Matt Houston is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1982 to 1985. Created by Lawrence Gordon, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling.
Matt's uncle (Buddy Ebsen), an ex-spy, helps Matt prove he is a victim of mind control and establish his innocence of murder.
other characters: Judge C. Sylos, Billy, Farris (possibly Coroner's Assistant), Dr. M. Granger (murdered) When Hoyt's young daughter is kidnapped and held prisoner by a child molester (James Olson), Matt risks everything -- even his own life.
other characters: Guard Matt believes C.J.'s new love (Simon MacCorkindale), a rising TV newsman, is involved in a kidnapping captured on film.
Matt must free a girl from a religious commune run by an evangelist who plans to take her inheritance of $3 million, and then kill her.
other characters: Mike, Deputy Marsh C.J. gets amnesia after an auto accident, and finds herself in jail with inmates working for a prostitution ring.
Matt, Roy and ""Too Mean"" team up with an arrogant mercenary (Max Baer Jr.) to find Matt's cousin, who he thought died as a POW in Cambodia.
Andy (Max Baer Jr.) appears to have betrayed Matt and the rest to the Cambodian warlord holding Matt's cousin captive.
other characters: Kirby Andrews (Chauffeur), Monica, Beverly Roberts Matt can't accept the perfect alibi of his chief suspect (James Read) in the deaths of two models, until he learns a family secret.
other characters: Mickey (the chimp) An international assassin (Judson Scott) hired to kill a Middle Eastern leader, ignores his orders and seeks revenge on Matt instead.
Matt's old high-school classmate (Jenny Sherman) involves him in a plot concerning an ex-Army officer and smuggled Vietnamese gems.
Matt must convince Hoyt a sporting-goods tycoon (Stuart Whitman) hunted two athletes like game animals.
After an actress (Kay Lenz) is certain she saw her baby son, kidnapped a year earlier, with another woman in a park, she asks Matt for help.
Matt is convinced that the man who kidnapped and tormented a little boy is the same man that kidnapped and tormented him when he was a boy.
Matt rushes to find the girlfriend of his distraught cousin who threatens to leap from a rooftop.
C.J., Roy and Matt investigate an embezzlement scheme in a once-bustling oil town.
Matt investigates the murders of his college roommate's fiancÃ©e and another imminent bride.
Matt receives unexpected help in a murder/extortion case from a fellow detective, the sister of one of the victims.
A frightened stewardess (Shari Belafonte-Harper) comes to Matt after her friend (Ellen Bry) photographs a secret-society execution.
other characters: Ed Thompson, The Chief To flush the killer after his old CIA squad that call themselves ""The Five Fingers"", Roy pretends an attempt to kill him was successful.
Matt falls for an heiress (Kerrie Keane) whose brother intends to use the family fortune to support Irish terrorists.
other characters: Neil's girlfriend Matt, Uncle Roy and C.J. join Hoyt's stakeout of a big drug payoff and wind up in the crossfire of a plot by the buyer to double-cross the seller.
Matt's love, Elizabeth (Kerrie Keane), returns, while a murderer (Chuck McCann) uses Matt to publicize his deeds.