Created by Bill Dial and Andrew Mirisch, Legmen debuted on January 20th 1984 and ran for eight episodes. It starred Bruce Greenwood as Jack Gage and John Terlesky as David Taylor, two college students in southern California, who to make extra money carryout all the legwork involved in various cases for a private eye named Oscar Armismendi (Don Calfa). In later episodes they also work for a private eye named Tom Bannon (Claude Akins).
The initial episode “Take the Credit and Run” sees Armismendi send Jack and David on the search for a repossessed sports car leads. This search unfortunately includes a run-in with local gangsters and a missing jazz musician! The second episode of the series, “Knights at Casanova’s” has the duo protecting a centerfold model from a corupt Police Officer who is stalking her. Other cases include a conman trying to market a solar-powered car, escaped convicts, drug smuggling, missing persons, prostitution, and a number of scandals!
Through the series a number of familiar faces turn up in the guest cast including Robert Dryer, Lee Ving, Rita Wilson, Tim Robbins, Mike Muscat, Morgan Most, Claudette Nevins, Paul Koslo, Bill McKinney, Lance Henriksen, Alexa Hamilton, Richard Erdman, Logan Clarke, Jonathan Banks, James Avery, and Janine Turner.