A man who seems to know everything but his own name helps police solve crimes as he searches for his identity.
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Series cast summary:
Dominic Purcell ...  John Doe 22 episodes, 2002-2003
John Marshall Jones ...  Frank Hayes 22 episodes, 2002-2003
Jayne Brook ...  Jamie Avery 21 episodes, 2002-2003
William Forsythe ...  Digger 21 episodes, 2002-2003
Rekha Sharma ...  Stella 16 episodes, 2002-2003
Sprague Grayden ...  Karen Kawalski 14 episodes, 2002-2003
David Lewis ...  Stu 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Michelle Hart Michelle Hart ...  Nance Fenton / ... 12 episodes, 2002-2003
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John Doe is an intelligent adventure series, named after the main character, albeit not by name: 'John Doe' is called thus because nobody knows the name of the man who literally fell from the sky, naked, in the sea near an obscure island. When Cambodian fishermen save him, it soon becomes clear his memory is in a paradoxical state: he has total amnesia concerning his own past, even his real name, but has more factual knowledge stored in his brain then even the Google computer banks on every possible other subject, as if he had memorized the Library of Congress, so one rarely needs to read anything when he's around. He also is intelligent and inquisitive enough to understand and use much of that knowledge, and keeps rolling into all kinds of weird mysteries, teaming up with various characters, each of which must first be convinced he's legit, such as police detectives Frank Hayes and Jamie Avery, but gets frustrated by finding his own story the most elusive, probably linked to some ... Written by KGF Vissers

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He's got all of the answers, except the most important one... who he is. See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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The original (unaired) pilot episode was shot with a different cast. Elizabeth Lackey was the first to assume the role of Lt. Jamie Avery, Azura Skye played Karen Kawalksi and rock musician Meat Loaf, was barman Digger. The only "survivors" from that shoot were Dominic Purcell, and, John Marshall Jones. See more »

Quotes

Frank Hayes: Just because you know everything, doesn't mean you know everything, John.
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Connections

Followed by John Doe: Pilot (2002) See more »

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Beautiful
Written by Joe MacLeod, Dave Rosin, Morgan Smith, Jesse Smith
Performed by Day Theory
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Another great show down the tubes.....
15 May 2006 | by mintcloversSee all my reviews

This is one great show containing all the mystery and intrigue of the X-Files and Characters who actually have character. I got hooked on it when it came out on Sci-Fi without having heard of it before. When I missed an episode and had to download it, I found the whole first season and went ahead and got it. Fox really screwed up when they decided to cut it without actually bringing it to a real end. It was there one day and gone the next. That's what I hated about it. I didn't mind so much about it ending, but it was never really revealed who this mysterious John Doe character is or who Phoenix was. What was this strange staff they were after and why did it matter so much to them? Because of Fox's decision to send it down the tubes we will never know. I like a good mystery, but I want it to be solved. Because this one was never solved, it will leave you disappointed in the end.


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Джон Доу See more »

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(21 episodes)

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