Remington Steele
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Pierce at Ashford -Click for larger image Convinced that her being a woman might scare off prospective clients, private investigator Laura Holt invents a fictitious male "boss", naming him "Remington Steele". AH goes well until her creation shows up and he starts taking his job seriously. Stephanie Zimbalist stars in the romantic-comedy adventure series with British actor Pierce Brosnan as the urbane Remington Steele. The detective team is assisted by Mildred Krebs, an ex-IRS employee, played by Doris Roberts. Laura's ruse pays off and business flourishes as she resourcefully manages to justify Steele's constant "unavailability" to curious clients and media, while she tackles her cases. The coincidence of 1) Laura being pressured by one of her major clients who insists that Remington Steele personally handle his case and 2) a desperate young man's urgent need to assume another identity solves both their problems - for the moment. However, it creates some fascinating new ones as well.

They present a problem for each other as although they are at odds professionally, the dashing and debonair Steele and the attractive and intelligent Ms. Holt fine themselves drawn to each other romantically. Adding another twist to the already complicated relationship, is the entrance of Tony Roselli, a handsome and mysterious stranger who becomes enmeshed in the escapades of the pair of detectives, at the same time becoming more interested in Laura. He is played by Jack Scalia.

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PIERCE BROSNAN

(Remington Steele in "Remington Steele")

There is a moment in a few careers when popularity becomes a tidal wave and sweeps a performer on to pre-eminence in romantic appeal. That moment arrived for Pierce Brosnan, a dashing, charming and talented Irishman, about midway though the first season of NBC's "Remington Steele" series. Suddenly the public and media both caught on to the fact that Brosnan combined the dynamics of humor, almost shameless good looks, comedy timing and charm in a way no one had done since Cary Grant. The show abruptly shot out of obscurity and into the ranks of the ratings' leaders.

And Brosnan shot into demand for major magazine covers and into the lead in such significant categories of overwhelming popularity as fan mail and readers' demands for stories on him. By the start of the second season, when TV Guide featured him in a cover story on TV's most enchanting hunks, readers complained that Brosnan deserved better than to be lumped with TV's previous reigning superstars as a "hunk".  Yes, here was a man who could do it with his shirt on. The top poster companies vied for the profitable honor of covering the nation's walls with him in the guise in which the populace had fallen for him... fully and elegantly attired. A photo of him in impeccable dinner jacket could be the poster shot of the century, the experts figured.

Pierce Brosnan, now identified as the next sensation to follow Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds from television stardom to international theatrical feature stardom had paid his dues in learning his acting craft well before the tidal wave hit. He was well prepared, not only in appearance, but in talent.  Brosnan's credits include "Nomads", an Elliot Kasther Production co-starring Leslie Anne Down, MGM's "Taffin", "The Deceivers" the India localed film from the production team of Merchant. Ivory ("Room With A View") directed by Nicolas Meyer, Frederic Forsythe's "The Fourth Protocol" with Michael Caine and "Around the World in Eighty Days". Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland, where he lived until the age of 11 when his family moved to London. It was there that he grew into his craft, studying acting at the Drama Center for three years after some preliminary workshops in experimental theater. It was not the fulfillment of a childhood dream. He was introduced to the workshops by a fellow employee at the studio where he worked as an illustrator.

After school he went straight into a job as an acting assistant stage manager (ASF) at the York Theater Royal, and it was six months later that the eminent Tennessee Williams selected Pierce to create the role of McCabe in the British premiere of "Red Devil Battery Sign". Brosnan starred in other prestigious London stage productions such as Zeffirelli's "Filuemna" (for a year and a half) and "Wait Until Dark" at the York. After a number of
plays, he was offered his first television role in a docu-drama called "Murphy's Stroke," based on a true event about the contemporary Irish racehorse.

After MTM's considerable search. Pierce captured the role of Remington Steele, a private investigator who is sophisticated, charming and frequently inept, always wittier than wise in the ways of detecting. Both Remington Steele and Pierce Brosnan take the most unconventional and totally winning roads to success.

Pierce Brosnan is a romantic at heart. His character evolved from a gigolo to something much closer to the actual Brosnan persona... a warm, caring, self-deriding and very funny young man.

