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Release Date:
20 January 1987 (USA) See more »
Reality based TV series that combines dramatic re-enactments with interviews to tell stories of REAL mysteries. Full summary »
Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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One of the best TV-series: in TV history and by far the most interesting and the greatest TV host of all-time (Robert Stack). See more (36 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 51)

Robert Stack ... Himself - Host / ... (284 episodes, 1987-2002)

Dennis Farina ... Himself (174 episodes, 2008)

Series Directed by
Kabir Akhtar (175 episodes, 2008)
David Massar (16 episodes, 1991-2002)
Patrick Taulère (14 episodes, 1998-2001)
Gabe Torres (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
Eric Taylor (5 episodes, 1988-2001)
Keva Rosenfeld (5 episodes, 1988-1991)
Richard Ross (4 episodes, 1989-1993)
Mike Mathis (4 episodes, 1991-1996)
David Vassar (3 episodes, 1989-1996)
Robert M. Wise (3 episodes, 1993-1998)
Imre Horvath (2 episodes, 1991-2002)
Dan Gomez (2 episodes, 1993-1995)
Laura Patterson (2 episodes, 1993)

Mark Cole (unknown episodes, 1998)
Gerald Massimei (unknown episodes)
Michael Scott (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
John McLaughlin (29 episodes, 1990-2002)
Fred Peabody (20 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ron Nelson (15 episodes, 2001)
Jan Kimbrough (7 episodes, 1989-1998)
John Cosgrove (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
Joshua Alper (2 episodes, 1991-1995)

Jim Lindsay (unknown episodes)
Christopher Meindl (unknown episodes)
Mitch Rosa (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
John Cosgrove .... executive producer / producer (183 episodes, 1989-2008)
Terry Dunn Meurer .... executive producer (176 episodes, 1999-2008)
Stuart Schwartz .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (175 episodes, 2008)
Julieann Galdames .... coordinating producer (172 episodes, 2008)
Jeannie O'Neill .... field producer (65 episodes, 1992-1999)
Andrea Masamitsu .... associate producer (43 episodes, 1989-2002)
Stacy Schneider .... producer (35 episodes, 1989-2001)
Steve Bronstein .... producer (35 episodes, 1991-1992)
Raymond Bridgers .... supervising producer (8 episodes, 1990-1997)
Leslye Gustat .... segment producer (5 episodes, 1993-1999)
Carey Lundin .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Shannon McGinn .... producer / segment producer (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Michael Palazzolo .... producer (2 episodes, 1993-1996)
Grazia Caroselli .... segment producer (2 episodes, 1994-1998)
Emily Dillon Berry .... producer (2 episodes, 1995-2001)

Chris Pye .... supervising producer (unknown episodes, 1988-1990)
Victoria Dew .... segment producer (unknown episodes, 2001)
Vera Golakova .... field producer / segment associate producer (unknown episodes, 2001)
Kimberly A. Austin .... segment producer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Shari Adagio .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Phyllis Coblentz .... producer (unknown episodes)
Artie Glackin .... field producer (unknown episodes)
Ed Horwitz .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Sally Howell .... senior producer (unknown episodes)
Randall Kirk .... story producer (unknown episodes)
John Latenser V .... field producer (unknown episodes)
John McLaughlin .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Meeker .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Thomas Nelson .... host producer / segment producer (unknown episodes)
Al Nowicki .... host producer (unknown episodes)
Christopher Poole .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Richard Roraback .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Karen S. Shapiro .... senior producer (unknown episodes)
Timothy Stone .... segment producer: 2 episodes, 1998 (unknown episodes)
Chris Worthington .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Gary Malkin (91 episodes, 1988-2002)
Peter Scaturro (74 episodes, 1989-2008)
Dan Alvarez (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Mitchell (7 episodes, 2009)

David Vanacore (unknown episodes, 2007)
Series Cinematography by
Randall Love (1 episode, 1990)
Mark Kohl (1 episode, 2002)

Yoram Astrakhan (unknown episodes)
Paul Desatoff (unknown episodes)
Bryan Duggan (unknown episodes)
K. James Peterson (unknown episodes)
Terence Pratt (unknown episodes)
Bob Scott (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Keith Shea (51 episodes, 2002-2008)
Steve Concotelli (14 episodes, 2008)
Ralph Wikke (6 episodes, 1994-1996)
Sue Hoskins (5 episodes, 1989-2001)
David Millar (3 episodes, 1994)
John R. French (2 episodes, 2008)

Duane Tudahl (unknown episodes, 1990-1994)
Hank Capshaw (unknown episodes)
Doug Folkerts (unknown episodes)
David Massar (unknown episodes)
Shawn Paper (unknown episodes)
Mitch Rosa (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Richard De Lancy (251 episodes, 1989-2008)
Betty McCormick Aggas (3 episodes, 1989-1994)
Series Production Design by
Daniel J. Vivanco (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Billy Jett (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Mark McQuown (2 episodes, 2002-2008)

