Plot: Former scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time due to an experiment gone awry, leaping into the body of a different person each week. Al Calavicci, at first known only as The Observer, is Sam’s holographic adviser he provides Sam with some details about his new identity and gives him guidance on how to help the people affected by his presence. But with little memory to help guide him, our hero is forced to bluff his way through many a wacky situation.

Rating:  TV-PG

Creator: Donald P. Bellisario

Episode Runtime: 60 minutes 

Network: NBC

Distributors:  National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

On TV: 1989-1993 (5 Seasons – 97 Episodes)


James Whitmore Jr.
Joe Napolitano
Michael Zinberg
Alan J. Levi
Michael W. Watkins
Gilbert M. Shilton
Christopher T. Welch
Christopher Hibler
David Hemmings
Andy Cadiff
Aaron Lipstadt
Scott Bakula
Bob Hulme
Debbie Allen
Anita W. Addison
John Cullum

Donald P. Bellisario
Deborah Pratt
Paul Brown
Tommy Thompson
Chris Ruppenthal
Richard C. Okie
Beverly Bridges
Robin Bernheim
Robert Wolterstorff
Scott Shepherd
Paul M. Belous
John Hill
Nick Harding
Randy Holland
Paris Qualles

Executive producer / associate producer – Donald P. Bellisario
Co-executive producer / supervising producer – Deborah Pratt
Supervising producer / producer – Harker Wade
Coordinating producer / associate producer – David Bellisario
Co-producer / producer – Jeff Gourson
Co-producer / producer – Paul Brown
Producer / co-producer – Chris Ruppenthal
Co-executive producer – Michael Zinberg
Associate producer – Jimmy Giritlian
Associate producer – Julie B. Watson
Producer / supervising producer – Tommy Thompson
Producer – Robin Bernheim
Associate producer – Scott Ejercito
Co-executive producer – Chas. Floyd Johnson
Supervising producer – Richard C. Okie
Supervising producer – Robert Wolterstorff
Supervising producer – Paul M. Belous
Supervising producer – John Hill
Supervising producer – Scott Shepherd
Assistant associate producer – Joanne Oboyski

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Project Quantum Leap

Sam Beckett

Played by: Scott Bakula
Occupation: Scientist, Time traveler
Species: Human

Al Calavicci

Played by: Dean Stockwell
Occupation: Pilot, Assistant
Species: Human


Played by: Deborah Pratt (voice)
Occupation: Historical Database/ Computer
Species: Supercomputer


Below is a list of all of the people displaced during Project Quantum Leap.

Cpt. Tom Stratton (Layne Beamer) – Air Force test pilot on a program to break faster than Mach 3.

Tim Fox (Tim Martin) – A minor league baseball player near the end of his career.

Dr. Gerald Bryant (John Tayloe) – A once-respected English Lit. professor having an affair with one of his students.

Clarence “Kid” Cody(Michael Strasser) – A professional boxer on the take from the mafia.

Dr. Daniel Young (Sloan Fischer) – A large animal veterinarian in rural Texas

Frankie La Palma (Page Mosely) – A handsome Mafia hitman.

Geno Frascotti (Michael Genovese) – A feared Mafia don.

Jesse Tyler (Howard Matthew Johnson) – A chauffeur/houseman to a wealthy, elderly woman.

Cameron Wilson (Scott Menville) – A teenaged gearhead.

Nick Allen (Tony Heller) – A private investigator in love with his late partner’s wife.

A firefighter – A firefighter rescuing an old woman’s cat from a tree.

Lt. Tom McBride (Ron Chabidon) – A New York police detective on his honeymoon to Niagara Falls.

Chad Stone (Kevin Light) – A professional movie stuntman.

Charlie MacKenzie (Bill Arnold) – A recently-discharged sailor returning home with a Japanese war bride.

Samantha Stormer (La Reine Chabut) – A professional secretary at a Detroit automotive manufacturing company.

Andrew Ross (Bill Burdin) – A blind classical concert pianist.

