6. Jim Rockford
Jim Rockford is a struggling private investigator in Los Angeles California. He may be struggling because he prefers fishing to working. Jim lives on the beach in a pretty battered trailer. Unlike most other private detectives Rockford has been convicted of a crime and was imprisoned. He was wrongly convicted of the crime and was later fully pardoned.
Jim Rockford is very close to his father Rocky who visits the trailer often. A close friend of Rockford is Dennis Becker of the Los Angeles Police Department. There are also a whole group of other friends not the least of which is his friend Angel Martin who provides some comedy to the show. (However, I always found Angel to be extremely annoying.)
Angel’s antics sometimes resulted in Rockford getting beaten up. Throughout the seasons Rockford had quite a few lady friends. The Rockford files was created by Stephen Cannell. The part of James Scott Rockford, better known as Jim, was portrayed by James Garner.