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Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles.

The series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987 to 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of this series.

  1. Dean Hargrove


  2. David Angell


  3. Joel Steiger


Series Cast

  1. William Conrad as Jason McCabe

    William Conrad

    Jason McCabe

    106 Episodes

  2. Joe Penny as Jake Styles

    Joe Penny

    Jake Styles

    106 Episodes

  3. Lu Leonard as

    Lu Leonard

    106 Episodes

  4. Jack Hogan as Judge Smithwood

    Jack Hogan

    Judge Smithwood

    6 Episodes

  5. Nelson Mashita as Forensics Man

    Nelson Mashita

    Forensics Man

    5 Episodes

  6. Tony Todd as Jordan Lee

    Tony Todd

    Jordan Lee

    4 Episodes

  7. James Karen as

    James Karen

    4 Episodes

  8. Casey Sander as

    Casey Sander

    4 Episodes

  9. Signy Coleman as

    Signy Coleman

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 5

1991 • 22 Episodes

Season 5 of Jake and the Fatman premiered on September 18, 1991.

Beautiful Dreamer (a.k.a. Mickey Daytona)

(5x22, May 6, 1992) Season Finale

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Jake and the Fatman
Jake and the Fatman


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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