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"Stingray" (1985) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1985-1987


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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
4 March 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
"Ray", a man of mystery, gets people out of trouble, asking for favors in return. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
This show was well ahead of its time. See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 6)

Nick Mancuso ... Stingray (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
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Series Directed by
David Hemmings (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Rob Bowman (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Larry Shaw (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kim Manners (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Charlie Picerni (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Don Chaffey (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen J. Cannell (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Lawrence Hertzog (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Carol Mendelsohn (4 episodes, 1987)
Tom Lazarus (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
Marianne Canepa .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jo Swerling Jr. .... supervising producer (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Lawrence Hertzog .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1986-1987)
Gary S. Hall .... assistant producer (15 episodes, 1987)
Chuck Bowman .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1987)
Edward E. Vaughan .... producer (8 episodes, 1986)
Herbert Wright .... producer (8 episodes, 1986)
Tom Blomquist .... producer (8 episodes, 1987)
Judy Burns .... producer (8 episodes, 1987)
Frank Lupo .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1987)
David Hemmings .... producer (7 episodes, 1987)
Brad H. Aronson .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1987)
J. Rickley Dumm .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Original Music by
Walter Murphy (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. (15 episodes, 1986-1987)
Edmond L. Koons (6 episodes, 1987)

Christian Santiago (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Larry Lester (8 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Blangsted (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
John J. Dumas (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Gene Ranney (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
George R. Rohrs (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Chris G. Willingham (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Howard Terrill (2 episodes, 1986)
Jimmy Giritlian (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Casting by
Victoria Burrows (15 episodes, 1986-1987)
Simon Ayer (4 episodes, 1986)
Beth Hymson (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Production Design by
Carmi Gallo (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack McAdam (8 episodes, 1986)
Carmi Gallo (7 episodes, 1987)
Brent Thomas (7 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Kim MacKenzie (13 episodes, 1987)
Patricia Suzanne Bruner (5 episodes, 1986)
Robin Royce (4 episodes, 1986)
Bruce Sinski (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Makeup Department
Charles Porlier .... personal makeup artist (15 episodes, 1987)
Sharleen Rassi .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1986)
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1986)
Iloe Flewelling .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1987)
Al Magallon .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1987)
Todd McIntosh .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1987)
Janet Sala .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1987)
Gloria Jean Bronson .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1987)
Joann Wabisca .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Production Management
Matthew N. Herman .... executive in charge of production (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Gary Winter .... executive in charge of post-production (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Andy House .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1986)
Randy Cheveldave .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1987)
Mary Kahn .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1987)
Brad H. Aronson .... production executive (4 episodes, 1987)
Stephen Sassen .... production executive (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Boyum .... second unit director (15 episodes, 1987)
Ron French .... second assistant director (15 episodes, 1987)
Richard Forrest .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1987)
Tana M. Manners .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1986)
John Flynn .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1986)
Jefferson Kibbee .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1986)
Peter D. Marshall .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1987)
Tom Rowe .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1987)

Larry D. Horricks .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Robert K. Smith .... assistant property master (15 episodes, 1987)
Barry Merrells .... property master (7 episodes, 1987)
Chris Wright .... property master (7 episodes, 1987)
F. Tropea Nifong .... property master (5 episodes, 1986)
Joseph V. Falcetti .... property master (3 episodes, 1986)

Randy Moore .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Larry Mann .... sound effects coordinator (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jim Cook .... sound re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 1986-1987)
Nick Alphin .... sound re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 1987)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1986)
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 1986)
Frank H. Griffiths .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1987)
Eric Batut .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1987)
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1987)
Tom Beckert .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1987)
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1987)

Ron Cote .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Greg Curda .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Greg Curtis .... special effects (15 episodes, 1987)
Dale L. Martin .... special effects (8 episodes, 1986)

Robert Cole .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunt coordinator (15 episodes, 1987)
Gary Hymes .... stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 1986)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (5 episodes, 1986)
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer (5 episodes, 1987)

