Liam Sullivan Actor

Liam Sullivan (May 18, 1923 – April 18, 1998) was an American actor, singer and comedian. Sullivan was born in Jacksonville, Illinois. Over his acting career, Sullivan played many roles in multiple television series. He and Angie Dickinson appeared together in the episode "Point of Honor" of the syndicated American Civil War drama Gray Ghost. He guest starred as Jason Douglas in the 1960 episode "The Target" of the syndicated western series Tombstone Territory, with fellow guest star Warren Oates. He appeared as Patrick Henry in the Daniel Boone episode "Love and Equity", Nexus in the Lost in Space episode "His Majesty Smith," Mr. Willis in Knots Landing, Dr. Burt Hammond in St. Elsewhere, and Mr. Plenn in Falcon Crest and he played the prosecuting attorney in the Hill 256 Episode of Combat!. In the 1968 Dragnet episode "The Big Prophet" Sullivan gave a tour de force performance as his character, "Brother William," held forth for the entire half hour on the benefits of LSD and marijuana, while Joe Friday argued the opposing view. Sullivan also appeared in movies such as That Darn Cat! as Graham and The Magic Sword.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 18th, 1923
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
April 18th, 1998 at age of 74
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction

Family

Spouse

Education

1. Illinois College Colleges/University

Illinois College is a private, liberal arts college, affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA), and located in Jacksonville, Illinois. It was the second college founded in Illinois, but the first to grant a degree (in 1835). It was founded in 1829 by the Illinois Band, students from Yale University who traveled westward to found new colleges. It briefly served as the state's first medical school from 1843–1848, and became co-educational in 1903.

Type Liberal arts college
Endowment
2010. 109 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1829
Headquarters
1101 West College Ave, 62650 - Jacksonville, Illinois
Undergraduates
2010. 878
2009. 894
Acceptance rate
2010. 65.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 22.4 K $
Official web page www.ic.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Illinois College connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1915., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1812., Politician
b. 1818., Writer
b. 1826., U.S. Congressperson
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b. 1860., U.S. Congressperson
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Movie performances

1. Daniel and the Towers (1987)

Drama, Family
played Commissioner
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
61.0
Judith James
Stephen Tolkin
,
Jessie Nelson
,
Camille Thomasson
,
Anton Kline
6 Show list

Daniel and The Towers is a Made-for-TV movie featuring the famous folk art masterpiece, the Watts Towers, and their creator Simon Rodia's friendship with a 10-year-old neighborhood boy. The story itself, and the friendship it describes, are fiction; however, Simon Rodia did build the towers. Some of the neighborhood situations that the movie portrays are factually based.

Awards

Top cast

Wexler Hatch
Hellen Littlefield
Consuelo Guerra
Simon 'Sam' Rodia
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tom Hurwitz
Heidi Freundlich Gilles
English
United States of America

2. Dreams of Gold (1986)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

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

3. What Waits Below"-GB (1985)

Action, Horror
played Lemurian elder
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
,
Robert D. Bailey
Robert Vincent O'Neill
,
6 Show list

What Waits Below is a science-fiction adventure film released in 1984. Directed by Don Sharp, produced by the Adams Apple Film Company, the film runs for 88 minutes and starred Robert Powell, Timothy Bottoms, and Lisa Blount. The tagline for the video release of the film was "Underground, no-one can hear you die".

Awards

Top cast

Maj. Elbert Stevens
Ben Gannon
Leslie Peterson
Hunter Prime
Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen
Frieda Shelley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Caving
,
Denny Jaeger
Virgil L. Harper
English
United Kingdom

4. The Cowboy and the Ballerina (1984)

Drama, Family, Romance
played Victor Rostov
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
Neil T. Maffeo
Jerry Jameson
10 Show list

The Cowboy and the Ballerina is a 1984 western, romantic, family drama television film written by Denne Bart Petitclerc and directed by Jerry Jameson.

