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Release Date:
10 August 1996 (USA) See more »
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... See more »
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 77)

Robert Wuhl ... Arliss Michaels (79 episodes, 1996-2002)

Sandra Oh ... Rita Wu (34 episodes, 1996-2002)

Jim Turner ... Kirby Carlisle (32 episodes, 1996-2002)

Michael Boatman ... Stanley Babson (32 episodes, 1996-2002)

Series Directed by
Michael Grossman (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
Robert Wuhl (8 episodes, 1996-2002)
Stephen C. Confer (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Melanie Mayron (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Timothy Marx (6 episodes, 1997-2002)
Rodman Flender (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Linda Rockstroh (4 episodes, 1998-2001)
John Murray (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Rena Sternfeld-Allon (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Peter Baldwin (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Andy Wolk (2 episodes, 1996-1999)
Nick Marck (2 episodes, 1996)
John Fortenberry (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
John Payson (2 episodes, 1997)
Ellen S. Pressman (2 episodes, 1997)
Perry Lang (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Robert Wuhl (80 episodes, 1996-2002)
Joan Ackermann (16 episodes, 1996-2002)
Kevin Falls (12 episodes, 1996-2000)
Matt McGuinness (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
Allan Stephan (9 episodes, 1998-2002)
Barry Gold (8 episodes, 1997-2000)
Nunzio DeFilippis (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Christina Weir (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Norman Chad (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Rebecca Reynolds (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Andy Munsey (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jon Hayman (2 episodes, 1996)
Scott Kaufer (2 episodes, 1997)
Chrisanne Eastwood (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Seth Greenland (2 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
Timothy Marx .... executive producer / supervising producer (80 episodes, 1996-2002)
Michael Tollin .... executive producer (80 episodes, 1996-2002)
Bruce Kirschbaum .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1997-1998)
Billy Crawford .... co-producer (10 episodes, 1997)
Scott Kaufer .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 1997)

John Murray .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1997-1999)
Dan Kaplow .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-2000)
Sam Henry Kass .... producer (unknown episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Barnett .... producer (unknown episodes)
Judith Blume .... co-producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Kevin Falls .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jonny Fink .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Barry Gold .... producer (unknown episodes)
Bruce Golin .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Ann Holm .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Reynolds .... producer (unknown episodes)
Brian Robbins .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Wuhl .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Ed Smart (80 episodes, 1996-2002)
Series Cinematography by
Paul Maibaum (1 episode, 1996)

Stephen C. Confer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Wendy Smith (16 episodes, 2000-2002)
Thomas R. Moore (5 episodes, 1996)

John Murray (unknown episodes, 1996-1999)
Morgan Beatty (unknown episodes)
Lee Haxall (unknown episodes)
Heather MacDougall (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Lisa London (14 episodes, 1996-1998)
Pamela Frazier (9 episodes, 2001)
Catherine Stroud (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Production Design by
Cherie Baker (34 episodes, 1996-1998)

Naomi Slodki (unknown episodes, 1999-2002)
Series Set Decoration by
Sara Andrews (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Shirley Starks (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Jacqueline Saint Anne (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Nash-Jones .... key makeup artist (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Maria Valdivia .... key hair stylist (12 episodes, 1999)

Diana Acrey .... hair department head (unknown episodes)
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Isabel Harkins .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Anthony Miner .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Angela Moos .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Alex Proctor .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Mark Rappaport .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Julie Socash .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Sylvia Surdu .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Scott Williams .... hair department head (unknown episodes)
Faye Woods .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Christopher J. Ray .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2002)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Linda Rockstroh .... first assistant director (33 episodes, 1996-2001)
Anton Cropper .... second assistant director / first assistant director: second unit (11 episodes, 2002)
Zia Iampietro .... second second assistant director (11 episodes, 2002)
Jana Ludwigova .... second second assistant director (10 episodes, 2001)
Todd A. Covert .... second second assistant director (4 episodes, 1996)
Joth Riggs .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 1997)

