The Greatest American Hero

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The Greatest American Hero
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Premiere March 18, 1981
Finale February 3, 1983
Creator Stephen J. Cannell
Network ABC
Style 60-minute superhero comedy
Company Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Seasons 3
Episodes 44 (4 unaired)
Origin USA

The Greatest American Hero is a superhero comedy that aired on ABC.

The series chronicles Ralph's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Ralph, who hates wearing the suit, he immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error, often with comical results.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
William Katt Ralph Hinkley * * *
Robert Culp Bill Maxwell * * *
Connie Sellecca Pamela Davidson-Hinkley * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3
Michael Pare Tony Villicana * *
Don Cervantes Rodriquez * * *
Faye Grant Rhonda Blake * * *
Jesse D. Goins Cyler * * *
Brandon Williams Kevin Hinkley *
William Bogert Agent Carlisle * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One March 18, 1981 May 13, 1981 9
Season Two November 4, 1981 April 28, 1981 22
Season Three October 29, 1982 February 3, 1983 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season 1 February 15, 2005 3

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Season 2 April 5, 2005 6


Season 3 August 2, 2005 3


The Complete First Season May 18, 2010 2

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The Complete Second Season October 12, 2010 4

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Complete Series
The Complete Series May 18, 2010 9

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