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Wiseguy

American television series

Wiseguy


Genre police procedural
Composer Mike Post
Country of origin United States of America
Number of episodes 75
Number of seasons 4

About Wiseguy

Wiseguy was a groundbreaking television show that aired from 1987 to 1990. Created by Stephen J. Cannell, the show followed the exploits of undercover agent Vinnie Terranova (Ken Wahl) as he infiltrated various criminal organizations. The show was known for its complex storylines, strong performances, and gritty realism.

One of the show's most memorable story arcs involved Vinnie's infiltration of the powerful Mel Profitt crime family, led by the charismatic and dangerous John Santucci (played by Kevin Spacey in one of his earliest roles). The arc was notable for its dark themes and intense violence, and helped establish Wiseguy as a show that was willing to take risks and push boundaries.

Throughout its run, Wiseguy attracted a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim. The show won several awards, including a Peabody Award and an Emmy for guest actor Ray Sharkey. It also helped launch the careers of several actors, including Wahl and Spacey.

Despite its success, Wiseguy was ultimately cancelled after four seasons due to declining ratings. However, its impact on television and popular culture cannot be overstated. The show's influence can be seen in everything from The Sopranos to Breaking Bad.

In the words of Rolling Stone, "Wiseguy was a show that dared to be different, and in doing so, it changed the face of television forever."

References:

- "Wiseguy: The Complete Series." Shout! Factory, 2014.

- "Wiseguy: The Mel Profitt Story." Rolling Stone, 2014.

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.

Oldest

76 years, 2 months, 15 days

Youngest

66 years, 4 months, 12 days

Born first

31 January 1947

Born last

2 December 1956

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.

Oldest

106 years, 7 months, 1 day

Youngest

38 years, 9 days

Born first

8 November 1914

Died first

16 January 2002

Born last

28 March 1985

Died last

11 May 2021

American actress Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

American actress

American actor, writer, film producer and film director Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

American actor, writer, film producer and film director

American actress Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

American actress

American politician and actor Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson

American politician and actor

British rock drummer, songwriter Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood

British rock drummer, songwriter

American actor, producer and director Norman Lloyd

Norman Lloyd

American actor, producer and director

American actor  Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

American actor

American actress Annette Bening

Annette Bening

American actress

American actor Stephen Root

Stephen Root

American actor

American actor David Strathairn

David Strathairn

American actor

actress Cathy Moriarty

Cathy Moriarty

actress

American actress Michael Learned

Michael Learned

American actress

Canadian-born American actor Oliver Platt

Oliver Platt

Canadian-born American actor

American actress Bonnie Bartlett

Bonnie Bartlett

American actress

American actor and singer Robert Davi

Robert Davi

American actor and singer

American actor Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

American actor

American actress Charlayne Woodard

Charlayne Woodard

American actress

American actress Patti D'Arbanville

Patti D'Arbanville

American actress

American actress Melanie Chartoff

Melanie Chartoff

American actress

American actress Joan Severance

Joan Severance

American actress

American actress Karin Konoval

Karin Konoval

American actress

American actor Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley

American actor

American actor and trade unionist Clyde Kusatsu

Clyde Kusatsu

American actor and trade unionist

Canadian actress Gillian Barber

Gillian Barber

Canadian actress

American actress Patricia Charbonneau

Patricia Charbonneau

American actress

American actor Chazz Palminteri

Chazz Palminteri

American actor

Canadian actor William B. Davis

William B. Davis

Canadian actor

American actor, singer and writer Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor

American actor, singer and writer

American actor Ted Levine

Ted Levine

American actor

American actress Lisa Waltz

Lisa Waltz

American actress

American actor Steven Williams

Steven Williams

American actor

American actress Ada Maris

Ada Maris

American actress

American actress Darlanne Fluegel

Darlanne Fluegel

American actress

American actress Kim Greist

Kim Greist

American actress

Canadian actor  Lochlyn Munro

Lochlyn Munro

Canadian actor

American character actor James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn

American character actor

American actor Michael Ensign

Michael Ensign

American actor

actor Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson

actor

Canadian actor Jay Brazeau

Jay Brazeau

Canadian actor

Jamaican–Canadian actor Roger Cross

Roger Cross

Jamaican–Canadian actor

American actor  Paul Guilfoyle

Paul Guilfoyle

American actor

American actor Mike Starr

Mike Starr

American actor

Canadian actress Merrilyn Gann

Merrilyn Gann

Canadian actress

Canadian actor Kevin McNulty

Kevin McNulty

Canadian actor

American actor Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston

American actor

American actor Richard Portnow

Richard Portnow

American actor

American actor  Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee

American actor

American director, actor and comedian Dennis Dugan

Dennis Dugan

American director, actor and comedian

Canadian-American actor Michael Benyaer

Michael Benyaer

Canadian-American actor

American actor David Marciano

David Marciano

American actor

Canadian actor Frank C. Turner

Frank C. Turner

Canadian actor

American actor Thomas Ian Griffith

Thomas Ian Griffith

American actor

American actor John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

American actor

American actor Walter Olkewicz

Walter Olkewicz

American actor

actor Robin Gammell

Robin Gammell

actor

Canadian actor Brent Stait

Brent Stait

Canadian actor

American actor Anthony Denison

Anthony Denison

American actor

American recording artist, actor and television director Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

American recording artist, actor and television director

American actor Robert Harper

Robert Harper

American actor

American actor Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

American actor

Canadian actor Richard Donat

Richard Donat

Canadian actor

American film actor and director Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker

American film actor and director

Canadian actor Bruce Harwood

Bruce Harwood

Canadian actor

American film and television actor Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis

American film and television actor

American actor Jim Youngs

Jim Youngs

American actor

American actor Zachary Browne

Zachary Browne

American actor

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