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Premiere September 30, 1983
Finale December 17, 1983
Creator Glen A. Larson,
Donald R. Boyle
Network/Provider NBC
Style 60-minute sci-fi drama
Company Glen A. Larson Productions,
20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 8
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Manimal is a sci-fi drama that aired on NBC. Manimal depicts the story of Jonathan Chase, a wealthy New York Professor, who having spent some time in Africa, had learned the art of shape shifting, the ability to turn into another animal. He uses these abilities to help the police in solving crimes, and helping people in trouble.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Simon MacCorkindale Jonathan Chase
Melody Anderson Brooke Mackenzie
Michael D. Roberts Tyrone C. Earl
Glynn Turman (pilot episode)
Reni Santoni Lt. Nick Rivera


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 30, 1983 December 17, 1983 8


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Complete Series purchase 3

External Links