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  • National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
  • TV Series | 120 min | Documentary, History
National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
TV Series | 120 min | Documentary, History

A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. A news-style journal...See moreA weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. A news-style journal format is now used instead of the more traditional format of the specials. Written by Jason A. Cormier and Douglas Burnette See less
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Release date (First episode)
Apr 7, 1985 (United States)

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Cast

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50 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Salvatore Vecchio
Narrator / Self - Narrator Narrator / Self - Narrator   See fewer
40
Peter Coyote
Self - Narrator / Narrator Self - Narrator / Narrator   See fewer
37
Lisa Ling
Self - Hostess / Self - Correspondent / Self / Self - Narrator Self - Hostess / Self - Correspondent / Self / Self - Narrator   See fewer
20
Ryan Duffy
Actor Actor   See fewer
12
11
9
Robert Ballard
Self - Oceanographer / Self / Self - Expedition Leader / Self - Host / Self - Undersea Explorer / Self - Underwater Explorer Self - Oceanographer / Self / Self - Expedition Leader / Self - Host / Self - Undersea Explorer / Self - Underwater Explorer   See fewer
7
Keith David
Self - Narrator / Narrator Self - Narrator / Narrator   See fewer
6
Boyd Matson
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
6
Robert Urich
Host / Host- narrator / Narrator / Self - Host Host / Host- narrator / Narrator / Self - Host   See fewer
5
Rodd Houston
Self - Narrator / Narrator Self - Narrator / Narrator   See fewer
5
Michael Fay
Self / Self - Conservationist / Self - Ecologist Self / Self - Conservationist / Self - Ecologist   See fewer
4
Richard Kiley
Self - Narrator / Narrator Self - Narrator / Narrator   See fewer
3
3
Martin Sheen
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
2
2
Tom Chapin
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
2
2
Peter Bergen
Self - Correspondent Self - Correspondent   See fewer
2
Mireya Mayor
Self - Correspondent Self - Correspondent   See fewer
2
Adam Ravetch
Self - Correspondent Self - Correspondent   See fewer
2
Stephen M. Kajiura
Self / Self - Florida Atlantic University Self / Self - Florida Atlantic University   See fewer
2
Hayati Akbas
Captain / Conquistador Captain / Conquistador   See fewer
2
2
Lindsey Holm
Self / Self - Researcher Self / Self - Researcher   See fewer
2
Todd Dawson
Self / Self - University of California at Berkeley Self / Self - University of California at Berkeley   See fewer
2
Steve Sillett
Self / Self - Humboldt State University Self / Self - Humboldt State University   See fewer
2
Juan Eloy Carrera
Office Worker / US Senator Office Worker / US Senator   See fewer
2
Lorrie Smith
White House Staffer / World Leader White House Staffer / World Leader   See fewer
2
2
2
Tim Hopper
Narrator / Self Narrator / Self   See fewer
2
2
1
John Flynn
Self (narrator) Self (narrator)   See fewer
1
Betsy Ames
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
1
George Bush
Self - Introductory Host Self - Introductory Host   See fewer
1
Phil Crowley
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
1
Jonathan Bryce
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
1
John Howe
Self - Conceptual Designer of LOTR Self - Conceptual Designer of LOTR   See fewer
1
Lance Lewman
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
1
Jane Gon
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
Hector Elizondo
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
1
Liev Schreiber
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
1
1
Jeanne Oyawin Eder
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
1
1
1
Peter McHugh
Additional Voices Additional Voices   See fewer
1
Michael Davie
Self - Correspondent Self - Correspondent   See fewer
1
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