The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
 Marsha Cameron Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
Tracy Wells ...
 Heather Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
 Wesley T. Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
 George Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
Rob Stone ...
 Kevin Owens (116 episodes, 1985-1990)


Popular 80s sitcom based on the Gwen Davenport novel, "Belvedere," which in turn was thrice adapted to the big screen. Like its earlier novel and big-screen brethren, "Mr. Belvedere" featured British butler Lynn Belvedere, who takes a job as a live-in nanny for a typical American family and records their everyday experiences in his diary for future use in writing a novel. In the 1985 small-screen version, the Owens family served as that "typical American family" and the source of fodder for Belvedere who had previously worked as a gentry for Winston Churchill and had connections to British royalty. Family patriarch George (played by sports-caster Bob Uecker) was, in an example of art imitating life, a sports writer; the matriarch was Marsha, a law student. The couple, which had settled in suburban Pittsburgh, had three children: Awkward teen-ager Kevin, precocious (and easily embarrassed) Heather and mischievous prankster Wesley. George was initially uncomfortable hiring the worldly ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Episode, Mr. Belvedere: G.I. George (1988)'s final scene, just before closing credits start is where the group photograph of housekeeper, Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere, acted by Christopher Hewett (standing behind the Owens family, he lowered his head for photo focusing). Setting on a couch, [from left to right] George Owens, acted by Bob Uecker, Marsha Owens, acted by Ilene Graff, Kevin Owens, acted by Rob Stone, Heather Owens, acted by Tracy Wells and Wesley T. Owens, acted by Brice Beckham. The family photograph was originally picked by Marsha Owens. The photograph is taken, 2 to 3 seconds at the near end of opening credits and is on longer and still, as the closing credits shows names of full cast and crew, writers, creator, producers, directors, production staff and guest stars, then the photo changes as lesser popular names appear. See more »


George Owens: Who are these from?
Marsha Cameron Owens: They're from Robbie Rogers.
George Owens: Robbie Rogers? You mean that wimp you met before you met me?
Marsha Cameron Owens: He was not a wimp. He was sweet and kind and I'm not throwing these away.
George Owens: Okay, then I will.
[George throws out Marsha's mash letters]
Marsha Cameron Owens: George!
[Marsha throws out George's girlie magazines]
George Owens: Hey, those are collector's items!
Marsha Cameron Owens: Yeah, the trash collector.
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Written by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy
Performed by Leon Redbone
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11 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a really fun show that is a good example of the old school, very family friendly, situational comedies that ate up most of my family's TV watching time throughout the wonderful decade of the nineteen-eighties.

The lead character (the title-named Mr. Belvedere) is a stuffy but very wise and very professional, stuck-in-his-ways butler who actually was the butler for the royal family. I forget why he leaves them and moves to the U.s.

Anyway he settles in with this American family of blue collar people in Pittsburgh, PA, where the father is a gruff former baseball player (played by Bob Uecker) and the youngest son Wesley is a trouble maker and a constant thorn in Mr. Belvedere's side but also becomes his best friend.

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