Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

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 Jason Lochinvar 'Fatman' McCabe (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Jake Styles (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Alan Campbell ...
 Derek Mitchell (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Olga Russell ...
 Lisbeth Berkeley-Smythe (44 episodes, 1989-1992)
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

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26 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Jake y el Gordo  »

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This series was actually canceled after its first season, but CBS revived it under unusual circumstances. With "Magnum, P.I." coming to an end, CBS was left with empty - and very expensive - studio facilities. The producers of "Jake and the Fat Man" came up with the idea of the Fat Man (J.L. McCabe) retiring from Los Angeles and moving to Hawaii to take up the practice of criminal law, with his investigators coming along. He later became District Attorney for Honolulu. The ratings went up sharply with the move. Apparently, CBS's lease on the Hawaii studio expired during the 1990-91 season, resulting in the show returning to Los Angeles. See more »

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William Conrad's Second Most Famous Role
10 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is probably the only other character besides Frank Cannon that William Conrad will always be associated with (other than his portrayal of Matt Dillon on the radio version of Gunsmoke). This was a good mixture of action and humor and the chemistry between William Conrad, Joe Penny and Alan Campbell was what made it so fun. Also, the best years of the show was when the locale was switched from Los Angeles to Honolulu. This seemed to add a little something to the show. Unfortunately, they had to move the show back to L.A. and that seemed to take the edge off the show. However, this show still will be one of the most underrated shows of the late-1980's.


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