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  • The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
  • TV Series | 60 min | Drama
The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
TV Series | 60 min | Drama

The trials of a group of law students under the tutelage of a strict professor.
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Seasons
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Creator
James Bridges (developed for television by) (Writer) (developer)
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Status
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Updated Sep 9, 1978

Release date (First episode)
Sep 9, 1978 (United States)

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Cast

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403 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
John Houseman
Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.   See fewer
58
James Stephens
James T. Hart James T. Hart   See fewer
58
Tom Fitzsimmons
Franklin Ford III Franklin Ford III   See fewer
58
James Keane
Willis Bell Willis Bell   See fewer
58
Betty Harford
Mrs. Nottingham / Mrs. Wilson Mrs. Nottingham / Mrs. Wilson   See fewer
45
Michael Tucci
Gerald Golden Gerald Golden   See fewer
36
Andra Millian
Laura Kiernan Laura Kiernan   See fewer
29
Clare Kirkconnell
Rita Harriman Rita Harriman   See fewer
29
Penny Johnson Jerald
Vivian Conway Vivian Conway   See fewer
29
Wortham Krimmer
Martin Zeiss Martin Zeiss   See fewer
23
Robert Ginty
Thomas Craig Anderson Thomas Craig Anderson   See fewer
22
Francine Tacker
Elizabeth Logan Elizabeth Logan   See fewer
21
Diana Douglas
Professor Tyler Professor Tyler   See fewer
17
Peter Nelson
Tom Ford Tom Ford   See fewer
17
Lainie Kazan
Rose Samuels Rose Samuels   See fewer
17
16
14
Jonathan Segal
Jonathan Brooks Jonathan Brooks   See fewer
13
Deka Beaudine
Asheley Brooks Asheley Brooks   See fewer
13
Stanley DeSantis
Gagarian Gagarian   See fewer
13
Steven Peterman
Soloway Soloway   See fewer
13
Michael Prince
Dean Perry Dean Perry   See fewer
10
Jane Kaczmarek
Connie Lehman Connie Lehman   See fewer
8
Sandy Simpson
Kramer Kramer   See fewer
7
David Paymer
Myslesky Myslesky   See fewer
7
Carole Goldman
Carol / Sandra Carol / Sandra   See fewer
7
Mark Schubb
Sims / Simms / Richard Simms Sims / Simms / Richard Simms   See fewer
6
Jessica Salem
Adele Mallison / Mallison / Marcia Mallison / Miss Mallison Adele Mallison / Mallison / Marcia Mallison / Miss Mallison   See fewer
6
Jack Manning
Dean Rutherford / Dean Bertram Rutherford Dean Rutherford / Dean Bertram Rutherford   See fewer
5
Lisa Pescia
Bloomfield Bloomfield   See fewer
5
Priscilla Taylor
Thatcher / Hogden / Miss Hogden Thatcher / Hogden / Miss Hogden   See fewer
4
Marion Yue
Student / Student Answering Pay Phone in Dorm / Student in Professor Grey's class Student / Student Answering Pay Phone in Dorm / Student in Professor Grey's class   See fewer
4
Herb Mendelsohn
Peterson Peterson   See fewer
4
4
Brock Michaels
Pruit / Jones / Student Pruit / Jones / Student   See fewer
4
Peter White
Paul Woods Paul Woods   See fewer
3
Philip Levien
Randazzo / Student Giving Hart the Time Randazzo / Student Giving Hart the Time   See fewer
3
Patricia Pierangeli
Attendant / Student Telling Hart that he's late for class Attendant / Student Telling Hart that he's late for class   See fewer
3
Karl Ellis
Student / Green Student / Green   See fewer
3
Kenneth F. Graham
Mapes / Chief Judge Mapes / Chief Judge   See fewer
3
Ken Rector
Boland / Player #3 / Student #3 Boland / Player #3 / Student #3   See fewer
3
Lionel Douglass
Boy / Deliveryman / Sanders Boy / Deliveryman / Sanders   See fewer
3
3
John Randolph
