Fantasy Island is an American television series that aired from 1977 to 1984. It starred Ricardo Montalbán as the mysterious "Mr. Roarke" and Hervé Villechaize as his assistant "Tattoo." Guests were granted so called 'fantasies' on the island for a price. A one season revival of the series aired 14 years later in 1998. Before it became a television series, Fantasy Island was introduced to viewers in 1977 and 1978 through two made-for-television films. Airing from 1978 to 1984, the original series starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke, the enigmatic overseer of a mysterious island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, where people from all walks of life could come and live out their fantasies, albeit for a price.