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"Ironside" (1967) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1967-1975

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Ironside: :  -- Despite having testified for the prosecution, Ironside believes in the innocence of a condemned Vietnam vet.
Ironside: Season 4: Episode 1 -- A lifetime of paraplegia threatens Detective Sergeant Ed Brown (Don Galloway) when he is shot by a sniper. Part 1 of 2.
Ironside: Season 4: Episode 1 -- High drama is focused on Craig Institute when spinal surgery to repair the broken back of Sgt. Ed Brown (Don Galloway) by Dr. William Ritter (guest star Vic Morrow) is interrupted by a threat against the life of the surgeon's daughter.
Ironside: Season 1: Episode 27 -- While investigating a murder, Ironside's aide becomes a suspect.
Ironside: Season 1: Episode 26 -- Detective Sergeant Brown is accused of brutality after a hippie dies of a beating.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
14 September 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The chief of detectives!
Plot:
Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More proof of Raymond Burr's genius See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 441)

Raymond Burr ... Robert T. Ironside / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Don Galloway ... Det. Sgt. Ed Brown / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Don Mitchell ... Mark Sanger / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Barbara Anderson ... Officer Eve Whitfield / ... (105 episodes, 1967-1971)
Elizabeth Baur ... Fran Belding / ... (89 episodes, 1971-1975)
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Series Directed by
Don Weis (57 episodes, 1967-1975)
Don McDougall (15 episodes, 1968-1975)
Russ Mayberry (11 episodes, 1972-1974)
Charles S. Dubin (9 episodes, 1967-1974)
Anton Leader (8 episodes, 1967-1969)
Abner Biberman (8 episodes, 1968-1970)
John Florea (7 episodes, 1969-1971)
Barry Shear (6 episodes, 1968-1974)
Richard A. Colla (4 episodes, 1968-1971)
Richard Benedict (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Daniel Haller (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
David Friedkin (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
James Sheldon (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Leonard Horn (3 episodes, 1968-1972)
James Neilson (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Leslie H. Martinson (3 episodes, 1971)
Jeffrey Hayden (3 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jerry Jameson (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Alvin Ganzer (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ralph Senensky (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jeannot Szwarc (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Allen Reisner (2 episodes, 1969)
Daniel Petrie (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Corey Allen (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
David Lowell Rich (2 episodes, 1970)
Alf Kjellin (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arnold Laven (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
Raymond Burr (2 episodes, 1972)
Christian I. Nyby II (2 episodes, 1972)
Boris Sagal (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Writing credits
Collier Young (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Sy Salkowitz (35 episodes, 1967-1973)
James Doherty (10 episodes, 1973-1975)
William D. Gordon (10 episodes, 1973-1975)
Donn Mullally (8 episodes, 1967-1971)
Irv Pearlberg (6 episodes, 1969-1974)
Frank Telford (6 episodes, 1969-1973)
Don Mankiewicz (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Earll (5 episodes, 1968-1971)
William Douglas Lansford (5 episodes, 1969-1973)
Francine Carroll (5 episodes, 1970-1974)
Max Hodge (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Butler (5 episodes, 1972-1974)
Christopher Trumbo (5 episodes, 1972-1974)
Arthur Weingarten (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Richard H. Landau (4 episodes, 1968-1973)
Norman Katkov (4 episodes, 1968-1970)
David P. Harmon (4 episodes, 1972-1975)
True Boardman (3 episodes, 1967-1974)
Robert Van Scoyk (3 episodes, 1967-1972)
Norman Jolley (3 episodes, 1968-1974)
Bill S. Ballinger (3 episodes, 1968-1972)
Robert Pirosh (3 episodes, 1968-1971)
Sandy Stern (3 episodes, 1970)
Edward DeBlasio (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jimmy Sangster (3 episodes, 1974)
Jeannot Szwarc (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Don Brinkley (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stephen Lord (2 episodes, 1968-1972)
John McGreevey (2 episodes, 1968-1971)
Brad Radnitz (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Carey Wilber (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Brett Halliday (2 episodes, 1968)
Robert Hamner (2 episodes, 1969-1974)
Richard Alan Shapiro (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Irve Tunick (2 episodes, 1969)
Frank Chase (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Stephen J. Cannell (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mark Rodgers (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Michael Fisher (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Adrian Spies (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Mann Rubin (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Judy Burns (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Samuel Roeca (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Robert I. Holt (2 episodes, 1974)
Anthony Lawrence (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Cy Chermak .... executive producer / producer (157 episodes, 1967-1974)
Jeannot Szwarc .... associate producer / producer (53 episodes, 1967-1969)
Douglas Benton .... producer (43 episodes, 1968-1972)
Albert Aley .... producer (36 episodes, 1969-1975)
Jay Benson .... associate producer / producer (30 episodes, 1970-1974)
Joel Rogosin .... executive producer / producer (29 episodes, 1969-1975)
Frank Price .... executive producer (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Winston Miller .... producer (25 episodes, 1969-1972)
Norman Jolley .... producer (16 episodes, 1973-1975)
Paul Mason .... producer (14 episodes, 1968-1969)
Lou Morheim .... producer (11 episodes, 1972-1974)
James Duff McAdams .... producer (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Collier Young .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Choy .... producer (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
David J. O'Connell .... producer (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Original Music by
Oliver Nelson (68 episodes, 1967-1975)
Marty Paich (46 episodes, 1972-1974)
Quincy Jones (12 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Prince (6 episodes, 1974)
Benny Carter (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Billy Goldenberg (3 episodes, 1968-1971)
Elliot Kaplan (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bud Thackery (165 episodes, 1968-1975)
Lionel Lindon (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Margulies (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Ray Flin (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Benjamin H. Kline (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Film Editing by
Edward W. Williams (70 episodes, 1967-1974)
John Elias (22 episodes, 1970-1974)
Douglas Stewart (13 episodes, 1967-1973)
Tony Martinelli (8 episodes, 1968-1971)
Edward Haire (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Howard Epstein (7 episodes, 1969-1975)
Richard M. Sprague (6 episodes, 1967-1973)
Buddy Small (6 episodes, 1968-1974)
Albert J.J. Zúñiga (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Howard Terrill (6 episodes, 1971-1975)
Richard Bracken (5 episodes, 1968-1973)
Larry Lester (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Edward M. Abroms (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert L. Kimble (4 episodes, 1969-1973)
Ronald LaVine (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert F. Shugrue (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jack W. Schoengarth (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Arnold Baker (3 episodes, 1974)
Jean Jacques Berthelot (2 episodes, 1968-1971)
James E. Nownes (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Art Direction by
Loyd S. Papez (180 episodes, 1967-1975)
Howard E. Johnson (5 episodes, 1967)
William D. DeCinces (2 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (78 episodes, 1967-1974)
Joseph Reith (66 episodes, 1967-1970)
James M. Walters Sr. (61 episodes, 1970-1973)
Joseph J. Stone (41 episodes, 1973-1975)
Mickey S. Michaels (15 episodes, 1970)
Bert Allen (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (192 episodes, 1967-1975)
 
