STRANGE PARADISE performer crossovers
compiled by Curt Ladnier

One of the most memorable elements of STRANGE PARADISE is the vivid, often bizarre, characters populating the worlds of Maljardin and Desmondton. These characters were brought to life by a group of actors who are dear to the seriesí fans, some who were with the show for its entire run, and others who appeared or left as the story demanded. All of these performers embroider the rich tapestry that is STRANGE PARADISE, but their careers did not begin and end with the series. For those of us interested in examining their work, it is worth noting that, to date, various performers from our favorite supernatural serial have appeared together in at least 40 other productions in television and feature film. It is scarcely a surprise that the actor who has appeared in the most outside vehicles with SP co-stars is series star Colin Fox. He has been seen in no less than 12 separate productions with other SP cast members, including the 1971 supernatural drama The Reincarnate with Jack Creley and Trudy Young. In the case of this film, all three of its SP alums appeared in the series at the same time (one of 26 times such reunions have occurred), but there are also 16 instances of productions which feature former cast members who were not on the show concurrently. The feature film which holds the record for appearances by the most cast members is a 1969 effort entitled Change of Mind, boasting in its credits Cosette Lee, Dan MacDonald, Jack Creley, and Vivian Reis. Similarly, a 1971 television series was a veritable parade of the women of STRANGE PARADISE. PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST had as regulars in its line-up Dawn Greenhalgh, Paisley Maxwell, Vivian Reis, and Tudi Wiggins. Of course, it is the nature of their profession that actorsí paths frequently cross, but it is fun to note when favorites from the past have made it to the screen together in other venues. Hopefully, the information on this page will help fans spot crossovers from their favorite performers. Also, it may be worth commenting that in 1964 Jack Creley appeared in Dr. Strangelove, a 1989 tv movie gave Colin Fox Passion in Paradise, and 1994 found Vivian Reis Trapped in Paradise. Perhaps these actors still canít shake the Desmond Curse!

Individual Performer Crossovers

Strange Paradise Actors Their # of Crossovers Their Strange Paradise Co-stars in the Crossover Feature Film, TV Series, TV Mini-series, or TV Movie
Jan Campbell 1 Trudy Young Homer (1970)
 
Patricia Collins 1 Robert Goodier Lost and Found (1979)
 
Jack Creley 6 Neil Dainard Welcome to Blood City (1977); Will There Really be a Morning? (1983)
  Colin Fox The Reincarnate (1971)
Robert Goodier Reluctant Nation (1966); The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (1970)
Cosette Lee Change of Mind (1969)
Dan MacDonald Change of Mind (1969)
Vivian Reis Change of Mind (1969)
Trudy Young The Reincarnate (1971)
 
Neil Dainard 8 Jack Creley Welcome to Blood City (1977); Will There Really be a Morning? (1983)
  Colin Fox HOUSE OF PRIDE (1974); ENG (1992, Season 3, episode 18)
Jon Granik Divided Loyalties (1989)
Bruce Gray TRADERS (1997, Season 2, episode 6)
Dawn Greenhalgh Doing Life (1986)
Dan MacDonald When Innocence is Lost (1997)
Vivian Reis ENG (1993, Season 4, episode 15)
 
Sylvia Feigel 1 Cosette Lee HATCHíS MILL (1967)
 
Colin Fox 12 Jack Creley The Reincarnate (1971)
  Neil Dainard HOUSE OF PRIDE (1974); ENG (1992, Season 3, episode 18)
Robert Goodier My Pleasure is My Business (1975); Tom Sawyer (1973)
Jon Granik Day of Resurrection (1980)
Bruce Gray HIGH HOPES (1978)
Dawn Greenhalgh Tom Sawyer (1973); Conspiracy of Silence (1991)
Dan MacDonald The Discoverers (1972); Butterbox Babies (1995); THE WIND AT MY BACK (1999, Season 3, episode 8)
Pat Moffatt Tommy Boy (1995)
Trudy Young The Reincarnate (1971)
 
Robert Goodier 9 Patricia Collins Lost and Found (1979)
  Jack Creley Reluctant Nation (1966); The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (1970)
Colin Fox My Pleasure is My Business (1975); Tom Sawyer (1973)
Jon Granik SEAWAY (1965, Season 1, episode 20); Fortune and Menís Eyes (1971)
Dawn Greenhalgh Tom Sawyer (1973)
Vivian Reis Second Wind (1976)
Trudy Young THE FOREST RANGERS (1965, Season 3, episode 21)
 
Jon Granik 5 Neil Dainard Divided Loyalties (1989)
  Colin Fox Day of Resurrection (1980)
Robert Goodier SEAWAY (1965, Season 1, episode 20); Fortune and Menís Eyes (1971)
Trudy Young Age of Innocence (1977)
 