As Remington Steele, the bogus private eye, he is teamed with Laura Holt, played by Stephanie Zimbalist.   The series gives him an opportunity to play both the serious side and the comic side of the Steele character, a fact which has given theatrical film producers the chance to see his potential in almost every kind of role.

Pierce Brosnan is a dedicated family man who derives and values great stability from wife, children and home. Pierce is married to actress Cassandra Harris, a noted stage and screen performer.  They are the parents of three children.  They maintain homes in the Hollywood Hills and in Wimbledon, England.

For exercise. Pierce swims regularly and, for relaxation, enjoys snooker, the English version of billiards, and the continuing practice of his talents as a painter.

Even though he has definitely and resoundingly conquered America, Pierce has achieved the further and rarer distinction of being honored in his own land. One of his most proud moments came when the staid and
hand-to-impress Times of London heralded the arrival of "Remington Steele" to BBC Television with a rave review for him, ending with "Brosnan is divine." Who says you can't go home again?
 
 

STEPHANIE ZIMBALIST

(Laura Holt In "Remington Steele")

Born in New York City and raised in California, Stephanie Zimbalist spent much of her youth pursuing riding, tennis, golf, swimming, diving, etc. She says that she never thought of herself as coming from a 'show business' family.

Stephanie's thespian bent was actually sparked not in Los Angeles, but at Brown Ledge Camp in Vermont, where she went on to become junior counselor in the theatre department. Among her favorite memories ore
the six summers she spent there.

In her senior year of high school at Foxcroft in Middleburg, Virginia. Stephanie decided to turn her last semester into en independent; project by returning to Los Angeles to study acting at the Strasberg Institute and with Peggy Feury, as well as studying dance at Dance Center West. After attending the drama division of Juilliard in New York, Stephanie joined the musical theatre program of Canada's Banff School of Fine Arts. She then returned to Los Angeles and studied voice for three years with Natolie Bodanya in Santa Barbara.

Since 1976, Stephanie has been featured in twelve television movies, including the Emmy Award winning "The Gathering". "Forever", and two NBC mini-series. "Centennial" and "The Golden Moment". She appeared in
"Elvis and the Beauty Queen" and "Tomorrow's Child" and has mode guest appearances on five series, including "Family" and The Love Boat." 

Stephanie made her theatrical debut in the Los Angeles premiere of... "Festival" with Greg Harrison and later appeared in the stage production of "The Tempest" with Anthony Hopkins, followed by "American Mosiac" in 1982 at the Aquarius Theatre in Los Angeles and "The Cherry Orchard" in New Haven, Connecticut in 1983. She made her film debut in "The Magic of Lassie" with James Stewart and starred in "The Awakening" with Charlton Heston.

Still active in many sports, Stephanie also likes to spend as much time as possible with her family. She is single and makes her home in North Hollywood, California.
 
 

DORIS ROBERTS

(Mildred Krebs in "Remington Steele")

Doris Roberts, the versatile and distinguished actress, was born on November 4th in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in New York City. After attending New York University, she studied with Sanford Meisner at the
Neighborhood Playhouse; she is also a life member of the famed Actors Studio.

After making her Broadway debut in the revival of William Saroyan's "The Time of Your Life", Doris appeared in many other Broadway shows, including, "The Desk Set", Edward Albee's double bill of "The American Dream" and "Death of Bessie Smith",Jerome Robbins' "The Office". Neil Simon's "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" and Paul Zindell's 'The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wilde." She won an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Terrence McNally's "Bad Habits."

On television, Doris starred regularly in the 'Angie' series, end has appeared in such television movies as "Ruby and Oswald", "The Storyteller". "It Happened One Christmas", "Jennifer: A Woman's Story" and "The Diary
of Anne Frank." She also had recurring roles as the outrageous evangelist Doreida Doremus on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and as Flo Flotsky on  "Soap." She has also appeared on "Barney Miller" and as Alice's mother
on "Alice".

Ms. Roberts won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in the "Cora and Arnie" episode of "St. Elsewhere". For her role of Mildred Krebs in Remington Steele, she was
nominated for another Emmy in 1984-85.  Motion picture credits include, "The Rose", "Such Good Friends", "Hester Street,' The Heartbreak Kid,' "A Lovely Way To Die", "The Sin", "Rabbit Test", "Pelham 1-2-3", "Uttle Murders" and "A New Leaf".

