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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
20 September 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Tony Micelli a retired baseball player becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an NY advertising executive. Together they raise their kids Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 30 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Never given the credit deserved See more (27 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 103)

Tony Danza ... Tony Micelli / ... (196 episodes, 1984-1992)

Judith Light ... Angela Bower (196 episodes, 1984-1992)

Alyssa Milano ... Samantha Micelli (196 episodes, 1984-1992)

Danny Pintauro ... Jonathan Bower (196 episodes, 1984-1992)

Katherine Helmond ... Mona Robinson (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
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Series Directed by
Asaad Kelada (117 episodes, 1984-1990)
Tony Singletary (49 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gail Liberti-Kennedy (6 episodes, 1985-1990)
Jim Drake (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Tony Danza (5 episodes, 1986-1990)
Linda Day (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sam Weisman (2 episodes, 1984)
John Bowab (2 episodes, 1985)
Michael Zinberg (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Martin Cohan (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
Blake Hunter (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
Clay Graham (23 episodes, 1987-1992)
Ken Cinnamon (17 episodes, 1985-1990)
Karen Wengrod (17 episodes, 1985-1990)
Gene Braunstein (16 episodes, 1988-1992)
Danny Kallis (14 episodes, 1988-1992)
Ellen Guylas (12 episodes, 1984-1987)
Prudence Fraser (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
Robert Sternin (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bob Rosenfarb (11 episodes, 1990-1992)
Michael Teverbaugh (11 episodes, 1990-1992)
Linda Va Salle (11 episodes, 1990-1992)
John Donley (10 episodes, 1987-1989)
Daniel Palladino (10 episodes, 1989-1991)
Phil Doran (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
Howard Meyers (9 episodes, 1986-1988)
Bud Wiser (8 episodes, 1984-1989)
Michele J. Wolff (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dawn Aldredge (7 episodes, 1984-1991)
Bob Perlow (7 episodes, 1988-1990)
Joe Fisch (6 episodes, 1988-1990)
Judith Bustany (4 episodes, 1984-1987)
Paul Robinson Hunter (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Alan Mandel (4 episodes, 1986-1989)
Michele Buehler Glazer (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Carrie Honigblum (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Renee Phillips (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Lesser (4 episodes, 1988-1990)
Richard Albrecht (4 episodes, 1989-1991)
Casey Keller (4 episodes, 1989-1991)
Bill Steinkellner (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Cherie Steinkellner (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Mindy Glazer (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Lee Aronsohn (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Eric Gilliland (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mark Fink (3 episodes, 1992)
Michael Poryes (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Seth Weisbord (2 episodes, 1986-1989)
Marc Sheffler (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Claylene Jones (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ross Brown (2 episodes, 1989)
Adam I. Lapidus (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Deborah Leschin (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Barry Vigon (2 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Produced by
Martin Cohan .... executive producer (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
Blake Hunter .... executive producer (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
John Maxwell Anderson .... producer (174 episodes, 1985-1992)
Danny Kallis .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
Ken Cinnamon .... co-executive producer / producer / ... (75 episodes, 1987-1990)
Karen Wengrod .... co-executive producer / producer / ... (75 episodes, 1987-1990)
Michael Greenspon .... associate producer / co-producer (58 episodes, 1989-1992)
Asaad Kelada .... co-producer (51 episodes, 1989-1991)
Prudence Fraser .... producer / supervising producer (50 episodes, 1985-1987)
Robert Sternin .... producer / supervising producer (50 episodes, 1985-1987)
Bob Rosenfarb .... producer / supervising producer (50 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gene Braunstein .... co-producer / producer (49 episodes, 1990-1992)
Phil Doran .... co-executive producer (49 episodes, 1990-1992)
Clay Graham .... producer / supervising producer (49 episodes, 1990-1992)
Lee Aronsohn .... producer (48 episodes, 1987-1989)
Bud Wiser .... supervising producer / producer (47 episodes, 1984-1986)
Ellen Guylas .... supervising producer / producer (37 episodes, 1986-1987)
Joe Fisch .... producer (27 episodes, 1989-1990)
Howard Meyers .... supervising producer / producer (25 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tracey Ormandy .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1984-1985)

