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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Year: 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1997 | 1998 | 2000 | 2003


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 0: Ransom for a Dead Man

1 March 1971
A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Lee Grant ... Leslie Williams
John Fink ... Michael Clark

Harold Gould ... Agent Carlson
Patricia Mattick ... Margaret Williams

Paul Carr ... Hammond

Jed Allan ... Phil
Charles Macaulay ... Richard
Hank Brandt ... Attorney (as Henry Brandt)

Jean Byron ... Pat (as Jeane Byron)
Richard Roat ... Perkins
Norma Connolly ... Celia
Harlan Warde ... Paul Williams
Bill Walker ... Crowell

Timothy Carey ... Bert
Judson Morgan ... Judge
Richard O'Brien ... Priest

Celeste Yarnall ... Gloria
Lisa Moore ... Nancy
Lois Battle ... Waitress
Reginald Fenderson ... Mechanic
Angelo De Meo ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 1: Murder by the Book

15 September 1971
When one member of a mystery writing team wants to break from his less talented partner, he becomes the victim in a real-life murder mystery.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Jack Cassidy ... Ken Franklin

Rosemary Forsyth ... Joanna Ferris

Martin Milner ... Jim Ferris
Barbara Colby ... Lilly La Sanka
Lynette Mettey ... Gloria (as Lynnette Mettey)
Bernie Kuby ... Mike Tucker

Hoke Howell ... Sergeant

Marcia Wallace ... Woman (credit only)
Haven Earle Haley ... 2nd Reporter
Frank Baker ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Anitra Ford ... Woman at Theater (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Mark Russell ... Police Sgt. (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Death Lends a Hand

6 October 1971
When the CEO of a private detective agency threatens the wife of a publisher with blackmail and she threatens to expose him, he accidentally kills her.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Robert Culp ... Investigator Brimmer

Pat Crowley ... Mrs. Lenore Kennicut (as Patricia Crowley)

Ray Milland ... Arthur Kennicut

Brett Halsey ... Ken Archer
Eric James ... Denning

Don Keefer ... Medical Examiner
Len Wayland ... Capt. Of Detectives

Lieux Dressler ... Ceil Gentry
Barbara Baldavin ... Brimmer's Secretary

Bill Hickman ... Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Mark Russell ... Brimmer Agency Detective (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: Dead Weight

27 October 1971
A war hero shoots and kills his business partner; an easily manipulated young divorcée is the only witness.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Eddie Albert ... Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister

Kate Reid ... Mrs. Walters

Suzanne Pleshette ... Helen Stewart

John Kerr ... Col. Roger Dutton

Val Avery ... Harry Barnes

Timothy Carey ... Bert
Clete Roberts ... TV Newsman
Ron Castro ... Officer Sanchez
Glen Vernon ... 1st Officer
Jim Pelham ... 2nd Officer (as Jimmy Pelham)
James Halferty ... 1st Marine Cadet (as Jim Halferty)
Bobby Gilbert ... Exibit Patron (uncredited)
Earl Spainard ... Fisherman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Suitable for Framing

17 November 1971
Noted art critic Dale Kingston kills his uncle for his valuable collection of paintings. Despite Columbo's suspicions, all the clues point to the dead man's ex-wife. Can the lieutenant reveal the true culprit before it is too late?

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Ross Martin ... Dale Kingston

Don Ameche ... Frank Simpson

Kim Hunter ... Edna Matthews
Rosanna Huffman ... Tracy O'Connor
Joan Shawlee ... Mitilda
Barney Phillips ... Captain Wyler

Mary Wickes ... Landlady

Vic Tayback ... Sam Franklin
Sandra Gould ... Matron
Curt Conway ... Evans
Claude Johnson ... Policeman
Dennis Rucker ... Parking Boy (Joe)
Jerry Hausner ... Coroner (uncredited)
Ray Kellogg ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party Guest at Art Gallery (uncredited)
Kenny Salvatt ... Party Guest at Art Gallery (uncredited)
Robert Shayne ... Rudy Matthews (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: Lady in Waiting

15 December 1971
A mousy heiress murders her brother, pretending she thought he was a burglar. Lt. Columbo unravels her alibi.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Susan Clark ... Beth Chadwick

Jessie Royce Landis ... Mrs. Chadwick

Richard Anderson ... Bryce Chadwick

Leslie Nielsen ... Peter Hamilton
Joel Fluellen ... Charles

Richard Bull ... 2nd Detective
Garry Walberg ... 1st Detective

Barbara Rhoades ... Hostess
Jon Lormer ... Hearing Officer
Frank Baxter ... Fred
Susan Barrister ... Waitress
Fred Draper ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ... Executive (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Inquest Spectator (uncredited)
Frances E. Nealy ... Hilda (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Executive (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Dress Shop Worker (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Executive (uncredited)

Marcia Wallace ... Woman at Inquest (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: Short Fuse

19 January 1972
A chemical plant's director gets threats and issues threats, and one of the employees develops and plants a bomb in his car. When the car turns out to be missing, Columbo is called to find out what happened.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Roddy McDowall ... Roger Stanford

Anne Francis ... Valerie Bishop

James Gregory ... David L. Buckner

Ida Lupino ... Doris Buckner

William Windom ... Everett Logan
Steve Gravers ... Sergeant
Lawrence Cook ... Quincy [Murphy in credits]
Rosalind Miles ... Nancy
Lew Brown ... Farrell
Jason Wingreen ... Policeman
Eddie Quillan ... Ferguson

Stuart Nisbet ... Pinstripe
Annette Molen ... Girl
Jim Neumarker ... Plainclothesman
George Sawaya ... Man
Mike Lally ... Tram Operator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Blueprint for Murder

9 February 1972
Elliot Markham, a brilliant architect and con-man, murders a Texas millionaire and hides his body in order to keep his visionary construction project financed.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Patrick O'Neal ... Elliot Markham

Janis Paige ... Goldie Williamson

Pamela Austin ... Jennifer Williamson

John Fiedler ... Doctor

Forrest Tucker ... Bo Williamson
Bettye Ackerman ... Miss Sherman

John Finnegan ... Carl
Nick Dennis ... Guard
Robert Gibbons ... Clerk
Cliff Carnell ... Officer Wilson
Jimmy Joyce ... Workman
Lars Hensen ... Man in Line (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Man in Line (uncredited)
Midori ... Miko (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Dedication (uncredited)

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Étude in Black

17 September 1972
An amoral conductor murders the gifted pianist with whom he is having an affair. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

John Cassavetes ... Alex Benedict

James Olson ... Paul Rifkin

Blythe Danner ... Janice Benedict

Anjanette Comer ... Jenifer Welles

Myrna Loy ... Lizzy Fielding
James McEachin ... Billy

Don Knight ... Mike Alexander

Pat Morita ... The House Boy

Michael Pataki ... Sam (scenes deleted)
Michael Fox ... Dr. Benson
Dawn Frame ... Audrey
Charles Macaulay ... Durkee

George Gaynes ... Everett
Wallace Chadwell ... TV Director
Henry Beckman ... Man at Murder Scene (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Frank - Mechanic (uncredited)
Troy Melton ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 2: The Greenhouse Jungle

15 October 1972
Columbo arrives at a kidnapping case, which at some point turns into a murder. Everything seems to be related to a trust fund managed by a man with a great love for orchids.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Ray Milland ... Jarvis Goodland

Bob Dishy ... Sergeant Frederic Wilson
Sandra Smith ... Cathy Goodland

Bradford Dillman ... Tony Goodland

William Smith ... Nichols

Arlene Martel ... Gloria
Robert Karnes ... Grover
Milton Frome ... Driver
Peggy Mondo ... Woman
Richard Annis ... Officer
Larry Watson ... Sound Man

Season 2, Episode 3: The Most Crucial Game

5 November 1972
The manager of a football team murders its callow owner, making it look as if the young man had had an accident in his swimming pool. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Robert Culp ... Paul Hanlon

Dean Jagger ... Walter Cunnell

James Gregory ... Coach Rizzo

Valerie Harper ... Eve Babcock
Susan Howard ... Shirley Wagner

Dean Stockwell ... Eric Wagner

Val Avery ... Ralph Dobbs
Kathryn Kelly Wiget ... Miss Johnson
Richard Stahl ... Mr. Fremont

Don Keefer ... Deputy Coroner
Cliff Carnell ... Plainclothesman
Joe Renteria ... Box Attendant Jimmy
Ivan Naranjo ... Sgt. Hernandez, L.A.P.D.
LeRoy Ellis ... Himself (uncredited)
Keith Erickson ... Himself (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Photographer at Practice (uncredited)
Harold 'Happy' Hairston ... Himself (uncredited)
Jim McMillan ... Himself (uncredited)

