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Seth Hazlitt
Gender: Male
Current Status: Alive
Professional Information
Title: Dr. Hazlitt
Occupation: Doctor
Personal Information
Spouse: Ruth Hazlitt (deceased)
Relatives: Unnamed daughter (possibly named Margie)

Unnamed grandchild
Richard Hazlitt (brother)
Alice Davies Hazlitt (sister-in-law)
Carolyn Hazlitt (niece)
Mark Hazlitt (nephew)
Buford Hazlitt (cousin)
Rob Hazlitt (cousin)
Amy Walters (niece)
Home Town: Cabot Cove, Maine

Episode Chronology
Played By
Actor: William Windom

Seth Hazlitt is the doctor from the television show, Murder, She Wrote.


When he and his brother, Richard, were young, they both tried to sign up to the navy, but were turned down because they were both too drunk and young. Later, they both fell in love with a woman named Molly, which caused their rift. For years, they grew apart because of their love for Molly. In the episode "Deadly Misunderstanding" at the very end, Jessica mentions Seth is waiting for his daughter to have a baby.

Season Eleven's "Scent of Murder" and Season Twelve's "What You Don't Know Can Kill You" seem to contradict the statement that Seth and Richard are each other's "only family," but, obviously, Richard has children, so the statement seems to be referring to surviving parents and siblings, not extended family or progeny. How Amy Walters is his niece is not clearly stated in her one appearance, but she could be his niece on Ruth's side.

Current History[]

During Jessica's years as a writer and mystery solver, Seth was a local doctor in Cabot Cove. He often assists Jessica and Amos Tupper with murder cases whenever they turned up. He either provided medical or intellectual information about murder victims or the murderers themselves.

In one episode, Seth participated in investigating his late brother's murder and saw it through.

