What is Diagnosis Murder?
Diagnosis: Murder was released as an American action-comedy-mystery-medical crime drama TV series. The show features Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan who solves crimes along with his son Steve, a homicide detective. The show started as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman.
This show struggled to take its spot and almost got cancelled at the end of the second season. However, in the third season, it was released as a midseason replacement. Fortunately, it was regularly renewed after that. There were a total of 8 seasons with around 178 episodes. It was aired on the CBS network in the United States. Producers of the show are The Fred Silverman Company and Dean Hargrove production in association with Viacom Production. But, currently it is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
The Cast of Diagnosis Murder
|S. No||The Cast|
|1||Dick Van Dyke (Mark Sloan)|
|2||Barry Van Dyke (Steve Sloan)|
|3||Victoria Rowell (Amanda Bentley)|
|4||Scott Baio (Jack Stewart)|
|5||Charlie Schlatter (Jesse Travis)|
|6||Michael Tucci (Norman Briggs)|
Cast of Diagnosis Murders Where are They Now?
All the main cast members of Diagnosis: Murder are listed here!
1) Dick Van Dyke (Mark Sloan)
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In the 1990s film “Dick Tracy,” Dick Van Dyke starred as a villain. He went on to play Sloan in the film “Diagnosis Murder.” He is well-known for his shows like “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Mary Poppins,” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” In addition, he was also featured in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Murder 101,” “The Middle,” and “Scrubs.” He is considered one of the most successful actors of all time.
2) Barry Van Dyke (Steve Sloan)
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Diagnosis: Murder was the turning point of Barry’s career in the industry. It is one of the biggest productions that Barry has starred in. After this show, he also appeared in a TV series called “Murder 101.” His four children, Caret, Shane, Wes, and Taryn, also appeared here and there throughout the show. Currently, Barry is 64 years old but still looks as young as he was on the show.
3) Victoria Rowell (Amanda Bentley)
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Victoria was known for her role as Drucilla in the daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” before taking on the role of Dr. Bentley. In the 1990s, she even succeeded in performing on both programs at the same time. She played the Drucilla character till 2007.
Sadly, she quit the program after criticizing the lack of diversity in the cast and staff members. She also appeared in “Dumb & Dumber,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Home of the Brave.” In 2006, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southern Maine for her involvement with foster children organizations.
4) Scott Baio (Jack Stewart)
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One of the most charismatic kid actors of all time. Scott had already established himself as a major star by the time he took on the part of Dr. Jack in Diagnosis: Murder, having previously played Chachi in Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, as well as the lead role in Bugsy Malone. Later, he appeared in numerous films and series, including “Veronica’s Closet,” “Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2,” and “See Dad Run.” But none could match the standards of his early career.
5) Charlie Schlatter (Jesse Travis)
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Charlie Schlatter, who played the role of Jesse Travis in the show, managed to have a successful acting career before and after the show. Prior to the series, he was recognized for the 1988 comedy 18 Again!, the 1990 sitcom Ferris Bueller’s attempt, and The Delinquents. He is also a well-known voice actor. Charlie Schlatter is a multi-talented human who can voice a character as well as play one. He has voice acted in a number of movies, including The Flash in Superman, Griff in Sonic the Hedgehog, Robin in several Lego games, and Major Raikov in Metal Gear Solid 3.
6) Michael Tucci (Norman Briggs)
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Michale Tucci had an exciting and prominent acting career in Television for quite a period of time. He acted in a few minor roles in the 1980s. His second main role was in Diagnosis: Murder as hospital administrator Norman. Later, we could only notice a handful of screen appearances. However, his TV and movie series gradually faded by 2015. But, somehow, we could see his photos here and there on the internet. Currently, he works as an arts and theatre teacher at St. Francis High School in California.
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