- The police drama
DUE SOUTH/CBS/SYN/1994-98 followed the exploits Constable Benton Benton Fraser (Paul Gross), a
Canadian Mountie who teamed with streetwise Chicago police detective Ray Vecchio
Constable Benton Fraser and his partner, Ray
Fraser's shared his home with a deaf, lip-reading pet wolf named
Diefenbaker. When Benton's
apartment burned down in the first season [episode 3], he moved into the
The ghost of Benton’s murdered father occasionally visits
him to discuss life.
His dead father, Robert Fraser (Gordon Pinsent), a Mountie killed in the
line of duty, reveals himself to Fraser from time to time to offer guidance to
Other police officers who worked with Fraser included:
- Beau Starr as Lt./Capt. Harding Welsh
- Tony Craig as Det. Jack Huey
- Daniel Kash as Det. Louis Gardino
- Catherine Bruhier as Elaine Besbriss, the police dispatcher
Leslie Nielsen as Mountie Sgt. Buck Frobisher, a
klutzy but competent Mountie and old friend to Benton's father.
- Tom Melissis as Det. Thomas E. Dewey
- Dean McDermott as Constable Turnbull (run over by a bus)
- Camilla Scott as Inspector Margaret Thatcher
Police, drop your weapon!
You drop yours.
That's not how this works.
Benton's partner Ray eventually went under cover with the A.T.F. and so
Fraser got a new partner, a fast-talking cynical cop named Detective Stanley
Raymond Kowalski (Callum Keith Rennie).
Ray, Benton and Stanley would later work together to bring to justice, an
illegal arms dealer named Muldoon (Bo Svenson) who had killed Fraser's mother
year earlier. With Muldoon captured, Benton's ghostly father faded away.
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