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Release Date:
6 January 1987 (Canada) See more »
The professional and private lives of a group of young, aggressive attorneys in partnership together in Toronto.
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10 wins & 38 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 422)

C. David Johnson ... Charles 'Chuck' Tchobanian / ... (126 episodes, 1987-1994)

Eric Peterson ... Leon Robinovitch / ... (126 episodes, 1987-1994)

Cynthia Dale ... Olivia Novak (107 episodes, 1988-1994)

Julie Khaner ... Alana Newman Robinovitch / ... (85 episodes, 1989-1994)
Sonja Smits ... Carrington 'Carrie' Barr / ... (83 episodes, 1986-1992)

Anthony Sherwood ... Dillon Beck (81 episodes, 1989-1994)
Alison Sealy-Smith ... Mercedes / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1994)
Albert Schultz ... Rob Diamond (51 episodes, 1991-1994)

Ron Lea ... Brian Malony (51 episodes, 1990-1994)

Series Directed by
Stacey Stewart Curtis (24 episodes, 1988-1994)
Stefan Scaini (13 episodes, 1988-1993)
Eleanor Lindo (12 episodes, 1987-1993)
Steve DiMarco (9 episodes, 1987-1994)
Milan Cheylov (9 episodes, 1992-1994)
Allan Harmon (8 episodes, 1989-1993)
Brad Turner (7 episodes, 1988-1991)
George Bloomfield (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Harvey Frost (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Randy Bradshaw (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
Alan Simmonds (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Gilbert M. Shilton (3 episodes, 1989)
Sturla Gunnarsson (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Alan Erlich (2 episodes, 1987)
Allan Kroeker (2 episodes, 1987)
Richard Benner (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jorge Montesi (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Douglas Jackson (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Writing credits
Guy Mullally (64 episodes, 1989-1993)
Sondra Kelly (33 episodes, 1991-1993)
William Deverell (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Dave Cole (18 episodes, 1987-1994)
Maureen McKeon (16 episodes, 1993-1994)
Malcolm MacRury (15 episodes, 1987-1990)
Don Truckey (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Barry Stevens (13 episodes, 1988-1993)
Paul Aitken (12 episodes, 1987-1990)
Rebecca Schechter (12 episodes, 1989-1994)
Peter Mitchell (9 episodes, 1987-1989)
Robert Sandler (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
A.J. Bickerton (5 episodes, 1991-1993)
Neil Kozloff (5 episodes, 1991-1993)
Michael Betcherman (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Peter Lauterman (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Angelo Stea (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Marc Strange (3 episodes, 1987)
Leila Basen (3 episodes, 1988-1992)
Richard Oleksiak (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Catherine Denson (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gary Freedman (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bruce Martin (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Toby Mullally (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
David Barlow (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ian Sutherland (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jerome McCann (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ann MacNaughton (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Donald Martin (2 episodes, 1993)
James Nadler (2 episodes, 1993)

Shannon Fitzgerald (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Douglas Wilkinson .... post-production producer (70 episodes, 1990-1994)
Brenda Greenberg .... executive producer (68 episodes, 1988-1993)
Series Original Music by
Eric Robertson (1 episode, 1987)

Micky Erbe (unknown episodes)
Maribeth Solomon (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Brian R.R. Hebb (1 episode, 1987)

Peter Benison (unknown episodes)
Malcolm Cross (unknown episodes)
Maris H. Jansons (unknown episodes)
Douglas Kiefer (unknown episodes)
Rick Maguire (unknown episodes)
Bert Tougas (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Sally Paterson (1 episode, 1987)

Jay Houpt (unknown episodes)
Stephen Withrow (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Linda Russell (1 episode, 1987)

Robin D. Cook (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Douglas Payne (107 episodes, 1988-1994)

Arthur Herriott (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Arthur Herriott (1 episode, 1987)
Series Set Decoration by
Alan Laurie (1 episode, 1987)
Peter Razmofsky (1 episode, 1987)
Series Costume Design by
Jennifer Alles (1 episode, 1987)
Series Makeup Department
Sandra Moore .... key makeup artist (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Production Management
Neill Browne .... unit manager (1 episode, 1987)
Pauline Malley .... unit manager (1 episode, 1987)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Rait .... third assistant director (88 episodes, 1989-1994)
Paul Ackerley .... trainee assistant director (36 episodes, 1991-1993)
Dale MacLean .... second assistant director / first assistant director (35 episodes, 1990-1994)
Sarah Cutts-Rosen .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Allan Harmon .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Pace .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1987-1988)

