Mike Hercules (Alias Mike Hercules)

Created by Herbert Margolis Hugh Beaumont, the affably bland fifties actor mostly known as the persistently perplexed dad, Ward Cleaver, on TV classic Leave It to Beaver (1957-63), had an earlier career as a sort of utility player, appearing in numerous films and television series. His resumé included several crime flicks, including roles in The … Continue reading Mike Hercules (Alias Mike Hercules)

Pat Novak (Pat Novak for Hire)

Created by Jack Webb (1920-82) Richard L. Breen (1918-67) and William P. Rousseau (1915-72) "She drifted into the room like 98 pounds of warm smoke. Her voice was hot and sticky—like a furnace full of marshmallows." Pat Novak For Hire was the most successful of three short-lived radio shows that actor actor/writer Jack Webb played a hard-boiled … Continue reading Pat Novak (Pat Novak for Hire)

Dennis O’Brien

Created by Herbert H. Margolis Louis Morheim (1922-2013) and Richard L. Breen (1918-67) "I rent out boats and do anything that means long odds and short hours. My sideline's trouble." -- O'Brien explains his occupation in Roaring City "When you deal with these dames --you're in the DANGER ZONE!" -- tagline from Danger Zone    All things … Continue reading Dennis O’Brien