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23 January 2002 (USA) See more »
The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles... See more »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 58)

Kurt Caceres ... Conrado Gonzalez (22 episodes, 2002)

Edward James Olmos ... Jess Gonzalez / ... (17 episodes, 2002)

Patricia Velasquez ... Adela / ... (15 episodes, 2002-2004)
Parker Torres ... Cisco Gonzalez (14 episodes, 2004)

Constance Marie ... Nina Gonzalez (13 episodes, 2002)

Austin Marques ... Pablito Gonzalez (13 episodes, 2002)

Yasmine Delawari ... Yasmin Amir (13 episodes, 2004)

Nicholas Gonzalez ... Young Conrado (13 episodes, 2004)

Jossara Jinaro (13 episodes, 2004)

Eddy Martin ... Roberto (13 episodes, 2004)
Jeanine Monterroza ... Evangelina (13 episodes, 2004)

A.J. Lamas ... Cisco Gonzalez (12 episodes, 2002)

Sonia Braga ... Berta Gonzalez (11 episodes, 2002)

Kate del Castillo ... Ofelia (10 episodes, 2002)

Series Directed by
Gregory Nava (1 episode, 2002)

Charles Burnett (unknown episodes)
Barbara Martinez Jitner (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Gregory Nava (35 episodes, 2002-2004)

Lorenzo O'Brien (unknown episodes, 2004)
Barbara Martinez Jitner (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Eric L. Gold .... executive producer (35 episodes, 2002-2004)

Lorenzo O'Brien .... co-producer / producer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Bob Greenblatt .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
David Janollari .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
David Jeffery .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Ann Kindberg .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Barbara Martinez Jitner .... executive producer / supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Gregory Nava .... executive producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Antonio Urdapilleta .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Paul Chihara (1 episode, 2002)
Robert Israel (1 episode, 2002)

Lee Holdridge (unknown episodes)
Nathan Wang (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Brian J. Reynolds (20 episodes, 2002)
Series Film Editing by
Axel Hubert (5 episodes, 2004)

Larry Bock (unknown episodes)
Kelly Donnellan (unknown episodes)
Padraic McKinley (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Elizabeth Boykewich (unknown episodes)
Belinda Gardea (unknown episodes)
Roger Mussenden (unknown episodes)
Emily Schweber (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
John Chichester (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Scott Cobb (unknown episodes)
Francisco Hernandez (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Bryan Venegas (13 episodes, 2004)
Series Costume Design by
Dorothy Amos (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Vicki Sánchez (5 episodes, 2002)
Series Makeup Department
Belinda Bryant .... key makeup artist (7 episodes, 2002)
Rebecca DeHerrera .... key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2002)
Mark Shostrom .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2002)

Nicole Sortillon Amos .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2004)
Ken Diaz .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Rosie Duprat Fort .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Veronica Lorenz .... additional makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Lori McCoy-Bell .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Roberto Ortiz .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Raissa Patton .... key hair stylist: second unit / second hair stylist: first unit (unknown episodes)
Angel Radefeld .... additional makeup artist (unknown episodes)
John Rizzo .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Carlos Solana .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Carlos Sánchez .... key makeup artist: Mexico (unknown episodes)
Jay Wejebe .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
John Blair .... post-production supervisor (21 episodes, 2002)

Janie Thompson .... production supervisor (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Crawford .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Alejandra Cárdenas .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Jolly Dale .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Adam Mann .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vernon Davidson .... first assistant director: second unit / second second assistant director / ... (20 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael Zimbrich .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
Kevin Duncan .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2002)
Gary Romolo Fiorelli .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2002)
Mark Rabinowitz .... dga trainee (2 episodes, 2002)

Fernando Altschul .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
J. Tom Archuleta .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Ruben Garcia .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Victor Herrera McNaught .... second assistant director: Mexico (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Steven M. Levine .... property master (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Joaquín de la Riva .... set dresser (34 episodes, 2002-2004)
Oscar Delgadillo .... assistant property master (22 episodes, 2002)
Lauren Lustig .... set dressing buyer (22 episodes, 2002)
David Brace .... leadman (21 episodes, 2002)
Marc P. Hunter .... carpenter (21 episodes, 2002)
Peter Flynn .... propmaker (13 episodes, 2004)
Vincent Luizzi .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2004)
Larry J. White II .... lead man (9 episodes, 2004)
Diego Suárez Groult .... set dresser assistant (8 episodes, 2004)
Carlos Lagunas .... art director assistant / art coordinator (7 episodes, 2002)
Ana Lilia Aldana Maldonado .... art department coordinator (4 episodes, 2002)
Cindy Ingraham .... assistant property master (3 episodes, 2004)

Cori-Anne Greenhouse .... art production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bret Kane .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Wayne Lindholm .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Robin McCarthy .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Brook Shafer .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Tefft Smith .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dean Okrand .... re-recording mixer (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Brandon Keropian Olmos .... assistant sound editor (22 episodes, 2002)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Robert Webber .... supervising sound editor (14 episodes, 2002)
Lou Thomas .... sound effects editor (9 episodes, 2004)
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2004)

John Asman .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Gabriel Coll Barberis .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Brion Condon .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Kurt Kassulke .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Matt Knudsen .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Richard Schexnayder .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ric San Nicholas .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2004)

