Over the years, Nick Charles was played by Lester Damon, Les Tremayne, Joseph Curtin, and David Gothard. Nora Charles was played by Claudia Morgan. Sheriff of Crabtree was played by Parker Fennelly. Announcers included Ron Rawson, and Ed Herlihy. Producer and director for the series was Himan Brown. Writers include Milton Lewis, Eugene Wang, Robert Newman, and Louis Vittes. Sound Effects by Hal Reid. The Thing Man was based on the Dashiell Hammett character. The Adventures of the Thin Man was broadcast on NBC starring Les Tremayne as Charles sponsored by Woodbury (7/2/1941-12/23/1942); CBS starring Les Tremayne as Charles sponsored by Post (1/8/1943-2/1944); CBS starring David Gothard as Charles sponsored by Post (2/1944 to 1/26/1945); CBS starring Les Tremayne as Charles sponsored by Post (1/5/19459/ to 7/1945); CBS starring Lester Damon as Charles sponsored by Sanka (5/5/1946-12/26/1947). The New Adventures of the Thin Man was broadcast on NBC starring Les Tremayne as Charles sponsored by Pabst (6/22/1948-7/20/1948); Mutual starring Les Tremayne as Charles (10/28/1948-1/20/1949). The series was on ABC as a summer replacement for The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriett starring Joseph Curtin sponsored by Heinz (6/23/1950-9/1/1950).