Murder One

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Murder One
Murder One-Cast (1).jpg
Premiere September 19, 1995
Finale May 29, 1997
Creator Steven Bochco
Charles H. Eglee
Channing Gibson
Network ABC
Style 60-minute legal drama
Company Steven Bochco Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 41
Origin USA

Murder One is a legal drama that aired for two seasons on ABC.

The first season was arguably the first mainstream TV show following a single case through all the season's episodes. A young girl, Jessica Costello, is found strangled in bed, and movie star Neil Avedon (Jason Gedrick) is arrested for her murder. Ted Hoffman (Daniel Benzali) of the firm Hoffman and Associates takes on his defense, and the rest of the season follows the defense lawyers' continuing efforts to dig up evidence of Neil's innocence.

The second season followed three seperately murder cases, and saw large changes in the cast: most notably Anthony LaPaglia replaced Daniel Benzali as the leading character of the show. This season .



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Daniel Benzali Theodore Hoffman 1
Anthony LaPaglia Jimmy Wyler 2
Mary McCormack Justine Appleton 1 2
Michael Hayden Chris Docknovich 1 2
J.C. MacKenzie Arnold Spivak 1 2
Grace Phillips Lisa Gillespie 1
D.B. Woodside Aaron Mosely 2
John Fleck Louis Heinsbergen 1 2
Vanessa Williams Lila Marquette 1
Patricia Clarkson Annie Hoffman 1
Barbara Bosson DDA Miriam Grasso 1 2
Dylan Baker Det. Arthur Polson 1
Kevin Tighe Davy Blalock 1
Stanley Tucci Richard Cross 1
Jason Gedrick Neil Avedon 1
Clayton Rohner Det. Vince Biggio 2
Jack Kehler Frank Szymanski 2
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Linda Carlson Judge Beth Bornstein 1 2
Gregory Itzin DA Roger Garfield 1 2
John Pleshette Gary Blondo 1 2
Markus Redmond ADA Mark Washington 1 2
Paul Goodman Shel Metzger 1
Bobbie Phillips Julie Costello 1
Joe Spano Ray Velacek 1
Ned Vaughn Dean Crowley 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 19, 1995 April 23, 1996 23
Season Two October 10, 1996 May 29, 1997 18


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season February 8, 2005 6

The Complete Second Season November 15, 2005 5