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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
17 September 1963 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A classic drama See more (41 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 274)

David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / ... (120 episodes, 1963-1967)

William Conrad ... Narrator (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (119 episodes, 1963-1967)
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Series Directed by
Jerry Hopper (14 episodes, 1963-1966)
Walter Grauman (11 episodes, 1963-1965)
Alexander Singer (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
James Sheldon (7 episodes, 1963-1967)
William A. Graham (7 episodes, 1963-1965)
Robert Butler (6 episodes, 1964-1966)
Don Medford (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
Gerald Mayer (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Abner Biberman (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ralph Senensky (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
John Meredyth Lucas (4 episodes, 1967)
Ida Lupino (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
James Goldstone (3 episodes, 1964)
Leonard Horn (3 episodes, 1966)
Christian Nyby (2 episodes, 1963-1966)
Andrew McCullough (2 episodes, 1963)
Joseph Sargent (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Richard Donner (2 episodes, 1966)
Gerd Oswald (2 episodes, 1966)
Lewis Allen (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
Roy Huggins (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
Harry Kronman (11 episodes, 1963-1967)
George Eckstein (10 episodes, 1963-1967)
Daniel B. Ullman (9 episodes, 1964-1966)
Philip Saltzman (6 episodes, 1964-1967)
William D. Gordon (5 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jack Turley (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Don Brinkley (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Barry Oringer (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Kneubuhl (5 episodes, 1966)
Arthur Weiss (4 episodes, 1963-1965)
Stanford Whitmore (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Sheldon Stark (4 episodes, 1964)
Jeri Emmett (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Oliver Crawford (3 episodes, 1963-1967)
Stuart Jerome (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Al C. Ward (3 episodes, 1964-1966)
Lee Loeb (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Sam Ross (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert C. Dennis (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Peter Germano (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Hank Searls (2 episodes, 1963)
Larry Cohen (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richard Levinson (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
William Link (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Leonard Kantor (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Norman Lessing (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Anthony Wilson (2 episodes, 1965)
E. Arthur Kean (2 episodes, 1966)
Michael Zagor (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Quinn Martin .... executive producer (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
Alan A. Armer .... producer (90 episodes, 1963-1966)
George Eckstein .... co-producer / associate producer (30 episodes, 1965-1967)
Wilton Schiller .... producer (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Arthur Weiss .... associate producer (28 episodes, 1963-1964)
William D. Gordon .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1964-1965)
John Meredyth Lucas .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Original Music by
Pete Rugolo (80 episodes, 1963-1967)
Russell Garcia (30 episodes, 1963-1964)

Bernhard Kaun (unknown episodes)
Franz Waxman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Meredith M. Nicholson (68 episodes, 1964-1966)
Robert Hoffman (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Fred Mandl (17 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lloyd Ahern (2 episodes, 1963)

George J. Folsey (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Walter Hannemann (18 episodes, 1963-1967)
Marston Fay (13 episodes, 1963-1966)
Robert L. Swanson (12 episodes, 1964-1966)
Jerry Young (11 episodes, 1963-1964)
James Ballas (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard Cahoon (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jodie Copelan (6 episodes, 1967)
John Post (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Larry Heath (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (37 episodes, 1965-1967)

Kerwin Coughlin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Claudio Guzmán (1 episode, 1963)
 
Series Art Direction by
Serge Krizman (38 episodes, 1963-1965)
James Dowell Vance (18 episodes, 1965-1967)
James Hulsey (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sandy Grace (73 episodes, 1963-1967)
 
Series Costume Design by
Edward McDermott (unknown episodes)
Bob Wolfe (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jack Wilson .... makeup artist (46 episodes, 1964-1967)
Lynn Burke .... hairdresser / hair stylist (43 episodes, 1963-1966)
Walter Schenk .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1963-1964)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jean Austin .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1967)

Lavaughn Speer .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Fred Ahern .... production manager (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
John Elizalde .... post-production supervisor (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
Arthur Fellows .... in charge of production (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Adrian Samish .... in charge of production (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bud Brill .... unit production manager (19 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Rubin .... second assistant director (33 episodes, 1965-1967)
Read Killgore .... second assistant director / assistant director (21 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lloyd Allen .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1963-1965)
Lou Place .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
Paul Wurtzel .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack Barry .... second assistant director / assistant director (14 episodes, 1964-1966)
Phil Cook .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Shanks .... second assistant director / assistant director (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Wesley J. McAfee .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1964-1965)

Russ Haverick .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
David Salven .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Don Smith .... property master / property manager (39 episodes, 1963-1967)
Irving W. Sindler .... property master / property manager (33 episodes, 1963-1967)
 
Series Sound Department
John K. Kean .... production sound mixer / production mixer / ... (71 episodes, 1963-1967)
Chuck Overhulser .... sound editor (70 episodes, 1963-1967)
Clem Portman .... sound re-recordist / sound re-recording mixer / ... (41 episodes, 1963-1966)
Eddie Campbell .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1966)

