Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 956 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 6 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 14 Jun 2011
 
a list of 3237 titles
created 12 Aug 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 09 Jul 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jake and the Fatman.

User Polls

Season:

5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1988 | 1987
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cannon (1971–1976)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The cases of a fat private detective.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman
Riptide (1984–1986)
Action | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three vietnam veterans (Nick Ryder, Cody Allen and Murray Bozinsky) now work as private eyes in sunny southern California. Nick and Cody are the muscles and Murray is a computer wizard of ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray
The Operation (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Duplicity reigns supreme as a doctor in a messy, emotional divorce from his wife who is also his partner in a medical clinic is suddenly slapped with a $7 million malpractice suit by a ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright
Stars: Joe Penny, Lisa Hartman, Jason Beghe
The Gangster Chronicles (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Biography | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Sam Ingraffia, Michael Nouri, Joe Penny
Cannon (TV Movie 1971)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A private detective investigates the murder of his ex-girlfriend's husband and gets entangled in small-town corruption.

Director: George McCowan
Stars: William Conrad, J.D. Cannon, Lynda Day George
Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.

Stars: Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, John Hancock
Matt Houston (1982–1985)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Each week Matt Houston, a successful private investigator, takes on a new case. The cases usually involve murder, and always involve beautiful women in skimpy outfits. Drawing on his years ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Horsley, Pamela Hensley, Lincoln Kilpatrick
Director: John Heath
Stars: Joe Penny, Ciera Danielle, Marlene Mc'Cohen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Rocco Urbisci
Stars: Daniel Collins, Roger Eschbacher, Gloria Gifford
Nero Wolfe (TV Series 1981)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The short-lived adventures of portly detective Nero Wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. That's why he hired hunky Archie Goodwin, ... See full summary »

Stars: William Conrad, Lee Horsley, George Voskovec
The New Adam-12 (1989–1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A remake of the popular and long-running 70's poilce drama of the same name. Officers Doyle and Grant patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in squad car Adam-12, trying to keep the city safe... See full summary »

Stars: Ethan Wayne, Peter Parros, Miguel Fernandes
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Jason Lochinvar 'Fatman' McCabe (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
...
 Jake Styles (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Alan Campbell ...
 Derek Mitchell (103 episodes, 1987-1992)
Olga Russell ...
 Lisbeth Berkeley-Smythe (44 episodes, 1989-1992)
Edit

Storyline

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

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jake y el Gordo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes) | (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

McCabe had a son that was seen occasionally on the show. He later was killed by some criminals he betrayed. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Diagnosis Murder (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
family guy the_notorious_trashman
Time for DVDs knsevy
Favorite Episodes hunterofserenity-1
Does anyone know the song.... unnamedxfeelingx
Jake's Badge number divawannabe_24
Anyone know any sellers of 'Jake and the Fatman?' dfegooch
Discuss Jake and the Fatman (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?