this 1960's iconic TV series inspired later shows such as the X-Files. Aired on ABC from 1974 until 1975 it boasted 20 episodes and 2 TV movies. Darrin McGavin starred in the leading role. It was called............The Night Stalker.
"Kolchak - The Night Stalker" short-lived great TV show starring Darrin McGavin as monster-magnet reporter Carl Kochak. The acknowledged inspiration for "The X Files", according that show's creator. MacGavin (the father in "A Christmas Story") was never better in a long and illustrious career.