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The Man and the Challenge (1959–1960)

TV Series | 30 min | Adventure

Dr. Glenn Barton is a scientist, explorer, and all around adventurer which makes him perfect for the assignments, on which the government sends him. Whether it's testing space equipment or attempting rescues, his quick wits generally save the day.
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Updated Sep 12, 1959

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Sep 12, 1959 (United States)

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119 cast members
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George Nader
Dr. Glenn Barton Dr. Glenn Barton   See fewer
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Joyce Meadows
Lynn Allen / Lynn Allan Lynn Allen / Lynn Allan   See fewer
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Jack Ging
Dan Wright / Jim Harper / Willie Dan Wright / Jim Harper / Willie   See fewer
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Michael Keith
Matt Adams / Ranger / Stanhope Matt Adams / Ranger / Stanhope   See fewer
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Michael Masters
Bill Locke / Jerry Ogden / Judo Expert Bill Locke / Jerry Ogden / Judo Expert   See fewer
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Raymond Bailey
Dr. Kramer Dr. Kramer   See fewer
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Doris Fesette
Edith / Miss Hopkins Edith / Miss Hopkins   See fewer
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Don Eitner
Doug / Lt. Joe Hale Doug / Lt. Joe Hale   See fewer
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Joan Granville
Joan Lee / Marilyn Sidney Joan Lee / Marilyn Sidney   See fewer
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Myron Healey
Dr. John Quirt / Dr. Morton Walker Dr. John Quirt / Dr. Morton Walker   See fewer
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Don Kennedy
Danny Ryan / Pete Knowland Danny Ryan / Pete Knowland   See fewer
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Bethel Leslie
Eleanor Beck / Nina Robinson Eleanor Beck / Nina Robinson   See fewer
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Tony Monaco
Harley / Leon Ulmer Harley / Leon Ulmer   See fewer
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Keith Vincent
Regan / Winters Regan / Winters   See fewer
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John Archer
Captain Morris / Sawyer Captain Morris / Sawyer   See fewer
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Robert Bice
Dr. Carlson Dr. Carlson   See fewer
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Jerry Catron
Ensign Fowler / Winters Ensign Fowler / Winters   See fewer
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Ted Knight
Dr. Herter / John Mickelson Dr. Herter / John Mickelson   See fewer
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Roberta Haynes
Patricia Halakua Patricia Halakua   See fewer
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Tyler McVey
Captain Whitlow Captain Whitlow   See fewer
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Les Johnson
Bill Blake Bill Blake   See fewer
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Sue Randall
Phyllis Wright Phyllis Wright   See fewer
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Morgan Jones
Trooper Jack O'Brien Trooper Jack O'Brien   See fewer
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Byron Morrow
Dean Curtiss Dean Curtiss   See fewer
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Fred Gabourie
Roger Blanchard Roger Blanchard   See fewer
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Alan Wells
Arthur Heller Arthur Heller   See fewer
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Jerry Summers
Dropper Dropper   See fewer
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Irvin Ashkenazy
Patient Patient   See fewer
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Jim Jacobs
Test Subject Test Subject   See fewer
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Julie Adams
Linda Webb Linda Webb   See fewer
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Jean Allison
Sally Cheever Sally Cheever   See fewer
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Danielle Aubry
Suzanne Bolet Suzanne Bolet   See fewer
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James Best
David Mallory David Mallory   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
Dr. Robert Widener Dr. Robert Widener   See fewer
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Paul Burke
Corey Corey   See fewer
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Robert Clarke
Dr. Wayne Robinson Dr. Wayne Robinson   See fewer
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Robert Conrad
Bill Howard Bill Howard   See fewer
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William Conrad
Jim Harrigan Jim Harrigan   See fewer
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John Daheim
Mike Mapes Mike Mapes   See fewer
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Logan Field
Delmar Jervis Delmar Jervis   See fewer
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Frank Gerstle
Ed Burke Ed Burke   See fewer
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Dean Harens
Jim Connor Jim Connor   See fewer
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Marcia Henderson
Anne Sanders Anne Sanders   See fewer
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Robert Karnes
Henderson Henderson   See fewer
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Ed Kemmer
Tom Larson Tom Larson   See fewer
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Fuzzy Knight
Burro Charlie Burro Charlie   See fewer
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Otto Kruger
David Mumford David Mumford   See fewer
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John Marley
Sam Randolph Sam Randolph   See fewer
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John Maxwell
Dr. Warren Szold Dr. Warren Szold   See fewer
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Lin McCarthy
Paul Cheever Paul Cheever   See fewer
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Alberto Morin
Raymond Raymond   See fewer
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Nick Nicholson
Jim Phillips Jim Phillips   See fewer
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Debra Paget
Liza Dantes Liza Dantes   See fewer
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Janos Prohaska
Ed Carmody Ed Carmody   See fewer
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Alfred Ryder
Robert Carson Robert Carson   See fewer
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Jan Shepard
Dr. Anna West Dr. Anna West   See fewer
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Joyce Taylor
Dorrie Conway Dorrie Conway   See fewer
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Phillip Terry
Dr. William Ryder Dr. William Ryder   See fewer
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Carol Thurston
Alice Barron Alice Barron   See fewer
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John Van Dreelen
Georges Bolet Georges Bolet   See fewer
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Jack Walsh
Lou Brand Lou Brand   See fewer
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Old Gene Old Gene   See fewer
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H.M. Wynant
Fred Conway Fred Conway   See fewer
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Darcey Darcey   See fewer
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Fred Beir
Steve Paley Steve Paley   See fewer
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Charles Alvin Bell
Ed Honig Ed Honig   See fewer
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Tamarin Tamarin   See fewer
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Edward Colmans
Dr. Lopez Dr. Lopez   See fewer
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Paul Comi
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Jay Douglas
Graham Landry Graham Landry   See fewer
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Robert Gothie
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Olive Sturgess
Sylvia Honig Sylvia Honig   See fewer
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Grantina Grantina   See fewer
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Smitty (uncredited) Smitty (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.6 / 10 | 56 votes