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Joe Lando who played Byron Sully insisted on doing almost all his own stunts. He said doing his own stunt work made the character feel more real to him. In addition, Joe admitted some stunts such as eating worms and running on top of a moving train were things he would probably never have an opportunity to do again.
In real life, Jane Seymour is ten years older than co-star Joe Lando.
Executive Producer Beth Sullivan and fellow Dr. Quinn star Jim Knobeloch (Jake Slicker) were married in real life during the run of the show. They have since divorced.
The show was shown over 100 countries.
Jane Seymour described the show as being about, "the human condition in every way, shape, and form".
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For authenticity, the show was shot all on site at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif. except for a couple of episodes.
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Two individuals played the character of Colleen Cooper: Erika Flores (S1-2) and Jessica Bowman (S3-END). Erika was asked to sign a 3-year contract after Season 2 however her father felt she should receive more money than her co-stars siblings. The network refused and recast Jessica Bowman as Colleen Cooper.
Jane Seymour was the only cast member to appear and participate in all 149 episodes.
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Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen and Shawn Toovey, in their DVD commentaries, all expressed interest in a future "Dr. Quinn" project. Only Allen declined to reprise his role in the two movies that continued the series after its cancellation.
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Jane Seymour was given the script at 7:00AM and to decide the next day by 10:00AM if she wanted to to do the show. Less than 12 hours later, at 6:00AM, Jane was on set and filming began.
Three of the cast members were born and raised in Illinois: Joe Lando who played Byron Sully was born in Chicago, Jim Knobeloch who played Jake Slicker was born in Belleville, and Frank Collison who played Horace was born in Evanston.
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Jim Knobeloch who played Jake Slicker, was known as the prankster of the cast. One time he put horse manure in a person's pocket and another time, he put horse manure in Orson Bean (Loren Bray)'s hand as he slept.
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Sully's dog, "Wolf" was actually played by a number of dogs throughout the entire series. Contrary to popular belief, the breed is an Alaskan Malamute, not a husky.
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In a 2015 feature on National Public Radio, Jane Seymour said that although she eventually came to think of "Dr. Quinn" as one of the projects she is most proud of in her career, she originally signed her contract for it (including both the TV-movie/pilot and a five-year series commitment) with only one night's notice-not because she had any particular interest in the show but because she had just discovered that her then husband/business manager had lost all her money and gotten her $9 million in debt. She had told her agent that to avoid losing her house and to protect her two young children, she would do any TV project available no matter what it was, and Dr. Quinn was the first one offered to her.
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In the pilot, Jake Slicker was played by Colm Meaney, Mr. Loren Bray was played by Guy Boyd, & Robert E was played by Ivory Ocean. In the second episode until the series ended, Jake Slicker was played by Jim Knobeloch, Mr. Loren Bray was played by Orson Bean, & Robert E was played by Henry Saunders.
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Dr. Quinn attended the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her father was a doctor in Boston where they practiced together.
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Roger Moore visited the set. Jane Seymour starred opposite Roger Moore in his debut as British secret agent James Bond in "Live and Let Die".
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The character of Rev. Timothy Johnson shared a name with a producer of the show.
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Dr. purchased her step-children's late boarding house in Colorado Springs to use as her current medical clinic. The green sign advertising her business was purchased by the town for her birthday.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Dr. Quinn was proposed to five times: David Lewis, Rev. Timothy Johnson, Dr. William Burke, Byron Sully, and Andrew Strauss/David Lewis (again). She said yes to David but then he was allegedly killed, turned down Rev. Johnson & Dr. Burke, and then said yes to Sully.
Rev. Timothy Johnson proposed to Michaela Quinn in order to adopt children from the orphanage train. She refused. He then proposed to the new school teacher, Louise Chambers. She accepted but Rev. Johnson broke it off when he discovered she didn't want children.
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