Jake and the Fatman

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William Conrad

Bill Conrad
Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. (Jason Lochinvar) "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles.
"Fatman" McCabe in the legal drama Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992).

Diagnosis: Murder

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Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of this series.
The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman (Dr.

Joe Penny

Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. (Jason Lochinvar) "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles.
Joseph Edward Penny Jr. (born 24 June 1956) is an English-born American actor best known for his roles as Nick Ryder on the detective series Riptide from 1984 to 1986, and as Jake Styles in the CBS television series Jake and the Fatman from 1987 to 1992.

Alan Campbell (actor)

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Alan Campbell as Assistant District Attorney Derek Mitchell
Bruce Alan Campbell (born April 22, 1957), credited professionally as Alan Campbell, is an American television, film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as Derek Mitchell in the 1987–1992 CBS series Jake and the Fatman and as E.Z. Taylor on the short-lived 1984–1985 Three's Company spin-off Three's a Crowd.

CBS

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The series ran on CBS for five seasons from September 26, 1987, to May 6, 1992.
Some of the groundwork had been laid as CBS fell in the ratings, with hits Simon & Simon, Falcon Crest, Murder, She Wrote, Kate & Allie and Newhart still on the schedule from the most recent resurgence, and future hits Designing Women, Murphy Brown, Jake and the Fatman and newsmagazine 48 Hours having debuted during the late 1980s.

Leigh McCloskey

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Guest stars on the series included Alex Cord, Robert Culp, Scott Marlowe, Leigh McCloskey, Ed Nelson, Leo Penn, Stephen Quadros, Robert Reed, Mitch Ryan, David Soul and Ray Sharkey.
McCloskey has guest-starred on television series and pilots including Bones, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Jake and the Fatman, JAG, Life Goes On, Chicago Hope, Medical Center, and many others.

Honolulu Police Department

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J. L. "Fatman" McCabe is a Hawaii-born, tough former HPD officer turned Los Angeles district attorney.
The show was called Jake and the Fatman about Los Angeles County District Attorney Jason Lochnivar McCade (played by veteran radio/TV actor William Conrad) and his Chief Investigator, Jake Styles (played by Joe Penny).

Ray Sharkey

Guest stars on the series included Alex Cord, Robert Culp, Scott Marlowe, Leigh McCloskey, Ed Nelson, Leo Penn, Stephen Quadros, Robert Reed, Mitch Ryan, David Soul and Ray Sharkey.
The following year, he appeared in a guest spot on Jake and the Fatman, and starred in the television movie In the Line of Duty: Street War.

Alex Cord

Guest stars on the series included Alex Cord, Robert Culp, Scott Marlowe, Leigh McCloskey, Ed Nelson, Leo Penn, Stephen Quadros, Robert Reed, Mitch Ryan, David Soul and Ray Sharkey.
In 1988, Cord was cast in an episode of Simon and Simon; in 1988 and 1992, he appeared on Jake and the Fatman.

Robert Reed

Guest stars on the series included Alex Cord, Robert Culp, Scott Marlowe, Leigh McCloskey, Ed Nelson, Leo Penn, Stephen Quadros, Robert Reed, Mitch Ryan, David Soul and Ray Sharkey.
Reed made his last onscreen appearance in the April 1992 episode of Jake and the Fatman, "Ain't Misbehavin'".

Lu Leonard

Lou Leonard
Lu Leonard as Gertrude
Her most memorable was in a recurring role as William Conrad's wise-cracking secretary in Jake and the Fatman.

Melody Anderson

Melody Anderson as Sergeant Neely Capshaw
She had recurring roles on St. Elsewhere and Jake and the Fatman.

J. Michael Straczynski

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They also hired J. Michael Straczynski as story editor and, later, co-producer.
After leaving Twilight Zone, his agent of the time asked him to pitch for the show Jake and the Fatman.

Scott Marlowe

Guest stars on the series included Alex Cord, Robert Culp, Scott Marlowe, Leigh McCloskey, Ed Nelson, Leo Penn, Stephen Quadros, Robert Reed, Mitch Ryan, David Soul and Ray Sharkey.
During the 1990s, Marlowe appeared as Al Brackman twice on Matlock, on Father Dowling Mysteries and on Jake and the Fatman.

Jeri Taylor

Following the departure of Hargrove, executive producers David Moessinger and Jeri Taylor were brought on to run the series with Silverman.
Having previously written scripts for television series like Little House on the Prairie and The Incredible Hulk and, after serving as a producer and director on Quincy, M.E. and Jake and the Fatman, Taylor was recommended to the producers of Star Trek: The Next Generation by Lee Sheldon, with whom she had worked on Quincy.

Dean Hargrove

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Executive producers Fred Silverman and Dean Hargrove decided to use this character as a model for one of the main characters in a new show they were creating for CBS.
More recently, he has worked for Viacom Productions and Paramount Network Television, producing the shows Matlock on NBC and ABC from 1986 to 1995, Jake and the Fatman on CBS from 1987 to 1992, and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS from 1993 to 2002.

Jack Hogan

Jack Hogan as Judge Smithwood
Jake and the Fatman: Judge Smithwood (1989–1990)

Matlock (TV series)

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Conrad guest starred as an aging prosecutor in a two-part episode of Matlock during its first season on NBC.
Jake and the Fatman was a spin-off on CBS, based on a character who originated in "The Don" (1986) a two-part Matlock episode from season one.

List of Jake and the Fatman episodes

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This article contains a list of episodes of the United States television series Jake and the Fatman, which were broadcast on CBS between 1987 and 1992.

Dick Van Dyke

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The nineteenth episode of the fourth season of Jake and the Fatman, "It Never Entered My Mind", featured Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes.
His film work affected his TV career: the reviews he received for his role as D.A. Fletcher in Dick Tracy led him to star as the character Dr. Mark Sloan first in an episode of Jake and the Fatman, then in a series of TV movies on CBS that became the foundation for his popular television drama Diagnosis: Murder. The series ran from 1993 to 2001 with son Barry Van Dyke co-starring in the role of Dr. Sloan's son Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan.

Visual Entertainment

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Visual Entertainment released Jake and the Fatman - The Complete Collection on June 23, 2017.
Jake and the Fatman

Fred Silverman

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Executive producers Fred Silverman and Dean Hargrove decided to use this character as a model for one of the main characters in a new show they were creating for CBS.
The company would generate several hits including the Perry Mason TV movie series (1985–1994), Matlock (1986–1995), Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992), In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995), Father Dowling Mysteries (1987–1991) and Diagnosis: Murder (1993–2001).

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Jake and the Fatman

Spin-off (media)

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Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of this series.