Updated: October 10, 2021
THE GREEN HORNET PHOTO GALLERY #02
Green Hornet - 9/9/1966 - 7/14/1967 ABC 30 minutes - Color - 26 episodes
Based on the radio by the same name and created by George Trendle
Produced by Richard Bluel
Green Hornet Cast:
Van Williams as Britt Reid / The Green Hornet - Bruce Lee as Kato
Wende Wagner as Lenore 'Casey' Case Lloyd Gough as Mike Axford
Walter Brooke as District Attorney F.P. Scanlon Green Hornet Theme Song
"Flight of the Bumble Bee" performed by Al Hirt.
Britt Reid (Van Williams) is handed management of his father Dan's newspaper, The Daily
Sentinel in Washington D.C. With this comes a mandate to do good in the world, which
this family comes by naturally as Dad is a grandnephew of John Reid, also know as - The
The Green Hornet is the great-grand-nephew of the Lone Ranger, you ask skeptically. Yes,
because George Trendle created both and a plug is a plug is a plug.
The association inspires Britt and so he sets up shop as the Green Hornet, a crimefighting
masked crusader. (Sound familiar?) His manservant, Kato (Bruce Lee) assists him in his deeds
of derring-do. Only he, Reid's secretary and the District Attorney (Walter Brooke) know the
Green Hornet's true identity.
Yes, that's Bruce Lee, later to star in a gadzillion martial arts films. The plot twist. The
Green Hornet is considered a criminal by police and so has to beat a hasty retreat after
nabbing the bad guys.
Bruce Lee died in 1973 of cerebral edema, Lloyd Gough in 1984 of aortic aneurism, Walter Brooke
in 1984 of emphysema and Wende Wagner in 1997 of cancer.