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An aspiring actor who, while waiting for his "big break," met his expenses as a substitute teacher at Gerald R. Ford Middle School.
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Cast

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Mitch Mullany ... Nick Freno (43 episodes, 1996-1998)

Clinton Jackson ... Mezz Crosby (42 episodes, 1996-1998)

Charles Cyphers ... Al yaroker / ... (41 episodes, 1996-1998)

Jonathan Hernandez ... Orlando Diaz (22 episodes, 1996-1997)

Portia de Rossi ... Elana Lewis (22 episodes, 1996-1997)

Cara DeLizia ... Sarah (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kyle Gibson ... Davey Marcucci (22 episodes, 1996-1997)

Ross Malinger ... Tyler Hale (22 episodes, 1996-1997)

Stuart Pankin ... Kurt Fust (22 episodes, 1996-1997)

Arjay Smith ... Jared (22 episodes, 1996-1997)

Giuseppe Andrews ... Miles Novack (21 episodes, 1997-1998)

Blake Heron ... Jordan Wells (21 episodes, 1997-1998)

Andrew Levitas ... Marco romero (21 episodes, 1997-1998)

Jane Sibbett ... Dr. Katherine Emerson (21 episodes, 1997-1998)

Christina Vidal ... Sophia Del Bono (21 episodes, 1997-1998)

Malinda Williams ... Tasha Morrison (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
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Series Directed by
Gerren Keith (1 episode, 1996)
Scott Baio (1 episode, 1997)
 
Series Writing credits
Dennis Rinsler (43 episodes, 1996-1998)
Marc Warren (43 episodes, 1996-1998)
David Garrett (24 episodes, 1996-1998)
Trish Baker (2 episodes, 1996)

Series Cinematography by
Joseph W. Calloway (43 episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Film Editing by
Evan Wright (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Greg Wolfson (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kathleen Karridene .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Art Department
Greg Gneier .... assistant art director (43 episodes, 1996-1998)

Chris Grantz .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Daniel Hanna .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Daniel .... studio technical support and services (43 episodes, 1996-1998)
Bobby Thomas .... key grip (43 episodes, 1996-1998)
Thomas Pugh .... assistant chief lighting technician (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Patrick Doyle .... set costumer (43 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jennifer Stone .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Editorial Department
Alex Trocker .... on-line editor (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Scott Hartle .... post-production coordinator (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tim Craig .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Other crew
Frances Alet .... script supervisor (43 episodes, 1996-1998)
Rebecca Baughman .... first stage manager (43 episodes, 1996-1998)
Scott Hartle .... post production coordinator (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Matthew Warren .... third stage manager (5 episodes, 1998)
 

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A vastly underrated masterpiece., 21 January 2002
Author: (markrbryant@hotmail.com) from Sydney, Australia

Mitch Mullaney plays a bumbling school teacher who gives his kids lessons in not only school work but in life and most beautifully love. Mullaney is amazing!! In this role he displays a sense of comedic timing that belies his youth and lack of experience on the small screen. Many critics have argued that this series chooses to rely on conventional stereotypes to deliver its poignant message and in this respect is weak. However, the use of these already well developed character profiles allows the show to almost paradoxically better explore the concept of what it means to be human, falable and individual. Special mention must go to the Ukranian beauty Mila Kunis who plays Anna-Marie and who sets the screen alive with her electric beauty and powerful presence. I predict she will in time redefine the accepted idea of a perfect Hollywood leading lady.

In this series Freno is willing to sacrifice all that is pure in his own life to save the innocence of one of his nubile young femmes or courageous young bucks. Freno it seems would even sacrifice his career for his students. Through this Freno calls upon the audience to question what they think is dear to them and open their minds to what lies beyond their button down existence. So much more is out there to enjoy. Must one choose between being a teacher and a lover? Or is it possible to be both. I believe in "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" there is an answer to this eternal question.

So folks...grab a pencil case, a juice box, some tasty snacks to mack on and go back to school for the lesson of your life. A lesson that there is always hope if you believe in yourself but most importantly if you are brave enough to believe in others.

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