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Reading Rainbow (TV Series 1983– ) Poster

(1983– )

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Larry Lancit ... (27 episodes, 1983-1993)
Mark Mannucci ... (15 episodes, 1989-2000)
Gabrielle DeCuir ... (3 episodes, 2012)
Nicholas Jacobs ... (2 episodes, 1996)
Ed Wiseman ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Herk Harvey ... (1 episode, 1983)
Michael Sporn ... (1 episode, 1983)
Dean Parisot ... (1 episode, 1989)
Fred Surr ... (1 episode, 1992)

Series Writing Credits  

Jill Gluckson ... (6 episodes, 1989-2001)
Barbara DeRubertis ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Loriann Champagne Smith ... (1 episode, 1989)
Andrew Gutelle ... (1 episode, 1989)
Fred Surr ... (1 episode, 1992)
Ronnie Krauss ... (1 episode, 2005)
Twila Liggett ... (1 episode, 2005)
Julie Danneberg ... (1 episode)
Grace Lin ... (1 episode)
Catherine Urdahl ... (1 episode)
Rob Stork ... (multiple episodes) (unknown episodes)

Series Cast  

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 Himself - Host (152 episodes, 1983-2015)
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 Herself (5 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1986-1995)
Fred Newman ...
 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1983-1993)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1983-1991)
Doug Parvin ...
 Camper / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 1984-1992)
Laura Haymann ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1986)
Lisa Drew ...
 Singer in Fourtune (1 episode, 1983)
Charisma Largy ...
 Singer in Fourtune (1 episode, 1983)
Larry Mabrey ...
 Singer in Fourtune (1 episode, 1983)
Eric Mabrey ...
 Singer in Fourtune (1 episode, 1983)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Harry Blackstone Jr. ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1983)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1983)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Robert Tree Cody ...
 Flute Player (1 episode, 1983)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1983)
Herk Harvey ...
 Policeman (segment "Puddle Hopping") (1 episode, 1983)
Stephen Horelick ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1983)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1983)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Kaleena Kiff ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Jane Lind ...
 Poem Narrator (1 episode, 1983)
Carolyn McMahon ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Marilyn Michaels ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Stephanie Mills ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Cassandra Murray ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1983)
Lou Rawls ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1983)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
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 Dinosaur Comic (1 episode, 1983)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1983)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1983)
Byron Easley ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1984)
Esther Elise ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1984)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1984)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1984)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1984)
Bobby McFerrin ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1984)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1984)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1985)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Fernando Escandon ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1985)
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 Kermit the Frog (1 episode, 1985)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1985)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1985)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Marv Albert ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1986)
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 Conan the Librarian (1 episode, 1986)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1986)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1986)
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 DMC (1 episode, 1986)
Jessica Mercado ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1986)
Jason Mizell ...
 Jam Master Jay (1 episode, 1986)
Timothy Oakes ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1986)
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 Cab Driver (1 episode, 1986)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Penny Patterson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1986)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1986)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1986)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Paul Sidoriak ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1986)
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 Run (1 episode, 1986)
Pamela Stagner ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1986)
Michael Winslow ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Man-Wai Wong ...
 Dancer (1 episode, 1986)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1987)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1987)
Ron Foster ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Kelly Hrudey ...
 Himself - a New York Islanders' goalie (1 episode, 1987)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Jenny Maki ...
 Wench (1 episode, 1987)
Tim Maki ...
 Young Peasant (1 episode, 1987)
Todd Maki ...
 Peasant (1 episode, 1987)
Kenn Michael ...
 Himself - Book Reviewer (1 episode, 1987)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1987)
Liza Siegler ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1987)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1987)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1988)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Gene Klavan ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Edward Moldonado Jr. ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Robert Niosi ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Jami Simon ...
 Diner (1 episode, 1988)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1988)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Becky Wible ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1988)
Steve Albert ...
 Baseball Announcer (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Alex Borg ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Fran Brill ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
David Hyman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Michele Mariana ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Mark McGwire ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Peter Pitofsky ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Bree Walker ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Park Ranger Mike White ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Bob Ballard ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1990)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1990)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1990)
Tom Matsusaka ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1990)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1990)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1990)
Shaddi Albawab ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Julia Barr ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1991)
Erma Campbell ...
 Machine's Voice (1 episode, 1991)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1991)
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 Ted the Grateful Head (1 episode, 1991)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1991)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1991)
Mike Kinney ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Marilyn Pasekoff ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1991)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1991)
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 Herself - Panelist (1991) (1 episode, 1991)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1991)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1992)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1992)
Lola Falana ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1992)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1992)
Andrew Lei ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Maya Lin ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1992)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1992)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Walter J. Turnbull ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Reizl Bozyk ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Newspaper Hawker (1 episode, 1993)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
Candice Nichole Hughes ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
Ron Eric Hughes ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
Terrylene ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1993)
Robert M. Watson ...
 African-American Interpreter (1 episode, 1993)
Gamil al-Kutiny ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Rona Figueroa ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Marjory Collado ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Jo Haden ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Francisco Rivela ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Jesse Spielman ...
 Himself - Reviewer (1 episode, 1995)
Cecilia Arana ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1996)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1996)
B.J. Crosby ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1996)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Kristian Damian ...
 Young Levar (1 episode, 1996)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Patricia Icia ...
 Young LeVar's Mother (1 episode, 1996)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1996)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1996)
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 Young LeVar's Teacher (1 episode, 1996)
Daniel Saltzman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1996)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1996)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1996)
Ann Duquesnay ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Jossie DeGuzman ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Scott Irby-Ranniar ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2001)
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 Himself - Book Reader (voice) (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself - Book Reader (1 episode, 2002)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2006)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Emil Pinnock ...
 Story Teller (1997-1999) (unknown episodes)
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Series Produced by 

