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"3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1996-2001

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Seasons:
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Release Date:
9 January 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 36 wins & 66 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
LOve It, Love It, Love it LOVE IT!!!! See more (82 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 97)

John Lithgow ... Dr. Dick Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)

Kristen Johnston ... Sally Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)

French Stewart ... Harry Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tommy Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)

Jane Curtin ... Dr. Mary Albright (137 episodes, 1996-2001)

Simbi Khali ... Nina Campbell / ... (134 episodes, 1996-2001)

Elmarie Wendel ... Mrs. Mamie Dubcek / ... (119 episodes, 1996-2001)

Wayne Knight ... Officer Don / ... (100 episodes, 1996-2001)
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Series Directed by
Terry Hughes (100 episodes, 1997-2001)
Robert Berlinger (37 episodes, 1996-1997)
James Burrows (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Writing credits
Bonnie Turner (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
Terry Turner (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
Christine Zander (19 episodes, 1996-2001)
Bob Kushell (17 episodes, 1996-2000)
Bill Martin (16 episodes, 1996-2000)
Mike Schiff (16 episodes, 1996-2000)
David Goetsch (15 episodes, 1996-2001)
Jason Venokur (15 episodes, 1996-2001)
David Sacks (14 episodes, 1996-2000)
David Israel (12 episodes, 1996-2001)
Jim O'Doherty (12 episodes, 1996-2001)
Michael Glouberman (12 episodes, 1996-1999)
Andrew Orenstein (12 episodes, 1996-1999)
Gregg Mettler (10 episodes, 1997-2000)
Aron Abrams (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Gregory Thompson (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mark Brazill (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Dave Boerger (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Nastaran Dibai (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jeffrey B. Hodes (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
David Lewman (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Joe Liss (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Joe Fisch (3 episodes, 1996)
Will Forte (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Linwood Boomer (2 episodes, 1996)
Mark Nutter (2 episodes, 2000)
Dave Jeser (2 episodes, 2001)
Matthew Silverstein (2 episodes, 2001)
Danny Smith (2 episodes, 2001)

Series Produced by
Bill Martin .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (118 episodes, 1996-2000)
Mike Schiff .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (118 episodes, 1996-2000)
Marcy Carsey .... executive producer (92 episodes, 1996-2001)
Caryn Mandabach .... executive producer (92 episodes, 1996-2001)
Bonnie Turner .... executive producer (91 episodes, 1996-2001)
Tom Werner .... executive producer (91 episodes, 1996-2001)
Terry Turner .... executive producer (90 episodes, 1996-2001)
Patrick Kienlen .... producer (84 episodes, 1996-2000)
Bob Kushell .... producer / supervising producer / ... (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
Christine Zander .... producer / supervising producer / ... (80 episodes, 1996-2001)
David Sacks .... co-executive producer / executive producer (78 episodes, 1996-2000)
Tim Ryder .... co-producer / associate producer (72 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jason Venokur .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (50 episodes, 1998-2001)
Mark Brazill .... consulting producer / executive producer (37 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Goetsch .... supervising producer / producer / ... (31 episodes, 1998-2001)
David Israel .... supervising producer / producer / ... (29 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jim O'Doherty .... supervising producer / producer / ... (28 episodes, 1998-2000)
Patricia Valenzuela .... associate producer (20 episodes, 1999-2001)
Terry Hughes .... consulting producer (18 episodes, 1999-2001)
Andrew Orenstein .... producer / co-producer (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
Aron Abrams .... co-producer / producer (17 episodes, 1999-2001)
Gregory Thompson .... co-producer (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Glouberman .... producer / co-producer (15 episodes, 1998-1999)
Nastaran Dibai .... consulting producer / co-executive producer (11 episodes, 1999-2001)
Jeffrey B. Hodes .... consulting producer / co-executive producer (10 episodes, 1999-2001)
Joe Fisch .... co-executive producer / co-producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Linwood Boomer .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Original Music by
Jeff Sudakin (93 episodes, 1997-2001)
Ben Vaughn (78 episodes, 1996-2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (47 episodes, 1996-2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
Vince Humphrey (43 episodes, 1996-2001)
Greg Wong (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Casting by
Gayle Pillsbury (67 episodes, 1996-1998)
Cecily Adams (49 episodes, 1998-2000)
Meg Liberman (40 episodes, 1996-2001)
Marc Hirschfeld (26 episodes, 1996-1999)
Camille H. Patton (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Production Design by
Garvin Eddy (45 episodes, 1996-2001)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Tara Stephenson (124 episodes, 1996-2001)
Diane Yates (16 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rochelle Moser (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Costume Design by
Melina Root (45 episodes, 1996-2001)
 