Bruce Gray 3 Neil Dainard TRADERS (1997, Season 2, episode 6)
  Colin Fox HIGH HOPES (1978)
Dan MacDonald TRADERS (1998, Season 3, episode 18)
 
Dawn Greenhalgh 7 Neil Dainard Doing Life (1986)
  Colin Fox Tom Sawyer (1973); Conspiracy of Silence (1991)
Robert Goodier Tom Sawyer (1973)
Dan MacDonald THE WIND AT MY BACK (2000, Season 4, Episode 3)
Paisley Maxwell PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
Pat Moffat Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
Vivian Reis PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971); Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Tudi Wiggins PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
 
Cosette Lee 3 Jack Creley Change of Mind (1969)
  Sylvia Feigel HATCHíS MILL (1967)
Dan MacDonald Change of Mind (1969)
Vivian Reis Change of Mind (1969)
Tudi Wiggins My Side of the Mountain (1969)
 
Dan MacDonald 9 Jack Creley Change of Mind (1969)
  Neil Dainard When Innocence is Lost (1997)
Colin Fox The Discoverers (1972); Butterbox Babies (1995); THE WIND AT MY BACK (1999, Season 3, episode 8)
Bruce Gray TRADERS (1998, Season 3, episode 18)
Dawn Greenhalgh THE WIND AT MY BACK (2000, Season 4, episode 3)
Cosette Lee Change of Mind (1969)
Vivian Reis Change of Mind (1969); LANTERN HILL (1990)
 
Paisley Maxwell 1 Dawn Greenhalgh PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
  Vivian Reis PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
Tudi Wiggins PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
 
Pat Moffat 2 Colin Fox Tommy Boy (1995)
  Dawn Greenhalgh Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
 
Vivian Reis 7 Jack Creley Change of Mind (1969)
  Neil Dainard ENG (1993, Season 4, episode 15)
Robert Goodier Second Wind (1976)
Dawn Greenhalgh PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971); Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Cosette Lee Change of Mind (1969)
Paisley Maxwell PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
Dan MacDonald Change of Mind (1969); LANTERN HILL (1990)
Tudi Wiggins Face-Off (1971); PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
 
Tudi Wiggins 4 Dawn Greenhalgh PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
  Cosette Lee My Side of the Mountain (1969); Paisley Maxwell: PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
Vivian Reis Face-Off (1971); PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971)
Trudy Young YESTERDAY AND TODAY (1968)
 
Trudy Young 5 Jan Campbell Homer (1970)
  Jack Creley The Reincarnate (1971)
Colin Fox The Reincarnate (1971)
Robert Goodier THE FOREST RANGERS (1965, Season 3, episode 21)
Jon Granik Age of Innocence (1977)
Tudi Wiggins YESTERDAY AND TODAY (1968)
 
(no cross-overs were identified for Peg Dixon or Kurt Schiegl, and no acting credits at all outside of STRANGE PARADISE were located for Angela Roland, Lucy Warner, or David Wells.)

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Feature Film Crossovers

Feature Film Strange Paradise Actors
My Side of the Mountain (1969) Cosette Lee
Tudi Wiggins
Change of Mind (1969) Cosette Lee
Dan MacDonald
Jack Creley
Vivian Reis
Homer (1970) Jan Campbell
Trudy Young
Face-Off (1971) Vivian Reis
Tudi Wiggins
Fortune and Menís Eyes (1971) Jon Granik
Robert Goodier
The Reincarnate (1971) Colin Fox
Jack Creley
Trudy Young
The Discoverers (1972) Colin Fox
Dan MacDonald
My Pleasure is My Business (1975) Colin Fox
Robert Goodier
Second Wind (1976) Robert Goodier
Vivian Reis
Age of Innocence (1977) Jon Granik
Trudy Young
Welcome to Blood City (1977) Jack Creley
Neil Dainard
Lost and Found (1979) Patricia Collins
Robert Goodier
Day of Resurrection [Fukkatsu no hi] (1980) Colin Fox
Jon Granik
Divided Loyalties (1989) Neil Dainard
Jon Granik
Butterbox Babies (1995) Colin Fox
Dan MacDonald
Tommy Boy (1995) Colin Fox
Pat Moffat (billed as Pat Moffatt)
Welcome to Mooseport (2004) Dawn Greenhalgh
Pat Moffat (billed as Pat Moffatt)

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TV Movie or Mini-series Crossovers

TV Movie or Mini-series Strange Paradise Actors
Reluctant Nation (1966) Jack Creley
Robert Goodier
The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (1970): Jack Creley
Robert Goodier
Tom Sawyer (1973) Colin Fox
Dawn Greenhalgh
Robert Goodier
Will There Really be a Morning? (1983) Jack Creley
Neil Dainard
Anne of Green Gables (1985) Dawn Greenhalgh
Vivian Reis
Doing Life (1986) Neil Dainard
Dawn Greenhalgh
Conspiracy of Silence (1991) Colin Fox
Dawn Greenhalgh
When Innocence is Lost (1997) Neil Dainard
Dan MacDonald

