The Wizard (1986–1987)

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An eccentric little person inventor has adventures battling evil around the world.

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 Simon McKay (19 episodes, 1986-1987)
Douglas Barr ...
 Alex Jagger (19 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Tillie Russell (19 episodes, 1986-1987)
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Although only four feet tall, Simon McKay is a genius who has developed toys, devices for the handicapped, and secret inventions for the government. To protect him, the government assigned Alex Jaggere to protect him from being kidnapped by a foreign power. The pair travels all over the globe during their adventures. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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What a wonderful show!
4 December 2004 | by (Lawrenceville, GA) – See all my reviews

One night I was looking for a TV show I could watch with my two small daughters, and found "The Wizard". Simon McKay (David Rappaport) was a small man with a giant heart and immense intelligence, Tillie Russell (Fran Ryan) was his gruff yet kindly housekeeper, and Alex Jagger (Doug Barr) was the FBI agent that had to keep up with them, and protect Simon. Someone else has compared "The Wizard" to "MacGyver", and I suppose that is fairly accurate. Simon had developed weapons for the government, then decided that he couldn't do that any more, and disappeared for several years. Once he returned, he created wonderful toys. Of course, there would always be a bad guy, and Simon would use his toys to defeat him without guns or violence. My daughters and I remember this show with great fondness.

I, too, regret that I never wrote to David Rappaport to tell him how much we enjoyed this lovely, gentle show and the characters they created.


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