Other cast members include Lt. Isaiah McQuade ( Mike Hodge ), and the team's enemies: Calvin Ferguson ( Wil Horneff in "Ghost Story", Joey Shea thereafter) and Jeffrey Baxter (Jon Hershfield). The show's numerous guest stars included Samuel L. Jackson as Jamal's father Reginald "Reggie" Jenkins in the first three cases (later replaced by Dean Irby ), Mark Linn-Baker , Julia Stiles , Max Wright , Spike Lee , Patricia Barry , Daisy Fuentes , Orlagh Cassidy , Judge Reinhold , Melinda Mullins , Annabelle Gurwitch , Robin Leach , Salt-N-Pepa , Madhur Jaffrey , Harry Connick, Jr. , CeCe Peniston , David Patrick Kelly , Charles Mann and Bo Jackson .
During the mid-1990s Ghostwriter was released on VHS by two different companies, GPN and Republic Pictures . GPN is the company authorized by PBS to release all its shows on video. They have the entire series except for the last two cases. These videos are in the original format with each case divided into four or five episodes. Republic Pictures released only three cases (all from the first season) : "Ghost Story", "Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store?" and "Into the Comics". In Republic Pictures' version, the four or five episodes for each case were edited together into a feature-length movie. The Republic Pictures version is currently out of print, but can still be found in some libraries in the US and Canada only. The GPN version was available to the general public for purchase through their website until 2007. Starting mid-2007, GPN is selling only to schools and libraries due to a change in licensing terms. However, the GPN version is still available in some libraries.