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Kolchak and his partner, Perri, investigate his wife's mysterious murder and end up uncovering something much more disturbing...
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 14)

Stuart Townsend ... Carl Kolchak (10 episodes, 2005-2006)

Gabrielle Union ... Perri Reed (10 episodes, 2005-2006)

Eric Jungmann ... Jain McManus (10 episodes, 2005-2006)

Cotter Smith ... Tony Vincenzo (10 episodes, 2005-2006)

Series Directed by
Daniel Sackheim (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Writing credits
Jeffrey Grant Rice (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Frank Spotnitz (10 episodes, 2005-2006)

Gregory Storm (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Dan Curtis .... consulting producer (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Daniel Sackheim .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Frank Spotnitz .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Adam Armus .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nora Kay Foster .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
John Peter Kousakis .... co-executive producer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Suzanne Lauer-Maltby .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Darin Morgan .... consulting producer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Robert Parigi .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
William Schmidt .... consulting producer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Robert P. Cohen .... coordinating producer (6 episodes, 2005-2006)

Gary LaPoten .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Michael Wandmacher (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Cinematography by
Rick Maguire (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Robert Primes (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Film Editing by
Christopher Cooke (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Marta Evry (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sunny Hodge (3 episodes, 2005-2006)

Peter Keller (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Mia Levinson (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Production Design by
Bernard Hides (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Set Decoration by
Shirley Starks (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Costume Design by
Victoria J. Auth (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Makeup Department
Debra Denson .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Matthew W. Mungle .... special make-up effects / special makeup effects artist (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Roddy Stayton .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shutchai Tym Buacharern .... makeup artist: Gabrielle Union (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kris Kobzina .... special make-up effects (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bob Smithson .... contact lens technician (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Aaron Koons .... special make-up effects / makeup effects lab technician (3 episodes, 2005-2006)

Ruth Haney .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Rich Knight .... lifecast mold maker: W.M Creations (unknown episodes)
Glenn Pulliam .... special makeup effects crew (unknown episodes)
Robin Slater .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Clinton Wayne .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Robert P. Cohen .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Cedar .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David K. Riebel .... second assistant director (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rodney Allen Hooks .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Anne Carroll .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Cecilia Sweatman .... second assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2005)

Yor-El Francis .... trainee assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jay Torres .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Rudy Van Zyl .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Robert Scott Kyker .... property master (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael F. Loomer .... on-set dresser (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lorin Flemming .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Gaston Wurth .... set dresser (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Andre Sowards .... on-set dresser (3 episodes, 2005)
Abigail Sheiner .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Don Bracken .... props (2 episodes, 2005)

Steve Park .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Sean Byrnes .... sound utility (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joe Earle .... re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Victor Iorillo .... sound supervisor (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Richard Lightstone .... production sound mixer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Gabriel Cubos .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2005-2006)

Kevin Roache .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Kelly Kerby .... special effects coordinator (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Eric Coon .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Al Marangoni .... special effects foreman (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ken Rudell .... special effects foreman (2 episodes, 2005-2006)

Jonathan Kombrinck .... pyrotechnician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Stunts
Danny Weselis .... stunt coordinator (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Angela Meryl .... stunt double: Gabrielle Union (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jared S. Eddo .... lead stunt double (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jules Labarthe .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Pizzuto .... key grip (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Barry Gross .... gaffer: second unit (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Corwin A. Bibb .... chief lighting technician (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Onofrio Nino Pansini .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bill Greenberg .... electrician (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Maloney .... grip (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Robert Stenger .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Geoffrey Haley .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2005)
Scott Fieldsteel .... rigging gaffer (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Martin Reder .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Deron Tse .... grip / additional grip: second unit (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Dowell .... first assistant camera (3 episodes, 2006)
Andrea 'Roo' Ruane Krout .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Chambliss .... hot head technician / remote head technician (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Louis DiCesare .... chief lighting technician (2 episodes, 2006)

Brian Bernstein .... additional camera operator (unknown episodes)
Kristen Eccker .... second assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Brian S. Osmond .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
L. Andrew Sigler .... grip (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Michele Short .... casting associate (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia McLaughlin .... costume supervisor (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brooke Fein .... set costumer (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Miranda Kelley .... set costumer (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Maria Lorenzana .... costumer (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Editorial Department
Jonathan Thornhill .... post-production coordinator (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Erin Dodgen .... colorist: dailies (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jimmy Hill .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dana B. Wilson .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Peter Keller .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Geofrey Hildrew .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2006)

Brian Sherwin .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Peter Sands .... location manager (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Charles Fagin .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2005-2006)