Awards

Top cast

Wes Butler
Natalia
Bob Clayton
TV newsreader
Col. Gori
Mme. Rostov
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ben Colman
English
United States of America

5. The Magic Sword (1962)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0
1 Show list

The Magic Sword is a 1962 live action fantasy film, mainly aimed at children, based loosely on the medieval legend of Saint George and the Dragon. The film appeared on a 1992 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. In a highly unusual admission, characters Joel Robinson and Tom Servo said the movie was "pretty good for a Bert I. Gordon film" during a theater segment. The writers of the show continued the praise in their Amazing Colossal Episode Guide.

Awards

Top cast

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

Starring TV roles

1. The Secret Storm

Drama

2. The Monroes

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

American Broadcasting Company
American Broadcasting Company
September 7th, 1966 March 15th, 1967 1
Kevin Schultz
Keith Schultz
English

Guest TV appearances

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E34 June 5th, 1960

Barnaby Jones

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles. The show ran on CBS from January 28, 1973 to April 3, 1980, beginning as a mid-season replacement.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E07 October 28th, 1973

Bat Masterson

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of real-life marshal/gambler/dandy Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black-and-white shows ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. The series was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E17 January 26th, 1961
S02-E22 March 10th, 1960
Walter Doniger

Behind Closed Doors

Program genre

Docudrama
Drama

External resources

Behind Closed Doors is an American drama series set during the Cold War hosted by and occasionally starring Bruce Gordon in the role of Commander Matson. The series, which aired on NBC from October 2, 1958, to April 9, 1959, focuses, among other themes, on how the former Soviet Union stole American missile secrets and proposes steps to prevent further espionage. Behind Closed Doors is based on the files and experiences of Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias, who offers comments at the end of each segment.nBehind Closed Doors, a Screen Gems production, replaced Jackie Cooper's sitcom The People's Choice, followed the NBC quiz show, Twenty-One, and preceded The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show. Its competition was The Pat Boone Chevy Show on ABC and Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater western anthology series on CBS.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E24 March 26th, 1959

Bonanza

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and within the top 10 longest running, live-action American series. It continues to air in syndication.nThe show centers on the Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, and later, David Canary and Mitch Vogel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E15 January 2nd, 1966

Cheyenne

Program genre

Adventure Film
Action
Western
Action/Adventure

External resources

Cheyenne is an American western television series of 108 black-and-white episodes broadcast on ABC from 1955 to 1963. The show was the first hour-long western, and in fact the first hour-long dramatic series of any kind, with continuing characters, to last more than one season. It was also the first series to be made by a major Hollywood film studio which did not derive from its established film properties, and the first of a long chain of Warner Brothers original series produced by William T. Orr.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E07 January 4th, 1960
S04-E08 January 11th, 1960

Combat!

Program genre

Drama
Military

External resources

Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as platoon leader Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley and Vic Morrow as Sergeant Chip Saunders. The series was unusual in that Hanley and Morrow would play the lead in alternating episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 April 9th, 1963
David Moessinger

Dallas

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

External resources

Dallas is a long-running American prime time television soap opera that aired from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991, on CBS. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texan family, the Ewings, who own the independent oil company Ewing Oil and the cattle-ranching land of Southfork. The series originally focused on the marriage of Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes, whose families were sworn enemies with each other. As the series progressed, oil tycoon J.R. Ewing grew to be the show's main character, whose schemes and dirty business became the show's trademark. When the show ended in May 1991, J.R. was the only character to have appeared in every episode.nThe show was famous for its cliffhangers, including the Who shot J.R.? mystery. The 1980 episode Who Done It remains the second highest rated prime-time telecast ever.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S13-E27 May 11th, 1990
S13-E26 May 4th, 1990
S10-E25 April 3rd, 1987
S05-E04 October 30th, 1981

Daniel Boone

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama

External resources

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Dallas McKennon portrayed innkeeper Cincinnatus. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E14 January 15th, 1970
S05-E21 March 13th, 1969

Death Valley Days

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series
Western

Official site

External resources

Death Valley Days is an American radio and television anthology series featuring true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and continued from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns continuing through August 1, 1975.nThe series was sponsored by the Pacific Coast Borax Company and hosted by Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, and Dale Robertson. With the passing of Dale Robertson in 2013, all the former Death Valley Days hosts are now deceased. Hosting the series was Reagan's final work as an actor; he also was cast in eight episodes of the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E08 February 13th, 1956

