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Writer (WGA):
Joyce Eliason (written by)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
15 November 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There's fame...there's fortune...and then there's family. Sometimes it's hard to choose.
Plot:
The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

 (Series Cast [42])

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Joseph Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)

Angela Bassett ... Katherine Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)

Holly Robinson Peete ... Diana Ross (2 episodes, 1992)

Margaret Avery ... Martha Scruse (2 episodes, 1992)
Alex Burrall ... Michael Jackson (aged 6-8) (2 episodes, 1992)
Jermaine Jackson II ... Jermaine Jackson (aged 13-17) (2 episodes, 1992)

Bumper Robinson ... Jackie Jackson - age 12-16 (2 episodes, 1992)
Kelli Martin ... La Toya Jackson - Age 8-10 (2 episodes, 1992)

Floyd Roger Myers Jr. ... Marlon Jackson - age 7-9 (2 episodes, 1992)

Monica Calhoun ... Rebbie Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)

Jason Weaver ... Michael Jackson (aged 9-14) (2 episodes, 1992)
Ángel Vargas ... Tito Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)

Terrence Howard ... Jackie Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)

Lanei Chapman (2 episodes, 1992)

Elizabeth Narvaez ... Dee Dee (2 episodes, 1992)

Billy Dee Williams ... Berry Gordy (2 episodes, 1992)

Vanessa Williams ... Suzanne de Passe (2 episodes, 1992)

Monica Allison ... Hazel Gordy (2 episodes, 1992)

Danielle Nicolet ... Verla (2 episodes, 1992)
Finis Henderson III ... Apollo Theatre MC (2 episodes, 1992)
Grady Harrell ... Jackie Wilson (2 episodes, 1992)
Jimmy Castor ... Royal (2 episodes, 1992)
Eugene Lee ... Bill Bray (2 episodes, 1992)
Bobby Mardis ... Chicago Theatre MC (2 episodes, 1992)
Narcissa Marte ... High School Girl (2 episodes, 1992)
Charles E. Timbers Jr. ... Dr. Hayes (2 episodes, 1992)
Shakiem Evans ... Tito Jackson - Age 10-14 (2 episodes, 1992)
Ebonie Smith ... La Toya Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Maya Nicole Johnson ... Janet (2 episodes, 1992)
Jacen Wilkerson ... Marlon Jackson - Age 10-12 (2 episodes, 1992)
Nicholas Phillips ... Randy Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Wylie Draper ... Michael Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Colin Steele ... Jermaine Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Marcus Maurice ... Marlon Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Robert Redcross ... Randy Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Randy Kirby ... Reporter (2 episodes, 1992)
Terry Coleman ... Tito's Friend (2 episodes, 1992)

Erin Wiley Sands ... Groupie 1 (2 episodes, 1992)

Rana Kirkland ... Groupie 2 (2 episodes, 1992)
Melanie Taylor ... Airport Fan 1 (2 episodes, 1992)
Emily Williams ... Airport Fan 2 (2 episodes, 1992)

Phil Nardozzi ... Bar Patron / ... (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Directed by
Karen Arthur (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Joyce Eliason (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Suzanne De Passe .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Joyce Eliason .... producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Jermaine Jackson .... producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Margaret Maldonado Jackson .... producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Stan Margulies .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Original Music by
Harold Wheeler (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tom Neuwirth (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Film Editing by
Paul Rubell (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Casting by
Jaki Brown (2 episodes, 1992)
Kimberly Hardin (2 episodes, 1992)
Canice Kennedy (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Production Design by
Joseph R. Jennings (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bruce Bellamy (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rachel Kick .... additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 1992)
Andrea Miller .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1992)
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head (2 episodes, 1992)
Linda Williams .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Candace Allen .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Linda Goodwyn .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Cathy A. Roszell .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Art Department
Vincent Borrelli .... second scenic artist (2 episodes, 1992)
Robert Buncher .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1992)
Tommy Estridge .... property master (2 episodes, 1992)
Kenneth J. Kellers .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1992)
Mary O'Brien .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 1992)
Eugene Pope .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1992)
Gregory Puchalski .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 1992)
Maurin L. Scarlata .... on-set dresser (2 episodes, 1992)
Bob Smith .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1992)
Christian Stavrakis .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1992)
John Stone .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1992)
Joseph Waterkotte .... construction foreman (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Sound Department
Michael C. Casper .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
Bob Costanza .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1992)
David C. Eichhorn .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 1992)
Daniel J. Leahy .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
Gary Lux .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
Claude Riggins .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
Dean St. John .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunts (2 episodes, 1992)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Bender .... electrician (2 episodes, 1992)
Gregory L. Edwards .... grip (2 episodes, 1992)
Ray 'Chazz' Edwards .... grip (2 episodes, 1992)
Bart Flaherty .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 1992)
Christopher Goss .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1992)
John Janusek .... key grip (2 episodes, 1992)
Ethan Phillips .... electrician (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Casting Department
Leah Daniels Butler .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 1992)
Eileen Dillon .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 1992)
Nancy Mosser .... extras casting director (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Sylvester .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bruce Pearson .... color timer (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Transportation Department
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... transportation (2 episodes, 1992)
Frank A. Serrao .... driver (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Other crew
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
Michèle Boissière Armstrong .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 1992)
Jodi Gomes .... project development executive (2 episodes, 1992)
Dori Greenberg .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 1992)
Derek Hurd .... key craft service (2 episodes, 1992)
Joan Lucas-Turgeon .... production accountant (2 episodes, 1992)
Michael Peters .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1992)
Matthew Sirianni .... office production assistant (2 episodes, 1992)
Christopher Stark .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1992)
Adam M. Stone .... production aide (2 episodes, 1992)
 

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Runtime:
240 min | 60 min (4 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Broadcast as two episodes with a total audience of 38.3 million viewers, a huge success for the ABC network.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: On the night that it is raining, Katherine turns on the light on the left then talks to Joe. When she is done talking, she turns the light off from the right.See more »
Quotes:
Joseph Jackson:You know, Berry Gordy's not gonna be satisfied until he has one of my boys calling him "Daddy".See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Plump Fiction (1997)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I love this movie, 11 April 2002
Author: hawk_man72000

I like all biographies, and I really love the Jacksons, I thought Wylie Draper (the guy that played the older Michael Jackson) looked a little like the real one, I'm sorry that we lost him, he was a good actor. Jason Weaver's acting gave Wylie something to work with, and he succeeded in Alex Burrell's (Michael Jackson from age 6-9) version of Michael. I didn't know at first that Jermaine's son was playing him, he looks exactly like his dad, but I think the guy who came after Jermaine Jr. really ruined it as far as portraying Jermaine is concerned, but his "overacting" worked in some scenes like with Hazel Gordy at the airport and talking with her in the hotel room and also talking with his dad.

I like the music, that's my favorite part, I'm gonna buy this movie, it's worth it.

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