Doris, the widow of noted novelist William Goyen, has a son, Michael. She makes her home in Los Angeles and New York.
 
 

JACK SCALIA

(Tony Roselli in "Remington Steele")

Brooklyn-born Jack Scalia, whose diverse career epitomizes the handsome actor's versatility, continues his sizzling celluloid streak by joining the cast of CBS's top rated "Dallas" as a new regular - the smooth,
sophisticated and debonair "Nicholas Pierce". In addition to this highly coveted role, Scalia most recently starred in the extremely successful eight-hour mini-series for CBS-TV - "I'll Take Manhattan" in which he portrayed Rocco Cipriani, the charismatic art director who married Valerie Bertinelli, based on the Judith Krantz novel. Scalia also starred as Tony Roselli in NBC's "Remington Steele" playing opposite Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist for six episodes of the '86-87 season. These roles give, and have given, Scalia the action stretch of dazzling dramatics and frothy humor - a combination that Scalia handles effortlessly. No stranger to television audiences in recent years - Scalia has been seen in a trio of television series, from "The Devlin Connection" with the late Rock Hudson to "Berrengers' to "Hollywood Beat" - to a very 'special' special entitled 'The Winning Spirit' a story of his life done for CBN - Jack is hotter than ever as he looks forward to his role in "Dallas' playing opposite Larry Hagman and Linda Gray, etc.

The former Montreal Expos baseball pitcher turned international model turned actor, Scalia's past credits mirror his continuous popularity in the ever-changing world of entertainment. The movie-of-the-week, "Club Med", was a ratings winner as was "The Other Lover", co-starring Lyndsay Wagner. Additionally, Jack starred in the well received "Fear City" feature film which co-starred Tom Berrenger and Billy Dee Williams.

Scalia's early life in Brooklyn revolved around sports, which eventually led, him into professional baseball as one of the most promising young players on the Montreal Expos. Scalia was their number one draft choice in the
nation, having set an NAIA record for the most strike-outs in a game as an Ottawa University (Kansas) freshman: 21 in a seven-inning game. While in high school in Brentwood, Long Island, Jack was All-American in
basketball and All-League in baseball and football. Ultimately, Scalia was the winner of sixty full-athletic scholarships during his scholastic years.  In 1974, after leaving baseball due to an unfortunate arm injury, he began working as a laborer on a construction site in Sacramento, California. Unhappy with his meager salary of $2.10 an hour Scalia took the sage advice of an associate and began contemplating a career in modeling.
He left for San Francisco, having decided to try a career before the cameras, and was promptly signed by the Grimme Agency.

Following a hectic eight-month modeling trip to London and Milan, he returned to America where he joined the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency in New York. As quickly as the cameras snapped, Scalia became one of the world's most sought after models and a second career was born.

In 1980 Jack - anxious to try new avenues of expression - moved into acting and studied diligently with Robert Modica before being discovered by Joel Thurm, NBC's Vice President of New Talent. Scalia immediately
segued into the aptly titled "The Starmaker", an NBC mini-series starring Suzanne Plesherte and Rock Hudson. Scalia received fine notices as Pleshette's young lover and later signed a development deal with the
network which led to "The Devlin Connection".  The NBC series starring Rock Hudson and Scalia as his street-wise private eye son, led to other projects including his own television series "High Performance" for ABC and the glamorous NBC series "Berrengers". ABC's "Hollywood Beat" followed, further broadening Scalia's range and versatility as one of America's most talented actors.

In 1986, Scalia returned to the sporting world by competing in his eighth Triathlon which occurred during the Statue of Liberty festivities. The grueling event - 'Liberty to Liberty' because the race stretched from New
York's Statue of Liberty to Philadelphia's Liberty Bell - comprised a 1.5-mile swim across the Hudson River, a 100-mile bicycle race to Philadelphia, and a 10 mile run to the Liberty Bell. Scalia's sport-oriented past was utilized to its fullest; he placed an impressive 98 out of 480 professional triathletes and 125th out of 1400 overall entrants.

