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Release Date:
3 January 1979 (Netherlands) See more »
Plot:
Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 9 nominations See more »
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"Fantasy Island" deserves better treatment! See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 329)

Ricardo Montalban ... Mr. Roarke (154 episodes, 1977-1984)

Hervé Villechaize ... Tattoo (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
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Series Directed by
Cliff Bole (24 episodes, 1978-1984)
Don Weis (22 episodes, 1978-1984)
Earl Bellamy (20 episodes, 1978-1980)
George McCowan (15 episodes, 1978-1983)
Philip Leacock (13 episodes, 1981-1984)
Michael Vejar (10 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bob Sweeney (9 episodes, 1982-1984)
Don Chaffey (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Leslie H. Martinson (5 episodes, 1981-1983)
George W. Brooks (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Lawrence Dobkin (3 episodes, 1979)
Jerome Courtland (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
Arnold Laven (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Allen Baron (2 episodes, 1978)
John Newland (2 episodes, 1978)
Vince Edwards (2 episodes, 1980)
Rod Holcomb (2 episodes, 1980)
Richard Benedict (2 episodes, 1981)
Ricardo Montalban (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Don Ingalls (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Gene Levitt (152 episodes, 1977-1984)
Ron Friedman (32 episodes, 1978-1981)
Don Ingalls (29 episodes, 1980-1984)
Skip Webster (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Herman Groves (18 episodes, 1979-1983)
Arthur Rowe (13 episodes, 1978-1982)
Steve Fisher (13 episodes, 1978-1981)
Larry Forrester (11 episodes, 1980-1983)
Anne Collins (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
Robert Sherman (8 episodes, 1983-1984)
William Douglas Lansford (7 episodes, 1978-1981)
Michael Fisher (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Worley Thorne (6 episodes, 1978-1984)
Tim Maschler (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Stephen Lord (6 episodes, 1979-1981)
Charlene Keel (6 episodes, 1982-1984)
Orville H. Hampton (5 episodes, 1978)
Stephanie Garman (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Hollace White (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Alfie Bass (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Deborah Dean Davis (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Chester Krumholz (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Leigh Vance (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lawrence H. Levy (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Robert Spears (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Whelpley (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Thomas Rowe (3 episodes, 1979-1983)
Sam Orr (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
William Kelley (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Katharyn Powers (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Alan Brennert (3 episodes, 1983)
John Kind (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Frank Dandridge (2 episodes, 1978)
John Rayner (2 episodes, 1978)
James Schmerer (2 episodes, 1978)
Daniel B. Ullman (2 episodes, 1978)
Richard Fisher (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ken Pettus (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Michael Vejar (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert Brennan (2 episodes, 1979)
Robert Earll (2 episodes, 1979)
James W. Hayes (2 episodes, 1979)
Jeffrey M. Hayes (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Judy Burns (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ruel Fischmann (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Paul Savage (2 episodes, 1981-1983)
Bonnie Ann Krumholz (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lorin Dreyfuss (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
David Landsberg (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Arthur C. Pierce (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Duane Byrge (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Alan L. Gansberg (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Misty Stewart-Taggart (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Michael Michaelian (2 episodes, 1983)
Michael Sevareid (2 episodes, 1983)
Sheila R. Allen (2 episodes, 1984)
David Chambers (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer / producer (154 episodes, 1977-1984)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer / producer (154 episodes, 1977-1984)
Arthur Rowe .... supervising producer / producer / ... (137 episodes, 1978-1984)
Don Ingalls .... producer (67 episodes, 1980-1984)
Michael Vejar .... associate producer / co-producer (57 episodes, 1978-1980)
Michael Fisher .... supervising producer / producer (51 episodes, 1978-1980)
Carl Pingitore .... co-producer / producer (33 episodes, 1980-1982)
Christopher Chulack .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1980-1982)
Skip Webster .... producer (26 episodes, 1979-1982)
Janice Cooke .... associate producer (14 episodes, 1979-1983)
Gordon Rowe .... associate producer / co-associate producer (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
Audrey A. Blasdel .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1984)
Herman Groves .... producer (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Steven C. Brown .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Shelley Hull .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Charles Albertine (27 episodes, 1978-1981)
Ken Harrison (25 episodes, 1979-1984)
Elliot Kaplan (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Laurence Rosenthal (10 episodes, 1977-1983)
Ron Ramin (7 episodes, 1981-1984)
Lance Rubin (4 episodes, 1979)
Tommy Leonetti (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Emmett Bergholz (73 episodes, 1978-1984)
Cliff Ralke (7 episodes, 1981)
Gerald Perry Finnerman (6 episodes, 1978)
Emil Oster (6 episodes, 1978)
Sherman Kunkel (5 episodes, 1979)
Al Francis (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Donald H. Birnkrant (3 episodes, 1978)
Archie R. Dalzell (2 episodes, 1977-1978)

