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24 September 1969 (USA) See more »
Located in the Los Angeles area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 273)

James Daly ... Dr. Paul Lochner (171 episodes, 1969-1976)

Chad Everett ... Dr. Joe Gannon (170 episodes, 1969-1976)
Chris Hutson ... Nurse Courtland / ... (114 episodes, 1969-1976)

Series Directed by
Vincent Sherman (25 episodes, 1969-1976)
Earl Bellamy (22 episodes, 1969-1976)
Paul Stanley (14 episodes, 1971-1975)
Murray Golden (10 episodes, 1970-1975)
Michael Caffey (10 episodes, 1971-1974)
Charles S. Dubin (7 episodes, 1969-1972)
Daniel Petrie (7 episodes, 1969-1971)
Harvey Hart (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Richard Benedict (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
Joseph Pevney (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
Lee Philips (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Robert Douglas (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael O'Herlihy (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
Al C. Ward (3 episodes, 1971-1976)
Leo Penn (2 episodes, 1969-1972)
Chad Everett (2 episodes, 1971-1976)
Series Writing credits
Al C. Ward (171 episodes, 1969-1976)
Frank Glicksman (170 episodes, 1969-1976)
Don Brinkley (27 episodes, 1969-1976)
Barry Oringer (13 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jack Guss (12 episodes, 1973-1976)
Stephen Kandel (9 episodes, 1971-1975)
Oliver Crawford (8 episodes, 1969-1974)
Robert M. Young (7 episodes, 1970-1972)
Martin Roth (7 episodes, 1973-1975)
Howard Dimsdale (6 episodes, 1974-1976)
Shimon Wincelberg (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Andy Lewis (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert J. Shaw (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dick Nelson (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Anthony Lawrence (3 episodes, 1970)
Jackson Gillis (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Karl Tunberg (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
John W. Bloch (2 episodes, 1970)
John Meredyth Lucas (2 episodes, 1971)
Rita Lakin (2 episodes, 1975)

Barbara Avedon (unknown episodes)
Barbara Corday (unknown episodes)
Jerry de Bono (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Frank Glicksman .... executive producer / producer (17 episodes, 1969-1976)
Al C. Ward .... producer / executive producer (16 episodes, 1969-1976)
Mel Epstein .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Don Brinkley .... producer (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Series Original Music by
John Carl Parker (11 episodes, 1972-1975)
George Romanis (7 episodes, 1969-1975)
Arthur Morton (3 episodes, 1969-1973)
Nelson Riddle (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Alexander Courage (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Philip Springer (2 episodes, 1970)

Harry V. Lojewski (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Edward R. Plante (5 episodes, 1969-1973)
Series Film Editing by
Harry V. Knapp (3 episodes, 1969-1973)
William B. Gulick (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Series Casting by
Gary Shaffer (6 episodes, 1970-1975)
Series Art Direction by
Marvin Summerfield (7 episodes, 1969-1975)
George W. Davis (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Set Decoration by
Don Greenwood Jr. (7 episodes, 1969-1975)
Robert R. Benton (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Costume Design by
Pat Barto (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
John Truwe .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
June Miggins .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Series Production Management
Herbert F. Solow .... executive in charge of production (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Mel Epstein .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1970-1975)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... dga trainee (4 episodes, 1970)
Gary LaPoten .... assistant director trainee (4 episodes, 1974)
James A. Rosenberger .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Donald C. Klune .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Carl 'Major' Roup .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1973-1974)

Craig Huston .... dga trainee (unknown episodes, 1972)
Skip Surguine .... dga trainee / second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1973-1974)
Wally Jones .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1973)
John Slosser .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1974-1975)
William S. Beasley .... d.g.a. assistant director trainee (unknown episodes, 1974)
Series Art Department
Walter Wall .... property master (3 episodes, 1973-1975)

August Spadifore .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Hal Watkins .... sound (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
Michael J. Kohut .... sound (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Charles R. Young .... assistant camera / camera operator (158 episodes, 1969-1976)
John Reynolds .... lighting technician (24 episodes, 1975)
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (23 episodes, 1969-1970)

Doug Byers .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Hank Forester .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Til Gabani .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Bill Phillips .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gene Murray .... costumer: men (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Pat Barto .... costumer: women (2 episodes, 1973-1975)

Frances Harrison Hays .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Paul Saragusa .... set costumer: men (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
John D. Dunning .... supervising film editor (1 episode, 1969)
Series Music Department
Lalo Schifrin .... composer: theme music (170 episodes, 1969-1976)
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 1969-1975)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Series Other crew
Walter D. Dishell .... medical advisor (7 episodes, 1969-1975)
Don Brinkley .... story consultant (3 episodes, 1973)
Jack Guss .... story consultant (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Pat Miller .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

Jean Lippman .... script supervisor (unknown episodes, 1969-1973)

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60 min (170 episodes)
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Medical Center: 1969-1976, 21 December 2009
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

By the late 1960's,two brilliant medical shows made their debut on network television during the year of 1969. The other was "Marcus Welby,MD" for ABC,and the other great medical drama was "Medical Center" that was on CBS.

"Medical Center" was one of the great drama shows that premiered in the late 1960's,and continue onward toward that streak during the early and mid-1970's. The show was a CBS-TV staple for the seven years that it was on the air from September 24, 1969 until September 6, 1976. Produced by Frank Glicksman under executive producer Herbert F. Solow,the show focus on the medical happenings that were conducted at a large general hospital complex that was part of a large university campus(actually the University of California Medical Center at Los Angeles). Dr. Paul Lochner(James Daly)was the head chief of staff who was an experienced,professional,compassionate man who was very knowledgeable in the field of medicine and science.

His assistant,Dr. Joesph Gannon(Chad Everett)was the young professor of surgery and the close friend and colleague of Dr. Lochner. Dr. Gannon was also the head director of the student health services department which became an appropriate post for a young physician who could identify closely with the students and their problems not only within the medical establishment,but Dr. Gannon was also a liaison for those who needed his assistance outside the medical establishment. For the seven seasons that this show was on the air,"Medical Center" established some great acting and riveting drama for this series and it shows in some of the episodes that were woven into the personal and private lives of the doctors not to mention the medical stories of the doctors and their patients,as well as others to whom they came in contact with,when was the fuel for this series which in some episodes had explicit subject matter that was unheard of for a television series during the late 1960's and early 1970's. "Medical Center" push the envelope further and when into more depth then any other medical show before it,and then some.

The team of Gannon and Lochner embodied the youth versus experience tension which seems was the necessary ingredient element of every medical show back then,and the element worked here with the sheer brilliance of Chad Everett,who delivered his performances with astonishment and charm which made this show one of the most watched series of the early 1970's,not to mention cracking the top ten Nielsens during its seven year run. The guest star roster for "Medical Center" was basically a who's who of Hollywood's best ranging from Jodie Foster to Richard Thomas,Vic Morrow,Cyd Charisse,David Cassidy,Michael Douglas to Joanna Cameron,Martin E. Brooks,O.J. Simpson,and even Robert Reed that produced over 170 episodes,was a television staple during its day.

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