Dan Raven

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Dan Raven
Paul Anka Skip Homeier Dan Raven 1960.JPG
Paul Anka and Skip Homeier as Dan Raven in "The Trade".
Starring Skip Homeier
Dan Barton
Quinn K. Redeker
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (hour-long episodes)
Running time 60 mins.
Production company(s) Screen Gems
Distributor Sony Pictures Television (current)
Original network NBC
Original release September 23, 1960 (Half-hour episodes started in January 1960.)- – January 6, 1961

Dan Raven is an American crime drama starring Skip Homeier which aired on NBC between January 23, 1960, and January 6, 1961. The setting of the series is the famous Sunset Strip of West Hollywood, California. The series focuses on activities of the sheriff's department, including those of the fictitious Lieutenant Dan Raven and his assistant, Sergeant Burke, played by Dan Barton. Quinn K. Redeker appeared as photographer Perry Levitt. The program aired for a half-hour from January 1960 until September 23, when it expanded for thirteen hour-long segments.

Dan Raven featured contemporary celebrities appearing as themselves, including Buddy Hackett, Paul Anka, Marty Ingels, Bob Crewe, and Bobby Darin. Darin appeared in the first of the hour-long episodes, "The High Cost of Fame".[1]

The long-running 77 Sunset Strip ran on ABC at 9 p.m. Eastern on the same Friday evenings as Dan Raven, which started at 7:30. Dan Raven, in the hour format, faced difficult opposition from the second season of CBS Western series Rawhide starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood. Its competition on ABC was the sitcom Harrigan and Son, starring Pat O'Brien and Roger Perry.[2]

Other selected episodes include:

Dan Raven was replaced on January 13, 1961, by the return of the Ronnie Burns's Happy.


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television (New York, Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed.), p.195
  2. ^ 1960-1961 American network television schedule in appendix of McNeil's Total Television
  3. ^ IMDB, Dan Raven, Episode list: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053495/episodes; TV.com, Dan Raven", Episode List: http://www.tv.com/dan-raven/show/6987/episode_listings.html. There are some discrepancies in the two lists in regard to dates of airings.

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