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Release Date:
12 July 1976 (USA) See more »
Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results. Full summary »
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4 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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The original Richard Dawson run of "Family Feud" was some of the best times I had watching TV as a child See more (17 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 172)

Richard Dawson ... Himself - Host (42 episodes, 1976-1985)
Gene Wood ... Himself - Announcer (33 episodes, 1976-1985)

Series Directed by
Paul Alter (unknown episodes)
Series Produced by
Howard Felsher .... executive producer / producer (unknown episodes, 1976-1985)
Cathy Hughart Dawson .... associate producer / producer (unknown episodes, 1976-1985)
Georgia Purcell .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Cinematography by
Barry Kirstein (unknown episodes, 1980)
Bill Pope (unknown episodes, 1980)
Donna Quante (unknown episodes, 1980)
Bruce Bonnett (unknown episodes)
Mark Buxbaum (unknown episodes)
Al DeLaGarza (unknown episodes)
Sal Folino (unknown episodes)
Bud Holland (unknown episodes)
Art LaCombe (unknown episodes)
Allison Leisten (unknown episodes)
Jan Lowry (unknown episodes)
Robert Martin (unknown episodes)
Bill McCloud (unknown episodes)
Luis Rojas (unknown episodes)
Iris Rosenthal (unknown episodes)
Steve Schein (unknown episodes)
Joe Talosi (unknown episodes)
Tom Vannozzi (unknown episodes)
Dale Walsh (unknown episodes)
Carol Wetovich (unknown episodes)
Blair White (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Terry M. Pickford (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Henry Lickel (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Rick Boote (unknown episodes)
Brian Higby (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Nina Kent .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Mike Ragan .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Sherry Beardon .... unit manager (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Marti Cone .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Jeff Galloway .... unit manager (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Steve Reagan .... unit manager (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Claire Barrett Young .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Becky Bowen .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
David F. Chen .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Bill Daly .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Carl Ginex .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Jo-Lynne Green .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
John McElveney .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Roger Peterson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Avigail Yaacovy .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Felsher .... associate director (1 episode, 1978)
Series Sound Department
Hugh Dilonardo .... sound (unknown episodes, 1979)
Frank Earley .... sound (unknown episodes)
Joyce Grossman .... sound (unknown episodes)
John Karey .... sound (unknown episodes)
Art Morgenstern .... sound (unknown episodes)
Bob Young .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Carlson .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1978-1984)
Flor Siqueiros .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Daniel Flannery .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1978-1980)

Rae Creevey .... lighting director (unknown episodes, 1979)
Jim DuBois .... lighting director (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Jay Adams .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Bob Agrella .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
John Appelroth .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Eric Beattie .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Demos .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Darrell Gentry .... video operator (unknown episodes)
Ralph Gerrard .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Gilbert .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Barry Kirstein .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Al Medoro .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Donna Quante .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Schein .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Bill Scott .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Harriet Uhl .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Higby .... wardrobe: Richard Dawson (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Mark Dawson .... editorial staff (unknown episodes, 1977-1985)
Steve Purcell .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Robert T. Smith .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Adelaide Aims .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
Jill Baer .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
Tom L. Dittman .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
Stan Fink .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
Nick Giordano .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Scott Spencer Gordon .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
Rob Lloyd .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
Jan Markowitz .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
Manny Moura .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
J. Anthony Nino .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
Markie Post .... editorial staff (unknown episodes)
René Sánchez .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Lou Torino .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Robert Israel .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Joseph Kaufmann III .... assistant contestant coordinator (6 episodes, 1978)

