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Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer.

  1. Stephen J. Cannell


  2. Frank Lupo


Series Cast

  1. Ken Wahl

    Ken Wahl

    Vincent Terranova

    76 Episodes

  2. Jonathan Banks

    Jonathan Banks

    Frank McPike

    76 Episodes

  3. Jim Byrnes

    Jim Byrnes

    Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs

    76 Episodes

  4. Maximilian Schell

    Maximilian Schell

    76 Episodes

  5. Steven Bauer

    Steven Bauer

    76 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season


Season 4

1990 | 10 Episodes

Season 4 of Wiseguy premiered on November 10, 1990.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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