Perry Mason

There are few actors so closely tied to a persona than Raymond Burr as Perry Mason. This long-running series was built upon Erle Stanley Gardner´s many novels about a brilliant defense lawyer and his staff, that solved many a crime with surprise witnesses and stern cross-examinations.It was the first mystery series to feature chalk or tape outlines to mark the spots where bodies were found. Filmed almost exclusively in the Los Angeles area, Raymond Burr had Gardner's seal of approval in the role. The cases were usually won by way of pivotal confessions of witnesses, solicited by Perry Mason (Burr's) surgeon-like examination or with last-minute, key evidence brought into the courtroom by private investigator, Paul Drake (William Hopper). Della Street (Barbara Hale), Perry´s faithful secretary, was always at Perry's side in the courtroom where hapless Hamilton Burger (William Tallman) was the Los Angeles District Attorney who never seemed to win. As to the myth that Perry Mason never lost, there were 2 episodes where it did occur... but you'll have to watch to find out.The show was revived in 1973-74, with other actors in the familiar roles (Monte Markham as Mason), and then again with the some of the original cast, in a string of feature length TV films from 1985 until Raymond Burr´s death in 1993.

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Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials September 1934 April 1995 49
Season 1 September 1957 June 1958 39
Season 2 September 1958 June 1959 30
Season 3 October 1959 June 1960 26
Season 4 September 1960 June 1961 28
Season 5 September 1961 May 1962 30
Season 6 September 1962 May 1963 28
Season 7 September 1963 May 1964 30
Season 8 September 1964 May 1965 30
Season 9 September 1965 May 1966 30
Unassigned Episodes 0
Season From To Episodes
Unassigned Episodes 320
Absolute ordering places all episodes in a single ordered season. This is generally used for anime.
Season From To Episodes
Season 1 0
Unassigned Episodes 320
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Arthur Marks 76 05/03/1958 - 04/17/1966
Jesse Hibbs 45 03/03/1962 - 05/22/1966
William D. Russell 28 09/21/1957 - 09/24/1960
Christian Nyby 13 10/19/1957 - 01/06/1962
Laslo Benedek 9 01/04/1958 - 03/18/1961
Jerry Hopper 9 11/25/1961 - 05/15/1966
Andrew V. McLaglen 7 03/01/1958 - 11/05/1960
Bernard L. Kowalski 6 05/27/1961 - 12/09/1961
Irving J. Moore 5 12/05/1963 - 05/14/1964
Allen H. Miner 5 11/01/1962 - 01/31/1963
Harmon Jones 5 03/21/1963 - 04/03/1966
Christian I. Nyby II 5 11/15/1987 - 03/01/1992
Ron Satlof 4 12/01/1985 - 05/20/1990
Francis D. Lyon 4 02/24/1962 - 11/08/1962
Gerd Oswald 4 11/22/1958 - 03/21/1959
Arthur Hiller 4 03/22/1958 - 05/21/1960
Richard Kinon 4 10/10/1959 - 05/06/1965
Richard Donner 3 09/24/1964 - 04/08/1965
Earl Bellamy 3 10/24/1963 - 12/19/1963
Lewis Allen 3 01/25/1958 - 06/10/1961
Roger Kay 3 06/14/1958 - 12/19/1959
Vincent McEveety 2 03/25/1965 - 12/12/1965
Robert Ellis Miller 2 01/30/1960 - 03/26/1960
Buzz Kulik 2 10/04/1958 - 05/09/1959
Jack Arnold 2 10/08/1964 - 01/14/1965
John English 2 04/22/1961 - 09/02/1961
James Sheldon 2 10/15/1960 - 12/17/1960
Ted Post 2 12/14/1957 - 01/11/1958
Gerald Mayer 2 02/27/1960 - 05/28/1960
Walter Grauman 2 10/17/1959 - 01/23/1960
John Peyser 2 03/25/1961 - 05/06/1961
Anton Leader 2 03/29/1958 - 05/17/1958
William F. Claxton 2 10/22/1960 - 11/19/1960
Alan Crosland 1 09/22/1934
James Goldstone 1 04/22/1965
Richard Whorf 1 10/24/1959
