St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere was an NBC network medical drama\black comedy series created by Joshua Brand & John Falsey and developed by Mark Tinker & John Masius.

The show premiered on October 26, 1982 and was known for its combination of gritty, realistic drama and moments of black comedy. It also earned critical acclaim during its run, earning 13 Emmy Awards for its writing, acting and directing.

"St. Elsewhere" ended on May 25, 1988 after 6 seasons & 137 episodes.


The series centered on the lives & work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected teaching hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.


  • Ed Flanders as Dr. Donald Westphall
  • David Birney as Dr. Ben Samuels (1982–1983)
  • G.W. Bailey as Dr. Hugh Beale (1982–1983)
  • Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich
  • Terence Knox as Dr. Peter White (1982–1985)
  • Howie Mandel as Dr. Wayne Fiscus
  • David Morse as Dr. Jack Morrison
  • Christina Pickles as Nurse Helen Rosenthal
  • Kavi Raz as Dr. Vijay Kochar (1982–1984)
  • Cynthia Sikes as Dr. Annie Cavanero (1982–1985)
  • Denzel Washington as Dr. Phillip Chandler
  • William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig
  • Barbara Whinnery as Dr. Cathy Martin (1982–1986)
  • Norman Lloyd as Dr. Daniel Auschlander
  • Ellen Bry as Nurse Shirley Daniels (1984–1985, recurring: 1982–1983, 1987)
  • Mark Harmon as Dr. Robert Caldwell (1983–1986)
  • Eric Laneuville as Luther Hawkins
  • Kim Miyori as Dr. Wendy Armstrong (1982–1984)
  • Nancy Stafford as Joan Halloran (1983–1986)
  • Stephen Furst as Dr. Elliot Axelrod (1983–1988)
  • Bonnie Bartlett as Ellen Craig (1986–1988, recurring: 1982–1985)
  • Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Seth Griffin (1986–1988)
  • Cindy Pickett as Dr. Carol Novino (1986–1988)
  • Ronny Cox as Dr. John Gideon (1987–1988)
  • Sagan Lewis as Dr. Jacqueline Wade
  • France Nuyen as Dr. Paulette Kiem
  • Jennifer Savidge as Nurse Lucy Papandreo
  • Byron Stewart as Warren Coolidge

Recurring Cast

  • Chad Allen as Tommy Westphall
  • Frank Dent as Dr. Steven Kiley
  • Dana Short as Lizzie Westphall
  • Alfre Woodard as Dr. Roxanne Turner [seasons 4-6]
  • George Deloy as Ken Valere [season 4]
  • Deborah May as Terri Valere [season 4]
  • Herbert Edelman as Richard Clarendon [seasons 3-6]
  • Ian Fried as Jeff Rosenthal [seasons 3-6]
  • Saundra Sharp as Nurse Peggy Shotwell [seasons 3-5]
  • Florence Halop as Florence Hufnagel [season 3]
  • Christina Kokubo as Paramedic Faith Yee [episodes 44-137]
  • Helen Hunt as Clancy Williams [episodes 44-84]
  • Jeannie Elias as Marcy Eisenberg [seasons 2-6]
  • Philip Sterling as Dr. Weiss [seasons 2-6]
  • Byron Stewart as Warren Coolidge [seasons 2-6]
  • Jane Wyatt as Katherine Auschlander [seasons 2-6]
  • Paul Sand as Dr. Michael Ridley [season 2]
  • Karen Landry as Myra White [seasons 1-3]


"St. Elsewhere" has won 24 out of 106 award nominations, garnering 62 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning 13 of them.

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