Missing Persons (TV series)

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Missing Persons
Created by Peter Lance
Gary Sherman
Starring Daniel J. Travanti
Erik King
Juan Ramírez
Frederick Weller
Jorja Fox
Robert Swan
Patty Lombard
Composer(s) Joe Renzetti
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Stephen J. Cannell
Gary Sherman
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Gary Sherman Productions
Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Original network ABC
Original release August 30, 1993 – February 17, 1994

Missing Persons is an American crime drama television series, set in Chicago. It followed a fictitious missing persons unit; each episode usually following the investigation into three or more cases. It ran on ABC from August 30, 1993 to February 17, 1994.

It was produced by Gary Sherman Productions in association with Stephen J. Cannell Productions, and often used local Chicago-based actors, as well as occasional guest stars such as Nina Foch, Eddie Bracken and Lois Smith. Semi-regulars included Ian Gomez, Irma P. Hall, Laura Cerón and Valerie Harper. Unlike most series from Cannell's company, he did not create or co-create this series.

Regular cast[edit]

  • Daniel J. Travanti: Lieutenant who heads the Missing Persons Unit, Ray McAuliffe
  • Erik King: Missing Persons Unit Investigator, Bobby Davison
  • Juan Ramírez: Missing Persons Unit Sergeant, Carlos Marrone
  • Frederick Weller: Missing Persons Unit Investigator, Johnny Sandowski
  • Jorja Fox: Missing Persons Unit Police Officer, Connie Karadzic
  • Robert Swan: Missing Persons Unit Secretary, Dan Manaher
  • Paty Lombard: Wife of Ray McAuliffe, Barbara McAuliffe

Among the guest stars was Stephen Colbert in episode 2.


No. Title Original air date
1 "Pilot" August 30, 1993 (1993-08-30)
2 "Cabe... What Kind of Name Is That?" September 23, 1993 (1993-09-23)
3 "People Don't Talk to Cops, People Lie to Cops" September 30, 1993 (1993-09-30)
4 "I Can't Even Imagine" October 7, 1993 (1993-10-07)
5 "That's My Sister, Pal" October 14, 1993 (1993-10-14)
6 "The Man's an Emotional Termite" October 28, 1993 (1993-10-28)
7 "Some People's Priorities" November 4, 1993 (1993-11-04)
8 "I'm Gonna Miss Him Too..." November 11, 1993 (1993-11-11)
9 "Sometimes You Can't Help Getting Involved..." November 25, 1993 (1993-11-25)
10 "Right Neighborhood... Wrong Door" December 2, 1993 (1993-12-02)
11 "How Hard Is It Just to Get Off at the Next Exit?" December 16, 1993 (1993-12-16)
12 "If You Could Pick Your Own Parents..." January 6, 1994 (1994-01-06)
13 "I've Got a Siren!..." January 13, 1994 (1994-01-13)
14 "My Beautiful Son Is Okay..." January 20, 1994 (1994-01-20)
15 "All They Had to Do Was Ask..." February 3, 1994 (1994-02-03)
16 "Tell Me You Didn't Do It... I'll Go to the Wall for You" February 10, 1994 (1994-02-10)
17 "What Do You Want... A Signed Confession?" February 17, 1994 (1994-02-17)

Home release[edit]

On July 27, 2010, Mill Creek Entertainment released Prime Time Crime: The Stephen J. Cannell Collection on DVD in Region 1. This special collection contains 54 episodes from 13 different shows produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions, including all episodes of Missing Persons.[1]


  1. ^ http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Unsub-Prime-Time-Crime-SJC-Collection/13792

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