Irving Lippman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Steven C. Brown (16 episodes, 1979-1982)
Richard H. Williams (15 episodes, 1978-1980)
William B. Stich (15 episodes, 1979-1984)
Richard Van Enger Jr. (14 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Wages (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ronald LaVine (11 episodes, 1980-1982)
John Woodcock (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerry Dronsky (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack Kampschroer (4 episodes, 1978)
Ken Zemke (3 episodes, 1978)
John Farrell (2 episodes, 1978)
Robert L. Swanson (2 episodes, 1978)
Michael B. Hoggan (2 episodes, 1980-1983)
Patrick S. Stafford (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Herbert H. Dow (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Claire Newell (46 episodes, 1979-1982)
Pat Harris (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
Nancy Woodruff Blum (14 episodes, 1979)
Joe Scully (13 episodes, 1978-1980)
Betty Martin (7 episodes, 1978)
Robin Lippin (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
Jim Merrick (3 episodes, 1978)
Toni Howard (2 episodes, 1978)
Lynn Stalmaster (2 episodes, 1978)
Joel Thurm (2 episodes, 1978)

Al Onorato (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (95 episodes, 1978-1984)
David Marshall (37 episodes, 1980-1984)
Zoltan Müller (35 episodes, 1978-1981)
Frederick P. Hope (22 episodes, 1978)
Alfeo Bocchicchio (6 episodes, 1978)
Paul Sylos (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert Purcell (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ted Lake (90 episodes, 1978-1984)
Audrey A. Blasdel (81 episodes, 1978-1984)
Frank Lombardo (5 episodes, 1978)
David Horowitz (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (58 episodes, 1979-1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (82 episodes, 1978-1981)
Nora de la Torre .... makeup artist (46 episodes, 1979-1983)
Lee Crawford .... hair stylist (25 episodes, 1979-1981)
Sharleen Rassi .... key hair stylist / hair stylist (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup supervisor (13 episodes, 1981-1984)
Joan Phillips .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1979-1980)
Josee Nachbaur .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1981)
Jo Thomas .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1981)
Josée Normand .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1984)
Sidney Perell .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Management
Robert M. Beche .... unit production manager (57 episodes, 1979-1984)
Harry Hogan III .... unit production manager (20 episodes, 1978)
Ralph Ferrin .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry Kostroff .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Norman Henry .... executive production manager (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerome M. Siegel .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wallace Van Allen .... assistant director / second assistant director / ... (46 episodes, 1978-1982)
Robert M. Rolsky .... second assistant director (32 episodes, 1980-1983)
Ray DeCamp .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1978-1980)
Barbara Gelman .... second assistant director (18 episodes, 1979-1980)
John Morrison .... assistant director / first assistant director (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jon Triesault .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Mayberry .... assistant director / second assistant director (8 episodes, 1979-1984)
Richard Learman .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1978)
Robert Gilmore .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1980-1983)
Lindsley Parsons III .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1978)
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1979)
Ken Stringer .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
James Nicholson .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1978)
Michael Messinger .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
James Griffin .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Art Department
Michael Walsh .... lead man (63 episodes, 1981-1984)
Jerry McFarland .... property master (27 episodes, 1978-1980)
Steven Johnson .... property master (25 episodes, 1979-1982)
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... painter (22 episodes, 1978)
Michael Wiegand .... property master (15 episodes, 1979-1982)
Gaston G. Gray .... property master (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Hank Stonecipher .... supervising construction coordinator (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
Allan Gordon .... property master (5 episodes, 1978)
David Kirk .... construction coordinator (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Sweeney .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1977-1983)
Irving Goldfarb .... property master (2 episodes, 1980-1983)
Jerry Moss .... property master (2 episodes, 1983)
Jeffrey Bellamy .... property master (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Sound Department
George Ronconi .... sound mixer (70 episodes, 1978-1984)
David A. Whittaker .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 1982)
Dwight Mobley .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1978)
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1981)

Christopher Chulack .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Richard Friedman .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Doug Grindstaff .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Don Isaacs .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Al Kajita .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Hank Salerno .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Larry Singer .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Luke Wolfram .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bill Clove .... special effects (79 episodes, 1978-1982)
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects coordinator / special effects (16 episodes, 1977-1981)
Bruce Robles .... special effects (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Frank Toro .... special effects (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Marlowe Newkirk .... special effects (2 episodes, 1978)

Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Hal Miles .... visual effects (1 episode, 1980)

Bill Millar .... special visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Roy E. Harrison .... stunt coordinator (81 episodes, 1978-1982)
Gary Hymes .... stunts (8 episodes, 1979-1982)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts / stunt double (7 episodes, 1978-1982)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts / stunt double (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rick Flores .... stunt coordinator / utility stunts (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts / stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Richard Epper .... stunts (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Marneen Fields .... stunt diver (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Allan Graf .... stunt double: Dick Butkus (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Leslie Hoffman .... scuba diver / stunt double: Pamela Franklin (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1983)