David Manion .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Clarke Alexander .... staging (1 episode, 1987)
Catherine Basaraba .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1987)
Tony Botelho .... design coordinator (1 episode, 1987)
Bill Boyer .... graphic designer (1 episode, 1987)
Ken Gray .... staging (1 episode, 1987)
Pat McMonigle .... staging (1 episode, 1987)
David Owen .... assistant set decorator (1 episode, 1987)
Joe Pothier .... assistant set decorator (1 episode, 1987)

Jason Herriott .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Derek Loomes .... stagehand (unknown episodes)
Kenny Roy .... key scenic (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Allen Ormerod .... re-recording mixer (126 episodes, 1987-1994)
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (4 episodes, 1987)

Austin Grimaldi .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes, 1986-1988)
Ed Douglas .... assistant dialogue editor (unknown episodes, 1990-1993)
Sal Grimaldi .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Alan Hardiman .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Andy Koyama .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael Liotta .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Scott Purdy .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Ralph Brown .... special effects (1 episode, 1987)

Brock Jolliffe .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
John Stead .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mic Jones .... stunt double / stunt performer (2 episodes, 1993)

Roy T. Anderson .... stunt double (unknown episodes, 1987)
Matt Birman .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Randy Butcher .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Shelley Cook .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger / stunts (unknown episodes)
Dennis Lundin .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Branko Racki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Emerson .... key grip (18 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Casting Department
Tina Neal .... casting assistant (1 episode, 1987)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Currie .... costume assistant (1 episode, 1987)
Brian Sands .... costume assistant (1 episode, 1987)
Series Editorial Department
Paul Ackerley .... post-production coordinator (20 episodes, 1993-1994)
Larry Engelmann .... final colorist (20 episodes, 1993-1994)
Chris Blacklock .... assistant on-line editor (18 episodes, 1987)

Howard Porter .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes, 1993)
Series Location Management
Andrew G. Munro .... assistant location manager (20 episodes, 1993-1994)
Series Music Department
Eric Robertson .... conductor (1 episode, 1987)

Ron Searles .... music scoring engineer (unknown episodes, 1988-1993)
Brad Haehnel .... assistant scoring engineer (unknown episodes)
John 'Wheels' Hurlbut .... assistant scoring engineer (unknown episodes)
John Rodd .... assistant scoring engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Miriam Laurence .... on set child performance coach: Asia Viera (24 episodes, 1990-1993)

Linda Callow .... stand-in: Sonja Smits/Cynthia Dale (unknown episodes)

Production Companies

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Canada:50 min (126 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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The character Carrie Barr had to be written out because Sonja Smits suffered a near fatal ectopic pregnancy during episode shooting.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Notes from an American fan of "Street Legal", 31 May 2008
Author: mfisher452 from Oklahoma

Although I grew up in California, among the places I've lived was a suburb of Detroit from '89 to '92. I lived on the top floor of a seven-story apartment building. I was too cheap to get cable so I just used a rabbit-ears antenna. With it angled properly, I got good reception of the CBC television station across the river in Windsor, Ontario. I am not a fan of lawyer or doctor shows, and this was the era of "L.A. Law," which I did my best to ignore. But I became a Friday night addict of "Street Legal," the adventures and misadventures of a Toronto law firm.

At the time I didn't realize what a big deal "Street Legal" was: A big-budget weekly drama series that was 100% Canadian, 100% CBC-produced. I didn't really care. I loved the Toronto street scenes. I didn't care that it was really a flashy soap opera. I didn't care that Waspish Eric Peterson was ridiculously miscast as the Jewish lawyer Leon Robinovitch. I didn't care that Cynthia Dale, Anthony Sherwood and C. David Johnson all suffered from severe cases of terminal overacting. Maria del Mar was gorgeous in those days. So was Pamela Sinha (Wanda). Albert Schultz played a sort of heavy on the show, but this was the same actor who is so hilarious as Arnie Dogan on the Red Green Show. Ditto for Gordon Pinsent (Hap Shaughnessy on the Red Green Show). Then there were the guests: Eric McCormack (Will), David Elliott as Nick Del Gado, Maury Chaykin, Joseph Bottoms as an American actor (big stretch there), Mimi Kuzyk, who appeared in a number of episodes of Hill Street Blues, Wendy Crewson, Tantoo Cardinal, Donnelly Rhodes, the stunning Sharry Flett, Kim Coates (who is frequently hired by Kevin Costner in supporting roles in his movies), Al Waxman, and various others. I was always amazed at how the writers always got Chuck Tchobanian out of whatever predicament he'd gotten himself into at the last minute. I loved it when Leon ran for mayor of Toronto. In 1992 I moved to Houston and that was the last I ever saw of "Street Legal" except for a few tapes I made. As far as I can tell, it's not available on DVD. (Sigh)

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