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"Vega$" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1978-1981

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
20 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
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(7 articles)
James MacArthur: 1937-2010
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Tony Curtis: 1925 - 2010
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Actor Byron Morrow Dies
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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)
Judy Burns (5 episodes, 1979-1981)
Larry Forrester (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Anne Collins (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
E. Nick Alexander (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
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 (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Shorty Rogers (7 episodes, 1978-1981)
Artie Kane (7 episodes, 1979-1981)
Mark Snow (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Duane Tatro (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ben Lanzarone (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
John E. Davis (2 episodes, 1981)

John Beal (unknown episodes)
 
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)

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:
In the pilot episode, Greg Morris' Lieutenant Nelson is named "George". When he returns for the series later he is named "David or Dave".See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grindhouse (2007)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Correction on the Correction, 19 February 2007
Author: clubdisco1979 from USA

To the person who commented last...he had one big thing on the series totally backwards. Naomi Steven's character was throughout the 1st season only, at the very end of the 1st season..Greg Morris became the main police friend/help character for the rest of the series and Naomi Stevens was gone after only 1 season...for the better too. Greg Morris appeared only once before his reg role and that was in the pilot episode.

This was def a great series all around. The first season was kinda silly and lame (but watchable). But as the 2nd season started, and major changes were made (in writing, production etc), by the show's final episode in late 1981, it should have had many seasons to go. But of course, like all quality TV...the masses only like crap, and Vega$ was everything but...so it was gone just as it was hitting its peak.

This series def deserves a true DVD release...stop releasing a zillion editions of garbage like "My So Called Life", "Friends" and all this reality TV garbage thats killed television and get this example of what once was quality prime time TV out there!

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