The Practice (1997)

The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston Legal, which ran for five more seasons, from 2004 to 2008. The Practice focused on the law firm of Robert Donnell and Associates. Plots typically featured the firm's involvement in various high-profile criminal and civil cases that often mirror current events. Conflict between legal ethics and personal morality was a recurring theme. Some episodes contained light comedy. Kelley claimed that he conceived the show as something of a rebuttal to L.A. Law and its romanticized treatment of the American legal system and legal proceedings.

Writing:
  • David E. Kelley

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-03-04
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
Ron Glass
Ron Glass
Joe Morton
Joe Morton
Gil Bellows
Gil Bellows
Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
Paul McCrane
Paul McCrane
Clancy Brown
Clancy Brown
Betsy Brandt
Betsy Brandt
Dion Anderson
Dion Anderson
Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
James Whitmore
James Whitmor...
Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMun...
Ed Asner
Ed Asner
Craig Wasson
Craig Wasson
Phil Abrams
Phil Abrams
Norman Lloyd
Norman Lloyd
Viola Davis
Viola Davis
Wren T. Brown
Wren T. Brown
Gary Cole
Gary Cole
Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esp...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean...
Bill Smitrovich
Bill Smitrovi...
Teri Polo
Teri Polo
Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
Richard Schiff
Richard Schif...
Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer
James Hong
James Hong
Adam Arkin
Adam Arkin
Matt Clark
Matt Clark
Timothy Carhart
Timothy Carha...
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Andrew W. Walker
Andrew W. Wal...
Lawrence Dobkin
Lawrence Dobk...
Donal Logue
Donal Logue
Steve Harris
Steve Harris
Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
Shashawnee Hall
Shashawnee Ha...
Lolita Davidovich
Lolita Davido...
Jordan Lund
Jordan Lund
Michael Patrick McGill
Michael Patri...
Cleavant Derricks
Cleavant Derr...
Denis Arndt
Denis Arndt
William Atherton
William Ather...
Barbara Tarbuck
Barbara Tarbu...
Rick Hoffman
Rick Hoffman
Billy Gardell
Billy Gardell
Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburg...
Bill Moseley
Bill Moseley
Robert Curtis Brown
Robert Curtis...
Isabella Hofmann
Isabella Hofm...
Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman
Dennis Boutsikaris
Dennis Boutsi...
Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manhei...
Ellenor Frutt
Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermo...
Bobby Donnell
Lisa Gay Hamilton
Lisa Gay Hami...
Marla Sokoloff
Marla Sokolof...
Lucy Hatcher
Kelli Williams
Kelli William...
Lindsay Dole
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Bo...
Helen Gamble
James Spader
James Spader
Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capsh...
Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra
Ron Livingston
Ron Livingsto...
Holland Taylor
Holland Taylo...
Roberta Kittleson
John Larroquette
John Larroque...
Joey Heric
Patricia Belcher
Patricia Belc...
Cliff DeYoung
Cliff DeYoung
Richard McGonagle
Richard McGon...
Aaron Lustig
Aaron Lustig
Ellen Geer
Ellen Geer
Tim DeKay
Tim DeKay
Leon Russom
Leon Russom
Ron Silver
Ron Silver
Denise Dowse
Denise Dowse
Richard Cox
Richard Cox
Christopher Daniels
Christopher D...
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
Mark Sheppard
Mark Sheppard
Reni Santoni
Reni Santoni
Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker
Loren Lester
Loren Lester
Rider Strong
Rider Strong
James Karen
James Karen
Gina Gershon
Gina Gershon
Doug Hutchison
Doug Hutchiso...
Stephen Tobolowsky
Stephen Tobol...
Charles Cioffi
Charles Cioff...
Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donne...
Tom Amandes
Tom Amandes
Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
Chi McBride
Chi McBride
Joey Zimmerman
Joey Zimmerma...
Victoria Principal
Victoria Prin...
Ted McGinley
Ted McGinley
Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Weir Mi...
Lisa Edelstein
Lisa Edelstei...
Kirsten Nelson
Kirsten Nelso...
Harve Presnell
Harve Presnel...
John Carroll Lynch
John Carroll...
Beah Richards
Beah Richards
Colleen Flynn
Colleen Flynn
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowe...
Michael Emerson
Michael Emers...
Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletch...
Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin
Justin Langer
Thom Barry
Thom Barry
Tim Guinee
Tim Guinee
Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleaso...