Rudy Matchinga (unknown episodes)
Nya Patrinos (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Ian Hiebert (1 episode, 1992)
Series Makeup Department
Joe Rossi .... makeup department head (3 episodes, 1994-1998)

Rocky Faulkner .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Melanie Mills .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2001)
Judith Denny .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Bob Romero .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Jai Cherney .... assistant production manager (1 episode, 1996)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Richmond .... first assistant director (175 episodes, 2008)
Timothy Lynch .... first assistant director (41 episodes, 2001-2002)

Kyle Koromaldi .... first assistant director (unknown episodes, 2002-2003)
William Dean .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Michael D. Jones .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Oldrich Mach .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Steve Parys .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Shepherd .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Roger Baer .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Michael Burnett .... specialty props (unknown episodes)
Eric Luling .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
King Orba .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Lenny Jones .... sound editor (301 episodes, 1995-2008)
David Abrahamsen .... sound re-recording mixer (171 episodes, 2008)
Michael J. White .... sound re-recording mixer (24 episodes, 2008)
Joe Kalish .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2008)
Paul Buscemi .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1996)

John S. Coffey .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael Florimbi .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer (unknown episodes)
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Wouter van Herwerden .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
David Weinstock .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
David Yaffe .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Jeff Scott .... special effects assistant (1 episode, 1997)

Vincent Montefusco .... special effects: pyro/mech (unknown episodes)
Beecher Tomlinson .... special effects: pyro/mech (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Richard W. Lewis .... lead digital effects and graphics artist (175 episodes, 2008)
Jennifer McKnew .... visual effects (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
David Kuklish .... visual effects supervisor (1 episode, 1996)

Gina Di Bari .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Victor Scalise .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Jaison Stritch .... 3D visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Scott Wheeler .... 3D digital artist (unknown episodes)
Chris Zapara .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Cort Hessler .... stunts (10 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jay Amor .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 1988-2002)
Lee Michaels .... action coordinator (2 episodes, 1988)
Rob King .... stunts (2 episodes, 1998-2001)

Julie Adair .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Greg Anderson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Kevin Ball .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Chuck Borden .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jackson Burns .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Edward Conna .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tanner Gill .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Anita Hart .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Toby Holguin .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lance King .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Larry Laverty .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Scott Leva .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tim Meredith .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Sonja Munsterman .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Phil O'Dell .... stunt diver (unknown episodes)
Carl Paoli .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gary Paul .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Scott Rhodes .... stunts technical adviser (unknown episodes)
Paul E. Short .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Waitman .... stunt actor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Marty Miller .... grip (6 episodes, 2008)
Al Bruce .... electrician (5 episodes, 1992-1995)
Rob Mabin .... electrician (3 episodes, 1992-1993)

Jason Young .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1998)
Tracy Kilbourne .... jib operator (unknown episodes, 2000)
Dana Lee Anderson .... key grip (unknown episodes)
William Brett Haas .... grip (unknown episodes)
Sean Hoessli .... grip (unknown episodes)
Dean Jackson .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator / camera operator (unknown episodes)
Leslie Otis .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Andrew Parke .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Curtis Pepper .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Germano Saracco .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Joseph M. Setele .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
A. Troy Thomas .... camera operator: video camera (unknown episodes)
Kevin Wehrenberg .... electrician / grip (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Scott Wheeler .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Charles Matthews .... extras casting (2 episodes, 1991-1992)

Tona B. Dahlquist .... extras casting / location casting (unknown episodes)
Howard Meltzer .... casting: New York (unknown episodes)
Rawleigh Moreland .... casting: New York (unknown episodes)
Elsie Stark .... casting: New York (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tanya Seeman .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 2002)
Joseph A. Kerezman .... costumes (2 episodes, 1989)
Series Editorial Department
CJ .... post-production coordinator (175 episodes, 2008)
Courtney Ennis .... senior post-production coordinator (171 episodes, 2008)
Cesar Martinez .... on-line editor (132 episodes, 1993-1999)
Alpesh Patel .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Adam Fiorenza .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2008)

Tina Trevarrow .... assistant editor / post-production assistant (unknown episodes, 1994-1996)
Eddie Schmidt .... telecine coordinator (unknown episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Hartzell .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 1998)
Karen A. White .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Alan Ett .... composer: theme music (18 episodes, 2008-2010)
Scott Liggett .... composer: theme music (18 episodes, 2008-2010)
John Nooney .... composer: additional music (4 episodes, 1989)
David Alfonso .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Other crew
Nicki Marshall .... production coordinator (50 episodes)
Sue Mutter .... production assistant (9 episodes, 1996-1997)
Susannah Brengel .... first assistant accountant (6 episodes, 1988)
Susan Reese .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1998)
Melissa A. Wong .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
Zoe Cote .... segment producer (2 episodes, 1994-2008)
Jai Cherney .... location manager (2 episodes, 1995-1996)