Pat Riley ... Himself (uncredited)
Flynn Robinson ... Himself (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 4: Dagger of the Mind

26 November 1972
In London, a respected Shakespearean acting duo cover up the unintended killing of their producer.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Richard Basehart ... Nicholas Frame

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Tanner

Bernard Fox ... Det. Chief Supt. William Durk

John Williams ... Sir Roger Haversham

Honor Blackman ... Lillian Stanhope
John Fraser ... Det. Sgt. O'Keefe
Richard Pearson ... Diver

Arthur Malet ... Fenwick
Harvey Jason ... The Director

Ronald Long ... Mr. Jones
Hedley Mattingly ... Customs Man (as Hedley Mattingley)
John Orchard ... Country Constable
Peter Church ... Constable
Walker Edmiston ... Gardener
Gerald Peters ... Inspector Smythe (as Gerald S. Peters)
Sharon Johansen ... Miss Dudley

Ian Abercrombie ... Sidney (Party Guest) (uncredited)
Ronald Adam ... George, Steward at Supt. Durk's Club (uncredited)
Veronica Anderson ... Maid (uncredited)
Peter Ashton ... Photographer at Sir Roger's Funeral (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Lady in Pub (uncredited)

Kenneth Danziger ... Reporter at Sir Roger's Funeral (uncredited)

Don Knight ... Stagehand outside dressing room (voice) (uncredited)

Fran Ryan ... Woman at airport (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 5: Requiem for a Falling Star

21 January 1973
A faded movie actress commits murder. Lt. Columbo, one of her biggest fans, is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Anne Baxter ... Nora Chandler
Frank Converse ... Mr. Fallon

Pippa Scott ... Jean Davis

Kevin McCarthy ... Dr. Frank Simmons

Mel Ferrer ... Jerry Parks

Edith Head ... Herself
Sidney Miller ... Director (as Sid Miller)
William Bryant ... Sgt. Jeffries
John Archer ... Paul
Jack Griffin ... Gate Guard
Robert E. Meredith ... Joe
Bart Burns ... Sgt. Fields

Dianne Travis ... Blonde In Road (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 6: A Stitch in Crime

11 February 1973
A surgeon has an ingenious plan for murdering his partner in a research project, but a nurse catches onto the scheme.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Leonard Nimoy ... Dr. Barry Mayfield

Anne Francis ... Nurse Sharon Martin

Nita Talbot ... Marcia Dalton

Will Geer ... Dr. Edmund Hidemann

Aneta Corsaut ... Nurse Morgan

Jared Martin ... Harry Alexander
Victor Millan ... Detective Flores
Ken Sansom ... Paul (as Kenneth Sansom)
Murray MacLeod ... Dr. Simpson
Leonard Simon ... Dr. Michaelson
Ron Stokes ... Tom
Patsy Garrett ... Cleaning Woman

Season 2, Episode 7: The Most Dangerous Match

4 March 1973
A chess player murders his opponent before a big match. Lt. Columbo must out-maneuver this crafty, but craven, killer.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Laurence Harvey ... Emmett Clayton
Lloyd Bochner ... Mazoor Berozski

Jack Kruschen ... Tomlin Dudek
Heidi Brühl ... Linda Robinson (as Heidi Bruhl)
Paul Jenkins ... Sergeant Douglas
Michael Fox ... Dr. Benson
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Proprietor (as Oscar Beregi)
Mathias Reitz ... Anton
Richard Drout Miller ... 1st Reporter (as Drout Miller)
Manuel DePina ... 2nd Reporter

Stuart Nisbet ... Dr. Sullivan
Abigail Shelton ... Nurse

John Finnegan ... 1st Workman
Edward Astran ... Detective (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Chess Match Observer (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Waiter (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 8: Double Shock

25 March 1973
A smarmy TV chef and his identical twin brother, a rigidly proper banker, are suspects in the electrocution of their rich uncle.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Martin Landau ... Dexter Paris / Norman Paris

Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Peck

Tim O'Connor ... Michael Hatheway

Julie Newmar ... Lisa Chambers

Paul Stewart ... Clifford Paris

Dabney Coleman ... Detective Murray
Kate Hawley ... Mrs. Johnson
Michael Richardson ... Young Lawyer
Robert Rothwell ... 2nd Detective
Gregory Morton ... Older Lawyer
Tony Cristino ... Stickman
Mike Lally ... Man in Bank Vault (uncredited)

Marc Singer ... Young TV Doctor (uncredited)

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Lovely But Lethal

23 September 1973
The formula for a miracle wrinkle cream leads the founder of a cosmetics company to murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Vera Miles ... Viveca Scott

Martin Sheen ... Karl Lessing
Sian Barbara Allen ... Shirley Blaine

Vincent Price ... David Lang

Gino Conforti ... Ferdy

Colby Chester ... Jerry
Fred Draper ... Murcheson

Bruce Kirby ... Lab Attendant

John Finnegan ... Sergeant
Richard Stahl ... Burton (as Dick Stahl)
Marc Hannibal ... Fingerprint Man
David Toma ... Policeman
Layne Mathess ... Fashion Moderator (as Layne Matthess)

Dianne Travis ... Blonde Instructor (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 2: Any Old Port in a Storm

7 October 1973
A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger half-brother to prevent him from selling the family business. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Donald Pleasence ... Adrian Carsini
Joyce Jillson ... Joan Stacey
Gary Conway ... Enrico Guiseppe Carsini

Dana Elcar ... Falcon

Julie Harris ... Karen Fielding

Vito Scotti ... Maitre d'

Robert Donner ... The Drunk

Robert Ellenstein ... Stein

Robert Walden ... Billy Fine
Regis Cordic ... Lewis (as Regis J. Cordic)
Reid Smith ... Andy Stevens
John McCann ... Officer

George Gaynes ... Frenchman
Monte Landis ... Steward (as Monty Landis)
Walker Edmiston ... Auctioneer
Pamela Campbell ... Cassie Marlowe

Rand Brooks ... Jerry - Wine Lab Assistant (uncredited)
Robert Doyle ... Winery Tour Guide (uncredited)
Charlie Jones ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Bartender (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Janitor at Winery (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 3: Candidate for Crime

4 November 1973
Senatorial candidate Nelson Hayward murders his domineering campaign manager, staging it to appear that Hayward himself was the intended victim of a mob hit gone wrong. Columbo hits the campaign trail to catch the killer.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Jackie Cooper ... Nelson Hayward

Joanne Linville ... Vickie Hayward
Tisha Sterling ... Linda Johnson

Ken Swofford ... Harry Stone
Robert Karnes ... Sgt. Vernon
Jay Varela ... Sgt. Rojas

Vito Scotti ... Chadwick
Regis Cordic ... Deputy Commissioner
Sandy Kenyon ... Harris

Jack Riley ... Director
Mario Gallo ... Dr. Perenchio
Jude Farese ... Highway Patrolman
Clete Roberts ... TV Anchor Man
Angelo Grisanti ... 1st Detective
Lew Brown ... 2nd Detective
Don Diamond ... Larry
James G. Richardson ... Shelly
Bill Andes ... Campaign Mgr.
Lucille Meredith ... Lucy

Katey Sagal ... Secretary (as Katie Sagal)
Larry Burrell ... Newsman
George Conrad ... Mario-Tailor's Apprentice (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Campaign Worker (uncredited)
Davis Roberts ... Policeman (uncredited)

Dianne Travis ... Blonde At Birthday Of Mrs Hayward (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 4: Double Exposure

16 December 1973
A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Robert Culp ... Dr. Bart Keppel
Robert Middleton ... Vic Norris

Chuck McCann ... Roger White
Louise Latham ... Mrs. Norris

Arlene Martel ... Tanya (credit only) (as Arlene Martell)
Danny Goldman ... Press photographer
John Milford ... 1st Detective

George Wyner ... Film Editor
Richard Stahl ... Ballistics Man
Francis De Sales ... Patterson (as Francis DeSales)

Alma Beltran ... Housekeeper
Dennis Robertson ... Detective Marley
Harry Hickox ... 2nd Detective
Ann Driscoll ... Mrs. Halstead
E.A. Sirianni ... Norbert (as E. A. Sirianni)
Manuel DePina ... 1st Detective
Thomas Bellin ... Technician
Peter Walker ... Narrator
Mary Beth Sikorski ... Receptionist
Mike Lally ... Parking Lot Guard (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 5: Publish or Perish

