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Release Date:
4 July 1988 (USA) See more »
"Family Feud" was one of the most popular game shows on TV, but after nine years with Richard Dawson as host... See more »
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"Survey says, Ray Combs is #1." See more (10 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 19)
Ray Combs ... Himself - Host (12 episodes, 1988-1994)
Gene Wood ... Himself - Announcer (12 episodes, 1988-1995)

Series Directed by
Paul Alter (unknown episodes)
Marc Breslow (unknown episodes)
Andrew Felsher (unknown episodes)
Series Produced by
Gary Dawson .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1994-1995)
Kristin Bjorklund .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Chester Feldman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Howard Felsher .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Gabrielle Johnston .... associate producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Jerry Modine .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Joe Arvizu (unknown episodes)
Robert Blair (unknown episodes)
Wayne Getchell (unknown episodes)
Dean Lamont (unknown episodes)
Les Nourse (unknown episodes)
Jim Reilly (unknown episodes)
Jim Rish (unknown episodes)
Marty Wagner (unknown episodes)
Stan Zitnick (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Jack Hart (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Jody Lawrence .... key hair stylist (1 episode, 1988)

Christine Allen .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Renee DiPinto .... hair stylist: Ray Combs, 1990s (unknown episodes)
Jacklin Masteran .... hair stylist: Ray Combs (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Marti Cone .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Bob Davis .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Sue MacIntyre .... production manager / production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Laura Markell .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jeff Nagler .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Doug Quick .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Pat Stine .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bart Eskander .... associate director (1 episode, 1988)
Andrew Felsher .... associate director (1 episode, 1988)
Series Art Department
Randy Berke .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Michael Abbott .... sound (unknown episodes)
Patrick Lucatorto .... sound (unknown episodes)
Larry Reed .... sound (unknown episodes)
David Vaughn .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Shirley Stapleton Pundt .... electronic graphics (unknown episodes)
Patricia Rost .... electronic graphics (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Beaux .... video operator (unknown episodes)
Stuart Blanco .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Dave Blue .... video operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Brayton .... head grip (unknown episodes)
Joe Gutierrez .... video operator (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Jacobs .... special still photographer (unknown episodes)
Nick Ladd .... head electrician (unknown episodes)
Allen Latter .... video operator (unknown episodes)
Tim Sheldon .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria Skinner .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Lee Wright .... provisor of Ray Comb's wardrobe: JC Penney (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Diane Curl .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Donna Felix .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Tim Ward .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Stanley Blits .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Valarie Barsky .... production staff (13 episodes, 1989-1993)

Donna Lee Bennett .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Scott Bergman .... electronic graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Betow .... intern (unknown episodes)
Donna Braun .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kerry Britton .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Tom Brocato .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Brian B. Brooks .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Valencia S. Butler .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Edythe Chan .... contestant coordinator: New York (unknown episodes)
Bob Chic .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Phyllis Coblentz .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Kate Conway .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Valarie Cook .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Ted Cooper .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Tim Cutt .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Dick DeBartolo .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Deborah Della .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Annette DeShotels .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Linda Doty-Reigert .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Jan Dubin .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Phyllis Durant .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Louis Eafalla .... intern (unknown episodes)
Robert Ennis Jr. .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Patty Enright .... cue cards (unknown episodes)
Diana Felix .... video tape recordist (unknown episodes)
Hillary Felker .... production staff (unknown episodes)
John E. Genung .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Heidi Gibson .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Sid Grosfield .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
David Hallmark .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Greg Hughart .... contestant coordinator: New York / production staff (unknown episodes)
Erv Hurd .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Kelly Hynes .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Hilary Kaplan-Felker .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Rich LaRose .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Katie Lennon .... prize coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gail Liddle .... prize coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sherry Marshall .... production staff (unknown episodes)
John C. Melka .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Beverly Morrison .... contestant coordinator: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Sharon Moses .... contestant coordinator: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
John C. Mula .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Ron Murphy .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Jeff Nagler .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Cathy Nicholson .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Harry Noles .... intern (unknown episodes)
Rae Pichon .... contestant coordinator: New York (unknown episodes)
Beverly Pomerantz .... contestant coordinator: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Tim Puckett .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Doug Quick .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Darryl Regan .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Jenny Seelman .... researcher (unknown episodes)
David Shaw .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Stuart A. Smith .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Edgar Sotomayor .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Maggie Speak .... contestant coordinator: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Terry Strong .... intern (unknown episodes)
Louis Tarantino .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Tadao Tomomatsu .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Laura Shewsbury Townsend .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Sharon Tydell .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Weingroff .... intern / production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bob Welsh .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Ingrid Wilson .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Pam Zimmer .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Family Feud Challenge" - USA (daytime version title)
"The New Family Feud" - USA (new syndication title)
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USA:30 min (1988-1994) | USA:60 min (1992-1993) and (1994-1995)
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Did You Know?

