Midnight Caller 

Episode Guide

Season Three: 1990-91

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39. The Class of 1980

Click here for photos from this episode!A very pregnant Devon hosts a fundraiser with Jack as the object of the bachelor auction.  Her college classmates attend; however, one by one, they fall victim to a murderer.  Jack, Zymak and Deacon all work the angles of this case, with the evidence pointing firmly at Jack's new girlfriend.

Guest Stars: Julianne Phillips, Felicity LaFortune, Steven Anthony Jones 

Written by: David Israel and Robert Singer 

Directed by: Eric Laneuville 

Supporting Actors: Denny Delk as Inspector Jerry Larkin, Amy Resnick as Z.B. Burlingame, Susan Ann Matthews as Susan Dunne, Jay Jacobus as Samuel Albright, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Adele Proom as Betty, Leigh French as Sunny Farina, Debi Gould as Lynn, Stu Klitsner as minister 
 
 

40. The Language Barrier

Click here for photos from this episode!Our man Billy Po is featured in this episode of racial tensions that are spawned in Little Italy.  Billy is attacked after a date with his girlfriend, which leads Jack into an investigation of the death of a young Chinese immigrant.

Guest Stars: Reni Santoni, Neil Barry, Tzi Ma, Joe Manuzzo, Steven Anthony Jones, Michael Constantine as Angelo Busico 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: James A. Contner 

Supporting Actors: Victor Wong as Phil Wong, Willard Chin as Wu Tzing, Elissa Misner as Sharon Caputo, Michell Maika as Linda, Doreen Choucroft as Amy Wong, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Priscilla Alden as elderly woman, Alec Jason as Grady, James Jack Duane as Mover #1 
 
 

41. Old Friends

Click here for photos from this episode!The sudden death of Jack's surrogate father leads Jack and Deacon to investigate the policies of the nursing home in which he was residing.  It turns out that once people move in, their stay is usually quite short.

Guest Stars: Teddi Siddall, Jeffrey Lynn, Scott Lincoln, Ruth Kobart, Sydney Walker, Martin Balsam as Gil Solarski 

Written by: James Kramer 

Directed by: Robert Singer 

Supporting Actors: Denny Delk as Inspector Jerry Larkin, Chad Harden as Young Jack, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Edward Mark Mann as Rusty, Ken Newman as Slick Dude, W. Allen Taylor as Mason Kiley, Anthony St. Martin as Stan Hildabrand, Pat Everett as Duke Bishop, Yvonne O'Reilly as Louella, Jack Tucker as Fandy, David J. Peel as Barney, Gregory Proops as Cab Driver, Charles Queary as Dr. Fargo, Robert Herson as Character, Ella Johnson as Lucille Kiley 
 
 

42. Ain't Too Proud To Beg (Part 1)

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack is offered a new job, which he considers as Devon prepares to sell KJCM and move to Tahiti with the father of her child.  We are introduced to Nikki Malloy in this episode and the prospective new owners of KJCM. Jack and Devon deal with their imminent separation by arguing with each other every chance they can get.

Guest Stars: Christopher Lawford, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Steven Anthony Jones, Bonnie Bartlett as Hillary Townsend King 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: James Quinn 

Supporting Actors: Leigh French as Sunny, Bill Boham as Malcom Flash Gordon, Jacqueline Chappels as Ava Brown, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Dick Bright as Doorman, James Gamble as dockworker 
 
 

43. Sale Away (Part 2)

Click here for photos from this episode!Devon struggles with the sale of KJCM, wanting to ensure that her employees are well taken care of.  She and Jack continue to lock horns, until push comes to shove in the delivery room!  Jack has to decide whether to stay on at KJCM or move on to greener pastures.

Guest Stars: Christopher Lawford, Lisa Eilbacher, Alex Hyde-White, Don Meredith as Foster Castleman and Bonnie Bartlett as Hillary Townsend King 

Written by: Randall Zisk and Robert Singer 

Directed by: Rob Bowman 

Supporting Actors: Timothy Wise as Judge Dekoven, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Mitchell Lester as Todd Billings, Muhamid Abdul Rashio as Henry Killard, Liz Rolfe as secretary, Kay E. Elizabeth as nurse, Tom McGraw as maitre d', Kevin McGuire as Dr. Jenkins, Jerry Kolta as waiter, James Tripp as man 
 
 

44. Life Without Possibility (Part 1)

Click here for photos from this episode!Nikki shows who's the new boss by insisting Jack cover a prison riot near San Francisco.  Jack arrives at the prison and becomes part of a chosen delegation to go inside and witness the atrocities the convicts are rebelling against.  Unknowingly, Jack becomes the target of one of the inmates, who has a personal score to settle.

