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Matlock (1986)

TV-PG CrimeDrama 45m


Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount Television originally aired from September 23, 1986 to May 8, 1992 on NBC; and from November 5, 1992 until May 7, 1995 on ABC.

The show's format is similar to that of CBS's Perry Mason, with Matlock identifying the perpetrators and then confronting them in dramatic courtroom scenes. One difference, however, was that whereas Mason usually exculpated his clients at a pretrial hearing, Matlock usually secured an acquittal at trial, from the jury.

  1. Dean Hargrove


Series Cast

  1. Andy Griffith

    Andy Griffith

    Ben Matlock

    194 Episodes

  2. Nancy Stafford

    Nancy Stafford

    Michelle Thomas, Caryn Nelson / Caroline Nathan

    113 Episodes

  3. Julie Sommars

    Julie Sommars

    Julie March

    90 Episodes

  4. Clarence Gilyard Jr.

    Clarence Gilyard Jr.

    Conrad McMasters

    86 Episodes

  5. Kene Holliday

    Kene Holliday

    Tyler Hudson

    68 Episodes

  6. Daniel Roebuck

    Daniel Roebuck

    Cliff Lewis

    58 Episodes

  7. Brynn Thayer

    Brynn Thayer

    Leanne McIntyre

    40 Episodes

  8. Kari Lizer

    Kari Lizer

    Cassie Phillips, Margaret Danello

    26 Episodes

  9. Linda Purl

    Linda Purl

    Charlene Matlock

    24 Episodes

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Last Season


Season 9

1994 | 18 Episodes

Season 9 of Matlock premiered on October 13, 1994.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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