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Dale Robertson plays eccentric Texas billionaire JJ Starbuck who pokes his nose into other people's business in the name of justice. In the opener, JJ travels to Beverly Hills where a wealthy businessman is suddenly cleared of his wife's murder by a bodybuilder, who claims the death was the accidental result of a lovers' quarrel.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 17100
Airdate: Saturday September 26th, 1987
Special Airtime: 09:30 pm
Special Runtime: 90 Minutes

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Guest Stars
Amy Yasbeck
As Doreen
Bill Bixby
As Donald Iskin
Carolyne Barry
As Miss Sheff
David Huddleston
As Charlie Bullets
Don Shanklin
As Koy Steel
Donna Mitchell
As Charlotte Iskin
Eric Server
As Sgt. Marchall
Glynn Turman
As Lieutenant Caspersons
Jay Underwood
As Charles Winslow
Lee Lucas
As Boy
Lora Staley
As Gail Stoltz
Michael Laskin
As Fred Hack
Patrick Cronin
As Harold Smythe
Patty Duke
As Verna McKidden
Episode Notes
David Huddleston was replaced by Jimmy Dean in the role of Charlie Bullets after this first episode.

Episode Quotes
Jerome: The way I look at life, only 10 percent is what you get out of it. Ninety percent is what you make out of it.

Jerome: A man should only be unhappy when his regrets start replacin' his dreams.

The way J.J. figures it, going after this killer
Jerome: is gonna be more fun than a calf-ropin' contest in Abilene.

Warning: J.J. Starbuck season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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