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Left-to-Right: Robert Alda, Patrick Collins, Edward Andrews and Harrison Page of the original "Supertrain" crew

Supertrain's Crew

Robert Alda as Dr. Dan Lewis

Mr. Alda's appearances include every episode of "Supertain," including the two-hour movie premiere episode.  Robert Alda played the train's doctor.  Alda survives the series re-tooling, but his practice does see the departure of his nurse, played by Nita Talbot.
Robert Alda enjoy a long career in show business and is likely to be a familiar face to network TV viewers.  Around the time of "Supertrain," Mr. Alda could be seen in shows such as:  "Wonder Woman," "Grandpa Goes To Washington," "The Facts of Life," "Beyond Westworld" and many others.  Mr. Alda was in his mid 60s, when he appeared on "Supertrain."  He passed away in 1986.

Edward Andrews as Harry Flood

Edward Andews' appearances include every episode of "Supertain," including the two-hour movie premiere episode. The Harry Flood character was played by Mr. Andrews in his famous blustery style.  During the '70s, Mr. Andrews could be seen as a guest star on television shows including:  "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams," "Quincy," and "BJ and the Bear."   Edward Andrews also appeared in many movies during his career, among them:  "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and "The Glass Bottom Boat" (1966).  Edward Andrews passed away in 1985.  He was 65, when he appeared on "Supertrain."

Joey Aresco as Wayne Randall

Joey Aresco appears in three episodes of "Supertrain" beginning with Episode Seven-"A Very Formal Heist."  Mr. Aresco has an extensive collection of appearances among many classic television programs beginning in the early 1970s and continuing through today.  His TV series credits include "Cannon," "Kojak," "The Streets of San Francisco," "Medical Center," "Baretta," "Lou Grant," "Barney Miller," "CHiPs," "The Rockford Files," "Taxi," "Dynasty," "Night Court," "The A-Team," "T.J. Hooker," "St. Elsewhere," "Hill Street Blues," "Dallas," "Murder She Wrote," and "Stargate SG-1."  Theatrically, Mr. Aresco can be seen in the Goldie Hawn film "Swing Shift" from 1984 and "Sleepwalkers" from 1992 among others.  Most recently, he has appeared in the 2007 movie "Blonde and Blonder" and directed an episode of the cable series "The L Word."

Patrick Collins as David Noonan

Patrick Collins appeared in the two-hour premiere movie "Express To Terror" and the first four episodes only of the series. After "Supertrain" was re-tooled, Patrick Collins was no longer among the train's crew. 
Beyond his time on "Supertrain," Mr. Collins appearances include many network TV shows including "Good Times," "Welcome Back, Kotter," "The Jeffersons," "Little House on the Prairie," "The Greatest American Hero," "Hill Street Blues," "Remington Steele," "Magnum P.I.," "Newhart," "St. Elsewhere," "Gimme A Break!," "ER," "NYPD Blue," "Law & Order," and "Chappelle's Show." 

Michael DeLano as Lou Atkins

Michael DeLano played the character of the "Supertrain" bartender Lou Atkins.  His participation in the series ends with the re-tooling after the fifth episode.
DeLano has had a long career in show business, appearing in television and motion pictures.  In the late '70s, while on "Supertain,"  Mr. DeLano could be seen as a guest on shows including:  "Rhoda," "Wonder Woman," "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," and "Flamingo Road."  His more recent credits include the movie "Ocean's Twelve" (2004) and guesting on TV's "CSI" on CBS.

Ilene Graff as Penny Whitaker

Ilene Graff's character was added to the train's crew when "Supertrain" was re-tooled. Her first appearance as Penny is in the episode "A Very Formal Heist."  Graff remains a crew and cast member on "Supertrain" through its final run, making a total of three episodes she appears in for the series.
Graff followed "Supertrain" with guest roles on TV series including:  "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy," and the short-lived "Lewis & Clark."  Ilene Graff is likely most familiar to television viewers from her years as a regular on ABC's "Mr. Belvedere" from 1985-1990.

Nita Talbot as Rose Casey

Nita Talbot appears as Rose Casey in six episodes of "Supertrain," all are from the show's original format prior to the revamping. Episode appearances include: "Express To Terror"; "And a Cup of Kindness, Too"; "The Queen and The Improbable Knight"; "Hail to the Chief" and "Superstar."  Nita Talbot appeared in numerous movies and guest starred on television shows during her long career.  In the late '70s, Talbot appeared as a guest on "Lou Grant," "Hawaii Five-O," "Soap," and "CHiPs."

Harrison Page as George Boone

Mr. Page's appearances include every episode of "Supertain," including the two-hour movie premiere episode. Harrison Page's character switches from a red porter's uniform to the silver/gray sports jacket uniform, after the show's revamping. The Boone character also receives more screen time and the title of "Passenger Relations" for the revamped "Supertrain" episodes.
Harrison Page had appeared on NBC's Don Rickles sitcom "C.P.O. Sharkey" just prior to his work on "Supertrain."  Mr. Page's late '70s/early '80s credits include:  "Soap," "Webster," "Hill Street Blues," and "Benson."  Harrison Page has enjoyed a long career in show business and more recently could be seen in "JAG," "ER," and "Cold Case."  His early credits include appearing episodes of "Mannix," "Bonanza," and "That Girl."

Aarika Wells as Gilda

Miss Wells served in the Supertrain gym. When the show is revamped, the gym is not seen again and neither is Aarika Wells' character. Listed among the "Supertrain" crew as a regular cast member for five episodes: "Express To Terror"; "And a Cup of Kindness, Too"; "The Queen and The Improbable Knight"; "Hail to the Chief"; and "Superstar."
Aarika Wells appeared on television in the ABC movie "The Death of Ocean View Park" (1979), also may be seen in episodes of "CHiPs," "Dallas," "Dynasty," and "Archie Bunker's Place."

Charles Brill as Robert
Appearing in the early Dan Curtis' produced "Supertrain" episodes is Charles Brill as Robert the hairdresser on board the train.  From swishy behaviors and lispy dialog delivery, you couldn't get much more stereotypical for Supertrain's salon operator Robert.  Brill's character is among those given pink slips with re-tooling that takes place between the "Superstar" and "Pirouette" episodes.

The information provided here has been compiled from a variety of sources, including The Internet Movie Database(; TV.Com ( and TV Guide issues from 1979, as well as from my own collection of "Supertrain" episodes.