Matt Helm

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Matt Helm
Premiere pilot movie
May 7, 1975
September 20, 1975
Finale January 3, 1976
Network ABC
Style 60-minute drama
Company Columbia Pictures Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13 + pilot movie
Origin USA

Matt Helm is a drama that aired on ABC.

The series was loosely based upon the literary character Matt Helm, who had been created and introduced by Donald Hamilton in his 1960 novel, Death of a Citizen; he had also been played by Dean Martin in a series of spy comedy films in the late 1960s. This series resembled neither the books—in which Helm was a terse assassin for a secret government agency—nor the films—in which Helm was a womanizing, wisecracking secret agent.

The concept of the series sees Matt Helm, a retired spy, opening a private detective business. Thus, most of the plot lines were standard detective stories of the day, such as one episode in which Helm investigates the disappearance of a race horse. Laraine Stephens co-starred as Claire Kronski, Helm's assistant.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Tony Franciosa Matt Helm 1
Laraine Stephens Claire Kronski 1
Gene Evans Sergeant Hanrahan 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 20, 1975 January 3, 1976 13


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