Jeremy Brooks / Rice Jeremy Brooks / Rice   See fewer
2
Harvey Lewis
Herman Herman   See fewer
2
2
Thomas Babson
1st Policeman / Student 1st Policeman / Student   See fewer
2
Joel Polis
Actor Actor   See fewer
2
Justin Lord
Medical Student #1 Medical Student #1   See fewer
2
Gary Dubin
Kaiser Kaiser   See fewer
2
Royce Wallace
Mrs. Scott Mrs. Scott   See fewer
2
Jan Arvan
Mr. Kornbluh / Tulio Romano Mr. Kornbluh / Tulio Romano   See fewer
2
2
Deborah Tilton
Actress Actress   See fewer
2
James Saito
Kai / Student #1 Kai / Student #1   See fewer
2
Monica MacLean
Ellen / Julie Ellen / Julie   See fewer
2
Ellen Brandt
Professor Clark Professor Clark   See fewer
2
Abraham Gordon
Attorney General's Bodyguard Attorney General's Bodyguard   See fewer
2
Jon Lovitz
Levitz Levitz   See fewer
2
Arthur Adams
Campus Policeman Campus Policeman   See fewer
2
David Drucker
Alvin / Mann Alvin / Mann   See fewer
2
Amy Resnick
Actress Actress   See fewer
2
Robert Symonds
Librarian Librarian   See fewer
2
Allan Miller
Anthony Burch / Herb Soloway Anthony Burch / Herb Soloway   See fewer
2
2
2
K.C. Ligon
Linda O'Connor Linda O'Connor   See fewer
1
Robert Reed
Professor Howard Professor Howard   See fewer
1
Christine Belford
Chris Carlyle Chris Carlyle   See fewer
1
Denise Nicholas
Donna Scott Donna Scott   See fewer
1
Leigh McCloskey
Paul Chandler Paul Chandler   See fewer
1
June Havoc
Mrs. Margaret Peters Mrs. Margaret Peters   See fewer
1
Eduard Franz
Ernie, Sr. Ernie, Sr.   See fewer
1
1
1
Wendy Rastattar
Lisa Bell Lisa Bell   See fewer
1
Judith Chapman
Amelia Hutton Amelia Hutton   See fewer
1
Jayne Meadows
Marian Chandler Marian Chandler   See fewer
1
W.K. Stratton
McKinnon McKinnon   See fewer
1
Michael Durrell
Gilbert Gilbert   See fewer
1
Harry Davis
Ludwig Ludwig   See fewer
1
Kim Cattrall
Karen Clayton Karen Clayton   See fewer
1
Marilu Henner
Pizza Shop Waitress Pizza Shop Waitress   See fewer
1
Elyssa Davalos
Nancy Burch Nancy Burch   See fewer
1
Glynn Turman
Raymond Livingston Raymond Livingston   See fewer
1
Darleen Carr
Leanne Laski Leanne Laski   See fewer
1
Alan Napier
Justice Allen Reynolds Justice Allen Reynolds   See fewer
1
Susan Howard
Susan Fields Susan Fields   See fewer
1
Don Porter
Franklin Ford II Franklin Ford II   See fewer
1
1
David Ackroyd
Eric Ryerson Eric Ryerson   See fewer
1
Sherry Hursey
Jennie Todd Jennie Todd   See fewer
1
1
John Devlin
Slaughter Slaughter   See fewer
1
Helen Kleeb
Mrs. Kornbluh Mrs. Kornbluh   See fewer
1
1
David Caruso
Bennett Bennett   See fewer
1
Anne Lockhart
Kathy Norman Kathy Norman   See fewer
1
Paul Burke
Mr. Ford Mr. Ford   See fewer
1
1
Michael Shannon
Morrison Morrison   See fewer
1
1
John Rubinstein
Professor Wendell Peterson Professor Wendell Peterson   See fewer
1
Tony Lo Bianco
Professor Reese Professor Reese   See fewer
1
Marilyn Jones
Vicky Hart Vicky Hart   See fewer
1
John Friedrich
Marshall Weatherly Marshall Weatherly   See fewer
1
Mady Kaplan
Kathleen Kathleen   See fewer
1
Stacey Nelkin
Tracy Ford Tracy Ford   See fewer
1
Marshall Colt
Sam Pray Sam Pray   See fewer
1
Anthony Costello
Jason Fields Jason Fields   See fewer
1
Pitt Herbert
Judge Wilson Judge Wilson   See fewer
1
Michael Goodwin
Roger Todd Roger Todd   See fewer
1
1
Len Birman
Prof. Dudley Rolfe Prof. Dudley Rolfe   See fewer
1
Gerard Prendergast
Tom Clayton Tom Clayton   See fewer
1
Peter Fitzsimmons
Hart's R.A. Hart's R.A.   See fewer
1
Teresa Baxter
Helen McMillan Helen McMillan   See fewer
1
George Petrie
Donnenfeld Donnenfeld   See fewer
1
Boyd Bodwell
Langhorn Langhorn   See fewer
1
1
1
Wendy Kilbourne
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Ilene Graff
Carolyn Carolyn   See fewer
1
1
Robin Gammell
