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Season: 1
Year: 1973 | 1974


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 0: Pilot

17 March 1973
A magician is asked by the mother of a plane-crash victim to check into a possible conspiracy; he discovers that the plane crash was staged.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake / Anthony Dorian
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Joan Caulfield ... Lulu
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson / Jerry Wallace (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi ... Dennis Pomeroy

Kim Hunter ... Nora Cougan

Elizabeth Ashley ... Sally Baker

Barry Sullivan ... Joseph Baker
Allen Case ... Adams

Signe Hasso ... Madam Parga
Robert Mandan ... Mr. Radder
Richard Van Vleet

Anne Lockhart ... Mary Rose Cougan
Jeff Morris ... Crowley
Tol Avery ... Dr. Fryer
Bill Quinn ... Senator
Hollis Irving ... Lady Patron (as Holly Irving)
Arline Anderson ... Marcy
Don Reid ... Lucian Baker (as Don Brit Reid)
Dale Tarter ... Truck Driver
Johnny Haymer ... Headwaiter
Bruce Watson ... Kidnapper #2
Nancy Stephens ... Francine Powers
Edward Knight ... Todd
David Moses ... Cabbie
Michael Clark ... Jim
Griffith Wm. Kadnier ... Traveller in Trouble (uncredited)
Cami Sebring ... Connie (uncredited)
Lorelei Sebring ... Magician's Assistant (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 1: The Manhunters

2 October 1973
Someone is trying to kill Max Pomeroy, Tony Blake's friend. The investigation leads Blake to an alcoholic lady gambler in distress and the plot thickens in a casino.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake / Anthony Dorian
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson / Jerry Wallace (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi ... Dennis Pomeroy

Marlyn Mason ... Diane
Stephen McNally ... Manning Hargrove
Vincent Beck ... Stanley Owens
Scott Walker ... Hit man
Morton C. Thompson ... Driscoll (as Mort Thompson)
Lenore Stevens ... Edith
David Brandon ... Reporter
Marcia Mae Jones ... Rental Car Assistant
Tony Cristino ... Chief Box Man
Sandra Sue Wirth ... Casino Cashier (as Sandra Wirth)
Jerry Quarry ... Al

Season 1, Episode 2: The Vanishing Lady

9 October 1973
When Julie Carter, the singer in Tony Blake's magic opening act and personal friend, is kidnapped in her dressing room, the magician has to race against time to save her.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi ... Dennis Pomeroy

Peter Brown ... Ray Weaver
Amanda McBroom ... Julie Carter
Ramon Bieri ... Lt. Corcoran

John Karlen ... Jim Russel
Lilyan Chauvin ... Anna
Lenore Kasdorf ... Jane Roberts / Scheherazade
Byron Mabe ... Eddie Tarlow
Patty Elder ... Woman Driver
Craig Morton ... Sgt. Drake

Season 1, Episode 3: Illusion in Terror

23 October 1973
A car accident sees Tony Blake's girlfriend Joanna taken by ambulance & soon pronounced dead but the body has vanished. Suspecting foul play, Blake investigates Joanna's past and what he finds endangers his own life.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi ... Dennis Pomeroy

Cameron Mitchell ... Walter C. March / Canfield
Brenda Benet ... Joanna Marsh / Osborne (as Brenda Benét)
Macdonald Carey ... Rich
Thomas A. Geas ... Malcolm Gregorian (as Tom Geas)
Bill Zuckert ... Matt Osborne
Barbara Collentine ... Hannah Osborne
Carleton Young ... Minister
John Pickard ... Sheriff Sturdivant
Jerry Strickler ... Deputy Harold
Claudio Martínez ... Luis Velasquez
Sonja Dunson ... Nurse

Season 1, Episode 4: Lightning on a Dry Day

30 October 1973
A hospital patient is spooked senseless by the fire in one of Tony Blake's charity magic acts. Blake's investigation into the young man's past leads him to a small town riddled with quirky residents.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi ... Dennis Pomeroy

