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Series cast summary:
 Nate Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
 David Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
 Ruth Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
 Claire Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
 Federico 'Rico' Diaz (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
 Keith Charles (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
 Brenda Chenowith (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
 Vanessa Diaz (42 episodes, 2001-2005)
 Billy Chenowith (31 episodes, 2001-2005)
Brenna Tosh ...
 Maya Fisher / ... (30 episodes, 2003-2005)
Bronwyn Tosh ...
 Maya Fisher / ... (30 episodes, 2003-2005)
 George Sibley (27 episodes, 2003-2005)


A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional family that runs an independent funeral home. With the prodigal elder son (Nate) returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family...that just happens to be in the grief management business. Written by <>

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Release Date:

3 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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In the credits of the pilot, you see a pallbearer who has a skeleton ring on his finger. The ring was digitally-erased from the credit opening thereafter. See more »


Claire: Well, isn't it comforting to know that being miserable is still better than being an idiot?
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Referenced in The King of Queens: Mammary Lane (2002) See more »

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Excellent, one of the best shows I've ever seen.
8 May 2002 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

It's hard to describe to those who haven't watched this brilliant show what it's like. Six Feet Under is simply in my opinion, the best hour on television, and one of the best shows ever. Of all time. Brilliantly written, brilliantly told, brilliantly acted, brilliantly brilliant. I've never used brilliant so much in a review before.

First off, it's a show about a very real family, with very real issues to deal with. The family, who have just recently lost the father consists of the mother Ruth, two sons Nate and David, and sister Claire. The two brothers run the business prviously owned by the father, a funeral parlor. I just love this show. There is not a single bad actor on the show, in every role. The family is probably one of the most real ever portrayed on TV, the characters being all easily relatable to, I myself can relate to two of them in particular. It's fresh, at times funny, at times sad, at times everything. Every single actor is amazing in their roles from Brenda to David to Keith to Ruth to Frederico to everybody. And the story lines are just so brilliant, dealing with life and it's purpose, seen throught the eyes of these people who work with death in a funeral home. It's just amazing.

I could rave on and on for hours about how great this show is and how much I love it, but I have to stop sometime. If you haven't yet watched Six Feet Under please do yourself a favor and do. I love it and it's one of my all time favorite shows. Simply, yes, you guessed it, brilliant.

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