Attorney General Patterson Attorney General Patterson   See fewer
1
Alex Courtney
Professor Alan Banks Professor Alan Banks   See fewer
1
Gregory Sierra
Public Defender Public Defender   See fewer
1
David Opatoshu
Professor Grey Professor Grey   See fewer
1
Allyn Ann McLerie
Mrs. Emily Hart Mrs. Emily Hart   See fewer
1
Severn Darden
Professor Edwin Professor Edwin   See fewer
1
Arthur Rosenberg
City Attorney City Attorney   See fewer
1
Woody Eney
Chip Radway Chip Radway   See fewer
1
1
John Lehne
David Weatherly David Weatherly   See fewer
1
Earl Boen
Nick Burch Nick Burch   See fewer
1
Pepe Serna
Luis Sanchez Luis Sanchez   See fewer
1
Deborah Harmon
Jeannie Jeannie   See fewer
1
Debbie Zipp
Nancy Poleto Nancy Poleto   See fewer
1
Philip Abbott
Wesley Grove Wesley Grove   See fewer
1
Lewis Charles
Pizza Shop Owner Pizza Shop Owner   See fewer
1
Tony Plana
Marcos Marcos   See fewer
1
Byron Morrow
Bryant Bryant   See fewer
1
Zitto Kazann
Vassily Vassily   See fewer
1
Ysabel MacCloskey
Mrs. Connell Mrs. Connell   See fewer
1
Janine Turner
Sondra Sondra   See fewer
1
1
Anne Marie McEvoy
Stephanie Norman Stephanie Norman   See fewer
1
Geoff Edwards
Jeffers Jeffers   See fewer
1
1
Alan Feinstein
District Attorney Martin District Attorney Martin   See fewer
1
Duncan Ross
Judge Wainwright Judge Wainwright   See fewer
1
Lynn Swann
Billy Pierce Billy Pierce   See fewer
1
Timothy Patrick Murphy
Michael Burch Michael Burch   See fewer
1
Kurt Kreuger
Faculty Member in Elevator Faculty Member in Elevator   See fewer
1
Buck Young
2nd Policeman 2nd Policeman   See fewer
1
Vernon Weddle
Prof. Lowry Prof. Lowry   See fewer
1
Donald Hotton
Clement Corcoran Clement Corcoran   See fewer
1
1
Larry Cedar
Gregor Gregor   See fewer
1
William Dozier
Lindsey Lindsey   See fewer
1
John Perryman
Medical Student #2 Medical Student #2   See fewer
1
Michael Morrison
Simmons Simmons   See fewer
1
Alex Curi
George George   See fewer
1
1
1
Nancy Morgan
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Bruce Gray
Greg Noyes Greg Noyes   See fewer
1
Lillian Adams
Mrs. Wexler Mrs. Wexler   See fewer
1
Carolyne Barry
Morrison's Secretary Morrison's Secretary   See fewer
1
1
James Karen
Mr. Pearson Mr. Pearson   See fewer
1
Paul Koslo
Joe Bob Carter Joe Bob Carter   See fewer
1
Daniel Zippi
Student in Library Student in Library   See fewer
1
1
Peggy Rea
Dr. Jarrett Dr. Jarrett   See fewer
1
1
Art Lund
Capt. Arnold Olsson Capt. Arnold Olsson   See fewer
1
1
Biff McGuire
Smathers Smathers   See fewer
1
1
Bill Story
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
1
Phil Iati
Student Student   See fewer
1
Betty A. Bridges
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
Alan Shea
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
1
Dana Elcar
Mr. Sam Hart Mr. Sam Hart   See fewer
1
Martha Scott
Marion Grey Marion Grey   See fewer
1
Mike Genovese
Officer McClaren Officer McClaren   See fewer
1
1
1
Cathy Silvers
Weinstein Weinstein   See fewer
1
1
1
1
George Coe
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
1
Pat Corley
Plumber Plumber   See fewer
1
Lillah McCarthy
Bonnie Phillips Bonnie Phillips   See fewer
1
1
Jed Cooper
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Kathy Garrick
Student Student   See fewer
1
1
Peter Chernisch
Prof. Teller Prof. Teller   See fewer
1
Sándor Naszódy
Novikov Novikov   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Susan Friedman
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
1
John Walcutt
Vicky's Fiance Vicky's Fiance   See fewer
1
1
Ray Underwood
The Jock The Jock   See fewer
1
Dee Croxton
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Mary Betten
Professor Grey's Housekeeper Professor Grey's Housekeeper   See fewer
1
Nina Wilcox