Series Makeup Department
Pixie Schwartz .... hair stylist / hair artist (51 episodes, 1996-2001)
Wendy Hogan .... makeup artist (47 episodes, 1996-2001)
Kim Adrissi .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1997)
Camille Friend .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Management
Courtney B. Conte .... executive in charge of production (46 episodes, 1996-2001)
Sean Veder .... production supervisor (26 episodes, 1998-2001)
Patrick Kienlen .... unit production manager (19 episodes, 1999-2001)
Patricia Valenzuela .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
Doug Tobin .... unit production manager (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
A. Chisholm Halle .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Kelly .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1996)

Ariana Squar .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Ghaffary .... second assistant director (37 episodes, 1998-2001)
Doug Tobin .... first assistant director (37 episodes, 1998-2001)
Phyllis Guarnaccia .... second assistant director (10 episodes, 1996)
A. Chisholm Halle .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jessica Kreps .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Risner .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 1996)
Michael Kelly .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
Cliff Bernay .... property master (46 episodes, 1996-2001)
John Ballowe .... carpenter (18 episodes, 1996)
John A. Gomez .... leadman (18 episodes, 1996)
Brent Smith .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1996)
Carlos Castellanos .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Sound Department
Todd Grace .... re-recording mixer / re-recording / ... (137 episodes, 1996-2001)
David Tobocman .... layback engineer (136 episodes, 1996-2001)
Otis Van Osten .... sound editor (136 episodes, 1996-2001)
Omie Craden .... sound editor / sound re-recordist (81 episodes, 1996-1999)
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (66 episodes, 1996-2001)
Craig Porter .... sound re-recording mixer / sound re-recording editor / ... (48 episodes, 1996-2001)
Jesse Peck .... production sound / production sound mixer (44 episodes, 1996-2001)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (23 episodes, 1998-2001)
Norman Webster .... production sound (4 episodes, 1996)
Kathy Oldham .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dan Carrington .... Flame artist (1 episode, 1999)
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Stunts
Marijane Cole .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (136 episodes, 1996-2001)
Ryne Niner .... first assistant camera (132 episodes, 1996-2001)
Bill Tenny .... gaffer (44 episodes, 1996-2001)
Andy Anderson .... key grip (41 episodes, 1996-2000)
Ron Ervin .... grip (24 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Colorado .... grip (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Kurpaska .... costume supervisor (34 episodes, 1998-2001)
Johnny Foam .... costume supervisor / costumer (10 episodes, 1996-2001)
Mary Beth Bocchicchio .... set costumer (3 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Editorial Department
Trent Johnson .... colorist (93 episodes, 1997-2001)
Mike West .... assistant editor (93 episodes, 1997-2001)
Mark Romano .... post-production coordinator (30 episodes, 1998-2001)
Dave Hussey .... colorist (12 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Music Department
John McCullough .... music supervisor (44 episodes, 1996-2001)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy .... performer: theme (5 episodes, 2000)
Lana Hale .... music supervisor (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Other crew
Jeffrey Wheat .... technical coordinator (46 episodes, 1996-2001)
Linda Parker .... production assistant / assistant to producers (44 episodes, 1996-2000)
Daliah Rogow Nichols .... production executive (42 episodes, 1996-2001)
Will Forte .... story editor / executive story editor (42 episodes, 1999-2001)
Gregg Mettler .... executive story editor / story editor / ... (36 episodes, 1997-2000)
Hayden Ghaffary .... script supervisor (35 episodes, 1998-2001)
Mona Nash .... production assistant / assistant: Audio Motion, UK (35 episodes, 1998-2001)
Dave Boerger .... assistant to writers (35 episodes, 1998-2000)
Leslie Rylke .... production assistant (35 episodes, 1998-2000)
Valerie Watson .... assistant to writers (33 episodes, 1998-2000)
Natasha Goldstone .... production staff / production assistant (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Laura Black .... production assistant / assistant to producers (28 episodes, 1996-1999)
Gil Goldberg .... production assistant / assistant to producers (28 episodes, 1996-1999)
Melanie Patterson .... production coordinator / assistant to producers / ... (23 episodes, 1997-1999)
