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"Superboy" (1988) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1988-1992

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Superboy -- Superboy is on the verge of losing his powers forever, which causes his alter ego of Clark Kent to search for the elusive crystal which holds the key to his past and will ultimately lead him through his "Rites Of Passage."


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8 October 1988 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 139)
Stacy Haiduk ... Lana Lang / ... (99 episodes, 1988-1992)

Gerard Christopher ... Clark Kent / ... (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Peter Jay Fernandez ... Matt Ritter (48 episodes, 1990-1992)

Robert Levine ... C. Dennis Jackson (47 episodes, 1990-1992)

Series Directed by
David Nutter (21 episodes, 1989-1992)
Reza Badiyi (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Colin Chilvers (5 episodes, 1988)
David Grossman (4 episodes, 1989)
Jackie Cooper (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Peter Kiwitt (3 episodes, 1989)
Bryan Spicer (3 episodes, 1991)

Andre R. Guttfreund (unknown episodes)
David Hartwell (unknown episodes)
John Huneck (unknown episodes)
Danny Irom (unknown episodes)
Jefferson Kibbee (unknown episodes)
Richard J. Lewis (unknown episodes)
Hugh Martin (unknown episodes)
Tracy Roberts (unknown episodes)
Mark Vargo (unknown episodes)
Robert Wiemer (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Bill Finger (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
John Sikela (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
Stan Berkowitz (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
Fred Freiberger (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michael Maurer (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
J.M. DeMatteis (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Cary Bates (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Migdia Chinea (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark Jones (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bernard M. Kahn (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Toby Martin (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michael Morris (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Howard Dimsdale (2 episodes, 1988)
Ilya Salkind (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Francis Moore (2 episodes, 1990)
Matt Uitz (2 episodes, 1991)
Joe Shuster (1 episode, 1988)
Jerry Siegel (1 episode, 1988)
Denny O'Neil (1 episode, 1989)
Michael Carlin (1 episode, 1991)
Andy Helfer (1 episode, 1991)

Paul Robert Coyle (unknown episodes)
Paul Diamond (unknown episodes)
Sandy Fries (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Ilya Salkind .... producer / executive producer (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
Buck Allen .... supervising producer (55 episodes, 1988-1990)
Robert Simmonds .... line producer (2 episodes, 1988)

Stan Berkowitz .... producer (unknown episodes)
Julia Pistor .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Kevin Kiner (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Cinematography by
Orson Ochoa (2 episodes, 1988)

John Huneck (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Kenneth C. Paonessa (2 episodes, 1988)

John Elias (unknown episodes)
Michael T. Elias (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Ellen Jacoby (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
John Bortles (unknown episodes)
Alan E. Muraoka (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Tim Duffy (2 episodes, 1988)

David Kahler (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Layman .... assistant makeup artist (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
Rob Burman .... special makeup effects artist (7 episodes, 1989-1992)
Michael J. Kent .... special makeup effects artist (5 episodes, 1990)
Leslie Christin .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1988)

Lee Grimes .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Olivier Arnesen .... executive in charge of production (22 episodes, 1991-1992)

Barry H. Waldman .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisandra Soto .... second second assistant director (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
Polly Ann Mattson .... second second assistant director (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Paul Sirmons .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1988)

Frank Falvey .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Roger La Page .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Gary Rogers .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Barry H. Waldman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Jeff Chandler .... assistant art director (26 episodes, 1988-1989)
Daniel Valcich .... carpenter (12 episodes, 1992)
Lily Duke .... graphic artist (3 episodes, 1990)
Vicky Bowlin .... props (2 episodes, 1988)
Mike Bush .... swing gang (2 episodes, 1988)
Gordon Cheatum .... swing gang (2 episodes, 1988)
Rusty De Young .... swing gang (2 episodes, 1988)
David Kahler .... props (2 episodes, 1988)
Marty Rich .... swing gang (2 episodes, 1988)
Karl Strahl .... props (2 episodes, 1988)

Jerry Blohm .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
John F. Escobar .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Rich Swim .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Richard Achor .... sound effects editor (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Dave Howe .... sound re-recording mixer (48 episodes, 1990-1992)
Lindsey Bell .... sound (2 episodes, 1988)
Peter J. Devlin .... sound (2 episodes, 1988)

