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Writer:
Neal Marlens (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Release Date:
24 September 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Best Sitcom Ever. See more (39 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 135)

Alan Thicke ... Dr. Jason Seaver (167 episodes, 1985-1992)

Joanna Kerns ... Maggie Malone Seaver (167 episodes, 1985-1992)

Kirk Cameron ... Mike Seaver (167 episodes, 1985-1992)

Jeremy Miller ... Ben Seaver (167 episodes, 1985-1992)

Tracey Gold ... Carol Seaver (166 episodes, 1985-1992)
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Series Directed by
John Tracy (134 episodes, 1985-1991)
Jack Shea (6 episodes, 1991)
John Pasquin (5 episodes, 1985)
Burt Brinckerhoff (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Gerren Keith (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Iris Dugow (3 episodes, 1991)
Nick Havinga (2 episodes, 1985)
Renny Temple (2 episodes, 1991)
Jonathan Weiss (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Neal Marlens (166 episodes, 1985-1992)
David Kendall (32 episodes, 1985-1991)
Tim O'Donnell (24 episodes, 1986-1990)
Tom Walla (15 episodes, 1985-1989)
Dan Guntzelman (15 episodes, 1986-1991)
Steve Marshall (10 episodes, 1986-1991)
Bob Burris (9 episodes, 1990-1992)
Michael Ware (9 episodes, 1990-1992)
Rich Reinhart (8 episodes, 1985-1992)
Shelly Landau (8 episodes, 1989-1991)
Kate Boutilier (7 episodes, 1987-1992)
Leilani Downer (7 episodes, 1990-1992)
Susan Beavers (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Todd Thicke (5 episodes, 1989-1992)
Nick LeRose (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jerry Colker (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Carol Black (4 episodes, 1985)
Mindy Schneider (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Liz Sage (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Christopher Ames (3 episodes, 1987)
David Tyron King (3 episodes, 1987)
Carolyn Shelby (3 episodes, 1987)
Michael Sullivan (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Rob Bragin (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jay Abramowitz (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Cathy Jung (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Sybil Adelman (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Martin Sage (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Stephen Curwick (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Arnold Margolin (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Dave Wollert (2 episodes, 1985)
Rebecca Ayers (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Kevin Abbott (2 episodes, 1989)
Jake Weinberger (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mike Weinberger (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Elias Davis (2 episodes, 1990)
David Pollock (2 episodes, 1990)
Wendy Braff (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Michael Sullivan .... executive producer (130 episodes, 1985-1991)
Dan Guntzelman .... executive producer (115 episodes, 1986-1991)
Steve Marshall .... executive producer / producer (115 episodes, 1986-1991)
Henry Johnson .... associate producer / producer (102 episodes, 1986-1990)
Joey Scott .... associate producer / producer (81 episodes, 1988-1992)
David Kendall .... co-executive producer / producer (61 episodes, 1988-1991)
Tim O'Donnell .... producer (41 episodes, 1988-1990)
Laura Lynn .... associate producer (36 episodes, 1990-1992)
Rich Reinhart .... producer (36 episodes, 1990-1992)
Michael Ware .... supervising producer / producer (27 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bob Burris .... supervising producer / producer (26 episodes, 1991-1992)
Liz Sage .... supervising producer (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dan Wilcox .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Neal Marlens .... executive producer / producer (16 episodes, 1985-1986)
Arnold Margolin .... producer / supervising producer (15 episodes, 1985-1986)
Faye Oshima Belyeu .... associate producer (14 episodes, 1985-1986)
Nick LeRose .... producer (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Cherones .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Carol Black .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bruce Ferber .... producer (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
David Lerner .... producer (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tim Steele .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Original Music by
Steve Dorff (155 episodes, 1985-1992)
 
