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"Knight Rider" (1982) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1982-1986

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Knight Rider: Season 1: Episode 22 -- Michael faces murder charges after killing a member of a motorcycle gang to protect an elusive hitchhiker.
Knight Rider: Season 1: Episode 21 -- Michael joins forces with a private investigator when a man who designs video games is suspected of selling company secrets.
Knight Rider: Season 1: Episode 20 -- Devon poses as a businessman while Michael investigates recent hijacking attempts against an alliance of local truckers.
Knight Rider: Season 1: Episode 19 -- Michael wrestles with emotions from the past when he comes to the aid of a young woman he once loved, before he assumed his new identity.
Knight Rider: Season 1: Episode 18 -- Someone is killing the great minds of the Helios intellectual society and its leader is determined to get to the bottom of it.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
26 September 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
it was SUPPOSED to be campy. See more (77 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 95)

David Hasselhoff ... Michael Knight / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1986)

Edward Mulhare ... Devon Miles / ... (85 episodes, 1982-1986)

William Daniels ... K.I.T.T. (85 episodes, 1982-1986)

Richard Basehart ... Narrator - Opening Titles / ... (84 episodes, 1982-1986)

Patricia McPherson ... Bonnie Barstow (62 episodes, 1982-1986)
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Series Directed by
Georg Fenady (11 episodes, 1983-1986)
Winrich Kolbe (11 episodes, 1983-1986)
Sidney Hayers (10 episodes, 1982-1986)
Bernard L. Kowalski (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
Harvey S. Laidman (6 episodes, 1983-1986)
Jeffrey Hayden (5 episodes, 1983-1985)
Bernard McEveety (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bob Bralver (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Charles Bail (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Daniel Haller (3 episodes, 1982)
Alan Myerson (3 episodes, 1983)
Gil Bettman (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Paul Stanley (2 episodes, 1982)
Charles Watson Sanford (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Glen A. Larson (86 episodes, 1982-1986)
Robert Foster (12 episodes, 1983-1985)
Janis Hendler (8 episodes, 1983-1984)
Rob Gilmer (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
Gregory S. Dinallo (6 episodes, 1982-1986)
Tom Greene (6 episodes, 1982-1984)
Richard C. Okie (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
William Schmidt (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gerald Sanford (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Burton Armus (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Deborah Dean Davis (4 episodes, 1982-1986)
David Braff (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
E. Nick Alexander (3 episodes, 1986)
Steven E. de Souza (2 episodes, 1982)
E. Paul Edwards (2 episodes, 1982)
John Alan Schwartz (2 episodes, 1982)
Jackson Gillis (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Virginia Aldridge (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Stephen Katz (2 episodes, 1983)
William Elliott (2 episodes, 1984-1985)

Series Produced by
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer (85 episodes, 1982-1986)
Robert Foster .... executive producer (71 episodes, 1983-1986)
Gino Grimaldi .... producer / co-producer / ... (70 episodes, 1983-1986)
Robert Ewing .... coordinating producer / associate producer (69 episodes, 1983-1986)
Tom Greene .... producer / co-producer (57 episodes, 1982-1985)
Ronald Martinez .... associate producer (42 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bernadette Joyce .... associate producer (39 episodes, 1982-1984)
Bruce Golin .... associate producer (36 episodes, 1984-1986)
Joel Rogosin .... supervising producer (30 episodes, 1983-1984)
Burton Armus .... supervising producer / producer (28 episodes, 1985-1986)
Rob Gilmer .... co-producer (21 episodes, 1983-1984)
Gregory S. Dinallo .... co-producer (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bruce Lansbury .... supervising producer (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Gilbert Bettman Jr. .... associate producer (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Steven E. de Souza .... producer (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gerald Sanford .... producer (17 episodes, 1984-1985)
Robert A. Cinader .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 1982)
Hannah Louise Shearer .... producer (11 episodes, 1982)
George E. Crosby .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1984)
Stephen Downing .... co-producer (3 episodes, 1983)
Mark Jones .... co-producer (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
James M. Miller .... producer (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Original Music by
Don Peake (72 episodes, 1983-1986)
Stu Phillips (12 episodes, 1982-1984)

