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The Outsider was the story of David Ross, a go-it-alone private investigator who's always where the action is. Darren McGavin played Ross, a man living in an off-beat, always-dangerous world. The series aired for one season on NBC and was a precursor of sorts to The Rockford Files in that it featured a loner private detective who had previously done time in prison for a crime he didn't commit and who never quite fit into a rapidly changing environment.

  1. Roy Huggins


Series Cast

  1. Darren McGavin as David Ross

    Darren McGavin

    David Ross

    26 Episodes

  2. Bill Quinn

    2 Episodes

  3. Noah Keen as

    Noah Keen

    2 Episodes

  4. Pat Harrington, Jr. as

    Pat Harrington, Jr.

    2 Episodes

  5. Michael Masters

    2 Episodes

  6. Kathie Browne as

    Kathie Browne

    2 Episodes

  7. Timothy Carey as

    Timothy Carey

    1 Episode

  8. Farley Granger as

    Farley Granger

    1 Episode

  9. Marsha Hunt as

    Marsha Hunt

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1968 • 26 Episodes

Season 1 of The Outsider premiered on September 18, 1968.

Through a Stained Glass Window

(1x26, April 16, 1969) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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