Tony Danza
Tony Danza
John C. McGinley
John C. McGin...
Blake Heron
Blake Heron
Albert Hall
Albert Hall
Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrma...
Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarando...
Virginia Madsen
Virginia Mads...
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
Jeremy Roberts
Jeremy Robert...
Whip Hubley
Whip Hubley
Alan Dale
Alan Dale
William Sanderson
William Sande...
Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambo...
Chad Donella
Chad Donella
Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald
John Rubinstein
John Rubinste...
David Huddleston
David Huddles...
Tammy Townsend
Tammy Townsen...
Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegri...
Gregory Cruz
Gregory Cruz
Kaitlin Hopkins
Kaitlin Hopki...
Christine Estabrook
Christine Est...
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Demps...
Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arque...
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donne...
Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Du...
Charles Durning
Charles Durni...
Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perri...
Paul Ben-Victor
Paul Ben-Vict...
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handl...
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Gregory Itzin
Gregory Itzin
David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden S...
Robert Pine
Robert Pine
Patrick Gallagher
Patrick Galla...
Richard Gilliland
Richard Gilli...
Betty White
Betty White
James Rebhorn
James Rebhorn
Ken Marino
Ken Marino
Susan Floyd
Susan Floyd
Jonathan Tucker
Jonathan Tuck...
Mark Moses
Mark Moses
Michael Nouri
Michael Nouri
Debi Mazar
Debi Mazar
Aunjanue Ellis
Aunjanue Elli...
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Andre Braugher
Andre Braughe...
Gates McFadden
Gates McFadde...
Lawrence Pressman
Lawrence Pres...
Ivar Brogger
Ivar Brogger
Christopher Cousins
Christopher C...
Caroline Aaron
Caroline Aaro...
Richard Masur
Richard Masur
Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
Kurt Fuller
Kurt Fuller
Dwier Brown
Dwier Brown
Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
George Wyner
George Wyner
Michael Cavanaugh
Michael Cavan...
Jack Blessing
Jack Blessing
Sayed Badreya
Sayed Badreya
Christopher Evan Welch
Christopher E...
Diane Venora
Diane Venora
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fannin...
Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Ki...
Stanley Anderson
Stanley Ander...
Kevin Dunn
Kevin Dunn
Mitchell Ryan
Mitchell Ryan
Howard Hesseman
Howard Hessem...
Peter Michael Goetz
Peter Michael...
Michael Badalucco
Michael Badal...
Erika Christensen
Erika Christe...
Michelle Hurd
Michelle Hurd
Daniel von Bargen
Daniel von Ba...
Saul Rubinek
Saul Rubinek
Bill Cobbs
Bill Cobbs
Alan Charof
Alan Charof
Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Wa...
Mark Blum
Mark Blum
Clifton Powell
Clifton Powel...
Lane Smith
Lane Smith
Austin Pendleton
Austin Pendle...
Jason Kravits
Jason Kravits
Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
John Kapelos
John Kapelos
Bruce Weitz
Bruce Weitz
Ron Leibman
Ron Leibman
Dey Young
Dey Young
Kim Raver
Kim Raver
David Dukes
David Dukes
Rockmond Dunbar
Rockmond Dunb...
Tucker Smallwood
Tucker Smallw...
John Cothran, Jr.
John Cothran,...
Lucinda Jenney
Lucinda Jenne...
Micole Mercurio
Micole Mercur...
Matthew Settle
Matthew Settl...
Lake Bell
Lake Bell
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
Michael Reilly Burke
Michael Reill...
Christopher Reeve
Christopher R...
Armin Shimerman
Armin Shimerm...
Robert Prosky
Robert Prosky
Jessica Steen
Jessica Steen
Donnie Wahlberg
Donnie Wahlbe...
Marshall Allman
Marshall Allm...
Earl Boen
Earl Boen
Philip Baker Hall
Philip Baker...
Vincent Pastore
Vincent Pasto...
Jessalyn Gilsig
Jessalyn Gils...
Scott Cohen
Scott Cohen
Robert Picardo
Robert Picard...
Calista Flockhart
Calista Flock...
Robert DoQui
Robert DoQui
Lee Garlington
Lee Garlingto...
Stefan Gierasch
Stefan Gieras...
Charles Napier
Charles Napie...
Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy
Richard Thomas
Richard Thoma...
Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox
Donna Pieroni
Donna Pieroni
Taylor Negron
Taylor Negron
James Eckhouse
James Eckhous...
Aloma Wright
Aloma Wright
Alan Oppenheimer
Alan Oppenhei...
Carolyn McCormick
Carolyn McCor...
Dorian Harewood
Dorian Harewo...
Spencer Garrett
Spencer Garre...
Joe D'Angerio
Joe D'Angerio
Dirk Blocker
Dirk Blocker
James Pickens Jr.
James Pickens...
Jerry Wasserman
Jerry Wasserm...
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Arye Gross
Arye Gross
Clayton Landey
Clayton Lande...
Jim Lau
Jim Lau
Titus Welliver
Titus Wellive...
Miriam Flynn
Miriam Flynn
Penny Johnson
Penny Johnson
Carmen Argenziano
Carmen Argenz...
Ken Howard
Ken Howard
Bruce French
Bruce French
Jayne Atkinson
Jayne Atkinso...
Victor Williams
Victor Willia...
Thomas Kopache
Thomas Kopach...
James Greene
James Greene
Katherine LaNasa
Katherine LaN...
John Pleshette
John Pleshett...
Mark L. Taylor
Mark L. Taylo...
Kenneth Welsh
Kenneth Welsh
Keith MacKechnie
Keith MacKech...
John Hawkes
John Hawkes
Christian Clemenson
Christian Cle...
Ernie Sabella
Ernie Sabella
Paz de la Huerta
Paz de la Hue...
Martin Ferrero
Martin Ferrer...
Troy Evans
Troy Evans
Kate Burton
Kate Burton
Dan Martin
Dan Martin
Currie Graham
Currie Graham
Mary Page Keller
Mary Page Kel...
Art LaFleur
Art LaFleur
Adam Goldberg
Adam Goldberg
Taryn Manning
Taryn Manning
Clyde Kusatsu
Clyde Kusatsu
Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wett...
Michael Gaston
Michael Gasto...
Shawn Michael Howard
Shawn Michael...
Rene Auberjonois
Rene Auberjon...
Linda Hart
Linda Hart
Kelly Perine
Kelly Perine
Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Kaczmare...
J.C. MacKenzie
J.C. MacKenzi...
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Bob Clendenin
Bob Clendenin
Hynden Walch
Hynden Walch
Melina Kanakaredes
Melina Kanaka...
CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
L. Scott Caldwell
L. Scott Cald...
Laz Alonso
Laz Alonso
Meredith Scott Lynn
Meredith Scot...
John de Lancie
John de Lanci...
Mike Hagerty
Mike Hagerty
David Andrews
David Andrews
Robert Peters
Robert Peters
Rondi Reed
Rondi Reed
Tyrees Allen
Tyrees Allen
Kathryn Harrold
Kathryn Harro...
Chyler Leigh
Chyler Leigh
Paul Eiding
Paul Eiding
Donna Hanover
Donna Hanover
Michael Fairman
Michael Fairm...
Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere...
John Finn
John Finn
Samuel Jones III
Samuel Jones...
Lynn Hamilton
Lynn Hamilton
Gabrielle Anwar
Gabrielle Anw...
Bernard White
Bernard White
Julia Campbell
Julia Campbel...
John Aylward
John Aylward
Frank Birney
Frank Birney
Melinda McGraw
Melinda McGra...
Steven Culp
Steven Culp
Douglas Spain
Douglas Spain
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Robert Carradine
Robert Carrad...
Michael Papajohn
Michael Papaj...
Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
Lisa Banes
Lisa Banes
Jack McGee
Jack McGee
J. August Richards
J. August Ric...
Michael Tucker
Michael Tucke...
Robin Gammell
Robin Gammell
Meredith Vieira
Meredith Viei...
Barry Primus
Barry Primus
Alysia Reiner
Alysia Reiner
Stephen Macht
Stephen Macht
Dennis Haskins
Dennis Haskin...
Michael Easton
Michael Easto...
Victor Brandt
Victor Brandt
Colby French
Colby French
Suzanne Whang
Suzanne Whang
John Doman
John Doman
Jeff Perry
Jeff Perry
Ivonne Coll
Ivonne Coll
Francis Guinan
Francis Guina...
Tempestt Bledsoe
Tempestt Bled...
Mark Harelik
Mark Harelik
Arabella Field
Arabella Fiel...