Richard G. Orozco .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
P.J. Bloom .... music supervisor (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Micha Liberman .... music editor (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Philip Glass .... theme by (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Susie Bench .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Transportation Department
Steve Duncan .... transportation coordinator (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joe Meylor .... transportation captain (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jack Jay Reece .... driver: production van / production van driver (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tim Sisson .... transportation captain (3 episodes, 2005)
Series Other crew
Jana Fain .... production associate (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Simran Baidwan .... production staff (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Noah Baylin .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nancy Mosher Hall .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Thu Pham .... production staff (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Thomas Schnauz .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Adam Sussman .... story editor (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tricia Ronten .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark L. Ruberg .... script coordinator / production staff (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Thane Watkins .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Natasha McGough .... production staff (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Katherine Kousakis .... office production assistant / production staff (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dan Harder .... production medic (4 episodes, 2005)
Gabrielle Glorious .... first assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Erin A. Ramos .... production staff (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Cheryl D. Sims .... payroll accountant (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jason K. Smith .... production staff (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Austin Wright .... accounting clerk (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sabrina Somma .... additional medic (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Christian Breiding .... production staff (2 episodes, 2005)

Michael Chambliss .... hot head technician/operator (unknown episodes)
Liz Gaffney .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Melanie E. Gonzalez .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nicole Marostica .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Omar McClinton .... post-production finance: Touchstone Television (unknown episodes)
Nik Perleros .... additional set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Samuel Proof .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jon Recher .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Huey Redwine .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Ben Shelton .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Matt Tulve .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Scott C. Williman .... pre-rigger (unknown episodes)
Mari Wilson .... additional script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Bernard Fain, the FBI agent who harasses Kolchak, has the same first name as the agent (Bernie Jenks) who was friendly with Kolchak in the original 1972 movie.See more »
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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
More creatively bankrupt than simply being a remake of "Kolchak: the Night Stalker" would suggest, 24 June 2007
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from

Network: ABC; Genre: Remake, Horror; Content Rating: TV-14 (horror violence, blood and gore); Available: DVD; Perspective: Contemporary (star range: 1 - 4);

Season Reviewed: Series (1 season)

I've got to admit right off the bat that I'm not familiar with the original Jeff Rice series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" starring Darren McGavin. I can't compare the two. I don't know how derivative this remake is or how blasphemous it may be, but it isn't hard to imagine. For those not familiar with the story, it follow Carl Kolchak, a newspaper crime reporter who obsessively hunts down all things supernatural after the brutal murder of his wife by a beast that left a mysterious mark on her (and other victims) after she died.

"Night Stalker" is a disaster from head to toe. Starting withe casting of Kolchak. As a man who should be obsessed, in turmoil, maybe a little unhinged, Stewart Townsend plays Kolchak blank-faced, without any passion, emotion or depth. Instead of a hardboiled crime reporter he looks like a soft WB TV star sleepwalking through a slasher movie.

While I may not know "The Night Stalker", I do know "The X-Files" where "Stalker" developer Frank Spotnitz hails from. And while the original "Stalker" may have been an inspiration for Chris Carter's supernatural thriller, for Spotnitz to dig up the ghosts of the past reeks of a creatively bankrupt effort to recapture the magic of both shows. Kolchak is the open-minded one, quick to believe the average crime is motivated by a something otherworldly. The Fox Mulder. His crime-beat partner Harry (gorgeous Gabrielle Union) is the reluctant one who butts up against Kolchak with a belief in science and facts. The Dana Scully. They are helped in there endeavors by young intern photographer Jain (Eric Jungmann). The Jimmy Olsen. Guess what else? The two leads have a purely professional relationship with only the tiniest hint of sexual tension.

There is a slight hypnotic quality to "Stalker". The final (unaired) episode, "What's My Answer Mr. Kolchak" is the best of the series because it tapes into a surreal idea that the rest of this procedural show should have had. It keeps you guessing in a way the others don't. But for the most part "Stalker" is aggravatingly straight forward. Many of the stories feel lifted heavily from other Sci-Fi/Horror shows and the show really suffers from brutally stupid written dialog. The opening and closing narrations make pretty much no sense.

Is it scary? Even creepy? Well that standard is just another tool the show used to dig the show deeper. Spotnitz's lame attempt to build suspense cure-all is to show ominous walking feet into frame. Who is it? We don't know yet. He does this over and over. Feet. The violence and use of (quote/unquote) creature effects is chopped to hell in the editing - an obvious attempt to hide a low budget rather than to meet the network standards.

"Night Stalker" is one of several network potholes on the long, boring road between the time when the masterful "The X-Files" held nerds in suspense over alien conspiracies and now, when the unbridled funhouse ride "Supernatural" has brought the TV horror genre back from the dead. A perfect cure for insomnia.

* / 4

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