Neville Brand ... Sheriff Platt
Geoffrey Deuel ... Vic Riser

Beah Richards ... Mrs. Thatcher

Mark Hamill ... Ian Keefer
Susan Foster ... Maggie Platt
Frances Reid ... Mrs. Eleanor Gilpin
Quinn K. Redeker ... Dr. Sebring (as Quinn Redeker)
George Wallace ... Steve Yates
Kurt Grayson ... Tom
Leigh Hamilton ... Nurse
Cami Sebring ... Carol (Magician's Assistant) (as Camiey Gwyn Sebring)

Season 1, Episode 5: Ovation for Murder

6 November 1973
During a backyard party where Tony Blake performs, the magician witnesses a Greek man he rescued earlier shoot another man. Blake suspects he was impaired and arranges an elaborate illusion in a hospital to catch the real killer.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)

Jack Kruschen ... Albie Allikolos

Susan Oliver ... Susanna
Walter Brooke ... Orin Conover

Roy Jenson ... Frank Letterman
Wesley Lau ... Captain Gottschalk
Sid Grossfeld ... Ulricht
Dennis Cross ... Guard Colton
John Craig ... Guard Morrison
Eddy C. Dyer ... Guard Troy
Cami Sebring ... Connie (Magician's Assistant) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: Man on Fire

20 November 1973
While arguing with her boyfriend, a woman falls down stairs and dies. The man is coerced into stuffing her body in a trunk and tossing it in a lake. Tony Blake gets involved when bad guys come after his new magic student, the man's son.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Carl Betz ... Paul Ryerson
Lloyd Bochner ... Matt Matthews
Brad David ... Danny Ryerson

Jane Merrow ... Carol Spain / Lorna Hacket / Wilma Druge
Erik Holland ... Gruber
Wayne Heffley ... Sheriff Harris
Miguel Ángel Landa ... Lt. Sanchez (as Miguel Landa)
Barry Cahill ... Browning
Cami Sebring ... Connie (Magician's Assistant) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Lady in a Trap

27 November 1973
Out scuba diving, Tony Blake rescues a ditzy librarian he met earlier whose boyfriend tossed her off his yacht with intention to kill. An old copy of The Machiavelli becomes the pivotal point of Blake's investigation.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake / Anthony Dorian
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson / Jerry Wallace (as Jim Watkins)

Robert Webber ... Zellman
Kristina Holland ... Stacey McGlanahan
William Jordan ... Sheriff R. Sanders
Anthony Eisley ... Ralph Turner
Rob Townsend ... Haney
Brad Trumbull ... Lt. Moore
Tom Denver ... Teddy
Gail Bryant ... Receptionist (as Gail B. Cameron)

Season 1, Episode 8: The Man Who Lost Himself

11 December 1973
A man fleeing pursuers crashes into Tony Blake's stage, sending both of them to the hospital. The man wakes up amnesiac and Blake enlists his friends to help the man recover his memory.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)

Joe Flynn ... Sam / George

Yvonne Craig ... Dr. Zabriskie

George Murdock ... Tim Dunnagan

Hal Williams
Pamela Britton ... Betty Foster
John Milford ... Lubie
Yuki Shimoda ... Father
Russell Thorson
Joseph V. Perry ... Matchek (as Joe Perry)
Johnny Lee ... Grandson
Allen Joseph ... Ticket Seller

Season 1, Episode 9: Nightmare in Steel

18 December 1973
The husband of Tony Blake's clumsy new assistant has been kidnapped and is being forced to commit a crime aboard a large ship. Tony infiltrates the boat with his friends to rescue the man and avert the crime before it's too late.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake / Anthony Dorian
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson / Jerry Wallace (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi ... Dennis Pomeroy

Leif Erickson ... Nicholas Olsen

Christopher Stone ... Gary
Robyn Millan ... Laurie Allmont
J.P. Burns ... Captain
Frank Christi ... Jack
James Driskill ... Foreman (as Jim Driskill)
Bob Herron ... Scuba Diver (as Robert Herron)

Charlie Picerni ... Melton (as Charles Picerni)
Robert Priest ... Schnell
Anne Randall ... Cindy Adams
Glenn R. Wilder ... Purcell