Herbert Hirschman 1 11/21/1959
Don Weis 1 11/21/1963
Gene Fowler Jr. 1 02/04/1961
Anton M.Leader 1 03/15/1958
Charles R. Rondeau 1 03/04/1965
Gilbert Kay 1 12/16/1961
Harry Harris 1 02/18/1965
Robert Sparr 1 03/18/1965
Charles F. Haas 1 10/01/1960
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Samuel Newman 35 03/01/1958 - 05/06/1965
Erle Stanley Gardner 32 09/27/1958 - 10/10/1965
Jonathan Latimer 32 10/18/1958 - 11/28/1965
Jackson Gillis 31 10/10/1959 - 04/17/1966
Robert C. Dennis 22 02/22/1958 - 04/01/1965
Gene Wang 21 09/28/1957 - 10/17/1959
Seeleg Lester 20 03/08/1958 - 12/17/1960
Orville H. Hampton 15 09/12/1965 - 05/22/1966
Ernie Frankel 9 10/24/1965 - 05/22/1966
Robb White 8 11/04/1961 - 09/26/1965
Milton Krims 8 01/17/1959 - 03/11/1965
Maurice Zimm 8 10/03/1959 - 04/18/1963
Richard Grey 6 12/07/1957 - 11/11/1961
Sy Salkowitz 6 02/06/1960 - 11/14/1965
Bob Mitchell 5 04/22/1961 - 12/31/1964
Sam Neuman 5 10/11/1958 - 01/02/1964
Al C. Ward 5 10/12/1957 - 11/14/1959
John Elliotte 4 10/22/1964 - 01/30/1966
Robert Bloomfield 4 11/22/1958 - 02/20/1960
Dean Hargrove 4 12/01/1985 - 05/20/1990
Robert Leslie Bellem 4 10/07/1961 - 10/29/1964
William Bast 4 09/19/1965 - 05/15/1966
Philip Saltzman 3 03/12/1964 - 04/22/1965
Anne Collins 3 11/09/1986 - 05/20/1990
Adrian Gendot 3 03/11/1961 - 01/13/1962
Laurence Marks 3 09/28/1957 - 05/03/1958
Lawrence L. Goldman 3 02/07/1959 - 03/13/1966
Harold Swanton 3 10/19/1957 - 12/10/1960
Esther Mitchell 3 12/13/1962 - 12/31/1964
Joel Steiger 3 11/09/1986 - 05/20/1990
Donald S. Sanford 3 10/26/1957 - 03/22/1958
Marian B. Cockrell 2 11/02/1957 - 12/20/1958
True Boardman 2 05/05/1962 - 03/14/1963
Stanley Niss 2 03/15/1958 - 11/08/1958
Henry Farrell 2 11/07/1965 - 01/09/1966
Sol Stein 2 01/21/1961 - 05/06/1961
Francis M. Cockrell 2 05/10/1958 - 11/01/1958
Stirling Silliphant 2 10/05/1957 - 12/28/1957
Herman Epstein 2 10/04/1958 - 11/12/1960
Francis Cockrell 2 11/02/1957 - 05/31/1958
Sean Cholodenko 2 01/06/1991 - 03/01/1992
Albert A. Vail 2 01/09/1964 - 01/21/1965
Ben Brady 2 01/04/1958 - 06/21/1958
George Eckstein 2 01/21/1990 - 03/11/1990
Michael Morris 2 12/03/1960 - 02/25/1961
Mann Rubin 2 11/19/1964 - 03/18/1965
Ernest Frankel 2 10/31/1965 - 12/19/1965
Robert E. Kent 2 01/16/1966 - 05/01/1966
Glenn P. Wolfe 2 01/21/1961 - 05/06/1961
Helen Nielsen 2 12/16/1961 - 10/11/1962
Arthur E. Orloff 2 04/18/1963 - 12/12/1963
Richard H. Landau 1 05/21/1964
Kenneth M. Rosen 1 02/20/1966
Barry Trivers 1 12/13/1958
William O'Farrell 1 01/23/1960
Don Brinkley 1 09/20/1958
Ben Starr 1 12/14/1957
Charles Lang 1 10/25/1962
Robert Leslie Bellam 1 04/28/1962
Milton S. Gelman 1 10/08/1960
Oliver Crawford 1 01/20/1962
Edward J. Lakso 1 10/01/1960
Milton Geiger 1 11/09/1957
Russell S. Hughes 1 09/21/1957
Marshall Houts 1 05/16/1963
Sam Elkin 1 01/02/1960
Robert Tallman 1 11/30/1957
Phillip MacDonald 1 06/21/1958
Leo Townsend 1 01/18/1958
Dick Stenger 1 04/26/1958
Anthony Spinner 1 11/15/1987
Robert Libott 1 05/01/1966
Walter Doniger 1 11/09/1957
Francis Rosenwald 1 05/28/1960
Jerome Ross 1 12/05/1959
William L. Stuart 1 02/21/1959
Robert Presnell Sr. 1 04/18/1963
Joseph P. Lamont 1 10/24/1963
Jack Jacobs 1 11/23/1957
Peter Martin 1 05/19/1962
Richard Macaulay 1 03/07/1959
Paul Franklin 1 11/18/1961
Marianne Mosner 1 05/28/1960
Robert J. Shaw 1 05/30/1959
Robert Warnes Leach 1 11/15/1958
Malvin Wald 1 11/23/1957
Jay Dratler 1 04/04/1959
Judson Philips 1 12/06/1962
Joel Murcott 1 11/09/1957

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