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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess. Full summary »
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Nominated for 8 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 627)

Gavin MacLeod ... Captain Merrill Stubing / ... (250 episodes, 1977-1987)

Bernie Kopell ... Doctor Adam Bricker / ... (250 episodes, 1977-1987)

Ted Lange ... Bartender Isaac Washington (250 episodes, 1977-1987)

Fred Grandy ... Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith (246 episodes, 1977-1986)

Lauren Tewes ... Cruise Director Julie McCoy (199 episodes, 1977-1987)

Jill Whelan ... Vicki Stubing (190 episodes, 1978-1987)
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Series Directed by
Richard Kinon (64 episodes, 1977-1986)
Roger Duchowny (38 episodes, 1978-1982)
Robert Scheerer (30 episodes, 1981-1986)
Allen Baron (17 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ted Lange (12 episodes, 1982-1986)
Alan Rafkin (11 episodes, 1977-1983)
Jerome Courtland (11 episodes, 1982-1986)
George Tyne (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jack Arnold (8 episodes, 1977-1984)
Kim Friedman (8 episodes, 1983-1987)
Don Weis (7 episodes, 1977-1984)
Stuart Margolin (7 episodes, 1977)
Bob Sweeney (7 episodes, 1981-1983)
Richard A. Wells (7 episodes, 1982-1986)
James Sheldon (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gordon Farr (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bruce Bilson (5 episodes, 1981-1986)
Howard Morris (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Peter Baldwin (2 episodes, 1977)
Paul Stanley (2 episodes, 1978)
Ray Austin (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1981)
Nell Cox (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Jeraldine Saunders (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
Art Baer (63 episodes, 1977-1986)
Ben Joelson (63 episodes, 1977-1986)
Tony Webster (49 episodes, 1977-1985)
Ray Jessel (36 episodes, 1977-1985)
Richard Albrecht (33 episodes, 1977-1985)
Casey Keller (33 episodes, 1977-1985)
Mike Marmer (33 episodes, 1982-1986)
Lan O'Kun (31 episodes, 1978-1986)
Jill Baer (30 episodes, 1980-1985)
Christopher Vane (29 episodes, 1980-1985)
Howard Albrecht (27 episodes, 1977-1986)
Sol Weinstein (27 episodes, 1977-1986)
Harvey Bullock (21 episodes, 1980-1983)
Lee Aronsohn (20 episodes, 1978-1980)
Fred S. Fox (19 episodes, 1978-1985)
Seaman Jacobs (19 episodes, 1978-1985)
R.S. Allen (15 episodes, 1980-1982)
Sidney Morse (13 episodes, 1981-1985)
Cynthia Thompson (13 episodes, 1982-1985)
Barry E. Blitzer (12 episodes, 1977-1983)
Ann Gibbs (12 episodes, 1977-1982)
Joel Kimmel (12 episodes, 1977-1982)
Michael Norell (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Fred Grandy (12 episodes, 1978-1984)
Donald Ross (12 episodes, 1981-1985)
Henry Colman (11 episodes, 1978-1984)
Haskell Barkin (9 episodes, 1979-1983)
Michael L. Grace (9 episodes, 1983-1986)
Joan Brooker (8 episodes, 1981-1985)
Nancy Steen (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Neil Thompson (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Anthony DiMarco (7 episodes, 1977-1986)
David Ketchum (7 episodes, 1977-1986)
Gordon Farr (7 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jerry Winnick (7 episodes, 1978-1983)
Rob Dames (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Fraser (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Buddy Atkinson (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
Paula A. Roth (6 episodes, 1977-1986)
Carmen Finestra (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Ted Lange (6 episodes, 1981-1985)
Bruce Howard (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bernie Kopell (5 episodes, 1978-1983)
