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Booker

1 9 8 9 – 1 9 9 0 (USA)
22 x 60 minute episodes

Dennis Booker (Richard Grieco) has a dark, brooding look. He wears a leather jacket, torn jeans, and earrings. He’s hot and sexy. In short, he’s the stuff of nightmares for fathers of teenage girls.

booker2Booker had been a rebel cop in 21 Jump Street and returned here with his own series, playing an in-house investigator who works for the Japanese-owned Teshima Corporation of America.

The leather-clad Romeo is a fish out of water in the pin-stripe world of big business where he even has business cards (albeit printed in Japanese) – but he succeeds in getting information that nobody else can. He also gets all the worst cases . . .

For instance, Teshima’s insurance group is being sued for $25 million by a brain surgeon who was hit by one of its insured drivers. Booker’s case is to trump up a case that the doctor was crossing the street outside the crosswalk.

He always manages, though, to get the corporation to do the right thing for the little guy, even when it doesn’t intend to.

Booker is very anti-authority and resents being told what to do by his boss, Alicia Rudd (Marcia Strassman), and her boss, Chick Sterling (Carmen Argenziano), head of Teshima’s American operations.

He also seems to spend most of his time investigating cases related to his family, friends and colleagues rather than his employers.

Booker’s original and enthusiastic young assistant and secretary is Elaine (Katie Rich). When she left to get married he hired Suzanne (Lori Petty), a former bail-jumping con-woman.

Dennis Booker
Richard Grieco
Alicia Rudd
Marcia Strassman
Elaine Grazzo
Katie Rich
Chick Sterling
Carmen Argenziano
Suzanne Dunne
Lori Petty