Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the leading information resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Follow Industry Trends

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Keep up to date with entertainment news and follow in-development titles not available on IMDb

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

In the Heat of the Night

A Necessary Evil (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Gillespie and Tibb's reluctant investigation of a bigamy case becomes absurd with the accused's half dozen wives, and serious when he is found dead in his cell.
Read more: Plot summary
Producer
Cinematographer
Production Designer
William Hiney (as Bill Hiney)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 12, 1988

Release date
Apr 12, 1988 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
19 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Carroll O'Connor
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie   See fewer
Members only
Howard E. Rollins Jr.
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins) Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)   See fewer
Members only
Alan Autry
Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner   See fewer
Members only
Anne-Marie Johnson
Althea Tibbs Althea Tibbs   See fewer
Members only
David Hart
Officer Parker Williams Officer Parker Williams   See fewer
Members only
Christian Jules Le Blanc
Patrolman Junior Abernathy (as Christian Le Blanc) Patrolman Junior Abernathy (as Christian Le Blanc)   See fewer
Members only
Jennifer Bassey
Eugete Davenport Eugete Davenport   See fewer
Members only
David Orange
Henley Davenport Henley Davenport   See fewer
Members only
Julia Montgomery
Elmyra Carroway Elmyra Carroway   See fewer
Members only
Ted Lange
James 'J.J.' Jeffson James 'J.J.' Jeffson   See fewer
Members only
Zita Mack
Bea Jeffson Bea Jeffson   See fewer
Members only
Carol Sutton
Lucille Jeffson Lucille Jeffson   See fewer
Members only
Alozia St. Julien
Ellie Anne Jeffson Ellie Anne Jeffson   See fewer
Members only
Janee Michelle
Arlene Jeffson Arlene Jeffson   See fewer
Members only
Juanita Brooks
Raynette Jeffson Raynette Jeffson   See fewer
Members only
Valerie Thibodeaux
Sudie Jeffson Sudie Jeffson   See fewer
Members only
Hugh O'Connor
Cpl. Lonnie Jamison Cpl. Lonnie Jamison   See fewer
Members only
Danny Hanemann
Rumley (as Daniel Hanemann) Rumley (as Daniel Hanemann)   See fewer
Members only
Chuck Hicks
Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Top 5000

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

8.1 / 10 | 31 votes