Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)


Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series 1985–1989)

An anthology series modeled after and frequently based upon the original series of the 1950s-1960s. This version featured remakes of episodes from the original series as well as original stories.
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Creator Allan King
Creator Timothy Bond
Creator Michael Sloan
Release Date1985-05-04
GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery
Content Rating
AwardsNominated for 2 Primetime Emmys2 wins & 14 nominations total
CompanyMichael Sloan Productions, Universal Television
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985 TV series)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, sometimes called The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986, and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is an updated version of the 1955 series of the same name.

The series aired 76 episodes.


In 1985, NBC aired a new made-for-television film based upon the series, combining newly filmed stories with colorized footage of Alfred Hitchcock from the original series introducing each segment. The film was a ratings success.


A new Alfred Hitchcock Presents series debuted in the fall of 1985 and retained the same format as the film – newly filmed stories (a mixture of original works and updated remakes of original series episodes) with colorized introductions by Hitchcock. The new series lasted only one season before NBC cancelled it, but it was then produced for three more years by USA Network (which is now co-owned with NBC under NBCUniversal).

Notable guest stars

Series pilot

  • Ned Beatty as Larry Broome (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • Lee Ving as Curt Venner (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • Tony Frank as Sheriff Noakes (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
  • John Huston as Carlos/Narrator (segment "Man from the South")
  • Melanie Griffith as Girl (segment "Man from the South")
  • Annette O'Toole as Stella (segment "An Unlocked Window")
  • Bruce Davison as Betty Ames/Baker (segment "An Unlocked Window")
  • Richard Lineback as Billy (segment "Incident In A Small Jail")
  • Steven Bauer as Gambler (Segment "Man From The South")
  • Tippi Hedren as Waitress (Segment "Man From The South")
  • Kim Novak as Rosa (Segment "Man From The South")
  • Gail Youngs as Amanda's Mother (Segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
  • Lyman Ward as Uncle Jack (Segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
  • Bill Mumy as Supermarket Clerk (Segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
  • Jonathan Goldsmith as Manager (Segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
  • Helena Kallianiotes as Maria Kyprianov (Segment "An Unlocked Window")