Jill Gluckson ... producer (39 episodes, 1985-1997)
Aaron Levine ... associate producer (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Nan Schweiger ... producer (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sudie Anning ... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Ed Wiseman ... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Ronnie Krauss ... field producer (1 episode, 1986)
Orly Berger ... producer (1 episode, 1990)
Tony Buttino ... executive producer (1 episode, 1990)
Kathy Kinsner ... producer (1 episode, 1996)
Don Boswell ... producer (1 episode, 2004)
David C. McCourt ... supervising producer (1 episode, 2004)
Lauren Elbaum ... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Ames ... producer (unknown episodes)
Larry Lancit ... producer (unknown episodes)
Twila Liggett ... producer (unknown episodes)
Guy Merrill ... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Stacey Raider ... producer (unknown episodes)
Nikki Silver ... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Rob Stork ... producer (unknown episodes)
Cecily Truett ... producer (unknown episodes)
Orly Wiseman ... producer (unknown episodes)

Series Music by 

Daniel Shklair ... (69 episodes, 1986-1994)
Stephen Horelick ... (16 episodes, 1983-1986)
Darryl McDaniels ... (1 episode, 1986)
Jason Mizell ... (1 episode, 1986)
Rick Rubin ... (1 episode, 1986)
Joseph Simmons ... (1 episode, 1986)

Series Cinematography by 

Jordan Klein Jr. ... (2 episodes, 2000)
Ari Haberberg ... (unknown episodes)
Kevin Lombard ... (unknown episodes)
Joel Shapiro ... (unknown episodes)
Jimmy O'Donnell ... (unknown episodes)

Series Film Editing by 

Ira Epstein ... (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
James C. Wright ... (1 episode, 1990)
Douglas Schuetz ... (1 episode, 2002)
Robert Wetteland ... (1 episode, 2004)
Tony Breuer ... (unknown episodes)
Michael Chomet ... (unknown episodes)
Joe Comperiati ... (unknown episodes)
Richard A. Fernandes ... (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Hatlee ... (unknown episodes)
Matt Hensel ... (unknown episodes)
Sarah Kaylor ... (unknown episodes)
Juantxo Royo ... (unknown episodes)
Laura Young ... (unknown episodes)

