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Season: 1 | 2 | 3
Year: 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

27 November 1978
Chicago Bulls forward Ken Reeve injures his knee, bringing an abrupt halt to his time as a player. His college friend is principal of Carver High School in Southern LA. Principal Jim Willis hires Reeve to teach and coach Basketball.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Jason Bernard ... Jim Willis
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

Robin Pearson Rose ... Katie Donahue (as Robin Rose)
Marilyn Coleman ... Mrs. Hayward
Jonathan Ian ... Jackie Hayward
Gerry Black ... Store Manager
Al Stellone ... 2nd Policeman
John Davis ... 1st Policeman

Bethel Leslie ... Mrs. Lawrence
Artis Gilmore ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 2: Here's Mud in Your Eye

4 December 1978
Curtis Jackson, has an alcohol problem. Coach Reeves, hires a psychiatrist, to help Jackson put the bottle down, for good.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

Robin Pearson Rose ... Katie Donahue (as Robin Rose)
Christine Belford ... Dr. Evelyn Crawford

Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Reverend Jackson
Sari Price ... Receptionist
Jan Hill ... Girl

Season 1, Episode 3: The Offer

11 December 1978
The players are warming up to the new coach. He is earning their respect by proving his sincerity. But a major sports network offers him an announcing job and that threatens to destroy the bond that has begun with Reeves and the players.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Fawne Harriman ... Sally Adams
Edward Grover (as Ed Grover)

Lupe Ontiveros ... Mrs. Gomez (as Lupe M. Ontiveros)
Lew Brown ... Probation Officer

Rosanna DeSoto ... Spanish Teacher (as Rosana Soto)

Alan Rachins ... TV Director
Dick Baker ... Referee
Ken Letner ... Policeman
Susan Bredhoff ... Secretary
Chick Hearn ... TV Announcer (voice)

Season 1, Episode 4: Bonus Baby

25 December 1978
A hustling agent from a low level professional basketball league attempts to sigh Coolidge. He uses fast easy money to mesmerize him knowing he comes from poverty. Reeves makes him took hard before being penny wise and pound foolish.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

Art Metrano ... Walter Preston
Annazette Chase ... Marcia

Charles Robinson ... Jackie Solomon (as Charlie Robinson)
Hilda Haynes ... Mrs. Coolidge
Robert Phalen ... Doug Batty
Chris Wallace ... Car Salesman
Nick Angotti ... Announcer
Tony Monaco ... Man
George N. Neise ... Maitre'd
Fred Slyter ... Jewelry Salesman
Duane LaDage ... Student (as Duane Ladage)
Joe Petrullo ... Delivery Man

Season 1, Episode 5: Pregnant Pause

1 January 1979
Reese's girlfriend claims to be pregnant. If that's the case they must make plans for their future that depend on scholarships, employment and marriage. That's a heavy load for high school students, are they old enough to manage?

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

Renn Woods ... Darlene Robinson (as Ren Woods)
Gail Cameron ... Miss Tyler
Naomi Caryl ... Nurse Haskell
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

Season 1, Episode 6: Wanna Bet?

8 January 1979
Coach Reeves sees a kid hustling basketball in a playground. Reeves him in a bets a one on one where if Reeves wins this kid comes to Carver to play basketball and finish his schooling. Coach soon learns not everyone can be helped.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

Michael Warren ... Bobby Magnum
Booth Colman ... Pawn Brooker
Leone James ... Helen
Lionel Decker ... Detective #1
David Himes ... Detective #2
Richard Marcus ... Benny
Simmy Bow ... Pete
Richard Reicheg ... Carmine

Justin De Rosa ... Larry (as Justin DeRosa)

Dennis Haysbert ... Basketball Player
Mark Woods ... Basketball Player
Mary Moon ... Secretary
Len Ross ... Cop

Season 1, Episode 7: That Old Gang of Mine

15 January 1979
Basketball player, Ricky Gomez was cut from the team due to, poor grades on his academics, and he joins a gang that he once, belonged to.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
James Victor ... Det. Diaz
Carmen Zapata ... Mrs. Alvarez

Lupe Ontiveros ... Mrs. Gomez (as Lupe M. Ontiveros)
Lisle Wilson ... Mr. Finniman
Gloria Calomee ... Mrs. Newkirk

Jesse Dizon ... Aztec

Richard Cansino ... Aztec

Manuel Padilla Jr. ... Aztec (as Manuel Padillo Jr.)
Robert Huerta ... Aztec
David Hernandez ... Juan

Alma Beltran ... Spanish Woman
Nat Jones ... Student
Jason Thomas ... Student
Scott Garrett ... Student
Leonard Lightfoot ... Teacher
J. Christopher Sullivan ... Teacher
Sharon James ... Secretary
Peter Aguilar ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: One of the Boys

27 January 1979
A new transfer student joins the team but when rumors start surfacing that the kid is homosexual, the coach and the team don't know how to deal with it.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

Robin Pearson Rose ... Katie Donahue (as Robin Rose)

Peter Horton ... Raymond Collins

Paul Marin ... Mr. Collins

Bruce Weitz ... Joe Kelly
Sue Casey ... Mrs. Collins
Alan Wedner ... Player

Karole Selmon ... Belinda
Eugene Lee ... Student

Jonathan Frakes ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: Airball

3 February 1979
Reeve sees Bobby Magnum hustling in a playground and that is his living. Coach has his own bet. If Reeve wins, Magnum will come to Carver and finish high school. He can not only play basketball but finish high school. But its not that easy.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

Jonelle Allen ... Shelley
Jenny Sullivan ... First Flight Attendant
James Gallery ... Businessman
Shane Sinutko ... Young Boy
Penelope Willis ... Counter Girl
Paul Tuerpe ... Co-Pilot
John Wyler ... Man
Nick LaTour ... Skycap
Georgie Paul ... Inspector
Marie Lillo ... Woman
Sheryl Bolt ... Nancy

Season 1, Episode 10: We're in the Money

10 February 1979
Coach Reeves takes the team to a tournament in Las Vegas and the players, instead of resting for the games, decide to take money borrowed from schoolmates and hit the casinos.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Ric Mancini ... Salvatore Mariani
Regina Hooks ... Audrey (as Regina Brown-Hooks)
John LaMotta ... Pit Boss

Mykelti Williamson ... Malcolm Gruner (as Michael T. Williamson)
Phyllis Katz ... Teller
Nancie Richards ... Girl Dealer
Art Marino ... Poker Player
J.J. Johnston ... Poker Player
Jim Malinda ... Croupier
Michael Santiago ... Dealer #3
Cletus Young ... Dealer #4
Tony Dante ... Dealer #1
Ray Malinda ... Dealer #2
Wally McCleskey ... Pickpocket (as Wallace McCleskey)

Season 1, Episode 11: Spare the Rod

17 February 1979
Reeves is teaching gym. A kid refuses to conform and hits him. Coach returns a punch but feels being an adult he is more responsible. As the story unfolds Reeves is hit with the fact that not all kids can he helped.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Lucius Robinson (as Brian Mitchell)
Philip Sterling ... Lee Burns
Royce Wallace ... Mrs. Robinson
Fred Pinkard ... Mr. Robinson
Lisle Wilson ... Mr. Finniman
Robert Moloney ... Mr. Ellis

Renny Temple ... Mr. Harris
Jeffrey Bannister ... Referee (as Jeff Bannister)

Nicholas Mele ... Teacher
Leonard Lightfoot ... Teacher
Roz Vallero ... Teacher

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Student
Dave 'Foots' Footman ... Student (as David Footman)

Kenny Ellis ... Student

Season 1, Episode 12: The Great White Dope

24 February 1979
Salami is the high school tough guy who gets the idea of club fighting for extra money. Street fighting doesn't translate to boxing as well as Salami thinks he's not exactly the next Rocky Balboa.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

Robin Pearson Rose ... Katie Donahue (as Robin Rose)
Jay Varela ... Mr. Palomino

Robert Costanzo ... Mr. Pettrino
Chick Hearn ... Announcer
Artis Gilmore ... Announcer
Bob Basso ... Bouncer
Frederick Castellano ... Player (as Freddie Castellano)
Carlos Palomino ... Himself
Bobby Bass ... Fight Referee (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 13: Mainstream

5 March 1979
The school system attempts to interlink kids with disabilities into the mainstream. An attempt is made to place an autistic boy on the team. Tom doesn't dominate, but the players show a nice side despite their tough veneer.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

Robin Pearson Rose ... Katie Donahue (as Robin Rose)

Barbara Babcock ... Mrs. Simpson

James Cromwell ... Mr. Hamilton
Deborah White
Ketty Lester ... Mrs. Hendricks
Jason Green ... Tom Hendricks

Nicholas Mele ... Teacher
Virginia Leith ... Teacher
Jeffrey Bannister ... Referee (as Jeff Bannister)
Luisa Leschin ... Student

Season 1, Episode 14: Little Orphan Abner

26 March 1979
Goldstein's shyness makes him the forgotten man on the team. When his grandfather takes ill, the players show him partial compassion. But only til his grandfather comes home. Goldstein must grow out of his shell and command respect.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Eda Reiss Merin ... Abner's Grandmother
John Bleifer ... Abner's Grandfather

Michael Pataki ... Rabbi

Ralph Byers ... Dr. Silver
Lou Tiano ... Mr. Townsend

Ernie Hudson ... Johnson
Sara Seegar ... Mrs. Morin
Art Kimbro ... Ricky Barnes
Eugenia Wright ... Ginny
Eugene Lee ... Bobby
Barbara J. Edelman ... Janet
Sam Hefter ... Blake
Teri Taylor ... Thorpe's Girlfriend
Stephanie Faulkner ... Johnson's Girlfriend