Rick Shaw (5 episodes, 1980-1984)
Roy Battocchio (5 episodes, 1981-1985)
Jean Ford (5 episodes, 1981-1985)
Fredi Towbin (5 episodes, 1981-1985)
Alexandra Stoddart (5 episodes, 1981-1984)
Richard Goldman (5 episodes, 1983-1985)
David Abrams (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Nancy Eddo (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
William Bickley (5 episodes, 1985-1987)
Michael Warren (5 episodes, 1985-1987)
Duane Poole (5 episodes, 1986)
Tom Swale (5 episodes, 1986)
Jay Grossman (4 episodes, 1977-1985)
Kevin Hartigan (4 episodes, 1977-1984)
Larry Markes (4 episodes, 1978-1986)
Sidney Reznick (4 episodes, 1978-1986)
Joyce Armor (4 episodes, 1979)
Judie Neer (4 episodes, 1979)
Lou Patrick (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jan Gough (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Lloyd Turner (4 episodes, 1982-1985)
Bob Noonoo (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Diane Pershing (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
John B. Collins (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Lynne Farr (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Mark Fink (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sue Masters (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Walsh (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Margie Peters (3 episodes, 1979)
Evelyn Marienberg (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Roy Kammerman (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
Howard Liebling (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Brian Pollack (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Lawrence H. Levy (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Robert Spears (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Peter Gallay (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Barry O'Brien (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Betty Yahr (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
David Garber (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bruce Shelly (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dave Hackel (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Steve Hattman (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Marciia Muldoon (2 episodes, 1978)
Louis Pelletier (2 episodes, 1978)
Tom Dunsmuir (2 episodes, 1979)
Hudson Hickman (2 episodes, 1980-1983)
Ruth Brooks Flippen (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1980)
Barbara Allyn (2 episodes, 1981-1983)
Jesse Dizon (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Don Haberman (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Arnold Kane (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Marlene Perry (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Mel Shields (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Len Janson (2 episodes, 1981)
Si Rose (2 episodes, 1981)
David Swift (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
John Whelpley (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Catherine Clinch (2 episodes, 1982)
Shea E. Butler (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Alan L. Gansberg (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Judith M. Gansberg (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Hal Ackerman (2 episodes, 1984)
Jim Carlson (2 episodes, 1984)
Eugene David (2 episodes, 1984)
Terrence McDonnell (2 episodes, 1984)
Martin Ragaway (2 episodes, 1984)
Wendon Swift (2 episodes, 1984)
Craig Tennis (2 episodes, 1984)
Laura Levine (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robert Pekurny (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Mary-David Sheiner (2 episodes, 1985)
Sheila Judis Weisberg (2 episodes, 1985)
Joseph Neustein (1 episode, 1981-1982)