Chick Howell (Douglas Ibold) – A deejay at a rock-n-roll radio station.

Rabbi David K. Basch (John J. Reiner) – A rabbi trying to guide his family through a difficult time.

Jimmy LaMotta ‡ (Brad Silverman) – A dockworker with Downs Syndrome.

Leonard Dancey (Travis Michael Holder) – A lawyer defending a black woman accused of murdering her white lover.

Ray Hutton (Michael Carl) – An actor traveling with a road show of Man of La Mancha.

Dr. Timothy Mintz (Donald P. Bellisario) – A paranormal researcher investigating a possible haunting.

Knut “Wild Thing” Wileton (Jeff Benson) – A college student, fraternity president and all-around party animal.

Linda Brookner (Molly Meeker) – A real estate agent and single mother.

Eddie Vega (Corey Smith) – A high school football quarterback.

Peter Langly (Mark Marigian) – An FBI Agent guarding a federal witness.

George Washakie (Jim Jaimes) – A Native American man who is on the run with his dying grandfather.

Melvin Spooner (Marvyn Byrkett) – A mortician/coroner investigating the death of a young woman.

Charlie “Black Magic” Waters (Robert “Rags” Woods) – An aging professional pool shark.

Victor Panzini (Ted Nordblum) – An performer in a once-famous aerial act.

“Buster” (Jay Boryea) – A bouncer helping his girlfriend kidnap a baby.

Phillip Dumont (Kent Phillips) – A man trying to win back his ex-wife from her mafia fiancé.

Jake Rawlins (Doug Bauer) – A San Diego narcotics detective.

Sam Beckett (Adam Affonso) – Sam’s 16-year-old self.

Herbert “Magic” Williams (Christopher Kirby) – Navy SEAL stationed in Vietnam.

Fr. Frank Pistano (Bud Sabatino) – A recently ordained Catholic priest.

Karl Granson (Danny McCoy, Jr.) – A professional fashion photographer.

Joshua Rey (Chris Ruppenthal) – A horror novelist.

Darlene Monty (Theresa Ring) – Miss Sugar Belle, a contestant in the Miss Deep South pageant.

Ray Harper (Garon Grigsby) – A black medical school student with a white girlfriend.

Harry Spontini (Dan Birch) – A professional magician fighting for custody of his daughter.

Shane “Funny Bone” Thomas (Kristopher Logan) – A member of a roving motorcycle gang.

Reginald Pearson (Milan Nicksic) – The personal assistant to a ruthless businessman.

“Butchie” Rickett (Buff Borin) – A 13-year-old boy on vacation with his family.

Billie Jean Crockett (Priscilla Weems) – A pregnant teenager estranged from her father.

Kenny Sharpe (Matt Marfoglia) – An actor on the children’s television series Time Patrol.

Rod McCarty (Chris Solari) – A performer with the Chippendales dance company.

Joey DeNardo (Sam Clay) – A lounge musician working under the name Chuck Danner.

Gilbert LaBonte (Richard White) – The owner and proprietor of the LaBonte Quilting and Sewing Academy (a front for a brothel).

Jeffrey Mole/Tonic (Bruce Michael Paine) – The lead singer of a glitter rock band, King Thunder.

Gordon O’Reilly (Ken Kells) – A professional bounty hunter.

Jesus Ortega (Stephen Domingas) – A death row inmate.

Terry Sammis (Jeff Hochendoner) – A wrestler performing under the name Nikolai Russkie.

Eddie Elroy – A college student and part-time atom bomb shelter salesman.

Sam Bederman – A depression patient at a mental hospital.

Cpt. Tom Jarret ¹ (Dean Denton) – A recently liberated WWII prisoner of war.

A stand-up comic – An entertainer working the Catskills dealing with a bitter custody hearing.

Lester Fuller (Owen Rutledge) – A minor league baseball player trying to get back into the majors.

Archie Necaise (Bob Hamilton) – A police deputy working in a town in the path of a hurricane.

