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Private Eye (1987–1988)

TV Series | 60 min | Crime, Drama

This is a detective series set in 1950's Hollywood. Jack Cleary is a (virtuous) cop and his virtue cost him his badge--he tried to expose corruption within his department, and the cops he tried to expose framed him, and subsequently he got...See moreThis is a detective series set in 1950's Hollywood. Jack Cleary is a (virtuous) cop and his virtue cost him his badge--he tried to expose corruption within his department, and the cops he tried to expose framed him, and subsequently he got thrown off the force. For the next few years, Jack tried to drown his sorrows in the bottle. His brother's a private investigator, when he got killed while on a case, Jack tried to find his killer and did. He would then take over his brother's (private eye) business. Working with him is Johnny Betts, a young man who worked with his brother. And his main contact on the police force is Lt. Fontana, who didn't see eye to eye with Jack when they were on the force but nevertheless, a friend. Written by See less
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Updated Sep 13, 1987

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Sep 13, 1987 (United States)

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Michael Woods
Jack Cleary Jack Cleary   See fewer
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William Sadler
Lieutenant Charlie Fontana / Lietenant Charlie Fontana Lieutenant Charlie Fontana / Lietenant Charlie Fontana   See fewer
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Josh Brolin
Johnny Betts Johnny Betts   See fewer
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Alice Adair
Jessie Jessie   See fewer
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Shawn Weatherly
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Peter Gallagher
Tommy Baron / Tommy Barron Tommy Baron / Tommy Barron   See fewer
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Cleavant Derricks
Felix / Felix McPhatter Felix / Felix McPhatter   See fewer
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Wayne Grace
Walczak Walczak   See fewer
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Patti Negri
Blonde / Leading Lady Blonde / Leading Lady   See fewer
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Jeff McCracken
Eddie / Vinnie Muzak Eddie / Vinnie Muzak   See fewer
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Michael Gerard
Camera Store Clerk / KGFO Receptionist Camera Store Clerk / KGFO Receptionist   See fewer
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George Kmeck
Voicebox Voicebox   See fewer
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Andrew Roperto
Gang Leader / Lee Gang Leader / Lee   See fewer
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Katy Boyer
Eva Miles Eva Miles   See fewer
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Jamey Sheridan
Joe Quinlan Joe Quinlan   See fewer
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Maris Valainis
Orin Schooley Orin Schooley   See fewer
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Robin Curtis
Eileen Quinlan Eileen Quinlan   See fewer
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Ray Wise
Senator McNeill Senator McNeill   See fewer
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Frank Annese
Frank Tucci Frank Tucci   See fewer
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Dennis Holahan
Michael Cornell Michael Cornell   See fewer
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John Aprea
Larry Robbins Larry Robbins   See fewer
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Robert Pastorelli
Villanova Villanova   See fewer
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Julie Ronnie
Alice Flemming Alice Flemming   See fewer
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Cliff Emmich
Victor Victor   See fewer
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Abby Holmes Abby Holmes   See fewer
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Saul Stein
Sidney Bloom Sidney Bloom   See fewer
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Fee Waybill
Deejay Deejay   See fewer
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Michael Franco
Donny Breedlove Donny Breedlove   See fewer
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John Lavachielli
Ralphie Santangelo Ralphie Santangelo   See fewer
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Chauffeur Chauffeur   See fewer
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Branscombe Richmond
Nickey Whitehorse Nickey Whitehorse   See fewer
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Steve Pershing
Cameraman Cameraman   See fewer
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Mindi Miller
Stripper Stripper   See fewer
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Fay DeWitt
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Fran Montano
Dottie's Date Dottie's Date   See fewer
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Joseph Romeo
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Scotty Scotty   See fewer
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Jack Wells
Director Director   See fewer
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Starlet Starlet   See fewer
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Stuart Nelson
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Richard Herkert
Fillipino Houseboy Fillipino Houseboy   See fewer
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Todd Allen
Test Pilot Test Pilot   See fewer
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Angela Alvarado
Angela Raza Angela Raza   See fewer
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Priest Priest   See fewer
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Miguel Brojas Miguel Brojas   See fewer
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Susan Blakely
Rita Marlo Rita Marlo   See fewer
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Mickey Schneider Mickey Schneider   See fewer
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Detective Hine Detective Hine   See fewer
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Vendor Vendor   See fewer
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Tom McGuinnes Tom McGuinnes   See fewer
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Clayton Burke Clayton Burke   See fewer
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Peppy Roth Peppy Roth   See fewer
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Rev. Williams Rev. Williams   See fewer
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Kai-Lee Kai-Lee   See fewer
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Gen. Brett Samuels Gen. Brett Samuels   See fewer
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Raymond Battista Raymond Battista   See fewer
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Dan Dibble Dan Dibble   See fewer
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Lana's Date Lana's Date   See fewer
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Mickey Schneider's Girlfriend Mickey Schneider's Girlfriend   See fewer
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Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Malcolm Malcolm   See fewer
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Betty Clayton Betty Clayton   See fewer
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Drunk Drunk   See fewer
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Nadine Nadine   See fewer
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Old Man Old Man   See fewer
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Kaplan Kaplan   See fewer
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Eddie Saperstein Eddie Saperstein   See fewer
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Nickey the Rose Nickey the Rose   See fewer
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Frankie Frankie   See fewer
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Nick Cleary Nick Cleary   See fewer
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Herpie Herpie   See fewer
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Guy Fontaine Guy Fontaine   See fewer
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Desi France Desi France   See fewer
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Mac Dixon Mac Dixon   See fewer
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Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
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Grandmother Grandmother   See fewer
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Oren Waters
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Helen Burke Helen Burke   See fewer
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Uncle Lu Uncle Lu   See fewer
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Ko-Chien Lu Ko-Chien Lu   See fewer
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Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 70 votes