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Scatman Crothers
Mr. Sims Mr. Sims   See fewer
1
Peggy Pope
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Dori Brenner
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Jane Daly
Layne Evans Layne Evans   See fewer
1
1
Robert Karvelas
Beerman Beerman   See fewer
1
Hettie Lynne Hurtes
TV Newscaster TV Newscaster   See fewer
1
1
Charles Seaverns
Professor Hawks Professor Hawks   See fewer
1
Tonyo Meléndez
Raul Sanchez Raul Sanchez   See fewer
1
Wayne Long
Dooley Dooley   See fewer
1
Herb Davis
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
1
William Prince
Blair Correll Blair Correll   See fewer
1
1
1
Sterling Swanson
Bailiff Bailiff   See fewer
1
1
1
Kay Dingle
Wonk #3 Wonk #3   See fewer
1
1
William Martel
Rent Control Hearing Judge Rent Control Hearing Judge   See fewer
1
Timothy Busfield
Barrett Barrett   See fewer
1
Meg Wyllie
Professor Grey's Sister Professor Grey's Sister   See fewer
1
Bill Morey
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
1
Raleigh Bond
The Minister The Minister   See fewer
1
Allison Argo
Miss Rice Miss Rice   See fewer
1
1
Kurtwood Smith
Johnson Johnson   See fewer
1
Sydney Walsh
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
Mary-Robin Redd
Dr. Fogelman Dr. Fogelman   See fewer
1
Meg Bennett
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Ken Olin
Timothy Timothy   See fewer
1
Read Morgan
Bellamy Bellamy   See fewer
1
Frank Corsentino
Bellboy Bellboy   See fewer
1
Ron Stein
1st Man 1st Man   See fewer
1
Bill Deiz
1st Reporter 1st Reporter   See fewer
1
Doug McGrath
Desk Clerk Desk Clerk   See fewer
1
William Smidt
The Policeman The Policeman   See fewer
1
1
1
Carol Potter
Student in Kingsfield's Seminar Student in Kingsfield's Seminar   See fewer
1
Tony Perez
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Adrian Ricard
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
Lisa Sloan
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Mary McCusker
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Nelson Olmsted
Prof. Martin Kyle Prof. Martin Kyle   See fewer
1
David Cadiente
2nd Man 2nd Man   See fewer
1
Vivian Brown
Library Attendant Library Attendant   See fewer
1
Jill Lent
2nd Reporter 2nd Reporter   See fewer
1
1
Leslie Vallen
The Waitress The Waitress   See fewer
1
Susan Tanner
Gloria Gloria   See fewer
1
Kristine Greco
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Kerry McGrath
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Eric Server
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
1
1
Lee Kessler
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
1
John Ingle
The judge The judge   See fewer
1
1
Theodore Bikel
Professor George Ballard Professor George Ballard   See fewer
1
1
Lark Geib
1st Student 1st Student   See fewer
1
Ralph Buckley
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
1
1
Mark Gavin
Student Student   See fewer
1
1
Pernell Roberts
Professor Marc Justin Professor Marc Justin   See fewer
1
Brent Spiner
Student in Reese's Class Student in Reese's Class   See fewer
1
Armin Shimerman
Asphalt Expert Witness Asphalt Expert Witness   See fewer
1
Joby Baker
Police Detective Police Detective   See fewer
1
Mae Marmy
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Stuart Charno
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Lenora May
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Marc Cavell
Messenger Messenger   See fewer
1
Russell Arms
Interviewer Interviewer   See fewer
1
Louise Foley
2nd Student 2nd Student   See fewer
1
1
Toby Richardson
1st Cop 1st Cop   See fewer
1
David Darrell
Faculty Member Faculty Member   See fewer
1
Francine Schiffres
Student #2 Student #2   See fewer
