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The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series 1955–1982) Poster

(1955–1982)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

James Hobson ... (36 episodes, 1957-1982)
Duke Goldstone ... (1 episode, 1955)

Series Writing Credits  

Bernice McGeehan ... (unknown episodes)

Series Cast  

...
 Himself - Host / ... (64 episodes, 1955-1982)
Orie J. Amodeo ...
 Clarinetist (37 episodes, 1955-1970)
Jimmy Roberts ...
 Himself / ... (35 episodes, 1955-2012)
Myron Floren ...
 Himself / ... (34 episodes, 1955-1982)
Norma Zimmer ...
 Herself / ... (34 episodes, 1961-1982)
Arthur Duncan ...
 Himself / ... (33 episodes, 1964-1982)
Bob Ralston ...
 Himself / ... (33 episodes, 1964-2012)
Bobby Burgess ...
 Himself / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1982)
Dick Dale ...
 Himself / ... (30 episodes, 1955-1982)
Joe Feeney ...
 Himself / ... (30 episodes, 1961-2012)
Bob Lido ...
 Himself (28 episodes, 1955-2012)
Neil Levang ...
 Guitarist / ... (26 episodes, 1963-2012)
Jack Imel ...
 Regular Performer / ... (23 episodes, 1958-1982)
Larry Hooper ...
 Himself / ... (23 episodes, 1955-2012)
Mary Lou Metzger ...
 Regular performer / ... (20 episodes, 1971-2012)
Bob Havens ...
 Trombonist / ... (20 episodes, 1967-1982)
Ken Delo ...
 Regular Performer / ... (19 episodes, 1969-1982)
Anacani Echeverria ...
 Herself / ... (18 episodes, 1971-1982)
Richard Maloof ...
 Bassist / ... (18 episodes, 1968-2012)
Gail Farrell ...
 Herself / ... (17 episodes, 1970-1982)
Cissy King ...
 Herself / ... (17 episodes, 1967-1978)
Sandi Griffiths ...
 Regular Performer / ... (17 episodes, 1968-1980)
Jo Ann Castle ...
 Herself / ... (17 episodes, 1958-1969)
Guy Hovis ...
 Himself (16 episodes, 1970-1982)
George Cates ...
 Himself / ... (16 episodes, 1955-1982)
Ralna English ...
 Herself (15 episodes, 1969-1982)
The Lennon Sisters ...
 Themselves (15 episodes, 1957-1968)
Russ Klein ...
 Saxophonist / ... (15 episodes, 1968-1982)
Charlie Parlato ...
 Featured Performer / ... (15 episodes, 1965-1982)
Ava Barber ...
 Regular Performer / ... (14 episodes, 1975-1982)
Tanya Welk ...
 Herself / ... (14 episodes, 1968-1977)
Bob Smale ...
 Pianist / ... (14 episodes, 1971-2012)
Barney Liddell ...
 Trombonist / ... (13 episodes, 1955-1982)
Buddy Merrill ...
 Guitarist / ... (13 episodes, 1955-1971)
Charlotte Harris ...
 Cellist / ... (13 episodes, 1964-1977)
Tom Netherton ...
 Regular Performer / ... (12 episodes, 1974-1981)
Bob Davis ...
 Saxophonist / ... (12 episodes, 1968-1982)
Don Staples ...
 Trombonist (12 episodes, 1968-1982)
Henry Cuesta ...
 Clarinist / ... (11 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Zell ...
 Trumpist / ... (11 episodes, 1968-1982)
Kenny Trimble ...
 Trombonist (11 episodes, 1968-1982)
Sherry Aldridge ...
 Herself / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
Sheila Aldridge ...
 Herself / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
Roger Otwell ...
 Himself / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
David Otwell ...
 Himself / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1982)
Bob Warren ...
 Announcer / ... (10 episodes, 1955-1982)
Joe Livoti ...
 Himself (10 episodes, 1962-1977)
Dave Edwards ...
 Saxophonist / ... (9 episodes, 1971-1979)
Sally Flynn ...
 Herself / ... (9 episodes, 1968-1972)
Barbara Boylan ...
 Herself (9 episodes, 1961-2012)
Jim Turner ...
 Guitarist / ... (8 episodes, 1979-1982)
Frank Scott ...
 Himself / ... (8 episodes, 1955-1969)
Kathie Sullivan ...
 Regular Performer / ... (8 episodes, 1977-1982)
Steve Smith ...
 Himself (8 episodes, 1965-1969)
Johnny Klein ...
 Drummer (8 episodes, 1955-1975)
Elaine Balden ...
 Dancer / ... (7 episodes, 1979-1982)
Clay Hart ...
 Himself / ... (7 episodes, 1969-1975)
Paul Humphrey ...
 Drummer / ... (7 episodes, 1977-1982)
Natalie Nevins ...
 Herself (7 episodes, 1965-1969)
Andra Willis ...
 Herself (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Lynn Anderson ...
 Herself / ... (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Alice Lon ...
 Herself / ... (6 episodes, 1955-1958)
Norman Bailey ...
 Trumpist / ... (6 episodes, 1955-1971)
Aladdin ...
 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1955-1965)
Kathy Lennon ...
 Herself / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1968)
Jo Ann Greer ...
 Herself / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1967)
Mickey McMahan ...
 Trumpist (5 episodes, 1968-1979)
