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"John Doe" Pilot (2002)

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Writers:
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Original Air Date:
20 September 2002 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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Plot:
A man awakens on an island only to discover that he has no memory of who he is. Without knowing his identity... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A Must-Watch That Nobody Does... See more (5 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dominic Purcell ... John Doe

Jayne Brook ... Jamie Avery

John Marshall Jones ... Frank Hayes

Sprague Grayden ... Karen Kawalski

William Forsythe ... Digger

Romy Rosemont ... Mrs. Nichols

John Rosenfeld ... Evan Nichols

Dion Luther ... Stockbroker

George Touliatos ... Sausage

Fred Keating ... Car Salesman

Peter Bryant ... Paramedic
Patricia Idlette ... Bureaucracy

Karin Konoval ... Beehive

Doug Abrahams ... Cashier

Daniel Boileau ... Greasy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kwesi Ameyaw ... SWAT Captain (uncredited)

Erica Carroll ... Girlfriend (uncredited)

Matthew Currie Holmes ... Sweetheart (uncredited)

Glynis Davies ... Inquisitive (uncredited)

Jodelle Ferland ... Jenny Nichols (uncredited)

Ona Grauer ... Theresa (uncredited)
Jenny Kim ... Inquisitor (uncredited)

Claudette Mink ... Turquoise (uncredited)

Marilyn Norry ... Lipstick Realtor (uncredited)
Julie Patzwald ... Girl who Asks 'When Will I Die' (uncredited)

Daniel Pepper ... Uniform Cop (uncredited)
Meshach Peters ... Tyler Hayes (uncredited)

Chad Rook ... Spiked Hair (uncredited)

Robert Seckler ... Sleepy Cop (uncredited)

Haig Sutherland ... Shaggy (uncredited)

Bill Taylor ... Racetrack Punter (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mimi Leder 
 
Writing credits
Brandon Camp (creator) &
Mike Thompson (creator)

Brandon Camp (written by) &
Mike Thompson (written by)

Produced by
Brandon Camp .... executive producer
Margaret French-Isaac .... producer (as Margaret French Isaac)
Steven Heth .... associate producer
Mimi Leder .... executive producer
Steven R. McGlothen .... producer (as Steve McGlothen)
Mike Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Lux 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Minsky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Martin Nicholson 
 
Casting by
Ken Miller 
Nikki Valko 
 
Production Design by
Chris August 
Nelson Coates 
 
Set Decoration by
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre 
 
Costume Design by
Trish Keating 
 
Makeup Department
Anji Bemben .... key hair stylist
Rosalina Da Silva .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fran Rosati .... unit production manager
Kim Maree Smith .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Davies .... first assistant director
Michael Shandley .... second assistant director (as Michael R. Shandley)
 
Art Department
Nick Dibley .... property master
Paul J. Wilson .... construction coordinator (as Paul Wilson)
 
Sound Department
John Boyd .... re-recording mixer
Gregory M. Gerlich .... supervising sound editor (as Greg Gerlich)
Wayne Heitman .... re-recording mixer
David Werntz .... supervising sound editor
Rob Young .... production sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven A. Adelson .... camera operator (as Steve Adelson)
Dennis Brock .... chief lighting technician (as Denis Brock)
David Gray .... still photographer
Ken Hemphill .... key grip
Vance Vegas Salvalaggio .... console programmer/operator
 
Casting Department
Michelle Allen .... casting: Canada
 
Editorial Department
Scott Allegrucci .... post-production coordinator (2002-2003)
C.J. Hsu .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Ed Nesling .... location manager
 
Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Dennis Houser .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Terry J. Murray .... script supervisor (as Terry Murray)
Janice Taylor .... payroll accountant
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brandon Camp  creator
Mike Thompson  creator

Film Editing by
Lori Jane Coleman 
Jan Northrop 
 
Casting by
Michelle Allen 
Tami Nasu 
Maureen Webb 
 
Production Design by
Chris August 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Diner 
Don Macaulay 
John Marcynuk (episodes 113-120)
 
Set Decoration by
Shirley Inget 
 
Costume Design by
Trish Keating 
 
Makeup Department
Anji Bemben .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Fran Rosati .... unit production manager
Kim Maree Smith .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Bunting .... third assistant director
Dean Choe .... second unit director
Peter Dashkewytch .... first assistant director: second unit
Tom Davies .... first assistant director
John MacCarthy .... second assistant director
Michael Shandley .... second assistant director (as Michael R. Shandley)
 
