Crossing Jordan (2001)

Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001 to May 16, 2007. It stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The show used an ensemble cast approach that featured a group of Jordan's co-workers and police detectives assigned to the various cases. Its roster of central characters was created by Tim Kring, who also developed its core format. The title refers to both the name of the main character, who is commonly shown as "crossing" others—especially authority figures—to learn what she wants to know, and the biblical metaphor of the ancient Hebrews crossing the Jordan River, commonly used in spiritual songs to represent death and passage to the afterlife. During the first two seasons, the series used a gimmick whereby Jordan and her retired police detective father Maximilian "Max" Cavanaugh role-play the events leading up to that episode's murder, which were depicted by showing Jordan playing the part of the victim or suspect in a recreation of the scene, the idea being that such role-playing would help Jordan to figure out the circumstances of the crime, like a criminal profiler. This element of the series was mostly dropped when Howard left the series as a regular; however, there were instances of Jordan role-playing with other characters, such as Woody and Macy.

Writing:
  • Tim Kring

Stars:
Release Date: 2001-09-24
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
Brian Howe
Brian Howe
Helen Slater
Helen Slater
Alan Dale
Alan Dale
David Burke
David Burke
Richard Cox
Richard Cox
Judith Hoag
Judith Hoag
Gregory Itzin
Gregory Itzin
Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy
Jordan Cavanaugh
Ivan Sergei
Ivan Sergei
Gary Graham
Gary Graham
Lee Garlington
Lee Garlingto...
Kathryn Hahn
Kathryn Hahn
Lily Lebowski
Fred Koehler
Fred Koehler
Camille Guaty
Camille Guaty
Chris Noth
Chris Noth
Linda Purl
Linda Purl
P. J. Byrne
P. J. Byrne
Jeremy London
Jeremy London
Jsu Garcia
Jsu Garcia
Brad Hawkins
Brad Hawkins
Carlos Gómez
Carlos Gómez
Tony Todd
Tony Todd
Miguel Ferrer
Miguel Ferrer
Garret Macy
Jerry O'Connell
Jerry O'Conne...
Detective Woody Hoyt
Steve Valentine
Steve Valenti...
Nigel Townsend
Ravi Kapoor
Ravi Kapoor
Mahesh "Bug" Vijay
Ken Howard
Ken Howard
Maximilian "Max" Cavanaugh
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Mahershalalha...
Lorraine Toussaint
Lorraine Tous...
Paul Wesley
Paul Wesley
Quentin Baker
Ashley Greene
Ashley Greene
Stanley Anderson
Stanley Ander...
Leslie Bibb
Leslie Bibb
Amy Sloan
Amy Sloan
J.P. Manoux
J.P. Manoux
Jeff Kober
Jeff Kober
Leighton Meester
Leighton Mees...
Ned Vaughn
Ned Vaughn
Tom Virtue
Tom Virtue
Sara Foster
Sara Foster
Cyia Batten
Cyia Batten
Eddie Jones
Eddie Jones
K Callan
K Callan
Reed Diamond
Reed Diamond
Kevin Chamberlin
Kevin Chamber...
Liliana Mumy
Liliana Mumy
Rachel Boston
Rachel Boston
Richard Gilliland
Richard Gilli...
Robert Picardo
Robert Picard...
Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Weir Mi...
Philip Casnoff
Philip Casnof...
Barry Livingston
Barry Livings...
Robyn Lively
Robyn Lively
Kali Rocha
Kali Rocha
Sprague Grayden
Sprague Grayd...
Shannon Woodward
Shannon Woodw...
William Ragsdale
William Ragsd...
Mercedes McNab
Mercedes McNa...
Brooke Smith
Brooke Smith
Arija Bareikis
Arija Bareiki...
Meta Golding
Meta Golding
Michael Rooker
Michael Rooke...
Nick Wechsler
Nick Wechsler
Hopper
Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
Jon Polito
Jon Polito
Robert Duncan McNeill
Robert Duncan...
Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel
Rudolf Martin
Rudolf Martin
Phil Abrams
Phil Abrams
Stacy Haiduk
Stacy Haiduk
John Kapelos
