Fielding Chase

William Shatner


Columbo Villains -  Fielding Chase

Last Words to Columbo: "You know Columbo, I think, possibly, I may have misread you."

In "Butterfly in Shades of Grey" William Shatner plays Fielding Chase, a popular radio moderator in L.A. who becomes enraged when he learns that his daughter Victoria plans to leave him and pursue a career as a novelist in New York. To prevent her from leaving, Chase murders one of his staff members, Gerry Winters, who had tried to help Victoria escape. Despite his attempts to cover up the crime, Chase's alibi is soon called into question when it is revealed that Winters was shot while on the phone with him, and the recording of the shooting was captured on Chase's answering machine. Determined to uncover the truth, Lt. Columbo launches an investigation into the case, looking for any evidence that could prove Chase's guilt. Despite Chase's seemingly airtight alibi, Columbo's tenacity and sharp intuition lead him to uncover inconsistencies and holes in Chase's story.
This is William Shatner's second appearance as a Columbo Villain. William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director who is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek television series and subsequent movies. He was born on March 22, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, and began his career as a Shakespearean actor before transitioning to film and television. In addition to Star Trek, Shatner has appeared in a variety of other popular television series, including TJ Hooker, Boston Legal, and most recently, The UnXplained with William Shatner. He has also appeared in numerous films, including the Star Trek movie franchise, the horror classic The Devil's Rain, and the comedy Airplane II: The Sequel. Throughout his career, Shatner has won numerous awards, including two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He has also written several books, including his memoirs, and has released several albums of spoken word and musical recordings.