Ime Etuk .... dga trainee (unknown episodes, 2000)
Graham Kurzner .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Michael A. Clark .... construction coordinator (63 episodes, 1996-2002)
Stoney Emshwiller .... set dresser (59 episodes, 1997-2002)
Adam Braid .... set dresser (25 episodes, 1997-1999)
Eric Rood .... greens (11 episodes, 2002)
Mike Ortiz .... props (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kieran Brown .... painter (2 episodes, 1997-2001)

David Baker .... property master (unknown episodes)
Colleen Broderick .... set decoration buyer (unknown episodes)
Jill Carvalho .... buyer (unknown episodes)
Sam Dean .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
Stacey Keefe .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Roger L. King .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Marc Meisels .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Joshua Meltzer .... property master (unknown episodes)
John S. Ogden .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
Douglas W. Randall .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
Steve Salazar .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Ken McLaughlin .... production sound mixer (59 episodes, 1997-2002)
Zeke Richardson .... foley recordist (25 episodes, 1997-1999)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (17 episodes, 1997-1999)
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator (13 episodes, 1997-1998)
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2001)

Steve Nelson .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 2000)
David Beadle .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Craig Clark .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Daniel Colman .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Jesse Dodd .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Jason England .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Tom Hartig .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Sean Keegan .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Adam Kroloff .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Chris Ostler .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael Swantek .... assistant dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Ronald L. Wright .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Michael Gaspar .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1999)
Horace Knight .... stunt player (1 episode, 2000)
Christopher Robbins .... stunts (1 episode, 2000)
Brian Danner .... sword stunts (1 episode, 2002)

Ken Clark .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Ray Lykins .... stunt double: Robert Wuhl (unknown episodes)
Rob Mars .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brandon Molale .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mark Munoz .... stunts: jockey (unknown episodes)
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Chris Palermo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Stephen W. Schriver .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Tim Sitarz .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Ruiz .... first assistant camera (80 episodes, 1996-2002)
Daniel Bracamonte .... assistant chief lighting technician / lighting technician (69 episodes, 1997-2002)
John Magallon .... gaffer (46 episodes, 1999-2002)
Randy Tepper .... still photographer (34 episodes, 1996-2000)
James Barker .... best boy electric (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
Randy Kwan .... camera loader (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tim Phelps .... gaffer (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
Peter Gulla .... camera operator: "a" camera (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Brooks Robinson .... Steadicam operator (20 episodes, 1997-2002)
Bruce Sharp .... electrician (11 episodes, 1996)
Rusty Davis .... grip (11 episodes, 2002)
Raynee Borchardt .... grip (10 episodes, 1997)
Jose F. Cruz .... grip (10 episodes, 2001)
Gina Degirolamo .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Patriq Luo .... electrician (3 episodes, 2000)
Joe Pacella .... film loader (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Eric Fletcher .... camera operator / director of photography: second unit (3 episodes, 2002)
Paul Farley .... grip (2 episodes, 1996)

Craig D. Forrest .... camera operator: video segments (unknown episodes, 1997)
Darin Moran .... Steadicam assistant (unknown episodes, 1998)
Alfred Castillo .... grip (unknown episodes)
John Farmer .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Frederick Lawrence .... grip (unknown episodes)
Gerry O'Malley .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Jason Wood .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Brian Bero .... animatronic baby effects (unknown episodes)
Mark Rappaport .... animatronic baby effects (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting (35 episodes, 1998-2002)
Tyler Fahringer .... extras casting (21 episodes, 2001-2002)

Stephanie Holbrook .... casting assistant (unknown episodes, 1997)
Shawnae D. Muck .... casting assistant (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Steffany Bernstein .... costume supervisor (46 episodes, 1999-2002)
Tess Inman .... key costumer (41 episodes, 1996-1999)
Ricardo Richard Alvarez .... key costumer (10 episodes, 2001)