John Kapelos
Michael T. Weiss
Michael T. We...
Shailene Woodley
Shailene Wood...
Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
Slade Pearce
Slade Pearce
Megan Gallagher
Megan Gallagh...
Tammy Lauren
Tammy Lauren
Scott Michael Campbell
Scott Michael...
Randee Heller
Randee Heller
Brad William Henke
Brad William...
Hilary Shepard
Hilary Shepar...
Dale Midkiff
Dale Midkiff
Robin Riker
Robin Riker
Ernie Hudson
Ernie Hudson
Julia Campbell
Julia Campbel...
Barry Shabaka Henley
Barry Shabaka...
Spencer Garrett
Spencer Garre...
Vanessa Lee Chester
Vanessa Lee C...
Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshu...
Dan Butler
Dan Butler
Eyal Podell
Eyal Podell
Robert LuPone
Robert LuPone
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebe...
Ted Shackelford
Ted Shackelfo...
Mackenzie Phillips
Mackenzie Phi...
Lisa Rotondi
Lisa Rotondi
Michelle Nolden
Michelle Nold...
Graham Phillips
Graham Philli...
Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn
Colleen Flynn
Colleen Flynn
James Gammon
James Gammon
William Russ
William Russ
Robert Joy
Robert Joy
Eugene Byrd
Eugene Byrd
Jonathan Scarfe
Jonathan Scar...
Paul Ben-Victor
Paul Ben-Vict...
D.W. Moffett
D.W. Moffett
Bruce Boxleitner
Bruce Boxleit...
Foster Eldridge
Emily Deschanel
Emily Deschan...
David Shatraw
David Shatraw
Fredric Lehne
Fredric Lehne
Maury Sterling
Maury Sterlin...
Karen Austin
Karen Austin
Jessica Harper
Jessica Harpe...
Stephanie Zimbalist
Stephanie Zim...
Jim Metzler
Jim Metzler
Robert Curtis Brown
Robert Curtis...
Dey Young
Dey Young
Heather McComb
Heather McCom...
Denise Crosby
Denise Crosby
James Pickens Jr.
James Pickens...
Daniel Quinn
Daniel Quinn
Richard Fancy
Richard Fancy
Megan Follows
Megan Follows
Jeff Perry
Jeff Perry
Kate Norby
Kate Norby
Douglas Smith
Douglas Smith
Donna Pescow
Donna Pescow
Lawrence Pressman
Lawrence Pres...
Keith Szarabajka
Keith Szaraba...
Soren Fulton
Soren Fulton
Francis Capra
Francis Capra
William Mapother
William Mapot...
David Naughton
David Naughto...
Lucinda Jenney
Lucinda Jenne...
Cathryn de Prume
Cathryn de Pr...
Hart Bochner
Hart Bochner
William R. Moses
William R. Mo...
Jack Noseworthy
Jack Nosewort...
Sean O'Bryan
Sean O'Bryan
Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Wa...
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes...
James Read
James Read
Chris Gartin
Chris Gartin
Susan Walters
Susan Walters
Dendrie Taylor
Dendrie Taylo...
Clayton Rohner
Clayton Rohne...
Jim Piddock
Jim Piddock
Lauren Stamile
Lauren Stamil...
Clint Howard
Clint Howard
Larry Poindexter
Larry Poindex...
Howard Hesseman
Howard Hessem...
Lois Nettleton
Lois Nettleto...
Tamlyn Tomita
Tamlyn Tomita
Romy Rosemont
Romy Rosemont
Jonathan Murphy
Jonathan Murp...
David Clennon
David Clennon
Mathew St. Patrick
Mathew St. Pa...
Steven Culp
Steven Culp
Kristen Wilson
Kristen Wilso...
Max Perlich
Max Perlich
Jason Gedrick
Jason Gedrick
Colby French
Colby French
Adina Porter
Adina Porter
Johnny Pacar
Johnny Pacar
Vanessa Marcil
Vanessa Marci...
Shirley Knight
Shirley Knigh...
Michael DeLorenzo
Michael DeLor...
Zack Ward
Zack Ward
Bruce French
Bruce French
Ivonne Coll
Ivonne Coll
Christopher Cousins
Christopher C...
Jack McGee
Jack McGee
Shashawnee Hall
Shashawnee Ha...
Larry Sullivan
Larry Sulliva...
Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
Jonathan Del Arco
Jonathan Del...
Erin Cahill
Erin Cahill
Isabella Hofmann
Isabella Hofm...
Bill Mumy
Bill Mumy
Charles Mesure
Charles Mesur...
Jeffrey Nordling
Jeffrey Nordl...
Danielle Chuchran
Danielle Chuc...
Glenn Morshower
Glenn Morshow...
Alicia Coppola
Alicia Coppol...
Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Al...