 South Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Headquarters
254 South Robertson Boulevard, 90211 - Beverly Hills, California
Official web page www.bhplayhouse.com
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama95.34
Thriller74.56
Action74.7
Western36.07
Sci-Fi25.25

1. The Appearing (2014)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller
played Sheriff Hendricks
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Daric Gates
4 Show list

The Appearing is a horror mystery film directed by Daric Gates.

Awards

Top cast

Kenneth
Father Callahan
Dr. Shaw
Mental Man
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012)

Western
played Chale Lord
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
,
David Bennett
,
Dustin Rikert
,
Jamie R. Thompson
Dustin Rikert
Philip Tiboni
, ,
Dustin Rikert
8 Show list

Ambush at Dark Canyon is a 2012 Western film written by Dustin Rikert, William Shockley and Philip Tiboni, and directed by Dustin Rikert.

Awards

Top cast

Morgan Heinz
Seymour Redfield
Cyrus Parker
Sheriff Hurley
Cage Dalton
Jesse Helms
Fanny Kelly
Madeleine Donovan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
A.J. Raitano
Paula Rogers
English
United States of America

3. Powder Blue (2008)

Drama
played Bouncer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
, ,
Bobby Schwartz
,
Ross M. Dinerstein
,
Tracee Stanley-Newell
16 Show list

Powder Blue is a 2008 drama film with an ensemble cast featuring several interconnected story arcs. It was written and directed by Timothy Linh Bui, and features Patrick Swayze's last film role. The film saw only limited theatrical release in the USA and was ultimately released principally on DVD in May 2009. The film was subsequently released in Kazakhstan and Russia and on US cable television premium movie channels in late 2009.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Doheny
Thug #1
Charlie
Velvet Larry
Sally
Nicole
Newscast Reporter
Qwerty Doolittle
Sanjay
Diana
Butcher
Nurse Gomez
Dr. Brooks
David
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Didier Rachou
Jonathan Sela
Magali Guidasci
English
United States of America

4. Waterborne (2005)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Ben Rekhi
2 Show list $1M

Waterborne is a 2005 independent film by Indian American film maker Ben Rekhi about the fates of three different groups of people after a terrorist attack pollutes the water supply of Los Angeles, resulting in a severe water shortage. It stars Christopher Masterson, Ajay Naidu, Jake Muxworthy, Jon Gries, Christopher Berry, Shabana Azmi and Mageina Tovah. The score was written and performed by Dredg. It was the first feature film available for purchase on at the Google video store and won the Special Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival in 2005.

Awards

Top cast

Jasmine
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Waterborne
English
United States of America

5. Eye of the Stranger (2004)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
2 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Mayor Howard Bains
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Betrayal (2003)

Action, Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
2 Show list $750K

Betrayal is a thriller film released in 2003. The film stars Erika Eleniak, Julie du Page, Adam Baldwin, James Remar and Louis Mandylor.

Awards

Top cast

Det. Mark Winston
Emily Shaw
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
João Fernandes
Warden Neil
English
United States of America

7. Evasive Action (1998)

Action, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Jerry P. Jacobs
1 Show list

Evasive Action was a film released in 1998, directed by Jerry P. Jacobs and starring Dorian Harewood and Roy Scheider.

Awards

Top cast

Enzo Marcelli
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Squanderers (1996)

Action
played Scott
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
5 Show list

Squanderers is a 1996 action film written by Scott Ziehl and John M. Sjogren and directed by John M. Sjogren.

Awards

Top cast

Peter Chisholm
Jerry
Kevin's Dad
Lt. Ford
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Nigel Holton
Martin Reder
English
United States of America

9. High Lonesome (1995)

Drama, Western
played Reuben Cantwell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Patricia Finnegan
H. Haden Yelin
6 Show list

High Lonesome is a 1995 western drama film written by H. Haden Yelin and directed by Jeff Bleckner.

