The adventures of a superpowered teen and his scientist friend.
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 Dr. Benjamin Jeffcoate / ... (72 episodes, 1988-1991)
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 Andrew Clements / ... (72 episodes, 1988-1991)
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 Stephanie Clements / ... (72 episodes, 1988-1991)
Marsha Moreau ...
 Erin Clements / ... (72 episodes, 1988-1991)
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 Kirk Stevens / ... (43 episodes, 1989-1991)
Elizabeth Leslie ...
 Ruth Schellenbach (22 episodes, 1988-1991)
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Teenager Andrew Clements gains superpowers after accidentally getting in the way of Dr. Benjamin Jeffcoate's scientific experiment. Andrew uses his superpowers to help people, but must hide them from his family and friends. Written by Dorothy Nelder <dnelder@umd.umich.edu>

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Derek McGrath (Dr. Benjamin Jeffcoate) and Jerry O'Connell (Andrew Clements) are the only actors to appear in all 72 episodes of the series. See more »

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Referenced in Doc: My Secret Identity (2002) See more »

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Superman, Batman, they were young once
1 April 2002 | by (Metairie, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

All superheros had to start somewhere. This entertaining series is about Andrew Clements(Jerry O'Connell). An ordinary teenager with a love for superhero comics, One day visits his scientist friend Dr. Benjamin Jeffcoate(played comically well by Derek Mcgrath), gets hit by a photon beam, and gets superpower, like some of the superheros he reads about in comics. But Andrew has yet to become a superhero. He must use his superpowers for one thing first, surviving High School. A good series, and a good premise. But has Jerry O'Connell got older, the series began to wear it self out. This inspired another show with a similar premise called The Secret World Of Alex Mack.


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