Did you know that Robert Urich AND Joe Mantegna played Spenser on TV? I didn’t (for Mantegna).
Who is Spenser?
Created by Robert B. Paker, Spenser is a Boston private eye. He is a well-educated ex-boxer and former State trooper who lives by a code of honor. And he likes to drink Scotch. His best friend and sidekick is Hawk, an African American who is a “Gun for Hire” who lives by his own personal code.
Spenser and Hawk live in the same Boston literary universe as Parker’s other characters like private investigator Sunny Randall and small-town police chief Jesse Stone.