A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.

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Jeffrey Donovan ...  Michael Westen 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Gabrielle Anwar ...  Fiona Glenanne 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Bruce Campbell ...  Sam Axe 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Sharon Gless ...  Madeline Westen 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Coby Bell ...  Jesse Porter 67 episodes, 2010-2013
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Michael Westen, a seasoned U.S. spy, is suddenly "burned", i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by his ex-girlfriend Fiona and trusted former FBI informer Sam. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sun. Surf. Espionage. See more »


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Having a name with the same pronunciation, but different spelling as the character "Michael Westen", actor Michael Weston appeared in season three, episode five, "Signals and Codes", where he played "Spencer Watkowski". See more »

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Despite being a former SF operator and highly trained intelligence operative, Michael Weston often incorrectly holds handguns, using the "teacup method" of control, meaning that he rests the weapon upon his palm while firing it. See more »

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Fiona Glenanne: ["Characters Welcome" crossover ad with "White Collar": Fiona takes a gun out of her purse to get her ringing cellphone at a restaurant where she's having lunch with Michael] Ah, damn, I missed it.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: You have a permit for that weapon?
Fiona Glenanne: [covers the gun with a napkin] What weapon?
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: The one right there.
Michael Westen: That's a napkin.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: I can literally see it.
Fiona Glenanne: Oh, that's my cellphone.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: Well, then what is that?
Fiona Glenanne: My other cellphone.
Michael Westen: She's a big talker.
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Thrill Ride with a Twist
26 July 2007 | by jreinhardt-1See all my reviews

This series is one of the best of the year. Michael Donovan is perfect as the Sparta## Ex-Spy turned good guy. I love watching him try to struggle through the emotions of his clients. His relationship with his mother is very strained however you can still see him struggle to not care about his family. Sharon Gless is fun to watch as his chain smoking meddling mother. She's hilarious. Bruce Campbell is a favorite of mine & fits in well with Anwar & Donovan. I'd like to see more from Anwar - I like the changes in accents & would like to see her do more. So far this show has been nothing but entertaining. Donovan can really keep your attention on his stories. I'm looking forward to seeing more.


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28 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Burn Notice See more »

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Miami, Florida, USA

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