1
Susanne Severeid
Woman in Shower Woman in Shower   See fewer
1
Paul Linke
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Harry Caesar
Evidence Room Clerk Evidence Room Clerk   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Linda Hoy
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Julie Philips
3rd Student 3rd Student   See fewer
1
1
Barry Brooks
Customer Customer   See fewer
1
Chip McAllister
1st Student 1st Student   See fewer
1
Michael O'Dwyer
Mallory Mallory   See fewer
1
1
1
Patricia Davis
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Herb Edelman
Dr. Arnie Samuels Dr. Arnie Samuels   See fewer
1
Patsy Rahn
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
Mike Pniewski
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
1
1
Tawny Moyer
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Sid Conrad
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
David Ogden Stiers
Woodrow Tullis Woodrow Tullis   See fewer
1
Stanley Bennett Clay
Pin Boy Student Pin Boy Student   See fewer
1
1
Jeffrey Wolf
2nd Student 2nd Student   See fewer
1
1
1
Bernard Behrens
Justice Beck Justice Beck   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Rebeccah Bush
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
Mary McKuen
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Jean Foster
Student Student   See fewer
1
1
John Hood
Guard #1 Guard #1   See fewer
1
Don Pedro Colley
Prisoner in Elevator Prisoner in Elevator   See fewer
1
1
Ted Demers
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
1
Russ Fega
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Robert Gallo
Angelo Angelo   See fewer
1
1
George Marshall Ruge
3rd Reporter 3rd Reporter   See fewer
1
William Schallert
Cromwell Cromwell   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Renee Orin
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Adele Yoshioka
4th Reporter 4th Reporter   See fewer
1
Doris Hess
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Virginia Peters
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
Kate Williamson
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
Melissa Weber
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Al Sapienza
Mazullo Mazullo   See fewer
1
Robert Dominick Jones
Billy Sims Billy Sims   See fewer
1
1
Maggie Wheeler
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Merritt Butrick
Shaffer Shaffer   See fewer
1
Norman Lloyd
Professor Professor   See fewer
1
Irene Tedrow
Mrs. Whitney Mrs. Whitney   See fewer
1
Nicholas Pryor
Mr. Conner Mr. Conner   See fewer
1
Cliff Gorman
Mr. Garrett Mr. Garrett   See fewer
1
Erich Anderson
Mr. Williamson Mr. Williamson   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Arthur Tovey
Audience Member / Faculty Member / Professor / Professor Harold (uncredited) Audience Member / Faculty Member / Professor / Professor Harold (uncredited)   See fewer
4
Stan Rodarte
Law Student (uncredited) Law Student (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Danny Nero
Writer (uncredited) Writer (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Frank Slaten
Lawyer (uncredited) Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Paul Bradley
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Denise Kellogg
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
1
George Golden
Reception Guest (uncredited) Reception Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Paul DeCeglie
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
1
William Winckler
Pizza Boy (uncredited) Pizza Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Deborah Ludwig Davis
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
1
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