William Broughton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
H. John Penner (83 episodes, 1982-1986)
 
Series Film Editing by
Lawrence J. Gleason (19 episodes, 1982-1985)
Lawrence J. Vallario (15 episodes, 1983-1985)
Domenic Dimascio (12 episodes, 1983-1986)
Grant Hoag (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
Stanley Wohlberg (11 episodes, 1982-1984)
Beryl Gelfond (9 episodes, 1982-1984)
Edward Nassour (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Howard B. Anderson (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
William Martin (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Dayle Mustain (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Edwin F. England (3 episodes, 1982)

Ron Rutberg (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
April Webster (40 episodes, 1982-1984)
Joe Reich (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
Donna Dockstader (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ron Stephenson (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Russell J. Smith (33 episodes, 1982-1984)
Frank Grieco Jr. (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
Louis Montejano (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Seymour Klate (9 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Lynn Smart (82 episodes, 1982-1986)
 
Series Costume Design by
George Whittaker (8 episodes, 1982)
Richard Hopper (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jean-Pierre Dorléac (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Allen Payne .... hair stylist (62 episodes, 1983-1986)
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist (10 episodes, 1984)
Jeremy Swan .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
 
Series Production Management
Ronald Martinez .... unit production manager (80 episodes, 1982-1986)
Frank Crawford .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1982)
Zane Radney .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1984)
Edward D. Markley .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Humphrey .... second assistant director (57 episodes, 1983-1986)
Robert Villar .... first assistant director (34 episodes, 1983-1986)
Jack Gill .... second unit director (30 episodes, 1984-1986)
Louis Race .... first assistant director (21 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bob Bralver .... second unit director (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Don Wilkerson .... second assistant director (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Charles Watson Sanford Jr. .... first assistant director (19 episodes, 1982-1984)
Richard Coad .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1986)
Fred Miller .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Phil Bowles .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1982)
Ronald Martinez .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1982)

Barry K. Thomas .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Michael Scheffe .... construction coordinator: K.I.T.T. (85 episodes, 1982-1986)
James Passanante .... paint foreman (11 episodes, 1982)

Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Ed Keyes .... property master: second unit (unknown episodes)
George Tuers .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
John Shouse .... sound editor / sound effects editor (61 episodes, 1983-1986)
Pat Somerset .... sound (58 episodes, 1983-1986)
Walt Jenevein .... sound effects editor (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Stan Gordon .... sound (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
John R. McDonald .... sound (10 episodes, 1982)
Sam Gemette .... sound effects editor / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1983)

Barney Cabral .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator (42 episodes, 1984-1986)
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician (11 episodes, 1982)
Wayne Rose .... special effects (5 episodes, 1985)

George Zamora .... pyrotechnician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Charles Gibson .... visual effects (41 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jim Michaels .... visual effects producer (36 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Stunts
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator / co-stunt coordinator (64 episodes, 1983-1986)
Andy Gill .... stunts (51 episodes, 1982-1986)
Buzz Bundy .... stunt double: David Hasselhoff / stunt driver (42 episodes, 1982-1986)
Bob Bralver .... stunt coordinator (26 episodes, 1982-1984)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt driver (14 episodes, 1982-1985)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (12 episodes, 1982-1986)
Marian Green .... stunts / stunt double (10 episodes, 1982-1986)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts / stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 1983-1986)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Richard Epper .... motorcycle stunts / stunts (4 episodes, 1982-1985)
Larry Holt .... stunts (2 episodes, 1982)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1983)
Jerry Summers .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1982)

Kenny Bates .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Elliott .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
David Hasselhoff .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Terry James .... stunt double: David Hasselhoff (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eric M. Miller .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Sherry Peterson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Pat Romano .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Winburn .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Edward C. Peters .... grip (43 episodes, 1983-1985)

