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Release Date:
17 September 1983 (USA) See more »
Contestants compete in a talent show featuring music and comedy categories. Full summary »
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A great format for young talent. See more (4 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 141)
Michael Paris ... Fashion Photographer (Modeling Contest) (43 episodes, 1983-1984)

Ed McMahon ... Himself - Host / ... (31 episodes, 1983-1992)
Sam Riddle ... Himself - Announcer (26 episodes, 1983-1986)

Series Directed by
Tim Kiley (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Greg V. Fera (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Writing credits
Sam Riddle (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Alfred Masini (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Phil Kellard (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
Tom Shatz (2 episodes, 1984-1986)

Jerrod Cardwell (unknown episodes, 2003)
Scott C. Voss (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
George Taweel .... coordinating producer (26 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bob Banner .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Sam Riddle .... producer (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ray Marchant .... producer: promo (3 episodes, 1983)

Mark Cuban .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes, 2002-2004)
Dean Houser .... talent producer (unknown episodes, 2003-2004)
Michael Wardlow .... talent producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Donna Michelle Anderson .... senior producer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Vernetta R. Jenkins .... senior story producer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Nicholas J. Don Vito .... senior post producer (unknown episodes)
Dan Funk .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Andrew J. Golder .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jeff Kmiotek .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Todd Wagner .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Don Weiner .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Bill Purse (48 episodes, 1983-1992)
Joey Carbone (2 episodes, 1984)

Chris Lightbody (unknown episodes)
David Nielsen (unknown episodes)
Michael Tavera (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Tom Klemesrud (unknown episodes, 1983-1985)
Brent Carpenter (unknown episodes)
Justin Curran (unknown episodes)
Booey Kober (unknown episodes)
Bill Miller (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
James Scott Kickler (24 episodes, 1983-1984)

Lennon (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
John Shaffner (1 episode, 1983)
Series Costume Design by
Sandi Love (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Kim Ayers .... makeup department head (18 episodes, 2003)
Series Production Management
Jeffrey Turner .... production manager (22 episodes, 2003)
Allison Irete .... production supervisor (17 episodes, 2003)

Meredith Fox .... production supervisor (unknown episodes, 2002)
Bill Ellis .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
Lisa Silver .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Robert Willrich .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregg Gelfand .... associate director (1 episode, 1983)

Adam Briles .... field director (unknown episodes)
Greg V. Fera .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Scott Bergman .... electronic graphic artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Sound Department
David D. Mouery .... sound (5 episodes, 1992-1993)

Noah Mathers .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Paris .... still photographer (51 episodes, 1983-1985)

Steven Castaneda .... dimmer operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Lisi Alpert .... casting coordinator (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
James Scott Kickler .... executive in charge of casting (23 episodes, 1984)

Jordan Randell .... casting: models and dance (unknown episodes, 1986-1991)
Michael McCaskey .... casting associate (unknown episodes, 2003-2004)
Michelle Butin .... casting: models and dancers (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Pike .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Carole Propp .... casting: celebrities (unknown episodes)
Eric S. Rollman .... casting: singers and bands (unknown episodes)
Steve Stark .... casting: comics and actors (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Brent Jones .... post-production supervisor (24 episodes, 2003-2004)

Vanessa J. Otis .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2004)
Series Location Management
Robert Willrich .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Bill Purse .... music arranger (48 episodes, 1983-1992)
Jeannette Harshbarger .... music coordinator (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Doug DeAngelis .... musical director (18 episodes, 2003)
Rick Moncada .... musical director (17 episodes, 1990-1993)
Joey Carbone .... composer: theme music / music supervisor (2 episodes, 1983-1984)

Robert J. Steinmiller Jr. .... music supervisor (unknown episodes, 2002-2004)
Mark Allison .... music coordinator (unknown episodes)
Evan Greenspan .... music clearance (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Kelsey Kimes .... driver: honeywagon (1 episode, 1992)
Series Other crew
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (53 episodes, 1983-1987)
George Taweel .... executive in charge of production (26 episodes, 1983-1984)
Sharon Ruiz .... teleprompter operator (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jeremy Guzowski .... talent coordinator (21 episodes, 2003)
Lisa Zugschwerdt .... script coordinator (17 episodes, 2003)
Michele Zugschwerdt .... script supervisor (17 episodes, 2003)
Bill Waxler .... grip and electrics: day player (6 episodes, 1991-1993)
Buck Allen .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Chad Gervich .... assistant to executive producer (5 episodes, 2003)
Cheryl Rhoads .... acting coach (4 episodes, 1985)
Rich de Michele .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1986-1987)

Erica Bello .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2002)
Joel Sturdivant .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2003-2004)
Jeff Kmiotek .... segment coordinator (unknown episodes, 2003)
Andrew J. Stratmann .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2003)
Casey B. Davis .... script coordinator (unknown episodes, 2004)
Erik Aguirre .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lauren Bass .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Gaye Ann Bruno .... photo publicity (unknown episodes)
Heather Cohen .... travel coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sharif Crawford .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael Forshee .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Gonzalez .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Alfred Masini .... concept (unknown episodes)
Samantha Prag .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Wade Randolph .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Andy Ussach .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason Watters .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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60 min

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This Series is based on the classic star search, which launched the carriers of many of todays stars.See more »


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A great format for young talent., 15 July 1999
Author: kahnrad from South Bend, IN

The stand up was always great. I believe even a young Conan O'Brien got his start there. I wish they would list all the actors/singers who appeared and became famous later.

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