Last updated: 1 July 2015

Robert McCall, the Equalizer

After serving as a secret agent for the government, Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) had grown disillusioned by all the double-dealings he had seen over the years. Now retired, McCall, who had been known throughout his career as "The Equalizer," wanted to use his skills to help people who found themselves facing hopeless situations.

Operating his one-man business from a plush Manhattan apartment, he found his clients through ads he'd place in the local newspapers asking people in dire straits to contact The Equalizer.

Seeking to do good - to make up for the dirty-doings in his earlier career - he often took no payment for his services. He was both the detective and the bodyguard and was sometimes helped by his former Agency boss, known only as Control (Robert Lansing).

Also aiding him in his endeavors were: Mickey Kostmayer (Keith Szarabajka), who did much of McCall's legwork; Scott McCall (Willian Zabka), his impulsive young son, and various members of the N.Y.P.D. In late 1987, Pete O'Phelan (Chad Redding), a former friend from his Agency days, and now the owner of the little restaurant McCall was seen at on a regular basis, was added to the cast.

Aired 1985-1989 on CBS (87 episodes).


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