John guest-starred in three episodes as Everette Steele, a lawyer for the Mob.
- Strange Bedfellows, ep# 13 - First Aired: 26 December, 1986
Steele meets for lunch with Mr Brytel, a lawyer from the opposing side, so Steele can pump Brytel for information about Frank Holman, a twice-convicted felon, and also who all he plans to indite. Mob Boss Lucca then meets with Steele to discuss a plan to have Detective Torello, the star of the series, ordered to testify on Lucca's behalf to discredit Holman.
- Fatal Crossroads (aka Fortune in Men's Eyes), ep#14 - First Aired: 9 January, 1987
At a pre-trial hearing, Brytel requests a severance.
- Torello on Trial, ep#15 - First Aired: 16 January, 1987
The trial begins and Steele has has Detective Torello on the stand to tell the court about Frank Holman and discredit Holman's testimony (seen through a series of flashbacks).
There is a set of screen captures, kindly provided by Liane.
John Vickery as Mob lawyer Everette Steele
in Crime Story
Show information: Crime Story originally ran on NBC from 1986-1988, and currently shows in the US on A&E.
Crime Story is a police-action series that zeros in on an elite squad of Chicago detectives ăthe Major Crime Unităthat battles the city's underworld crime bosses. Former Chicago cop Dennis Farina stars as Lt. Mike Torello, the head of the Major Crime Unit. It's an all-out war when he goes after brutal mobster Ray Luca. Set in turbulent 1963, this ambitious series also features Stephen Lang. Guest stars in the series include Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Gary Sinise, Billy Zane, Christian Slater, Pam Grier, and Ving Rhames. (A&E excerpt)
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