Can you name all these classic TV stars in Kolchak: The Night Stalker?

They faced the bizarre and supernatural before, during and after their most famous roles.


Though the 1970s series Kolchak: The Night Stalker only lasted one season, the mix of humor and haunts have won it cult status among sci-fi fans. Only 20 episodes were produced, but a number of recognizable actors from the time appeared in parts large and small alongside Darren McGavin as investigative reporter Carl Kolchak.

We’ve gathered ten famous faces who made a name for themselves both before and after appearing in the show. Can you name them all?

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  1. This angry glare looks familiar, which M*A*S*H actor is this?
  2. Can you name this sitcom dad?
  3. Do you recognize this future TV cop?
  4. Who is this 1960s sitcom star?
  5. He had his own 1950s sitcom, it's...
  6. Do you recognize this actor?
  7. Who is this 1980s sitcom dad?
  8. She faced a monster from a certain lagoon 20 years before appearing in Kolchak. It's...
  9. Do you recognize this 1960s sitcom actor?
  10. He was a doctor in Kolchak before playing his better known physician role. It's...

Can you name all these classic TV stars in Kolchak: The Night Stalker?

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CH65 2 months ago
10/10. Yeah, that was pretty easy.
Gunsmoked 2 months ago
9 / 10 # 8 🤔😕 It would be great if Svengoolie could feature The Creature From The Black Lagoon sometime soon 😃
Serena29 Gunsmoked 2 months ago
He played it not too long ago.
Gunsmoked Serena29 2 months ago
Darn it 🥺 . It never showed up in my MeTV reminders 🤔😕
Oldie79 3 months ago
10 out of 10. I am definitely a TV junkie. I have the boxed set of Kolchak plus the 2 movies. It's a shame the show only lasted for one season. I had a crush on Darren when I was a teenager and watched Mike Hammer in glorious black and white. In fact, I have the boxed set of that show from the 1950s.
Serena29 Oldie79 2 months ago
Swear to god in our apt complex, this was back in the 80's, there was a guy who drove same ragtop mustang, and same hat! 😂🤣 We use to call him Karl . Love Kolchak The Ripper is my fav.
FlaFeral 7 months ago
OMG..10 outta can I throw that score away and pretend I'm not a TV junkie ...No!?? Oi!😜
pattijessica 7 months ago
10/10 I made 1 guess that was right. The others I knew without having to read the names, they were so familiar. BTW Around 1974 or 75 I worked part time at Universal Pictures on Park Ave and 57th street. I was a clerk typist and one day our boss came in and told us that “Kolchak” would be occupying one of the empty offices near our big room. Mainly he told us not to bother Mr McGavin. But he was very friendly to all my fellow coworkers. He was there for 3-4 months. We had a lot of famous visitors in that office. Good times when I was in high school.
Serena29 pattijessica 2 months ago
What great memories. Thanks for sharing.
Geronimo 7 months ago
Can you name all these classic TV stars in Kolchak: The Night Stalker?
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wrs44145 7 months ago
10/10; breezed right thru this quiz to a perfect score.
Cheddar8 7 months ago
!0/10 Took about 10 seconds to complete
AKTV 7 months ago
10/10 We own the box set and watch the Night Stalker series every October. Great way to start the Halloween season.
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