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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Cast

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 crimes are unthinkable... But the real mystery is the man who solves them. See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Джон Доу See more »

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Runtime:

(21 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Jayne Brook and John Marshall Jones have both appeared on NCIS on different episodes. See more »

Quotes

Digger: May all your ups and downs be under the sheets.
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Followed by John Doe: Pilot (2002) See more »

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Written by Joe MacLeod, Dave Rosin, Morgan Smith, Jesse Smith
Performed by Day Theory
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Excellent
20 September 2002 | by headfulofghosts126See all my reviews

I was completely surprised by this series. I've heard very little about it and wasn't exactly anticpating it but I'm so glad I got a chance to watch it. I believe I've found the first show I'll go out of my way to watch since My So-Called Life. It held my attention for the entire fifty minutes. The pacing was excellent, the writing was excellent, and while the lead character's acting might take some getting used to on my part- I highly enjoyed it. Unlike so many of the other "Next Files", John Doe is actually intelligent and refreshingly original. I've avoided TV so much lately it was quite a shock for me to see a program that was actually entertaining. I'm very excited about the future of this show.


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