The original Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama that aired on CBS Radio from February 18, 1949, to September 30, 1962.
The best-known incarnation was with Bob Bailey starring in "the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account-America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator." There were 809 episodes, plus two not-for-broadcast auditions, in the 12-year run, and more than 720 still exist today out of 886 total performances.
Actors who portrayed Johnny Dollar:
Dick Powell (audition show in 1948)
Charles Russell (February 1949 to January 1950)
Edmond O'Brien (February 1950 to September 1952)
John Lund (November 1952 to September 1954)
Gerald Mohr (audition show in 1955)
Bob Bailey (October 1955 to November 1960)
Bob Readick (December 1960 to June 1961)
Mandel Kramer (June 1961 to September 1962)
Joe Bev (2018 to 2019)
This first new volume includes: "The Suicidal Bicycle Matter", "The Clever Chemist Matter", "The Where the Elite Meet to Eat Matter", "The Thelma Ibsen Matter", "The Jack Benny Matter", "The Murder Is a Merry-Go-Round Matter", and "The Expose Matter".
Plus sample chapters of upcoming Joe Bev Productions, including new episodes of The Lone Ranger, Sherlock Holmes, and The Green Lama.