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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
20 September 1978 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
James MacArthur: 1937-2010
 (From IMDb News. 28 October 2010, 2:04 PM, PDT)

Tony Curtis: 1925 - 2010
 (From IMDb News. 30 September 2010, 6:24 AM, PDT)

Actor Byron Morrow Dies
 (From WENN. 6 September 2006)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 124)

Robert Urich ... Dan Tanna (69 episodes, 1978-1981)

Bart Braverman ... Bobby 'Binzer' Borso (69 episodes, 1978-1981)

Phyllis Davis ... Beatrice Travis (69 episodes, 1978-1981)

Greg Morris ... Lt. David Nelson / ... (57 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Series Directed by
Don Chaffey (17 episodes, 1978-1981)
Cliff Bole (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Lawrence Dobkin (5 episodes, 1978-1980)
Lawrence Doheny (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ray Austin (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Alf Kjellin (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Michael S. McLean (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Charlie Picerni (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Paul Stanley (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sutton Roley (2 episodes, 1978)
Phil Bondelli (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dennis Donnelly (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Mann (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert Earll (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
Herman Groves (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Burton Armus (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry Forrester (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Anne Collins (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
E. Nick Alexander (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Judy Burns (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
David P. Harmon (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
James Schmerer (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bill Stratton (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Pat Dunlop (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert E. Swanson (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dallas L. Barnes (2 episodes, 1979)
Gerry Davis (2 episodes, 1979)
Chick Vennera (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive producer (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
E. Duke Vincent .... supervising producer / producer / ... (61 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jeffrey M. Hayes .... associate producer / producer: Las Vegas (55 episodes, 1978-1981)
Philip D. Fehrle .... producer / producer: Las Vegas (28 episodes, 1979-1980)
Larry Forrester .... producer / producer: Los Angeles (23 episodes, 1979-1980)
Herman Groves .... producer: Los Angeles (23 episodes, 1980-1981)
John B. Moranville .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Alan Godfrey .... producer (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dennis C. Duckwall .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
Artie Kane (10 episodes, 1979-1981)
Shorty Rogers (8 episodes, 1978-1981)
John Beal (5 episodes, 1980)
Mark Snow (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Duane Tatro (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Allyn Ferguson (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ben Lanzarone (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
John E. Davis (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Richard C. Glouner (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lamar Boren (10 episodes, 1979)

Edward R. Plante (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dennis C. Duckwall (13 episodes, 1978-1980)
Michael B. Hoggan (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bernard Balmuth (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Geoffrey Rowland (5 episodes, 1981)
Michael F. Anderson (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Gill (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Patrick M. Ryan (2 episodes, 1978)
Stanley Wohlberg (2 episodes, 1979)
Jack Hofstra (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Gary Shaffer (68 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robin Lippin (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jan Van Tamelen (43 episodes, 1978-1981)
Gibson Holley (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jim Duffy (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Patricia Suzanne Bruner (10 episodes, 1979)
Victoria Hugo (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Buck Henshaw (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Costume Design by
Nolan Miller (23 episodes, 1979-1981)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist (41 episodes, 1978-1981)
Brenda Boyd Bishop .... hair stylist (26 episodes, 1979-1981)
Allen Payne .... hair department head (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Delree F. Todd .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Caren Dahy .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Al Kraus .... supervising production manager (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Mel A. Bishop .... production manager (42 episodes, 1978-1981)
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor (32 episodes, 1978-1980)
Edward E. Vaughan .... unit production manager (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Don Hall .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 1981)
Don Goldman .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
James M. Walters Jr. .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1978)
Bill Derwin .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1979)
James A. Westman .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chase Newhart .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bruce A. Simon .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jeff Srednick .... second assistant director (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Mayberry .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 1980-1981)
Nick Smirnoff .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Charles Washburn .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dick Ziker .... second unit director (7 episodes, 1978-1981)
Thomas Foulkes .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Catherine McCabe .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1979)
John D. Benson .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
Robert Odom .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Department
Gordon Kirschbaum .... supervising construction coordinator (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Victor Hergert .... construction coordinator (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert M. Anderson .... property master (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Coleman .... property master (21 episodes, 1979-1981)
Larry Clark Bird .... property master (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Sound Department
Pat Mitchell .... sound engineer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Vince Garcia .... sound engineer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jim Yant .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jules Nayfack .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1980)

John S. Coffey .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Robert 'Bobby' Rouge .... utility sound technician (unknown episodes)
Greg P. Russell .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Paul Wolfe .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Dutch Van Derbyl .... special effects (25 episodes, 1978-1980)
Don B. Courtney .... special effects (19 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunt arranger / stunt coordinator (44 episodes, 1978-1981)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Heather Menzies / stunt double: Strother Martin (2 episodes, 1978-1979)

Lightning Bear .... additional stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Cangey .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Elliott .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary Epper .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Sherry Peterson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ran Ballard .... electrician (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Don Marshall .... gaffer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Michael McGreevy .... key grip (22 episodes, 1980-1981)

Don E. FauntLeRoy .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Gary Huddleston .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Robert F. Liu .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eilish Zebrasky .... costumer: women (23 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bucky Rous .... costumer: men (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Peggy Thorin .... costumer: women (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ronn Rynhart .... costumer: men (18 episodes, 1980-1981)
Robert Harris Jr. .... costumer: men (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michael S. McLean .... supervising film editor (46 episodes, 1978-1981)
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Music Department
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Dominic Frontiere .... composer: theme music (62 episodes, 1978-1981)
Greg Patterson .... assistant music editor (2 episodes, 1979)
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Transportation Department
Pete Johnson .... transportation captain (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Kenny Searle .... transportation captain (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Roger Wooge .... driver (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Harry Ueshiro .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Other crew
Phill Norman .... title design / title designer (68 episodes, 1978-1981)
Bill Sheally .... location auditor (29 episodes, 1978-1980)
Robert Earll .... executive story consultant (24 episodes, 1979-1981)
Burton Armus .... executive story consultant (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Faye Brenner .... script supervisor (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Anne Collins .... executive story editor (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Mary Howard .... location auditor (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Larry Forrester .... executive story consultant (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
E. Nick Alexander .... story consultant / executive story consultant (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Helen Parker .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bret Garwood .... executive coordinator (9 episodes, 1981)
Judy Redlin .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1979)
Paul Tinsley .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1979)
Judy Burns .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1979)

Sheila Menzies .... photo double / stand-in (unknown episodes)
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Leonard Martin .... acknowledgment: executive producer of Folies Bergere / acknowledgment: producer "The Tropicana Dancers" (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
 

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60 min (68 episodes)
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Trivia:
Aaron Spelling's writers based "Dan Tanna" on long time Las Vegas detective Eddie La Rue, who still has an agency in Las Vegas as of November 2008.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Note the dollar sign, 16 May 2004
Author: ubercommando from London

Vega$...the show where P.I. Dan Tanna drives his car into his living room...Vega$...where Dan Tanna never runs after the bad guy, he walks after him (and still manages to catch up with them) ...Vega$... featuring Tony Curtis as the man who appears in the opening credits and precious little elsewhere in the show...Vega$...where a glitzy showbiz soundtrack and a montage of glittering casino shots actually masks a show about a fairly shabby P.I. surrounded by badly dressed guest stars. I think this show deserves repeating for it was totally unlike any detective show before or since; think CSI meets Magnum P.I. meets Night of a 1000 stars and you get close as to what this show was like.

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