Deborah Curtis .... key costumer (unknown episodes, 2000)
Katie Harrold .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
George Delaney .... final colorist (11 episodes, 2002)

Steve Edwards .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Ed Rowin .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Simon .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lance Stubblefield .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Les Brockmann .... music scoring mixer (80 episodes, 1996-2002)

David Beadle .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Fernand Bos .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (1 episode, 1996)
William R. Peck .... driver (1 episode, 1996)
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain (1 episode, 1996)
Chris Haynes .... driver (1 episode, 2000)

Maxwell R. Johnson II .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Bradley Sackin .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Diane Friedman .... location manager (60 episodes, 1996-2002)
Steven Werbkay .... production coordinator / asst. production coordinator (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Tolle .... production accountant (21 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kelly Patterson .... assistant production coordinator (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Roccuzzo .... first assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2000)
Timothy P. Tundel .... first assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2000)
Kristin Klier .... assistant to producer (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Malia Mangum .... first assistant accountant (12 episodes, 1999)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (12 episodes, 2000-2002)
Bianca D'Carpio .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2002)
Brent C. Johnson .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2002)
Chris Roensch .... executive producer assistant (11 episodes, 2002)
Kent Ford .... set manager (10 episodes, 1997)
Victoria Leskin .... key assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2002)

Craig Conover .... craft service (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Kimberly Aguirre .... payroll accountant (unknown episodes, 1999)
Jim Roberts .... set medic (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Peter Barnett .... accountant (unknown episodes)
Chuck Conway .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Cristin L. Cornett .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jeanie Daniels .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Brian Danner .... assistant sword choreographer / assistant sword master / ... (unknown episodes)
Fred Fein .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Wendi E. Friedman .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Ande Hecht-Endewardt .... post-production accountant: The Audit Trail (unknown episodes)
Jason Hunt .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mark Ivie .... sword double (unknown episodes)
Stacey Keefe .... assistant production office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Audra Levi .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Frederic Perrin .... caterer (unknown episodes)
Dylan Quirt .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Carrie Shaw .... assistant production office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Anna Sivak .... assistant: Timothy Marx (unknown episodes)
Sharon 'Mae' West .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Lynnanne Zager .... voices (unknown episodes)

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30 min (80 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

In one episode of the show, we see Ariss Michaels watching on old video of himself winning money on "The $10,000 Pyramid" game show. We learn that Michaels used his winnings as seed money to start his agency business. Robert Wuhl was an actual contestant on the show and the game show footage that aired was real.See more »
[Show opening voiceover]
Arliss Michaels:For most of us the dream of becoming a champion remains a fantasy. But for a special few it is very much a reality. We cheer them. We live through them. Athletes are our last warriors. My job is to make their dreams come true. My name is Arliss Michaels. I represent athletes. These are my stories.
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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great Sports Show, 4 March 2004
Author: GMNL89 from Staten Island, New York

This show is a great sports show about a crazy super sports agent(Robert Wuhl) who, in every episode, tries to sign the contract or re-sign a popular sports personality or an athlete played by a celebrity. Also in Arliss' business are:

1) The very funny, sex starved ex-football player with Clark Kent glasses, Kirby Carlisle(played by the very funny Jim Turner).

2) Arliss' back-up man Stanley Babson(played by Michael Boatman) who is geeky with a bad sense of humor who always ends up in a funny situation.

3) The sexy, man chasing Rita Wu(played by Sandra Oh) who's situation is mostly trying to fall in love with another man.

The cast of this show is great, as every character is played by very talented actors. I feel this show is the best show on HBO. The other shows are just junk. Sex and the City is about four women sleeping with about one billion men each, Curb Your Enthusiasm is sometimes funny but is like nothing compared to this, The Sopranos only has a bunch of killing and people saying the f-word in every single sentence, and Oz is just a corny show. I feel this show was, is, and always will be the best HBO show ever!!


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