Billy Crystal (unknown episodes)
Simon Muntner (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive producer (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer / associate producer (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
Henry Colman .... producer (185 episodes, 1977-1984)
Art Baer .... producer / supervising producer (132 episodes, 1979-1986)
Ben Joelson .... producer / supervising producer (131 episodes, 1979-1986)
Hudson Hickman .... associate producer (114 episodes, 1979-1984)
Gordon Farr .... producer / supervising producer (74 episodes, 1977-1980)
David Auerbach .... associate producer (65 episodes, 1977-1979)
Lynne Farr .... producer (63 episodes, 1977-1980)
Stephen K. Rose .... associate producer (39 episodes, 1983-1987)
Dennis Hammer .... producer (33 episodes, 1984-1987)
R.S. Allen .... producer (25 episodes, 1980-1982)
Harvey Bullock .... producer (25 episodes, 1980-1982)
William A. Porter .... co-producer / producer (23 episodes, 1982-1987)
Tim King .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1983-1985)
William Bickley .... producer / executive producer (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Michael Warren .... producer / executive producer (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Duane Poole .... producer (7 episodes, 1986)
Tom Swale .... producer (7 episodes, 1986)

Allen Brown .... producer (unknown episodes, 1978)
Alan Rafkin .... producer (unknown episodes, 1978)
Paul Stanley .... producer (unknown episodes, 1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Charles Fox (56 episodes, 1977-1986)
Artie Kane (56 episodes, 1978-1986)
Ben Lanzarone (40 episodes, 1979-1986)
Duane Tatro (22 episodes, 1978-1983)
Frank De Vol (9 episodes, 1978-1984)
Walter Scharf (8 episodes, 1983-1986)
Shorty Rogers (6 episodes, 1977-1981)
Peter T. Myers (6 episodes, 1984-1987)
George Aliceson Tipton (4 episodes, 1977-1982)
Mark Snow (3 episodes, 1978-1982)
Tom Worrall (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Arthur B. Rubinstein (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jack Elliott (2 episodes, 1979)
Allyn Ferguson (2 episodes, 1979)
Richard Lewis Warren (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Billy Goldenberg (2 episodes, 1982)
Peter Matz (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Cinematography by
Irving Lippman (65 episodes, 1978-1985)
Tony Askins (57 episodes, 1982-1986)
Archie R. Dalzell (32 episodes, 1977-1982)
Robert C. Moreno (30 episodes, 1980-1982)
Lloyd Ahern (19 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert L. Morrison (14 episodes, 1982-1984)
Paul Beeson (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Film Editing by
Norman Wallerstein (101 episodes, 1977-1986)
Joanna Bush (37 episodes, 1980-1985)
Robert Moore (36 episodes, 1977-1980)
Chuck McClelland (35 episodes, 1981-1986)
Wayne Wahrman (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dennis Mosher (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Terence Anderson (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jerry U. Frizell (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Dennis C. Duckwall (2 episodes, 1978)
Michael F. Anderson (2 episodes, 1981)
Fred Baratta (2 episodes, 1981)
Stephen Michael (2 episodes, 1981)

Kenneth Miller (unknown episodes)
Terry M. Pickford (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Dennis Hammer (101 episodes, 1980-1984)
Susan Newell (50 episodes, 1978-1980)
Pam Polifroni (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
Paul Bengston (11 episodes, 1985-1986)
David Cohn (11 episodes, 1985-1986)
Kathleen Conner (8 episodes, 1984-1985)
Robin Lippin (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Art Direction by
Paul Sylos (166 episodes, 1977-1983)
Larry Warwick (71 episodes, 1982-1986)
Eugene Harris (66 episodes, 1977-1980)
Tom Trimble (54 episodes, 1979-1982)
Darrell Lass (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (54 episodes, 1977-1980)
James W. Payne (50 episodes, 1983-1987)
Jim Duffy (32 episodes, 1981-1983)
John Told (26 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jeff Haley (19 episodes, 1979-1985)
Richard Reams (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joseph A. Armetta (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Bob Signorelli (8 episodes, 1977-1982)
Leonard A. Mazzola (4 episodes, 1979)
Robert C. Furginson (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Martin O'Neill (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume Design by
Nolan Miller (191 episodes, 1977-1985)
 