Daniel Palladino .... co-producer (unknown episodes, 1991)
Bob Young .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mark J. Levin (164 episodes, 1985-1992)
J. Bruce Nielsen (20 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (121 episodes, 1984-1990)
Michael Sachs (75 episodes, 1985-1992)
Jefferey Bass (15 episodes, 1985-1987)
Roger Ames Berger (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Alex Gimenez (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Larry Harris (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Casting by
Vicki Rosenberg (123 episodes, 1987-1992)
Dennis Cornell (67 episodes, 1984-1987)
Marc Hirschfeld (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Production Design by
Don Roberts (151 episodes, 1984-1991)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bob Breen (195 episodes, 1984-1992)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jim Mees (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Elaine Saussotte (140 episodes, 1986-1992)
Lani Reynolds (45 episodes, 1984-1986)
Barcie Waite (6 episodes, 1989)
Betsey Potter (2 episodes, 1984-1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Smokler .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
Tim Burke .... hair stylist (99 episodes, 1987-1992)
Patricia Bunch .... makeup artist (99 episodes, 1988-1992)
Wynona Price .... makeup artist (86 episodes, 1984-1988)
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... hair stylist (78 episodes, 1984-1988)
Kim Urgel .... hair stylist: Judith Light (60 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lola Kemp .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1984)
Penelope Staley .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1984)
Faye Woods .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Roxanne Baker .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1992)

Curry Bushnell .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1984-1986)
Nina Kent .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist: KD 151 Productions (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ken Stump .... in charge of production / executive in charge of production (96 episodes, 1984-1988)
Ed Lammi .... in charge of production / executive in charge of production (76 episodes, 1988-1991)
Glenn Padnick .... production supervisor (47 episodes, 1984-1986)
Steve McIntire .... unit manager / production manager (46 episodes, 1987-1989)
Judy Jellinek Pelta .... unit manager / unit production manager (40 episodes, 1985-1987)
Sherry Beardon .... unit manager (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Fran McConnell .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
Deborah Curtan .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gail Liberti-Kennedy .... associate director (123 episodes, 1984-1990)
Cindy Brisker .... associate director / second assistant director (69 episodes, 1987-1992)
Gerry Cohen .... associate director (12 episodes, 1985-1987)

Rey Vincenty .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Rhonda Robinson .... property master (122 episodes, 1987-1992)
Cliff Berns .... scenic artist (75 episodes, 1989-1992)
Artie Contreras .... scenic artist (69 episodes, 1986-1989)
John A. Gomez .... leadman (42 episodes, 1990-1992)
Joshua Meltzer .... property master (37 episodes, 1984-1986)
Rich Hobaica .... property master (33 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert Strohmaier .... assistant art director (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
David L. McGuire .... assistant property master (16 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lee Lazarow .... set dresser (15 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Roy Pahlman .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording (134 episodes, 1984-1992)
John Bickelhaupt .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording (98 episodes, 1988-1992)
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording (86 episodes, 1984-1988)
Kerry Boggio .... audio (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Carroll Pratt .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording (54 episodes, 1986-1988)
Jerry Barber .... audio (49 episodes, 1986-1989)
Jon Hoag .... audio (37 episodes, 1985-1987)
Myles Weiner .... audio (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
Terry Fountain .... audio (6 episodes, 1985)
Nick Kleissas .... audio (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Craig Porter .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1987)
Roy Rising .... audio (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Phil Squyres .... visual effects (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Stunts
Gregg Sawaya .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1986)
Rob King .... stunts (1 episode, 1987)

Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mark J. Levin .... lighting director (89 episodes, 1985-1989)
Bob Erbeck .... camera operator / camera (65 episodes, 1989-1992)
Steve Casaly .... camera operator / camera (64 episodes, 1989-1992)
David Rhea .... camera operator / camera (51 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bettina Mylenek .... camera operator / camera (49 episodes, 1990-1992)
Mike Glenn .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ray Gonzales .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robin Strickland .... lighting director (10 episodes, 1985)
Gary Allen .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1990-1992)
Martin Brown .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1989)
Tom Conkright .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1990)
Mike Culp .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1991)