Season 1, Episode 10: Shattered Image

8 January 1974
Tony Blake must protect a little girl who is targeted by her father's former mob associates. In the process, Tony attempts to clear the man's name who himself is on the run, framed for murder.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi ... Dennis Pomeroy
Joseph Campanella ... Frank Mitchell
Ed Gilbert ... Larry Malone
Robert F. Hoy ... Brenner
Wesley Lau ... Captain Gottschalk
Tommy Madden ... Willoughby

Leslie Parrish ... Lydia
Betty Anne Rees ... Malina

Daniel Selby
Tara Talboy ... Paula Mitchell
Walker Edmiston ... Willoughby (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit: Part 1

14 January 1974
Performing at the Magic Castle, Tony Blake notices his ex-girlfriend in the audience, looking distraught. A man behind her is acting strange. Tony invites her onstage and makes her vanish but the bad guy is fast on their trail.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Lassie Lou Ahern ... Emil

John Colicos ... Paul Gunther

L.Q. Jones ... Johnson
Cherie Latimer ... Sharon

Carol Lynley ... Janet Keegan
Joe Maross ... Alan Burke

Lloyd Nolan ... Charles Keegan
Jack Perkins ... Gilbert

Charlie Picerni ... Johnny Kroll (as Charles Picerni)
Joan Shawlee ... Trudy

Season 1, Episode 12: The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit: Part 2

21 January 1974
When his attempt to free his ex-girlfriend from a cell fails, Tony Blake has a confrontation with her ex-mobster father whom he still blames for his failed relationship.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)

John Colicos ... Paul Gunther

Carol Lynley ... Janet Keegan

L.Q. Jones ... Johnson
John Devlin ... Simmons
Eddy Donno ... Lomas (as Eddy Dono)
Wesley Lau ... Captain Gottschalk
Joe Maross ... Alan Burke

Lloyd Nolan ... Charles Keegan
Jack Perkins ... Gilbert

Charlie Picerni ... Johnny Kroll (as Charles Picerni)

Barbara Rhoades ... J.J. Walters

Season 1, Episode 13: The Illusion of the Stainless Steel Lady

28 January 1974
The Magician investigates his old, recluse movie-star friend, Irene Denore, after an attractive blonde claiming to be her estranged grand-daughter tells him she suspects foul play.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)

Anthony Zerbe ... Brad Nicholson

Beth Brickell ... Victoria Hunter

Nina Foch ... Irene Denore
Jim Burk ... Hubbard (as Jim Burke)

Biff Elliot ... Hotel Manager

Mark Lenard ... Foley
Dolores Quinton ... Miss Pitts
John S. Ragin ... John Booker
Penny Santon ... Shirley
Edward Winter ... Ted Winters

Ian Wolfe ... Jacob

Season 1, Episode 14: The Illusion of the Queen's Gambit

4 February 1974
The magician is performing on-board of the Queen Mary when masked robbers interrupt his act. His friend, Ed Cassidy, is blamed for the robbery and Tony Blake sets out to prove his innocence.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick

William Shatner ... Ed Cassidy
Katherine Justice ... Sandra Cassidy

Brooke Bundy ... Virginia Miles
Barry Brooks ... Security Guard
Heath Jobes ... Hanson
Paul Mantee ... Joe Taggert
Byron Morrow ... Lt. Lund
Jack Rader ... Kobick
William Vaughan ... Cole

Season 1, Episode 15: The Illusion of Black Gold

11 February 1974
Tony Blake stages an elaborate illusion to fake the death of a scientist who can extract oil from shale rock but he is kidnapped and auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Ben Andrews ... Alan Bateman

Eric Braeden ... Nelson Paradine
Norman Burton ... Malloy
David Cryer ... Taylor

Lynda Day George ... Stacey Hyatt
Ed Fury ... Secret Service Man
Alan Gibbs ... Larry
Bob Golden ... Spencer
Peter Hellman ... German
Curt Lowens ... Carl Pochek
Anthony Mason ... Mike
Bob Okazaki ... Oriental Man
Richard Reed ... Glen
Milton Selzer ... Alex Pochek

