IMDb > "Lou Grant" (1977)
"Lou Grant"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratings
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Lou Grant" (1977) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1977-1982

Photos (See all 79 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.3/10   1,142 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 25% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
James L. Brooks (created by)
Allan Burns (created by)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Lou Grant on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
20 September 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 72 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
What it was & where it stands See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 214)

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price / ... (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman (111 episodes, 1977-1982)
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson / ... (95 episodes, 1977-1982)
(more)

Series Directed by
Alexander Singer (18 episodes, 1977-1982)
Roger Young (14 episodes, 1978-1982)
Burt Brinckerhoff (13 episodes, 1978-1982)
Gene Reynolds (11 episodes, 1977-1981)
Peter Levin (10 episodes, 1979-1982)
Mel Damski (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Charles S. Dubin (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Allen Williams (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
Alan Cooke (3 episodes, 1979-1982)
Seth Freeman (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jay Sandrich (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harvey S. Laidman (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Gerald Mayer (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Donald A. Baer (2 episodes, 1980)
Paul Stanley (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Allan Burns (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Gene Reynolds (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Leon Tokatyan (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Seth Freeman (21 episodes, 1977-1982)
Michele Gallery (18 episodes, 1978-1982)
Steve Kline (11 episodes, 1979-1982)
April Smith (11 episodes, 1980-1982)
David Lloyd (6 episodes, 1977-1982)
Bud Freeman (6 episodes, 1978-1981)
Gary David Goldberg (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Leonora Thuna (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Johnny Dawkins (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Michael Vittes (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Patt Shea (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Harriett Weiss (2 episodes, 1980-1981)

Series Produced by
Gene Reynolds .... executive producer / producer (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Seth Freeman .... producer (92 episodes, 1978-1982)
Michael Vittes .... associate producer (68 episodes, 1979-1982)
Roger Young .... associate producer (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gary David Goldberg .... producer (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Allan Burns .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Patrick Williams (99 episodes, 1977-1982)
Miles Goodman (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Les Hooper (2 episodes, 1979)
Shirley Walker (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert F. Liu (68 episodes, 1979-1982)
Robert Caramico (40 episodes, 1977-1979)
William K. Jurgensen (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Galloway (35 episodes, 1977-1982)
A. David Marshall (21 episodes, 1979-1982)
Douglas Hines (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Mike Wilcox (15 episodes, 1980-1982)
Michael Vittes (9 episodes, 1978-1981)
Tony de Zarraga (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bob Blake (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Scott C. Eyler (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Casting by
Fran Bascom (92 episodes, 1977-1981)
Eileen Mack Knight (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Berger (52 episodes, 1980-1982)
Kenneth A. Reid (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sydney Z. Litwack (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Elizabeth Bousman (16 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles Korian (44 episodes, 1978-1982)
Cloudia Rebar (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Gullickson (18 episodes, 1980-1981)
Barbara Down (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jacqueline S. Price (11 episodes, 1977)
Don Greenwood Jr. (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist / makeup artist (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist (80 episodes, 1979-1982)
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist (27 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1978)
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Abby Singer .... executive in charge of production / production executive: MTM Enterprises (46 episodes, 1979-1982)
John Slosser .... unit production manager (40 episodes, 1980-1982)
Donald A. Baer .... production manager (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robert S. Mendelsohn .... unit production manager (29 episodes, 1979-1980)
Carol Himes .... production manager (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Dubliclay .... second assistant director / first assistant director (86 episodes, 1977-1982)
Paul Nichols .... first assistant director / assistant director (31 episodes, 1977-1980)
John Slosser .... first assistant director (25 episodes, 1978-1980)
Barbara Gelman .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Peter Bogart .... first assistant director (19 episodes, 1980-1982)
Carol Smetana .... second assistant director / first assistant director (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
William A. Morrison .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1978)
Stephen Lim .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1979-1982)
Jack Aldworth .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Shirleen Brazell .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Mel Efros .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Joseph M. Ellis .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Cyrus Yavneh .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Rick Wallace .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1981)

Kalai Strode .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Gene Cox .... property master (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Pat Grande .... construction coordinator (74 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jerry Fitzpatrick .... construction coordinator (18 episodes, 1980-1981)

Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Dean Vernon .... sound mixer (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Dale Johnston .... sound effects editor / sound editor / ... (52 episodes, 1977-1980)
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor (44 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jeff Clark .... assistant sound editor (36 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kevin Sorensen .... sound utility (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tony Garber .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1977)
Robert Leighton .... sound editor / sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1979)

John S. Coffey .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (2 episodes, 1977)