Mike Chevalier .... camera operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Donna Dockstader .... casting (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barry Downing .... costume supervisor (63 episodes, 1983-1986)
Karen Braverman-Ohrberg .... costume supervisor / costumer (42 episodes, 1984-1986)
Judie C. Champion .... costume supervisor (21 episodes, 1983-1984)
Don Snyder .... costume supervisor (13 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gilbert Loe .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1983)
Nancy McArdle .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1983)

Gregory B. Peña .... co-costume supervisor / set costumer / ... (unknown episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... colorist (21 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Music Department
Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music / composer: main theme (84 episodes, 1982-1986)
Stu Phillips .... composer: theme music / composer: main theme (84 episodes, 1982-1986)
Richard Lapham .... music editor (83 episodes, 1982-1986)
Ron S. Herbes .... first assistant music editor (57 episodes, 1983-1985)
Michael Wetherwax .... keyboards (40 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jerry Cohen .... music editor (2 episodes, 1982)

William Broughton .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Bradley Carow .... assistant music editor (unknown episodes)
Carl Cedar .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Udi Harpaz .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Ralph Kessler .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Kim Richmond .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Nathan Scott .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Jack Smalley .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Alan Kaminsky .... driver (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Chris Haynes .... production driver (9 episodes, 1982-1985)
Frank Khoury .... driver (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Other crew
Winnie Rich .... script supervisor (82 episodes, 1982-1986)
Joyce Heftel .... script supervisor: second unit (41 episodes, 1982-1984)
Devon Clark .... production coordinator (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
Richard C. Okie .... executive story consultant / story editor (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
Michael Eric Stein .... story editor (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Janis Hendler .... executive script consultant (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
David Braff .... story editor / executive script consultant (17 episodes, 1982-1983)
William Schmidt .... story editor (11 episodes, 1983-1984)
Gregory S. Dinallo .... executive script consultant (7 episodes, 1985)
Larry Mollin .... executive story consultant (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Robert Sherman .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Greg Knapp .... medic (4 episodes, 1986)
Tom Lazarus .... story editor (3 episodes, 1984)
David Carren .... story editor (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Gerald Sanford .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1984)

George Barris .... car designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Robert A. Cinader .... in loving memory (1 episode, 1982)
Marcel Rafael Marcelino .... dedicated to the memory of (1 episode, 1984)
 

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Runtime:
46 min (90 episodes)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Netherlands:MG6 | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-PG
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The second series saw the extensive use of miniatures provided by Jack Sessums for most of the really impossible stuff like jumping over trains, over helicopters, crashing into Goliath and "walking on water". The miniatures of KITT were made to 1/8th scale, modified from the existing commercially available Monogram kit of the 1982 Camaro Z-28 to the same scale. Almost everything done involving trains were miniatures built by Sessums and his crew, as it turns out Sessums was a model train enthusiast who had large scale garden railway models already built, and the production crews made a lot of use of these models which for the most part were ready for use. The same model trains were also used in "The Fall Guy" (1981) and other similar productions of the time.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The copyright date at the end of the credits on the first (pilot) episode shows the roman numerals MCMLXXVII (1977) instead of MCMLXXXII (1982). Some people have suggested that this may have been when the idea was conceived rather than produced.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Knight:[repeated line in the series, speaking to KITT] Keep your scanners peeled.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ted (2012)See more »

FAQ

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45 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
it was SUPPOSED to be campy., 4 June 2003
Author: baconbit from Binghamton

People are picking on this show for ridiculous reasons. IT was not SUPPOSED to be this great acted, perfectly mistake free show. It was an homage to the classic cliff hangers of the 50s. The flashing lights on the gas pedal were there for effect. It was never supposed to be a guide to those driving. A simple formula, really. Flashing lights = cool! By the way, to complain about show for mistakes and actually make a mistake in your complaint is kind of funny. We DID see the truck driver. In fact, in later years, he became a regular cast member. (And quite frankly, it made the show worse.)

The show was fine. Seriously, if you are watching the show expecting Shakespeare, then the mistake is YOURS not the shows.

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