Chuck Perry .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Thol Simonson .... special effects (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (2 episodes, 1965)

Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Dial .... stunt double: David Janssen (unknown episodes)
Bill Hickman .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Troy Melton .... stunt double: David Janssen (unknown episodes)
Fred Stromsoe .... stunt double: David Janssen (unknown episodes)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt double: David Janssen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Vaughn Ashen .... chief electrician (52 episodes, 1964-1967)
Joseph A. August Jr. .... second camera operator / second cameraman / ... (38 episodes, 1963-1966)
Edward E. Nugent .... second camera operator / second cameraman (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ray Rich .... key grip (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Potevin .... chief electrician (18 episodes, 1963-1964)
Richard A. Kelley .... first assistant camera / second camera operator (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elmer Ellsworth .... costume supervisor (34 episodes, 1963-1966)
Edward McDermott .... costume supervisor (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bob Wolfe .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 1963)

George Herrington .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Karlice Hinson .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Stephen Lodge .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carl Barth .... editorial coordinator / editorial consultant (42 episodes, 1964-1967)
Tom Neff Jr. .... assistant film editor / assistant editor (22 episodes, 1963-1967)
Harry Kaye .... assistant film editor / assistant editor (13 episodes, 1964-1967)
John Shouse .... assistant film editor / assistant editor (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
John Post .... assistant editor / assistant film editor (8 episodes, 1963-1964)
Martin Fox .... assistant film editor (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Orven Schanzer .... assistant film editor (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Anthony Friedman .... assistant film editor (4 episodes, 1966)
Carl Mahakian .... assistant film editor / assistant editor (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
O. Nicholas Brown .... assistant film editor (3 episodes, 1967)

Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Ken Wilhoit .... music supervisor (73 episodes, 1963-1967)
Dominic Frontiere .... composer: additional music / composer: stock music (3 episodes, 1964-1966)

John Elizalde .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Ted Roberts .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver: cast / driver (9 episodes, 1963-1967)
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Other crew
John Conwell .... assistant to producer / assistant to executive producer (74 episodes, 1963-1967)
Arthur Fellows .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to the executive producer (48 episodes, 1963-1966)
Kenneth Gilbert .... script supervisor (36 episodes, 1965-1967)
Duane Toler .... script supervisor (26 episodes, 1963-1964)
Bud Brill .... location manager (17 episodes, 1965-1966)
Richard Chaffee .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1964-1965)

Billy Vernon .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
51 min (120 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White (seasons 1-3) | Color (season 4)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-18 (2007) (DVD) (self applied)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The show was so popular that a German magazine wanted to stage a contest in which David Janssen would be stalked by its readers through the streets of Berlin.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:The Fugitive, a QM Production, starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent victim of blind justice, falsely convicted for the murder of his wife, reprieved by fate when a train wreck freed him en route to the death house; freed him to hide in lonely desperation, to change his identity, to toil at many jobs; freed him to search for a one-armed man he saw leave the scene of the crime; freed him to run before the relentless pursuit of the police lieutenant obsessed with his capture.See more »
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FAQ

In how many episodes does Lt. Gerard appear?
Does Kimble commit crimes in his travels? Does Gerard?
In how many episodes does the one armed man appear?
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A classic drama, 2 March 2001
Author: 4-Kane from Arlington, MA

'The Fugitive' is a classic dramatic series I watch whenever I have an opportunity. David Janssen was (and still is) the best Dr. Richard Kimble (sorry Mr. Ford and Daly!). Barry Morse was equally effective as Lt. Philip Gerard, the man obsessed with capturing our hero. This classic lasted four years and 120 episodes. (The real reason I watch this show is because some of its elements would be later used in 'The Incredible Hulk,' which is my all-time favorite episodic TV series.)

Of course, the character of Richard Kimble was loosely inspired by Dr. Sam Sheppard. The major difference was that while Dr. Richard Kimble spent four years chasing the real killer (a one-armed man) of his wife Helen, Dr. Sheppard spent ten years in jail for the 1954 murder of his wife Marilyn.

It might be interesting to note that when Dr. Sheppard was acquitted in a second trial in November of 1966, 'The Fugitive,' which was then in the middle of its fourth season, began to slip in the ratings. For this reason, the producers were smart not to wait for the ax to fall and risk having the series cancelled without doing a finale.

"The Judgment," the two-hour series finale, aired in the summer of 1967. After four years of chasing and being chased, Kimble finally catches up with Fred Johnson, the one-armed man, who admits to having been Helen's real killer. He is then shot and killed by Lt. Gerard, who saves Kimble in the process.

While the finale was weak in some respects, it was generally a fitting conclusion to the 'Fugitive' series. Of course, it was also one of the highest rated TV finales of all-time.

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