18 January 1974
A publisher hires a bomb enthusiast to murder a bestselling author of sex novels. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Jack Cassidy ... Riley Greenleaf
Mickey Spillane ... Alan Mallory

Mariette Hartley ... Eileen McRae

Jacques Aubuchon ... Jeffrey Neal
John Davis Chandler ... Eddie Kane (as John Chandler)

Gregory Sierra ... Lou D'Allessandro

Alan Fudge ... David Chase

Paul Shenar ... Sgt. Young

Jack Bender ... Wolpert
Ted Gehring ... Security Guard
Vern Rowe ... Restaurant Manager
Lew Palter ... Lab Technician
George Brenlin ... Locksmith
J.S. Johnson ... Palmer
Maurice Marsac ... Waiter
James Millhollin ... Elderly Man
Maryesther Denver ... Elderly Woman
Davis Roberts ... Kramer
Rocky Frier ... Parking Attendant

James Sikking ... Policeman in office (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 6: Mind Over Mayhem

10 February 1974
The director of a government institute that employs various scientific geniuses commits a clever murder. But another kind of genius is on the case: Lt. Columbo.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

José Ferrer ... Dr. Marshall Cahill (as Jose Ferrer)

Lew Ayres ... Dr. Howard Nicholson

Robert Walker Jr. ... Neil Cahill (as Robert Walker)

Lee Montgomery ... Steve Spelberg (as Lee H. Montgomery)

Jessica Walter ... Margaret Nicholson
Lou Wagner ... Ross
Arthur Batanides ... Murph (as Art Batanides)
Darrell Zwerling ... Motel Manager
Charles Macaulay ... Farnsworth
John Zaremba ... Coroner
William Bryant ... Fields
Bert Holland ... Whitehead
Ed Fury ... Plainclothesman
Jefferson Kibbee ... Jeff

Dianne Travis ... Lady Scientist (as Dianne Turley)

William Christopher ... Male Scientist

Deidre Hall ... Receptionist
Dennis Robertson ... 1st Reporter
Luis Moreno ... Officer

Robby the Robot ... MM7 (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 7: Swan Song

3 March 1974
A gospel singer wants to be rid of his zealous wife. But a murder made to look like an airplane accident does not fool the wily Lt. Columbo.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Johnny Cash ... Tommy Brown

Ida Lupino ... Edna Basket Brown

John Dehner ... Roland Pangborn

Sorrell Booke ... J.J. Stringer
Bill McKinney ... Luke Basket

Vito Scotti ... Mr. Grindell
Janit Baldwin ... Tina

John Randolph ... The Colonel
Lucille Meredith ... Jean the seamstress

Richard Caine ... Bennett
Don Mantooth ... Phil (as Donald Mantooth)
Jefferson Kibbee ... Frank
Bonnie Van Dyke ... Maryann Cobb
Douglas Dirkson ... Jeff the airport mechanic (as Doug Dirkson)
Larry Burrell ... TV Reporter Hal Fisher
Michael Lally ... TV Cameraman (as Mike Edward Lally)
Tom McFadden ... Police Pilot
Harry Harvey ... Manager (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
W.S. Holland ... Band Member (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Man Tallying Figures (uncredited)
Bob Wootton ... Band Member (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 8: A Friend in Deed

5 May 1974
A police commissioner provides a false alibi for a wife killer, but then expects an alibi in return.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Richard Kiley ... Mark Halperin

Rosemary Murphy ... Margaret Halperin
Michael McGuire ... Hugh Caldwell

Val Avery ... Artie Jessup

Eric Christmas ... Bruno Wexler
Eleanor Zee ... Thelma

John Finnegan ... Lt. Duffy

Arlene Martel ... Salesgirl (as Arlene Martell)
Victor Campos ... Doyle
Joshua Bryant ... Dr. MacMurray
John Calvin ... Charlie Shoup
Byron Morrow ... Amos Lawrence
James V. Christy ... Sharkey

Alma Beltran ... Mrs. Fernandez
Albert Popwell ... Al Como
Ben Marino ... Sgt. Ned Randall
Judson Morgan ... Charles
T.J. Castronovo ... Policeman (as Tom Castronova)
Paul Sorensen ... Police Pilot
Bernie Kuby ... Nathan Flowers
Mike Lally ... 2nd Bartender
Richard Lanci ... 1st Patrolman (as Richard Lance)
Eldon Burke ... Photographer
Jack Krupnick ... Limousine Driver
Duke Fishman ... Cop (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Bartender (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ... Reporter (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Club Member (uncredited)

Dianne Travis ... Woman In Bar (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: An Exercise in Fatality

15 September 1974
A health club owner murders one of his franchisees; Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Robert Conrad ... Milo Janus
Gretchen Corbett ... Jessica Conroy

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Buddy Castle (as Pat Harrington)

Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Ruth Stafford (as Collin Wilcox)
Philip Bruns ... Gene Stafford
Jude Farese ... Al Murphy
Darrell Zwerling ... Lewis Lacey
Dennis Robertson ... Jerry
Raymond O'Keefe ... Sgt. Rickets

Victor Izay ... Medical Examiner
Eric Mason ... Fred
J.R. Clark ... Harry Lassiter (as J. R. Clark)
Mel Stevens ... Dr. Freeman
Manuel DePina ... Photographer
Kathleen O'Malley ... Nurse
Don Nagel ... Doberman
Susan Jacoby ... Woman (Rose)
Mike Lally ... Charlie (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 2: Negative Reaction

15 October 1974
A photographer murders his wife and blames her death on a bungled kidnapping. But Lt. Columbo has an even sharper eye than the Pulitzer Prize winner.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Dick Van Dyke ... Paul Galesko

Don Gordon ... Alvin Deschler

Larry Storch ... Mr. Weekly

Antoinette Bower ... Frances Galesko

Joyce Van Patten ... Sister of Mercy

David Sheiner ... Ray

Michael Strong ... Sgt. Hoffman
JoAnna Cameron ... Lorna McGrath (as Joanna Cameron)

Vito Scotti ... Thomas Dolan
Alice Backes ... Mrs. Moyland
Harvey Gold ... Harry Lewis
Bill Zuckert ... Capt. Sampson
Adrian Ricard ... DMV Clerk
Thom Carney ... Manager
Tom Signorelli ... Doctor

John Ashton ... Calvin MacGruder
Edward Colmans ... Minister
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Charleswort
Michael Santiago ... 1st Policeman (as Mike Santiago)
Edward Cross ... 2nd Policeman
Fred Draper ... Guy from crime lab (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Old Man in Alley (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 3: By Dawn's Early Light

27 October 1974
The commandant of a military academy murders the chairman of the board, who wants to oust him. Lt. Columbo takes up residence in the barracks to expose the killer.

Season 4, Episode 4: Troubled Waters

9 February 1975
Lt. Columbo takes a trip to Acapulco, but finds himself on a new case when a used car dealer commits murder on the cruise ship.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Robert Vaughn ... Hayden Danziger

Jane Greer ... Sylvia Danziger

Dean Stockwell ... Lloyd Harrington

Bernard Fox ... Purser Watkins
Robert Douglas ... Dr. Frank Pierce

Patrick Macnee ... Capt. Gibbon
Poupée Bocar ... Rosanna Wells

Susan Damante ... Melissa

Peter Maloney ... Artie Podell
Curtis Credel ... The Magician

Season 4, Episode 5: Playback

2 March 1975
A gadget-happy inventor murders his mother-in-law; Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Oskar Werner ... Harold Van Wick

Gena Rowlands ... Elizabeth Van Wick

Robert Brown ... Arthur Meadis

Patricia Barry ... Francine

Martha Scott ... Margaret Meadis

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Baxter (as Herb Jefferson Jr.)
Trisha Noble ... Marcy
Bart Burns ... Thompson

Steven Marlo ... Officer Banks
Joe Ohar ... Attendant (as Joe O'Har)

Season 4, Episode 6: A Deadly State of Mind

27 April 1975
A psychiatrist, who specializes in hypnosis, murders the husband of his mistress and convinces her to lie to the police; it's up to Lt. Columbo to discover the truth.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

George Hamilton ... Dr. Mark Collier

Lesley Ann Warren ... Nadia Donner (as Lesley Warren)
Stephen Elliott ... Carl Donner
Karen Machon ... Dr. Anita Borden