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (98 episodes, 1967-1971)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (98 episodes, 1967-1971)
 
Series Production Management
Wilbur Mosier .... unit manager (158 episodes, 1968-1975)
George Lollier .... unit manager (23 episodes, 1967-1968)
Henry Kline .... unit manager (8 episodes, 1967-1973)
Bud Brill .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1967-1974)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian I. Nyby II .... assistant director (40 episodes, 1969-1972)
Gene Law .... assistant director (34 episodes, 1969-1971)
Joe Boston .... assistant director (22 episodes, 1967-1969)
Chuck Lowry .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1973-1975)
Tom Blank .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1973-1975)
James A. Westman .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1971-1973)
Brad H. Aronson .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1973)
James M. Walters Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1968)
Carl Beringer .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Frank Losee .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Chris Christenberry .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1972)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound (136 episodes, 1969-1975)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (29 episodes, 1967-1969)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (23 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunt double: Barbara Anderson (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts / stunt performer: Boxer in the Ring (5 episodes, 1967-1974)

Bob Herron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dean Smith .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Randall Robinson .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (84 episodes, 1967-1970)

Joe Boston .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Quincy Jones .... composer: theme music (187 episodes, 1967-1975)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (84 episodes, 1967-1970)
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (66 episodes, 1972-1975)
Carol Parks .... vocals (2 episodes, 1973)

Billy Goldenberg .... musical cues (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (1 episode, 1968)
Chris Haynes .... production driver (1 episode, 1969)
 
Series Other crew
Robert Benevides .... production executive: Harbour Productions Unlimited (140 episodes, 1969-1975)
Albert Aley .... story editor (78 episodes, 1968-1972)
Leonard H. White .... production executive: Harbour Productions Unlimited (53 episodes, 1967-1969)
Norman Jolley .... story editor (36 episodes, 1972-1974)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Raymond Burr Show" - USA (syndication title)
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Runtime:
60 min (199 episodes)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | New Zealand:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Barbara Anderson left the show after the 1970-1971 season because of a contract dispute.See more »
Quotes:
Robert T. Ironside:I... LIKE... burned toast.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Shot on Shitteo (2014)See more »

FAQ

Whatever happened to the van?
What is the building often seen in each episode that is both home and office of Chief Robert T. Ironside?
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
More proof of Raymond Burr's genius, 14 March 2005
Author: Cue-ball from Austin, Texas

There are precious few actors who can create two successful television characters. More recent examples include Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Richards and Laura Petrie) and Bob Newhart (Bob Hartley and Dick Loudon). In 1966, Burr completed a nine-year run as the most recognizable attorney on television. In 1967, returning to television, his challenge was to create a new character that wouldn't stand in Perry Mason's shadow. The result was Ironside -- a rough, former chief of the San Francisco police forced to retire when an attempted assassination leaves him paralyzed. (The theme music is reprised in "Kill Bill Vol. 1", whenever the Bride flashes back on her paralyzing injuries.) Bob Ironside had none of Perry Mason's polish, frequently spoke without thinking, and enjoyed fast cars as much as he relished good police work. He was given a special task force that included a regular joe beat-cop, Ed Brown (even in the sixties, a more vanilla name was never given a character); a highbrow, educated female detective (Eve Whitfield); and a troubled black youth, Mark Sanger, who was to Ironside what Charlie Young is to President Bartlet on "The West Wing". Instead of the Los Angeles setting of Perry Mason, Ironside was in San Francisco. In addition, while Perry Mason kept the lights on at CBS for nearly a decade, Ironside was a steady performer for NBC for almost as long. The show was an instant critical and commercial success.

I think the reason Ironside is not as popular in reruns now as it was in the late 70s and early 80s is it will always be in the shadow of Mason, and that's a shame. The two shows are not the same, and there are many memorable episodes of Ironside. One in particular features Ironside isolated in his apartment, being stalked by a killer, that always reminded me of the climactic scene in "Rear Window" -- in which the killer was played by Raymond Burr! One of my favorite lines of dialogue, from the pilot, was his ribbing of his female detective: "By all means, ask Detective Whitfield. She's had the benefit of a classical education." That line -- which would never have passed Perry Mason's lips -- is a good sample of Ironside's tone through the series.

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