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Release Date:
25 September 1998 (USA) See more »
Stitched up single dad (William Ragsdale) raises his young son (Justin Cooper) while keeping his hard-partying, pro-footballer brother (Sean O'Bryan) in line.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 10)

William Ragsdale ... Porter Waide (23 episodes, 1998-1999)

Sean O'Bryan ... Bobby Waide (23 episodes, 1998-1999)

Justin Cooper ... Oscar Waide (23 episodes, 1998-1999)

Bess Meyer ... Dena Draeger (23 episodes, 1998-1999)

Natasha Slayton ... Rose (11 episodes, 1998-1999)

Series Directed by
James Widdoes (15 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dinah Manoff (3 episodes, 1999)
Ken Levine (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Writing credits
Donald Todd (6 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tom J. Astle (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Neal Boushell (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sam O'Neal (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Matt Ember (3 episodes, 1998)
Billiam Coronel (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kate Nielsen (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Reid Harrison (2 episodes, 1999)
Tod Himmel (2 episodes, 1999)
Lisa K. Nelson (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Mark Grossan .... producer (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
Reid Harrison .... co-producer (7 episodes, 1998)
Donald Todd .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tom J. Astle .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jonathan Axelrod .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Billiam Coronel .... co-producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Matt Ember .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Frank Merwald .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
James Widdoes .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lois Bromfield .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Tod Himmel .... co-producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Lisa K. Nelson .... co-producer (3 episodes, 1999)
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Hissong (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Film Editing by
Bill Lowe (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Casting by
Dava Waite (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Production Design by
James Terry Welden (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Set Decoration by
Dwight Jackson (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Costume Design by
Dana Allyson (1 episode, 1998)
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Pharren .... make-up / makeup artist (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Adrienne J. Kessler .... hairstylist / hair stylist (3 episodes, 1998-1999)

Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
John Isabeau .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Barth .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Peggy Hughes .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Art Department
Jesse Harris .... set dresser (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
Damon Bowden .... paint foreman (14 episodes, 1998-1999)

Steve Morey .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Christopher Banninger .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1999)

Brennan Dyson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert P. Quiroz .... best boy electrician (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
Adan Torres .... assistant camera (15 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kieran 'KC' Illes .... gaffer (14 episodes, 1998-1999)

Keith Chadwick .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Jim Duggan .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Bernie Horn-Bostel .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Richard Noack .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Sandi Logan .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Danielle Feller .... key costumer (14 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mary Ann Bozek .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Editorial Department
Robert S. Douglas .... on-line editor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael Levy .... colorist (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Music Department
Jack Diamond .... music editor (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Other crew
Jamie Rhonheimer .... writers assistant (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Alfonso Delgado .... office key production assistant (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
Eva Charney .... dialogue coach (14 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Chisholm .... welfare/studio teacher (14 episodes, 1998-1999)
Eric J. Peters .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1999)
Susie Gunter .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
James Vallely .... executive consultant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)

Susan Vercelli .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

[At a parenting class]
Bobby Waide:There are a lot of babes here...
Porter Waide:[sarcastically] Yes, well, I'm sure they came here to meet you. That's why they came with their husbands.
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An okay show, but there are funnier shows of its ilk, 30 July 2012
Author: raisleygordon from Ladson, SC

"Brother's Keeper" is a fairly mediocre sitcom that just isn't in the same league as "Perfect Strangers" or "Two and Half Men". It doesn't have any of the slapstick of the former, or any of the charming humor of the latter. Needless to say, I can see why it was cancelled. Oscar and Felix are no Charlie and Alan, and certainly no Larry and Balki (The stars don't exactly have chemistry). Also, the character of Deena is completely unnecessary, whether you find her interesting or not. However, this show is worth checking out at least once. This was one of 5 TGIF shows to get the ax after a full season. "Two of a Kind" was also dull, but at least the Olsen twins brought some interest to their show.

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