Mickey Alzola .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Elliott .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Walt Andrus .... assistant camera (90 episodes, 1977-1981)
Merle Miller .... electrical gaffer / electric gaffer (44 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jack Harmon .... electrical gaffer / gaffer (41 episodes, 1977-1979)
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (41 episodes, 1980-1982)
Tom Long .... key grip (40 episodes, 1978-1980)
Peter Hapke .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lowell Peterson .... first assistant camera (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
Joe Meshelski .... key grip (23 episodes, 1978-1981)
William Santoro .... key grip (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jonathan West .... camera operator / assistant camera (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Wallace E. Johnson .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert F. Liu .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1977)
Dixon Wimpy .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1979)
Jay Johnson .... key grip (5 episodes, 1977)
Ron Knox .... electrical gaffer (5 episodes, 1977)
Ed Pirrung .... key grip (3 episodes, 1978)
Jim Marcos .... electric gaffer / electrical gaffer (2 episodes, 1979)
Robert E. Simpson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1981)

Kenneth Zunder .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of casting (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Hall .... costumer: women / costumes: women (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Louis Infante .... costumer: men (92 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ed Fincher .... costumer: men (19 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ronald Wind .... costumer: men (2 episodes, 1977)

Loree Parral .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Philip Carr Neel .... assistant editor (23 episodes, 1978-1981)
Bob Young .... post-production assistant (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susan Heick .... assistant editor (19 episodes, 1979-1981)
Joe Ann Fogle .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
Gary Blair .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Daniel T. Cahn .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 1981-1982)
John Heath .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Location Management
Martin Ryan Rosenberg .... location coordinator (42 episodes, 1977-1979)
Maggie Wittenburg .... location manager (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jim Carberry .... location manager (19 episodes, 1981-1982)
Joni Chadkin .... location manager (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
David Lawson .... location manager / location coordinator (13 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (62 episodes, 1977-1981)
Patrick Williams .... conductor / composer: theme music (36 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jim Weidman .... music editor (36 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Transportation Department
Paul Shoemaker .... transportation captain (92 episodes, 1977-1981)
Frank Khoury .... transportation (3 episodes, 1978)
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Janice Carr .... production coordinator (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Bonnie Green .... assistant to executive producer / researcher / ... (113 episodes, 1977-1982)
Michele Gallery .... story editor / creative consultant / ... (92 episodes, 1977-1982)
Allan Burns .... executive consultant (92 episodes, 1978-1982)
Meryl O'Loughlin .... executive in charge of talent / talent executive (70 episodes, 1977-1980)
Susan Freedman .... research assistant / research / ... (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
April Smith .... story editor / executive story editor (52 episodes, 1980-1982)
George Rutter .... script supervisor (50 episodes, 1979-1982)
Leon Tokatyan .... creative consultant / executive story consultant / ... (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Marybeth Roden .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (34 episodes, 1978-1980)
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (33 episodes, 1977-1979)
Abby Singer .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
James L. Brooks .... executive consultant (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gary David Goldberg .... creative consultant (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Seth Freeman .... story editor (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Carol Straughn .... assistant to executive producers (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Steve Kline .... script consultant / creative consultant (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Deborah Barylski .... assistant to the producer (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Nancy Greene .... script supervisor (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Veronica K. Ehrenreich .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gail Bellamy .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Young .... assistant to associate producer (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Barbara Amato .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Cynthia Shaha .... assistant to executive producer (4 episodes, 1981)
Cleo Anton .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1977)
Sandy Nelson .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Carol Johnsen .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1980)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Betty McKeller .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1981)
Deborah Sarylski .... assistant to the producer (2 episodes, 1981)

Art Scholl .... pilot (unknown episodes, 1981)
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... studio utility (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
Germany:50 min (113 episodes) | USA:60 min (114 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
A spinoff of the sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970), this is one of the only dramatic series in American TV history to originate from a comedy series.See more »
Quotes:
Billie Newman:I hate it when people tell me to calm down!See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
27 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
What it was & where it stands, 4 January 2005
Author: DA-4 from United States

An earlier reviewer's "bleeding heart" references suggest a right-wing orientation. Perhaps this explains his sweeping but unsubstantiated comments concerning how this show's episodes were developed. "Lou Grant" was created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, the writer-producers behind "Mary Tyler Moore," and Gene Reynolds, the force behind the TV incarnation of "M*A*S*H," who became the sole Executive Producer in the second year. Younger producers under Reynolds included Seth Freeman from "The Waltons" and Gary David Goldberg. However convenient it may be for people with an agenda to think otherwise the producers, not the star, dictated the content. There's no evidence Edward Asner ever suggested a single storyline, and plenty of testimony crediting others.

The entire MTM library was sold several times after Grant Tinker divested himself in order to run NBC. The likelihood of ever again seeing this fine show, which won 16 Emmys, two Humanitas prizes, and the Peabody Award, is absolutely zilch. Write to 20th Century Fox Television if you'd like the chance to see it, but don't expect to get anywhere.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (13 total) »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Citizen Kane Libeled Lady Foreign Correspondent Capote The Devil Wears Prada
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
News articles IMDb TV section IMDb Drama section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button