Ben Moses .... associate director (unknown episodes, 1976-1981)
Charles Barrett .... video (unknown episodes, 1979)
Rick Feuchter .... studio supervisor (unknown episodes, 1979)
Steve Vernick .... video (unknown episodes, 1979)
Lincoln Harrison .... technical manager (unknown episodes, 1980)
Mark Sufrin .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1983-1985)
Jeanne DeVivier Brown .... talent consultant (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Tippy Bushkin .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Gary Dawson .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Jim Doll .... technical director (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Ed Duzik .... stage manager (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Sandra Fuji .... prize coordinator (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Caryn Gray .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Greg Hughart .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Theodis Jones .... technical manager (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Michelle Kling .... prize coordinator / production assistant (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Taylor Mangas .... prize coordinator (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Richard Portanova .... video (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Gus Schirmer .... talent consultant (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Mark Dawson .... creative consultant (unknown episodes, 1994-1995)
Bob Agrella .... studio supervisor (unknown episodes)
Ellie Bendes .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kristin Bjorklund .... production assistant / program staff (unknown episodes)
Jerry Blumenthal .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Bob Bohacek .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Marc Bowerman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Marilyn Boyes .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Gale Bradley .... contestant consultant (unknown episodes)
Michelle Burrage .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Nancy Campeau .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marie Chambers .... prize coordinator (unknown episodes)
David F. Chen .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Eric Clay .... video (unknown episodes)
Ted Cooper .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Randy Corby .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Rosemary Cronin .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Fred D'Aguilar .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Miki Edgerton .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Richard Engstrom .... video (unknown episodes)
Caryn Epstein .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Andrew Evan .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Chester Feldman .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Carole M. Fetner .... prize coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jeanine Fox .... technical manager (unknown episodes)
Bob Gabrielson .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kate Harrison .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Cathy Johnson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Walter 'T.J.' Johnson .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gabrielle Johnston .... contestant coordinator / program staff (unknown episodes)
Lee Jordan .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
Teri Kirsch .... production assistant / program staff (unknown episodes)
Ron Lewis .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Caryn Lucas .... contestant coordinator / program staff (unknown episodes)
Mary Lou McDonald .... production assistant / program staff (unknown episodes)
Marty Meyer .... technical manager (unknown episodes)
Jerry Modine .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gordon Morris .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Beverly Morrison .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jeff Nagler .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tom Neely .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Donna Newberry .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Peggy Parker .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bob Petrovich .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Chuck Pharis .... video (unknown episodes)
John Prewitt .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Georgia Purcell .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Vic Rauseo .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Gene Redington .... video (unknown episodes)
Tug Rencher .... technical manager (unknown episodes)
Jana Roberts .... prize coordinator (unknown episodes)
Phillip W. Rossi .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michele Rothkop .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Carol Siderman .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Caryn Siderman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jim B. Smith .... video (unknown episodes)
Stuart A. Smith .... production assistant / program staff (unknown episodes)
Tom Smith .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Richard Speed .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Phillip Stellar .... contestant consultant / program staff (unknown episodes)
Guy Tyler .... video (unknown episodes)
Bud Untiedt .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
Bill Wallace .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
Gary Wente .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Marilyn Wilson .... contestant coordinator / program staff (unknown episodes)
James Woodworth .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Jim Wycoff .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marie B. Zaelke .... prize coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Best of Family Feud" - USA (reissue title)
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30 min (3529 episodes)
Sound Mix:
Mono (1976-1983) | Stereo (1983-1985)

Did You Know?

From 1978 to 1984, ABC occasionally aired a series of one-hour specials called "All-Star Family Feud Special" (1977). This series featured the casts of popular TV shows or celebrities who were allied in some way. Also, both the ABC daytime and syndicated versions aired special weeks featuring celebrity teams who were allied in some way.See more »
Richard Dawson:Name a question such as "How old are you..."
Contestant 1:[hits buzzer] Eighteen!
Richard Dawson:Eighteen?
Contestant 1:I'm not eighteen.
Richard Dawson:You're not? You certainly could have fooled me. Just one second, I'm going to read out the question again. Name a question, such as "How old are you," that you might answer with a lie.
Contestant 2:Uh, I would say fifty.
Contestant 2:Did I understand that right?
Richard Dawson:Mmm, no, sweetheart.
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The original Richard Dawson run of "Family Feud" was some of the best times I had watching TV as a child, 8 September 2010
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

I've watched several episodes of the original Richard Dawson run of "Family Feud" on YouTube lately, not to mention the entire one-hour episode of Richard's return in 1994 and the opening and closing of his absolute final one that same season. Among the eps from the original run I saw: the unaired pilot, the first broadcast one (in both of which he makes a crack about drilling Jack Lord's hair), his final from the original ABC run (where he thanks the crew and ABC in the beginning and-in a segment not seen publicly until 1999-acknowledges exec producer Howard Felsher on the show), the one where he met his future wife Gretchen Johnson (too bad the second part on YT-where she was called to the board-was blanked on audio), three segments of Fast Money where the first contestant managed to give answers that were mostly No. 1 on the survey rendering the second contestant moot (on the Dawson's return ep, he recounted with a returning family how one member was stuck in the booth for so long that when that family went for dinner, she was still stuck there for about 48 more minutes! She said she forgave him on that show.), one of the winners of that segment that reached 200 points on her own was a member of the Trejo family and when she did another of those on a subsequent show she contributed to one of the funniest moments in game show history. The question Richard asked for this one was "What is the month in which a pregnant woman shows?" Her reply was "September" resulting in the host's laughter for several seconds before composing himself to ask the rest of the questions though he loses it when recounting those answers and then again when the second contestant has to give her replies especially when it comes to "Name a noisy bird" and she says "cukoo"! I watched this show quite frequently as a child during summer and always got a kick out of it though I have to admit at first I was creeped out seeing Richard kissing all the female contestants on the show. In fact, it's interesting to see that it didn't start out that way and when he returned, he mentioned he promised his daughter with Gretchen-of which he showed a cute picture of-that he'd stop doing that. Having said all that, I definitely think Richard Dawson was the best host of "Family Feud" and seeing all those eps makes me think of how I miss him to this day...Update: 9/20/13-I finally saw all the eps with Gretchen Johnson and with full audio intact. No wonder Richard married her!

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