Lieutenant, The


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

02:26

Tabs

About

The Lieutenant is an American television series that appeared on NBC for the 1963-1964 television schedule. It was the first television series program ever created by Gene Roddenberry. It was produced by Arena Productions, one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's most successful in-house production companies in the 1960s. Situated at Camp Pendleton, a West Coast Infantry Training School of the U.S. Marine Corps, it focused on the men of the Corps in peace time. The title character was Second Lieutenant William Tiberius Rice, a rifle platoon leader and one of the training instructors stationed at Camp Pendleton. An hour-long drama, The Lieutenant explored the lives of Marine recruits and general officers alike.

Cast:

* Gary Lockwood - Second Lieutenant William Tiberius Rice

* Robert Vaughn - Captain Raymond Rambridge

* John Milford - Sergeant Kagey

* Henry Beckman - Major Al Barker

* Richard Anderson - Lieutenant Colonel Steve Hiland

* Don Penny - Lieutenant Harris

* Carmen Phillips - Lily

* Steven Franken - Lieutenant Samwell 'Sanpan' Panosian [Season 1, 1963]

* Chris Noel - the regular female cast member, who never had a regular "character;" Gene Roddenberry had her acting out different characters each week

 

No. of seasons 1

No. of episodes 29

Production

Running time 1 hour

Broadcast

Original channel NBC

Original run September 14, 1963 – April 18, 1964

 

More from Wikipedia...

Who talked about this show

Norman Felton

View Interview
Norman Felton on executive producing The Lieutenant,  created by Gene Roddenberry
Norman Felton on a photo from The Lieutenant

Dorothy Fontana

View Interview
Dorothy Fontana on becoming secretary for Del Reisman and Gene Roddenberry on The Lieutenant; and her early involvement in the Writers Guild

Walter Koenig

View Interview
Walter Koenig on acting on the series The Lieutenant 

Bob May

View Interview
Bob May on working with Gene Roddenberry on The Lieutenant

Nichelle Nichols

View Interview
Nichelle Nichols on The Lieutenant, her first television appearance in 1964

Leonard Nimoy

View Interview
Leonard Nimoy on auditioning and winning a guest part on The Lieutenant, which led him to be cast on Star Trek

Del Reisman

View Interview
Del Reisman on working on The Lieutenant, and on producer Gene Roddenberry

Robert Vaughn

View Interview
Robert Vaughn on his starring role in The Lieutenant

All Shows

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
L
M
P
R
S
T
W