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The Master is a ninja-themed action-adventure TV series created by Michael Sloan which aired on NBC. The show focuses on the adventures of John Peter McAllister, an aging ninja master, and his young pupil, Max Keller. Most episodes focus on the mismatched pair driving around in a custom van, helping people in need along the way, similar to its more well-known contemporary, The A-Team. The Master lasted only 13 episodes before cancellation.

The series was edited into seven movies that were released on video in 1984 and 1985.

  1. Michael Sloan


Series Cast

  1. Lee Van Cleef

    Lee Van Cleef

    John Peter McAllister

    13 Episodes

  2. Timothy Van Patten

    Timothy Van Patten

    Max Keller

    13 Episodes

  3. Sho Kosugi

    Sho Kosugi


    13 Episodes

  4. Spice Williams-Crosby

    Spice Williams-Crosby

    1 Episode

  5. Clu Gulager

    Clu Gulager

    1 Episode

  6. Kathleen Kinmont

    Kathleen Kinmont

    1 Episode

  7. Jennifer Runyon

    Jennifer Runyon

    1 Episode

  8. Kane Kosugi

    Kane Kosugi

    1 Episode

  9. Dick Durock

    Dick Durock

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1984 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of The Master premiered on January 20, 1984.

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The Master


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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