Dale Carlson .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Scott Destefano .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Leonard Grice .... senior video controller (unknown episodes)
Jaime Heintz .... grip (unknown episodes)
Stephen A. Jones .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Keith Lisle .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Robert Martin .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Blair White .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Stephen Kolzak .... executive in charge of casting / principal casting executive (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
Rick Jacobs .... executive in charge of casting (76 episodes, 1988-1991)
Greg Orson .... casting associate (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
Sharon Soble .... casting associate (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tim Flack .... executive in charge of casting (6 episodes, 1988)

Eve Brandstein .... casting executive (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christy Ito .... assistant costumer / assistant costume designer (24 episodes, 1985-1992)
Maurizio Bizzarri .... assistant costumer (21 episodes, 1991-1992)
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... set costumer (15 episodes, 1984-1985)
Terry Anderson .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 1992)

Julie Rhine .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Larry Carlton .... composer: theme music (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
Martin Cohan .... lyricist: theme music (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
Blake Hunter .... lyricist: theme music (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
Robert Kraft .... composer: theme music (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
Robb Navrides .... composer: additional music (97 episodes, 1984-1992)
Don Great .... music supervisor (84 episodes, 1985-1989)
Jonathan Wolff .... composer: additional music (73 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jack Diamond .... music editor (49 episodes, 1990-1992)
 