Season 1, Episode 15: LeGrande Finale

9 April 1979
The basketball seasons ends with some promise of am improved team next year. The players had gotten in the habit of singing together as a pastime. The music teacher helps them start an a Capella band for the school dance.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Alexandra Johnson ... Karen LeGrand
Milt Kogan ... Mr. LeGrand
Harry Danner ... Mr. Leonard (as Harry B. Danner)
Sarah Miller ... Mrs. LeGrand
Fil Formicola

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: On the Line

17 September 1979
Witherspoon writes for Carver's newspaper. While covering the basketball team he finds out Jackson is involved in a betting ring. Witherspoon must decide between exposing Jackson or repressing the truth.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

David Raynr ... Harold Witherspoon (as David Hubbard)
Ralph Wilcox ... Jackie Patton
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

Deborah Lacey ... Janine

Season 2, Episode 2: Albert Hodges

24 September 1979
After wrongfully being imprisoned, Albert Hodges wishes to finish high school, but is mistrusting of all white people. He is forced to face that his own fears are his worst problem.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Principal Jim Willis

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Richard Cummings Jr. ... Albert Hodges
S. Pearl Sharp ... Paula Jenkins (as Saundra Sharp)
Ellaraino ... Mrs. Hodges (as Ella Raino Edwards)

F. William Parker ... Mr. Biletti
Richard Derr ... Dean Sullivan
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Team Manager

Jesse D. Goins ... Student

Eric Douglas ... Student
Mary Moon ... Secretary

Season 2, Episode 3: The Cross-Town Hustle

1 October 1979
Reese is scouted by another school that has some perks Carver doesn't offer. However, Reece learns a lesson most teens have to learn the hard way there are no greener pastures.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Principal Jim Willis

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Wayne Heffley ... Coach Harper
Hari Rhodes ... Harmon Reese
Dennis Howard ... Coach Rogers
Isabel Cooley ... Reba Reese
Keny Long ... Little Mack
Ronald McQueen ... Adrian Bender
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Team Manager
Jeffrey Bannister ... Referee (as Jeff Bannister)
Dori Keller ... Jimmy
Peter Reynolds ... Referee

Season 2, Episode 4: Sudden Death

8 October 1979
Reeves convinces the parents of an academically gifted student to let him join the team. Although good at basketball, young Randy seems to lack endurance. Unbeknownst to everybody he has some internal problems causing his death.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

Madge Sinclair ... Louelia Judd
Haywood Nelson ... Randy Judd

Hal Williams ... Henry Judd

David Ankrum ... Dr. Luria
Jennifer Harmon ... Nurse
Phil Rubenstein ... School Doctor
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Team Manager
Jason Ross ... Minister

John Mengatti ... Student
Jeffrey Bannister ... Referee (as Jeff Bannister)
Jeanine Michaels ... Nurse

Season 2, Episode 5: A Silent Cheer

15 October 1979
Jeff Simpson joins the team. For a time he is able to hide a big secret, he is deaf. The players assume his lack of social participation is a stuck up attitude. Its only a matter of time before the truth shows itself.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

Robert DoQui ... Carl Simpson (as Robert Doqui)
Taylor Lacher ... Don Foster
Kim Hamilton ... Carol Simpson
Glenn-Michael Jones ... Jeff Simpson
Larry Farmer ... Selridge
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Team Manager

Season 2, Episode 6: No Place Like Home

29 October 1979
Due to a house fire, Coolidge is forced to spend a few weeks with Coach. Coolidge is enjoying the roommate atmosphere and finds the coach less strict than his mother he does begin to wear thin his welcome with the coach.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Principal Jim Willis

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Hilda Haynes ... Mrs. Coolidge
Mary Moon ... Jenny
Erin Blunt ... Darren Coolidge
Dana Richardson ... Tina
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Team Manager

Season 2, Episode 7: Globetrotters

5 November 1979
When the team begins to dominate, they believe they're too good for community service. Coach aligns with the Harlem Globetrotters to server "Humble Pie" to the Carver 10.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson
Geese Ausbie ... Himself (as Hubert 'Geese' Ausbie)
Curley Neal ... Himself (as Fred 'Curly' Neal)
Nate Branch ... Himself
Robert Paige ... Himself (as Robert 'Baby Face' Paige)
Twiggy Sanders ... Himself (as James 'Twiggy' Sanders)
Lou Dunbar ... Himself (as Louis 'Sweet Lou' Dunbar)
Jimmy Blacklock ... Himself
Stanley Brock ... Salesman
Bob Delegall ... Pimlico Coach
Joseph Burns ... Rocky
Mark James ... Kid
James E. dePriest ... Newsman

Renée Jones ... Kid (as Renee Jones)

Season 2, Episode 8: Me?

