Daktari




Daktari Cast


Series Description
    


The Daktari TV show was a 60 minute, adventure/drama series on CBS about a veterinarian and conservationist (Dr. Tracy) who ran an animal study station in Africa along with his daughter (Paula), an American (Jack Dane), and a native African guy. Perhaps the two most beloved characters were Paula's pets, "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" and the mischievious "Judy the Chimpanzee".

Daktari Cast

Marshall Thompson .... Dr. Marsh Tracy
Cheryl Miller .... Paula Tracy
Hari Rhodes .... Mike Makula
Yale Summers .... Jack Dane (1966-1968)
Ross Hagen .... Bart Jason (1968-1969)
Erin Moran .... Jenny Jones (1968-1969)


Daktari Trivia

Daktari was inspired by the 1965 theatrical movie titled, "Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion" and also by the career of Dr. A.M. "Toni" Harthoorn who operated an animal orphanage located in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Harthoorn was a staunch animal rights advocate. He also invented the "capture gun" which shoots darts to sedate animals so they could be captured for medical attention with a minimum of harm.

While Erin Moran is best known for her roles on the series "Happy Days" and it's "spin-off" series, "Joanie Loves Chachi", her first major role was as "Jenny Jones" on Daktari. She played a seven-year-old orphan (although Erin was actually only five-years-old at the time) who was given a home by Dr. Tracy! In 2005, Erin came in at #71 on VH1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars List"!

Daktari is generally credited as having been filmed at "Africa USA" in Acton, California and at Greenwich Studios in Miami, Florida. This leads one to believe that there were no scenes shot in Africa itself. Daktari's producer, "Leonard B. Kaufman", however, made notes in the show's theme song musical score about having shot Daktari on location in Mozambique so it's likely that some scenes were shot there also.

Daktari is the Swahili word for "Doctor".

The animal study station run by Dr. Tracy was a fictional place named the, "Wameru Study Center for Animal Behavior" located in East Africa.

Daktari's creator and executive producer, "Ivan Tors" also produced the series, "Flipper (1964)" and "Men Into Space", among others.


Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Daktari - The First Season
  1. The Elephant Thieves (1/11/1966)
  2. Predator of Wameru (1/18/1966)
  3. Killer Lion (1/25/1966)
  4. Adventure of the Lion Cubs (2/1/1966)
  5. Trail of the Cheetah (2/8/1966)
  6. Leopard of Madla Gorge (2/15/1966)
  7. The Diamond Smugglers (3/1/1966)
  8. The Chimp Who Went Ape (3/8/1966)
  9. The Killer Dog (3/15/1966)
  10. Return of the Killer - Part 1 (3/22/1966)
  11. Return of the Killer - Part 2 (3/29/1966)
  12. The Maneater of Wameru (4/5/1966)
  13. Crisis at the Compound (4/12/1966)
  14. The Hostages (4/19/1966)
  15. Judy and the Hyena (4/26/1966)
  16. Wall of Flames - Part 1 (5/3/1966)
  17. Wall of Flames - Part 2 (5/10/1966)
  18. Judy and the Gunrunners (5/17/1966)
Daktari - The Second Season
  1. Return Of Clarence (9/13/1966)
  2. Deadline To Kill (9/20/1966)
  3. Daktari's Last Hunt (9/27/1966)
  4. Judy's Hour Of Peril (10/4/1966)
  5. Cheetah At Large (10/11/1966)
  6. The Test (10/18/1966)
  7. Born To Die (10/25/1966)
  8. The Trial (11/1/1966)
  9. Death In The African Sun (11/15/1966)
  10. Revenge Of The Leopard (11/22/1966)
  11. Shoot To Kill (11/29/1966)
  12. Cry For Help (12/6/1966)
  13. Clarence The Killer (12/20/1966)
  14. The Chimp Who Cried Wolf (12/27/1966)
  15. Little Miss Nightingale (1/3/1967)
  16. Judy And The Gorilla (1/10/1967)
  17. House Of Lions (1/17/1967)
  18. Undercover Judy (1/24/1967)
  19. Countdown For Paula (1/31/1967)
  20. Terror In The Bush (2/7/1967)
  21. Judy And The Baby Elephant (2/14/1967)
  22. A Bullet For Hedley (2/21/1967)
  23. Judy The Poacher (2/28/1967)
  24. Goodbye Mike Makula (3/7/1967)
  25. Operation Springtime (3/14/1967)
  26. King Clarence (3/21/1967)
  27. The Long Hunt (3/28/1967)
  28. Judy And The Vulture (4/4/1967 )
  29. A Cub Called Danger (4/11/1967)
Daktari - The Third Season
  1. Judy, the Astro-Chimp (9/5/1967)
  2. The Execution (9/12/1967)
  3. Crime Wave at Wameru (9/19/1967)
  4. Goodbye, Wameru (9/26/1967)
  5. The Killer Tribe (10/3/1967)
  6. The Scent of Fear (10/10/1967)
  7. The Return of the Phantom (10/17/1967)
  8. Countdown for Judy (10/24/1967)
  9. Judy and the Jailbirds (10/31/1967)
  10. One of Our Cubs Is Missing (11/7/1967)
  11. Judy and the Thoroughbred (11/14/1967)
  12. Return of Ethel and Albert (11/21/1967)
  13. Judy and the Wizard (11/28/1967)
  14. Clarence's Love-In (12/5/1967)
  15. The Elephant Raid - Part 1 (12/12/1967)
  16. The Elephant Raid - Part 2 (12/19/1967)
  17. Miracle in the Jungle (12/26/1967)
  18. Riddle of the Bush (1/2/1968)
  19. The Big Switch (1/9/1968)
  20. License to Kill (1/16/1968)
  21. Judy Strikes Back (1/23/1968)
  22. The Killer Cub (1/30/1968)
  23. Toto the Great (3/23/1968)
  24. The Lion Killer (2/20/1968)
  25. The Killer of Wameru (2/27/1968)
  26. The Monster of Wameru (3/5/1968)
  27. The Will to Live (3/12/1968)
Daktari - The Fourth Season
  1. A Family for Jenny (9/25/1968)
  2. Clarence The Lion-Hearted (10/2/1968)
  3. African Heritage (10/9/1968)
  4. The Outsider (10/16/1968)
  5. Strike Like A Lion (10/23/1968)
  6. Adam and Jenny (10/30/1968)
  7. A Man's Man (11/6/1968)
  8. The Runaways (11/13/1968)
  9. African Showdown (11/20/1968)
  10. Once Upon A Fang (11/27/1968)
  11. The Divining Rods (12/11/1968)
  12. The Discovery (12/18/1968)
  13. Jungle Heartbeat (1/1/1969)
  14. A Tiger's Tale (1/8/1969)
  15. Judy Comes Home (1/15/1969)




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