V.I.P. (standing for, and also referred to as,
Vallery Irons Protection) is an American syndicated
television series created by
J. F. Lawton
for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.
The series stars Pamela Anderson
Vallery Irons, a woman who accidentally saves a celebrity and then
is hired by a real bodyguard
agency as a
famous figurehead while the rest of the agency's professionals work
to solve cases. Her lack of investigation skills ends up defeating
the antagonists in every episode.
team members are an assortment of people of different backgrounds:
a former member of the KGB, CIA, FBI, a female
computer expert, a karate master, a former law officer and a former
The series uses a mixture of action
, and camp
with Anderson often poking fun at her tabloid
image. In November, 2001, V.I.P. (the video
game) was released on the PlayStation
- Pamela Anderson -- Vallery
Irons, the glamorous figurehead.
- Molly Culver -- Tasha Dexter, a
former spy and model.
- Natalie Raitano -- Nikki Franco,
a weapons and explosives expert.
- Angelle Brooks -- Maxine De La Cruz (Seasons 3-4, recurring
seasons 1-2), Vallery's best friend.
- Shaun Baker -- Quick
Williams, a former boxer and martial artist.
- Dustin Nguyen -- Johnny Loh
(Seasons 3-4, recurring seasons 1-2), a karate master and
- Leah Lail -- Kay Simmons, a computer expert.
- Gerry Anderson -- Relic (Recurring Character) , Undercover
Detective, LAPD. Pamela Anderson's real-life brother. Character
named after character from Canadian TV series "The Beachcombers"
filmed in Anderson's home province of British Columbia,
The main characters' vehicles (except for Johnny Loh, who drove a
motorcycle) had customized license plates with "VIP" as the first
three letters, and the remaining three letters being an
abbreviation of the character's first name. In seasons 1 & 2,
the show's principal vehicles were provided courtesy of Ford Motor Company
. In seasons 3 & 4,
all characters' vehicles changed and were then provided courtesy of
A recurring (five episodes) minor character "EV1 Guy" drives a
General Motors EV1
On March 14, 2006, Sony
Pictures Home Entertainment
released the first season of V.I.P.
on DVD in Region 1. It is unknown if the remaining 3 seasons will
be released at some point.
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||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing
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The show premiered in syndication on September 26th, 1998. As of
February 2009, the show can be streamed for free in the US on
, and Minisodes
and full episodes are
available on Crackle