**(Leslie Caron) Nicole Sauget, an evil French philanthropist, who came to the
wine growing Tuscany Valley in Northern California (during the fall season of
1987) to stir up marital troubles with Chase Gioberti. She claimed to have been
Chase's lover in Vietnam and to have loaned him $30 million. Now she wanted what
was hers. This role marked the second time Leslie Caron appeared on American
Television. The first time was in the 1974 miniseries QB VII.
*(Herve Villachaize/costar) Tattoo, a dwarf manservant (3'11") with a French
accent who shouted "Da Plane! Da Plane!" when visitors arrived to the mysterious
Fantasy Island. Herve Villechaize was born in Paris and died at age of fifty in
1993 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
*(Luciana Paluzzi/costar) Simone Genet, French-born assistant of Victor
Sebastian, a U.S. secret agent working under the cover of a European theatrical
agency based in Paris, New York and London. Simone poses as Victor's client, a
*(Nigel Bennett) Lacroix, the French vampire mentor of Nick Knight, a
700-year-old vampire working as a police detective. Deborah Duchene appeared as
Janette, Nick's former love interest.
FOUR JUST MEN/SYN/1959
*(Richard Conte/costar) Jeff Ryder, a French attorney who earlier in his career
fought Nazis during World War II. He was later reunited with former wartime
buddies (an American, an Italian and a Brit) to battle crime.
*(Alexander Vandernoot/costar) Tessa Noel, a beautiful rich French sculptress
who co-owned an antiques store with her lover, a 400-year-old immortal Scotsman
named Duncan MacLeod. Later in the series, Tessa was shot to death by a mugger
and Duncan spent many months mourning her passing. After MacLeod returned to
Paris, he befriended Maurice (Michel Modo), a mooching, unshaven Frenchman who
had been living on Duncan's river barge while he was away.
**(Robert Clary) Corporal Louis LeBeau, a French resistance fighter held captive
in a Nazi POW camp during World War II. LeBeau, a stereotypical Frenchman, was a
romantic lover and cook. His ability to create culinary delights helped divert
the attentions of the portly German soldier Sgt. Hans Schultz. In real-life
Robert Clary, had been kept in the Ottmuth, Blech-hamer, Gross-Rosen, and
Buchewwald concentration camps. His prison identification number (A-5714) was
tattooed on the upper part of his left forearm. Robert Clary was born Robert
Widerman in Paris on March 1, 1926. In the 1970s Clary played nightclub owner
Pierre Rouland on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. In the 1980s he had a
recurring role of Robert LeClair on NBC’s Days of Our Lives. Actress Arlene
martel played the role of an other recurring French character Marie Louise Monét,
a.k.a. “Tiger.” She was a female French Resistance Fighter who assisted American
Colonel Roberts Hogan with his sabotage activities. Tiger appeared in episodes
“Operation Tiger” (Hogan and his men rescue Tiger from imminent execution in
Berlin); “Hold the Tiger” (Tiger is involved with a tank smuggling scheme); “A
Tiger Hunt in Paris” Part 1&2 (Hogan and Le Beau rescue Tiger who is being held
by the Gestapo); and “Heil Klink” (Hogan fools Klink into thinking a defecting
German soldier is Hitler in disguise).
HOTEL DE PAREE/CBS/1959-60
*(Jeanette Nolan) Annette Deveraux, an attractive French immigrant who operated
The Hotel De Paree, an elegant European style hotel located in the 1870s town of
Georgetown, Colorado. Also featured was Judi Meredith as Annette's beautiful
niece Monique. The hotel was protected by the Sundance Kid, a legendary
gunslinger turned law enforcer.
THE JACK BENNY SHOW/CBS/NBC/1950-65
**(Mel Blanc) Professor Le Blanc, French music teacher who instructed comedian
Jack Benny on the violin. He was always frustrated because he could never get
paid for his lessons. Once Benny asked Professor Le Blanc "How can I improve the
tone quality of my playing". The beleaguered instructor having listened to
Jack's excruciatingly bad violin playing replied "Perhaps, Monsieur Be-nee, eef
you were to hold zee violin upside down..." While listening to Jack Benny play
his measures, Professor LeBlanc invented insulting rhymes to humor himself and
keep his sanity. Some examples: "Make zee note a little thinner/I don't want to
lose my dinner" or "What a pain your fiddle brings on/How I wish it had no
strings on". In other skits, Mel Blanc played Professor Pierre Le Blanc, a
JACK OF ALL TRADES/SYN/UPN/2000
**(Stuart Devenie) Governor Croque, French nobleman sent to Pulau Pulau
island in the East Indies by his brother Napoleon Bonaparte to keep the region
under French rule during the year 1801. Also starring was Stephen Papps who
portrays Brogard, the smart and ruthless captain of Governor Croque's forces.
Both Stuart Devenie and Stephen Papps are award winning actors from New Zealand.
*(Marino Mase/costar) Jean-Gaston Andre, officer in the Free French Air Force (a
munitions expert) teamed with a British Navy lieutenant and an American Army
Intelligence agent as Allied troubleshooters (Code Name: Jericho) working behind
German lines as spies and saboteurs during World War II.
LA FEMME NIKITA/USA/1996-2001
*(Roy Dupuis/costar) Michael, sensual, enigmatic and devious operative working
for Section One, a covert anti-terrorist group. Michael, who speaks with a
French accent, is the trainer and mentor to Nikita, a fellow operative. Roy
Dupuis was born in the Abitibi region of Quebec, Canada.
*(Guylaine St. Onge/costar) Jo Marie Jaquard, a member of an elite international
anti-terrorism team called Lightning Force. She was trained as a computer
expert, combat pilot, cryptologist, and selective termination (an assassin).
LOVE THAT BOB/NBC/CBS/NBC/1955-59
**(Lisa Gaye) Collette Dubois, a beautiful French model seen in a recurring role
who was pursued by suave, ladies' man photographer Bob Collins who remarked of
her "No matter how many girls there are, I can only see you. You steal my heart,
you sly little thief."
**(Jeremy Sheffield) Sir Lancelot du Lac, the French noble in the classic tale
of Camelot who swore allegiance to King Arthur Pendragon and then coveted
Arthur’s wife, Queen Guinevere.
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