Dynasty

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

Official site

External resources

Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. The series, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling, revolved around the Carringtons, a fictional wealthy family, residing in Denver, Colorado. The series was ABC's competitor to CBS's prime time series Dallas, and starred John Forsythe and Linda Evans as oil magnate Blake Carrington and his new wife Krystle.nRatings for the show's first season were low, but the fall 1981 arrival of Joan Collins as Blake's scheming ex-wife Alexis Morell Carrington saw ratings enter the top twenty. By the fall of 1982, it was a top ten show, and by the spring of 1985, it was the #1 show in the United States. Other notable cast members included Pamela Sue Martin, Lloyd Bochner, Heather Locklear, Michael Nader, Diahann Carroll, Emma Samms, Ted McGinley, Rock Hudson, Kate O'Mara and Stephanie Beacham.nDynasty was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama Series every year from 1981 to 1986, winning in 1984. Dynasty spawned a successful line of fashion and luxury products, and also a spin-off series called The Colbys.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E03 October 17th, 1984

Falcon Crest

Program genre

Drama
Soap opera

Official site

External resources

Falcon Crest is an American primetime television soap opera which aired on the CBS network for nine seasons, from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. A total of 227 episodes were produced.nThe series revolves around the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry. Jane Wyman starred as Angela Channing, the tyrannical matriarch of the Falcon Crest Winery, alongside Robert Foxworth as Chase Gioberti, Angela's nephew who returns to Falcon Crest following the death of his father. The series was set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley northeast of San Francisco.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E17 February 3rd, 1984
S03-E15 January 13th, 1984
S03-E14 January 6th, 1984

Family Affair

Program genre

Sitcom
Family

External resources

Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12, 1966 to September 9, 1971. The series explored the trials of well-to-do civil engineer and bachelor Bill Davis as he attempted to raise his brother's orphaned children in his luxury New York City apartment. Davis' traditional English gentleman's gentleman, Mr. Giles French, also had adjustments to make as he became saddled with the responsibility of caring for 15-year-old Cissy and the 6-year-old twins, Jody and Buffy.nThe show ran for 138 episodes. Family Affair was created and produced by Don Fedderson, also known for My Three Sons and The Millionaire.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E15 January 13th, 1969

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Program genre

Sitcom
Military
Comedy

External resources

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot episode was aired as the season finale of the fourth season of its parent series on May 18, 1964. The show ran for five seasons and a total of 150 episodes. In 2006, CBS Home Entertainment began releasing the series on DVD. The final season was released in November 2008.nGomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. was a hit, never placing lower than tenth in the Nielsen ratings, and ended its run as the second highest-rated series in the United States. It has enjoyed continued popularity through reruns and DVD releases. The series was created by Aaron Ruben, who also produced the show with Sheldon Leonard and Ronald Jacobs. Filmed and set in California, it stars Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle, a naive but good natured gas station attendant from the town of Mayberry, North Carolina, who enlists in the United States Marine Corps. Frank Sutton plays Gomer's high-octane, short fused Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter, and Ronnie Schell plays Gomer's friend Duke Slater.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 November 6th, 1964
Everett Greenbaum
,
James Fritzell

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S12-E12 December 10th, 1966
S02-E19 February 2nd, 1957

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning during 1951 and continuing into 2014. From 1954 onward, all of its productions have been shown in color, although color television video productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many television movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then changed to videotaped productions before finally changing to filmed ones.nThe series has received eighty Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. Once a common practice in American television, it is the last remaining television program where the title includes the name of its sponsor. Unlike other long-running TV series still on the air, it differs in that it broadcasts only occasionally and not on a weekly broadcast programming schedule.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E21 March 13th, 1955
S01-E26 June 29th, 1952

Harry O

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Harry O, sometimes spelled Harry-O, is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons on ABC from 1974 to 1976. The series starred David Janssen and was executive produced by Jerry Thorpe. Harry O followed the broadcast of two pilot films: Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On and then the second, Smile Jenny, You're Dead, both starring Janssen.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E10 November 13th, 1975
Russ Mayberry

Have Gun – Will Travel

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Western

External resources

Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. It was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons. It was one of the few television shows to spawn a successful radio version. The radio series debuted November 23, 1958.nHave Gun – Will Travel was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and produced by Frank Pierson, Don Ingalls, Robert Sparks, and Julian Claman. There were 225 episodes of the TV series, 24 written by Gene Roddenberry. Other contributors included Bruce Geller, Harry Julian Fink, Don Brinkley and Irving Wallace. Andrew McLaglen directed 101 episodes and 19 were directed by series star Richard Boone.nThe television show is shown on the Encore-Western channel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E14 December 17th, 1960

Hawaii Five-O

Program genre

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

External resources

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E22 February 12th, 1976

Highway to Heaven

Program genre

Family
Supernatural
Fantasy
Drama

External resources

Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in California. The series starred Michael Landon as Jonathan Smith and Victor French—Landon's co-star from Little House on the Prairie—as Mark Gordon.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E20 March 5th, 1986

Honey West

Program genre

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

External resources

Honey West is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC during the 1965–1966 television season. Based upon a series of novels that had launched in 1957, the series starred Anne Francis as female private detective Honey West and John Ericson as her partner, Sam Bolt.nOnly 30 half-hour episodes were produced. The entire first season is available on DVD.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 November 12th, 1965

Knots Landing

Program genre

Drama
Soap opera

External resources

Knots Landing is an American primetime television soap opera that aired from December 27, 1979 to May 13, 1993 on CBS. A spin-off of Dallas, it was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles, and centered on the lives of four married couples living in a cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle. By the time of its conclusion, Knots Landing had become one of the longest-running primetime dramas on U.S. television after Gunsmoke and Bonanza.nKnots Landing was created by David Jacobs in conjunction with producer Michael Filerman. Although it became a spin-off of Dallas, the concept predates that series, and was initially rebuffed by CBS in 1977, as the network wanted something more saga-like.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S11-E13 January 4th, 1990
S11-E10 December 7th, 1989
S11-E08 November 16th, 1989
S11-E09 November 30th, 1989

Kraft Television Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Drama
Anthology series

External resources

Kraft Television Theatre is an American drama/anthology television series that began May 7, 1947 on NBC, airing at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings until December of that year. In January 1948, it moved to 9pm on Wednesdays, continuing in that timeslot until 1958. Initially produced by the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, the live hour-long series offered television plays with new stories and new characters each week, in addition to adaptations of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland.nBeginning October 1953, ABC added a separate series, created to promote Kraft's new Cheez Whiz product. This series ran for sixteen months, telecast on Thursday evenings at 9:30pm, until January 1955.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E41 June 9th, 1954
Richard Dunlap

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-E08 November 14th, 1986
John Schulian

Lights Out

External resources

Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. Versions of Lights Out aired on different networks, at various times, from January 1934 to the summer of 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E31 April 10th, 1950

Little House on the Prairie

Program genre

Children's television series
Drama
Western

Official site

External resources

Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling series of Little House books. Television producer and NBC executive Ed Friendly became aware of the story in the early 1970s. He asked Michael Landon to direct the pilot movie, who agreed on the condition that he could also play Charles Ingalls.nThe regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. The series began on the NBC network on September 11, 1974, and ended on May 10, 1982. During the 1982–83 television season, with the departure of Landon and Grassle, the series was broadcast with the new title Little House: A New Beginning.nIn 1997, TV Guide ranked the two-part episode I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away #97 on its 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E15 January 14th, 1980

Logan's Run

Program genre

Science Fiction

External resources

Logan's Run is a 1977–1978 American CBS-TV series and a spin-off from the 1976 film of the same name. In the UK, it was shown on the ITV networks on Sunday afternoons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 November 7th, 1977