Abraham Sofaer ... Hassid
Michael St. Angel ... Minister
Glenn R. Wilder ... Henchman (as Glenn Wilder)

Season 1, Episode 16: The Illusion of the Lost Dragon

18 February 1974
In order to find a jade dragon which has been stolen from his very old friend in Chinatown, Tony Blake will have to face a horrible death in a lava pit when the floor is literally taken from under him.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (credit only) (as Jim Watkins)
Philip Ahn ... Chao Liu
Lester Fletcher ... Mr. Cooper
Susan Ikeda ... Girl #3
Helen Ko ... Girl #2 (as Ruth Ko)

Joycelyne Lew ... Girl #1
Pat Li ... Flower of Wisdom
Frank Michael Liu ... Tom

Nobu McCarthy ... Mrs. Ti

France Nuyen ... Dawn

Soon-Tek Oh ... Sheng (as Soon Teck-Oh)

Joseph Wiseman ... Hahn Shakai
Adele Yoshioka ... Oriental Girl

Season 1, Episode 17: The Illusion of the Deadly Conglomerate

25 February 1974
Tony Blake reconnects with a homeless old magician friend; the shelter where he's landed specializes in murdering the downtrodden for profit and it's up to the magician to rescue him before it's too late.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Damon Douglas ... Hippie
Jack Ging ... Frank Denbo
Russ Grieve ... Wallenstein

Crane Jackson ... Dr. Reston

Michele Marsh ... Sister Janet
Bill McLean ... Joe Higgins
Ralph Montgomery ... Alex Land
Peggy Rea ... Emma

Eugene Roche ... Rev. Wally Schneider

William Sylvester ... Peter Hayden
Charles Wagenheim ... Johnny McVey

Season 1, Episode 18: The Illusion of the Fatal Arrow

4 March 1974
In order to prevent further murders by a serial killer who uses a bow and arrow, Tony Blake partners with a psychic who accurately predicted the first victim's death.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)

Larry Anderson ... Magician

Pamela Franklin ... Linda Casey
Grace Gaynor ... Shirl
Ford Lile ... Lobby Attendant
Murray Matheson ... Walter Moran

Tim Matheson ... Jerry Purcell
Robert Ruth ... Sgt. Pike
Fred Sadoff ... Lt. Ed Gold

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Jeremy Slate ... Ross Hazlitt
James Victor ... Artie

Season 1, Episode 19: The Illusion of the Lethal Playthings

18 March 1974
Someone is trying to kill a friend of Tony Blake's by detonating bombs and using marionettes and remote controlled toys. Tony's investigation brings him to a toy shop and he becomes the target of the mad man.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)

Argentina Brunetti ... Landlady
John Devlin ... Kalcheim
Ivor Francis ... Emmett

Louis Hayward ... Tillotson
Scott Hylands ... Hal

Joanna Miles ... Maggie
Simon Scott ... Jackson Wyndham

Season 1, Episode 20: The Illusion of the Cat's Eye

25 March 1974
A museum enlists Tony Blake's help to investigate the "smoke & mirrors" theft of a highly guarded Egyptian cat statue.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Philip David ... Giorgio

John Dehner ... Simon Russell
David Frankham ... Derek

Don Gordon ... Larry Ford

Marianna Hill ... Leila Russell
Shelly Hines ... Danielle

Joseph Maher ... Sheffield
Joseph Mell ... Security Guard

Claudette Nevins ... Suzanne Kelly

Joseph Ruskin ... Hassid
Jay Saunders ... Lt. Jerry Kendricks
Vic Vallero ... Mustafa

Season 1, Episode 21: The Illusion of the Evil Spikes

15 April 1974
A magician is killed during the filming of a highly risky magic trick. Blake takes on both the investigation and his friend's place in recreating the Table of Death illusion for the cameras.

Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake

Joseph Sirola ... Dominick
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)

Lew Ayres

Jessica Walter ... Marian

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