Series Makeup Department
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist (138 episodes, 1977-1983)
Larry Darr .... makeup artist (137 episodes, 1979-1985)
Mary Hadley .... hair stylist / makeup artist (56 episodes, 1981-1987)
Robert Ostermann .... makeup artist (48 episodes, 1983-1987)
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist (41 episodes, 1977-1979)
Stephen Elsbree .... hair stylist (26 episodes, 1982-1984)
Jeffrey Hamilton .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1980-1983)
Sylvia Surdu .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1984-1985)
Carol Schwartz .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1985-1987)
Joan Phillips .... hair stylist (11 episodes, 1984)
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist (11 episodes, 1985-1987)
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist (9 episodes, 1985)
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist / makeup department head (7 episodes, 1977-1982)
Jeremy Swan .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Dorothy Andre .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Cheri Ruff .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1982)
Cherie .... hair stylist: Linda Evans (2 episodes, 1983)
Lisa Pharren .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager / senior executive production manager (224 episodes, 1977-1987)
Al Kraus .... supervising production manager (224 episodes, 1977-1987)
William A. Porter .... production manager / unit production manager / ... (196 episodes, 1978-1986)
Sheridan Dar Reid .... unit production manager / production manager / ... (95 episodes, 1980-1986)
Joseph Dervin Jr. .... executive in charge of post-production / executive in charge of post production / ... (87 episodes, 1982-1987)
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor (84 episodes, 1977-1980)
Don Hall .... post-production supervisor (31 episodes, 1981-1982)
Michael S. McLean .... executive in charge of post-production / executive in charge of post production (31 episodes, 1981-1982)
Robert Grand .... unit production manager / production manager (18 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ann Kindberg .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1980-1985)
Jim Weatherill .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1984-1985)
G. Warren Smith .... production manager / unit production manager (7 episodes, 1977)
Mitchell L. Gamson .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1977)
Robert Della Santina .... assistant supervising production manager / unit production manager (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Richard McWhorter .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Wim Lindner .... production manager: Netherlands (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles H. Siegel .... second assistant director / first assistant director (85 episodes, 1981-1986)
Richard A. Wells .... first assistant director / second assistant director / ... (76 episodes, 1978-1985)
Jim Weatherill .... first assistant director (41 episodes, 1981-1987)
Ann Kindberg .... first assistant director (36 episodes, 1979-1984)
Jack Doran .... first assistant director / assistant director (31 episodes, 1977-1982)
Thomas A. Bliss .... trainee assistant director (27 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ernest Johnson .... second assistant director (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lorraine Raglin .... second assistant director (25 episodes, 1981-1982)
Michael S. McLean .... second unit director / second units directed by (22 episodes, 1980-1984)
Jack Barry .... first assistant director / assistant director (21 episodes, 1977-1985)
Richard Siegel .... second assistant director (20 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dirk Petersmann .... first assistant director / assistant director (14 episodes, 1978-1983)
Christopher Goss .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tom Zapata .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Glen Sanford .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Russ Harling .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1984-1985)
J. Barry Herron .... second unit director (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Scott U. Adam .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Irwin Marcus .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1980-1983)
Ronald R. Grow .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard H. Prince .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Robert Della Santina .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Fred Tosch .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
John Anderson Jr. .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1980)
Scott Adam .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1977)
Wilbur D'Arcy .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1980)
Marty P. Ewing .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1980)
Victoria E. Rhodes .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Norman Wallerstein .... second units directed by (2 episodes, 1984)
Jan Martin Wilschut .... second assistant director: Netherlands (2 episodes, 1984)
Carl Dubliclay .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1985)
Linda Rockstroh .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1985)

Bernard F. Basley .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1985)
 
Series Art Department
Gordon Kirschbaum .... supervising construction co-ordinator / construction co-ordinator / ... (219 episodes, 1977-1987)
Roger Montesano .... property master (197 episodes, 1977-1987)
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker (29 episodes, 1982-1983)
Thomas Gark .... property master (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... painter (5 episodes, 1978)
John Klima .... property master (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
David Coleman .... property master (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Wayne Fisher .... property master (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Peter Bankins .... property master (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Sound Department
Bruce Smith .... sound engineer / sound mixer (206 episodes, 1977-1987)
Jim Yant .... sound effects editor / sound editor (24 episodes, 1978-1986)
Rocky Moriana Jr. .... sound effects editor / sound editor (17 episodes, 1978-1984)
Curtis Mick .... sound effects editor / sound editor (14 episodes, 1979-1987)
Andy Kopetzky .... sound effects editor / sound editor (13 episodes, 1979-1986)
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... sound editor / sound effects editor (10 episodes, 1980-1986)
Dick Le Grand .... sound effects editor / sound editor (9 episodes, 1978-1983)
Michael O'Corrigan .... sound editor / sound effects editor (9 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul Levine .... sound effects editor (9 episodes, 1982-1986)
Ray Barons .... sound engineer (6 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... sound utility (6 episodes, 1981)
Ben Wong .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
Irwin Cadden .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
John Oliver .... sound engineer (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jerry Pirozzi .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Laurie Napier .... sound engineer (4 episodes, 1981)
Bill Jackson .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jules Nayfack .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1978)
Rich Steven .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1978)
Jim Willis .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 1986)

