Matlock/The Pro

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The Pro
Season 4, Episode 19
Airdate February 13, 1990
Written by Max Eisenberg
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
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The Pro is the nineteenth episode of the fourth season of Matlock, and the eighty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Andy Griffith (Ben Matlock), Nancy Stafford (Michelle Thomas), Julie Sommars (Julie March)

and Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (Conrad McMasters)

Guest Stars (in alphabetical order): Jim Calvert (Gil McDivitt), Peri Gilpin (Leslie Matthews), Gary Hudson (Peter Southcott), Cheryl Paris (Sarah McClain), Reiner Schoene (Louis Castillo), Jason Tomlins (Victor Tomassio), Vincent Van Patten (Dave Travis)

Co-Starring: Sondra Baker (Debbie Travis), Jon Cedar (Carl Spivak), Vincent Doenges (Man), Laurence Haddon (Herb Boldaun), John Hostetter (Engineer), Robert Kanner (Jury Foreman), Richard Newton (Judge Cooksey), Michael David Simms (Director)


Plot Overview

Even though he lost the case, Matlock continues to work on clearing his imprisoned client, a hot-tempered tennis star accused of killing his wife's boyfriend, in Atlanta, while Michelle and Conrad both asks the client's tennis players' questions, releasing his name, in Los Angeles.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Vincent Van Patten is also a professional tennis player in real life, making him perfect for the role of the defendant in this episode.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments