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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
17 September 1965 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations See more »
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Leigh Chapman, Actress and Screenwriter, Dies at 75
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Cast

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Robert Conrad ... James T. West / ... (104 episodes, 1965-1969)

Ross Martin ... Artemus Gordon (104 episodes, 1965-1969)
Whitey Hughes ... Henchman / ... (47 episodes, 1966-1969)
Dick Cangey ... Henchman / ... (46 episodes, 1966-1969)
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Series Directed by
Irving J. Moore (26 episodes, 1965-1969)
Alan Crosland Jr. (11 episodes, 1965-1968)
Marvin J. Chomsky (11 episodes, 1967-1969)
Robert Sparr (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Charles R. Rondeau (4 episodes, 1967-1969)
James B. Clark (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Mike Moder (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Richard Donner (3 episodes, 1966)
Michael Caffey (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Alex Nicol (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Richard C. Sarafian (2 episodes, 1965)
Don Taylor (2 episodes, 1965)
William Witney (2 episodes, 1965)
Edward Dein (2 episodes, 1966)
Lee H. Katzin (2 episodes, 1966)
Ralph Senensky (2 episodes, 1966)
Gunnar Hellström (2 episodes, 1967)
Bernard McEveety (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Garrison (104 episodes, 1965-1969)
Henry Sharp (10 episodes, 1965-1968)
John Kneubuhl (8 episodes, 1965-1967)
Earl Barret (7 episodes, 1966-1969)
Robert C. Dennis (7 episodes, 1966-1969)
Ken Kolb (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ken Pettus (7 episodes, 1967-1969)
Leigh Chapman (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert E. Kent (5 episodes, 1967-1969)
Calvin Clements Jr. (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Edward J. Lakso (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Paul Playdon (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Oliver Crawford (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Richard H. Landau (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Preston Wood (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jackson Gillis (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Michael Edwards (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Shimon Wincelberg (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Kevin DeCourcey (2 episodes, 1966)
Donn Mullally (2 episodes, 1966)
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Peter G. Robinson (2 episodes, 1967)
Ron Silverman (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Leonard Katzman .... associate producer (90 episodes, 1965-1969)
Bruce Lansbury .... producer (69 episodes, 1966-1969)
Michael Garrison .... producer / executive producer (36 episodes, 1965-1967)
Joe Kirby .... assistant producer (25 episodes, 1968-1969)
Fred Freiberger .... producer (10 episodes, 1965)
Richard H. Landau .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1965)
Philip Leacock .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
John Mantley .... producer (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gene L. Coon .... producer (6 episodes, 1966)
Bruce Fowler Jr. .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1965)
Collier Young .... producer (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Markowitz (29 episodes, 1965-1967)
Russell Garcia (27 episodes, 1965-1966)
Richard Shores (14 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jack Pleis (9 episodes, 1967-1969)
Harry Geller (5 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Drasnin (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Prince (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Morton Stevens (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ted Voigtlander (55 episodes, 1965-1967)
Edward R. Plante (28 episodes, 1967-1969)
Richard L. Rawlings (19 episodes, 1967-1969)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alan Jaggs (36 episodes, 1965-1969)
Grant K. Smith (19 episodes, 1965-1967)
Frank Capacchione (14 episodes, 1967-1969)
Byron Chudnow (14 episodes, 1967-1969)
Robert Sparr (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gene Fowler Jr. (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (3 episodes, 1965)
Ellsworth Hoagland (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Casting by
James Lister (33 episodes, 1965-1966)
William J. Kenney (19 episodes, 1968-1969)
Edward F. Rhine (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ethel Winant (15 episodes, 1966-1968)
Al Onorato (12 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Art Direction by
Albert Heschong (49 episodes, 1965-1967)
William Craig Smith (45 episodes, 1967-1969)
Raymond Beal (4 episodes, 1966)
Robert Crawley Sr. (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gibson Holley (3 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ray Molyneaux (103 episodes, 1965-1969)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jack Muhs (31 episodes, 1967-1969)
Vou Lee Giokaris (20 episodes, 1968-1969)
Paula Giokaris (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ken Chase .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1968-1969)
Don Schoenfeld .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Production Management
Cy Brooskin .... unit production manager (27 episodes, 1965-1966)
Mike Moder .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sam Manners .... unit production manager (15 episodes, 1968-1969)
Christopher N. Seiter .... unit production manager (10 episodes, 1968-1969)
Lee H. Katzin .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles R. Scott Jr. .... assistant director (37 episodes, 1966-1969)
Les Sheldon .... second assistant director (32 episodes, 1966-1967)
Mike Moder .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
Christopher Seitz .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
Rowe Wallerstein .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gordon A. Webb .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
John W. Rogers .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Al Kraus .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Norman August .... second assistant director / assistant director (4 episodes, 1965)
Dick Gallegly .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1965)
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1968)
Leonard Katzman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1965)