Other episodes

  • Melissa Sue Anderson as Laura Donovan, Julie Fenton
  • Karen Allen as Jackie Foster
  • Richard Anderson as Tom Northcliff
  • Susan Anton as Diane Lewis
  • John Aprea as Fisher
  • Vaughn Armstrong as Marine
  • Elizabeth Ashley as Karen Lawson / Kate Lawson
  • Harvey Atkin as Sam Wicks
  • Tom Atkins as Police Lieutenant
  • Barbara Babcock as Cissie Enright
  • Brian Bedford as Sherlock Holmes, Stewart Dean
  • Dirk Benedict as Dr. Rush
  • Robby Benson as Ed
  • Sandra Bernhard as Karen
  • Tony Bill as Steve
  • Yannick Bisson as Ty
  • Roger Aaron Brown as Joe Chandler
  • Lee Bryant as Phyllis
  • James T. Callahan as Everett
  • Rory Calhoun as Jimmie Thurson
  • Virginia Capers as Ruth
  • Timothy Carhart as Rick
  • Robert Carradine as Jerry
  • Bernie Casey as Bernie
  • David Cassidy as Joey Mitchell
  • Kim Novak as Rosa
  • Shaun Cassidy as Dale Thurston
  • Michael Paul Chan as Denning
  • Linden Chiles as Judge
  • David Clennon as Professor John Tate
  • John Colicos as Carter Talbot
  • Lewis Collins as Bill Stewart
  • Mike Connors as Robert Logan
  • Nicolas Coster as Phil
  • Ronny Cox as Sam Medwick
  • Jonathan Crombie as Rick Garrison
  • Christopher Crowe as Surgeon
  • Brett Cullen as Cooper
  • Jennifer Dale as Betty Jo Bennington
  • Tim Daly as Scott
  • Blackie Dammett as Doug
  • Brad Davis as Arthur
  • Danny Dayton as Buzzy Carelli
  • George DiCenzo as Defence Attorney
  • Gill Dennis as Dr. Leon Borofsky
  • Sandy Dennis as Helen
  • Shirley Douglas as Monica Logan
  • David Dukes as Dr. Tom Rigby
  • Griffin Dunne as Knoll
  • Steve Eastin as Police Captain
  • Samantha Eggar as Lisa Talbot
  • David James Elliott as Ted
  • Erik Estrada as Vinnnie Pacelli
  • Greg Evigan as David Whitmore
  • Jeff Fahey as Ray Lee
  • Linda Fiorentino as Betsy Van Kennon
  • Darlanne Fluegel as Zoe
  • Ken Foree as Orderly
  • Anthony Franciosa as Morris Conrad
  • Don Francks as Sgt. Jim Wells
  • Alan Fudge as Wells
  • Andy Garcia as Alejandro
  • Stefan Gierasch as Carl
  • Panchito Gómez as Vernon
  • Bruce Gray as Bryan Holland
  • Harry Guardino as Phil Mansfield
  • Michael C. Gwynne as Bus Driver
  • Arsenio Hall as Cleavon
  • Rich Hall as Edgar / Eddie
  • Mark Hamill as Danny Carlyle
  • Jerry Hardin as Warden
  • Mel Harris as Girlfriend
  • Noel Harrison as Charles Blanchard
  • Peter Haskell as Paul Foley
  • John Heard as Bill Callahan
  • Marilu Henner as Claire
  • Sam Hennings as Patrolman
  • Buck Henry as Walter Lang
  • Edward Herrmann as Dr. Maxwell Stoddard
  • Barbara Hershey as Jessie Dean
  • Art Hindle as Alton Brooks
  • Basil Hoffman as Dr. Michaels
  • Barclay Hope as Harvey
  • Season Hubley as Lena Trent
  • Rif Hutton as Policeman #1
  • George Innes as Charles Dean
  • Michael Ironside as Lt. Rick Muldoon
  • Herbert Jefferson Jr. as Police Officer
  • Van Johnson as Art Bellasco
  • William Katt as Dr. Burke
  • Yaphet Kotto as Convict
  • Clyde Kusatsu as Detective
  • Martin Landau as Wallace Garrison
  • Robert Lansing as G. William Howe
  • George Lazenby as James (Bond)
  • Lillian Lehman as Judge Branca
  • Fiona Lewis as Erica
  • Cec Linder as Dr. Hoffman
  • Ernie Lively as Policeman #2
  • Robert Loggia as Charley
  • Adelle Lutz as Lin Chin
  • Frances Lee McCain as Dr. Marianne Campbell
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald as Denise Tyler
  • Stephen Macht as Carl Cansino
  • Patrick Macnee as Thaddeus
  • Richard Marcus as Levy
  • E. G. Marshall as Charlie Pitt
  • Pamela Sue Martin as Melinda Jensen
  • Lois Maxwell as Ms. Golden
  • Michelle Marsh as Woman in Bookstore
  • David McCallum as Lt. Cavanaugh
  • Sheila McCarthy as Sarah Hollister
  • Doug McClure as Clete Madden
  • Kenneth McMillan as Judge Paul Magrew
  • Neil Munro as David Barclay
  • Stephen Mendel as Simon Carter
  • Anthony Newley as Phil Halloran
  • Laraine Newman as Periwinkle
  • Michael O'Keefe as Art Toomey
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino as Female Student #1
  • Barry Pearl as Assistant District Attorney
  • Lisa Pelikan as Nurse Ellen Hatch
  • Susan Peretz as Neighbor
  • Michelle Phillips as Katherine Clark
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Pagey Fisher
  • Juanita Pickard as Eunice Pillsbury
  • Cindy Pickett as Marcia Loomis
  • Cliff Potts as Roger Harden
  • Robert Prosky as Dr. Sutton A. Vogel
  • Nicholas Pryor as Mr. Ryan
  • Linda Purl as Lisa Tate
  • Kathleen Quinlan as Karen Wilson
  • Cristina Raines as Julie Randall
  • Kate Reid as Johanna Enright
  • Clive Revill as Hector
  • Gloria Reuben as Pam
  • Marion Ross as Margaret Sturdevant
  • Joseph Ruskin as Dr. Kaufman
  • Mia Sara as Sara Fletcher
  • Michael Sarrazin as Lt. Steven Rykker
  • John Saxon as Garth December
  • Doug Savant as Joey Medwick
  • Dwight Schultz as David Powell
  • Anne Seymour as Esther
  • Carolyn Seymour as Carla Dean
  • Ted Shackelford as Garret / Jason Cook
  • John Shea as Brian Whitman
  • Martin Sheen as Paul Dano
  • Stephen Shellen as Garson
  • Reid Shelton as Daniels
  • Jean Simmons as Margaret Lowen
  • Cedric Smith as Paul Stevens
  • Lane Smith as Robert Warren
  • David Soul as Michael Dennison
  • Brent Stait as Jim Sweeney
  • Jessica Steen as Sally Carlyle
  • Stella Stevens as Georgia Brooks
  • Catherine Mary Stewart as Rachel Jenkins
  • Parker Stevenson as Clark Taylor
  • Kristy Swanson as Female Student #2
  • Lyle Talbot as Mr. Fletcher
  • Victoria Tennant as Bride
  • Jack Thibeau as Joe
  • John Vernon as Mr. Brenner
  • Kate Vernon as Donna
  • Nana Visitor as Doris
  • Lindsay Wagner as Susan Forrester
  • Eli Wallach as Yosef Kandinsky
  • Patrick Wayne as Michael Roberts
  • Barbara Williams as Maggie Verona
  • Simon Williams as Arthur Hollister
  • Rod Wilson as Eddie
  • Jeff Wincott as Tom King
  • Edward Woodward as Drummond
  • Burt Young as Ed Fratus. the Salesman
  • Adrian Zmed as Edgar Kraft


NBCUniversal's horror-themed cable channel Chiller, which launched on March 1, 2007, aired the new Alfred Hitchcock Presents for the first time on television in more than a decade. The new Alfred Hitchcock Presents was the first show to air on Chiller when it launched at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.