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Release Date:
19 September 1965 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
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It's back..and on the Americas Network! (formally the Good Life Network) See more (16 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 625)

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Inspector Lewis Erskine (241 episodes, 1965-1974)
Philip Abbott ... Arthur Ward (219 episodes, 1965-1974)
Marvin Miller ... Narrator / ... (168 episodes, 1966-1974)
William Reynolds ... Special Agent Tom Colby / ... (156 episodes, 1966-1974)
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Series Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel (37 episodes, 1969-1974)
Don Medford (32 episodes, 1965-1974)
Jesse Hibbs (28 episodes, 1966-1970)
William Hale (17 episodes, 1967-1971)
Ralph Senensky (16 episodes, 1966-1972)
Christian Nyby (15 episodes, 1965-1967)
Robert Douglas (13 episodes, 1967-1974)
Robert Day (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Philip Abbott (8 episodes, 1970-1974)
Gene Nelson (7 episodes, 1967-1970)
William A. Graham (6 episodes, 1965)
Seymour Robbie (6 episodes, 1971-1974)
Paul Wendkos (5 episodes, 1966)
Earl Bellamy (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
William Wiard (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lewis Allen (3 episodes, 1966-1968)
Michael O'Herlihy (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Carl Barth (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Walter Grauman (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
George McCowan (2 episodes, 1968)
Nicholas Webster (2 episodes, 1971)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Arnold Laven (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Philip Leacock (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Marc Daniels (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Writing credits
Mark Rodgers (31 episodes, 1965-1974)
Robert Heverly (30 episodes, 1968-1973)
Mark Weingart (15 episodes, 1967-1973)
Gerald Sanford (13 episodes, 1966-1972)
Norman Jolley (12 episodes, 1965-1971)
Don Brinkley (11 episodes, 1965-1971)
Charles Larson (11 episodes, 1965-1969)
Ed Waters (11 episodes, 1971-1973)
Robert M. Young (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
Calvin Clements Sr. (7 episodes, 1972-1974)
Robert Leslie Bellem (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
Anthony Spinner (6 episodes, 1966-1970)
Andy Lewis (6 episodes, 1966-1969)
Norman Lessing (5 episodes, 1965-1973)
David W. Rintels (5 episodes, 1965-1970)
E. Arthur Kean (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Warren Duff (5 episodes, 1969-1972)
Jack Turley (4 episodes, 1969-1973)
Dick Nelson (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert C. Dennis (3 episodes, 1967-1973)
Robert I. Holt (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
John D.F. Black (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Paul Schneider (3 episodes, 1968)
Robert W. Lenski (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ron Bishop (2 episodes, 1966-1971)
Robert J. Shaw (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Leonard Kantor (2 episodes, 1966)
Daniel B. Ullman (2 episodes, 1966)
John W. Bloch (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Barry Oringer (2 episodes, 1968-1973)
Peter Allan Fields (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Albert Aley (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Arthur Heinemann (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Soderberg (2 episodes, 1968)
Benjamin Masselink (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Irv Pearlberg (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard H. Landau (2 episodes, 1974)
S.S. Schweitzer (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Quinn Martin .... executive producer (221 episodes, 1965-1974)
Adrian Samish .... supervising producer (131 episodes, 1968-1974)
Charles Larson .... producer (114 episodes, 1965-1969)
Mark Weingart .... associate producer (103 episodes, 1968-1972)
Philip Saltzman .... producer (103 episodes, 1969-1973)
Norman Jolley .... associate producer (68 episodes, 1965-1967)
Robert Heverly .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Mark Rodgers .... associate producer (18 episodes, 1967-1968)
Anthony Spinner .... producer (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper (23 episodes, 1965-1966)
Richard Markowitz (15 episodes, 1965-1972)
Sidney Cutner (14 episodes, 1966-1970)
Duane Tatro (10 episodes, 1968-1972)
John Elizalde (5 episodes, 1968-1971)
Willard Jones (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Leo Arnaud (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Cinematography by
William W. Spencer (146 episodes, 1965-1973)
Robert C. Moreno (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack Swain (11 episodes, 1970-1971)
Andrew J. McIntyre (5 episodes, 1966)
Fred Mandl (4 episodes, 1970)
Robert J. Bronner (3 episodes, 1966)
William T. Cline (3 episodes, 1967)
Robert Hoffman (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marston Fay (63 episodes, 1966-1972)
Jodie Copelan (39 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jerry Young (27 episodes, 1965-1970)
Thomas Neff (23 episodes, 1965-1970)
Donald Hoskinson (14 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ray Daniels (3 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Casting by
Bert Remsen (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Y. Haman (206 episodes, 1965-1974)
Dale Hennesy (11 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Hoyle Barrett (196 episodes, 1965-1974)
 
