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"Daktari" (1966) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1966-1969

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Release Date:
11 January 1966 (USA) See more »
The wild jungle fills with action as an animal M.D. tries to tame it. Marshall Thompson stars. In color. See more »
Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 37)

Marshall Thompson ... Dr. Marsh Tracy / ... (89 episodes, 1966-1969)

Cheryl Miller ... Paula Tracy (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
Judy the Chimpanzee ... Judy (88 episodes, 1966-1969)
Clarence ... Lion / ... (88 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hari Rhodes ... Mike Makula / ... (85 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hedley Mattingly ... District Officer Hedley / ... (77 episodes, 1966-1969)

Yale Summers ... Jack Dane (74 episodes, 1966-1968)

Series Directed by
Paul Landres (38 episodes, 1966-1968)
John Florea (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Andrew Marton (7 episodes, 1966)
Dick Moder (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Otto Lang (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Malvin Wald (15 episodes, 1966-1968)
Ted Herbert (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Clark (8 episodes, 1966-1968)
Lawrence L. Goldman (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Lees (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jack Jacobs (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stanley H. Silverman (3 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Lewin (3 episodes, 1966)
John Hogan (3 episodes, 1968)
Richard Carlson (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
S.S. Schweitzer (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Meyer Dolinsky (2 episodes, 1966)
D.D. Oldland (2 episodes, 1966)
Alan Caillou (2 episodes, 1967)
Alf Harris (2 episodes, 1967)
Richard Tuber (2 episodes, 1967)
Art Arthur (1 episode, 1966)
Ivan Tors (1 episode, 1966)

Series Produced by
Ralph Helfer .... producer / associate producer (88 episodes, 1966-1969)
Ivan Tors .... executive producer (43 episodes, 1966-1968)
Leonard B. Kaufman .... producer (42 episodes, 1966-1968)

Harry Redmond Jr. .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Shelly Manne (1 episode, 1968)

Henry Vars (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Fred Mandl (9 episodes, 1966-1968)

William A. Fraker (unknown episodes)
Paul Ivano (unknown episodes)
Richard Moore (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
John B. Woelz (1 episode, 1968)

George Hively (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Harry Redmond Jr. .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 1968)
Bob Scrivner .... production manager (1 episode, 1968)
Gordon Zahler .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1968)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Coblenz .... second assistant director (18 episodes, 1966)

Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Max Pittman .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Robert Glenn .... supervising sound editor (18 episodes, 1966)
Gordon Zahler .... post-production sound supervisor (9 episodes, 1967-1968)

Jim Bullock .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Overbeck .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Toni Helfer .... stunt double: Cheryl Miller (2 episodes, 1966)

Bill Raymond .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Vidor .... first assistant camera (12 episodes, 1968)
Michael D. O'Shea .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 1967)

Doug Byers .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
James Potter .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 1966)
Series Music Department
Shelly Manne .... composer: theme music (46 episodes, 1966-1968)
Herbert Doerfel .... orchestrator (18 episodes, 1966)
Henry Vars .... composer: theme music (18 episodes, 1966)
Series Other crew
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] (89 episodes, 1966-1969)
Toni Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] (2 episodes, 1966)

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60 min (89 episodes) | Argentina:60 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Cheryl Miller got along fantastically with Clarence and all the other animals that she came across during the series.See more »
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful Series, 10 April 2001
Author: Fresh Prince from London

It's been a while since I watched any episodes, but they are unmissable any time they're on TV, you gotta watch it.

Humorous, funny, interesting, learning, and sight seeing - these great adventures of our wild life preservation heroes will keep occupied the youngest & people of all ages.

You gotta love wicked chimp Judy, and cross-eyed lion Clarence in his almost child like form of pet lion.

And there's Jack & wonderful Paula, helping Dr. March in his efforts, it's just great show, many adventures :)

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