Whitey Hughes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Greg Walker .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Winburn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Greene .... first assistant camera (65 episodes, 1981-1984)
Cliff Ralke .... camera operator (57 episodes, 1978-1981)
Bill Fleming .... key grip (50 episodes, 1978-1980)
Bob West .... key grip (34 episodes, 1980-1984)
Julius Metoyer .... gaffer (32 episodes, 1980-1984)
Robert Seaman .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1981-1984)
Jim Field .... gaffer (24 episodes, 1978-1980)
Eric Smith .... electrician (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Cronn .... gaffer (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Thor Sundby .... gaffer (7 episodes, 1978)
Richard N. Hannah .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1978)
Don Marshall .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1978)
Bob Bergdahl .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1978)
Leonard Bukey .... key grip (5 episodes, 1978)
Anthony Pistone .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1978)
Ron Francis .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jim Buchanan .... key grip (2 episodes, 1981)
Jim Lott .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1981)
Robert Marta .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1982)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1984)

Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Joseph Staton .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Al Onorato .... casting supervisor / casting executive (82 episodes, 1978-1981)
Nancy Woodruff Blum .... casting associate (38 episodes, 1979-1982)
Meryl O'Loughlin .... casting executive / casting supervisor (13 episodes, 1981-1984)
Kathleen Conner .... casting associate (8 episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ronald V. Barry .... costume supervisor: men (23 episodes, 1980-1981)
Grady Hunt .... wardrobe selector / wardrobe selection / ... (21 episodes, 1978-1983)
Eilish Zebrasky .... wardrobe (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Carlton .... costumer: men (3 episodes, 1980)
Kathy Monderine .... costumer: women (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Editorial Department
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (93 episodes, 1978-1981)
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (13 episodes, 1978-1984)
 
Series Music Department
Laurence Rosenthal .... composer: theme music (152 episodes, 1978-1984)
Jay Kleinberg .... music editor (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Transportation Department
Stanley Storc .... driver (71 episodes, 1978-1982)
Gina August .... driver (21 episodes, 1982-1984)
Chris Haynes .... production driver (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Vitagliano .... location coordinator (65 episodes, 1978-1982)
Skip Webster .... executive story consultant (45 episodes, 1978-1980)
Craig Baron .... standby carpenter (28 episodes, 1978)
Orville H. Hampton .... story editor (25 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry Forrester .... executive story consultant (25 episodes, 1980-1982)
Michael Looney .... location coordinator / production coordinator (19 episodes, 1978)
Chester Krumholz .... story editor (17 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle (11 episodes, 1978-1981)
Ray Brenner .... story editor (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Don Ingalls .... executive story consultant (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Anne Collins .... story editor / executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
James Schmerer .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1978)
Katharyn Powers .... story editor (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Albert Aley .... story editor (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Robert Sherman .... executive story consultant / executive story editor (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Pat Dunlop .... story editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Herman Groves .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1982)
Joyce Doran .... assistant to supervising producer (2 episodes, 1984)
Jerry Ross .... story editor (2 episodes, 1984)

Art Scholl .... pilot (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (157 episodes)
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The plane that was used in Fantasy Island was up for auction in the '90s. It was autographed by all the guest stars. Before Fantasy Island this plane was also owned by Richard D. Bach, author of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull".See more »
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Mr. Roarke:My dear guests! I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome... to Fantasy Island!See more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
"Fantasy Island" deserves better treatment!, 26 November 2008
Author: fantasyislander65 from United States

After reading some of the earlier nasty remarks, I had to put in my two cents. This show was NOT, despite what that goon in Essex thinks, the worst thing that ever aired on TV. I think most of today's TV is much worse (when is this stupid "reality" fad ever going to end??) and there isn't a current show I can stand to watch. Gimme the stuff I grew up with. I'm a 1965 baby and not ashamed to admit it.

This show has been my all-time favorite for almost 30 years. I was in high school when it originally aired and I think it helped me to hang on throughout those miserable days. I was such a misfit back then, and "Fantasy Island" appealed to my imagination. As I was a budding writer in those days, it provided incredible opportunities for me to practice the craft. What a wonderful premise! I won't say it didn't have its faults. Sometimes the scripts were pretty bad, and some of the problems seemed trivial; but it could be good too, and it was a blast to watch and still is. As for the cheesiness factor, well, I think it's unfair to label every single 70s product as cheesy. There was a lot of great stuff back then and this was among the ranks. (BTW, most of the seasons aired in the 80s!!) My favorite episodes came from seasons 2, 3 and 4 mostly.

To those who disparage Hervé Villechaize for his heavy French accent and his short stature: GROW UP and LEARN SOMETHING! It's so easy to make fun when you're "normal" and "perfect". That man made the best of what he was dealt in life, and if you don't like it, that's just tough. Have a little compassion. He's been dead 15 years, and how easy it is to cut down someone who can't defend himself. There's just no shame anymore.

I love this show. So it looks dated. Hate to tell you this, but we didn't have splashy special effects and Blu-Ray discs. We were lucky to have VCRs. Live with it. Accept it for what it is, and that's just plain fun. "Escapist TV" describes it perfectly, and that's what it was for me -- an escape from my rotten real life. And it's still a lot of fun to watch.

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