12 November 1979
Coach Reeves teaches sex education and the subject is VD. The startling reality hits home when two of the basketball team's leading players may be infected after encountering the same girl. Friendships and confidence is tested.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Team Manager
Rosanne Katon ... Diana

Judyann Elder ... Dr. Chatton
Mary Moon ... Jenny
Becky Gonzalez ... Nurse
Judy Sardo ... Receptionist
Wally McCleskey ... Tatooed Man (as Wallace McCleskey)
Teri Taylor ... Marilyn
Erica Lyon ... Marcy Frankel

Jesse D. Goins ... Student (as Jesse Goins)
Jesse Aragon ... Hispanic Student (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 9: Needle

26 November 1979
Hayward's cousin, dies from a fatal overdose of heroine. Hayward decides, to take the matters into his own hands by getting revenge, at the drug dealer who was responsible for his cousin's death.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson
Leopoldo ... Trotter Jordan
Hope Clarke ... Aunt Edna Hayward
Marc Jefferson ... Jason Hayward
Hal Hawkins ... Rennie Wolford
Eric Laneuville ... Gordy

David Harris ... Rollo
Bryan O'Dell ... Dickie Wilder
Tierre Turner ... Black Man
Ben Gerard ... Detective
Jonathan Ian ... Jackie Hayward
Tan Adams ... Charlene Hayward
Andrea Nelson ... Janice Hayward
Al Fann ... Minister

Michael Cornelison ... Cop
Tony Edwards ... Black Kid

Season 2, Episode 10: Sliding By

3 December 1979
Mack Wade, a "can't-miss" basketball prospect, transfers to Carver to finish out high school. Wade has tons of scholarship offers from colleges, both academic and athletic. However, when Wade starts having troubles in the classroom, Coach Reeves realizes Mack has been passed through because of his basketball potential, even though he's a group two functional illiterate.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

Brian Frishman ... Mack Wade

Jerry Hardin ... Charlie Wade
Lisle Wilson ... Mr. Finniman
S. John Launer ... Mr. Boyd
Mary Moon ... Jenny
Phillip L. Allan ... Student (as Phillip L. Allen)
Georgie Paul ... Clerk

Season 2, Episode 11: Delores, of Course

18 December 1979
Jackson, was unaware that his former girlfriend, turns out to be a prostitute.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

Debbi Morgan ... Delores Raye (as Deborah Weldon-Morgan)

Taurean Blacque ... Calvin Lewis
Susan Davis ... Mirian LaRue
Jan Hill ... Candy
Michael O'Dwyer ... Charlie
Dacarla Kilpatrick ... Pammie (as DaCarla Kilpatrick)
Jay Fletcher ... Lobo

Deanne Mencher ... Nurse

Season 2, Episode 12: A Christmas Present

25 December 1979
Christmas is approaching. Sybil Buchanan is pregnant and ready to reunite with her husband. While he isn't a bad man, he isn't quite as strong on commitment as a husband and father needs to be. Some very important decisions are made.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

Robin Pearson Rose ... Katie Donahue (as Robin Rose)

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Phil Jeffers

Teddy Wilson ... Doug Buchanan (as Theodore Wilson)
Rod Browning ... Steve Cary

Deborah Lacey ... Nancy

Trinidad Silva ... Julio
Nancy Pearlberg ... Personnel Woman
Megan Jeffers ... Little Girl
Christopher James ... Little Boy
Don Diamond ... Salvation Army Man
Jessica Salem ... Caroler
Mary Gail Hobbs ... Caroler (as Mary-Gail Hobbs)
Stuart Mabray ... Caroler
J. Rob Jordan ... Man with Car

Season 2, Episode 13: Feeling No Pain

1 January 1980
When Salami hurts his knee in a pickup basketball game he is prescribed some painkillers. Word gets out to a school drug distributor that he has then he becomes pressured to sell some. When busted, he blames Salami.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson
Andy Romano ... Doctor

Todd Susman
Maurice Sneed ... Lester

Jerry Lacy ... Board Member
Lloyd McLinn ... Security Guard

Julius Carry ... Player (as Julius J. Carry III)
Jessica Nelson ... Janice
Patricia Conklin ... Nurse

Season 2, Episode 14: Artist

8 January 1980
Thorpe is forced to consider that his high school basketball dominance isn't likely to reach a large college and even less so to reach the NBA. The art teacher suggests his future may be in painting.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

Gloria Foster ... Miss Bridges
Hazel Medina ... Pamela Thorpe
Crystal Mukes ... Gwen Thorpe
Michael Montalvo ... Lester Marshall
Billy Crawford ... Announcer

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Edward Thorpe (as Herb Jefferson Jr.)

