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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 72)

Ron Perlman ... Vincent (55 episodes, 1987-1990)

Roy Dotrice ... Jacob 'Father' Wells (55 episodes, 1987-1990)

Jay Acovone ... Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell / ... (55 episodes, 1987-1990)

Richard Partlow ... Underground Man (54 episodes, 1987-1990)

Linda Hamilton ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler (46 episodes, 1987-1989)

Renn Woods ... Edie (42 episodes, 1987-1989)

Series Directed by
Victor Lobl (15 episodes, 1988-1990)
Gus Trikonis (12 episodes, 1988-1990)
Thomas J. Wright (9 episodes, 1987-1989)
Christopher Leitch (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alan Cooke (2 episodes, 1987)
Paul Lynch (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Switzer (2 episodes, 1989)
Series Writing credits
Ron Koslow (46 episodes, 1987-1990)
Alex Gansa (17 episodes, 1987-1990)
Howard Gordon (17 episodes, 1987-1990)
George R.R. Martin (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
P.K. Simonds (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Virginia Aldridge (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Linda Campanelli (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
M.M. Shelly Moore (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
David E. Peckinpah (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Andrew Laskos (2 episodes, 1987-1989)

Series Produced by
Stephen Kurzfeld .... supervising producer / co-supervising producer / ... (47 episodes, 1987-1990)
Paul Junger Witt .... executive producer (44 episodes, 1987-1990)
Tony Thomas .... executive producer (44 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ron Koslow .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (39 episodes, 1987-1990)
Kenneth R. Koch .... producer (37 episodes, 1988-1990)
George R.R. Martin .... producer / co-supervising producer (37 episodes, 1988-1990)
Anthony Mazzei .... associate producer (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
David F. Schwartz .... coordinating producer / assistant producer (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
Alex Gansa .... co-producer / producer (31 episodes, 1988-1990)
Howard Gordon .... co-producer / producer (31 episodes, 1988-1990)
Christopher Toyne .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Patricia Livingston .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
David E. Peckinpah .... producer (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
Harvey Frand .... producer (10 episodes, 1987)
John David .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1987)
Andrew Laskos .... producer (5 episodes, 1987)
Series Original Music by
Don Davis (48 episodes, 1987-1990)
Lee Holdridge (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
William Ross (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Cinematography by
Stevan Larner (33 episodes, 1988-1990)
Roy H. Wagner (5 episodes, 1987)
Bradford May (4 episodes, 1987)
Frank Beascoechea (4 episodes, 1988)
Series Film Editing by
Drake Silliman (16 episodes, 1987-1990)
Craig Ridenour (10 episodes, 1987-1989)
Howard Kunin (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
J.W. Kompare (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael F. Anderson (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bud Friedgen (2 episodes, 1989)
Kaja Fehr (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Casting by
Joyce Agu (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
Penny Ellers (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
Series Production Design by
John B. Mansbridge (44 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ward Preston (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Art Direction by
Woody Willis (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joseph E. Hubbard (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Series Set Decoration by
Peg Cummings (26 episodes, 1987-1989)
Bruce A. Gibeson (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Leonard A. Mazzola (5 episodes, 1987)
Robert L. Zilliox (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Costume Design by
Judy Evans (43 episodes, 1987-1990)
Series Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... designer and creator: "Beast" / designer: "Dragon Man" (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Margaret Prentice .... lead prosthetic makeup artist: beast makeup - Vincent (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist / makeup supervisor (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
Josephine McCarthy .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tim Turner .... beast crew: Rick Baker (11 episodes, 1987)
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1987)
Jack Wilson .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1987)
Gus Le Pre .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1988-1990)
Charlene Johnson .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1990)
Vincent Prentice .... application: "Dragon Man" / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Tony Gardner .... beast crew: Rick Baker (unknown episodes)
Jim Leonard .... beast crew: Rick Baker (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
R. Anthony Brown .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
Harry Waterson .... executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Susan Palladino .... executive in charge of production / production executive (10 episodes, 1987-1990)
James T. Davis .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ann Kindberg .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1987)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Yannetti .... first assistant director (14 episodes, 1988-1990)
Joseph J. Kontra .... first assistant director / second assistant director (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert Brooks Mendel .... dga trainee / second assistant director (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Richard Feld .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1988-1990)
John Hockridge .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bruce Solow .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1987)
Christopher T. Gerrity .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1989)
Mary Ellen Canniff .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Debra DuVal .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1988)
Gabriela Vázquez .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1988)
Robert D. Simon .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1987)

Jodi Ehrlich .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Robert Farina .... main title design (31 episodes, 1988-1990)
Michael A. Contreraz .... labor foreman (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Bill Dietz .... property master (17 episodes, 1987-1990)
Allan Gordon .... property master (14 episodes, 1988-1990)
Wally Wall .... property master (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
Rich Hobaica .... property master (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Sound Department
Pat Mitchell .... sound mixer (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
David Hankins .... sound editor (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
Rick Ash .... sound mixer (27 episodes, 1987-1989)
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Anthony Mazzei .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (9 episodes, 1987)
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound designer (3 episodes, 1987)
Andy D'Addario .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1987)

John S. Coffey .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Gary F. Bentley .... special effects coordinator (35 episodes, 1987-1990)
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator (8 episodes, 1987)
Series Stunts
John Meier .... stunt coordinator (29 episodes, 1988-1990)
Fred Lerner .... stunt coordinator (13 episodes, 1987-1988)

Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Charlie Brewer .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Justin De Rosa .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tony Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Marguerite Happy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jeff Imada .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Matt Johnston .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hannah Kozak .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Scott Leva .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Moio .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tom Morga .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Janet Lee Orcutt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chad Randall .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Branscombe Richmond .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Danny Weselis .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Calvin Maehl .... gaffer (33 episodes, 1988-1990)
Vincent Contarino .... lighting technician (22 episodes, 1987-1988)

John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit, additional photography (unknown episodes, 1987-1988)
Richard Benda .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Scott C. Williman .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jason La Padura .... casting: New York (1 episode, 1987)
Stanley Soble .... casting: New York (1 episode, 1987)

Dorian Dunas .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Taylor .... costumer / costume supervisor (40 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ron Hodge .... costumer (39 episodes, 1987-1990)
Series Editorial Department
Tom Overton .... colorist (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
John Potter .... colorist (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
J.W. Kompare .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 1987-1989)

Warren Bowman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Lee Holdridge .... composer: theme music (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Carl Swartz .... music editor (20 episodes, 1988-1990)
Don Sanders .... music editor (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lori Slomka .... music editor (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gloria Cheng .... musician: piano performances (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (2 episodes, 1988)

Don Nemitz .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Dennis Hollis .... transportation coordinator (1 episode, 1987)
Jeff Verdick .... driver (1 episode, 1987)

D. Scott Guthrie .... transportation (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Patience Thoreson .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 1988-1989)
Kathy Barrett .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Patricia Livingston .... literary consultant / story research (10 episodes, 1987-1989)
Linda Campanelli .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sandy Mazzola .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
M.M. Shelly Moore .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
P.K. Simonds .... story editor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
George R.R. Martin .... executive story consultant (8 episodes, 1987)
Ron Koslow .... executive consultant (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Paul Tinsley .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1989)
Alex Gansa .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1988)
Howard Gordon .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1988)
Bill Pugin .... on-set interpreter (3 episodes, 1987-1990)
Lorenzo Marchessi .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Jennifer Irvine .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 1989-1990)
Sean Michael Fish .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Paul Hargrave .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Larry Pearson .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Harry Waterson .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Patricia Livingston .... special thanks (3 episodes, 1987-1988)

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60 min (56 episodes)
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Tony Jay (Paracelcus) later became the voice of Monsieur D'Arque in the Disney film Beauty and the Beast (1991).See more »
[opening credits narration]
Vincent:This is where the wealthy and the powerful rule. It is her world... a world apart from mine. Her name... is Catherine. From the moment I saw her, she captured my heart with her beauty, her warmth, and her courage. I knew then, as I know now, she would change my life... forever.
Catherine Chandler:He comes from a secret place, far below the city streets, hiding his face from strangers, safe from hate and harm. He brought me there to save my life... and now, wherever I go, he is with me, in spirit. For we have a bond stronger than friendship or love. And although we cannot be together, we will never, ever be apart.
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49 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps the Best Television Show ever, 16 January 2005
Author: MISSMOOHERSELF from Elberon, NJ

I found this show by accident one Friday night and became hooked immediately. Here was an intelligent, well-acted program for adults. It was not sexually explicit, nor gratuitously violent. It had something most TV shows do not have: Romance.

Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman were absolutely perfect together as the beautiful lawyer who lives above and Ron Perlman as the "hideous" beast whose curse is that he is ugly on the outside and who never gets a chance to reveal his inner beauty until he saves Catherine. Knowing how tormented he was because of his deformities was heart-breaking and yet he blossomed as he and Catherine found real love.

Normally, I would be pleased when an actress leaves a show to spend time with her son, as Miss Hamilton did. I'm all for women staying home to be with their children over spending time at a carer; at risk of being hopelessly old-fashioned, I believe women with children should stay home to care for them. However, in this case, it was one of her worst decisions because her marriage to the father of this child fizzled. She later had a child and then married James Cameron of "Titanic" fame, only to lose him to a star of that overblown ocean-going vehicle. She did have success with the Terminator movies but those were nothing but Schwarzenegger fests. Meanwhile B&B also suffered because they just couldn't find a woman to replace Catherine. Diana just didn't have it.

The fact that the show lasted 3 seasons (2 with Miss Hamilton) is a testament to its quality. Of course, we can't have quality on TV - there's not enough T&A, violence, or out and out stupidity (think Jessica Simpson here). But for the 3 years this show was on, it was a real Friday night Feast. And I do thank Mr. Perlman and Miss Hamilton for the years they gave us and I thank Mr. Perlman for the CD of music and poetry from the show. It's still heart-wrenchingly beautiful to listen to Vincent as he narrates works by Matthew Arnold, e.e. cummings and, of course, the King of all poetry, plays and prose, Mr. William Shakespeare.

It would be a miracle if CBS were to air a "reunion" movie but I think there will be a tropical heat wave in the South Pole before that happens. Too bad - it sure beats the stupidity of such shows as The Newlyweds, starring the aforementioned Jessica Simpson, or Reality TV, American Idol and the other slime that passes for decent television. Meanwhile, I'll be content with VHS copies of B&B or I'll wait patiently until the DVDs come out.

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