The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files TV Show

James Rockford is pardoned ex-con working as a private investigator. His father, retired truck driver Joseph “Rocky” Rockford, his former cellmate Angel Martin, his friend and attorney Beth Davenport, and his friend at the LAPD, Dennis Becker, help him on his cases.

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Actor Character(s) Notes
James Garner James Rockford
Noah Beery, Jr. Joseph “Rocky” Rockford
Stuart Margolin Angel Martin
Joe Santos Dennis Becker
Luis Delgado Officer Billings
Gretchen Corbett Beth Davenport
James Luisi Lt. Doug Chapman

Regulars & Guest Stars

Actor Character(s)Notes
Tom AtkinsAlex Diel 
Rita MorenoRita Capkovic 

Theme Song / Opening Credits


There were 6 seasons and 122 episodes of The Rockford Files. Check out our The Rockford Files episode guide.


Rockford drove a Pontiac Firebird Esprit (not Trans Am) and the color was “copper mist”.

The network cancelled the show while James Garner was on medical leave from the show.

Rocky's truck was a GMC Sierra Classic pickup truck.

Rockford's answering machine is a Dictaphone remote Ansafone 660.


Jim Rockford: What's wrong?

Joseph ‘Rocky' Rockford: I am THROUGH talking to you! Look at you, an inch or two to the right and you'd be missing that eye!

Jim Rockford: Yeah, but look at it this way, an inch or two to the left and he'd have missed me completely.

This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message. I'll get back to you. [Beep]


Jim Rockford Investigations – Fictional business website for James Rockford's private investigation business.

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