“Eric Cord was just an ordinary college student until he was attacked by his roommate a werewolf…” Began the introduction on the Fox show.
Werewolf told the story of Eric Cord (played by John J. York, now General Hospital’s Mac Scorpio) and his search to end his werewolf curse by locating and killing the evil ancient werewolf Janos Skokeny the source of the bloodline. Unfortunately, Eric was being pursued by a bounty hunter “Alamo” Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault) for jumping bail after being arrested for the murder of his friend and roommate, Ted Nichols (Rafael Sbarge) who turned him into a werewolf.
Each episode was similar to the old television series The Incredible Hulk starring Bill Bixby. Eric would go from town to town looking for Janos Skorzeny (Chuck Connors), taking odd jobs. He’d meet different people saving some when he changed into the werewolf. Also like The Incredible Hulk, Eric Cord’s werewolf, despite being a creature, wasn’t a killer.
The second season focused on Eric’s search for Nicholas Remy (Brian Thmpson) who was actually the source of the bloodline, having turned Skorzeny.
Werewolf aired on FOX from July 11, 1987 to August 21, 1988 and had 28 half hour episodes.
I was a huge fan of the series and got the opportunity to meet John J. York first at The World on Wheels Car Show and then at a General Hospital Fan Club Luncheon.
Werewolf is one of the shows I watched in the 80s that I enjoyed and was a short-lived television gem.
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