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"Eight Is Enough" (1977) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1977-1981

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Eight Is Enough: Season 1: Episode 9 -- Tom's dentist challenges the family to a touch football game.

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Writer:
William Blinn (developer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
15 March 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Warm New Family Comedy! From the Producers of "The Waltons"
Plot:
This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
What is with these credits? See more (5 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 110)

Dick Van Patten ... Tom Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Lani O'Grady ... Mary Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)

Connie Needham ... Elizabeth Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)

Susan Richardson ... Susan Bradford / ... (112 episodes, 1977-1981)

Adam Rich ... Nicholas Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Laurie Walters ... Joannie Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)

Grant Goodeve ... David Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)
Dianne Kay ... Nancy Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)

Willie Aames ... Tommy Bradford (109 episodes, 1977-1981)

Betty Buckley ... Abby Bradford / ... (102 episodes, 1977-1981)
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Series Directed by
Harry Harris (27 episodes, 1977-1981)
Irving J. Moore (15 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jack Bender (11 episodes, 1979-1981)
Vincent McEveety (8 episodes, 1977-1981)
Stan Lathan (7 episodes, 1978-1981)
Philip Leacock (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Arnold Laven (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Harvey S. Laidman (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Leslie H. Martinson (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ray Marsh (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
David Swift (2 episodes, 1977)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bernard McEveety (2 episodes, 1980)
Rowe Wallerstein (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
William Blinn (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Thomas Braden (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Bruce Shelly (14 episodes, 1977-1981)
Gil Grant (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
David Braff (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Nick Thiel (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Greg Strangis (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gary Adelson (9 episodes, 1978-1981)
Hindi Brooks (8 episodes, 1977-1980)
Peter Lefcourt (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sandra Kay Siegel (6 episodes, 1978-1981)
J. Miyoko Hensley (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Steven Hensley (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Patricia Green (6 episodes, 1979-1981)
Dusty Kay (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chris Manheim (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Karen Hall (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Parke Perine (4 episodes, 1977-1980)
Gwen Bagni (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Dubov (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert McCullough (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bill Nuss (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Larry Arnstein (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Hurwitz (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rod Peterson (2 episodes, 1977)
Claire Whitaker (2 episodes, 1977)
Bob Shayne (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Channing Gibson (2 episodes, 1980)
Stephanie Garman (2 episodes, 1981)
Hollace White (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Philip Capice .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Lee Rich .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Gary Adelson .... producer / supervising producer / ... (103 episodes, 1977-1981)
Sandra Saxon Brice .... associate producer (77 episodes, 1978-1981)
Greg Strangis .... producer (54 episodes, 1977-1979)
Philip D. Fehrle .... producer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Robert L. Jacks .... producer / supervising producer (9 episodes, 1977-1978)
Merv Adelson .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1977)
Peter Dunne .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Original Music by
Earle Hagen (14 episodes, 1977-1980)
Alexander Courage (4 episodes, 1977)
John Beal (4 episodes, 1981)
Miles Goodman (4 episodes, 1981)
Fred Werner (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Cinematography by
Marvin L. Gunter (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
Lester Shorr (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Richard L. Rawlings (5 episodes, 1977)
Gene Polito (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marvin Adelson (7 episodes, 1977-1980)
David Blangsted (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Howard Terrill (4 episodes, 1977)
Michael J. Lynch (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Fred W. Berger (2 episodes, 1977)
Marjorie Fowler (2 episodes, 1977)
Leonard Malek (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Irene Mariano (31 episodes, 1978-1979)
Doris Sabbagh (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Barbara Miller (8 episodes, 1977)

Ruth Conforte (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
James Martin Bachman (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Al Rohm (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jan Van Tamelen (4 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard J. DeCinces (13 episodes, 1977-1979)
Sal Blydenburgh (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rod Wilson .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gus Le Pre .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1977-1981)
Darby Hoppin .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dale Condit .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gae Clark Butler .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Production Management
Mitch Ackerman .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 1977-1981)
Neil T. Maffeo .... in charge of production / executive in charge of production (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Edward O. Denault .... executive production supervisor (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Walter Alzmann .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Barry Steinberg .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Rowe Wallerstein .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jonathan Sanger .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1977)
John F. Perry .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glen Sanford .... second assistant director / key second assistant director (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
William Holbrook .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Richard Peter Schroer .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ray Marsh .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1977)
Gene De Ruelle .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1979-1981)
Barry Steinberg .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1977)
Edward E. Vaughan .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1977)
Claude Lawrence Jr. .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Art Department
David Needham .... lead set decorator (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
Al Rohm .... construction coordinator (14 episodes, 1977-1979)
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (11 episodes, 1981)
Gene Wernikoff .... property master (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Al Bernay .... property master (4 episodes, 1977)
J.W. Biggs .... property master (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert MacKinnon .... property master (3 episodes, 1977)