Season 2, Episode 15: Salami's Affair

15 January 1980
Salami is struggling in history and that's threatening to get him suspended from the team. His teacher, an attractive lady of about 25, tutors him but the tutorial session leads to an unexpected and inappropriate affair.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward (credit only)

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson
Darleen Carr ... Ellen Jensen
Fran Myers ... Kathy Plunkett
Rosanne Katon ... Diana
Verria Whitehead ... Roxanne
Theresa Hayes ... Gwen
Michael Karm ... Riley
Darnell Williams ... Eddie
Reggie Dunn ... Walter

Season 2, Episode 16: Links

22 January 1980
Coach Reeves is invited to golf at a country club. He sees it as a chance to show a few members of the team not only golf, but also refinement. Unbeknownst to Reeves the exclusive country club is racial. An unexpected lesson is learned.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson
Robert Alda ... Bob Beardsley

Simone Griffeth ... Marjorie Beardsley
Stacey Kuhne-Adams ... Melanie Beardsley (as Stacey Kuhne)
Ed Call ... Starter
Jeffrey Bannister ... Steve Verses (as Jeff Bannister)
Fred D. Scott ... Les Evans
Felix Nelson ... Lawrence

Season 2, Episode 17: The Stripper

29 January 1980
Reeves begins dating a highly respected teacher. It turns out she moonlights an an exotic dancer. Reeves and the administration are fearful that her second job will damage her integrity as a teacher.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

Robin Pearson Rose ... Katie Donahue (as Robin Rose)

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

Randee Heller ... Susan

Robert Costanzo ... Mr. Pettrino
Gloria LeRoy ... Dolly
Eric Server ... Casey
Jon St. Elwood ... Darryl
Montana Smoyer ... M.C.
Shaun Raphiel Harris ... Bowler
Abbie Scott ... Marcia
Dean Miller ... Teenager
Juliette Marshall ... Dancer

Season 2, Episode 18: Gonna Fly Now

5 February 1980
During a party a drug pusher slipps PCP in Jeffers' drink. Coach Reeves and a woman who is a narcotics cop work together to figure out who is behind this ring.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson
Kathleen Lloyd ... Paula
Carl W. Crudup ... Cletus Rice (as Carl Crudup)
Veronica Redd ... Mrs. Jeffers
Rudy Lowe ... Lonnie Burns
Lark Hackshaw ... Debby (as Lark A. Hackshaw)

Nicholas Mele ... Mr. Bellerini
Joseph X. Flaherty ... Clerk
Terry Cammack ... Cop

Season 2, Episode 19: Out at Home

19 February 1980
Coach urges players with the basketball season winding down, joining the baseball team is a good way to keep fit. A few guys agree particularly 'New York' but the baseball manager is burned out with the job and only remains for a paycheck.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

James McEachin ... Jake Owens
Beverly Hope Atkinson ... Madge

Meshach Taylor ... Chipper
Arnold Johnson ... Mickey
Dorothy Butts ... Teacher

Nicholas Mele ... Bellerini
Brenda Elder ... Teacher
Jeff Gallagher ... Miss Perkins

Season 2, Episode 20: The Russians Are Coming

26 February 1980
A high school team from the Soviet Union decides to make a stop and Carver and play the team in an exhibition game. There is some tension, but the two teams warm up to one another and establish a friendship, especially Hayward and one of the Soviets. However, when that player decides to defect and Hayward decides to help him it almost causes an international incident.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Jerry Fogel ... Bill Donahue

Robin Pearson Rose ... Katie Donahue (as Robin Rose)
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia

Chris Mulkey ... Ilya
Kenneth Kimmins ... McKenzie

Zitto Kazann ... Russian Coach
Gene Scherer ... Dimitrov

Jon Gries ... Uri Kogenski (as Jonathan Gries)
Brad Maule ... Alexi Korchov
Gregory Fisher ... Russian Player
McKee Anderson ... Mrs. Johnson
Jaison Walker ... Beggar

Season 2, Episode 21: The Hitter

4 March 1980
Reeves finds himself in a difficult position when he suspects that Gomez is being physically abused by his father but cannot prove it.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Phil Jeffers

Hector Elias ... Mr. Gomez
Carmen Zapata ... Mrs. Alverez

Lupe Ontiveros ... Mrs. Gomez
Natalie Devis ... Evita Gomez
Jan Stratton ... Nurse
Gerald Castillo ... Esteban

Bubba Smith ... Strong Man
Pepe Hern ... Garcia

Ronald G. Joseph ... Opponent (as Ron Godines)
Ford Lile ... Man at Game
Mike Robelo ... Carlos
Wally McCleskey ... Referee (as Wallace McCleskey)

Season 2, Episode 22: The Death of Me Yet?