Awards

Top cast

Charlie
Walter Osgood
Woodrow
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Alan Caso
Robin Lewis-West
English
United States of America

10. Digital Man (1995)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Phillip J. Roth
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Captain West
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Pontiac Moon (1994)

Drama
played Local
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0
Robert Schaffel
,
Youssef Vahabzadeh
11 Show list

Pontiac Moon is a 1994 adventure film directed by Peter Medak, and produced by Robert Schaffel and Youssef Vahabzadeh. The film stars Ted Danson as Washington Bellamy, a "pigheaded" science teacher in a small California town, and Mary Steenburgen as his wife Katherine. Danson was also one of 3 executive producers of the film, along with Jeffrey D. Brown and Robert Benedetti.

Awards

Top cast

Katherine Bellamy
Washington Bellamy
Lorraine
Car Buyer
Bartender
Alicia Frank
Officer
Ernest Ironplume
Jerome Bellamy
Auburn
Buffalo Bar Singer #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Thomas Kloss
Ruth Myers
English
United States of America

12. Forced to Kill (1994)

Action, Thriller
played Dwayne
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Russell Solberg
Corey Michael Eubanks
6 Show list

Forced to Kill is a 1994 action thriller film written by Corey Michael Eubanks and directed by Russell Soldberg.

Awards

Top cast

Rance
Drifter
Sheriff Wilson
Kari Kennell
Heather
Marty
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Jann Castor
,
Martin D. Bolin
,
Thomas Morse
Arthur R. Botham
Tammy S. Eubanks
English
United States of America

13. Broken Trust (1993)

played Sgt. Barnes
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Ralph E. Portillo
Ralph E. Portillo
Jeff Spielman
3 Show list

Broken Trust is a 1993 indie film written by Jeff Spielman and directed by Ralph E. Portillo.

Awards

Top cast

Alan Brogan
Peter Wyatt
Erica Brogan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Death Ring (1993)

Action
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0

Death Ring is a 1993 action film starring Billy Drago, Chad McQueen, Elizabeth Sung, Don Swayze, Ron Thompson and directed by R.J. Kizer.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. Edge of Honor (1991)

Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
2 Show list

Edge Of Honor is a 1991 drama / thriller movie directed by Michael Spence who also directed The Dread. The film stars Corey Feldman, Don Swayze, Scott Reeves and Ken Jenkins.

Awards

Top cast

Butler
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Billy Dickson
English
United States of America

16. Driving Force (1989)

Action, Sci-Fi
played Nelson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
D. Howard Grigsby
,
Rod S.M. Confesor
Andrew Prowse
Patrick Edgeworth
3 Show list

Driving Force is a 1989 action sci-fi film written by Patrick Edgeworth and directed by Andrew Prowse.

Awards

Top cast

Steve
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jun Pereira
,
Kevan Lind
,
Richard Michalak
English
United States of America, Philippines

17. Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)

Short, Drama, History
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
37.0

Alamo: The Price of Freedom is a 1988 American IMAX film starring Merrill Connally as Davy Crockett, Casey Biggs as William Barret Travis, Enrique Sandino as Antonio López de Santa Anna, Steve Sandor as James Bowie, Don Swayze as James Bonham, and Derek Caballero as Juan Seguín. It was written and directed by Kieth Merrill and distributed by Macgillivray Freeman Films. It is based on the George A. McAlister book of the same name. At the time of its filming, the production generated much controversy among the Tejano population of San Antonio who protested that it was demeaning to their contributions to the city's history. The film is shown at San Antonio's IMAX Theater Rivercenter.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

18. The Tracker (1988)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0
$4.8M

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

19. Lethal Victims (1987)

Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Raphael Nussbaum

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

20. Prince of Bel Air (1986)

Comedy, Romance
played Darryl
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Albert J. Salzer
Marc Reid Rubel
,
Dori Pierson
12 Show list

Prince of Bel Air is a 1986 romantic comedy television movie which starred Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, and Robert Vaughn. It first aired on the ABC network on January 20, 1986.