Bruce Kirby ... Sergeant George Kramer
William Wintersole ... Dr. Hunt
Ryan MacDonald ... Charles Whelan
Jack Manning ... Daniel Morris
Fred Draper ... David Morris
Glorie Kaufman ... Brenda
Redmond Gleeson ... Arnold
Vance Davis ... Officer Hendryx
Danny Wells ... Gary Keppler

Morris Buchanan ... Lab Man
Kathy Speirs ... 2nd Receptionist

Priscilla Barnes ... Nurse (uncredited)

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Forgotten Lady

14 September 1975
A faded dance star of film and stage murders her husband and makes it look like a suicide; Lt. Columbo doubts her seemingly perfect alibi.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Janet Leigh ... Grace Wheeler Willis

Maurice Evans ... Raymond

Sam Jaffe ... Dr. Henry Willis

John Payne ... Ned Diamond
Linda Gaye Scott ... Alma (as Linda Scott)
Robert F. Simon ... Dr. Westrum

Francine York ... Sgt. Leftkowitz
Ross Elliott ... Dr. Lansberg
Jerome Guardino ... Harris
Danny Wells ... Bookstore Clerk
Harvey Gold ... Coroner

Army Archerd ... Army Archerd (uncredited)
Scott Salmon ... Fred Loring (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 2: A Case of Immunity

12 October 1975
The first secretary to the Suarian king may have immunity from the consequences of committing murder, but Lt. Columbo is wilier than any foreign diplomat.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Hector Elizondo ... Hassan Salah

Sal Mineo ... Rachman Habib

Kenneth Tobey ... Police Commissioner
Brioni Farrell ... Xenia (as Xenia Gratsos)
Barry Robins ... The King
Dick Dinman ... Morgan
George Skaff ... Kura
Nate Esformes ... Hakim
André Lawrence ... Alafa (as Andre Lawrence)
Bill Zuckert ... Capt. August

Bart Braverman ... 2nd Picketer
Harvey Gold ... Coroner
Jay Varela ... Capt. Ortega

Jeff Goldblum ... Protester (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Police Photographer (uncredited)
Clyde McLeod ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Nick Pellegrino ... Embassy Gate Guard (uncredited)
George Sawaya ... Embassy Guard (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 3: Identity Crisis

2 November 1975
A top CIA operative commits murder the way only a brilliant spy can, never guessing he'll have to contend with a man like Lt. Columbo.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Patrick McGoohan ... Nelson Brenner
Otis Young ... Lawrence Melville

Val Avery ... Louie

Leslie Nielsen ... Geronimo / "A.J. Henderson"

David White ... Phil Corrigan

Bruce Kirby ... Sergeant George Kramer

Vito Scotti ... Salvatore Defonte

Barbara Rhoades ... Joyce
William Mims ... Gallery Attendant

Carmen Argenziano ... Coroner Anderson
Cliff Carnell ... Photo Shop Man
Edward Bach ... Executive

Paul Gleason ... Parsons
Angela May ... Ruth

Betty McGuire ... Della
Kelly Flynn ... Bellboy
Alicia Chambers ... Kid
Ben Frommer ... Arthur - Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Robert Sorrells ... CIA Operative (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 4: A Matter of Honor

1 February 1976
When a famous bullfighter's trusted bookkeeper turns up dead in a bullring, Lt. Columbo suspects murder--with a bull as the murder weapon.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Ricardo Montalban ... Luis Montoya

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Commandante Sanchez (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.)

A Martinez ... Curro Rangel
Jorge Rivero ... Carlos

Emilio Fernández ... Miguel (as Emilio Fernandez)
Enrique Lucero ... Jaime Delgado

Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' ... Chambermaid (as Evita Munoz Chachita)
Robert Carricart ... Hector Rangel

Maria Grimm ... Nina Montoya

Season 5, Episode 5: Now You See Him

29 February 1976
A stage illusionist kills his employer and makes it look like a contract killing; it's up to Lt. Columbo to trick the master trickster.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Jack Cassidy ... The Great Santini

Bob Dishy ... Sgt. John J. Wilson

Nehemiah Persoff ... Jesse Jerome

Robert Loggia ... Harry Blandford

Cynthia Sikes ... Della
George Sperdakos ... Thackery

Thayer David ... Clerk
Redmond Gleeson ... George Thomas
Patrick Culliton ... Danny Green

Victor Izay ... Lassiter
Robert Gibbons ... Rogers
Michael Payne ... Jefferson
Dorothy Dells ... Secretary (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Michael Lally (uncredited)
Catherane Skillen ... Miss McCarthy (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 6: Last Salute to the Commodore

2 March 1976
Charlie Clay runs the ship building business of his father-in-law, Commodore Swanson, who turns up murdered; Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Robert Vaughn ... Charles 'Charlie' Clay

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Kittering, Esq.

John Dehner ... Commodore Otis Swanson

Dennis Dugan ... Sergeant Theodore "Mac" Albinsky

Diane Baker ... Joanna Clay

Bruce Kirby ... Sergeant George Kramer
Joshua Bryant ... Wayne Taylor
Susan Foster ... Lisa King
Fred Draper ... Swanny Swanson
Rod McCary ... Coast Guard Officer

John Finnegan ... Guard (as J. P. Finnegan)
Joseph Roman ... Shop Foreman
Hanna Hertelendy ... Woman
Jerry Crews ... Watchman
Fred Porter ... Sailor
Jimmy Joyce ... Handwriting Expert
Tom Williams ... Bartender

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Fade in to Murder

10 October 1976
An egotistical but successful star off a TV detective show murders his blackmailing producer and makes it look like a robbery.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

William Shatner ... Detective Lucerne / Ward Fowler

Bert Remsen ... Mark
Alan Manson ... Sid Daley
Lola Albright ... Clare Daley
Danny Dayton ... Director

Timothy Carey ... Tony (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)

Walter Koenig ... Sgt. Johnson

John Finnegan ... Assistant Director (as J.P. Finnegan)

Victor Izay ... Conroy

Shera Danese ... Molly
Jimmy Joyce ... Camera Operator
Frank Emmett Baxter ... Walter Gray
Fred Draper ... Joseph (first scene, flubbed line)
Dorothy Dells ... Julia (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 2: Old Fashioned Murder

28 November 1976
The spinster head of a family run museum murders her brother when he threatens to dissolve the financially strapped institution.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Joyce Van Patten ... Ruth Lytton

Jeannie Berlin ... Janie Brandt

Tim O'Connor ... Edward Lytton

Celeste Holm ... Mrs. Brandt
Peter S. Feibleman ... Milton Shaeffer
Jon Miller ... Sgt. Miller
Jess Osuna ... Dr. Tim Shaeffer
Anthony Holland ... Darryl
Lucy Saroyan ... Elise
Gary Krawford ... Watch Salesman
Eloise Hardt ... Maid

Morris Buchanan ... 2nd Detective
Giles Douglas ... Photographer
Mike Lally ... Sgt. Carter (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Museum Goer (uncredited)

Robert Walden ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 3: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case

22 May 1977
Sigma Society member Oliver Brandt murders his business partner when he threatens to expose him as an embezzler and constructs a seemingly foolproof alibi.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Theodore Bikel ... Oliver Brandt

Kenneth Mars ... Mike

Sorrell Booke ... Bertie Hastings

Samantha Eggar ... Vivian Brandt

Basil Hoffman ... Mr. Danziger

Howard McGillin ... George Camponella
George Sperdakos ... Mr. Wagner
Todd Martin ... Sergeant Burke
Dorrie Thomson ... Miss Elsenback

Carol Jones ... Caroline Treynor

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Waitress
Carlene Watkins ... Amy

Fay DeWitt ... Angela (as Fay Dewitt)
Kathleen King ... Suzy
Mitzi Rogers ... Receptionist

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Try and Catch Me

21 November 1977
A successful mystery writer suspects her niece's husband murdered her, and she exacts revenge by asphyxiating him in her house safe.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Ruth Gordon ... Abigail Mitchell

Mariette Hartley ... Veronica

G.D. Spradlin ... Martin Hammond
Charles Frank ... Edmund Galvin
Mary Jackson ... Annie
Jerome Guardino ... Sergeant Burke
Marie Silva-Alexander ... Dance Instructor

Season 7, Episode 2: Murder Under Glass

30 January 1978
Food critic Paul Gerard, who has been extorting money from restaurant owners in exchange for good reviews, murders one when threatened with exposure.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Louis Jourdan ... Paul Gerard