Symon Mink .... location manager: New York / production assistant: Buffalo (unknown episodes, 1995-1996)
Tina Trevarrow .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1995-1996)
Christopher K. Grap .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Nick Marcou .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1999)
Richard Fontenot .... location scout (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Rory Dauson .... location manager (unknown episodes, 2002)
Robert Bendick .... office production assistant / set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Joe Cacciotti .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Loren Coleman .... consultant: suicidology and cryptozoology (unknown episodes)
Rachel Dickson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Payton Dunham .... location scout / set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nan Garcia-Wood .... baby nurse (unknown episodes)
David T. Huang .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jiri Husak .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael D. Jones .... host telecenter producer / unit production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Walter H. Norris .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Steve Parys .... location manager / location scout (unknown episodes)
Errol Reichow .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Michael Sandknop .... production assistant: St. Louis (unknown episodes)
Matthew Shields .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Timothy Stone .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Marc J. Ventimiglia .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Victoria A. Zamora .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)

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60 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Although the series was still doing well in the Nielsen ratings, NBC canceled it at the end of the 1996-97 season, citing a desire for television shows designed to attract younger audiences.See more »
[introductory line; early episodes]
Announcer:This program is about unsolved mysteries. Whenever possible, the actual family members and police officials have participated in recreating the events. What you are about to see is not a news broadcast.
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
One of the best TV-series: in TV history and by far the most interesting and the greatest TV host of all-time (Robert Stack)., 2 January 2001
Author: Brian-272 from Oakwood, Virginia USA

Since 1988 and still currently I continue to watch "Unsolved Mysteries" some of the episodes and segments I have seen countless times to be exact hundreds of times. Episodes that I enjoy or segments that spark me with great interest I record and keep them to watch and continue to explore my thoughts and answer my own questions. I know if you watch "Unsolved Mysteries" you know the cases and stories featured leave a viewer with questions to think about. Being a Sherlock Holmes type and studying criminal justice/law enforcement in college this show fit right with my interest. Baffling crimes such as unsolved murders that have gone unsolved many cases featured are serial killer types, random acts of violence, domestic abuse, and the crimes and murder segments featured are all over the country and world and the people are often ordinary. It's great that the families of a victim along with the local and state law enforcement agencies work together to provide information along with the acting of the actual case. The most terrifying cases are the missing persons case like abduction and women just disappearing without a trace I remember one about a model in Florida missing since 1983. Also this series has a feel good side to it as viewers can help people on cases of long missing relatives, heirs to unclaimed fortunes. This series also provides other interest to people even if it is in a spooky but interesting way you have real stories of (UFO's hey all of you Virginia residents remember the Wythe County story with Dan Gordon!). Plus (rumors of monsters like Bigfoot, various sea serpents, and ghosts). The host (Robert Stack) is great the best ever! He narrates each segment with a cool and calm professional voice and the appearance of him many times in a long coat it's like Robert really is a professional investigator! "Unsolved Mysteries" helps fight the war on crime and shows it's generosity by providing a toll-free number and address for viewers who have clues, it's so nice to see when people are able to finally see their long lost friends and missing relatives, but most of all the happy times come when the baffling murder cases are solved and we get those killers off the street! Several hundred cases have been solved. I wish some network would make some new episodes of "Unsolved Mysteries" I last remember CBS in 1999 airing some episodes NBC ran episodes from 1988-1996. The CBS episode I remember had a segment on The Florida Skunk Ape. I for six years have watched daily and nightly reruns on Lifetime. Thanks for networks such as Lifetime! Currently episodes run on Lifetime in the morning and at night and even late many nights at 1AM followed by a 2AM episode. Now that's really showing something it just shows the popularity of the show. The musical theme is among the creepiest I've ever heard it goes perfect with those real-life unsolved crimes and mysterious legends that we all are eager to explore and know about. I in the past would get scared mostly late when I would watch a episode on Lifetime in the dark especially when the bloody gruesome unsolved murder cases are shown. Great concern should be taken and awareness that these killers are still in the United States and could kill again. Great show remember many cases have been solved and remember what Robert Stack says someone somewhere knows the truth maybe it's you? Even 15 or 20 years have past in many of these cases anything can have hope remember you can find an answer for everything. Enjoy the reruns on Lifetime make it a daily part of your life you'll be glad you did.

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