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"Perfect Strangers" (1986) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1986-1993

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Writer:
Dale McRaven (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
25 March 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Looks like a job for TV land! See more (61 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 42)

Bronson Pinchot ... Balki Bartokomous / ... (151 episodes, 1986-1993)

Mark Linn-Baker ... Larry Appleton (150 episodes, 1986-1993)
Melanie Wilson ... Jennifer (102 episodes, 1986-1993)

Rebeca Arthur ... Mary Anne (93 episodes, 1986-1993)
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Series Directed by
Joel Zwick (99 episodes, 1986-1992)
Judy Pioli (40 episodes, 1990-1993)
Richard Correll (4 episodes, 1990)
Greg Antonacci (2 episodes, 1990)
James O'Keefe (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Dale McRaven (151 episodes, 1986-1993)
John B. Collins (18 episodes, 1987-1991)
Paula A. Roth (17 episodes, 1986-1993)
Tom Devanney (17 episodes, 1989-1992)
Barry O'Brien (16 episodes, 1987-1993)
Cheryl Alu (15 episodes, 1989-1993)
Howard Adler (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
Robert Griffard (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
Terry Hart (11 episodes, 1990-1992)
William Bickley (10 episodes, 1986-1989)
Michael Warren (10 episodes, 1986-1989)
Tom Amundsen (9 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bob Keyes (7 episodes, 1986-1988)
Robert Blair (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tom Nance (6 episodes, 1991-1993)
Chip Keyes (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Doug Keyes (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Mark Fink (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
James O'Keefe (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alan Plotkin (2 episodes, 1987-1988)

Series Produced by
William Bickley .... supervising producer / executive producer / ... (146 episodes, 1986-1993)
Robert L. Boyett .... executive producer (146 episodes, 1986-1993)
Thomas L. Miller .... executive producer (146 episodes, 1986-1993)
Michael Warren .... supervising producer / executive producer / ... (146 episodes, 1986-1993)
James O'Keefe .... producer / consulting producer / ... (143 episodes, 1986-1992)
Paula A. Roth .... producer / co-executive producer / ... (140 episodes, 1986-1993)
Alan Plotkin .... associate producer / producer / ... (118 episodes, 1987-1993)
Terry Hart .... supervising producer / producer (61 episodes, 1989-1992)
Michael J. Morris .... associate producer / co-producer (54 episodes, 1990-1993)
Tom Devanney .... producer (47 episodes, 1990-1992)
Harriette Regan .... coordinating producer (43 episodes, 1987-1989)
Cheryl Alu .... producer / co-producer / ... (42 episodes, 1990-1993)
Barry O'Brien .... producer / co-producer / ... (42 episodes, 1990-1993)
Howard Adler .... producer (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert Griffard .... producer (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ronny Hallin .... coordinating producer (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
John B. Collins .... producer (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mark Fink .... producer (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Dale McRaven .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bill Daley .... co-producer (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chip Keyes .... producer (6 episodes, 1986)
Doug Keyes .... producer (6 episodes, 1986)
Shari Hearn .... producer (5 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Original Music by
Jesse Frederick (96 episodes, 1986-1992)
Bennett Salvay (96 episodes, 1986-1992)
Steven Chesne (44 episodes, 1988-1993)
Gary Boren (6 episodes, 1991-1993)
 
Series Cinematography by
Sherman Kunkel (48 episodes, 1986-1988)
Monroe P. Askins Jr. (46 episodes, 1988-1990)
Tony Askins (39 episodes, 1991-1993)
Gregg Heschong (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
David B. Nowell (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kelly Sandefur (70 episodes, 1986-1990)
John Randle (28 episodes, 1990-1993)
Robert Bramwell (25 episodes, 1987-1990)
Pam Marshall (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jerry Davis (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
John Neal (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Casting by
Joanne Koehler (52 episodes, 1990-1993)
Camille H. Patton (36 episodes, 1986-1988)
Melinda Gartzman (26 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jacklynn Briskey (26 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jamie Tarses (12 episodes, 1987-1988)

Barbara Miller (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Lynn Griffin (146 episodes, 1986-1993)
David Marshall (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Set Decoration by
James Ira Colburn (46 episodes, 1988-1990)
Bonnie Dermer (28 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jim Mees (27 episodes, 1986-1987)
Melody Lavigna (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Cost (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jeannie Laughlin (6 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Costume Design by
Bob Squire (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hair stylist (98 episodes, 1986-1993)
Robert Ryan .... makeup artist (83 episodes, 1986-1990)
Joe Hailey .... makeup artist (45 episodes, 1990-1993)
Laurel Van Dyke .... hair stylist (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Linda Trainoff .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Robert Ostermann .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1986-1988)
Irene De'Atley .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1989)
Terri Cannon .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1989)
Sylvia Surdu .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1990)
Katherine Kotorakos .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Lisa Pharren .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Judy Crown .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1989)
Nadia DiPaulo .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1989)
Dorinda Carey .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1990)
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Management
Miles Kristman .... unit production manager (113 episodes, 1987-1993)
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... executive in charge of production (90 episodes, 1987-1991)
Harriette Regan .... unit production manager (32 episodes, 1986-1988)
Edward O. Denault .... executive production supervisor (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Connie Garcia-Singer .... second assistant director / first assistant director (120 episodes, 1986-1993)
Miles Kristman .... first assistant director (107 episodes, 1986-1991)
Robert Altshuler .... second assistant director / first assistant director (46 episodes, 1988-1992)
Harriette Regan .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1986)
Jennifer Kingry .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1993)
Sharon Gerhard .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1986)
Hilary Leach .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1986)
Larry Lerner .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
Fred Waugh .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Department
Dominic Belmonte .... property master (137 episodes, 1986-1993)
Frank Michalovich .... property master (6 episodes, 1986)
Greg Richards .... construction grip (6 episodes, 1991)

