The F.B.I. (TV series)

FBI (AKA The FBI ) is an American television series that from 1965 to 1974 was built from a co-production between Quinn Martin Productions and Warner Bros. Television and partly on the Warner Bros. feature film secret agent of the FBI 1959 is based.


Inspector Lewis Erskine of the FBI forwards the investigation of cross-border crime, including kidnapping, espionage, extortion, drug trafficking, economic crime and murder. His assistant is in the first two seasons Jim Rhodes, then Tom and Colby in the ninth and final season of Chris Daniels. The superior of the two agents is the deputy director of the FBI, Arthur Ward.


Guest Stars

In guest-starred several internationally -known actors appeared, including Lex Barker, Charles Bronson, Karin Dor, Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Gene Hackman, Diane Keaton, Jack Klugman, Leslie Nielsen, Burt Reynolds, Telly Savalas, William Shatner and Martin Sheen.


The series is based on actual cases of the FBI. As it became known only recently, presented the FBI the producers and writers not only information about successful investigations available, but also had a direct influence on the production of the series. So the FBI guest appearances by Bette Davis and Robert Blake prevented because of their political beliefs.

The carmaker Ford was a sponsor of the series.

Succession works

In the years 1974 and 1975 were for television, the two feature films FBI examined Karpis and FBI - Fighting produces the terror but in which none of the main cast was represented.

The resulting 1981 19 - part series Today's FBI Mike Connors as Ben Slater was a failed attempt to establish the series on TV back in the 1980s.

Broadcast notes

In Germany, the ARD showed from 1968 to 1972, only 40 episodes of the series. From 1989 to 1991, beamed Pro 7 further 91 episodes from the remaining episodes were followed until 1996 on cable 1