Joseph Neibich .... production staff (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chris Atwood .... assistant to writers (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sean Veder .... production coordinator / assistant to producer / ... (20 episodes, 1996-1999)
Dave Jeser .... story editor (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Matthew Silverstein .... story editor (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mark Brazill .... creative consultant (19 episodes, 1996)
Sallie Houston .... assistant: Audio Motion, UK (19 episodes, 1999-2001)
Melodie Moore .... assistant: Audio Motion, UK (19 episodes, 1999-2001)
Nickie Bryar .... production secretary (18 episodes, 1996)
Katy Penland .... assistant to writers / assistant to writer (17 episodes, 1999-2001)
Terry Hughes .... executive consultant (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
Orit Schwartz .... production coordinator (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sandra Pearson .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mike Doto .... production staff (9 episodes, 1999)
Katy Ballard .... assistant to writers (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
David Goetsch .... story editor / executive story editor (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mark Romano .... assistant to producers / production assistant (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jason Venokur .... story editor / executive story editor (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Julie Sherman Wolfe .... story editor (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Glouberman .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
David Israel .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jim O'Doherty .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Andrew Orenstein .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Patty McManus .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 1996)
Denise Downer .... assistant to writers (4 episodes, 1997)
Christina Nelson .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2000)
Andy Cowan .... executive story consultant (3 episodes, 1996)
Marcia Gould .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1998)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jennifer Keene .... assistant to writer / assistant to writers (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Christina Nelson Visosky .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tony Gonzalez .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1996)
Jeanne la Plante .... assistant to writers / assistant: writers (2 episodes, 1996)
Karla Tofte .... assistant to writers (2 episodes, 1996)
Joshua Sternin .... executive consultant (2 episodes, 1998)
J.R. Ventimilia .... executive consultant (2 episodes, 1998)
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Erik Durbin .... assistant to writers (2 episodes, 2001)
Dina Marovich .... assistant: Audio Motion, UK (2 episodes, 2001)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"3rd Rock" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
"Encounters of the Personal Kind" - Israel (English title)
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Runtime:
25 min (124 episodes) | 60 min (7 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Singapore:PG | UK:PG (some episodes) | UK:12 (some episodes)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
During its five-year run on primetime, the show underwent more than 15 time-slot changes.See more »
Quotes:
Officer Don:Hamlet? The story is as old as time: Pretty boy son has a rich daddy, and a good-looking mommy. The uncle knocks off daddy, marries mommy, and he cuts pretty boy out of the action. So junior goes crazy and he kills them all. Not a pretty story... but there it is.
Tommy Solomon:Isn't that the plot to 'The Lion King'?
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How Does It End?
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34 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
LOve It, Love It, Love it LOVE IT!!!!, 14 September 1999
Author: Jeff Colvin (tweetter22@aol.com) from BR, La.

I love this show. John Lithgow, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, & Jane Curtin give excellent performance. The funniest people on the show are of course Kirsten Johnson, French Stewart, and Jan Hooks. Kirsten plays Sally Solomon a 6-foot tall, sexy model type, who really was a guy on her home planet and was a great warrior. French plays Harry, the stupid and hilarious guy who is the somewhat communication reciever from The Big, Giant Head. and Jan plays Vicki, Harry's lover. Jan Hooks is such a fox! I give 3rd Rock from the Sun(who you haven't guessed, they mean Earth, i'm sure you already know that) 10 stars on the jeff Scale! Thank you drive through.

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