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The Greatest American Hero: The Greatest American Hero (1)

Ralph Hinkley, an average school teacher, is given a suit with amazing powers by aliens. Now, Ralph must decide if he'll use his new powers to fight crime, even though he already lost the suit's instruction manual.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 6788
Airdate: Wednesday March 18th, 1981



  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Bob Minor
As John Mackie
Recurring
Edward Bell (1)
As David Knight
Recurring
G.D. Spradlin
As Nelson Cory
Recurring
Ned Wilson
As Col. Shackelford
Recurring
Richard Herd
As Vice President Adam Taft
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Branden Williams
As Kevin Hinkley (as Brandon Williams)
Recurring
Don Cervantes
As Paco Rodriguez
Recurring
Hank Salas
As Brother Michael
Recurring
Jeff MacKay
As Officer Cowan
Recurring
Jesse D. Goins
As Cyler Johnson
Recurring
Robby Weaver
As Coach Ray Buck
Recurring
Robert Dunlap
As Officer
Recurring

Featuring
Carol Jones
As Susan the Babysitter
Recurring
Cheryl Francis
As TBD
Recurring
Corkey Ford
As TBD
Recurring
Ed Deemer
As TBD
Recurring
James King (1)
As TBD
Recurring
Jason Corbett
As TBD (as Jason Corbet)
Recurring
Jody Lee Olhava
As TBD
Recurring
Jon Caliri
As TBD (as John Caliri)
Recurring
Lydia Nicole
As TBD (as Lydia Fernandez)
Recurring
Robby Kiger
As TBD (as Robbie Kiger)
Recurring
Roberta Jean Williams
As TBD
Recurring
Main Cast
William Katt
As Ralph Hinkley
Robert Culp
As Bill Maxwell
Connie Sellecca
As Pamela Davidson
Faye Grant
As Rhonda Blake
Michael Paré
As Tony Villicana
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Beach BoysHelp Me Rhonda 
David BowieSpace Oddity 


Other Episode Crew

CreatorStephen J. Cannell
Executive ProducerStephen J. Cannell
ProducerAlex Beaton
Associate ProducerChristopher Nelson (1)
CastingReuben Cannon
MusicPete Carpenter  |  Mike Post
Music EditorJohn Caper, Jr.
Costume DesignerJean-Pierre Dorleac
HairstylistShanon Ely
Make-upLynn F. Reynolds
Set DecoratorRobert Freer
Location ManagerJoanna Guzzetta
Transportation CoordinatorRonald Stinton
Property MasterGeorge Tuers
Production CoordinatorRosemarie Abelson
Director of PhotographyAndrew Jackson (2)
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Art DirectorMary Dodson
Production ManagerRonald R. Grow
Production AccountantJoan Etchells
Film EditorChristopher Nelson (1)
Assistant Film EditorJames S. Giritlian
Dialogue EditorNeil Mandelberg
Sound EffectsJack May (2)
Woman's WardrobeCarolyn A. Collier
DubbingGlen Glenn Sound
Main Title Theme Performed ByJoey Scarbury
1st Assistant DirectorTom Connors
Second Assistant DirectorJohn Peter Kousakis
Men's WardrobeRobert Cornwall
 
Warning: The Greatest American Hero season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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