Curt Ramsey ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1967-1980)
Dianne Lennon ...
 Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1968)
Peggy Lennon ...
 Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1968)
Ron Anderson ...
 Regular Performer / ... (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Janet Lennon ...
 Herself / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1968)
Laroon Holt ...
 Trumpist (3 episodes, 1975-1979)
Connie Smith ...
 Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Joey Schmidt ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Pete Fountain ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Maurice Pearson ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Buddy Hayes ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1958)
Mahlon Clark ...
 Clarinetist (2 episodes, 1968)
Jerry Burke ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1964)
Charlie Parlota ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1967)
Audrey Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Donna Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Joanne Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michelle Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Valerie Semonski
(2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael Redman ...
 Regular Performer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
...
 Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1971)
...
 Herself (1 episode, 1980)
Elaine Niverson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1982)
Michael Redman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Skeets Herfurt ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Meredith Willson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Rosemary Wilson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1982)
Ernie Erhardt ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Kathy Sullivan ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1978)
Kimberly Delo ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1973)
Orie Rusty Amodeo ...
 Guitarist (1 episode, 1955)
Lou Crosby ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1955)
Joe Haymes ...
 Played Music (1 episode, 1955)
Dick Kesner ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1957)
Larry Dean ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1958)
...
 Himself - Trumpeter (1 episode, 1958)
Big Tiny Little ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1958)
Chuck Nelson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1958)
Paul Thompson ...
 Himself - Folk-singer (1 episode, 1958)
Alvin Ashby ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1959)
...
 Champaigne Lady (1 episode, 1959)
John Gary ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1959)
Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 1959)
Cubby O'Brien ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1959)
Margie Rayburn ...
 Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1959)
Jean Sampson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1960)
...
 Himself (1 episode, 1961)
Pinky Savitt ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1962)
Art Depew ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1963)
Sylvia Livoti ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1963)
Ford Frick ...
 Himself - Audience Member (1 episode, 1964)
The Blenders ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 1965)
...
 Himself (1 episode, 1965)
...
 Guest / ... (1 episode, 1965)
...
 Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1966)
Sunni Walton ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1966)
Anita Bryant ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1967)
Dick Cathcart ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1967)
Liz Anderson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1968)
David Joy ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Diane Semonski
(1 episode, 1975)
...
 Himself (1 episode, 1977)
George Case ...
 Asst. Conductor (1 episode, 1979)
Sheryl Staples ...
 Guest Performer (1 episode, 1979)
Greg Dixon ...
 The Blenders (1965-1967) (unknown episodes)
Bob Duncan ...
 The Blenders (1965-1967) (unknown episodes)
John Johnson ...
 The Blenders (1965-1967) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1974)
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 Bridegroom (uncredited) (1 episode, 1977)
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Series Produced by 