Kevin Kearney .... sound recordist (unknown episodes, 1981)
Greg P. Russell .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunt double: John Ritter (1 episode, 1977)

Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Leslie Hoffman .... stunts: 78' high fall off love boat (unknown episodes)
Tony Snegoff .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Casey Jones .... grip (44 episodes, 1982-1984)
J.B. Richner .... lighting technician (25 episodes, 1978-1979)
Peter McEvoy .... camera department manager (22 episodes, 1984-1985)
J. Barry Herron .... director of photography: second unit (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ronald W. Browne .... director of photography: second unit (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Dimitris Bogiantzis .... electrician (2 episodes, 1983)

James F. Cornick .... best boy (unknown episodes, 1989-1993)
Scott Hamilton .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Serge Poupis .... assistant camera / first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Joe Valdez .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Adam Rich .... casting associate (74 episodes, 1981-1984)
Lindy Rollison .... casting associate (28 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susan Newell .... casting supervisor (25 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dennis Hammer .... casting associate / casting supervisor (22 episodes, 1979-1984)
Junie Lowry-Johnson .... casting associate (10 episodes, 1984-1985)
Joanne Koehler .... casting associate (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Adriana Michel .... casting associate (8 episodes, 1984-1985)
Edward R. Morse .... casting supervisor (2 episodes, 1977)
Deedee Bradley .... casting associate (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Beth Holmes .... casting associate (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Larry Velasco .... costumer: men (104 episodes, 1981-1987)
Lee Peters .... costumer: women / wardrobe: women (57 episodes, 1977-1984)
Charlotte Iwata .... costumer: women (41 episodes, 1980-1984)
Nat Tolmach .... costumer: men (32 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sharon Thober .... costumer: women (27 episodes, 1981-1983)
Michael J. Long .... costumer: men (25 episodes, 1977-1978)
Joe McCloskey .... costumer: men (24 episodes, 1978-1983)
Sela S. Landon .... costumer: women (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Lucille Cusolito .... costumer: women (23 episodes, 1980-1981)
Michael R. Faeth .... costumer: men (14 episodes, 1981)
Joie Hutchinson .... costumer: women (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Nolan Miller .... wardrobe consultant (13 episodes, 1985-1987)
Lily Yamada .... costumer: women (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
Kendall Errair .... costumer: women (11 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robert Chase .... costumer: men (10 episodes, 1979)
Chad Harwood .... costumer: men (5 episodes, 1978)
Ron Brown .... costumer: men (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mark Peterson .... costumer: men (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Toni Lombardo-Picciolo .... costumer: women (4 episodes, 1981)
Sharon Swenson .... costumer: women (4 episodes, 1981)
Eilish Zebrasky .... costumer: women (3 episodes, 1983-1987)
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costumer: women (3 episodes, 1983)
Phyllis Garr .... costumer: women (2 episodes, 1978)
Mickey Sherrard .... costumer: men (2 episodes, 1980)
Lori Clark .... costumer: women (2 episodes, 1984)
Bob Mackie .... Miss Juliet Prowse's evening gowns by (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Editorial Department
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (117 episodes, 1977-1981)
Norman Wallerstein .... supervising film editor (116 episodes, 1981-1986)
Michael S. McLean .... supervising film editor (102 episodes, 1977-1981)
Sue Kesler .... apprentice film editor (71 episodes, 1983-1986)
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (15 episodes, 1977-1979)
John Woodcock .... supervising film editor (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Music Department
Charles Fox .... composer: theme music / composer: theme (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
Paul Williams .... lyricist: theme music / composer: theme music (249 episodes, 1977-1987)
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor (225 episodes, 1977-1987)
Jack Jones .... singer: theme music (220 episodes, 1977-1985)
Steve Livingston .... music editor (100 episodes, 1977-1981)
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... assistant music editor (54 episodes, 1978-1980)
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor / music supervisor (32 episodes, 1978-1986)
Dionne Warwick .... singer: theme music (29 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jay Kleinberg .... music editor (14 episodes, 1978-1987)
Scott Stambler .... music editor (6 episodes, 1981-1982)
Daniel J. Johnson .... music editor (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
Ray Jessel .... original songs / music: "Our Language of Love" (5 episodes, 1978-1984)