Kandy Stern .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist (72 episodes, 1978-1981)
Victor Guarnier .... sound effects supervisor (21 episodes, 1977-1981)
Duncan McEwan .... sound technician (18 episodes, 1979-1981)
Arnold Braun .... production sound mixer (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ray Barons .... production sound mixer (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Laurence Jacobs .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1980)
Norman Webster .... production sound mixer (3 episodes, 1977)
Brian L. McCarty .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1978)
Thomas Burke .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1980)
David D. Caldwell .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1979)
Frank White .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Coo .... dolly grip (27 episodes, 1979)
Michael Frediani .... first assistant camera (23 episodes, 1979-1980)
Rick Tucker .... key grip / gaffer (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robert Shaw .... electrical gaffer / electric gaffer / ... (8 episodes, 1977-1979)
Marvin L. Gunter .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Borland .... key grip (4 episodes, 1977)
Danny Buck .... electrical gaffer / electrician (4 episodes, 1977)
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1977)
Nicholas Ahern .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1977)
Fred Arney .... key grip (3 episodes, 1977)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting / casting (12 episodes, 1977-1981)
Judy Bell .... extras casting (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanne Malone .... costume supervisor (10 episodes, 1977)
Philip Cozzo .... costumer (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Deirdre Naughton .... costumer (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Charles Drayman .... costumer (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gail Viola .... costumer (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Linda Henrikson .... costumer / costumes (4 episodes, 1977)
Ed Fincher .... costumes (3 episodes, 1977)
Jim O'Daniel .... costumer / costumes (3 episodes, 1977)
Sharlene Williams .... costumes (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Editorial Department
Gene Fowler Jr. .... editorial supervisor / editoral supervisor (8 episodes, 1977)
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Location Management
Denis McCallion .... location manager (9 episodes, 1977)
David Lawson .... location manager (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Nancy Zearfoss .... location manager (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Grant Goodeve .... singer: theme song (77 episodes, 1978-1981)
Lee Holdridge .... composer: theme music (77 episodes, 1978-1981)
Molly-Ann Leikin .... lyricist: theme music (77 episodes, 1978-1981)
Franklin Jones Jr. .... music recordist (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Fred Werner .... composer: theme music (31 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jack Lowry .... music editor (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ken Runyon .... music editor (5 episodes, 1977)
Gene Feldman .... music editor (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
John Beal .... conductor (4 episodes, 1981)
Dave Lowry .... music editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Steve Livingston .... music editor (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (11 episodes, 1981)
Steve Bonner .... driver (3 episodes, 1977)
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Other crew
William Blinn .... executive consultant / executive story consultant (16 episodes, 1977-1981)
Peter Lefcourt .... story editor / program consultant / ... (12 episodes, 1977-1980)
Greg Strangis .... executive story editor / story editor (10 episodes, 1977)
Bruce Shelly .... executive story editor / story editor (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title concept (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sheila Lynch .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1977)
Patricia A. Sonsini .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 1977)
Faye Brenner .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sandra Saxon Brice .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Connie Sanchez .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gary Adelson .... assistant to producer (4 episodes, 1977)
Gil Grant .... program consultant / story editor (4 episodes, 1980)
Joyce Heftel .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1977)
Bob Shayne .... story consultant (3 episodes, 1980)
Karen Hall .... story editor (3 episodes, 1981)
Trish Kinney .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
Victoria LaFortune .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1979)
Hindi Brooks .... story editor (2 episodes, 1981)

Steve Hinton .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Bill Sheehan .... first aid nurse (unknown episodes)
Lee Walkling .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min
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David Bradford was originally to be played by Mark Hamill, who appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) the year this series began.See more »
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0 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
What is with these credits?, 27 August 2006
Author: beegeebright from United States

What is with these credits? They don't contain all of the family members, and the few that are there are buried in this monstrous list and the stars such as Dick Van Patten are listed as having appeared in only one episode! Are they serious? I also agree with the comment that Betty Buckley's character would NEVER have been called "Abby", no one picks up a nickname AFTER they have been married and THAT name derived from the name of their husband, surely her husband might have been called "Abe" or some such thing short for Abbott, but the only way she would have been called "Abby" is if HER maiden name had been Abbott. I was also, as someone else said baffled by why they did not just replace Diana Hyland, that whole year of courtship was awkward and stupid and the show was all about the kids anyway. Those were the stories we wanted to follow. I enjoyed the show tremendously. I had just had my second child in 1977 and knew for a fact that it was impossible that anyone could ever have eight children and live, two were killing me, so I guess in a way, it gave me hope that I might just make it with two...

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