Clyde (Glenn Edden) – A civil servant and recent inductee into the Ku Klux Klan.

Frank Bianca (Robert Jacobs) – A professional hairdresser born Maurice Liptschitz.

Katie McBain (Cheryl Pollak) – A rape victim.

Bobo (a chimpanzee) – A chimpanzee in the early stages of Project Mercury.

Jack Stone (David Garrison) – A police detective working on a gruesome murder investigation.

Billy Beaumont (Ted Baader) – A con-artist claiming that he can make rain.

Chance Cole (Mark Kemble) – A prisoner being held past his sentence at a forced labor camp.

Tommy York (Beau Windham) – A Naval cadet under investigation for being a homosexual.

Dylan Powell (Harker Wade) – An aging television reporter covering the story of a serial murder.

Tyler Means (Paul Bordman) – A former Old West gunslinger with an old partner who has come looking for revenge.

Cherea (Tiffany Jameson) – A member of a rhythm and blues girl group.

Eddie Brackett (Mark McPherson) – The co-pilot of a small aircraft over the Bermuda Triangle.

Roberto Guttierrez (Andrew Roa) – A sensationalist reporter with a bizarre talk show.

Max Greenman (Ross Partridge) – A taxi driver ferrying a woman claiming to be an angel.

Lyle Hart (Patrick Lowe) – A soap opera actor kidnapped by an obsessed fan.

Dr. Dale Conway (Rodger LaRue) – An archeologist uncovering a cursed tomb in Egypt.

Davey Parker (Rafe Battiste) – A stand-up comedian with a loud-mouthed partner.

Ens. Al Calavicci (Jamie Walters) – A Naval pilot on trial for the murder of a superior officer’s wife.

Lee Harvey Oswald (Willie Garson) – An emotionally disturbed man believed to be the sole assassin of President John F. Kennedy.

Clint Hill (Himself (archival photographs)) – A Secret Service agent on President Kennedy’s protection detail.

Nikos Stathatos (Socrates Alafouzos) – A sailor marooned on an island with a beautiful but shrewish heiress.

Ronald Miller (Michael Carpenter) – A double-amputee recovering at a military hospital.

Leon Stiles (Cameron Dye) – A serial killer holding a woman and her daughter hostage.

Max Stoddard (Douglas Stark) – An old man with a UFO fixation.

Connie LaMotta ² (Laura Harrington) – Homemaker and sister-in-law to Jimmy LaMotta

Clayton Fuller (James Whitmore, Jr.) – Small town sheriff with a troubled but loving daughter.

Will Kinman (Travis Fine) – Deputy sheriff trying to protect his fiancée from an angry mob.

Lawrence Stanton III (W.K. Stratton) – Lawyer defending a woman for the murder of her long-time aggressor.

William Walters, Jr. (Daniel Engstrom) – Part of a trio of bank robbers with a room full of hostages.

Martin Elroy – A traveling salesman with two wives and families on the verge of meeting.

Margaret Sanders – A homemaker and casual participant in the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Herself) – Famous sex therapist.

Nigel Corrington (Robert MacKenzie) – Eccentric artist and occultist believed to be a vampire.

Arnold Watkins (Tristan Tait) – A college student moonlighting as a heroic vigilante, the Midnight Marauder.

Dawn Taylor ² (Raquel Krelle) – A college student dating the head of a fraternity.

Liz Tate (Cynthia Steele) – A prison inmate accused of murdering another inmate.

Angela Jensen ² (Laura O’Loughlin) – A prison inmate accused of murdering another inmate.

Clifton Myers ³ (Sam Scarber) – The warder of a women’s prison that sexually abuses the prisoners.

Dennis Boardman (Stephen Bowers) – Bodyguard to Marilyn Monroe.

Henry Adams (Mike Jolly) – A Vietnam veteran living in isolation in the mountains.

Cpt. John Beckett (Rob Hyland) – Sam’s ancestor fighting in the Civil War.

Elvis Presley (Michael St. Gerard) – 19-year-old amateur musician on the verge of getting discovered.