This is a copy of poster Dinky Byne's list, from the A&E Board.
First off: the episodes themselves and the abbreviations
First, there was the
The Golden Spider TGS
I. The First Season
1. The Doorbell Rang TDR
2. Champagne for One CfO
3. Prisoner's Base PB
4. Eeney, Meeney, Murder, Moe EMMM
5. Disguise for Murder DfM
6. Door to Death DtD
7. Christmas Party CP
8. Over My Dead Body OMDB
II. The Second Season
1. Death of a Doxy DoaD
2. The Next Witness TNW
3. Die Like a Dog DLaD
4. Murder is Corny MiC
5. Motherhunt* (T)M(H)
*episode (ep) title, original story title
The Mother Hunt, hence the ()s
6. Poison a la Carte PalC
7. Too Many Clients TMC
8. Before I Die BID
9. Help Wanted, Male HW,M
10. The Silent Speaker TSS
11. Cop Killer* (T)CK
*ep title, original story title The Cop Killer,
hence the ()s
12. Immune to Murder ItM
And now, on to the regular and recurring characters:
* before a character's name indicates the actor didn't play
the character in every episode the actor was in,
* before a number indicates which episode the actor DID play the character.
- Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin (TGS, I.1-8, II.1-12)
- Maury Chaykin as Nero Wolfe (TGS, I.1-8, II.1-12)
- Colin Fox as Fritz (TGS, I.1-8, II. 1, 3-11)
- Gerry Quigley as Lon Cohen (TGS)
- Saul Rubinek as Lon Cohen (I.1, 3-5, II.2, 5, 7)
- R. D. Reid as Purley Stebbins (TGS, I.1-5, 7, 8, II.2-7,
- Saul Rubinek as Saul Panzer (TGS)
- Conrad Dunn as Saul Panzer (I.1-8, II.1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10)
- Fulvio Cecere as Fred Durkin (TGS, I.1, 2, 8, II. 1, 5,
- Trent McMullen as Orrie Cather (TGS, I.1, 2, 4, 5, 8,
II.1, 5, 7)
- Bill Smitrovich as Inspector Cramer (TGS, I.1-5, 7, 8,
- Hrant Alianak as *Parker (TGS, I.1, *3, 6, 8, II.2, 6,
- George Plimpton as *Parker (I.4, 8, II.*1, *4, 9, 10, 12)
- James Tolkan as *Wragg (I.*1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, II.1, 3, 5-
7, 9, *10, 11)
- Aron Tager as *Commissioner Skinner (I.1, *2, *3, 5)
- Ken Kramer as *Dr. Vollmer (I.*1, 2, *5, 6, II.8, 11)
- Joe Flaherty as Dr. Vollmer (II.10)
- David Hemlin as Lewis Hewitt (I.1, 2, II.6)
- Kari Matchett as *Lily Rowan (I.2-4, *6, *7, 8, II.*1, 3,
4, 7, 9, 11)
- Bill MacDonald as *Lt. Rowcliff (I.*3, II.3, 7, *8, 10)
(Kari Mathett has played Carla Lovchen, Manon Von Gerkan
has played Sally Corbett, Penelope Ann Miller has played
Lucy Valdon, and George Plimpton has played General
Carpenter, all characters who show up more than once in the
original stories, but so far, they've only shown up once
each on the show so for now, they don't count as
And now, the main event: the complete list of repertory
players, every player who's been on the show more than once:
- Gary Reineke played Denis Horan in TGS, Oliver Pitkin in
PB, Mr. Leacroft in PalC, and Commisioner Hombert in TSS.
- Beau Starr played Lips Egan in TGS, Malcolm Vedder in
DfM, Lt. Noonan in DtD, Judge Corbett in TNW, and Thumbs
Meeker in BID.
- Robert Bockstael played Paul Kuffner in TGS, Timothy
Quayle in TDR, Paul Schuster in CfO, DA Bowen in PB,
Gregory Jett in EMMM, Kurt Bottweil in CP, G-Man Stahl in
OMDB, Announcer in DoaD, Jimmy Donovan in TNW, Max Maslow
in MiC, Mr. Wenger in TMC, Colonel Dickey in HW,M, Solomon
Dexter in TSS, and David Leeson in ItM.