James Hobson ... producer (27 episodes, 1962-1982)
Sam Lutz ... executive producer (20 episodes, 1957-1982)
Ed Sobol ... producer (6 episodes, 1957-1962)
Jack Imel ... associate producer (3 episodes, 1971-1978)
Don Fedderson ... executive producer (1 episode, 1955)
Duke Goldstone ... producer (1 episode, 1955)
Fred Henry ... associate producer (1 episode, 1955)

Series Cinematography by 

Mack Stengler ... (1 episode, 1955)

Series Film Editing by 

Raili Syreeni Cook ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Tholen Gladden ... (1 episode, 1955)
Dick Wilson ... (1 episode, 1966)
Nick Pantelakis ... (1 episode, 1971)

Series Art Direction by 

Charles Koon ... (33 episodes, 1957-1982)
Jack Stewart ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Sherman Loudermilk ... (1 episode, 1959)

Series Set Decoration by 

John Hueners ... (2 episodes, 1978)

Series Costume Design by 

Rose Weiss ... (6 episodes, 1966-1978)

Series Makeup Department 

Rudy Horvatich ... makeup artist / hair stylist / make-up (12 episodes, 1962-1982)
Roselle Friedland ... hair stylist / hairdresser / makeup artist (12 episodes, 1966-1982)
Duane Fulcher ... makeup / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1971-1978)
Jeffrey Hamilton ... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
Joe Blasco ... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Armand Delmar ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1955)

Series Production Management 

John B. Lee ... unit manager (8 episodes, 1964-1967)
Jack Thompson ... unit manager (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Tom Langan ... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Jim Johnson ... unit manager (1 episode, 1971)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Maury Orr ... associate director (12 episodes, 1959-1966)
Ron Bacon ... associate director (11 episodes, 1965-1978)
Herb Rissman ... associate director (3 episodes, 1959-1965)
Doug Smart ... associate director (2 episodes, 1978)
Jesse Corallo ... assistant director (1 episode, 1955)
Marjorie Rotunda ... associate director (1 episode, 1960)

Series Sound Department 

Bill Smay ... audio (10 episodes, 1962-1969)
John Neal ... audio (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Bob Buck ... audio (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Doug Botnick ... audio (2 episodes, 1978)
William A. Wilmarth ... sound (1 episode, 1955)
Roy Rising ... audio (1 episode, 1971)
Ray Strock ... audio (1 episode, 1978)
Shawn Murphy ... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Dick Wilson ... sound mixer (unknown episodes)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Truck Krone ... lighting (21 episodes, 1960-1967)
Wally Stanard ... video (9 episodes, 1960-1964)
Jim Angel ... camera operator (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jim Balden ... camera operator (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Herm Falk ... camera operator (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jack Denton ... lighting director (2 episodes, 1971-1978)
J. Bruce Nielsen ... lighting director (2 episodes, 1978)
Edward Blondell ... chief electrician (1 episode, 1955)
Don Seeks ... video (1 episode, 1962)
Herbert Weiss ... senior video controller (1 episode, 1966)
Arthur Phelps ... lighting (1 episode, 1969)
Jim Smith ... video (1 episode, 1971)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Rose Weiss ... costumer / wardrobe (8 episodes, 1962-1982)

Series Editorial Department 

Emil Zvarich ... video tape editor (2 episodes, 1965-1966)

Series Music Department 

George Cates ... musical director / music supervisor (11 episodes, 1966-1982)
Warren Luening ... musician: trumpet soloist (9 episodes, 1968-1970)
Myron Floren ... assistant conductor (3 episodes, 1971-1978)
Bob Ballard ... musical advisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Bob Calame ... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Frank Loesser ... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Lawrence Welk ... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)

Series Other crew 

Irwin Stanton ... technical director (18 episodes, 1964-1969)
Ted Hurley ... technical director (8 episodes, 1957-1960)
Gene Lukowski ... technical director (3 episodes, 1962)
Selig Frank ... stage manager (3 episodes, 1966-1971)
Wally Stanard ... technical director (3 episodes, 1971-1978)
Curt Ramsey ... production staff (2 episodes, 1978)
Jim Rice ... stage manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Joe Rizzo ... production staff (2 episodes, 1978)
Bob Schulz ... technical director (2 episodes, 1978)
George Thow ... production staff (2 episodes, 1978)
Martin Eisenberg ... production comptroller (1 episode, 1955)
Jack Imel ... assistant to the producer (1 episode, 1966)
Leonard S. Smith Jr. ... stage manager (1 episode, 1966)
Jerry Blumenthal ... stage manager (1 episode, 1969)
James Woodworth ... stage manager (1 episode, 1971)
Bob Graner ... stage manager (1 episode, 1978)
Harry Rogue ... stage manager (1 episode, 1978)

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