Series Makeup Department
Dan Greenway .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1965-1967)
William Turner .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Production Management
Arthur Fellows .... in charge of production / executive in charge of production (186 episodes, 1966-1974)
Dick Gallegly .... production manager / unit production manager (142 episodes, 1966-1973)
Howard P. Alston .... production manager / executive production manager (121 episodes, 1965-1974)
Adrian Samish .... executive in charge of production / in charge of production (56 episodes, 1966-1968)
Wilbur Mosier .... unit production manager (38 episodes, 1967-1968)
Glenn Cook .... unit production manager / post-production supervisor (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
Walter Coblenz .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Elizalde .... post-production supervisor (22 episodes, 1965-1967)
Paul Wurtzel .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1968-1973)
Ben Chapman .... production manager (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Wurtzel .... assistant director (72 episodes, 1965-1973)
Phil Cook .... assistant director (60 episodes, 1966-1973)
Carl Barth .... second unit director / assistant director (29 episodes, 1967-1972)
David Whorf .... assistant director / first assistant director (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
David Hawks .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Cunningham .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Daley .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1967)
Donald Roberts .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1967)
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Russell Llewellyn .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
William McGarry .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1968)
Charles R. Scott Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1973)

Craig Huston .... trainee assistant director (unknown episodes)
Wilbur Mosier .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Robert Rubin .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
William L. Stevenson .... sound effects editor (9 episodes, 1965-1967)
Francis E. Stahl .... production mixer / production sound mixer (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
William A. Phillips .... sound effects editor (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
Robert B. Lee .... production sound mixer / production mixer (3 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts / stunt double / ... (10 episodes, 1965-1974)
Larry Holt .... stunts (8 episodes, 1968-1974)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (4 episodes, 1973)

Bill Catching .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Loren Janes .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Paul McWilliams .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Regina Parton .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
David Sharpe .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dean Smith .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Glen Bird .... chief electrician (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
John F. Baron .... chief electrician (3 episodes, 1967)
George Bennett .... chief electrician (2 episodes, 1966)

Paul Jacobsen .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1966)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edward McDermott .... wardrobe supervisor (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carl Barth .... editorial coordinator (29 episodes, 1965-1967)
Richard K. Brockway .... editorial supervisor (6 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ray Daniels .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
John Loeffler .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bob Piercy .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Donald Hoskinson .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1966-1967)

Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: theme music / composer: series theme / ... (198 episodes, 1965-1974)
Ken Wilhoit .... music editor / music supervisor (77 episodes, 1970-1974)
John Elizalde .... music supervisor / composer: stock music (76 episodes, 1968-1973)
Dominic Frontiere .... conductor / music conductor (61 episodes, 1965-1967)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ted Roberts .... music editor (12 episodes, 1965-1967)
Richard Markowitz .... composer: stock music (6 episodes, 1967-1971)
Joe Tuley .... music editor (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation dispatcher (26 episodes, 1971-1972)
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Other crew
John Conwell .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producer / ... (218 episodes, 1965-1974)
Robert Heverly .... story consultant (76 episodes, 1969-1972)
Mark Rodgers .... story consultant (38 episodes, 1966-1967)
Arthur Fellows .... assistant to executive producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
John D. Craig .... technical advisor (31 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gerald Sanford .... story consultant (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Leslie Bellem .... story consultant (25 episodes, 1965-1966)
Harry Fried .... story editor (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Maharis .... location manager (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Arthur Weingarten .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Thanks
J. Edgar Hoover .... appreciation to (4 episodes, 1970)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (239 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
For this series, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., was provided with an FBI identification card that had a recent photograph of him, fingerprints from his Army service, and an identification number that was only one digit less than a genuine number.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
F.B.I. ThemeSee more »

FAQ

Who was/were Erskine's partners?
What does an F.B.I inspector inspect?
Did Erskine have a family?
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
It's back..and on the Americas Network! (formally the Good Life Network), 7 December 2003
Author: lambiepie-2 from Los Angeles, CA

This is one of those series that raised the "Lost" generation, and that was my generation.

I was watching this program when I was 5 years old and I swore I was going to grow up to work for the F.B.I. -- that's how wonderful and influential this program was.

I learned what kidnapping, extortion, drug traffic etc., all of it was...and I knew what the consequences were if you did it..and I wanted to be a part of the team of folks to put these guys/gals out of business.

Not a lot of special effects, this Quinn Martin series relied on story..and told the story well. If I remember my "Media 101" from college, I believe the FBI was part of the "Ben Brady" programming touch...Ben Brady brought A LOT of ground breaking stories to television including the first prime time soap opera, "Peyton Place"..which we all knew made stars out of many. This is what made this series, the FBI, captivating..and dare I say..."Patrotic".

This was Washington, DC, the Nation's Capitol back in the day....where the FBI was respected and looked upon to perform duties we the layman knew nothing about. But hey, I'm only 5 years old watching this...so besides that, what got me hooked was how "cool" Det. Erskin was!

He had a convertible RED Mustang!!! He would travel the world, take out the criminals...and then at the end cruise Washington, DC in a RED CONVERTABLE MUSTANG!!! And...end up at his Washington, DC Brownstone!! I mean, how cool of a job was THAT?!?!?!

Erskin had a lot of cool American made cars (well, back then they were American made), and let me just say, the theme music was one of the best themes there was. I dare anyone out there to say that that orchestration does not make your heart swell with American pride. Well...it did make mine. Still does, when I hear it.

This IS still one of the great series and even today, TV shows with the FBI cannot touch the stories of this one. As a fellow poster wrote: Hawaii 5-0 is just as classic as this..and when I think of the better crime series for my generation (and with the best theme songs ever written for TV!!!) : The Mod Squad, Hawaii 5-0, Mission Impossible, The FBI is one of the bests as well.

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