Awards

Top cast

Carol Kampion
Robin Prince
Brad Griffin
Jamie Harrison
Stanley Auerbach
Michael Jacobs
Anne White
Stacy
Willard
Larry Kampion
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Kathy Dover
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Movie Stars

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

The WB
July 11th, 1999 June 18th, 2000 2 English

Guest TV appearances

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime
Live action
Thriller
Mystery
Drama
Crime Fiction

Official site

External resources

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama television series, that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is filmed primarily at Universal Studios in Universal City, California.nThe series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve murders, which has inspired a host of other cop-show procedurals.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E15 May 1st, 2008 Dave Bohr , ,

CSI: Miami

Program genre

Mystery
Drama
Crime Fiction
Crime
Action
Thriller

Official site

External resources

CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2002, to April 8, 2012, on CBS. It is the first spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.nThe pilot episode was first broadcast in the United States on May 9, 2002, as a season 2 episode of CSI. The series was produced in partnership with the Canadian media company Alliance Atlantis and CBS Television Studios.nCSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second.nOn February 1, 2012, the network announced that the 10th season of CSI: Miami would be trimmed to 19 episodes to make room for the debut of mid-season replacement NYC 22. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E16 February 21st, 2005 Norm Buford
Lizzie Devine
,
Marc Dube

Carnivàle

Program genre

Thriller
Mystery
Drama
Fantasy

Official site

External resources

Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle between free will and destiny; the storyline mixes Christian theology with gnosticism and Masonic lore, particularly that of the Knights Templar. The show was filmed in Santa Clarita, California, and other Southern Californian locations.nCarnivàle was produced by HBO and ran for two seasons between September 14, 2003 and March 27, 2005. The show was created by Daniel Knauf, who also served as executive producer with Ronald D. Moore and Howard Klein. The incidental music was composed by Jeff Beal. Nick Stahl and Clancy Brown starred as Ben Hawkins and Brother Justin Crowe, respectively.nEarly reviews praised the style of Carnivàle but questioned the approach and execution of the story. Carnivàle's first episode set a new audience record for an HBO original series, but the show was unable to retain its ratings in its second season. Carnivàle was canceled after 24 episodes, cutting its intended six-season run short by four seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 November 9th, 2003
S01-E01 September 14th, 2003
S01-E10 November 16th, 2003 ,
S01-E09 November 9th, 2003

Charmed

Program genre

Supernatural drama
Horror
Science Fiction
Comedy-drama
Comedy
Fantasy
Drama
Action
Mystery

Official site

External resources

Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The series was originally broadcast by The WB for eight seasons from October 7, 1998, until May 21, 2006.nThe series narrative follows three sisters, known as The Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern day San Francisco. Keeping their supernatural identities separate and secret from their ordinary lives often becomes a challenge for them, with the exposure of magic having far-reaching consequences on their various relationships and resulting in a number of police and FBI investigations throughout the series. The first three seasons of Charmed focus on the three Halliwell sisters, Prue, Piper and Phoebe.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E18 April 24th, 2005 Lucius
Jon Paré

Cold Case

Program genre

Crime
Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

Official site

External resources

Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.nOn May 18, 2010, CBS announced that the series had been canceled. The series currently airs in syndication, and also on Ion Television on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the U.S. and on Viva in Canada. Sleuth channel occasionally airs it at midnight on the weekdays. In 2011, the show began airing on MyNetworkTV.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E17 March 11th, 2007 Grant Hall
Liz W. Garcia

Criminal Minds

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural
Thriller
Suspense
Drama
Crime
Mystery

Official site

External resources

Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Quantico, Virginia. The BAU is part of the FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E15 February 7th, 2007 Charles Hankel

Hunter

Program genre

Drama
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Action

External resources

Hunter is an American police drama television That was created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to pursue other acting and musical opportunities. In the seventh season, Hunter partnered with two different women officers. The titular character, Sgt. Rick Hunter, was a wily, physically imposing, often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolved many of their cases by lethal force, but no more so than many other related television dramas..nThe show's executive producer during the first season was Stephen J. Cannell, whose company produced the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E01 October 14th, 1989 Lyle

L.A. Law

Program genre

Drama
Legal drama
Legal

External resources

L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994.nCreated by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including an ensemble cast, large number of parallel storylines, social drama, and off-the-wall humor. It reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, and many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence. The series often also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff.nThe show was popular with audiences and critics, and won 15 Emmy Awards throughout its run, four of which were for Outstanding Drama Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 15th, 1986 William Dollar ,

Love, Inc.