11 March 1980
After experiencing the joy of getting to the city championship game, Reeves and the players are blindsided by a major tragedy.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson
Fran Myers ... Kathy Plunkett

James Cromwell ... Art Commings
Beany Williams ... Willie Jackson
Will Gill Jr. ... Proprietor

Grant Wilson ... Alan Wiggins
Leland Smith ... Thief
Norman Alexander Gibbs ... Thief
Theresa Hayes ... Girlfriend

Season 2, Episode 23: Coolidge Goes Hollywood

18 March 1980
Coolidge is offered a role on a television series about life on an inner-city high school campus. His character becomes a hit and soon all the adulation goes to his head and causes him to forget where he came from.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson (credit only)
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

George Wyner ... Film Director

Peter Jurasik ... Film Proudcer

Colby Chester ... Mr. Hays
Harry Danner ... Mr. Leonard
John Dewey Carter ... Jason (as John Dewey-Carter)

Martin Ferrero ... Pool Player (as Marty Ferrero)

Paul Willson ... Writer
Teddi Siddall ... Starlet

Susan Krebs ... Screaming Woman
Joseph G. Medalis ... Security Guard (as Joe Medalis)
Alvin Kupperman ... Agent
Richard Marcus ... Writer
Bob Levine ... Party Guest

Deena Freeman ... Script Girl
Iris Rainer ... Party Guest
David Assael ... Party Guest
Sue Casey ... Feminist

Bert Hinchman ... Maitre D'
Jack Philbrick ... Assistant Director
Martin Azarow ... Party Guest
Clark Mitchell Long ... Actor
Whitey Hughes ... Customer
Jerome Blackwell ... Agent (as Jerome Anson Blackwell)
Susan Barry ... Bystander
Steve Bulen ... Man at Door
Isabel West ... Party Guest

Edward Asner ... Himself (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 24: A Few Good Men

1 April 1980
As graduation approaches, Hayward begins the process of applying for various scholarships with little success. In the meantime, Goldstein gets awarded a scholarship but for some reason refuses it. Goldstein then makes a very important decision that will change his life for a few years even without going to college. Also, Ken is invited to go on a tour of Europe with several of his fellow teachers, but when he finds out that the first week of the tour coincides with the US Open golf tournament he cancels out even though it means he might mess up his relationship with his girlfriend.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson (credit only)
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson

Glynn Turman ... Ron Taylor
Fran Myers ... Kathy Plunkett

Carl Franklin ... Lonie
Ron Pinkard ... Recruiter
Dee Timberlake ... Ms. Gladding

Karole Selmon ... Volunteer
Eleanor McCoy ... Marilyn
Darnell Williams ... Walchansky
Teri Taylor ... Charlene
Morgan Kester ... Waitress
Jerry Bell ... Singer
Mike Finneran ... Recruit

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Reunion: Part 1

16 October 1980
Coach returns home to spend some time with his father. While they maintain father to son love their relationship is strained. The tough and fearless Mr. Reeves is terminally ill and Ken knows its time to mend fences before its too late.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

James Whitmore ... Jake Reeves

Robert Hooks ... Dr. Luther Tucker
Peter Hobbs ... Dr. McCabe

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

JoBeth Williams ... Paula Harris
Vernon Washington ... Mr. Tucker
Betty Cole ... Mrs. Tucker

Alfre Woodard ... Sandra Wilcox
M.E. Loree ... Annie-Marie Reilly
Shauna Sullivan ... Woman drowning at pool
Gary Pillar ... Larry Edison (as Gary Carpenter)

David Labiosa ... Kid At Airport
Tom Gagen ... Richie
Mark Margolis ... Bar Customer
Joe Jamrog ... Barman

Dan Gilvezan ... Reunion Attendee

Luis Antonio Ramos ... Kid At Airport (as Luis Ramos)

Season 3, Episode 2: Reunion: Part 2

23 October 1980


Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

James Whitmore

Robert Hooks ... Dr. Luther Tucker
Peter Hobbs ... Dr. McCabe

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward

JoBeth Williams ... Paula Harris
Mickey Mantle ... Himself
Andrew Bloch ... Joe Carroll
Steve Whitmore ... Bartender

Season 3, Episode 3: Georgia on My Mind

30 October 1980


Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

Roosevelt Grier ... Himself (as Rosey Grier)
Geese Ausbie ... Himself (as Hubert 'Geese' Ausbie)
Curley Neal ... Himself (as Fred 'Curly' Neal)
Nate Branch ... Himself
Twiggy Sanders ... Himself (as James 'Twiggy' Sanders)
Lou Dunbar ... Himself (as Louis 'Sweet Lou' Dunbar)
Jimmy Blacklock ... Himself (as James Blacklock)
Dallas Thornton ... Himself
Melinda Cordell ... Ms. Hansen
Ken Sansom ... Mr. Hyde
Rebecca Stanley ... Receptionist
Art Kassul ... Guard
Scott Perry ... Shop Teacher
Verria Whitehead ... Student
Jan Crawford ... Student
Elaine Hobson ... Clarissa

