Harry Dresden – Chicago, IL


Harry Dresden is a Chicago-based wizard who uses his supernatural skills to solve paranormal crimes on the Sci-Fi Channel fantasy series THE DRESDEN FILES (2007).

The only Wizard listed in the Chicago phone directory, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden (Paul Blackthorne) does battle with the forces of darkness, always maintaining a wry sense of humor and a unique perspective on our world.

“If you need help, call the cops.
If you need a miracle, call Harry Dresden.”

Where others see typical crimes of assault, kidnapping and murder, Harry sees otherworldly forces at work. Equipped with an enchanted hockey stick, Harry services a clientele of supernatural creatures, as well as consults with the local police department whenever a murder case is inexplicable.


For example, when a man is found with his chest exploded – but there is no natural explanation nor sign of explosives found – Harry is called in to investigate the bizarre happening.

When Harry arrives on the scene, Police detective Lt. Connie Murphy (Valerie Cruz) detective of the Special Investigations Unit tells Harry, “Go out there and do what ever mumbo jumbo it is you do and get me a suspect.”

So, the next time you need a crime solved that involves some hocus pocus, look for Harry Dresden. As he’s fond of saying, “Give me a call. I’m Harry Dresden. I’m in the book”


NOTE: The series is based on Jim’s Butcher’s best-selling fantasy/mystery ‘Wizard for Hire’ novels. In the novels, Harry drives a blue VW Beetle, but in the TV series he drives a 1950s Jeep. The air spirit character Bob in the novel (who lives in a human skull that Harry owns) has become a ghost (Terrance Mann) on the television series. And the Irish police detective Karrin Murphy in the novel has been renamed Connie Murphy (played by a Cuban actress).

The Dresden File (IMDB)
The Dresden Files – Intro (Video)
The Dresden Files – Trailer (Video)


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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