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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
9 September 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Funny, entertaining show that will always be a classic. See more (25 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 31)

Marcia Strassman ... Julie Kotter (93 episodes, 1975-1979)

John Sylvester White ... Mr. Michael Woodman (93 episodes, 1975-1979)

Robert Hegyes ... Juan Epstein (93 episodes, 1975-1979)

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (93 episodes, 1975-1979)

Ron Palillo ... Arnold Horshack (92 episodes, 1975-1979)

Gabe Kaplan ... Gabe Kotter (80 episodes, 1975-1979)

John Travolta ... Vinnie Barbarino (79 episodes, 1975-1979)
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Series Directed by
Bob LaHendro (38 episodes, 1975-1977)
Norman Abbott (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Claver (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
James Komack (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Bill Hobin (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Gabe Kaplan (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
Alan Sacks (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
Michael Barrie (26 episodes, 1977-1978)
Peter Meyerson (24 episodes, 1975-1978)
Eric Cohen (16 episodes, 1975-1978)
George Arthur Bloom (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Nick Arnold (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jewel Jaffe (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jerry Rannow (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
George Yanok (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Earl Barret (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rick Hawkins (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Liz Sage (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Beverly Bloomberg (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gene Perret (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Richmond (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Linda Morris (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Vic Rauseo (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Neil Rosen (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
George Tricker (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Steve Clements (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Joyce Gittlin (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Paul Mason (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Garry Ferrier (2 episodes, 1978)
Aubrey Tadman (2 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
James Komack .... executive producer (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
Claire Barrett Young .... associate producer (50 episodes, 1977-1979)
Nick Arnold .... producer (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
George Arthur Bloom .... producer (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
Peter Meyerson .... supervising producer (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Manheim .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Eric Cohen .... producer (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
George Yanok .... producer (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gene Perret .... producer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Richmond .... producer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ed Simmons .... supervising executive producer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Alan Sacks .... producer (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Thomas Hill .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Original Music by
John Sebastian (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Terry M. Pickford (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Susan Jenkins (11 episodes, 1975)
Stephen McKeown (8 episodes, 1975)
Manuel Martinez (3 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Casting by
Jorge Luis Rodriguez (16 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Roy Christopher (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
James Shanahan (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles Kreiner (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Costume Design by
Toni Vitale (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Harry Blake .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Production Management
Conrad Holzgang .... executive in charge of production / production supervisor / ... (85 episodes, 1975-1979)
Paul Mason .... production supervisor (50 episodes, 1977-1979)
Helen Azevedo .... unit manager (14 episodes, 1977)
Gary Necessary .... unit manager (10 episodes, 1975)
Donald B. Colhour .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary Hardwick .... associate director (11 episodes, 1975)
Jim Cox .... associate director (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Art Department
James Shanahan .... assistant art director (13 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Ron Estes .... audio (9 episodes, 1975)
Ron Cronkhite .... audio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
William Cole .... audio (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rory O'Connor .... camera assistant / assistant camera (16 episodes, 1975-1977)
Les Shaw .... video (10 episodes, 1975)
Herb Margolis .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1975)
Marc Palius .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1976-1979)
Victor Bagdadi .... senior video / senior video operator (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack Denton .... camera operator / camera (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Carl Pitsch .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1975)
Lon Stucky .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1975)
Bill Pope .... camera operator / camera (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
William Scott .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting Department
Lynn Stalmaster .... original casting (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Toni Vitale .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor / ... (14 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Susan Jenkins .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Andy Ackerman .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
John Sebastian .... composer: theme music / composer: theme song (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Other crew
Earl Barret .... executive script consultant (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Marc Ferrero .... production assistant / production staff (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Daly .... production clerk (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mei Ling Moore .... production assistant / assistant to executive producer / ... (16 episodes, 1975-1979)
Eric Cohen .... script supervisor / creative consultant / ... (13 episodes, 1975-1978)
Diane Katz .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producer (13 episodes, 1975-1978)
Jewel Jaffe .... story editor / executive script consultant (12 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jerry Rannow .... story editor / executive script consultant (12 episodes, 1975-1977)
Sandy Carrillo .... administrative assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Jim Cox .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1975)
Moki de Marco .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Linda Robertson .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Maxine Surks .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Christopher Cookson .... engineering supervisor (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Karl Messerschmidt .... technical director (9 episodes, 1975)
Paul Miller .... stage manager (9 episodes, 1975)
George Yanok .... script consultant (7 episodes, 1975)
Sandy Dvore .... komack logo (5 episodes, 1975)
Peter Meyerson .... executive script consultant (4 episodes, 1975)
Daniel Chodos .... dialogue coach (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rick Hawkins .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Thomas M. Hill .... production executive (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Liz Sage .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Bohacek .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Herm Falk .... technical director (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Alana Ireland .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ron Lewis .... production services coordinator (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Giovanna Nigro .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Michael Barrie .... story editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Judith Chorub .... assistant to producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Bob Gabrielson .... engineering supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
James Woodworth .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1979)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (95 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
"Ooo, Ooo I Do!" was supposed to air on May 25, 1979, but the episode was pre-empted when then-president Jimmy Carter gave a press conference about the recent fuel crisis in America. The episode was aired a week later and was intended as a series finale, but "The Breadwinners" aired after it.See more »
Quotes:
Arnold Horshack:[whenever he raises his hand] OOOOOOHHHHH! OOOOOOHHHHH! OOOOOOHHHHH!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Meet Monica Velour (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Funny, entertaining show that will always be a classic., 7 February 1999
Author: Moonbeam-5 from Atlanta, Georgia

I'm 17 years old now, and a few years ago when Nick-At-Nite did the revival, showing every episode of "Welcome Back, Kotter", I was immediately hooked! It was so funny, I tuned in every night they showed it. The characters are all so stupid, you grow to love them :o) Definitely a great show for all ages!

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