Spenser: For Hire

Robert B. Parker's cultured Boston cop-turned-PI probes cases with his brooding, enigmatic pal, Hawk (later spun off into the `A Man Called Hawk' series). Various lady friends also helped the sensitive sleuth, notably guidance counselor Susan Silverman and ADA Rita Fiori. Parker was a consultant for this series. `The business of television,' he wrote in (more…)

Premise

Robert B. Parker's cultured Boston cop-turned-PI probes cases with his brooding, enigmatic pal, Hawk (later spun off into the `A Man Called Hawk' series). Various lady friends also helped the sensitive sleuth, notably guidance counselor Susan Silverman and ADA Rita Fiori. Parker was a consultant for this series. `The business of television,' he wrote in TV Guide, `is to put on good television, not to replicate my books.' And `Spenser: For Hire' was indeed good television.

Cast

Guest Stars

Cathy, Valentine
Groton, Roger Thornwood
King, King Powers
Carl Westmore, Jordan
Capt. Warren Sears, Fallon
Kate Burton
Randy, Randy Lofficier
Brian Melchior, Brimson
Graves, Stiles
Jack Delroy, Manuel Almeida
Broz, Calone
Det. Vogel, Jack Weller
Sammy Backlin
Camaris, Kendrick
Ed Farady, Michael Kelly
Banker, Huntley
Judge, Oliver
Roman St. George
Alfie Cates
Tony Ristelli
Laura Louise Johnson
Celeste Holm
Rose O'Keefe
Cherry Jones
Tracy Kincaid
Joey Falocci
Greg Bronson
Tony Romano
Trevor Martin
Dylan Baker
Sam Reynolds
Judge Jason Kingsley
Eriq La Salle
Jeffrey Miller
Frankie/Mildred
Father Crawford
Dorothy Winsome
Collins/Garrett
Eileen Kingsley
Solomon Trench
Philip Bosco
David McVane
Tim Guinee
Kevin Moran
Laurie Kincaid
Darnell Lewis
Carl Shearson
Mrs. Fontana
William Wright
Ruth Shawolsky
Alfred Devon Sr.
Donna/Diane
George Lynnwood
Avery Brooks. Mukende
Willard Prince
William Reed
Rene `R.C.' Camden
Professor Freed
Mike Kaminski
Harry Slade
Efrem Connors