Shera Danese ... Eve Plummer

Richard Dysart ... Max Duval

Mako ... Kanji Ousu

Michael V. Gazzo ... Vittorio Rossi
Larry D. Mann ... Albert

France Nuyen ... Miss Choy
Antony Alda ... Mario
Todd Martin ... Sgt. Burke
Fred Holliday ... Crawford
Alberto Morin ... Chef Louis
Jimmy Murphy ... Charlie (as Jim Murphy)
Carolyn Martin ... Lady Cashier
Miyako Kurata ... 1st Geisha
Mieko Kobayashi ... 2nd Geisha

Season 7, Episode 3: Make Me a Perfect Murder

25 February 1978
An Emmy-winning TV executive kills her lover (who is also her boss); Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Trish Van Devere ... Kay Freestone
Laurence Luckinbill ... Mark McAndrews
James McEachin ... Walter Mearhead (as James Mc Eachin)

Ron Rifkin ... Luther

Lainie Kazan ... Valerie Kirk

Bruce Kirby ... TV Repairman

Kip Gilman ... Jonathan (as Kenneth Gilman)

Patrick O'Neal ... Frank Flanagan
Milt Kogan ... Dubbing Chief
Dee Timberlake ... Madge
Don Eitner ... Pete Cockrum
Morgan Upton ... Ames

Joe Warfield ... Al Staley
George Skaff ... The Producer
Jerome Guardino ... Sgt. Burke

Susan Krebs ... Wendy

H.B. Haggerty ... Masseur
Buck Young ... Guard
James Frawley ... Roark
Socorro Swan ... Nancy
Susan Bredhoff ... Angela (uncredited)
Shaaron Claridge ... Police dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)

George C. Scott ... Television Studio Technician (uncredited)

Paul Willson ... Delivery Man (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 4: How to Dial a Murder

5 April 1978
A behavioral psychologist whose wife died under suspicious circumstances trains his dogs to kill on command using a telephone.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Nicol Williamson ... Dr. Eric Mason

Kim Cattrall ... Joanne Nicholls
Joel Fabiani ... Dr. Charles Hunter

Frank Aletter ... Dr. Garrison
Tricia O'Neil ... Mrs. Cochran - the dog trainer

Ed Begley Jr. ... Officer Stein

Fred J. Gordon ... Technician

Season 7, Episode 5: The Conspirators

13 May 1978
An IRA terrorist executes an arms dealer he considers traitorous; Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Clive Revill ... Joe Devlin

Jeanette Nolan ... Kate O'Connell
Bernard Behrens ... George O'Connell
Michael Horton ... Kerry Malone
Albert Paulsen ... Vincent Pauley

L.Q. Jones ... Gun Dealer
Deborah White ... Angela
Sean McClory ... Captain (as Seán McClory)
Michael Prince ... Michael Moore
Donn Whyte ... Leach

Johnny Silver ... Tow Truck Driver
Carole Hemingway ... Herself (as Carole Hemmingway)
Tony Giorgio ... Harry
John McCann ... Brandon
Doreen Murphy ... Barmaid
Kedric Wolfe ... Customs Officer

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine

6 February 1989
An egocentric psychic murders his old mentor, a magician charged to expose him as fraud, by beheading him while he's rehearsing his guillotine trick.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Anthony Andrews ... Elliott Blake

Karen Austin ... Dr. Paula Hall
James Greene ... Bert Spindler

Alan Fudge ... Mr. Harrow
Dana Andersen ... Dori

Robert Costanzo ... Sgt. Russo

Anthony Zerbe ... Max Dyson

Michael Bacall ... Tommy

Charles Howerton ... Colonel Eckherdt
Milt Kogan ... Medical Examiner

Tony Amendola ... Clergyman
Rob Garrison ... Young Man

Frank Simons ... Polygraph Operator
Lenny Hicks ... Eddie
Ben Yudell ... Kevin
Nick DeMauro ... Locksmith (as Nick Demauro)
Peter Noel Duhamel ... Detective

Steve Zettler ... Lieutenant Bravo
Andrew Philpot ... Captain Alpha
Charles Champion ... Major Charlie

Christopher Hart ... Magician at Cemetary
Dan Birch ... Magician at Cemetary

Season 8, Episode 2: Murder, Smoke and Shadows

27 February 1989
An egocentric wunderkind director murders a childhood friend who threatens to expose his negligent complicity in the death of his sister years earlier.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Fisher Stevens ... Alex Bradey

Molly Hagan ... Ruth 'Ruthie' Jernigan

Nan Martin ... Rose Walker

Jeff Perry ... Leonard Fisher

Steven Hill ... Mr. Marosco
Jerome Guardino ... Sergeant Burke
Elizabeth Ruscio ... Fran

Al Pugliese ... Phil Crossette

Time Winters ... Stan
Gayle Harbor ... Lisa

Stewart J. Zully ... Sewell
Avner Garbi ... Kardarsian
Meg James ... Tour Guide

Lisa Barnes ... Waitress

Robert Madrid ... Waiter / Policeman
William 'Scotty' McGlynn ... Gate guard (as William 'Scotty' McGlynn)

Season 8, Episode 3: Sex and the Married Detective

3 April 1989
When a successful sex therapist with a best selling book and a hit TV show is crushed to learn her business partner/lover is cheating on her, she plots appropriate revenge.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Lindsay Crouse ... Dr. Joan Allenby

Julia Montgomery ... Cindy

Peter Jurasik ... Dr. Simon Ward

Ken Lerner ... Dr. Walter Neff
Marge Redmond ... Helen Hendrix

Stephen Macht ... David Kincaid

Dave Florek ... Norm

Harry Johnson ... Charlie
Pierrino Mascarino ... Tuba Player

Stewart J. Zully ... Sergeant Burke
Leeza Vinnichenko ... Cleaning Woman
Susan Gibney ... Madge
Peter Wise ... Ozzie

Michele Lamar Richards ... Airline Clerk
Doug MacHugh ... Bartender #1 (as Doug Machugh)
Janet Julian ... Jill
Gary Berner ... Man in Bar
Heather James ... Woman in Bar

Elizabeth Lambert ... Woman in Bar (as Locky Lambert)
Peter Saputo ... Man in Bar (as Peter J. Saputo)

Holly Martin Baker ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Season 8, Episode 4: Grand Deceptions

1 May 1989
After the head of a private paramilitary think tank who is embezzling funds murders a blackmailer, he has to match wits with the persistent Lieutenant Columbo.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Robert Foxworth ... Frank Brailie
Andy Romano ... Sergeant Major Lester Keegan
Janet Eilber ... Jenny Padget
Stephen Elliott ... General Padget
Michael McManus ... Tanzer

James Lashly ... Sidney Winnik
Lynn Clark ... Marcia
Bennett Liss ... Corporal

Lee Arenberg ... Paramilitary Man #3
John William Gibson ... Paramilitary Man #2

Stephen Quadros ... Paramilitary Man #4
Milt Kogan ... Medical Examiner

Christopher Titus ... Paramilitary Man #1
Rick Marzan ... Police Officer
George J. Peters ... Mr. Martinson
Carolyn Carradine ... Major's Wife
Norma MacMillan ... Mrs. Martinson (as Norma Macmillan)

Charles Gideon Davis ... I-Ching Scholar
Randy Lee Troyer ... Mercenary
Dana Vitatoe ... Paramilitary Soldier (uncredited)

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Murder, a Self Portrait

25 November 1989
Columbo investigates the apparent drowning of a famous painters first wife.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Patrick Bauchau ... Max Barsini

Fionnula Flanagan ... Louise

Shera Danese ... Vanessa Barsini
Isabel García Lorca ... Julie (as Isabel Lorca)

Vito Scotti ... Vito

George Coe ... Dr. Hammer
David Byrd ... Ralph
Don Bovingloh ... Customer
Lenny Hicks ... Morgue Attendant
Danny Hassel ... Lifeguard
Roger Etienne ... Night Visitor
Frank L. Wiltse ... Officer
Harold Harris ... Harry Chudnow
Don Schneider ... Bystander at Beach
Jean-Paul Vignon ... Maitre d' (uncredited)

Season 9, Episode 2: Columbo Cries Wolf

20 January 1990
When the business-savvy publisher of a "Playboy"-type men's magazine wants to sell her stock to a Rupert Murdoch-like media tycoon, she apparently disappears on a London-bound flight.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Ian Buchanan ... Sean Brantley

Rebecca Staab ... Tina

Alan Scarfe ... Sir Harry Matthews

Mark Margolis ... Cosner

John Finnegan ... Police Chief

David Huddleston ... The Mayor

Deidre Hall ... Dian Hunter

Jeanne Wolf ... Herself

Gigi Rice ... Dian's Secretary
Ralph Wilcox ... Chef
Peter Zapp ... Mayor's Aide
Morgan Jones ... Wilson
Darrell Kunitomi ... Factotum
Daphne Cheung ... Next Nymph of the Month
Kendra Booth ... Southern Nymph

