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2 September 1990 (USA) See more »
Stuntman Jake Rozzner returns to NYC to help foster mother Connie with a diverse group of kids. Boy crazy Jill... See more »
1 win & 10 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 14)

Jake Steinfeld ... Jake Rozzner (81 episodes, 1990-1994)
Barbara Meek ... Connie 'Ma' Duncan (81 episodes, 1990-1994)

Ben Siegler ... Gary MacLamore (81 episodes, 1990-1994)
Josiah Trager ... Loomis 'Lou' Washington (81 episodes, 1990-1994)
Gabrielle Carmouche ... Kateri Monroe (81 episodes, 1990-1994)
Daniel Hilfer ... Dave King (81 episodes, 1990-1994)
Jeremy Wieand ... Andy King (81 episodes, 1990-1994)

Elizabeth Narvaez ... Jill Kenyon (44 episodes, 1990-1992)
Rachelle Guzy ... Caroline (37 episodes, 1992-1994)

Series Directed by
Gary Shimokawa (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Series Writing credits
Chris Auer (80 episodes, 1990-1994)

Ed Ferrara (unknown episodes)
Jim Lincoln (unknown episodes)
Cary McNeal (unknown episodes)
Kevin Murphy (unknown episodes)
Dan Studney (unknown episodes)
Timothy Williams (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Chris Auer .... executive producer / supervising producer (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Series Film Editing by
Mike Davis (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Casting by
Danene Washington (1 episode, 1990)

Leonard Finger (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Diana McLean (1 episode, 1990)
Series Costume Design by
Alvin Perry (1 episode, 1990)
Series Makeup Department
Sharon Briggs .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1990)
Pam Wollard .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1990)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aviva Jacobs .... associate director (1 episode, 1990)
Series Art Department
Frank Brannon .... set designer (1 episode, 1990)
Peg Crowder .... property master (1 episode, 1990)
Series Sound Department
Rich Jacob .... audio (1 episode, 1990)

Doug Madick .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Helene Haviland .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Casting Department
Chris Frederick .... casting assistant (1 episode, 1990)
Series Music Department
Scott V. Smith .... composer: theme music (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Other crew
Thom Parham .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1993-1994)

Ross M. Hayduk .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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30 min | 30 min (66 episodes)
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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A sitcom that has been buried for some time... I can see why., 18 January 2007
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

Well it's been a while since I saw "Big Brother Jake" for the last time... I think it was back in 1997. All I remember is that it aired on a bad cable channel that would air mediocre sit-coms from the early 90's.

Anyways, this show lacked of a spirit and personality. There were clichèd characters and situations that were not funny at all but somehow this show managed to entertain in a negative way. I mean, I used to make fun of the horrible, atrocious acting specially by the young black girl and some other kids. Then, Jake would solve EVERY situation with a moral message. Heck, some jokes and situations/messages were very 80's. Not to mention Jake's haircut and clothes.

The jokes were very dated and were dedicated for a very young audience. I still can't understand why I watched this show but surely, I wouldn't give it a try in these days.

Avoid it at all costs. This is mediocrity.

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