IMDb > "Major Dad" (1989)
"Major Dad"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratings
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Major Dad" (1989) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1989-1993

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.2/10   1,167 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Major Dad on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Genre:
Plot:
Major John MacGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic, liberal journalist... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Majorly Amusing See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 26)

Gerald McRaney ... Maj. John D. 'Mac' McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Shanna Reed ... Polly Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)

Nicole Dubuc ... Robin Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Chelsea Hertford ... Casey Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)

Marisa Ryan ... Elizabeth Cooper McGillis (96 episodes, 1989-1993)

Matt Mulhern ... Lt. Eugene 'Gene' Holowachuk (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Beverly Archer ... Gunnery Sgt. Alva 'Gunny' Bricker (70 episodes, 1990-1993)

Jon Cypher ... Gen. Marcus C. Craig (69 episodes, 1990-1993)
(more)

Series Directed by
Michael Lembeck (67 episodes, 1990-1993)
Ellen Gittelsohn (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Will Mackenzie (4 episodes, 1989)
Linda Day (3 episodes, 1989)
Howard Storm (3 episodes, 1992)
Jim Evering (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Skip Collector (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard C. Okie (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Earl Pomerantz (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
John G. Stephens (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Barry Gold (12 episodes, 1990-1993)
Rick Hawkins (12 episodes, 1990-1993)
Carrie Honigblum (11 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jim Evering (10 episodes, 1990-1993)
Renee Phillips (10 episodes, 1990-1993)
Lisa Albert (8 episodes, 1989-1992)
Manny Basanese (7 episodes, 1991-1993)
Miriam Trogdon (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Janet Leahy (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jeffrey Stepakoff (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peter Tilden (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Liz Sage (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Neil Lebowitz (2 episodes, 1991-1993)

Series Produced by
Gerald McRaney .... executive producer (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Earl Pomerantz .... executive producer (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Rick Hawkins .... executive producer (70 episodes, 1990-1993)
Barry Gold .... producer / co-producer (47 episodes, 1990-1993)
Janet Leahy .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Miriam Trogdon .... co-producer (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
E.A. Jemison-Ball .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Abby Singer .... coordinating producer (6 episodes, 1989-1993)
Larry Heath .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1989)
Richard C. Okie .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1989)
Jim Evering .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Todd Stevens .... producer (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Carrie Honigblum .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
Renee Phillips .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
 
Series Original Music by
Steve Dorff (70 episodes, 1990-1993)
Roger Steinman (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Vincent A. Martinelli (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Plenn (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Skip Collector (72 episodes, 1990-1993)
John Heath (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Casting by
Donna Dockstader (6 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Production Design by
Albert Heschong (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Art Direction by
Larry Wiemer (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jane Fletcher (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard J. DeCinces (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Beck .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jeff Cox .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
 
Series Production Management
Abby Singer .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Allen .... first assistant director (95 episodes, 1989-1993)
Rodney Allen Hooks .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sheila Stewart .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
 
Series Art Department
David Needham .... leadman (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Thomas R. Cahill .... property master (91 episodes, 1989-1993)

Sharon Busse .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Larry Lasota .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dana Mark McClure .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1989)
Bill Stephens .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1991-1993)

Val Stulman .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Renken .... gaffer (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Murphy .... set costumer (44 episodes, 1991-1993)
Robert James II .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 1989-1993)
Dorothy Baca .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dave Hussey .... colorist (9 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Music Department
Roger Steinman .... composer: theme music (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Celia Weiner .... music editor (95 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Other crew
Dailey Pike .... audience warm-up (91 episodes, 1989-1993)
Jeffrey Stepakoff .... story editor / staff writer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Diana N. Loomis .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1989-1993)
Lisa Albert .... executive story consultant / creative consultant (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Miriam Trogdon .... creative consultant (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... technical coordinator (3 episodes, 1989)
John G. Stephens .... executive production consultant (3 episodes, 1989)
Dan Fendel .... technical coordinator (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Thomas R. Cahill .... set consultant (2 episodes, 1990-1993)
Richard C. Okie .... production consultant (2 episodes, 1991-1993)

Matt Atchity .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bob Corff .... voice teacher (unknown episodes)
Paul Gonsoulin .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bill Gucwa .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Susan Vercelli .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
30 min (96 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The building shown at the opening of the show when they lived on Camp Holister Marine Base is actually Lejeune Hall, the headquarters of Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. It is across from the military lodging on the main road.See more »
Quotes:
Casey:It's GI Joe!See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Majorly Amusing, 15 December 2004
Author: jmdipalma from Gulf Coast, AL

For an 80s/early 90s show, Major Dad was amusing. It is only a sitcom; it's not supposed to be taken that seriously. If you enjoyed shows like Coach or Cheers, then you'll enjoy Major Dad. People always talk about how hard it is to make a good military show. I think they never watched an episode of M*A*S*H in their sheltered lives. Likewise, this was fairly successful. It was a show that the family and I could sit around and watch, and that's saying something. Family TV has hit rock bottom unfortunately. So if you're looking for a family favorite, tune into Major Dad. It's not the funniest show you'll ever watch, but it's really cute. Enjoy!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"M*A*S*H" The Family Stone Heartbreak Ridge Sarge Goes to College "Family Ties"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
News articles IMDb TV section IMDb Comedy section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button