Paula Trickey ... Nymph at Pool
Rainell Saunders ... Art Director (as Rainelle Saunders)

Matt Flynn ... Guest

Tom Moses ... Chief of Detectives

Michael Masters ... Security Guard (as Mike Masters)
James Willett ... Security Man

Gil Newsom ... Reporter
Bee-Be Smith ... Reporter (as BeeBe Smith)

Jimmy Ortega ... Reporter
Primo López ... Reporter (as Primo Lopez)
Sandra Wild ... Nymph (as Sándra Wild)
Alicia Gilbert ... Nymph
Cameron ... Nymph
Craig Hosking ... Helicopter Pilot
Farrell Mayer ... Police Official
Laurence Grant ... Reporter (as Laurance Grant)
Bill Edward Rogers ... Policeman
Luis Delgado ... City Employee
George Chavez ... Tile Man

Bruce Kirby ... Sergeant George Kramer (uncredited)
Charles D. Miller ... Crime Scene Cop (uncredited)

Season 9, Episode 3: Agenda for Murder

10 February 1990
This time Columbo is put on a murder that was made to look like a suicide. However, he notices some loose ends, and asks a lawyer and a governor to clear these problems up.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Patrick McGoohan ... Oscar Finch

Denis Arndt ... Paul Mackey

Louis Zorich ... Frank Staplin
Penny Fuller ... Mrs. Finch

Bruce Kirby ... Sergeant George Kramer
Anne Haney ... Louise

Stanley Kamel ... Tim Haines

Steven Ford ... Toby Ritt
Arthur Hill ... The Governor
Michael Goldfinger ... Laundry Truck Driver

Shaun Toub ... Amir
Annie Stewart ... Rebecca Christy
Carol Barbee ... Diane

Peter Allas ... Security Man #1
Kirk Thornton ... Police Technician
Doug Franklin ... Coroner's Man
Rande Leaman ... Staffer
Bryan Montgomery ... Security Man #2
Eva Charney ... Gal
Jake Jacobs ... D.A.
Huey Redwine ... 1st Man
Jim Carson ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Philip Abbott ... Judge Foster (uncredited)
Charles D. Miller ... Crime Scene Cop (uncredited)
Rita Taggart ... Mrs. Staplin (uncredited)

Season 9, Episode 4: Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo

31 March 1990
A woman who blames Lt. Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him. But before she goes after him, she first goes after the man who informed on her husband and by showing the Lt. how it feels to lose a love one; by going after his wife.

Season 9, Episode 5: Uneasy Lies the Crown

28 April 1990
The unsuccessful junior partner in a dental group, a bad husband and degenerate gambler, faces divorce and ostracism from his father-in-law's firm.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

James Read ... Dr. Wesley Corman

Jo Anderson ... Lydia Corman
Nancy Walker ... Herself

Dick Sargent ... Himself
Ron Cey ... Himself

Marshall R. Teague ... Adam Evans (as Marshall Teague)

Mark Arnott ... David Sherwin

James A. Watson Jr.

Steven Gilborn ... George
Raymond Singer

Victor Bevine
John Roarke
Paul Burke ... Horace Sherwin
Lynne Marta ... Frances
Morgan Jones ... Lab Technician

Mimi Cozzens ... Person at Track
John Bowman ... Man
Khin-Kyaw Maung ... Maitre D'

Gene Davis ... Man #2 (as Eugene Davis)
Daniel Bryan Cartwell ... Bartender at Turf Club (as Daniel Bryan Cartmell)
John Idakitis ... Bartender at Restaurant
Randall James Jeffries ... Wesley's Friend
Melissa Young ... Blonde
Steve Kelso ... Policeman
Henry Crowell Jr. ... Spectator (as Henry A. Crowell Jr.)
James Landi ... Police Officer
Edward Talbot 'Chip' Matthews ... Paramedic (as Edward Talbot "Chip" Matthews)

Season 9, Episode 6: Murder in Malibu

14 May 1990
A successful writer of romance novels who is involved with a young, ambitious womanizer, is found shot to death in her Malibu home.

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: Columbo Goes to College

9 December 1990
Two college students who believe that their wealth and status allow them to do what they want. But one of them has been placed on notice by his father that if he messes up he's on his own. And they cheat in one of their classes. The professor discovers what they did. And he tells them that he will either flunk them or have them expelled. They later follow him and see him with someone. That's when they decide to kill him. They decide to do it during their next class wherein Columbo is teaching. And they do it despite being in the class when it happened. Columbo investigates and the two guys would like to help.

Peter Falk ... Columbo
Stephen Caffrey ... Justin Rowe

Gary Hershberger ... Cooper Redman

James Sutorius ... Prof. D.E. Rusk

William Lucking ... Dominic Doyle

Katherine Cannon ... June Clark

Alan Fudge ... Mr. Redman

Maree Cheatham
Bridget Hanley ... Mrs. Rusk
Jim Antonio ... Joe Doyle

Steven Gilborn ... George
Guy Stockwell ... Club Owner

Robert Culp ... Jordan Rowe
Les Lannom ... Malloy
Elizabeth Swackhamer ... Sara
Karl Wiedergott ... Ollie Sachs
James Ingersoll ... John
Dick Balduzzi ... Janitor
Robin Bach ... Maitre D'

Gregg Rogen ... Todd
Morgan Jones ... Crime Lab Man
Jane Alden ... Producer
Noel Conlon ... Detective

Frank Farmer ... Professor #1
Laurence Haddon ... Dean Howard Gillespie
Larry McCormick ... News Anchor
George C. Simms ... Officer
Aaron Seville ... Policeman
Alf Powers ... Professor #2 (as Alfred Powers)
Shauna Steiner ... Newswoman
Jeremy McCollum ... Toby
Troy Shire ... Cary

David Cowgill ... Crewman
Robert R. Ross Jr. ... Norm
Anthony Beninati ... Charles (as Tony Beninati)
Mary Angela Shea ... Reporter #1
Darren Scott ... Valet
Casey Van Patten ... Reporter #2
Mary Maldonado ... Latin Maid
Charles D. Miller ... Crime Scene Cop (uncredited)

Season 10, Episode 2: Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

20 February 1991
Columbo investigates a self-proclaimed security expert turned crime show host for the murder of a rival with incriminating evidence of pornography.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

George Hamilton ... Wade Anders
Peter Haskell ... Budd Clarke

Penny Johnson ... Maxine Jarrett

Robert Donner ... Arnie

Steven Gilborn ... George

Rick Najera ... Henry Santos
Marie Chambers ... Lisa
Dennis Bailey ... Sergeant Lewis
Patricia Allison ... Melanie
Jack Tate ... John

Paul Ganus ... Jack

Linda Dona ... Barbara Baylor
Michael Russo ... Duke Dimarco

Louis Herthum ... Technician

Emily Kuroda ... Linda

Guerin Barry ... Hairdresser
Barry O'Neill ... Randy
Seth Foster ... Al Morrow

Jim Jarrett ... Production Assistant
Mary Ingersoll ... Sergeant Fitzwater
Lisa Marie Russell ... Judy
Mimi Monaco ... Wanda

Marabina Jaimes ... Tisha

Mark Daneri ... Customer

Brenda Isaacs Booth ... Redhead (as Brenda Isaacs)
Lawrence Maki ... Officer (as Lawrence Scott Maki)
Gary Kernick ... SWAT Officer
Aristides Priakos ... Young Wade
Nicole Grey ... Porno Actress
Leesa Bryte ... Phone Girl
Joanne DiVito ... Choreographer

Jan Hoag ... Woman
Raymond Lynch ... Detective Frank

Tim Moran ... Real Duke (as Timothy Moran)
Tricia Long ... Real Barbara
John Paul Ahearn ... Male Voice
Jennifer Asch ... Female Voice
Barbara d'Altair ... 2nd Female Voice (as Barbara D'Altair)
Charles D. Miller ... Crime Scene Cop (uncredited)

Season 10, Episode 3: Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star

29 April 1991
Lt. Columbo matches wits with a defense lawyer who has never lost a case in his career.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Shera Danese ... Trish Fairbanks
Cheryl Paris ... Marcy Edwards

Julian Stone ... Neddy Malcolm

Sondra Currie ... Sgt. Hubach

Little Richard ... Himself

John Martin ... Sam Marlowe

Steven Gilborn ... George

John Finnegan ... Chief Quentin Corbett

Grant Heslov ... Lab Technician

Dabney Coleman ... Hugh Creighton
Deborah Rose ... Housekeeper
Tad Horino ... Gardener Ando Miaki
Joseph Chapman ... Prosecutor
Ann Weldon ... Judge
B.J. Turner ... Decorator 'Vito' (as B. J Turner)
Steve Tschudy ... Defendant

Susie Singer Carter ... Darlene (as Susie Singer)

Terrence Beasor ... Contractor
Terry G. Warren ... Policeman
Chad Bell ... Kid (as Chad A. Bell)
Mark Voland ... Sergeant
Carolyn Carradine ... Receptionist
Dorothy Constantine ... Chief's Secretary
Robert Terry Lee ... Photographer
Robert Trumbull ... D. A.

