From 1989 in "Mr. Penroy's Vacation" (episode no. 91-11/06/1988) through 1996 in "What You Don't Know Can Kill You" (episode no. 262-05/05/1996), he played Cabot Cove's new Sheriff, Mort Metzger. Before that, he was a police detective in Boston for several years.
Sheriff Metzger is an important character in Ms. Pendergast's investigation into the death of her husband, police commissioner Larry Pendergast. He appears in all but two of the episodes during the six-year run from 1988 to 1994. In the second season episode "Murder by the Book", his role is taken over by Tom Lantos after he is shot in the line of duty.
In addition to being Sheriff Metzger, James Naughton has appeared in many other television shows and films. His first appearance was in 1987 in "The Last Woman on Earth". From there, he went on to appear in TV series such as Moonlighting, Webster, Crime Story, The Fall Guy, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Marvel's Daredevil, and The Magicians Court.
Naughton has also had roles in movies including Batman Returns, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Air Bud: World Pup, and National Lampoon's Dorm Daze.
He makes his debut television appearance in the episode "Dead in the Water" of Midsomer Murders. He was Henry Charlton.
Owain Wynn Evans was an English musician and actor. He is best known for playing Sergeant George Carter in the 1970s BBC police drama series The Main Chance.
He died on 16 January 2016 at the age of 70.
Yeomans made three appearances in the Midsomer Murders between 1977 and 1979, all featuring in the same episode "Dead in the Water". He played Henry Charlton, a wealthy farmer who returns to his native Dorset to attend his sister's wedding but then goes missing. His character's body is later found dead near his car with multiple stab wounds to the chest. Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby believes that this is a crime of passion because Charlton had been seeing another man's wife. However, as the episode progresses it becomes clear that there is more to the story than first appears: Charlton had received several threats before his death and it turns out that he was being blackmailed over a incident that happened when he was a young man.
Yeomans was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and grew up in Surrey.
Len Cariou portrayed him. Dennis Stanton, played by Keith Michell, is a former jewel thief turned insurance claims investigator who always solves his cases in unconventional ways and then sends a copy of the narrative to his companion Jessica. Debbie Zipp portrayed Donna Mayberry Fletcher. She had one episode during season four.
Dennis Stanton first appeared in the episode "Murder, My Ass!" as a former friend of Sheriff Bobby Hansmeyer's who has now become an insurance claims investigator. When someone close to him is murdered, he decides to take on her case even though she doesn't want him to. During the investigation, he discovers that she had stolen several items from some wealthy people and decided to take the matter into his own hands. After getting caught, she hires Wesley Dowd to kill him but he fails. Later on, she realizes that he knows who really killed her mother and goes to see him but before she can tell him anything, he is shot dead by an unknown person.
In "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", another claims investigator named Jim Cooper comes to work for Sheriff Hansmeyer. At first, it seems like he is doing a good job investigating cases until it becomes clear that all he does is try to get hired by anyone who asks so he can use their knowledge of the case against them. Finally, after being fired by Sheriff Hansmeyer, he tries to kill Debbie but fails again.