Guest Stars: Stan Shaw, Terrence Knox, Alan Rosenburg, J.A. Preston, Paul Lieber, Michael Whaley, Denny Delk, Robert Beltran as Carlos Valenzuela 

Written by: David Israel 

Directed by: Eric Laneuville 

Supporting Actors: Carlos Gonzalez as Luis Ruiz, Nick Granado as Lone Ranger, Moe Montoya as Felix Gato Alvarez, Christopher Doyle as Joseph McDermott, J.P. Phillips as Reverand Darian Hayes, Scott Rankin as Dickie Vaught, Charles Hayes as Captain Thomas Falons, Jack Shearer as Chesleigh Brant, Mary Dilts as t.v. newsperson, Regina Saisic as Joan Slater, Susan D. Anderson as Helen Moseby, Fred D. Coleman Jr. as Hostage #1, Darryl Scott as Kelvin Murray 
 
 

45. Life Without Possibility (Part 2)

Click here for photos from this episode!The convicts demand Jack broadcast their side of the story via KJCM, Deacon gets an interview with the prisoner on the outside, and Jack meets up with the prisoner with a bone to pick.

Guest Stars: Stan Shaw, Terrence Knox, Alan Rosenburg, J.A. Preston, Paul Lieber, Michael Whaley, Robert Beltran as Carlos Valenzuela 

Written by: David Israel 

Directed by: Eric Laneuville 

Supporting Actors: Carlos Gonzalez as Luis Ruiz, Nick Granado as Lone Ranger, Moe Montoya as Felix Gato Alvarez, Christopher Doyle as Joseph McDermott, J.P. Phillips as Reverand Darian Hayes, Scott Rankin as Dickie Vaught, Charles Hayes as Captain Thomas Falons, Jack Shearer as Chesleigh Brant, Darryl Scott as Kelvin Murray 
 
 

46. Ryder on the Storm

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack tries to help out his radio hero from his youth by trying to convince Nikki to give him a job.  Jack seems blind to the man's obvious faults and self-destructive actions.

Guest Stars: Robert Klein, Jim Beaver, Tracy O'Neill Hepperman 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: Fred Gerber 

Supporting Actors: Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Kenneth Grantham as Ralph Gardino, Macos Estebez as Vincent Vincent, Ryan Ashford as Noah Barlow, Katie Sowel as Beth Barlow, Susan Emerson as doctor, Charles Anthony Ganim as construction worker 
 
 

47. Home To Roost

Click here for photos from this episode!A child of the Vietnam war, whose father was a U.S. serviceman, instigates a hostage situation into which Jack is drawn.

Guest Stars: Robin Thomas, Yuji Okumato, Alice Carter, Steven Anthony Jones 

Written by: Michael Marks 

Directed by: Robert Singer 

Supporting Actors: Ayn Ruymen as Mary Jessick, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Willam Ellis Hammond as Nguyan, Richard Butterfield as Captain John Danbury, Paul Henri as Colonel William Taylor, Miguel Perez as Ramirez, Justin Haroon as Young Le Minn, John X. Heart as cop #1, Robert James Fairless as cop #2, Donald Clyburn as cop #3, Johnny Huynh as Vietnamese man, Bill Starr as driver, Mary Dilts as t.v. newscaster, Wayne A. Morris as security man, June Melby as catering boss 
 
 

48. With Malice Towards One

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack tells Nikki about a situation he and Devon were trapped in a year ago, in which a vengeful ex-con and his gang kidnapped Devon in order to lure Jack to a payback situation.

Guest Stars: Ted Levine, Steven Anthony Griffin, Christopher Bradley, Diana Lee-Hsu, Steven Anthony Jones, Wendy Kilbourne as Devon King 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: James Quinn 

Supporting Actors: Denny Delk as Inspector Jerry Larkin, Drew Letchworth as Harris Grimes, Chuck L. Hilbert as Al Rambar, John Balma as Blatchlay, Allison Chase as Cathy Viola, Lucero as Dr. Bryant, Michael Bellino as Twitchy Sauerwein, Robert J. Fairless as Officer Tolliver 

 

49. That's Amoré

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack's associate in the underworld seeks his assistance in locating his restaurant's kidnapped chef.  The story turns out to be of a personal nature between the kidnapper and his hostage.