Bruce Marchiano ... 2nd Technician
Michael Leopard ... Bartender

Loren Blackwell ... Waiter
Joe Faust ... Stetson Hat
Regina Leeds ... Reporter #1
Curt Booker ... Reporter #2
William Chalmers ... Client
Charles D. Miller ... Crime Scene Cop (uncredited)

Season 11


Season 11, Episode 1: Death Hits the Jackpot

15 December 1991
Freddy, a down-on-his-luck photographer in the final stages of a divorce, wins $30 million in the lottery. In order to not share it with his wife before the divorce is finalized, he arranges for his uncle Leon to cash in the ticket and give Freddy the money after the divorce. But Uncle Leon has ideas of his own...

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Rip Torn ... Leon Lamarr

Jamie Rose ... Nancy Brower
Gary Kroeger ... Freddy Brower

Betsy Palmer ... Martha Lamarr
Warren Berlinger ... Det. Stroller
Antony Ponzini ... Gregory Lopiccolo
Penny Santon ... Momma
Marilyn Tokuda ... Judy
Brit Lind ... Trish (as Britt Lind)
Robert Alan Browne ... Detective Lancer
Daniel Trent ... Detective Braverman
Donald Craig ... Auctioneer
Peter Schreiner ... Otto
Shane McCabe ... Meyer McGinty

Elizabeth Lambert ... Leda

Victoria Boa ... Shari
Michael Prince ... Mr. Weatherford
Anita Dangler ... Mrs. Weatherford

Dick Patterson ... Master of Ceremonies
Ed McCready ... Security Guard

Dianne Travis ... Greta (as Dianne Turley Travis)
Robert Rothwell ... Minister
Margaret Howell ... Saleswoman in Jewelry Store
Kathryn White ... 1st Woman
Marjorie Stapp ... 2nd Woman
Charner Wallis ... 3rd Woman
Larry Randolph ... John

Webster Williams ... Car Salesman
Michael Halpin ... Staff Person
Gerry Okuneff ... Patrolman
Marte Boyle Slout ... Lady At Auction
Allen Rice ... Man At Auction
Dona Speir ... Model #2
Barron Christian ... Cardinal Richelieu (uncredited)
Charles D. Miller ... Crime Scene Cop (uncredited)

Season 11, Episode 2: No Time to Die

15 March 1992
Columbo attends the wedding of his nephew, who is also with the LAPD. Suddenly it turns out that the bride is missing, possibly kidnapped. Columbo sets up the investigation to figure out what happened.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Joanna Going ... Melissa Alexandra Hayes

Thomas Calabro ... Detective Andy Parma

Dan Butler ... Sergeant Goodman

Doug Savant ... Detective Dennis Mulrooney

Daniel McDonald ... Strassa

Daniel Davis ... Alex Varrick
Lance LeGault ... Police Captain

Juliet Mills ... Eileen Hacker
David Byrd ... Bailey

Don Swayze

Donald Moffat ... Sheldon Hays
Patricia Huston ... Louise Hays
Cliff Emmich ... Tubby Comfort

Beth Chamberlin ... Cindy
Siobhan McCafferty ... Samantha
Stack Pierce ... President Loren Jefferson

Yvonne Farrow ... Janet
Richard Assad ... Abdul
Tom Marvich ... Technician #1
Gary Hollis ... Technician #2
José Rey ... Bartender (as Jose Rey)
Darnell Harrison ... Technician #3
Mark Alan Kaufman ... Sandy

John Brennan ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Kelly Nelson ... Rookie Cop (uncredited)

Season 11, Episode 3: A Bird in the Hand...

22 November 1992
Harold likes to gamble, but as a rule he loses and he is heavily in debt. His uncle is the famous Big Fred who is the owner of a football team and he is a millionaire. But Harold can't get a dime from him. So Harold decides to kill his uncle by a pipe bomb under his car. He is not surprised when he is told Big Fred is dead. He is surprised however that the death is due to a road accident. He rushes to his uncle's house and he finds Lt. Columbo getting excited about the car with the bomb...

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Tyne Daly ... Dolores

Greg Evigan ... Harold McCain

Frank McRae ... Lt. Robertson (as Frank Mc Rae)

Don S. Davis ... Bertie

León Singer ... Fernando (as Leon Singer)

Michael Gregory ... Mr. Hacker

Steve Forrest ... Big Fred

Stephen Liska ... Casino Manager
G.F. Smith ... Salesman
Carol Swarbrick ... Casino Waitress
Ed McCready ... Ed
John Petlock ... Medical Examiner
Joel Beeson ... Clyde
Kay Perry ... Honey

Joanna Sanchez ... Sgt. Nancy Duran
Bebe Louie ... Policewoman

Lenny Citrano ... Barber
Elven Havard ... Serviceman
Gerry Okuneff ... Dealer
Dick Baker ... Detective at Harold's
Cody Glenn ... First Policeman
Vincent J. McEveety ... Second Policeman
Robert Deery ... Policeman at Stadium
Ron Troncatty ... Traffic Policeman (as Ron Tron)

David Alan Graf ... Bystander at Accident

Geoff Koch ... Singing Football Player
Jeff Hochendoner ... Football Player at Wake
Lonnie Johnson ... Football Player at Stadium
Rodha Lawrence ... Guest at Wake
Buck Young ... Guest at Wake
Kyle Fredericks ... Girl at Wake

Buddy Joe Hooker ... Policeman on P.A.

Lee Reherman ... Football Player (uncredited)

Season 12


Season 12, Episode 1: It's All in the Game

31 October 1993
Lauren Staton and Lisa Martin kill their two-timing lover Nick Franco. Lauren's the one who pulled the trigger and they've made it look like Franco was killed by a burglar in his apartment. They've prepared well with both having solid alibis. Lt. Colombo is in charge of the case and is very much attracted to the beautiful Lauren. She uses that to her advantage and is soon buying him gifts and giving him the odd kiss. Colombo is flattered but begins to see anomalies in some of the physical evidence. He becomes certain that Laura is involved in Franco's death but realizes he will only be able to make an arrest if he gets a confession. He manages to get that but even he is surprised when learns of her true relationship to Lisa.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Faye Dunaway ... Lauren Staton

Claudia Christian ... Lisa Martin

Armando Pucci ... Nick Franco

Bill Macy ... Ruddick

John Finnegan ... Barney
Doug Sheehan ... Riley

Shelley Morrison ... Nick's Maid
Tom Henschel ... Fingerprint Man

Jack Shearer ... Investigator #1

Shashawnee Hall ... Investigator #2

Stewart J. Zully ... Investigator #3
Bruce Ed Morrow ... Medical Examiner (as Bruce E. Morrow)
Heath Kizzier ... Photo Clerk
Daniel Trent ... Detective #1 (as Daniel T. Trent)
Ed McCready ... Detective #2
Talya Ferro ... Telephone Co. Clerk
Johnny Gardella ... Eddie
Michele Bernath ... Cashier
Art Kassul ... First Drunk

Lorna Scott ... Close Friend
Catherine Battistone ... 2nd Female Guest
Sammy Goldstein ... Pianist
Ann Whitney ... Singing Lady

Frank DiElsi ... Policeman (as Frank Di Elsi)
Douglas Fisher ... Butler
John Petlock ... Male Guest
Ron Olsen ... T.V. Announcer
Gerry Okuneff ... Plainclothes Detective
Jeff McGrail ... Policeman #1

Joe Banks ... Policeman #2

Jeff Bollow ... Kid
Vincent J. McEveety ... Policeman
Al Benner ... 2nd Drunk
June Saruwatari ... Maid
Maura Spencer-Reed ... Female Guest
Jessica Devlin ... 2nd Woman
Ryal Haakenson ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Lenore Kasdorf ... Janice (uncredited)

Dawn Wells ... Female Guest (uncredited)

Season 12, Episode 2: Butterfly in Shades of Grey

6 November 1993
L.A. radio moderator Chase kills Jerry Winters, a member of his staff who tried to help Chase's daughter Victoria (also a staff member) to leave her father and become a novelist in New York. Chase presents a fine alibi: Winters was shot dead while speaking to him on the phone, even the shooting was recorded on his answering machine. Everything seems perfect, but will Lt. Columbo really believe this story?