Series Cinematography by
George Spiro Dibie (167 episodes, 1985-1992)
Mikel Neiers (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert Berry (7 episodes, 1989)
George La Fountaine Sr. (4 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Film Editing by
Patrick Williams (28 episodes, 1987-1988)
John Doutt (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jerry Davis (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Casting by
Dianne Young (115 episodes, 1985-1990)
John Frank Levey (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Patricia Noland (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jacklynn Briskey (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Denise Chamian (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jennifer Jackson Part (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bill Brzeski (129 episodes, 1986-1992)
Roy Christopher (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Melody Lavigna (70 episodes, 1986-1989)
Barbara Miranda (61 episodes, 1989-1992)
Robert C. Furginson (14 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robert Checchi (5 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Judith Brewer Curtis (45 episodes, 1986-1992)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jeremy Swan .... makeup artist (73 episodes, 1987-1990)
Brenda Good .... hair stylist (52 episodes, 1985-1988)
Audrey Levy .... hair stylist (52 episodes, 1989-1992)
Mari Bloom .... hair stylist (31 episodes, 1987-1989)
Gloria Blackman .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Judith Silverman .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
John Rizzo .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Vera Garver .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
K.G. Ramsey .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1989)
Lisa Pharren .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1986)
Judy Crown .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1987-1989)
Marina Hart .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Vikki McCarter .... make-up (2 episodes, 1985)
Jim Nielson .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1985)
Paulette Pennington .... hairdresser (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Production Management
Marc Solakian .... production supervisor (84 episodes, 1988-1992)
Joey Scott .... production supervisor (68 episodes, 1985-1988)
Mike Spadone .... post-production supervisor (48 episodes, 1986-1988)
Henry Johnson .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Sally S. Kleiman .... production manager (2 episodes, 1985)
Layne Sheppard Salter .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles W. Liotta .... associate director (103 episodes, 1986-1991)
Mike Spadone .... associate director (84 episodes, 1988-1992)
Nancy Heydorn .... associate director (42 episodes, 1985-1992)
Rich Blankinship .... associate director (25 episodes, 1987-1988)
Pat Fischer-Doak .... associate director (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tony Csiki .... associate director (2 episodes, 1985)
Douglas E. Wise .... associate director (2 episodes, 1987)
Dan Guntzelman .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1989)
Jonathan Weiss .... associate director (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Henry Stuart John .... construction coordinator (128 episodes, 1987-1992)
Bob Skemp .... greensman (97 episodes, 1985-1989)
Roy 'Bucky' Moore .... property master (58 episodes, 1988-1991)
Joshua Meltzer .... property master (48 episodes, 1986-1988)
Mitch Thomason .... property master (26 episodes, 1991-1992)
Efren N. Perez .... property master (19 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bill Brzeski .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1985)
Dorothy Christopher .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1985)

Paul Stanwyck .... head painter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Craig Porter .... sound re-recordist (149 episodes, 1985-1992)
Allen Patapoff .... sound re-recordist (138 episodes, 1985-1992)
Vic Ortiz .... boom operator (93 episodes, 1985-1989)
Klaus Landsberg .... sound / audio (86 episodes, 1985-1991)
Larry Stephens .... sound (61 episodes, 1989-1992)
Fred Tator .... sound re-recordist / re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 1985-1991)
Richard Masci .... sound (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jerry Clemans .... sound re-recordist (4 episodes, 1985)
Michael T. Gannon .... sound (4 episodes, 1988-1991)
Edward L. Moskowitz .... sound (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Rich Jacob .... audio (2 episodes, 1985)
Carroll Pratt .... sound re-recordist (2 episodes, 1985)

Christian Santiago .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Basta .... camera operator (146 episodes, 1985-1992)
Tom Tcimpidis .... video controller / senior video controller (119 episodes, 1985-1990)
John Repczynski .... camera operator (97 episodes, 1985-1992)
Barry Wexler .... key grip (96 episodes, 1988-1992)
Jeffrey Wheat .... camera operator (89 episodes, 1985-1989)
John O'Brien .... senior video controller / video controller (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Tom Dasbach .... camera operator (62 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jack Chisolm .... camera operator (61 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bruce Oldham .... camera operator (49 episodes, 1987-1989)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (41 episodes, 1987-1990)
Richard Price .... camera operator (39 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ken Dahlquist .... camera operator (26 episodes, 1987-1990)
George Spiro Dibie .... lighting consultant (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Keeler .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Leigh Nicholson .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1985-1989)
Tom Eckelberry .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
John Gillis .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1985-1987)
Dave Heckman .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Chuck Reilly .... video controller / senior video controller (4 episodes, 1987-1989)
Kieran Hughes .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1989)
Ralph Alcocer .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1985)
Charles Barrett .... video operator (2 episodes, 1985)
Roger Dalton .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1985)
D.J. Diomedes .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1985)
Bill Pope .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1985)
Blair White .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1985)
Joe Blaisdell .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1988)
Jay Nefcy .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1988)

Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: props (unknown episodes)
Ray Wickman .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Gregory Phelan .... casting assistant (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lokelani Lau .... location casting (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bob Watts .... costumer / costume supervisor: men / ... (127 episodes, 1985-1991)
Judith Brewer Curtis .... costume designer: women / costumer (106 episodes, 1985-1991)
Steve Hicke .... costumer (100 episodes, 1987-1992)
Lucille Cusolito .... costumer: women / costumer (75 episodes, 1989-1992)
Art Brouillard .... costumer (16 episodes, 1991-1992)
Toni Lombardo-Picciolo .... costumer (7 episodes, 1992)
Dan Frank .... costumer (2 episodes, 1985)
Robert Modes .... costumer (2 episodes, 1985)
Barbara Murphy .... costumer (2 episodes, 1985)

Philip Maldonado .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rich Blankinship .... editor: video tape (99 episodes, 1985-1992)
Brent Jones .... post production supervisor (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
Frank Mazzaro .... editor: video tape (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Location Management
Georja Skinner .... location manager (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Dorff .... music producer: theme song (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Gary Klein .... music producer: theme song (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Rob Nelson Jr. .... original songs (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Transportation Department
Buddy Regan .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Other crew
Susan Straughn Harris .... script supervisor / associate director (132 episodes, 1986-1992)
Jonathan Weiss .... stage manager (110 episodes, 1985-1992)
David Hoge .... production assistant (83 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jim Marshall .... stage manager / stage director (70 episodes, 1986-1992)
Jim Johnson .... technical director (69 episodes, 1985-1988)
Tom Walla .... executive script consultant / story editor (69 episodes, 1986-1989)
Paul Spadone .... stage manager (60 episodes, 1988-1991)
Tim O'Donnell .... executive script consultant / story editor (53 episodes, 1986-1988)
David Kendall .... executive script consultant / story editor (47 episodes, 1986-1988)
Kevin Tracy .... stage manager (39 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ray Conners .... technical director (37 episodes, 1989-1992)
Shelly Landau .... executive script consultant (37 episodes, 1989-1991)
Susan Beavers .... story editor / production associate (30 episodes, 1985-1987)
Leilani Downer .... executive story editor / story editor (26 episodes, 1991-1992)
Rick Edwards .... technical director (24 episodes, 1986-1990)
Wendy Braff .... show staff writer (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jerry Colker .... story editor (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dennis Koenig .... consultant (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Robbie Countryman .... stage manager (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Lani Bergstein .... script supervisor (20 episodes, 1985-1986)
Rob Bragin .... story editor (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Chuck Reilly .... technical director (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jay Abramowitz .... executive script consultant / executive story consultant (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jake Weinberger .... executive story consultant (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mike Weinberger .... executive story consultant (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mindy Schneider .... story editor (13 episodes, 1990)
Rowdy Herrington .... stage manager (12 episodes, 1985-1986)
Kate Boutilier .... story editor (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Nick LeRose .... consultant (11 episodes, 1990)
Carol Black .... story editor (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bob Burris .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Ware .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sybil Adelman .... story editor (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Martin Sage .... story editor (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Paul Coderko .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
Kevin Charles Sullivan .... stage manager / dga stage manager (6 episodes, 1985-1992)
Ann Marie Zidarevich .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Rich Reinhart .... executive script consultant (4 episodes, 1985)
Gus Luna .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1992)
David F. Chen .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1985)
Bill Cherones .... production staff (2 episodes, 1985)
Randy Cordray .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1985)
Ed Duzik .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1985)
Jim Maloney .... production staff (2 episodes, 1985)
Katrina Sentry .... production staff (2 episodes, 1985)
Stan Webber .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1985)
Rich Blankinship .... associate director (2 episodes, 1987)
Robert G. Holmes .... technical director (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Stu Goldman .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1989)

Bob Corff .... voice teacher (unknown episodes)
Kevin Franklin Gieb .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kathy Haynes .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (166 episodes)
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Trivia:
Julie McCullough was unaware of her firing as she was handed the script just moments after showing up on-set. She found it difficult to do a follow-up episode a year later, as her character makes good with Mike, when in real-life she resented Cameron for having her fired.See more »
Quotes:
[in the boys bathroom Vito reads writing on the wall]
Vito:'Stinky Sullivan is a hunk' Who wrote this?
Stinky:I did. Wait 'till the girls read it!
Vito:Stinky, when will there *ever* be girls in here?
Stinky:Duh, when they use the bathroom!
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As Long As We Got Each OtherSee more »

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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Best Sitcom Ever., 26 August 2001
Author: Liz H from Ontario, Canada

Growing Pains was definitely the show to watch during the dreaded 80's. Kirk Cameron (Mike) was the heart-throb of the show, and it seriously got funnier every episode. There was not ONE THING wrong with this show, (although I did really want to see something FINALLY happen with Boner & Carol), but that's a whole other story. Best Show Ever. You know you want to admit it.

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