Season 3, Episode 4: If Your Number's Up, Get It Down

16 December 1980
Reeves is asked to use his former-NBA-player connections to raise funds for a mobile care unit to treat patients with high blood pressure. As punishment for wrecking the driver's ed car, he makes the team do the collecting. However, they decide to publicize that Reeves is dead to entice celebrities to attend the benefit and contribute.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

Roosevelt Grier ... Himself (as Rosey Grier)
Elgin Baylor ... Himself
Sparky Anderson ... Himself
Red Auerbach ... Himself
Willie Tyler ... Himself
Chet Walker ... Himself

Jimmie Walker ... Himself
Sandra Will ... Marlene Sandler
Edmund Stoiber ... Mr. Wexler

Helen Martin ... Old Woman
Carl Byrd ... Dr. Sanders
Robin Braxton ... Miss March
Patricia Conklin ... Lila
Ken Hill ... Tony
Mary Margaret Lewis ... Teacher (as Mary-Margaret Lewis)
Jagene Simmons ... Herself - L.A. Rams Cheerleader
Dawn Gilliam ... Herself - L.A. Rams Cheerleader
Jackie Thorp ... Herself - L.A. Rams Cheerleader
Mary Lynne Gehr ... Herself - L.A. Rams Cheerleader

Season 3, Episode 5: Christmas Story

23 December 1980
Reeves and the team put on a basketball clinic. The players soon learn that although they live in poverty, there are children much more needy. Meanwhile Stone attempts a get rich scheme but as usual it blows up.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

Penny Peyser

Craig T. Nelson ... Father Phil

Shavar Ross ... Herbert
Dain Turner ... Conrad
Adrian Ricard ... Orphanage Worker

Elizabeth Kerr ... Mrs. Visilikos
Hollis Irving ... Emilie (as Holly Irving)
Brian Jackson ... Kid
Mae E. Campbell ... Hooker
Nancy Pearlberg ... Nun

Season 3, Episode 6: No Blood, No Foul

30 December 1980
Shortly after Salami's 18th birthday, he breaks a player's jaw during an on court brawl. That incident, landed Salami in jail and the other player's parents filed a lawsuit against him so, Reeves assisted Salami to avoid further consequences.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin
Lee Chamberlin

Randy Brooks ... Greg Adler

Robert Costanzo ... Mr. Pettrino
Lawrence Cook ... Mr. Adler
Gamy L. Taylor ... Mrs. Alder
Dana Gladstone ... Detective
Robert Phalen ... District Attorney
Eric Laneuville ... Kid
Paul Larson ... Judge
Howard George ... Detective
Wally McCleskey ... Policeman (as Wallace McCleskey)
Don Cervantes ... Student

Juney Smith ... Student

Sam Ingraffia ... Bailiff
Judy Sardo ... Nurse
Jim Spillane ... Basketball Player (as James Spillane)
Chris Forbes ... Sandy

Season 3, Episode 7: The Vanity Fare

6 January 1981


Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin
Frazer Smith ... DJ
Ray Girardin ... Bill Price

James Staley ... Robbie Maine
Sandra Will ... Marlene
Robin Coleman ... Director
David Snyder ... Assistant Director
Tony Edwards ... Student
Alan Berger ... Musician
Laurie Hendricks ... Receptionist
Jan Crawford ... Student
Richard Boyer ... Slateman
Dick Baker ... Referee

Season 3, Episode 8: Mister Hero

13 January 1981
Lifelong underachiever Wardell Stone is thrust into the spotlight as a hero when he mistakenly rescues a old woman from a burning car.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin
Eleanor McCoy ... Denise Shaw
Bryan O'Dell ... Leroy
S. Pearl Sharp ... Ms. Jenkins (as Saundra Sharpe)

Lee Bryant
Gene Bua ... Jack Benedict
Susan Keller ... Cheryl Maynard
Fred Holliday ... Newscaster
Beany Williams ... Student
Karl Bruck ... Dr. Meltzer
Walter Janovitz ... Card Player (as Walter Janowitz)
Charles Alvin Bell ... Card Player
Joe 'Flash' Riley ... Card Player (as Jay Flash Riley)
Hugo Stanger ... Card Player (as Hugo L. Stanger)
Norman Alexander Gibbs ... Policeman

Daniel Zacapa ... Reporter (as Garrett Pearson)
Ed Kenney ... Watchman
De De Young ... Rita Mae Washington (as Dee Dee Young)
Alex Brown ... Biker

Season 3, Episode 9: B.M.O.C.