Doug Coleman .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Jacob Rupp .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Cameron MacDonald .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1987)
Rebecca Redshaw .... video tape supervisor (13 episodes, 1987)
Thomas E. Hayes .... gaffer (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Richard L. Carden .... key grip (8 episodes, 1986)
Howard Ford .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1986)
Tom Evans .... key grip (7 episodes, 1987)
Frank Merrells .... key grip (7 episodes, 1987)
John W. Scott .... gaffer (7 episodes, 1987)
Larry Kennedy .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1986)

John Earl Burnett .... director of photography: second unit, additional photography (unknown episodes, 1986-1987)
Chris Alexander .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Arthur R. Botham .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Christian Santiago .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Gordon Schmidt .... lamp operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Simon Ayer .... casting executive (15 episodes, 1987)
Lindsay Walker .... casting: Vancouver (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila Mason .... costume department supervisor (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kendall Errair .... wardrobe: women (8 episodes, 1986)
Jerry R. Allen .... costumer (7 episodes, 1987)
Susan Molloy .... costumer (7 episodes, 1987)
Mark Peterson .... wardrobe: men (4 episodes, 1986)
Larry Velasco .... wardrobe: men (4 episodes, 1986)
Jodie Lynn Tillen .... Nick Mancuso's clothes by (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Music Department
Pete Carpenter .... composer: theme music (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music / music supervisor (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor (15 episodes, 1987)
Michael Dittrick .... music supervisor (14 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mike Villarreal .... driver (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Michael Antunez .... transportation coordinator (8 episodes, 1986)
Stephen Carr .... driver (8 episodes, 1986)
Tom Glass .... transportation coordinator (7 episodes, 1987)
James Perenseff .... transportation coordinator (7 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Other crew
Grace Curcio .... assistant: Mr. Cannell (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Carol Mendelsohn .... story editor (15 episodes, 1987)
Susan Weir .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1987)
Lisa Cochran-Neilan .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jill Freeman .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1986)
Tom Lazarus .... story editor (8 episodes, 1986)
Valerie McNicol .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 1987)
Janice Perlin .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1986)
Peter M. Robarts .... location coordinator (4 episodes, 1986)
Cy Barry .... location manager (4 episodes, 1987)
Dennis J. Moore .... location manager (4 episodes, 1987)
Ronald M. Quigley .... location coordinator (3 episodes, 1986)
Tom Dodd .... location manager (3 episodes, 1987)
Kirk Johns .... location manager (3 episodes, 1987)
 

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Runtime:
USA:48 min (23 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Stingray's" real name and actual occupation are never revealed in any of the installments; throughout the series, any attempt any other character makes, in any installment, to track down his identity inevitably and invariably leads in the wrong direction and/or to a dead end.See more »
Quotes:
Sgt. Fiddler:You've got a smart mouth.
Stingray:You're going to close it for me, so don't get all lathered.
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Movie Connections:
Follows Stingray (1985) (TV)See more »

FAQ

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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
This show was well ahead of its time., 29 March 2006
Author: (darth_borehd@yahoo.com) from United States

This series illustrates the point that making a better product does not always guarantee success as the adage about the mousetrap goes. At least not in the world of 80's network TV. This show had excellent directing, acting, cinematography, writing, sets, and the coolest car on the airways. Sadly, due to fumbled advertising and a roving time slot, it just didn't make it. Or maybe audiences at the time just weren't ready for Stingray's intelligent and edgy direction and so passed it up for more down-to-Earth offerings. Whatever the reason for it's downfall, there were a lot of people hooked on the show. Many of my classmates liked it and each week's episode was the buzz of the school. Perhaps the Nielsen ratings messed up the numbers or maybe it just didn't sit well with the disposable income demographic.

I personally think this is a candidate for a DVD release and possible re-discovery. It was my favorite show when it was on the air

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