Series Casting By 

Laura Frame Sullivan ... (104 episodes, 1984-1996)
Stacey Raider ... (unknown episodes)

Series Production Design by 

Richard D. Bluhm ... (10 episodes, 1993-1996)

Series Makeup Department 

Stephanie Cozart Burton ... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1995)
Randy Houston Mercer ... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1995)

Series Production Management 

Yuma Morita ... production manager (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rick Birmingham ... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2006)
Dana Eshghi ... production manager / production supervisor (2 episodes, 1996)
Louise Fenton ... production manager (unknown episodes)
Erica Levin ... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth O'Mara ... production manager (unknown episodes)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Neil Daly ... first assistant director (10 episodes, 2004-2006)
Richard Spector ... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1988-1992)
John Paul Cayetano ... assistant director (6 episodes, 2004-2012)
Amy Cutler ... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2006)

Series Art Department 

Kailin Gow ... production (1 episode, 1992)
Marj Kleinman ... assistant art director (1 episode, 1993)

Series Sound Department 

Gary Silver ... production sound mixer / sound (60 episodes, 1990-2006)
Billy Gardner ... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 2000-2006)
Paul Cote ... production sound mixer (11 episodes, 1997-2006)
John Sutton ... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1984)
Lee Murphy ... sound (1 episode, 1990)
Buzz Turner ... production mixer (1 episode, 1995)
Jared Seidman ... sound re-recording mixer (1 episode, 2006)
Brandon Loulias ... sound mixer (1 episode, 2012)
Bill Ivie ... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Brian Miksis ... sound mixer (unknown episodes)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Peter Boynton ... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kelly J. Richardson ... camera operator: jib (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Carlos Sanchez ... animation photography (1 episode, 1988)
Alan Pierce ... assistant camera (1 episode, 2000)
Tom McGrath ... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Wesley Ortiz ... gaffer: NYC/DC unit (unknown episodes)

Series Animation Department 

Bill Davis ... animator (2 episodes, 1984-1988)
Aldin Baroza ... animator (1 episode, 1988)
Colleen Davis ... animator (1 episode, 1988)
Mike de Seve ... animator (1 episode, 1988)
Simi Gulati ... animator (1 episode, 1988)
Masako Kanayama ... animator (1 episode, 1988)

Series Editorial Department 

Rick Birmingham ... post-production coordinator (5 episodes, 2006)
Jacob Steingroot ... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Jeff Israel ... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Jason Locke ... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Erik Emond ... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)

Series Music Department 

Stephen Horelick ... composer: main title theme (15 episodes, 1983)
Daniel Lentz ... composer: song "Is it Love?" (1 episode, 1986)

Series Other crew 

Cory Nahoum ... production auditor (30 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bobby Bastarache ... production assistant (17 episodes, 1992-1994)
Jerome Vignac ... production assistant (10 episodes, 1996)
Wesley H. Crump ... production assistant (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Paul Cayetano ... production staff: Washington DC / production staff (6 episodes, 2004-2012)
Marj Kleinman ... production assistant (5 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mimi Borowich ... production intern (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sara Enright ... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2006)
Dan Kowalski ... production assistant (5 episodes, 2006)
Simone Barros ... production assistant (4 episodes, 2002)
Samantha Higgins ... production intern (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michele Gardner-Smith ... production associate (1 episode, 1986)
Kailin Gow ... production assistant (1 episode, 1992)
Matt Haslam ... production assistant (1 episode, 1992)
Heather Maidat ... production staff (1 episode, 1992)
Yvette Edery ... development assistant (1 episode, 2002)
Phil Kubel ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bari Winter ... intern (unknown episodes)
Kris King ... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Peter Hagen ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Hatlee ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ben Hoskins ... key background production assistant (unknown episodes)
Patrick Huber ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Amy Spielholtz ... production secretary (unknown episodes)
B.J. Steiner ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Anne Marie Ugarte ... production intern (unknown episodes)

Series Thanks 

Dan T. Hall ... special thanks (1 episode, 1990)
Robert Bryce Milburn ... kickstarter funder: 2014 (unknown episodes)

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