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Father Dowling Mysteries is an American television mystery series that aired from January 20, 1989 to May 2, 1991. Prior to the series, a TV movie aired on November 30, 1987. For its first season, the show was on NBC; it moved to ABC for its last two seasons. It is based on the adventures of the title character created by Ralph McInerny, in a series of mystery novels.

The series was produced by The Fred Siverman Company and Dean Hargrove Productions in association with Viacom Productions.

  1. Dean Hargrove


  2. Joel Steiger


Series Cast

  1. Tom Bosley as Father Frank Dowling

    Tom Bosley

    Father Frank Dowling

    43 Episodes

  2. Tracy Nelson as Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski

    Tracy Nelson

    Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski

    43 Episodes

  3. James Stephens as Father Philip Prestwick

    James Stephens

    Father Philip Prestwick

    43 Episodes

  4. Anthony LaPaglia as Paul Damon

    Anthony LaPaglia

    Paul Damon

    43 Episodes

  5. John Slattery as Doug

    John Slattery


    43 Episodes

  6. Mary Wickes as

    Mary Wickes

    43 Episodes

  7. Michelle Forbes as Gym Instructor

    Michelle Forbes

    Gym Instructor

    43 Episodes

  8. Stella Stevens as Katherine 'Kate' St. Urban

    Stella Stevens

    Katherine 'Kate' St. Urban

    43 Episodes

  9. Wendelin Harston

    Nurse / Woman at door

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3 - Father Dowling Mysteries

Season 3

1990 | 22 Episodes

Season 3 of Father Dowling Mysteries premiered on September 20, 1990.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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