Art Department
Chris Claridge .... construction coordinator
Patrick Jennings .... on-set dresser
Patrick Jennings .... set dresser
Daphne Klebe .... assistant art director
Sean Lavoie .... paint coordinator
Cheryl Marion .... set designer
Sheila Millar .... assistant art director
Kenneth Panzer .... set buyer
Michel Rheault .... construction purchaser
Dean Sherriff .... illustrator
Sean Will .... lead painter
Paul Wilson .... construction coordinator
Athena Wong .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor
Mike Gardner .... boom operator
Gregory M. Gerlich .... supervising sound editor (as Greg Gerlich)
Carmen Lavender .... sound assistant (as Carmen Verin)
Darryl Marko .... sound assist
Andrew Somers .... sound effects editor (pilot)
 
Special Effects by
Amanda Paller .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Rick Cortes .... digital compositor
Chris Doll .... digital compositor
Dan Mayer .... digital artist
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects: Rainmaker (uncredited)
 
Stunts
James Bamford .... stunts
Dustin Brooks .... stunt driver
Kirk Caouette .... stunts
Clint Carleton .... stunt double
Laura Lee Connery .... stunt driver
Mike Desabrais .... stunts
Duane Dickinson .... stunts
Marny Eng .... stunt double
Dave Hospes .... stunts
Kirk McMeekan .... stunts
Scott Nicholson .... stunt double
Justin Sain .... stunt double
Sharon Simms .... stunt double: Kristin Minter
Angela Uyeda .... stunts
Clay Virtue .... stunt performer
Marshall Virtue .... stunt coordinator
Marshall Virtue .... stunt double: Dominic Purcell
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven A. Adelson .... Steadicam operator
Steven A. Adelson .... camera operator
Dennis Brock .... chief lighting technician (as Denis Brock)
Ken Hemphill .... key grip
David Kurvers .... video assist operator (final episode)
Blair McDonald .... chief lighting technician
James Salberg .... dolly grip
Gary Stamford .... lamp operator
 
Editorial Department
Sandra Grubb .... assistant editor (as Sandy Grubb)
Scott Klein .... final colorist
Kim Maree Smith .... post-production coordinator
 
Location Management
Joel Hurley .... assistant location manager: second unit
Joel Hurley .... location scout
Ed Nesling .... location manager
 
Music Department
John Carta .... composer: additional music
Matt Mariano .... assistant to composer
Matt Mariano .... composer: additional music
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Dennis Houser .... transportation coordinator
Ryan Moroz .... transportation captain: second unit
 
Other crew
Dan Lubetkin .... assistant to writer
Dan Lubetkin .... researcher
Danny McNair .... assistant coordinator
Bob Merrick .... assistant to director
Terry J. Murray .... script supervisor (as Terry Murray)
Ian Raffel .... dialect coach
Stephanie Rossel .... script supervisor
Brian Edward Watson .... assistant to producers (as Brian Watson)
 
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Runtime:
Germany:43 min
Country:
Color:
Black and White (some sequences) | Color
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Quotes:
John Doe:So what am I? Escaped mental patient? Alien that sees in black and white? Government lobotomy experiment? What else was I to think? For a guy who had all the answers, I didn't have the ones that mattered the most.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "Jeopardy!" (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
TroubleSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Must-Watch That Nobody Does..., 26 April 2003

In a time when Reality-TV and copy-cat Sitcoms dominate the air, one show has come to give the viewers something unique, mentally stimulating and exciting. The show follows the exploits of John Doe (Purcell), a man who knows every bit of trivia except for who he is. His super-human knowledge is used two-fold every episode, to assist the police is solving a crime-of-the-day and to figure out something about himself. While at first the concept seems a little far-fetched at first, Purcell and the excellent cast around him, especially William Forsythe as Doe's best friend Digger, keep you ready for the next episode. The writers make sure that every episode gives you just enough information to realize that all your predictions from the week before were wrong and enough teasers of what's to come to let you make some more guesses.

Unfortunately, this show got its start in the Friday 9pm timeslot, one not the best for the youthful crowd the show appeals to. However, Fox showed a willingness to stick with it, and the writers responded with an added enthusiasm that will no-doubt bring the show to the status it deserves, ranking it with the cult-status once reserved only for the X-Files and MyST3K.

I recommend this to anyone looking for something different in a television show: One hour will leave you hooked.

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