An eccentric little person inventor has adventures battling evil around the world.
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Complete series cast summary:
David Rappaport ...  Simon McKay 19 episodes, 1986-1987
Douglas Barr ...  Alex Jagger 19 episodes, 1986-1987
Fran Ryan ...  Tillie Russell 19 episodes, 1986-1987
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Although only four feet tall, Simon McKay is a genius who has developed toys, devices for the handicapped, and secret inventions for the government. To protect him, the government assigned Alex Jaggere to protect him from being kidnapped by a foreign power. The pair travels all over the globe during their adventures. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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(19 episodes)

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What a wonderful show!
4 December 2004 | by jfg1-1See all my reviews

One night I was looking for a TV show I could watch with my two small daughters, and found "The Wizard". Simon McKay (David Rappaport) was a small man with a giant heart and immense intelligence, Tillie Russell (Fran Ryan) was his gruff yet kindly housekeeper, and Alex Jagger (Doug Barr) was the FBI agent that had to keep up with them, and protect Simon. Someone else has compared "The Wizard" to "MacGyver", and I suppose that is fairly accurate. Simon had developed weapons for the government, then decided that he couldn't do that any more, and disappeared for several years. Once he returned, he created wonderful toys. Of course, there would always be a bad guy, and Simon would use his toys to defeat him without guns or violence. My daughters and I remember this show with great fondness.

I, too, regret that I never wrote to David Rappaport to tell him how much we enjoyed this lovely, gentle show and the characters they created.


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