Guest Stars: Don Novello, Scott Colomby, John Del Regno, Heather McComb, Steven Anthony Jones, Dennis Lipscomb as Nick Clemente 

Written by: Peter Bonventre 

Directed by: James A. Conther 

Supporting Actors: Mark Amarotico as Sully, Charles Apps as Jason Jordan, Jeff Bryant as Baby John, Vincent Duvall as Balls, Michael Nicholosi as Frank, Gina Ferrall as Maria Marino, Richard Devon as Martin Longo, Brandon Andres as Boy on the Street, Al Cingolani as Vito, Everett Y. Lee as Kim, Nicholas Romm as bartender 
 
 

50. Her Dirty Little Secret

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack recognizes a woman who has been missing for years and in his pursuit of her he uncovers that she intentionally disappeared to avoid beatings from cop husband.

Guest Stars: Ed Marinaro, Robin Frates, Steven Anthony Jones, Karen Austin as Jenna Holloway 

Written by: Karen Clark 

Directed by: Betty Thomas 

Supporting Actors: Sharon Moore as Lorrain Tilden, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Nellie Cravens as Charlotte Coburn, Will Marchetti as gun salesman, William McKeeghan as janitor "Cecil," Robert G. Fuentes as Roy McMillan 
 
 

51. Uninvited Guests

Click here for photos from this episode!When Zymak's relationship with an immigration officer seems to be clouding his judgment in a murder investigation, Jack becomes involved at the request of one of the deceased person's relatives.

Guest Stars: Reni Santoni, Jan Van Ness, Richard Yniguez, Steven Anthony Jones, Maria Diaz, Roman Franco, Eddie Velez, Joan Severence as Norma Cheever 

Written by: James Kramer 

Directed by: James Quinn 

Supporting Actors: Andrew Castillo as Fernando Rojas, Michael Richard O'Rourke as Deputy Coroner Bernie Slivka, Carlos Baron as Frank Rodriguez, Pepe Arteaga as Recruiter, Luis Saguar as Felipe Salozar, Christabel Savalas as Hispanic woman, Leonard Parnell as INS officer 
 
 

52. Play Blotto . . . And Die

Click here for photos from this episode!A former snitch seeks Jack's help in collecting his lotto winnings.  He's in the witness protection program, and he's not a very popular citizen in San Francisco!  When Jack isn't successful, the would-be millionaire approaches various familiar faces to attempt to retrieve the prize. 

Guest Stars: Ron Carrey, Crystal Carson, Miguel Sandoval, Steven Anthony Jones, Valeri Curtain as Debbi Blye 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: Eric Laneuville 

Supporting Actors: Robert Dinner as Ducky Fenstermaker, Joe Weatherby as customer, Nathaniel Roberts as Blue, Erika Phillips as teenage girl #1 
 
 

53. Can't Say N-N-No

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack and Nikki's tenuous friendship is tested when he questions her involvement with an ex-boyfriend, who has a substance abuse problem.

Guest Stars: Roger Daltrey, Jack McGhee 

Written by: James Kramer 

Directed by: Randall Zisk 

Supporting Actors: Victor Tallmadge as Simon Potter, Michael E. Stone as Officer Cal McGuane, Craig Oldfather as Buddy, Mark Petrakis as Nelson, James Friedman as Ben Margules, Darold Ross as doctor, Sue Trigg as Chelsea 
 
 

54. Blood Ties

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack struggles with his opinion of deadbeat dads and with giving his "Little Brother" a positive start with his father who is making an effort to reform himself.

Guest Stars: Gary Frank, Barrett Brown, Jayne Atkinson as Teri Scanlon 

Written by: Michael Marks 

Directed by: Win Phelps 

Supporting Actors: Joan Mankin as Nancy Wiles, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Don Scott as Speaker 
 
 

55. The Added Starter

Click here for photos from this episode!A frequent caller to the show witnesses a murder; however no one believes her because the crime scene is cleaned up before the cops get there.  She turns to Jack for help, protection, and comfort.

Guest Stars: Edward Albert, Coleen Caffey, Steven Anthony Jones, Allison Rutledge-Parisi, Phyllis Coates, Marshall Belias, Richard Hasburgh 

Written by: David Braff 

Directed by: Eric Laneauville 

Supporting Actors: Rachel Kompst as Nina Wolfe, Charles Dean as Leo Stanky, John Belucci as Rigby, Jay Morse as Benjamin Laird, James L. Kelly as Cecil Sandberg, Teresa R. Roberts as Dorothy, Bill Star as crime technician, Jack Halton as homeless man #1, Russ Davidson as homeless man #2 
 
 

56. The Loneliest Number

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack's troubled young sister shows up on his doorstep.  She and Deacon become emotionally involved and Jack struggles with the relationship.

