Thomas Banacek is a clever and well-to-do insurance investigator living in Boston. He makes good money by solving the most intricate and unusual mysteries, and is very proud of his Polish heritage. His contacts include his street-smart chauffeur Jay and bookstore owner Felix.
Last Episode02x08 Now You See Me, Now You Don't Aired: Mar. 12, 1974
Banacek assists the daughter of a stage magician, suspected of grand larceny, who disappeared during his act - for real.
Series Fun Facts
- The cigars Banacek smoked were actually George Peppard's private stock of panatelas from Club 21 in New York (they were the same cigars he smoked as Hannibal Smith in The A-Team).
- The show had good ratings and was set to go for a third season until George Peppard pulled out. He was going through a divorce at the time, and he quit to prevent ex-wife Ashley from…
[show]The show had good ratings and was set to go for a third season until George Peppard pulled out. He was going through a divorce at the time, and he quit to prevent ex-wife Ashley from receiving a larger share of his earnings. Sadly, this permanently ended the show's run.
- Banacek picks on Boston Insurance the most because their building was built on the site where he was born and raised.