2 February 1981
Coolidge begins to realize that being tall is not all that its cracked up to be.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

Bill Russell ... Himself
Eugenia Wright
Michael Williams ... Stan

Maidie Norman ... Mrs. Coolidge

Liz Sheridan ... Restaurant Customer
John Wyler ... Harry

Jere Rae Mansfield ... Saleslady (as Jere Lea Rae)
Corkey Ford ... Monroe
Marsha Bagwell ... Bilzarian
Violette Winge ... Debbie

Deena Freeman ... Waitress

Season 3, Episode 10: Trial and Error

9 February 1981
Coach Reeves threatens to kick Falahey off the team when he suspects that he is missing practices and faking injuries. However, the coach himself looks like a hypocrite when he is summoned for jury duty and he tries to lie his way out of it.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin
Jennifer Perito ... Roseanne
Ron Pinkard ... Clerk
Jessica Potter ... Carol
Al Fann ... Logan
Jan Crawford ... Sam
Marc Ross ... Teacher
Dick Baker ... Referee

Roosevelt Grier ... Ezra Davis (as Rosey Grier)

Season 3, Episode 11: Car Repo

16 February 1981
Needing extra money, Salami and Vitaglia take jobs as car re-possessors. However, their friendship begins to suffer and the late night hours land them in coach Reeves' doghouse.

Season 3, Episode 12: Psyched Out

23 February 1981
Reeves befriends a fellow teacher who was once hospitalized after suffering a nervous breakdown. However, she is soon the target of a student who is also suffering from emotional problems. Soon it leads to a very tense situation that nearly leads to tragedy for not only the student, but the teacher as well.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

Christina Pickles ... Teacher

Michael Winslow ... Lee

Nicholas Mele ... Tom Bellerini
Leslie Speights ... Lorraine

Renée Jones ... Angela (as Renee Jones)
Dwayne McGee ... Student
Mel Waters ... Student

Season 3, Episode 13: Cops

2 March 1981
Racial tensions arise when a group of the players are apprehended without cause and Thorpe is shot by a police office.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

A Martinez ... Officer Jerry Ramirez
Louis Giambalvo ... Officer
Bob Delegall ... Officer Robinson
Wyatt Johnson ... Officer Lewis
Becky Gonzalez ... Helen Ramirez
Stephanie Faulkner ... Bar Patron
Stack Pierce ... Officer Edwards

Nicholas Mele ... Tom Bellerini
Simmy Bow ... Ed the Janitor
Marguerite DeLain ... Teacher
Steve Jones ... Officer Davis
Blake Conway ... Officer Howard
Ken Rector ... Motorcycle Cop
Dan Galliani ... Police Officer

Eugene Collier ... Student

Bill Dearth ... Attendant

Season 3, Episode 14: Burnout

9 March 1981
Ken and the students are critical of a teacher who seems to be burnt out of his teaching job at Carver High.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

Richard Lawson ... David Mackey
Lynne Moody ... Luann Mackey
Ellaraino ... Louise Bradley (as Ella Raino Edwards)

Nicholas Mele ... Tom Bellerini
Brandyn Barbara Artis ... Mrs. McEwen (as Brandyn Artise)
Bill Lodge ... George Robinson

Juney Smith ... Gerald

Mykelti Williamson ... Fred (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Don Cervantes ... Raul

Rodney Saulsberry ... Tough Student

Wesley Thompson ... Mean Student
Merv Hawkins ... Arnold
Don Beard ... Student on Stairs

Deborah Lacey ... Student

Season 3, Episode 15: A Day in the Life

16 March 1981
As Reeves makes preparations for a special alumni game, the four surviving graduates all have very eventful days. College student Hayward applies for a job in the law library of a very prestigious law firm and deals with the guys in his neighborhood who constantly tell him he will never make it. Goldstein returns home on liberty and immediately looks up the girl he had a crush on in high school. Reece is working as a cab driver while trying to make it as a singer and has a chance meeting with one of his idols. Gomez has a more hectic day. He has a very intense argument with his wife and thinks he about how much different things would have been if he hadn't gotten married. However, his day ends on a happy note as his wife is about to give birth. Also, Reeves and Thorpe are saddened by the fact that Curtis Jackson won't be there due to the fact that he was killed just before he had a chance to graduate.

Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan

Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe

Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Wardell Stone

John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Wolfe Perry ... Teddy Rutherford

Stoney Jackson ... Jesse B. Mitchell

John Laughlin ... Paddy Falahey
Art Holliday ... Eddie Franklin

Ella Fitzgerald ... Maxine Jefferies

Dennis Holahan ... Mr. Baxter

Thomas Carter ... James Hayward
Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Marilyn Coleman ... Mrs. Hayward
Judy Sardo ... Jeannie
Luisa Leschin ... Angela Gomez
Eda Reiss Merin ... Mrs. Goldstein
Martin Garner ... Mr. Goldstein
Jonathan Ian ... Jackie Hayward
Ira F. Grubman ... Cabbie (as Ira Grubman)
Arthur Adams ... Waiter
Gerald Castillo ... Monty
Margie Samuels ... Secretary

Reginald T. Dorsey ... Ronnie
Hal Hawkins ... Sticks
Marilyn Jones ... Waitress

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