Mark Muncy .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Robert Harman .... flying effects (2 episodes, 1988)

James L. Roberts .... special effects foreman (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Jeff Olm .... video effects assistant (1 episode, 1988)

Pete Opotowsky .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Cort Hessler .... stunts (9 episodes, 1991-1992)
John Zimmerman .... stunt performer / stunt double / ... (7 episodes, 1989-1991)
Tom Akos .... utility stunts / stunt double / ... (4 episodes, 1988-1991)
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunts (3 episodes, 1989)
Artie Malesci .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1988)
Jim O'Rear .... stunts (2 episodes, 1989)

Greg Anderson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Erich Barrett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Larry A. Lee .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Massa .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Joe Murphy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gar Stephen .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Mast .... dolly grip (52 episodes, 1989-1991)
Richard Lacy .... assistant camera / camera operator: "b" camera (48 episodes, 1989-1992)
Robert Beverlin .... assistant camera (26 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bruce Merwin .... electrician (3 episodes, 1988)
Bruce Blackman .... electrician (2 episodes, 1988)
Andy Clapp .... grip (2 episodes, 1988)
John Ferguson .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1988)
John Leeward .... key grip (2 episodes, 1988)
John Martin .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 1988)
Rob Peterson .... second camera operator (2 episodes, 1988)
Steve Thompson .... best boy (2 episodes, 1988)
Charles Weaver .... grip (2 episodes, 1988)

Brett Allen .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Stephen Campbell .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
C.W. Fallin .... director of photography: second unit/additional photography (unknown episodes)
W.D. Hill .... grip (unknown episodes)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (unknown episodes)
Nik Petrik .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Bird .... costumes by (2 episodes, 1988)
Cindy Coburn .... costumes by (2 episodes, 1988)
Cathy Welch .... costumes by (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Editorial Department
John Henry Decker Jr. .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1988)
Series Transportation Department
Steve Duff .... driver (8 episodes, 1988)
Prentis Woods .... transportation (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Other crew
Alexander Salkind .... presenter (100 episodes, 1988-1992)
Melinda Taksen .... script supervisor (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
Roderick Richardson .... craft service (44 episodes, 1990-1992)
Rick Callan .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1988-1990)
Michael Richartz .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1988)
John Garrett .... assistant to production supervisor (2 episodes, 1988)
Mary K. Krausmann .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1988)
Alan Levi .... assistant to production supervisor (2 episodes, 1988)
Holly Roark .... secretary (2 episodes, 1988)
Ray Sterling .... production accountant (2 episodes, 1988)
Sandy Watterson .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1988)

Susan Agnoff .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes, 1990)
Jesse Blanco .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brian Cain .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Joanne Martin Hinson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Chris Iller .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Damian Mcknight .... production intern (unknown episodes)
Stanley Robinson .... key production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mayo Sanchez .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Trish Weinstock .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Adventures of Superboy" - USA (alternative title)
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30 min (100 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Gerard Christopher personally sold VHS tapes and DVDs of episodes on his website. Christopher owns the master tapes of all of the episodes in which he portrayed Superboy. Christopher stopped selling them when Warner Brothers acquired the rights and released official DVD sets.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Adventures of Superman" (1952)See more »


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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A unique portrayal of the character, 8 September 2004
Author: rockhopper10r from Houston, TX

I think the overall criticism of this show is too harsh. It didn't have the budget of _Lois & Clark_ or _Smallville_, but it was a lot of fun and, overall, well-done.

I actually prefer John Haymes Newton in the first season. Gerard Christopher was probably the better actor, but Newton brought a little cocky attitude--and a unique sexiness--to the role, never seen before or since in any interpretation of Superman. It added a new dimension to the character. A good example is the Newton episode where a bad guy drew a gun on Superboy and said "Freeze!" Superboy smirked and deadpanned "Good idea!" and then encased him in a block of ice with his super-breath. I think he may have come across to some people as too much of a "bad boy" for the role, but it really did work.

The Christopher episodes were fun, but they lacked something.

Overall, the show really deserves better treatment than it has received. I hope it resurfaces somewhere soon.

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