Jake and the Fatman
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Jake and the Fatman

Year:
Duration:
60 min (including commercials) (100 episodes) | 120 min (including commercials) (3 episodes)
Genres:
Crime | Drama
IMDB rate:
6.4
Director:
Chuck Bowman
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1987-09-26
Filming Locations: 2nd Street Tunnel between Hill and Figueroa, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Jason Beghe
Jason Beghe
Jake and the Fatman
Richard Burgi
Richard Burgi
Jake and the Fatman
Joe Penny
Joe Penny
Jake and the Fatman
William Conrad
Jason Lochinvar 'Fatman' McCabe
Alan Campbell
Derek Mitchell
Olga Russell
Lisbeth Berkeley-Smythe (44 episodes, 1989-1992)
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Trivia
Most of the show's episodes are named after well-known songs from the Swing Era.
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Each episode is named after a popular song, usually a standard.
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This series was actually canceled after its first season, but CBS revived it under unusual circumstances. With "Magnum, P.I." coming to an end, CBS was left with empty - and very expensive - studio facilities. The producers of "Jake and the Fat Man" came up with the idea of the Fat Man (J.L. McCabe) retiring from Los Angeles and moving to Hawaii to take up the practice of criminal law, with his investigators coming along. He later became District Attorney for Honolulu. The ratings went up sharply with the move. Apparently, CBS's lease on the Hawaii studio expired during the 1990-91 season, resulting in the show returning to Los Angeles.
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Photos from cast
Jason Beghe Elizabeth Gracen Tobey Maguire Danny Trejo Clifton Collins Jr. Shay Astar Talia Balsam Richard Burgi