Dr. Richard Kimble is the fictional character featured in the television series The Fugitive, portrayed by actor David Janssen. The Fugitive is an American Television series produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC David Janssen (March 27 1931 – February 13 1980 was a Golden Globe -winning Emmy Award - nominated American Film and Television Kimble is a pediatrician falsely convicted for the murder of his wife, Helen Kimble, but freed in a train wreck en route to execution. Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics) is the branch of Medicine that deals with the medical care of Infants Children and Adolescents Capital punishment, the death penalty or execution, is the Killing of a person by judicial process as Punishment. He spends the series searching for the one-armed man, Fred Johnson, who is the real killer; while pursued by the relentless police detective, Lt. Philip Gerard, from whom he escaped. This style of show (traveling from town-to-town and the constant changing of identities/names) is similar to that of many later American TV series such as Alias Smith and Jones, The Incredible Hulk and Renegade. Alias Smith and Jones is a Western Television series on ABC from 1971 to 1973 The Incredible Hulk is an American Television series based on the Marvel Comic book character of the same name. Renegade was a US Television series that ran for 5 seasons and 110 episodes between September 17, 1992 and April 4
The character was also featured in the 1993 film The Fugitive, based loosely on the original series, starring Harrison Ford as the doctor and Tommy Lee Jones as a United States marshal in pursuit of him. The year 1993 in film involved many significant films (For more about films in foreign languages check sources in those languages The Fugitive is a 1993 American film based on the TV series of the same name. Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an Academy Award - and BAFTA -nominated as well as Golden Globe -winning American Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild - and Emmy Award -winning The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In the film version, Kimble was a prominent Chicago vascular surgeon rather than a small-town pediatrician. This change was necessary to support the plot change in which the killing of Kimble's wife was not a senseless murder by a transient during a botched robbery attempt (as in the original series) but rather the result of a fiendish plot by an evil drug company executive.
Yet a third incarnation of Richard Kimble surfaced in an updated remake of the original Fugitive series which aired during the 2000-2001 television season. Kimble in this version was portrayed by actor Timothy Daly, whose father James had guest starred in two segments of the original series. James Daly ( October 23, 1918 - July 3, 1978) was an American theater film and Emmy Award-winning television Actor born