In 1994, due to the show's falling ratings, 'Ray Combs' was dismissed, and replaced by original host 'Richard Dawson'. The show was canceled a year later.See more »
Ray Combs:You need 105 points. If 105 people said milk, out of a survey of 100 people , this show is illegal, and we're all going to be on a documentary in 20 years.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"Survey says, Ray Combs is #1.", 17 April 2000
Author: dellt from Texas

I have always thought that Ray Combs was the best host for "Family Feud" and I always will. Ray gave the show much more energy and excitement and he was always very funny. Anyway, this was the second incarnation of "Family Feud." It premiered on July 4th, 1988 on CBS with Ray Combs as host. The show was recorded in Studio 33, (now The Bob Barker Studio), at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California and remained very similar to the original version. The only really noticeable differences, (besides replacing Richard Dawson with Ray Combs), were color changes to the set and some minor revisions of props. On September 19th, 1988 a syndicated version of "Family Feud" premiered. This version was also hosted by Ray Combs. Both versions of the show remained very popular for the next four years. In 1992 the CBS daytime version expanded from thirty minutes to one hour. The "Bullseye" round was added to the mix and the show was renamed "Family Feud Challenge." "Bullseye" was also added to the half hour syndicated version a few months later and it was renamed "The New Family Feud." Sadly, the ratings began to drop around this time and the one hour CBS daytime "Family Feud Challenge" was ultimately cancelled in 1993. The syndicated half hour version of "The New Family Feud" continued for one year longer until mid 1994. After six great years of "Family Feud" with Ray Combs it was no more. In the fall of 1994 the syndicated version of "Family Feud" was completely overhauled to reflect a more modern look. The "Bullseye" round became the "Bankroll" round, the show was expanded from thirty minutes to one hour, (just like the CBS version was in 1992), and the set was completely renovated, but the biggest "shock" was that Richard Dawson was back as the show's host. (Why, oh why was Ray Combs fired?) Despite the producers' hopes to increase ratings by updating the set and bringing back Dawson, the show bombed and was cancelled in mid 1995. Although this version of Feud was okay to watch it was nowhere near as great as the 1988-1994 Ray Combs era. As I said before, the reason I think the Ray Combs version of "Family Feud" is the best is because Ray was so energetic and funny. He did some of the funniest things on that show. For example, whenever the first player got all 200 points by himself/herself in "Fast Money", Ray would bring the second player on stage, (after everyone had finished celebrating), and say something like, '... your partner only came up with 18 points. You need 182 points to win the cash.' Ray would then, (very seriously), proceed to read "joke questions" to the second player such as, 'There were three stooges. Name Curly's wife.' or 'Pick a number between 3 and 5.' Also, when contestants gave stupid answers or if it seemed that they were in a "daze" Ray would often, (very gently), hit that contestant over the head with his handheld cordless mic, (1990-1994 episodes only). Ray was a really great person and emcee who understood and followed the rules of the game, but also had a very good time along the way. He is deeply missed and "Family Feud" will never be the same without him. Ray, you were, (and still are), truly one of the best.

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