- Elizabeth Brown played Mrs. Horan in TGS, and Madam #1 in
- Nicky Guadagni played Angela Wright in TGS, Mrs. Althaus
in TDR, Elaine Usher in CfO, Viola Duday in PB, Mrs. Perry
Porter Jerome in CP, Jeanne Miltan in OMDB, Mrs. Ballou in
DoaD, Alice Hart in TNW, Fabian's girl in BID, the dual
role of Secretary AND Mrs. Cramer in TSS, and Tina Vardas
- Nancy Beatty played Mrs. Drossos in TGS, Mrs. Irwin in
CfO, Mrs. Orwin in DfM, and Vera Imbrie in DtD.
- Phillip Craig played James Maddox in TGS, and Gene Orwin
- Aside from playing Parker, Hrant Alianak has also played
Gertsner in TGS, Vincent Yarmack in TDR, Cleveland Archer
in DtD, Nat Driscoll in OMDB, Coroner in TNW, Zoltan
Mahaney in PalC, and Carl Vardas in (T)CK.
- Peter Mensah played Mort Erwin in TGS, Receptionist in
TDR, and Arthur the Porter in OMDB.
- Jack Newman played Bernard Levine in TGS, and Mr. Shriner
- Debra Monk played Mrs. Bruner in TDR, Mrs. Carlisle in
DfM, Madam Zorka in OMDB, Mrs. Yeager in TMC, and Mrs.
Boone in TSS.
- Aside from playing Wragg, James Tolkan has also played
Hecket in CfO, Bernard Quest in PB, W. J. in DfM, Joseph
Pitcairn in DtD, Percy Ludlow in OMDB, Avery Ballou in
DoaD, Loftus Dog Expert in DLaD, Leo Bingham in (T)M(H),
Adrian Dart in PalC, Benedict Aken in TMC, Ben Jensen in
HWM, and Ed Grabhof in (T)CK.
- Francie Swift played Sara Dacos in TDR, Margot Dickie in
CP, Neya Tormic in OMDB, and Helen Weltz in TNW.
- Aside from playing Commissioner Skinner, Aron Tager has
also played Bernard Fromm in TDR, and Mr. Carlisle in DfM.
- Steve Cumyn played Frank O' Dell in TDR, Cecil Grantham
in CfO, Eric Hagh/Muecke in PB, Gus Treble in DtD, Ross
Chafee in DLaD, Julian Haft in (T)M(H), Director # 3 in
TMC, Peter Root in HWM, DA Skinner in TSS, and DA Andrew
Jessel in ItM.
- Marty Moreau played Driver in TDR, Cop in PB, Wyle in
EMMM, Cop in OMDB, and Cabbie in TMC.
- Aside from playing Dr. Vollmer, Ken Kramer has also
played Band Leader in CfO, Neil Imbrie in DtD, L. A.
Schwartz in BID, and Fickler in (T)CK.
- David Schurmann played Mr. Evers in TDR, Roberto
Robolotti in CfO, Jay Buckner in PB, Miles Heydecker in
EMMM, Alfred Keenan in CP, Mr. Thompson in OMDB, Leonard
Ashe in TNW, Emil Kerns in PalC, Director # 2 in TMC, Frank
Erskine,Sr. in TSS, and Bragan in ItM.
- Michele Nolden played Miss Bailey in TDR, and Helen
Iacono in PalC.
- Wayne Best played Agent Morris in TDR, Albert Irby in PB,
Frank Edey in EMMM, and DA Mandelbaum in TNW.
- Howard Hoover played Handsome Man in TDR, Morton Sorell
in EMMM, and Johnny Darst in TSS.
- Boyd Banks played FBI Man in TDR, DINKY BYNE! in CfO,
Skinny in DfM, Donald Pitcairn in DtD, Duncan Barrett in
OMDB, Lackey in DoaD, Clyde Bagby in TNW, Willis Krug in
(T)M(H), and Jimmy Kirk(!) in (T)CK.
- Ted Ludzak played Delivery Man in TDR, and Officer in PB.
