The Duke (miniseries)

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The Duke
Genre Drama
Created by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Lawrence Doheny
Dana Elcar
Starring Robert Conrad
Larry Manetti
Red West
Patricia Conwell
Ed O'Bradovich
Theme music composer Mike Post
Pete Carpenter
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Stephen J. Cannell
Location(s) Chicago, Illinois, United States
Running time 48 mins.
Production company(s) Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Universal Television
Original network NBC
Original release April 5 (1979-04-05) – May 18, 1979 (1979-05-18)

The Duke is an American mini series that aired shown on NBC from April 5 to May 18, 1979.


The Duke follows an aging boxer who became a private investigator. This Chicago, Illinois-set series starred Robert Conrad as Oscar "Duke" Ramsey; Conrad was actually a professional fighter in his own early years.

The executive producer was Stephen J. Cannell, the show was produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions, in association with Universal TV.


  • Larry Manetti as Joe Cadillac
  • Red West as Sergeant Mick O'Brien
  • Patricia Conwell as Duke's friend, Dedra
  • Ed O'Bradovich as Eddie, the bartender at Duke and Benny's Corner, the tavern Ramsey owns.


No. Title Original air date
1 "Up Against the Odds" April 5, 1979 (1979-04-05)
2 "Blues for the Duke" April 13, 1979 (1979-04-13)
3 "The Zoo under the Wacker Street Bridge" April 20, 1979 (1979-04-20)
4 "Long and Thin, Lorna Lynn" April 27, 1979 (1979-04-27)
5 "Nothin' 'Cept Noise" May 18, 1979 (1979-05-18)

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