Murder, She Wrote: Season Two
Widow, Weep for Me Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly Murder in the Afternoon School for Scandal Sing a Song of Murder Reflections of the Mind
A Lady in the Lake Dead Heat Jessica Behind Bars Sticks and Stones Murder Digs Deep Murder by Appointment Only
Trial by Error Keep the Home Fries Burning Powder Keg Murder in the Electric Cathedral One Good Bid Deserves a Murder If a Body Meet a Body
Christopher Bundy - Died On Sunday Menace, Anyone? The Perfect Foil If the Frame Fits
Murder, She Wrote: Season Three
Death Stalks the Big Top (Part 1) Death Stalks the Big Top (Part 2) Unfinished Business One White Rose for Death Corned Beef & Carnage Dead Man's Gold
Deadline for Murder Magnum on Ice Obituary for a Dead Anchor Stage Struck Night of the Headless Horseman The Corpse Flew First Class
Crossed Up Murder in a Minor Key The Bottom Line Is Murder Death Takes a Dive Simon Says, Color Me Dead No Laughing Murder
No Accounting for Murder The Cemetery Vote The Days Dwindle Down Murder, She Spoke
Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
A Fashionable Way to Die When Thieves Fall Out Witness for the Defense Old Habits Die Hard The Way to Dusty Death It Runs in the Family
If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly Steal Me a Story Trouble in Eden Indian Giver Doom With a View Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?
Harbinger of Death Curse of the Daanav Mourning Among the Wisterias Murder Through the Looking Glass A Very Good Year for Murder Benedict Arnold Slipped Here
Just Another Fish Story Showdown in Saskatchewan Deadpan The Body Politic
Murder, She Wrote: Season Five
J.B. As in Jailbird A Little Night Work Mr. Penroy's Vacation Snow White, Blood Red Coal Miner's Slaughter Wearing of the Green
The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel Prediction: Murder Something Borrowed, Someone Blue Weave A Tangled Web The Search for Peter Kerry Smooth Operators
Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble From Russia With Blood Alma Murder Truck Stop The Sins of Castle Cove Trevor Hudson's Legacy
Double Exposure Three Strikes, You're Out Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 1) Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 2)
Murder, She Wrote: Season Six
Appointment in Athens Seal of the Confessional The Grand Old Lady The Error of Her Ways Jack & Bill Dead Letter
Night of the Tarantula When the Fat Lady Sings Test of Wills Class Act Town Father Goodbye Charlie
If the Shoe Fits How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying The Fixer-Upper The Big Show of 1965 Murder - According to Maggie O'Malley's Luck
Always a Thief Shear Madness The Szechuan Dragon The Sicilian Encounter
Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
Trials & Tribulations Deadly Misunderstanding See You in Court, Baby Hannigan's Wake The Family Jewels A Body to Die For
The Return of Preston Giles The Great Twain Robbery Ballad for a Blue Lady Murder in F Sharp Family Doctor Suspicion of Murder
Moving Violation Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? The Taxman Cometh From the Horse's Mouth The Prodigal Father Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy
Thursday's Child Murder, Plain & Simple Tainted Lady The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eight
Bite the Big Apple Night Fears Unauthorized Obituary Thicker Than Water Lines of Excellence Judge Not
Terminal Connection A Killing in Vegas The Committee The List of Yuri Lermentov Danse Diabolique The Witch's Curse
Incident in Lot 7 The Monte Carlo Murders Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief Ever After To the End Will I Grapple With Thee Programmed for Murder
Day of the Dead Angel of Death Badge of Honor Murder On Madison Avenue
Murder, She Wrote: Season Nine
Murder in Milan Family Secrets The Mole The Wind Around the Tower The Dead File Night of the Coyote
Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice The Classic Murder A Christmas Secret The Sound of Murder Final Curtain Double Jeopardy
Dead Eye Killer Radio The Petrified Florist Threshold of Fear The Big Kill Dead to Rights
Lone Witness Ship of Thieves The Survivor Love's Deadly Desire
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
A Death in Hong Kong For Whom the Bell Tolls The Legacy of Borbey House The Phantom Killer A Virtual Murder Bloodlines
A Killing in Cork Love and Hate in Cabot Cove Murder at a Discount Murder in White Northern Explosion Proof in the Pudding
Portrait of Death Deadly Assets Murder on the Thirtieth Floor Time to Die The Dying Game The Trouble with Seth
Roadkill A Murderous Muse Wheel of Death
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
A Nest of Vipers Amsterdam Kill To Kill a Legend Death in Hawaii Dear Deadly The Murder Channel
Fatal Paradise Crimson Harvest Murder by Twos Murder of the Month Club An Egg to Die For The Scent of Murder
Death 'n Denial Murder in High-C Twice Dead Film Flam Murder a la Mode The Dream Team
School for Murder Another Killing in Cork Game, Set, Murder
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Nailed A Quaking in Aspen The Secret of Gila Junction Big Easy Murder Home Care Nan's Ghost (Part 1)
Nan's Ghost (Part 2) Shooting in Rome Deadly Bidding Frozen Stiff Unwilling Witness Kendo Kill
Death Goes Double Platinum Murder in Tempo The Dark Side of the Door Murder Among Friends Something Foul in Floppieville Track of a Soldier
Evidence of Malice Southern Double-Cross Race to Death What You Don't Know Can Kill You Mrs. Parker's Revenge Death by Demographics
Murder, She Wrote
Main Characters: Jessica Fletcher | Dr. Seth Hazlitt | Sheriff Amos Tupper | Sheriff Mort Metzger
Recurring Characters: Grady Fletcher | Donna Mayberry | Preston Giles | Victoria Brandon | Howard Griffin | Ethan Cragg
Eve Simpson | Emma MacGill | Harry Pierce | Mayor Sam Booth | Harry McGraw
Michael Hagarty | Dennis Stanton | Charlie Garrett | Lt. Artie Gelber
Lt. Timothy Hanratty | Lt. Catalano | Inspector Gabriel Caceras