Series Other crew
Rey Vincenty .... stage manager (189 episodes, 1984-1992)
Fran McConnell .... production supervisor / production consultant (164 episodes, 1984-1991)
David Carter .... stage manager (142 episodes, 1986-1992)
Cindy Brisker .... production associate / script supervisor (130 episodes, 1984-1990)
Michael Greenspon .... production coordinator (98 episodes, 1985-1989)
Deborah Curtan .... production consultant (97 episodes, 1986-1991)
Stan Weber .... production services coordinator (88 episodes, 1986-1990)
Jeanie Bradley .... production consultant (87 episodes, 1987-1991)
Nadim George .... production coordinator (75 episodes, 1989-1992)
Dean Miyashiro .... production staff (67 episodes, 1989-1992)
Herm Falk .... technical director (65 episodes, 1986-1989)
Laurie Lee-Goss .... production staff (64 episodes, 1989-1992)
Clay Graham .... executive script consultant / script consultant (63 episodes, 1987-1990)
Gene Braunstein .... story editor / executive script consultant (59 episodes, 1988-1990)
Melinda Hage .... production staff (56 episodes, 1990-1992)
Garry Bowren .... production staff (53 episodes, 1990-1992)
Joe Fisch .... story editor / executive story consultant (49 episodes, 1987-1989)
Karl Messerschmidt .... technical director (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
David Winter .... production staff (47 episodes, 1989-1992)
Joanne F. Schnuckel .... production associate (47 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gerry Cohen .... stage manager (45 episodes, 1984-1987)
Ken Cinnamon .... executive story editor / story editor / ... (42 episodes, 1985-1987)
Karen Wengrod .... executive story editor / story editor / ... (42 episodes, 1985-1987)
Michael Teverbaugh .... executive story editor / story editor (40 episodes, 1990-1992)
Linda Va Salle .... executive story editor / story editor (40 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bob Perlow .... story editor (39 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ellen Guylas .... executive story editor (38 episodes, 1984-1986)
John Donley .... script consultant / executive script consultant (37 episodes, 1987-1989)
Chris Donovan .... technical director (34 episodes, 1984-1990)
Daniel Palladino .... story editor / executive script consultant / ... (34 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ellen Endo-Dizon .... production consultant (32 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jennifer Kaminski .... production staff (32 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mindy Glazer .... program consultant / story editor (30 episodes, 1986-1988)
Michele J. Wolff .... story editor / executive story editor (30 episodes, 1991-1992)
Scot Hunter .... technical manager (26 episodes, 1985-1987)
Eric Gilliland .... story editor / program consultant (25 episodes, 1988-1989)
Howard Meyers .... executive story editor / story editor (24 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jennifer Catalano .... production staff (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Donna Newberry .... production services coordinator (23 episodes, 1985-1987)
Prudence Fraser .... executive story editor / story editor / ... (21 episodes, 1984-1987)
Robert Sternin .... executive story editor / story editor / ... (21 episodes, 1984-1987)
Janet Levy .... production coordinator (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jack Elinson .... creative consultant (20 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bob Myer .... creative consultant (18 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bob Young .... creative consultant (18 episodes, 1986-1987)
Joanne Formato .... production associate / production staff (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Constance Kaplan .... production consultant (16 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jeff Corritori .... production staff (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
Theodis Jones .... technical manager (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alan Mandel .... story editor (13 episodes, 1987)
Gerry Bucci .... technical director (12 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ernie Buttelman .... technical director (12 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bill Steinkellner .... story editor (12 episodes, 1985-1986)
Cherie Steinkellner .... story editor (12 episodes, 1985-1986)
Horace Scott .... technical manager (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Lesser .... story editor (10 episodes, 1990)
Lincoln Harrison .... technical manager (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Ross Brown .... creative consultant (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michelle Burrage .... production services coordinator (8 episodes, 1987-1988)
Rick Edwards .... technical director (7 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sylvia Lewis .... choreographer (7 episodes, 1986-1990)
Noel Newman .... technical director (7 episodes, 1986-1988)
Frances Alet .... production associate (7 episodes, 1989-1992)
Sal Baldomar .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Swerdlick .... story editor (6 episodes, 1990)
Chris Klausen .... stage manager / production assistant (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bob Agrella .... production services coordinator (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tom Sleeman .... technical manager (5 episodes, 1986)
Tug Rencher .... technical manager (5 episodes, 1987)
Michael Kelly .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1990-1992)
Steven Ritt .... dog trainer (4 episodes, 1984)
Barry Kaplan .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1985)
Paul Coderko .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1988-1992)
Rusty Colemon .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1989-1992)
Elvin Ivory .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1985-1989)
Bert Tapia .... technical manager (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Randy Cordray .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1985)
Robert A. Kemp .... technical director (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Darryl Hasen .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Marshall .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Lou Chagaris .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1991)
Tom Doak .... technical director (2 episodes, 1984-1989)
Janet Oswald .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1984)
Anita Cooper-Avrick .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1985)
Maynard C. Virgil I .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
David F. Chen .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1986)
Gary Ramirez .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
Sandy Hauch .... production associate (2 episodes, 1987-1988)

Randall I. Harris .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
Linda Teverbaugh .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Hector Tinoco .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (including commercials)
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (DVD)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The pilot episode was filmed in October 1983 but held back from ABC executives for nearly a year due to the producers of the series being afraid that the show would be rejected by ABC executives if pitched as a mid-season replacement series.See more »
Quotes:
Angela:Did it seem to you like Jan and Steve might be a good match?
Tony:What? Angela are you kidding me? All they said all night was hello, goodbye, and ehh I'm choking.
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Soundtrack:
Brand New LifeSee more »

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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Never given the credit deserved, 29 December 1999
Author: esfaith from Ohio, USA

I know that Who's The Boss? is a fondly remembered show of the 80s, yet I don't think it ever got the credit it deserved. Although it blends in as a sitcom just like the many others of its decade, I believe it stands alone in other ways. The cast is highly talented and the chemistry was amazing. Especially between Tony Danza and Judith Light's characters. No one can beat the quick wit of Katherine Helmond's Mona, and it takes a heck of a good actress to make the character what it was. The sexual tension between Angela and Tony is what everyone seems to remember when they discuss this show, and the writers kept it going for seven years before the characters finally confessed their love. I think this long running courtship makes the show stand out because it was done so well and so believably when in reality the concept is quite farfetched. Throw in a couple of cute and funny kids who developed into great actors themselves, and I think you have one of the BEST sitcoms of the 80s. Long live the reruns in cable!

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