Peter Falk ... Columbo

William Shatner ... Fielding Chase

Molly Hagan ... Victoria Chase

Jack Laufer ... Gerald 'Gerry' Winters

Richard Kline ... Louis 'Lou' Cates

Yorgo Constantine ... Station Manager
Mark Lonow ... Theodore 'Ted' Malloy

Beverly Leech ... Deirdre 'DeeDee' Ross

Brian Markinson ... Deirdre's Agent
Robin Clarke ... Senator Gordon Madison
Christopher Templeton ... Marian Burke
John C. Anders ... Officer Davis
Denice Kumagai ... Martha (as Denice Kumagi)
D.V. Caitlyn ... Second Biker (as Deryl Caitlyn)

Glenn Taranto ... Engineer
Wayne C. Dvorak ... Fritz (Maitre D') (as Wayne Dvorak)
Douglas Stark ... Chairman
Francesca Cappucci ... Allison Montgomery (TV News)
Anika Marinelli ... P.A. (as Ann Noël)
Carolyn Carradine ... First Biker
Eric Poppick ... Soap Opera Director

Season 12, Episode 3: Undercover

2 May 1994
Lt Columbo investigates men and women who are being killed over pieces of a photo they have, that shows where 4 million dollars in stolen money is hidden.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Ed Begley Jr. ... Irving Krutch

Burt Young ... Mo Weinberg

Harrison Page ... Detective Sgt. Arthur Brown

Shera Danese ... Geraldine Ferguson

Edward Hibbert ... Bramley Kahn

Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Suzie Endicott (as Kristin Bauer)

Albie Selznick ... Detective McKittrick

Joe Chrest ... Mercer

Robert Donner ... Zeke
Hank Garrett

Tyne Daly ... Dorothea McNally
Penny Santon ... Lucia
Marla Adams ... Sheila Byrnes

Marianne Muellerleile ... Nurse Hilda
Ora Frosh ... Woman Down Hall
Jeff Michalski ... Medical Examiner

Alexander Folk ... Patient

John William Young ... Man In Pajamas
Kay Yamamoto ... Front Desk Nurse
John Dunbar ... Photographer
Jon Beshara ... Dillinger
Christopher C. Murphy ... Man Sitting at Burger Joint (uncredited)

Season 13


Season 13, Episode 1: Strange Bedfellows

8 May 1995
When Graham McVeigh kills his brother and frames a mob bookie for the crime, then kills the bookie and claims self-defense, he finds himself facing trouble from both Columbo and the bookie's superior in the mob.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

George Wendt ... Graham McVeigh

Jeff Yagher ... Teddy McVeigh

Jay Acovone ... Bruno Romano

Linda Gehringer ... Lorraine Buchinsky

Bruce Kirby ... Sgt. Phil Brindle

Don Calfa ... Rudy
William Bogert ... Randall Thurston

Shani Wallis ... Gwen

John Finnegan ... Barney

Rod Steiger ... Vincenzo Fortelli
Gerry Gibson ... Pat O'Connor
Justin Lord ... Lt. Albert Schiffer
Alex Henteloff ... Pawnbroker
Karen Mayo-Chandler ... Tiffany Keene

Richard Epcar ... Thug
Kate Benton ... Bayleaf Hostess

Frantz Turner ... Fingerprint Man
Ed McCready ... Man In Bar

David Sobel ... Waiter

Mark Eric Charbonneau ... Bayleaf Waiter (as Mark Helm)
Jim Bockelman ... Patrolman Kelleher

Marshall Nord ... Deputy (as Marshall J. Nord)
Milene Ragan ... Ruth (as Nancy Ragan)
Gerry Okuneff ... Walter Sterling
Johnny Carbajal ... Emilio
Trevor Denman ... Horse Race Announcer (uncredited)
George Marshall Ruge ... Angelo (uncredited)

Season 13, Episode 2: A Trace of Murder

15 May 1997
A beautiful wife and her forensic expert boyfriend try to frame her very rich husband for murder.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

David Rasche ... Patrick Kinsley

Shera Danese ... Cathleen Calvert

Barry Corbin ... Clifford Calvert
Raye Birk ... Howard Seltzer
Will Nye ... Officer Will

John Finnegan ... Barney

Franklin Cover ... Harry Jenkins
Alice Backes ... Harriet Jenkins

Dion Anderson ... Stuart March

Donna Bullock ... Tracy Rose

John F. O'Donohue ... Doherty

Dyana Ortelli ... Colenari

Kymberly Newberry ... District Attorney (as Kymberly S. Newberry)

Maury Sterling ... Store Clerk
Jeffrey King ... Kurtz
Vincent J. McEveety ... Bus Boy

Richard Saxton ... Newscaster

Cady Huffman ... Receptionist
Roma Alvarez ... Maid
James Almanzar ... Bartender (as Jim Almanzar)

Season 13, Episode 3: Ashes to Ashes

8 October 1998
After a much maligned Hollywood gossip columnist is murdered by her former lover, Columbo tries to find a way to prove he was responsible for the crime.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Patrick McGoohan ... Eric Prince

Rue McClanahan ... Verity Chandler

Richard Riehle ... Sergeant Degarmo

Spencer Garrett ... Roger Gambles

Aubrey Morris ... Fred

Edie McClurg ... Mrs. Lerby

Richard Libertini

Ron Masak ... Eddie Fenelle (as Ron Másak)

Catherine McGoohan ... Rita
Scott N. Stevens

Sally Kellerman ... Liz Houston

Conrad Bachmann ... Henry Chalfont (as Conrad Bachman)

Ken Weiler ... Singer

Sid Burston ... Driver
Ted Rooney ... Mortician #2
Charlie Dell ... Mortician #1
Arthur Duncan ... Tap Dancer
David Doty ... Colleague
Roberta Hanlen ... Bartender
Roy Kerry ... Guard #1

Marco Khan ... Guard #2 (as Marco Khanlian)
Karissa Corday ... Anchorwoman

Season 13, Episode 4: Murder with Too Many Notes

12 May 2000
Findlay Crawford, a Hollywood film composer and conductor, murders a talented composer/musician who has been ghostwriting most of Crawford's work in recent years, including the entire score for the last film, which won an Oscar. Crawford is jealous of the young musician whose talent outshines his own. Will Columbo find out who did it? It's just one more thing.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Billy Connolly ... Findlay Crawford

Richard Riehle ... Sgt Degarmo
Charles Cioffi ... Sidney Ritter
Hillary Danner ... Rebecca

Chad Willett ... Gabriel McEnery

Scott Atkinson ... Tony
Obi Ndefo ... Nathaniel Murphy

Randy Oglesby ... Joshua Vinten

Luis Avalos ... Antonio
Harry Danner ... Fitch
Anne McGoohan ... Marcia
Herschel Sparber ... Priestly
Steve O'Connor ... Throve
Larry Gilman ... Tomblin

Michael P. Byrne ... Schwartz

Van Epperson ... Photographer

Joanne Lara ... Angela

Rob Elk ... Stalker
Susan Edwards ... Woman Victim
Douglas Callan ... Young Actor
Jennifer Fabos ... Young Actress

Miguel Pérez ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Season 13, Episode 5: Columbo Likes the Nightlife

30 January 2003
Columbo gets a taste of the Los Angeles rave scene as he investigates the apparent suicide of a tabloid reporter.

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Matthew Rhys ... Justin Price

Jennifer Sky ... Vanessa

Douglas Roberts ... Linwood Coben

Carmine Giovinazzo ... Tony Galper

Julius Carry ... Policeman

Steve Schirripa ... Freddie (as Steven R. Schirripa)

John Finnegan ... Sean Jarvis

Valerie Landsburg

Jorge Garcia ... Julius

Patrick Cupo ... Officer Rogers
Eve Kagan ... Pink Feather Boa

Jamison Yang ... Print Guy

Karen Maruyama ... Maid

Ariel Llinas ... Paramedic

Iris Bahr ... Police Officer

Audrey Wasilewski ... Attendant
Katie O'Rourke ... Hotel Assistant Manager

Brian Patrick Farrell ... Messenger

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