A veteran of the stage and screen from an early age, actor Jerry O’Connell had his first career breakthrough at 11 years old when he co-starred alongside other soon-to-be stars like River Phoenix and Corey Feldman in the coming of age drama, “Stand By Me (1986)”. In his Junior year, Jerry auditioned for two TV pilots, "Sliders" and "Party of Five." He was offered the role of Quinn Mallory in the TV series "Sliders" which ran for three seasons on Fox and two seasons on the Sci Fi Channel. He served as producer during his fourth and final season with the show, and is credited with writing and directing several episodes.
Sliders series was produced by Tracy Torme and Robert Weiss. It was premiered on March 1995 and lasted on February 2000. For the first three years of Sliders were shown by the FOX Network, the television series was an intelligent, very original and fascinating example of a perfect sci-fi tv series. It has five seasons with eighty-eight episodes. The acting was mostly above the average and the writings were what really made the show.
The main characters are played by:
- Jerry O'Connell
- Sabrina Lloyd
- Cleavant Derricks
- John Rhys-Davies
- Kari Wührer
- Charlie O'Connell
- Robert Floyd
- Tembi Locke
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Summary For Sliders
Quinn Mallory played by Jerry O'Connell, while working on an anti-gravity machine, accidentally creates a portal to a parallel universe. Eventually, his friends and an unwilling participant accidentally get stuck traveling among parallel worlds, trying to survive, and learning that sliding can lead to fatal results. Meanwhile, among many changes in their group, they try to rescue the multiverse from the Kromagg Dynasty.
While trying to develop an anti-gravity device, physics genius Quinn Mallory instead creates a device that opens portals to alternative realities. After an accident leaves them lost, Quinn Mallory and his companions: his physics professor, Professor Maximillian Arturo played by John Rhys-Davies, his work colleague and potential love, Wade Wells played by Sabrina Lloyd , and a washed-up soul singer, Rembrandt Brown played by Cleavant Derricks , "slide" from reality to reality in search of home.