Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Crime, Drama

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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

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  • "Jake & The Fat Man" William Conrad
  • "Jake & The Fat Man" Joe Penny
  • "Jake & The Fat Man" William Conrad,Joe Penny
  • Joe Penny and Sherrie Rose in Jake and the Fatman (1987)
  • Dorothy Parke in Jake and the Fatman (1987)
  • Dorothy Parke and David Soul in Jake and the Fatman (1987)

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Douglas Stefen Borghi, Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger

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21 May 2018 | shakspryn
| Too much Penney, not enough Conrad
This was an OK show. William Conrad, notable for being one of the greatest actors in radio history--certainly among the top ten on any list--adds his memorable presence. Penney gets a lot of screen time as he runs around doing legwork and handling the action aspects. To me, Penney was always a fairly generic sleek good-looking type. I thought he was about adequate in the role, but I also thought any of three dozen actors could have done it as well. But William Conrad! He was a talent for the ages.

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Crime | Drama

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