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 13 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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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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Beautiful
Written by Joe MacLeod, Dave Rosin, Morgan Smith, Jesse Smith
Performed by Day Theory
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1 September 2003 | by arcbeatleSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite TV shows ever made. At first, I was skeptic, a guy who knows every thing and doesn't know who he is? Yeah, that is such a big deal. But after watching the premiere of Firefly, I decided too stick around. I was taken aback. The cinematography was wonderful, the constant but subtle transitions from color too black and white, the swirling angles. And yet, the plot was even better. Twists and turns fill the episode, and each one after that, and the series finale will leave you trying too catch up and awed at a finale surprise. but alas, Well never know how it ends, as it was cancelled. But it lives on in my mind, the soundtrack still echoing trough my head, the surprises I'm still thinking about.

Great show.


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English

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20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Джон Доу See more »

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(21 episodes)

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