A man who can change himself into any animal fights crime.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Jonathan Chase (8 episodes, 1983)
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 Brooke McKenzie (8 episodes, 1983)
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 Lt. Rivera (8 episodes, 1983)
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 Tyrone C. Earl (7 episodes, 1983)
Floyd Levine ...
 Murdock (3 episodes, 1983)
Alan Koss ...
 The Man (2 episodes, 1983)
Lew Horn ...
 Harold Trout / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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Storyline

Jonathan Chase was a British college professor at New York University who had the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal. He used his powers to battle crime alongside pretty policewoman Brooke and Vietnam-war pal Ty. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Ein Fall für Professor Chase  »

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(8 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Whenever the script called for an animal transition, the production designer, director, set decorator, stunt supervisor, animal wrangler, and actor had to carefully coordinate every move. Shooting on a soundstage allowed more animal control; location shoots were very difficult. When one script required a cobra, the entire set's perimeter floor and walls had to be sealed to prevent the cobra from escaping. A low wall was placed at the open end of the set to seal the stage. To set up filming action scenes with the snake, the camera crew had to lift their equipment into walled-off stage area. The snake wrangler supervised the animal's movements. See more »

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I was nine ... and *loved* it.
23 November 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Panther and hawk only?? Don't be silly. I think I got a jumpstart into puberty when he turned into a kitten and nuzzled up against some beautiful woman under her bathrobe.

Granted, it was no "Misfits of Science", but still, quality television all the way! (At least for a nine-year-old ...)


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