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Release Date:
12 September 1966 (USA) See more »
Bachelor and butler inherit three tots. Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot star. In color. See more »
Bill Davis is a highly paid and successful engineer living in a large apartment in New York with his valet... See more »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 122)

Brian Keith ... Uncle Bill Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)

Kathy Garver ... Catherine 'Cissy' Patterson-Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)

Anissa Jones ... Ava Elizabeth 'Buffy' Patterson-Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)

Johnny Whitaker ... Jonathan 'Jody' Patterson-Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)

Sebastian Cabot ... Mr. Giles French (130 episodes, 1966-1971)

Series Directed by
Charles Barton (106 episodes, 1967-1971)
William D. Russell (31 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Writing credits
Don Fedderson (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Edmund L. Hartmann (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Henry Garson (27 episodes, 1966-1971)
Edmund Beloin (25 episodes, 1966-1971)
Austin Kalish (22 episodes, 1966-1971)
Irma Kalish (22 episodes, 1966-1971)
John McGreevey (22 episodes, 1966-1971)
Joseph Hoffman (6 episodes, 1966-1970)
Elroy Schwartz (6 episodes, 1966-1970)
George Tibbles (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Phil Davis (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Seaman Jacobs (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Ed James (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Blanche Hanalis (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
Peggy Chantler Dick (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Fred S. Fox (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Burt Styler (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
Brad Radnitz (3 episodes, 1970)
Cynthia Lindsay (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Roy Kammerman (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Hannibal Coons (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jane Klove (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ted Sherdeman (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Doug Tibbles (2 episodes, 1967)
Douglas Dick (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Rita Lakin (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Roland Wolpert (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Walter Black (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Stanley Roberts (2 episodes, 1970-1971)

Series Produced by
Don Fedderson .... executive producer (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Edmund L. Hartmann .... producer (108 episodes, 1967-1971)
Fred Henry .... associate producer (88 episodes, 1966-1969)
Edmund Beloin .... producer (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Henry Garson .... producer (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Original Music by
Frank De Vol (13 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gerald Fried (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Nathan Scott (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Cinematography by
Paul Ivano (57 episodes, 1967-1969)
Michael P. Joyce (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Philip Tannura (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stanley Cortez (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Film Editing by
James H. King (48 episodes, 1966-1971)
Sam Vitale (26 episodes, 1966-1969)
Don Higgins (15 episodes, 1969-1971)
Richard L. Van Enger (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Casting by
Virginia Martindale (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Series Art Direction by
Duncan Cramer (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Eugene Harris (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Set Decoration by
Dave L. Love (87 episodes, 1966-1969)
Sandy Grace (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Series Costume Design by
Thelma Strahm (87 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jean Merrick (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Series Makeup Department
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist (78 episodes, 1968-1971)
Armiene .... hair stylist (58 episodes, 1967-1969)
Gale McGarry .... hair stylist (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Stanley Smith .... makeup artist (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1967)
Grant Keate .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
John G. Stephens .... production supervisor / production manager (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Fred Henry .... executive in charge of production / in charge of production (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Gaudioso .... assistant director (87 episodes, 1966-1969)
Bob White .... assistant director (50 episodes, 1969-1971)

Richard Learman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Don Bernarducci .... construction supervisor (137 episodes, 1966-1971)
Kenneth J. Marstella .... property master (137 episodes, 1966-1971)
Series Sound Department
George Ronconi .... sound mixer (81 episodes, 1967-1971)
Don Higgins .... sound effects editor (73 episodes, 1966-1969)
Edwin S. Hall .... sound mixer (58 episodes, 1967-1969)
Charles Van Enger III .... sound effects editor (44 episodes, 1968-1971)
Richard J. Pietschmann Jr. .... sound mixer (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Goss .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1967)
Leon M. Leon .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Wharton .... chief set electrician (137 episodes, 1966-1971)
Tom Sawyer .... key grip (59 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gabriel Spinelli .... key grip (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Charles J. Renaud .... key grip (28 episodes, 1968-1969)

Tony Van Renterghem .... assistant camera: IATSE (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephen Lodge .... set costumer (unknown episodes, 1968)
Series Editorial Department
Charles Van Enger .... supervising editor (137 episodes, 1966-1971)
Series Music Department
Frank De Vol .... composer: theme music (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Edwin T. Luckey .... music supervisor (135 episodes, 1966-1971)
George C. Villaseñor .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1969)
Series Other crew
Betty Fancher .... script supervisor (59 episodes, 1966-1968)
Winifred Gibson .... script supervisor (54 episodes, 1968-1970)
Winnie Rich .... script supervisor (45 episodes, 1967-1971)
Austin Kalish .... story consultant (41 episodes, 1969-1971)
Irma Kalish .... story consultant (41 episodes, 1969-1971)
Julie Gibson .... dialogue supervisor (33 episodes, 1969-1971)
Helen Parker .... script supervisor (24 episodes, 1970-1971)

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30 min (138 episodes)
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The show almost moved to ABC following its cancellation, but the idea was nixed because that network already had a show with a similar theme, "The Brady Bunch" (1969).See more »
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Family Affair on DVD, 25 July 2005
Author: mcade from Tilton, Illinois

This show I grew up with and would love to see again. It was about a different time when children were much more naive and not nearly as jaded as they are today.

It taught family values and showed how tragedy (death of the siblings parents in a car accident) brings people together. The show did have moments of being cheesy but I would much rather see that then some of the current garbage being forced on everyone on network television. Anissa Jones, playing Buffy, specifically in the first episode, is the most underrated child actress of her time. She is so natural.

I guess what really bothers me is that whenever you turn on the television today, all you are forced to see are these reality shows with the dog eat dog mentality. Everyone will stomp on everyone else to get what they want no matter what the cost. It seems that a show like The Simple Life (Paris Hilton) or The Surreal Life with C list celebrities gets released on DVD five minutes after it comes out but these truly classic shows, like Family Affair; Alice and One Day At a Time are never shown and haven't been seen for years.

TV Land shows Leave it to Beaver all the time, why not change the lineup and show Family Affair; Alice & One Day at a Time so people can see something that hasn't been on for years?

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