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Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his athletes and to the world around them he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire but without a conscience.

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 Arliss Michaels (79 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Rita Wu (53 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Kirby Carlisle (52 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Stanley Babson (46 episodes, 1996-2002)
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Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his athletes and to the world around them he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire but without a conscience. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Every episode began and ended with the lead character reading in voiceover chapters from a fictional book he had written about his life as a successful sports agent. The point of this was to show that the character did the exact opposite of what he wrote. Robert Wuhl said he got the idea to do this after seeing a book written by Donald Trump. Wuhl said he always wondered what the difference was between what was written and what was actually done. See more »

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[Arliss and some clients are playing poker]
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: Yeah, Arliss got me $4.6 million up front. What's the bet?
Arliss Michaels: $2.
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: That's too rich for my blood.
Arliss Michaels: I guess the bus stops here.
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Referenced in Rita Rudner and 3 Potential Ex-Husbands (2012) See more »

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Our favorite American sports agent.
9 June 2001 | by (Oakwood, Virginia USA) – See all my reviews

Arliss Michaels can do it all bring the laughter, humor, and serious moments all at the same time make the sports deal of the century. Robert Wuhl is a perfect fit for this character he is really doing a great job, plus this series always receives strong supporting performances from Sandra Oh and Michael Boatman. So give this sports comedy series a watch for the funny Robert Wuhl.


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