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Love, Inc. is an American sitcom that began airing on UPN on September 22, 2005 until May 11, 2006. In its first and only season, it was aired right after Everybody Hates Chris. It was created by Andrew Secunda a former writer at Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday TV Funhouse, who performs frequently at the UCB Theatre. Love, Inc. was based on an article written by Elana Berkowitz in The New York Times. It was one of the many sitcoms canceled due to The WB and UPN becoming the The CW network.nEvery episode title references the name of a television show. The shows title was also inspired by a Canadian Dance music act of the same name. The shows original title was Wing Woman.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 February 16th, 2006 Troy

Matlock

Program genre

Drama
Legal
Legal drama
Police procedural
Comedy-drama

External resources

Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal-defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions, and Paramount Television, originally aired from September 23, 1986, to May 8, 1992, on NBC; and from November 5, 1992, until May 7, 1995, on ABC.nThe show's format is similar to that of CBS's Perry Mason, with Matlock identifying the perpetrators and then confronting them in dramatic courtroom scenes. One difference, however, was that whereas Mason usually exculpated his clients at a pretrial hearing, Matlock usually secured an acquittal at trial, from the jury.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E16 April 18th, 1989 Tommy Jenks
Mary Ann Kasica
,
Michael Scheff

My Name Is Earl

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

My Name Is Earl is an American television comedy series created by Greg Garcia that aired on the NBC television network from September 20, 2005, to May 14, 2009, in the United States. It was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and starred Jason Lee as the title character, Earl Hickey. The series also stars Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples, and Nadine Velazquez.nMost episodes from the first season, then only a few from the rest, begin with Earl presenting the premise of the series:nYou know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things and then wonders why his life sucks? Well, that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting round the corner: karma. That's when I realized that I had to change, so I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and one by one I'm gonna make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Earl.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 April 6th, 2006 Bail Bonds Man
Hunter Covington III

NYPD Blue

Program genre

Crime
Live action
Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast.nThe show was created by Steven Bochco and David Milch and was inspired by Milch's relationship with Bill Clark, a former member of the New York City Police Department who eventually became one of the show's producers. The series was originally broadcast on the ABC network, debuted on September 21, 1993‚ and aired its final episode on March 1, 2005. It remains ABC's longest-running primetime one-hour drama series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 January 17th, 1995 ,
S02-E10 January 10th, 1995 Alex ,

Profiler

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia.nAlly Walker starred as profiler Dr. Samantha Waters during the first three seasons, and was later replaced by Jamie Luner as profiler Dr. Rachel Burke during the show's final season. Robert Davi, Roma Maffia, Peter Frechette, Erica Gimpel and Julian McMahon co-starred throughout the show's run. Caitlin Wachs played Dr. Waters' daughter for the first two seasons, a role taken over by Evan Rachel Wood in 1998.nProfiler shares a similar lead character and premise with the Fox Network series Millennium, created by Chris Carter. Both shows premiered at the beginning of the 1996–97 television season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 October 31st, 1998 Gelb

Shark

Program genre

Legal
Drama
Legal drama

Official site

External resources

Shark is an American legal drama created by Ian Biederman that originally aired on CBS from September 21, 2006 to May 20, 2008. The series stars James Woods.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 November 9th, 2006 Beau Dawkins
Michael Oates Palmer

