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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Harry Orwell (45 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 Lt. K.C. Trench (30 episodes, 1975-1976)
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. He lived on the beach, and, when not working on a current case, spent much of his time fixing up his boat, which was called The Answer. Harry O was unusual in that he didn't own a flashy car in which to conduct high-speed chases, preferring to ride the bus instead. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Harvey Frand, the executive at Warner Bros. who oversaw production, recalled in the 1989 book Murder on the Air that "the experience was wonderful because we had a good crew, and because of David. Who he was shaped what the series was about." See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) See more »

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Harry O was cool!
4 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I watched the show when it first went into syndication. 78-79? We both enjoyed it. I particularly liked the way David Jansen portrayed this character. Smooth and cool. David's smirk really worked portraying Harry. Very low key approach that works. Farrah Fawcett was very low key and actually funny in her roll. Another gem in the show was Anthony Zerbe. The verbal barbs and sparring with 'Harry' were excellent. The original fugitive series was pretty good but over time the plots grew weak and the show seemed to crawl along. I check every now and then to see if 'Harry O' is available anywhere EVEN on VHS! great show!


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