April 23, 1994 - December 10, 1998
CBS & First Run Syndication
Police Drama - 68 Episodes


Constable Benton Fraser:   Paul Gross
Det. Ray Vecchio:   David Marciano
Capt./Lt. Harding Welsh:   Beau Starr
Det. Louis Guardino:   Daniel Kash
Det. Jack Huey:   Tony Craig
Elaine Besbriss:   Catherine Bruhier
Francesca Vecchio:   Ramona Milano
Robert Fraser:   Gordon Pinsent
Insp. Meg Thatcher:   Camilla Scott
Det. Stanley Raymond Kowalski:   Callum Keith Rennie
Det. Thomas E. Dewey:   Tom Melissis
Constable Turnbull:   Dean McDermott
Victoria Metcalfe:   Melina Kanakaredes
Medical Examiner Esther Pearson:   Deborah Rennard
Commander Sherry O'Neill:   Sherry Miller
Ray's Father:   David Calderisi
Ian MacDonald:   Rino Romano

Set on the mean streets of Chicago, Due South premiered
on the CBS in September 1994 and lasted three seasons.
Filmed on location in Toronto, Canada, this lively
comedy/adventure series marked the first time an American
network had produced a prime-time series featuring a
Mountie since Sergeant Preston of the Yukon starring
Richard Simmons in 1955. Although the premise of Due
South is relatively straight forward, it's the execution
that gives this series it's quirky charm.

Constable Benton Fraser is a polite by-the-book Mountie
from the frozen North who is paired with Ray Vecchio, a
wise-cracking Chicago cop with a flexible sense of morality.
Brought together in the windy city by a mysterious murder
which has personal ramifications for both men, these
unlikely new partners must find a common ground amidst
overwhelming differences. Joining them is Diefenbaker,
Fraser's dog, who is part wolf and also happens
to be completely deaf.

Other characters who are introduced into the series included
Captain Welsh, Ray's precinct boss; fellow detectives Louis
Guardino and Jack Huey; Elaine, the attractive dispatcher
who has eyes for the handsome mountie. During the third
season of the series, Ray Vecchio goes on a deep undercover
assignment and detective Stanley Raymond Kowalski is called
in to protect his cover and serve as Fraser's new partner.

A comedy of errors predicated upon the foibles of human
nature, Due South is a character study of differing styles
and attitudes conjugated for the common good. Fraser is the
"knight in shining armor" who can't leave a crime unpunished
or a wrong made right; whereas Ray is the street smart
cop who always bends the rules to achieve his means. The
tongue-in-cheek quality of the series particularly endeared
viewers to the show. The producers made fun of American
stereotypes of Canadians and Canadian stereotypes of
Americans and managed to weave spoofs of almost every
television genre into the stories. Canadian audiences
particularly enjoyed an in-joke involving Fraser's deaf,
lip-reading pet wolf, Diefenbaker. The latter is named
after a former Canadian prime minister.

Click HERE to download theme song.

Click on the images above to purchase all three seasons on DVD!

Click HERE to purchase TV books and videos!

Due South
From The Internet Movie Database

Due South
From TV.com

Due South
From Wikipedia

Due South Page
By William and Elyse

Episode Guide
From EpGuides.com

Episode Guide
From EpisodeGuides.com

GTL's Due South Page
By Elaine Dues

Paul Gross
An Official Web Site

These links were last tested April 2001.

Check out this classic TV Guide cover...