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Release Date:
2 September 1990 (USA) See more »
For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem. Full summary »
8 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 53)

Corin Nemec ... Parker Lloyd Lewis (73 episodes, 1990-1993)

Billy Jayne ... Mikey Randall (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Troy W. Slaten ... Jerry Steiner (73 episodes, 1990-1993)

Melanie Chartoff ... Principal Grace Musso (72 episodes, 1990-1993)

Maia Brewton ... Shelly Lewis (68 episodes, 1990-1993)

Abraham Benrubi ... Larry Kubiac / ... (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
Taj Johnson ... Frank Lemmer (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
Suzy Broad ... Student (33 episodes, 1990-1992)

Timothy Stack ... Mr. Martin Lewis (32 episodes, 1990-1993)

Series Directed by
Bryan Spicer (21 episodes, 1990-1992)
Rob Bowman (12 episodes, 1991-1993)
Larry Shaw (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Max Tash (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mike Finney (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Andy Tennant (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeff Melman (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mark Jean (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Writing credits
Lon Diamond (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Clyde Phillips (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Adam Barr (11 episodes, 1990-1992)
Peter Ocko (11 episodes, 1990-1992)
Alan Cross (10 episodes, 1990-1992)
Tom Spezialy (10 episodes, 1990-1992)
Tom Straw (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Renee Palyo (7 episodes, 1991-1993)
David Steven Cohen (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Roger S.H. Schulman (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Brenda Lilly (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Sheryl J. Anderson (2 episodes, 1991-1992)

David Silverman (unknown episodes)
Stephen Sustarsic (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Clyde Phillips .... executive producer (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Tom Spezialy .... co-executive producer / producer (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Lon Diamond .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (63 episodes, 1990-1993)
Robert Lloyd Lewis .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (62 episodes, 1990-1993)
David Steven Cohen .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (47 episodes, 1991-1993)
Roger S.H. Schulman .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (37 episodes, 1991-1993)
Tom Straw .... co-executive producer (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bryan Spicer .... producer (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Robert M. Rolsky .... line producer (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Alan Cross .... producer (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Larry Shaw .... producer (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Russell Marcus .... producer (7 episodes, 1990)
Larry Phillips .... producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Series Cinematography by
Paul Maibaum (60 episodes, 1990-1993)
Series Film Editing by
Russell Denove (1 episode, 1990)

Stuart Bass (unknown episodes)
Alan Chudnow (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Michael A. Katcher (1 episode, 1989-1992)

Marc Hirschfeld (unknown episodes, 1989-1992)
Meg Liberman (unknown episodes, 1989-1992)
Series Production Design by
Eva Anna Andry (1 episode, 1990)
Bill Eigenbrodt (1 episode, 1993)
Series Set Decoration by
Debra Combs (1 episode, 1993)
Series Costume Design by
Kathleen Detoro (1 episode, 1990)
Simon Tuke (1 episode, 1993)
Series Makeup Department
Frank A. Gluck .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1990)
Delree F. Todd .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1990)
Series Production Management
David Menteer .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1990)
Mark R. Schilz .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1993)

Robert M. Rolsky .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Paul Moore .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1991)

Ricardo Méndez Matta .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Thomas Lauifi .... propmaker (47 episodes, 1991-1993)

Jim Dultz .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Michael Stone .... sound mixer (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ron Garrard .... sound recordist (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robb Navrides .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1990-1993)
Bill Rojas .... sound facility supervisor (14 episodes, 1990)

Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Albert Ibbotson .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Bob Redpath .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Otis Van Osten .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Marco Paul .... utility stunts (3 episodes, 1991-1993)

Mike Gunther .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Linda Brown .... assistant camera (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Earl C. Williman .... gaffer (73 episodes, 1990-1993)

Paul C. Babin .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Edward S. Marks .... theatrical lighting designer (unknown episodes)
Scott C. Williman .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Paul Cruz .... background casting (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Boller .... set costumer (12 episodes, 1991)
Susan Roberts .... set costumer (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Music Department
Clyde Phillips .... composer: theme lyrics (25 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Transportation Department
Bill Cresant .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Josh Stolberg .... production assistant (47 episodes, 1991-1993)
Fran McConnell .... production supervisor (26 episodes, 1990-1991)

Nancy E. Barr .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 1990)
Marilyn Belknap .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Kim Hedland .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Guy Killum .... adr voice (unknown episodes)
Harry Lu .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Marybeth Martin-Eck .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Parker Lewis" - USA (third season title)
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30 min (73 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Pop-punk band Fall Out Boy released a song titled "Parker Lewis Can't Lose (But I'm Gonna Give It My Best Shot)" on their 2002 debut album "Fall Out Boy's Evening Out With Your Girlfriend."See more »
Parker Lewis:Gentlemen, synchronize Swatches!See more »
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Referenced in S.S. Doomtrooper (2006) (TV)See more »
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Ferris who?, 15 April 2003
Author: s8-10 ( from United States

This show illustrated early 1990s teen life with a new at the time method of cramming humor on many levels into a short thirty minute timeslot. Parker became an icon for the changing sense of cool in the early 90s and saw the nation through a time of transition from 80s materialism and glam-rockers into grunge and "alternative"ism. A rare ratings bringer for the at the time newly formed Fox Network, viewers welcomed change from the mentally devoid traditional family night viewing of the era. This show held its own and managed to build up a decent if not cult following for the wisecracking characters and sight gags/slapstick. The first season was a comic success followed by 2 more seasons of half-hearted "doogie howser" type plotlines, however there were "funny" and "cheezy" shows in all three.

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Season 3 may not be coming to DVD samhain4000
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