William Girdler .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Craig Binkley .... leadman (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Michael Baugh .... set designer (5 episodes, 1965)
Arthur Friedrich .... property master (3 episodes, 1965)

Allan Gordon .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
James M. George .... stunt double: Robert Conrad / stunt double: Perry Lopez / ... (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Whitey Hughes .... stunt double: J.S. Johnson / stunt double: Melinda Plowman / ... (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Red West .... stunt double: John Van Dreelen / stunt double: Ken Swofford (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Jimmie Booth .... stunt double: John Abbott / stunt driver: Robert Conrad and Ross Martin (2 episodes, 1967-1968)

Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 1965)

Tony Van Renterghem .... assistant camera: IATSE (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Muhs .... costumer / costumes: mens (13 episodes, 1967-1969)
Paula Giokaris .... costumer / costumes: womens (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Vou Lee Giokaris .... costumer (5 episodes, 1967-1969)

Frank Delmar .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Richard Markowitz .... composer: theme music / conductor / ... (66 episodes, 1965-1969)
Morton Stevens .... music supervisor / composer: stock music (32 episodes, 1966-1969)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (28 episodes, 1965-1966)
Martin L. Klein .... music supervisor (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jack Pleis .... conductor (9 episodes, 1967-1969)
Robert Drasnin .... conductor / music conductor (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Harry Geller .... conductor / music conductor (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Other crew
Henry Sharp .... story consultant / story editor (72 episodes, 1966-1969)
Joe Kirby .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (60 episodes, 1966-1969)
Preston Wood .... story consultant / story editor (13 episodes, 1965-1966)
Don Leonard .... assistant to producer (10 episodes, 1965)
Herbert DuFine .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producers (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gene Fowler Jr. .... production associate (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Koenig .... story consultant (5 episodes, 1966)
Leonard Katzman .... production associate (3 episodes, 1965)
Mark Weingart .... story editor (3 episodes, 1965)
Harry Harvey Jr. .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1966)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. (2 episodes, 1967)
 

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50 min (104 episodes)
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Robert Conrad did all his own "fight choreography", including the stunts, until he almost killed himself when one of them backfired.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Throughout the series various characters mispronounce "cavalry" as "calvary", confusing a pair of near-homonyms with Latin origins. Cavalry means soldiers on horseback. Calvary means an object shaped like a skull. The most (in)famous "place of the skull" (Calvariae Locus in Latin) was a Jerusalem landmark where convicts such as Jesus Christ were crucified during Roman Empire times.See more »
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
The One & Only Wild Wild West, 17 April 2005
Author: getyourdander from United States

This is it, & it will never happen again. This is a wild west with great acting chemistry, & the best stunt work in the history of television. This series had it all.

Gordon always has different roles. West usually got caught in at least 1 cliff-hanger in every episode. Lots of super villains and wild women kept things moving. Special effects were most often good & gadgets that would make sense or sometimes non-sense.

Michael Dunn as Dr. Loveless is often pointed out as a great villain & he was, with Richard Kiel early on as his aide Voltaire, & always with a good looking woman on his side though sometimes West would make them change their side. Loveless would always do the impossible to boot. Wish Michael Dunn could have found more roles in his life.

The rest of the guest villains were a veritable who's who of talent. Harvey Korman, Agnes Moorhead, Orsen Welles, Harold Gould, Burgess Meredith, and others. When the talent did not match the villain, the plot would still wrinkle it for the viewer to enjoy plenty of action.

Fred Friedberger, Gene L Coon, both who worked with Gene Roddenbury on the original Star Trek series worked behind the cameras on this show too. Trekies take note, there are several common themes used on Star Trek & on this series including Michael Dunn who did a guest shot on Star Trek. James T Kirk's fight stunts were NBC's answer to James Wests. John Mantley who did a lot of Gun Smoke work with James Arness did some episodes of Wild Wild West too.

I wish they could still make a show like this. Doubt there are enough talented stunt men around today, & without Conrad, Martin, & Dunn, the talent pool has gotten too shallow. Enjoy this series, there is only one and it will never be better.

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