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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 184)
Kevin O'Connor ... Himself - Host (307 episodes, 2003-2016)
Norm Abram ... Himself - Master Carpenter (245 episodes, 1979-2016)
Richard Trethewey ... Himself - Plumbing and Heating Expert / ... (244 episodes, 1990-2016)
Tom Silva ... Himself - General Contractor (243 episodes, 1986-2016)
Roger Cook ... Himself - Landscape Contractor (243 episodes, 2001-2016)

Series Directed by
Thomas Draudt (25 episodes, 2011-2012)
Russell Morash (1 episode, 1990)
David Vos (1 episode, 2004)
Series Produced by
Deborah Hood .... executive producer / producer (28 episodes, 2004-2015)
Sara Ferguson .... coordinating producer (27 episodes, 2015)
Alyssa Gantz Thompson .... segment producer (27 episodes, 2015)
John Tomlin .... senior producer (27 episodes, 2015)
Jo Walker-Sagar .... producer (27 episodes, 2015)
Chris Wolfe .... executive producer (27 episodes, 2015)
Bruce Irving .... associate producer / executive producer (2 episodes, 1990-2004)
Series Cinematography by
Stephen J. D'Onofrio (1 episode, 2007)
Series Film Editing by
Bill Howe (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Sound Department
Ryan Barrett .... sound mixer (1 episode, 2016)
Series Visual Effects by
Michael Svirsky .... visual effects artist (190 episodes, 2007-2014)
Series Stunts
Edward Wheeler .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Griffin Nash .... steadicam operator / camera operator (34 episodes, 2012-2013)
Clifford Nash .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2013)
Michael Mulvey .... jib operator / director of photography: second unit (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
David Bacon .... gaffer (5 episodes, 2011)
Peter Bevan .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 2013)
Series Animation Department
Michael Svirsky .... animator (190 episodes, 2007-2014)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Svirsky .... supervising editor (190 episodes, 2007-2014)
Bob Cusumano .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2007-2008)

John Warren .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2003)
Roy Sheadel .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2006)
Series Music Department
Peter Bell .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes, 2002)
Series Other crew
Clifford Nash .... production coordinator (46 episodes, 2011-2013)
Series Thanks
Joe Ferrante .... in loving memory of (1 episode, 2008)

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30 min
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This Old House was one of the earliest home improvement shows on national television. As such, it was initially controversial among building contractors, and the cast was afraid that they were giving away secrets of the building trades. However, as time passed, the show grew into a cultural icon. Producer-director Russell Morash became known as the "Father of How-To."See more »
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Referenced in Adult Movie (2001) (V)See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
the original home improvement show, 24 October 2007
Author: chris miller ( from davis, california

my favorite of all the home improvement shows, and the only one that you know will show you the latest and greatest techniques/products in the home improvement industry. bob Vila made the show popular, Steve Thomas made it for the everyman, and Kevin o'Connor has yet to make his legacy. regulars like norm Abram, tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and roger cook are the best in their individual fields, many of them have had their trades in their family for many years. it wasn't until later in the series that they ventured away from Massachusetts, but eventually they went out of the country to London, as well as having a couple shows in CA, one in HI, TX, LA, FL, and many other locations. with these guys you know you can count on a craftsmanship that just isn't approached in more recent shows which breeze over complex projects. a truly classic and indispensable show. now if they released archived episodes on DVD or made them available for download then they're really be on to something...

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