The Division

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Division is an American crime drama television series created by Deborah Joy LeVine and starring Bonnie Bedelia. The series focused on a team of women police officers in the San Francisco Police Department. The series premiered on Lifetime on January 7, 2001 and ended on June 28, 2004 after 88 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E09 March 21st, 2004 Gary Gold
Ashley Gable
Aaron Lipstadt
S01-E20 July 1st, 2001 Elvin 'Tupelo' Seaforth
Larry Moskowitz

The X-Files

Program genre

Live action
Film noir
Drama
Crime Fiction
Science Fiction
Mystery
Cryptozoology
Supernatural
Thriller
Comedy

Official site

External resources

The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes. The series revolves around FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other. They develop a close relationship, which begins as a platonic friendship, but becomes a romance by series end. In addition to the series-spanning story arc, Monster-of-the-Week episodes form roughly two-thirds of the episodes. Such stand-alone episodes enrich the show's background while not affecting its ongoing mythology.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E08 January 27th, 2002 Terry Pruit
David Amann

The Young and the Restless

Program genre

Daytime Drama
Soap opera

Official site

External resources

The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictional Wisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. It expanded to one hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006, the series began airing encore episodes weeknights on SOAPnet until 2013, when Y&R moved to TVGN. TVGN still airs the encore episodes on weeknights, starting July 1, 2013. The series is also syndicated internationally.nThe Young and the Restless originally focused on two core families: the wealthy Brooks family and the working class Foster family. After a series of recasts and departures in the early 1980s, all the original characters except Jill Foster Abbott were written out. Bell replaced them with the new core families, the Abbotts and the Williamses. Over the years, other families such as the Newmans, Winters, and the Baldwin-Fishers were introduced.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S38-E55 June 10th, 2010
S38-E56 June 11th, 2010
S38-E53 June 8th, 2010
S38-E57 June 14th, 2010

Tremors

Program genre

Comedy
Science Fiction
Action

External resources

Tremors: The Series is a 2003 television show based on the Tremors franchise. Originally airing out of order on the Sci-Fi Channel, it was later aired in its proper sequence on the G4 Network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 August 1st, 2003 Orville James

True Blood

Program genre

Fantasy
Black comedy
Action/Adventure
Supernatural drama
Thriller
Urban fantasy
Horror
Paranormal romance
Drama
Romance Film
Supernatural

Official site

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True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.nThe show was broadcast on the premium cable network HBO in the United States. It was produced by HBO in association with Ball's production company, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. The series premiered on September 7, 2008, and concluded on August 24, 2014, comprising seven seasons and 80 episodes. The first five seasons of the series received generally favorable reviews, being nominated for and winning several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy.nTrue Blood was renewed for a seventh season, later announced to be the final one, which premiered on June 22, 2014.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E06 July 25th, 2010
Alan Ball
S03-E07 August 1st, 2010
S03-E04 July 11th, 2010
S03-E01 June 13th, 2010

Walker, Texas Ranger

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Police procedural
Drama
Action

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Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season consisting of three pilot episodes. Eight full seasons followed with new episodes airing from September 25, 1993, to May 19, 2001, and reruns continuing on CBS until July 28, 2001. It has been broadcast in over 100 countries and has since spawned a made-for-television movie entitled Trial By Fire. The movie ended on a cliffhanger, which, as of 2014, has not yet been resolved. DVD sets of all seasons have been released. At various times since 1997, reruns of the show have aired, in syndication, on the USA Network and Action in Canada. As of June 19, 2014, the series is shown on WGN America and TV Land.nThe show was known for its moral values. For example, the characters refrained from the use of drugs, and they participated in community service.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E03 October 7th, 1995 Harry
Michael Preece

Without a Trace

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Police procedural
Adventure Film
Mystery
Thriller
Crime Fiction
Action
Crime
Drama
Action/Adventure

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Without a Trace is an American police procedural television drama series that originally aired on CBS from September 26, 2002, to May 19, 2009. The series follows the cases of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.nOn May 19, 2009, CBS announced the cancellation of the series after the series ran for seven seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E04 October 20th, 2005 Freddie Stone

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