Greg Patterson .... assistant music editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Stan Freeman .... music arranger: vocals (2 episodes, 1982)
Ken Wilhoit .... music editor (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Transportation Department
Stanley Storc .... driver (57 episodes, 1980-1982)
Chris Haynes .... driver (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dean E. Mason .... driver (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Other crew
Wilfred Lloyd Baumes .... developed by / developer (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
Phill Norman .... title design / title designer (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
Helen Parker .... script supervisor (145 episodes, 1977-1986)
Tony Webster .... executive script consultant / story editor (129 episodes, 1979-1985)
Bret Garwood .... executive coordinator (125 episodes, 1981-1987)
Richard Albrecht .... story editor (109 episodes, 1980-1985)
Casey Keller .... story editor (109 episodes, 1980-1985)
Jill Baer .... story editor / executive story consultant (92 episodes, 1981-1986)
Christopher Vane .... story editor / executive story consultant (92 episodes, 1981-1986)
Art Baer .... executive script consultant / executive story consultant (65 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ben Joelson .... executive script consultant / executive story consultant (65 episodes, 1977-1980)
Mike Marmer .... story supervisor / executive story supervisor (61 episodes, 1982-1986)
Ray Jessel .... story editor (60 episodes, 1977-1980)
Bob Gray .... location manager (36 episodes, 1979-1986)
Renate Kamer .... assistant to the executive producer / assistant to the executive producers (30 episodes, 1977-1987)
Diana Weatherill .... assistant to the executive producer / assistant to the executive producers (30 episodes, 1977-1987)
Cleo Anton .... script supervisor (28 episodes, 1977-1979)
Barry E. Blitzer .... story editor (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Wayne Hanks .... production assistant (26 episodes, 1985-1987)
John R. Hansen .... production accountant (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
James E. Rule .... assistant producer (20 episodes, 1984-1987)
Doris DeHerdt .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1977-1986)
Sidney Morse .... story editor / executive script consultant (18 episodes, 1980-1982)
Lee Aronsohn .... story editor (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Michael D. McGinley .... executive in charge of travel / executive in charge for travel (14 episodes, 1984-1986)
Lynne Farr .... executive consultant / creative consultant (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ken Hecht .... story editor (11 episodes, 1980)
Tom Moore .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1979)
Joyce Webb .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1980-1982)
Lloyd J. Schwartz .... story editor (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Stuart Lippman .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1981-1987)
Victor T. Salant .... location auditor (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Don Crichton .... choreographer (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Spencer Henderson .... assistant choreographer (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Paula A. Roth .... executive script consultant (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Nancy Steen .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Neil Thompson .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Carl Jablonski .... choreographer / fashion show staging and choreography by (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Susan Donovan .... assistant choreographer (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Harvey Bullock .... creative consultant (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Laurie Gelman .... creative consultant (4 episodes, 1985)
Tom Moore .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1979)
John B. Collins .... story editor (3 episodes, 1986)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Nature's Haven (2 episodes, 1978-1986)
Gordon Farr .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1979)
Ernie Flatt .... choreography (2 episodes, 1979)
Charlene Painter .... assistant choreographer (2 episodes, 1981)
Arthur Malvin .... vocal direction (2 episodes, 1982)
Nikos Doukas .... location manager (2 episodes, 1983)
Walter Painter .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1984)

Art Scholl .... pilot (unknown episodes, 1984)
 
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R.S. Allen .... dedicated to the memory of (2 episodes, 1982)
Robert L. Morrison .... dedicated to the memory of (2 episodes, 1983)
 

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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Quintessential escapist fluff, 15 December 2001
Author: TVholic from New York

I admit it, I loved the '70s. It was such a fun decade. The Love Boat is a time capsule of the late '70s. Not just the guest stars and the fashions, but the basic mood of the era.