Stacey Travis
Stacey Travis
Marguerite MacIntyre
Marguerite Ma...
Eve Gordon
Eve Gordon
Marc John Jefferies
Marc John Jef...
Freda Foh Shen
Freda Foh She...
Jane Edith Wilson
Jane Edith Wi...
Juror Libby (uncredited)
David Chisum
David Chisum
Matt Czuchry
Matt Czuchry
Armand Schultz
Armand Schult...
Stephen Caffrey
Stephen Caffr...
Jeff Yagher
Jeff Yagher
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
Earl Billings
Earl Billings
Eric Bruskotter
Eric Bruskott...
Mary Mara
Mary Mara
Anjanette Comer
Anjanette Com...
Paul Collins
Paul Collins
D.B. Woodside
D.B. Woodside
Kenneth Meseroll
Kenneth Meser...
Atty. Jonathan Lambert
Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
Christopher Darga
Christopher D...
Wesley Jonathan
Wesley Jonath...
Charlotte Cornwell
Charlotte Cor...
John Capodice
John Capodice
David Eigenberg
David Eigenbe...
Jeremy Ratchford
Jeremy Ratchf...
Lisa Sheridan
Lisa Sheridan
Ricco Ross
Ricco Ross
Alex Carter
Alex Carter
Debra Mooney
Debra Mooney
Amanda Fuller
Amanda Fuller
Vince Colosimo
Vince Colosim...
Betty Murphy
Betty Murphy
Robert David Hall
Robert David...
Maria del Mar
Maria del Mar
Crista Flanagan
Crista Flanag...
Kimberly Scott
Kimberly Scot...
Lyman Ward
Lyman Ward
Kelly Overton
Kelly Overton
Peter MacKenzie
Peter MacKenz...
Philip Casnoff
Philip Casnof...
Michael Winters
Michael Winte...
Ted Shackelford
Ted Shackelfo...
Michelle Horn
Michelle Horn
Markus Flanagan
Markus Flanag...
Vic Chao
Vic Chao
John Valdetero
John Valdeter...
Daniel Davis
Daniel Davis
Barry Miller
Barry Miller
Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan
Joseph Campanella
Joseph Campan...
Lawrence Monoson
Lawrence Mono...
Tyler James Williams
Tyler James W...
Cristine Rose
Cristine Rose
Larry King
Larry King
Tracy Middendorf
Tracy Middend...
Christopher Shyer
Christopher S...
Heather McComb
Heather McCom...
Randy Oglesby
Randy Oglesby
Steven Eckholdt
Steven Eckhol...
Nan Martin
Nan Martin
Steven Gilborn
Steven Gilbor...
Nathan West
Nathan West
Mark Herrier
Mark Herrier
Bonnie Root
Bonnie Root
Nicole Bilderback
Nicole Bilder...
Dann Florek
Dann Florek
Kellie Waymire
Kellie Waymir...
Katherine Kamhi
Katherine Kam...
Atty. Marsha Singleton
Ray Abruzzo
Ray Abruzzo
Juanita Jennings
Juanita Jenni...
Taylor Nichols
Taylor Nichol...
Frank Novak
Frank Novak
Remy Ryan
Remy Ryan
Carlton Wilborn
Carlton Wilbo...
David Julian Hirsh
David Julian...
Suzanne Krull
Suzanne Krull
Morgan York
Morgan York
Sung-Hi Lee
Sung-Hi Lee
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
Mary Chris Wall
Mary Chris Wa...
Megan Henning
Megan Henning
Patience Cleveland
Patience Clev...
Hugh Holub
Hugh Holub
Michael Dempsey
Michael Demps...
Kyle Massey
Kyle Massey
Henri Lubatti
Henri Lubatti
Karl T. Wright
Karl T. Wrigh...
Antonio David Lyons
Antonio David...
Dorothy Lyman
Dorothy Lyman
Alexandra Kyle
Alexandra Kyl...
Cody Kasch
Cody Kasch
Roy Abramsohn
Roy Abramsohn
Marc Vann
Marc Vann
Alan Gelfant
Alan Gelfant
Steve Ryan
Steve Ryan
Rookie Burwick
Rookie Burwic...
Lydia Blanco Garza
Lydia Blanco...
Forbes Riley
Forbes Riley
Karl Bury
Karl Bury
Floyd Van Buskirk
Floyd Van Bus...