Guest Stars: Terri Garber, Victor Bevine 

Story by: Teddi Siddall and James Kramer
Teleplay by: James Kramer 

Directed by: Peter Levin 

Supporting Actors: Jack Shearer as Chesleigh Brant, Khadijah as receptionist, Bonnie Steiger as OraLee, Cheryl Wilson as Jill Fielder, Albert McCarthy as driver 
 
 

57. A Cry In the Night

Click here for photos from this episode!KJCM's security guard is charged with murdering his son.  Jack gets involved because the guard is suing KJCM for the advice he claims he received from Jack in how to deal with the drug problem in his family.

Guest Stars: Art Evans, Stephanie E. Williams, Clavin Levels, Squire Fridell, Steven Anthony Jones, Chris Lemon as Irving Papas 

Written by: Chris Carter and Michael Marks 

Directed by: Philip J. Sgriccia 

Supporting Actors: Chris Clark as Donal Pell, Vilma Silva as Pamela Mossman, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Patrick Kane as judge, Merv Marugama as doctor, Judith Moreland as Dr. Sheila Raymer, Taylor Brock as nurse, Jonathan Wafer as young man 
 
 

58. The Leopard

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack and Nikki find themselves as proxies in a poker game; Jack's father's life is at stake.

Guest Stars: Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco, Joe Mannelli, Michael Roger, Steven Anthony Jones, Dennis Lipscomb as Nick Clemente 

Written by: Charles Robert Carner 

Directed by: James Quinn 

Supporting Actors: Amelia Martinez Schumacher as Filomena Clemente, Jerardo Carmona as Jerado, Jeff Bryant as Baby John, Ernesto Ravetto as tough guy, Maria Fortuna as opera diva, Ed Pansullo as high roller, Rudy Paige as bustout player, Greg Lucey as weirdo 
 
 

59. City of Lost Souls (part one)

Click here for photos from this episode!The Castlemans are pressuring KJCM to take a stand in the upcoming election, Jack is greeted by his supposed daughter, and his high school friend is murdered.

Guest Stars: Reni Santoni, John Hancock, Shana Furlow, Jerry Hardin 

Story by: David Israel and John Schulian 

Teleplay by: John Schulian 

Directed by: Eric Laneuville 

Supporting Actors: David Chase as Sonny Rote, Kathryn Knotts as Stephanie Corbridge, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Bruce Mackay as Ezra Bates, Delia MacDougall as Clare Winrow, Russ Davison as Ned, Edward Ivory as Coach "Buck" Schafbuck, Michael McFall as Grady Hutton, Melody Cole as bag lady 
 
 

60. City of Lost Souls (part two)

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack pursues the death of his friend, who had been homeless for many years.  In his search for answers to Sonny's death he goes undercover on the streets and meets up with the hierarchy of the street dwellers.  Jack's pursuits may cost him his job, as a young upstart in the Castleman dynasty covers his show without a problem.

Guest Stars: Reni Santoni, Judie Aronson, Blake Clark, Charles R. Frank, Shana Furlow, Nicholas Guest, John Hancock, Stan Ivor, Steven Anthony Jones, Jerry Hardin 

Story by: David Israel and John Shulian and Michael Marks 

Teleplay by: Michael Marks and David Israel/Robert Singer 

Directed by: James Quinn 

Supporting Actors: Scott Freeman as Patrick Squier, Kathryn Knotts as Stephanie Corbridge, Michael Ray Wisely as Uniform Officer, C.W. Morgan as man, Allen Gebhardt as cab driver, Melody Cole as bag lady, James K. Lewis as cop, Matt Silverman as homeless man, Joseph Metzgar as captain 
 
 

61. City of Lost Souls (part three)

Click here for photos from this episode!Closing in on the answers to Sonny's death leads to connections to the candidates and the issue of the homeless, which in turn causes Jack to become the target of an assassin. 

Guest Stars: Reni Santoni, Judie Aronson, Blake Clark, Charles R. Frank, Shana Furlow, Nicholas Guest, Steven Anthony Jones, G. Gordon Liddy 

Supporting Actors: Delia MacDougall as Clare Winrow, Margaret Lewis as Mistress of Ceremonies, C.W. Morgan as Al Haynie, Bruce Mackay as Ezra Bates, Michael Ching as florist store owner, Andrea Lee as owner's wife, Frank Widman as gardener, David Maier as flunky, Mary Elisabeth Uhland as secretary, Jessica Myerson as woman 


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