Lost in Space

Program genre

Family
Comedy
Adventure Film
Science Fiction
Space Frontier

External resources

Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 15, 1965, and March 6, 1968. The first television season was filmed in black and white, but the remainders were filmed in color. In 1998, a Lost in Space movie, based on the television series, was released.nThough the original television series concept centered on the Robinson family, many later story lines focused primarily on Dr. Zachary Smith, played by Jonathan Harris. Originally written as an utterly evil but extremely incompetent would-be saboteur, Smith gradually becomes the troublesome, self-centered, incompetent foil who provides the comic relief for the show and causes most of the episodic conflict and misadventures. Smith was not in the un-aired pilot and neither was the robot. Of interesting note was that the plot point causing the Space Family Robinson to become Lost in Space was that it was a meteor storm in the un-aired pilot put the Jupiter Two off course.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E24 March 16th, 1966
Carey Wilber

Lux Video Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E52 September 12th, 1957
S05-E50 August 4th, 1955

Magnum, P.I.

Program genre

Action
Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network.nAccording to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first five years that the series was originally broadcast in the United States. Originally appearing in a prime time American network timeslot of 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, Magnum, P.I. was one of the highest-rated shows on U.S. television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 October 7th, 1982
Philip DeGuere
Lawrence Doheny

Mannix

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Police procedural
Action/Adventure
Drama

External resources

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He is played by Mike Connors. Mannix was the last series produced by Desilu Productions.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E09 November 11th, 1973 ,

NBC Matinee Theater

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1955 to 1958. The series, which ran daily in the afternoon, was frequently live. It was produced by Albert McCleery, Darrell Ross, George Cahan and Frank Price with executive producer George Lowther. McCleery had previously produced the live series Cameo Theatre which introduced to television the concept of theater-in-the-round, TV plays staged with minimal sets.nJim Buckley of the Pewter Plough Playhouse recalled:nWhen Al McCleery got back to the States, he originated a most ambitious theatrical TV series for NBC called Matinee Theater: to televise five different stage plays per week live, airing around noon in order to promote color TV to the American housewife as she labored over her ironing. Al was the producer. He hired five directors and five art directors. Richard Bennett, one of our first early presidents of the Pewter Plough Corporation, was one of the directors and I was one of the art directors and, as soon as we were through televising one play, we had lunch and then met to plan next week’s show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E72 December 27th, 1956

Nero Wolfe

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Crime Fiction
Adventure Film

External resources

Nero Wolfe is a television series based on the characters in Rex Stout's classic series of detective stories that aired January 16 – August 25, 1981, on NBC. William Conrad fills the role of the detective genius Nero Wolfe, and Lee Horsley is his assistant Archie Goodwin. Produced by Paramount Television, the series updates the world of Nero Wolfe to contemporary New York City and draws few of its stories from the Stout originals.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 January 16th, 1981

Perry Mason

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Legal
Legal drama

External resources

Perry Mason is an American dramatized court show produced by Paisano Productions that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner, others are based on characters created by him. At one time, the show was television's most successful and longest-running lawyer series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E07 November 8th, 1962
Robert C. Dennis
S04-E15 January 21st, 1961
S05-E05 October 14th, 1961
Arthur Marks

Police Woman

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Action

External resources

Police Woman is an American television police drama starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E17 February 22nd, 1978

Rawhide

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.nSpanning seven and a half years, Rawhide was the fifth-longest-running American television Western, exceeded only by eight years of Wagon Train, nine years of The Virginian, fourteen years of Bonanza, and twenty years of Gunsmoke.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E21 March 12th, 1965

Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Program genre

Drama
Espionage

External resources

Scarecrow and Mrs. King is an American television series that aired from October 3, 1983, to May 28, 1987 on CBS.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E08 November 11th, 1985

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E31 May 29th, 1959

Simon & Simon

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two brothers who run a private detective agency together.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E03 October 4th, 1984

