Code name of supervisor (Robert Lansing) who worked for a US espionage division located in New York City (supposedly the CIA) on the spy drama THE EQUALIZER/CBS/1985-89.


Control was the former boss of the Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) known as the “Equalizer” a disillusioned spy who resigned from the “Agency” to help people in crisis.

Note: Control was also the name of the spy organization on the spy spoof GET SMART/NBC/CBS/1965-70.

On the sci-fi series HARD TIME ON PLANET EARTH/CBS/1989, Control was a robotic parole officer from another galaxy responsible for monitoring the activities of an intergalactic warrior sentenced to exile on Earth.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, 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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