Gideon Oliver

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Gideon Oliver is a prime time television series that ran on the ABC television network between February 1989 and May 1989 as part of the ABC Mystery Movie rotation, along with B.L. Stryker, Kojak and Columbo. On the air for only five episodes, the... read more

Gideon Oliver is a prime time television series that ran on the ABC television network between February 1989 and May 1989 as part of the ABC Mystery Movie rotation, along with B.L. Stryker, Kojak and Columbo. On the air for only five episodes, the series starred Louis Gossett, Jr., and was created by Dick Wolf. The title character first appeared in the novel series by mystery writer Aaron Elkins.

Original Release

02/20/1989 on ABC

US Release

02/20/1989

Cast

(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Sleep Well, Professor Oliver Monday, 20 February 1989
2 Tongs Monday, 13 March 1989
3 The Last Plane from Coramaya Monday, 10 April 1989
4 By the Waters of Babylon Monday, 24 April 1989
5 Kennonite Monday, 22 May 1989

Directors

Larry Gross, Bill Duke, John Patterson, Randy Roberts, George Mendeluk, Alan Metzger

Writers

Aaron J. Elkins, David Black, Jack Richardson, Dick Wolf, Earl W. Wallace, I.C. Rapoport, Edward Tivnan

Creators

Dick Wolf

Cast

Louis Gossett Jr. Gideon Oliver
Shari Headley Zina Oliver
Phil Nee Tong
Nicholas Kepros Von Richter
Peter Crook Bob Ward
Tom Sizemore Paul Slocum
Kevin Dunn Jacob Waldner
Karina Arroyave Tiffany
Melissa Leo Rebecca Hecht
Anthony LaPaglia Raskin
Michael Rooker Detective John Quinn
David Margulies Max French
Kelly Cole Wittig
Cynthia Nixon Allison Parrish Slocum
Kenneth Welsh Father Brian Halloran
Marcia Gay Harden Lila
Vince Williams Eddie Harris
Diane Chang Mrs. Li
R.T. Freeman Kennonite Man
Billy Asai Bass Player

Producers

Dick Wolf Executive Producer
William Link Executive Producer
William Sackheim Executive Producer
David Black Producer
Kevin Donnelly Producer
Cheryl Bloch Producer
Don Sipes Producer
Daniel Sackheim Producer

Editors

Mark Newman, Arthur W. Forney

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