Matt Houston is a millionaire Texan based in Los Angeles. Now among his many businesses is a private investigation agency which for some reason takes up most of his time, which infuriated Murray his business manager, who is left holding the bag. He is assisted by C.J. Parsons, his lawyer and friend. Also seen during the first season was Lt. Vince Novelli, Houston's police contact and friend. Also seen was Vince's mother, who ran a restaurant, which Houston frequented. Also seen were Houston's ranch hands Bo and Lamar. During the second season, Novelli and his mother were gone, and Bo and Lamar were not there that much. Lt. Hoyt was Houston's new contact though they didn't begin amicably. During the third season, Houston's uncle Roy, who was among other things a former CIA agent, joined him and even helped him now and then.