Ron Yates .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Rick Himot .... sound re-recording mixer (140 episodes, 1986-1993)
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer (118 episodes, 1986-1993)
Jim Ford .... sound mixer (117 episodes, 1986-1991)
Catherine Flynn .... sound editor (72 episodes, 1989-1992)
Deni King .... sound editor (48 episodes, 1986-1990)
Leslie Baerwitz .... sound editor (33 episodes, 1987-1989)
Walter Baker .... sound mixer (28 episodes, 1991-1993)
Thomas J. Huth .... sound re-recording mixer (24 episodes, 1991-1993)
Andre Caporaso .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1991-1993)
Sam Black .... sound re-recording mixer (18 episodes, 1991-1993)
Robin Haskins .... adr mixer (9 episodes, 1992)
Ross Davis .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1987)
Steve Quinn .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1986)
Eric Levinson .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1986)
Clark King .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1990)
Charlie McDaniel .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1991)

Craig M. Otte .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1991)
Marty Church .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Ross Deane .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Perfect Strangers .... utility stunts (1 episode, 1990)

Rick Avery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Thomas Schrank .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Travers Hill Jr. .... camera operator (30 episodes, 1991-1993)
Larry David Blumenthal .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1986-1989)

John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit, title sequence (unknown episodes)
Doug J. Campbell .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Michael Hofstein .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Carl Manoogian .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Randy Paik .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, location episode (unknown episodes)
Gary Sherman .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Bill Sordal .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting (146 episodes, 1986-1993)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bob Squire .... wardrobe: men (143 episodes, 1986-1993)
Gina Trikonis .... wardrobe: women (143 episodes, 1986-1993)
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... set costumer (28 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Garibaldi .... final colorist (121 episodes, 1987-1993)
 
Series Music Department
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (150 episodes, 1986-1993)
Bennett Salvay .... theme song: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" / composer: theme music (103 episodes, 1986-1993)
David Pomeranz .... performer: theme song "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" (102 episodes, 1986-1993)
Richard Berres .... music director (85 episodes, 1986-1990)
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... music coordinator / music editor (64 episodes, 1986-1990)
Greg Sill .... music supervisor (58 episodes, 1990-1993)
Robert H. Raff .... music editor (51 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jesse Frederick .... theme song: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" / composer: theme music (38 episodes, 1986-1993)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mitch Friedman .... driver (3 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Other crew
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator (150 episodes, 1986-1993)
Erik Emi .... technical coordinator (125 episodes, 1986-1993)
Dale McRaven .... executive consultant (125 episodes, 1986-1993)
Marilyn Bagley .... special assistant / continuity supervisor (114 episodes, 1987-1992)
Robert G. Lee .... warm-up comic (92 episodes, 1986-1991)
John B. Collins .... executive script consultant / executive story editor / ... (76 episodes, 1986-1990)
Tom Nance .... story editor / executive script consultant (52 episodes, 1990-1993)
Howard Adler .... story editor / executive story editor (50 episodes, 1987-1989)
Robert Griffard .... story editor / executive story editor (50 episodes, 1987-1989)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... director of operations (48 episodes, 1988-1990)
Tom Amundsen .... story editor / executive story consultant (47 episodes, 1990-1992)
Tom Devanney .... executive script consultant / story editor / ... (46 episodes, 1988-1990)
Bob Keyes .... executive script consultant / story editor (42 episodes, 1986-1988)
Robert Blair .... executive story editor (39 episodes, 1987-1989)
Cheryl Alu .... executive story editor (34 episodes, 1989-1990)
Barry O'Brien .... executive story editor (34 episodes, 1989-1990)
Phil Perez .... technical coordinator (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bill Fraley .... technical coordinator (6 episodes, 1986)
Marty Nadler .... executive script consultant (6 episodes, 1986)
Tom Tenowich .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 1986)
Judy Pioli .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Scott Spencer Gordon .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1993)

Bruce Chudacoff .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Roderic Kavanagh .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Dan Speaker .... sword master (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (150 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Family Matters" from the famous ABC TGIF line up was spun off from "Perfect Strangers". Harriet Winslow and later her husband Carl appeared on the show.See more »
Quotes:
Mary Anne Spencer Bartokomous:You know, having a ghost would explain so many things! Like how when you open the refrigerator, the light goes on!
Jennifer Lyons Appleton:No Maryanne, the light goes on because...
[pauses for a moment, then decides to give up]
Jennifer Lyons Appleton:Yes, Maryanne. Having a ghost would explain that.
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Soundtrack:
Nothing's Gonna Stop Me NowSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Looks like a job for TV land!, 12 October 2000
Author: lartronic from Akron, Ohio.

They need to add this show to TV Land's line-up, if they haven't already. This was a show that I'll always remember, every episode was hilarious and I was sad to see it go off the air. You can't help but remember all the hilarious situations that appeared on this show. A truly memorable sitcom they should re-run.

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