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TV Series Crossovers (actors appearing as series regulars)

TV Series Strange Paradise Actors
HATCHíS MILL (1967) Cosette Lee
Sylvia Feigel
YESTERDAY AND TODAY (1968) Tudi Wiggins
Trudy Young
PAUL BERNARD, PSYCHIATRIST (1971) Dawn Greenhalgh
Paisley Maxwell
Vivian Reis
Tudi Wiggins
HOUSE OF PRIDE (1974) Neil Dainard
Colin Fox
HIGH HOPES (1978) Colin Fox
Bruce Gray
LANTERN HILL (1990) Dan MacDonald
Vivian Reis 
 
[additionally, STRANGE PARADISE director Herb Roland produced BARNEY BOOMER (1967) and directed episodes of UPSIDE TOWN/SWINGAROUND (1968), both of which featured actress Trudy Young. He also produced HOUSE OF PRIDE (1974) which featured both Colin Fox and Neil Dainard.]

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TV Series Crossovers (actors appearing as guest stars)

TV Series Strange Paradise Actors
THE FOREST RANGERS: 1965
Season 3, Episode 21
Robert Goodier 
Trudy Young
SEAWAY: 1965
Season 1, Episode 20
Robert Goodier 
Jon Granik
ENG: 1992
Season 3, Episode 18
Neil Dainard (regular)
Colin Fox
ENG: 1993
Season 4, Episode 15
Neil Dainard (regular)
Vivian Reis
TRADERS: 1997
Season 2, Episode 6
Bruce Gray (regular)
Neil Dainard
TRADERS: 1998
Season 3, Episode 18
Bruce Gray (regular)
Dan MacDonald
THE WIND AT MY BACK: 1999
Season 3, Episode 8
Dan MacDonald (regular)
Colin Fox
THE WIND AT MY BACK: 2000
Season 4, Episode 3
Dan MacDonald (regular)
Dawn Greenhalgh

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The following is a list of TV series in which various STRANGE PARADISE performers have appeared, but not concurrently:

TV Series Strange Paradise Actors
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS Bruce Gray (1986 & 89)
Patricia Collins (1987 & 89)
Vivian Reis (1988)
ALL MY CHILDREN  Bruce Gray (1975)
Tudi Wiggins (1980-82)
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? Colin Fox (1995)
Vivian Reis (1995)
DIAMONDS Colin Fox (1988) 
Patricia Collins (1988)
DOC Neil Dainard (2001-03)
Dan MacDonald (2002)
DUE SOUTH Neil Dainard (1997)
Dan MacDonald (1998)
EARTH: THE FINAL CONFLICT Neil Dainard (1997 & 2001)
Bruce Gray (2000)
THE FOREST RANGERS Jack Creley (1963)
Jon Granik (1964)
Kurt Schiegl (1964 & 65)
FRIDAY THE 13TH Colin Fox (1987, 88, & 89)
Jack Creley (1989)
Dan MacDonald (1990)
HUDSONíS BAY Jan Campbell (1959)
Robert Goodier (1959)
Jon Granik (1959)
Dawn Greenhalgh (1959)
THE KING OF KENSINGTON Robert Goodier (1975)
Vivian Reis (1975 & 76)
Jack Creley (1978)
Dawn Greenhalgh (1979)
Patricia Collins (1979)
LA FEMME NIKITA Colin Fox (2000)
Dawn Greenhalgh (2000)
THE LITTLEST HOBO Trudy Young (1979)
Pat Moffatt (1980)
Jon Granik (1981)
Jack Creley (1981)
Patricia Collins (1981)
Dawn Greenhalgh (1982)
Neil Dainard (1984)
MANIAC MANSION Colin Fox (1990, 91, & 92)
Dawn Greenhalgh (1992)
RELIC HUNTER Dan MacDonald (1999)
Colin Fox (2000)
Neil Dainard (2000)
ROBOCOP Colin Fox (1994)
Bruce Gray (1994)
Dan MacDonald (1994)
SEEING THINGS Robert Goodier (1981)
Vivian Reis (1981 & 86)
Neil Dainard (1985)
THE STARLOST Trudy Young (1973)
Vivian Reis (1973)
STREET LEGAL Jack Creley (1987)
Colin Fox (1987)
Dan MacDonald (1987 & 94)
Bruce Gray (1988)
Patricia Collins (1988)
Jon Granik (1990)
Dawn Greenhalgh (1990)
Vivian Reis (1992)
THE UNFORSEEN Peg Dixon (1960)
Tudi Wiggins (1960)

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