It's very easy and even very trendy to put down this lightweight show from ultraprolific producer Aaron Spelling, the same way people denigrate disco music. But once put into context, it really wasn't all that bad. The period, after all, was the late '70s -- only three years after The Brady Bunch had left the air. TV's fabled last gasp of innocence had yet to be breathed. TV shows could still be expected to be fun and frivolous, like the Me Decade this was a part of.

Spelling was at the peak of his TV power, having already scored hits with The Mod Squad, The Rookies, Starsky & Hutch and Charlie's Angels, among other shows. His shows alone were taking up more than a quarter of ABC's prime time hours by the turn of the decade and it was said that he had produced more hours of television than anyone else. For several years, Love Boat was teamed with Spelling stable mate Fantasy Island, forming a two-hour escapist block on Saturday nights when viewers could escape on a tropical cruise then to a lush tropical island.

With The Love Boat, viewers could experience some of the better aspects of a cruise, without the drawbacks. Every day was sun-drenched and every night clear and crisp, sunsets were always brilliant, it never rained and we could all be home within a single hour. And heck, it didn't cost a cent! The Aloha, Lido, Fiesta and Riviera decks (or at least their names) become ingrained in memory through sheer repetition. Not to mention the ship's lobby where all the guest stars made their grand entrances. (The lobby of the real Pacific Princess, by the way, looked nearly the same but was in the center of the ship and had no such entrance doors.) And, of course, the Crystal Pool, which made an appearance in every episode, except when the crew took to other ships for cruises in the Caribbean, Alaska and even Australia. And what a crew it was. From fatherly Gavin MacLeod to pert and perky Cindy "Lauren" Tewes and everyone in between, there was a nice family vibe to the original cast, even if some fans felt it was disrupted by the addition of Jill Whelan. Just don't mention the subsequent cast additions and changes, by which time the show had overstayed its welcome.

The stories were simple and, for the most part, uplifting. Still, they were repetitive. But how many different plot variations can one expect about love? And then there was the oh-so-'70s theme song. Charles Fox wrote the music, having already made his TV mark in several hit sitcoms including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Love, American Style. Pity poor Paul Williams, who, despite other successes, once reportedly said even if he found the cure for cancer, he'd still be remembered only for penning the lyrics to this insidious ditty. As sung by Jack Jones, it was frothier than ocean whitecaps and a perfect match for the show. Both Williams and Jones, by the way, actually guest-starred on the show.

There's a story that Peter Graves was once asked about his appearance on The Love Boat. Graves jokingly demurred that everyone in Hollywood at the time guest-starred on the show. That's not far from the truth. The show featured a never ending parade of television stars, stars to be, stars that once were and would-be stars. Singers, dancers and once, the then-popular Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. All mingled with some rather distinguished company -- movie stars and Oscar winners past and future like Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ginger Rogers, Olivia de Havilland, Debbie Reynolds, Tom Hanks and Don Ameche, among others, made appearances.

The original Pacific Princess no longer plies her Pacific route on the Mexican Riviera, with ports of call at Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco. She long since surrendered the area to her larger, newer, more luxurious sisters, one of which (the Sun Princess) couldn't carry the "Next Wave" revival in 1998. In the autumn of 2002, she was retired from the Princess fleet after 27 years of service, and the one, true Love Boat was no more. There's a new Pacific Princess now, but it just isn't the same. Thus I raise my glass in one final toast, "To absent friends and those at sea."

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