- Marian Seldes played Louisa Robolotti in CfO, and Mrs.
Pitcairn in DtD.
- Aside from playing Lily Rowan, the ever lovely, ever
talented Kari Matchett has played Celia Grantahm in CfO,
Sarah Jaffe in PB, Rita Sorell in EMMM, Carla Lovchen in
OMDB, Julie Jacquette (AND Lily!) in DoaD, Jewel Jones in
DLaD, Susan Macleod in MiC, Meg Duncan in TMC, Jane Geer in
HWM, and Janet Stahl in (T)CK.
- Alec Poch-Goldin played Edwin Landau in CfO, Victor
Talento in DLaD, and Ceaser Perez in TMC.
- Kathryn Zenna played Helen Varmis in CfO, Cynthia Brown
in DfM, Pearl Fleming in TNW, and Carol Mardus in (T)M(H).
- Christine Brubaker played Rose Tuttle in CfO, Sybil
Pitcairn in DtD, Bertha Aaron in EMMM, Stella Fleming in
DoaD, Bella Velardi in TNW, Julie McGee in TMC, Violet in
BID, and Hattie Harding in TSS.
- Michael Rhodes played Beverly Kent in CfO, and Detective
Dykes in DtD.
- Janine Thierault played Ethel Varr in CfO, Angela Page in
EMMM, and Jill Hardy in DoaD.
- Ron Rifkin played Perry Helmar in PB, and Nicola Miltan
- Aside from playing Lt. Rowcliff, Bill McDonald has also
played Richard Meegan in DLaD, Austin Hough in TMC, and
Breslow in TSS.
- Dina Barrington played Daphne O'Neil in PB, Belinda Reade
in OMDB, Lucy Morgan in PalC, and Dinah Hough in TMC.
- Jody Raciot played Night Man in PB, and Leo Jerome in CP.
- Aside from playing Parker, George Plimpton has also
played Lamont Otis in EMMM, John Barrett in OMDB, General
Carpenter in HWM, Winterhoff in TSS, and Cook in ItM.
- Nicholas Campbell played Col. Percy Brown in DfM, and
Andy Krasicki in DtD.
- Richard Waugh played Dr. Morley in DfM, Emil Hatch in CP,
Rudolph Faber in OMDB, Guy Unger in TNW, Manuel Upton in
(T)M(H), Director # 1 in TMC, Major Emil Jensen in HWM, Don
O' Neil in TSS, and Captain Colvin in ItM.
- Carlo Rota played Barry Fleming in DoaD, Felix Colbet in
PalC, Phillip Toracka in (T)CK, and Spiros Papps in ItM.
- Hayley Verlyn played Isabel Kerr in DoaD, Fern Faber in
PalC, and Woman in Kitchen in TMC.
- Julian Richings played Poet in DoaD, Jerome Aland in
DLaD, Peter Jay in MiC, and Alger Kates in TSS.
- Lorca Moore played Little Indian # 7 in DoaD, Server Girl
# 10 in PalC, and Square Jawed Female in TMC.
- Angelo Tsarouchas played Cabbie in DLaD, Delbert Palmer
in MiC, and Tommy the Cop in (T)CK.
- Bruce McFee played Duncan Macleod in MiC, Warder in TSS,
and Reporter in ItM.
- Manon Von Gerkan played Sally Corbett in (T)M(H), Nina
Boone in TSS, and the sluttish Adia Kelefy in ItM.
- Shannon Jobe played Miss Mimm in (T)M(H), Server Girl # 7
in PalC, and Woman in Bathroom in TMC.
- Lindy Booth played Peggy Choate in PalC, and Beulah Page
- Seymour Cassel played Dazy Perit in BID, and James Arthur
Ferris in ItM.
- Doug Lennox played Fabian in BID, Inspector Ash in TSS,
and Detective Wallan in (T)CK.
- Matthew Edison played Morton Shane in BID, Frank Erskine,
Jr. in TSS, and Nate the Deputy in ItM.
And that's it. A whopping 61 actors by my count that could
be listed among the show's repertory. I hope you have as
much fun reading this I did making it.