Today, Scalia is busier than ever with the success of 'I'll Take Manhattan" and "Remington Steele" and now "Dallas", and he greets his future with the optimism of the well-seasoned veteran. For Scalia knows - as do the
multitude of fans - that for this multi-faceted actor the best is yet to come.


SEASON I:
TITLE PRODUCTION 
NUMBER


LICENSE TO STEELE 2704
TEMPERED STEELE 0903
STEELE WATERS RUN DEEP 2703
SIGNED, STEELED & DELIVERED 2702
THOU SHALT NOT STEELE 2706
STEELE BELTED 2701
ETCHED IN STEELE 2707
YOU'RE STEELE THE ONE FOR ME 2709
IN THE STEELE OF THE NIGHT 2708
STEELE TRAP 2710
STEELING THE SHOW 2713
STEELE FLYING HIGH 2711
A GOOD NIGHTS STEELE 2712
HEARTS OF STEELE 2705
TO STOP A STEELE 2721
STEELE CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS 2715
STEELE AMONG THE LIVING 2718
STEELE IN THE NEWS 2717
VINTAGE STEELE 2716
STEELE'S GOLD 2723
STING OF STEELE 2722
STEELE IN CIRCULATION 2724




SEASON II:


STEELE AWAY WITH ME (2 hr) 3709
RED HOLT STEELE 3710
ALTARED STEELE 3702
STEELE FRAMED 3708
A STEELE AT ANY PRICE 3706
LOVE AMONG THE STEELE 3716
SCENE STEELERS 3703
STEELE KNUCKLES & GLASS JAWS 3717
MY FAIR STEELE 3714
STEELE THREADS 3711
STEELE ELIGIBLE 3719
HIGH FLYING STEELE 3718
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN STEELE 3712
STEELE SWEET ON YOU 3707
ELEGY IN STEELE 3720
SMALL TOWN STEELE 3721
MOLTEN STEELE 3715
DREAMS OF STEELE 3726
WOMAN OF STEELE 3724
HOUNDED STEELE 3727
ELEMENTARY STEELE 3705




SEASON III:


STEELE AT IT 4707
LOFTY STEELE 4703
MALTESE STEELE 4713
SECOND BASE STEELE 4705
BLUE BLOODED STEELE 4701
STEELE YOUR HEART AWAY 4711
A POCKETFUL OF STEELE 4721
PUZZLED STEELE 4712
CAST IN STEELE 4720
BREATH OF STEELE 4702
LET'S STEELE A PLOT 4704
GOURMET STEELE 4716
STRONGER THAN STEELE 4718
HAVE I GOT A STEELE FOR YOU 4725
SPRINGTIME FOR STEELE 4722
STEELE IN THE FAMILY 4723
DICED STEELE 4727
NOW YOU STEELE IT, NOW YOU DON'T 4724
ILLUSTRATED STEELE 4726
STEELE IN THE CHIPS 4710
STEELE TRYING 4717
STEELE OF APPROVAL 4728




SEASON IV


STEELE SEARCHING (PT 1) 5701
STEELE SEARCHING (PT 2) 5702
STEELE BLUSHING 5704
GRAPPLING STEELE 5709
FORGED STEELE 5710
CORN FED STELE 5712
PREMIUM STEELE 5711
COFFEE, TEA OR STEELE 5714
DANCER, PRANCER, DONNER AND STEELE  5708
STEELE ON THE AIR 5717
STEELE, INC. 5703
STEELE SPAWNING 5715
SUBURBAN STEELE 5716
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO STEELE 5718
STEELE BLUE YONDER 5705
SENSITIVE STEELE 5719
STEELE IN THE SPOTLIGHT 5705
STEELE AT YOUR SERVICE 5723
STEELE IN THE RUNNING 5713
BEG, BORROW OR STEELE 5722
STEELE ALIVE AND KICKING 5720
BONDS OF STEELE 5706




SEASON V


THE STEELE THAT WOULDN'T DIE (PT 1) 6702
THE STEELE THAT WOULDN'T DIE (PT 2)  6708
STEELE HANGING IN THERE (PT 1) 6706
STEELE HANGING IN THERE (PT 2) 6707
STEELED WITH A KISS (PT 1)  6709
STEELED WITH A KISS (PT 2)  6710

 


Production notes & photos courtesy of Xenos