St. Elsewhere

Program genre

Comedy-drama
Drama
Medical drama
Medical fiction
Black comedy

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St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982, to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at an aging, underrated Boston hospital who gave interns a promising future in making critical medical and life decisions. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises, which had success with a similar NBC series, the police drama Hill Street Blues, during that same time; both series were often compared to each other for their use of ensemble casts and overlapping serialized storylines. St. Elsewhere was filmed at CBS/MTM Studios, which was known as CBS/Fox Studios when the show began; coincidentally, 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to the series when it bought MTM Enterprises in the 1990s.nKnown for its combination of gritty, realistic drama and moments of black comedy, St. Elsewhere gained a small yet loyal following over its six-season, 137-episode run; the series also found a strong audience in Nielsen's 18-49 age demographic, a young demo later known for a young, affluent audience that TV advertisers were eager to reach.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E14 January 2nd, 1985
S03-E13 December 19th, 1984

Star Trek: The Original Series

Program genre

Science Fiction
Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

Official site

External resources

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.nThe show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk, first officer and science officer Spock, and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy. Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:nSpace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.nThe series was produced 1966–67 by Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television 1968–69. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. Star Trek's Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E10 November 22nd, 1968
David Alexander

Starsky & Hutch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Police procedural
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast between April 30, 1975, and May 15, 1979, on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 20th, 1976

Tales of Tomorrow

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series
Science Fiction

External resources

Tales of Tomorrow is an American anthology science fiction series that was performed and broadcast live on ABC from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such stories as Frankenstein, starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo, and many others featuring such performers as Boris Karloff, Brian Keith, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Bruce Cabot, Franchot Tone, Gene Lockhart, Walter Abel, Leslie Nielsen, and Paul Newman. The series had many similarities to the later Twilight Zone which also covered one of the same stories, What You Need. In total it ran for eighty-five 30-minute episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E38 May 8th, 1953

The A-Team

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Crime Fiction
Military
Action Film
Adventure Film

External resources

The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex–U.S.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E12 December 11th, 1984
S02-E02 September 27th, 1983

The Colbys

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

External resources

The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985 to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, which had been the highest rated series for the 1984–1985 U.S. television season. The Colbys revolved around another wealthy, upper-class family, who were distant relatives of the Carringtons of Dynasty and who owned a large multi-national corporation. Intended to surpass its predecessor in opulence, the series' producers were handed an immensely high budget for the era and cast a handful of well-known movie stars among its leads, including Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Ross and Ricardo Montalban. However, The Colbys was ultimately a ratings disappointment, and was canceled after two seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E17 January 29th, 1987

The Count of Monte Cristo

Program genre

Drama
Action
Adventure Film
Historical fiction
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Count of Monte Cristo was a 1956 ITC Entertainment/TPA television series adapted very loosely from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by Sidney Marshall. It premiered in the UK in early 1956 and ran for 39 thirty-minute episodes. The first twelve episodes were filmed in the United States, at the Hal Roach studios, with the rest being filmed at ITC's traditional home of Elstree.nA 5-disc DVD set containing all thirty-nine episodes was released by Network Studio on 12 April 2010.nITC produced a film based on the same source-material, The Count of Monte-Cristo, in 1975.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 September 28th, 1956

The Fugitive

Program genre

Thriller
Action
Drama
Mystery
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a physician who is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a one-armed man.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 October 26th, 1965

The Loretta Young Show

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Letter to Loretta is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes. The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the lead in various episodes.nLetter to Loretta was sponsored by Procter & Gamble from 1953 through 1960. The final season's sponsor was Warner-Lambert's Listerine.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E06 October 2nd, 1955

The Millionaire

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama

External resources

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from January 19, 1955, to June 8, 1960, originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who insisted they never know him, with one exception. The series was known in syndication by two titles—The Millionaire, and as If You Had a Million.nThe 1932 film If I Had A Million had a similar plot to this TV show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E29 April 10th, 1957
Jerry Adelman
S01-E14 April 20th, 1955

The Twilight Zone

Program genre

Mystery
Horror
Suspense
Drama
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Anthology

External resources

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science-fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E37 June 1st, 1962
S02-E25 April 28th, 1961

The Untouchables

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

External resources

The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness' experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables. The book was later made into a film in 1987 by Brian De Palma, with a script by David Mamet, and a second less successful TV series in 1993.nA powerful, hard-hitting crime drama, and a landmark police series, The Untouchables won series star Robert Stack an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E16 January 22nd, 1963

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E09 November 22nd, 1961

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