Rick Cortes .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Craig Kuehne .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Omar Ayala .... stunt actor / stunt rider / ... (1 episode, 2002)
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2002)
Manny Jimenez Sr. .... stunts (1 episode, 2002)
Mauricio Magaña .... horse wrangler (1 episode, 2002)
Norman Mora .... stunts (1 episode, 2002)
Mazio Royster .... stunts (1 episode, 2002)
Mickey Cassidy .... stunts (1 episode, 2004)

Brian Avery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Toby Holguin .... co-stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Will Leong .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Rob Sanchez .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Sawaya .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Keith Woulard .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert F. Smith .... camera operator / camera operator: "b" camera (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dan Ayers .... camera operator / Steadicam operator (22 episodes, 2002)
Jeffrey Kincheloe .... rigging key grip (22 episodes, 2002)
Alan Koplin .... first assistant camera: "c" camera (22 episodes, 2002)
John Zumpano .... camera department (22 episodes, 2002)
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (16 episodes, 2002-2004)
Chris Brow .... dolly grip (13 episodes, 2004)
Greg Ulrich .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2004)
Cory Brandon Clay .... assistant camera (9 episodes, 2004)

J.A. Byerly .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Ian S. Casas .... key grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
David F. Clark .... additional second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey R. Clark .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Michelle Crenshaw .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Porfirio Dominguez .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Jim Duggan .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Sean Fairburn .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Warren Feldman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Samuel Fischer .... lighting console operator (unknown episodes)
Satir Gonzalez .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Anthony M. Gutierrez .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris Haarhoff .... additional Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Tom Keefer .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Christopher J. Lama .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Mark Ludwig .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Tim Merrill .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Jerry Mundy .... assistant chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Jaime Reynoso .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Starkey .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Jesse Wine .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York (1 episode, 2002)
Matias Risso Patron .... extras casting (1 episode, 2004)

Helen Geier .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Brad Gilmore .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Angelique Midthunder .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Summer Wesson .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zhanna Mihaleva .... set costumer (22 episodes, 2002)
Mary Beth Ramsey .... set costumer (3 episodes, 2002)

Stephanie S. Kim .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Malou Magnusson .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
Philip Maldonado .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Todd Bochner .... colorist (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor (21 episodes, 2002)
Derek Herr .... on-line editor (13 episodes, 2004)
Travis Harrison .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2002)

Anna Marie Esparza .... assistant post-production coordinator (unknown episodes, 2004)
Kelly Donnellan .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Jason Freeman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Richard Glazerman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Tirsa Hackshaw .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
George M. Hernandez .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Paul Horstmann .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Sean Humphries .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Lynn Stevenson .... post-production consultant (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Pedro Mata .... key assistant location manager / location manager (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Alfonso F. Ruiz .... key assistant location manager (18 episodes, 2002)

Karl Braun .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Steve Kaminski .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 2002)

Mauricio J. Balvanera .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Becca Borawski .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Robb Boyd .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Dittrick .... music editor (unknown episodes)
David Sibley .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
George Bolton .... transportation captain (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... transportation (22 episodes, 2002)
Matthew Talamantes .... driver (22 episodes, 2002)
Kevin Warendorp .... driver (13 episodes, 2002)
Garner Humphrey .... driver (4 episodes, 2002)
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 2004)

Wayne Flowers Jr. .... driver: honeywagon (unknown episodes)
Carlos Ponce de León .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Michael B. Russell .... picture car captain (unknown episodes)
Abiff Salcedo .... talent driver (unknown episodes)
Mario Simon .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Lourdes López Castro .... assistant to the producer (22 episodes, 2002)
Wesley Staples .... studio teacher (21 episodes, 2002)
Tim Fitzgerald .... production assistant (18 episodes, 2002)
Shelley Marie Brown .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2002)
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (13 episodes, 2004)
Joe McLaughlin .... production controller (13 episodes, 2004)
Michael B. Christy .... technical advisor (12 episodes, 2004)
Margit Ritz .... assistant production coordinator (11 episodes, 2002)
Jim Wheelan .... key craft service (10 episodes, 2002)
Michael Collins .... assistant production accountant (9 episodes, 2002)
Erika Olmos .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2002)
Christi Sotomayor .... assistant to executive producer and writer (9 episodes, 2004)
Samir Vural .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2004)
Shelbie Bruce .... ADR loop group (6 episodes, 2002-2004)
Julia Camara .... office production assistant (4 episodes, 2002)
Mari Wilson .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2004)
Robby D. Bruce .... ADR loop group (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
Janine Foster .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2002)
Juan Pablo Noval .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2002)
Julio Recinos .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2002)
Horacio Rodríguez .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2002)

Otniel Gonzalez .... armorer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Heather Allyn .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Andrea Araiz .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Barbara Jane Cole .... assistant production office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Solveig Dahm .... travel coordinator (unknown episodes)
Hope Diamond .... senior publicist (unknown episodes)
Julie Falen .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Thomas Farr .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Forsyth .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ernesto Garabito .... assistant to unit manager (unknown episodes)
T. Scott Keiner .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jason Killingsworth .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Carol Kravetz .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lance W. Lanfear .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lorin Semone Leifer .... additional assistant production coordinator: KCET/PBS (unknown episodes)
Matthew J. Lynch .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jess Place .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Deborah L. Plunkett .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Kevin Roy .... additional production assistant / production assistant (unknown episodes)
Miranda Rubalcava .... assistant to director (unknown episodes)
Chad Saxton .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Crafty St. James .... set production associate (unknown episodes)
Chris Stinson .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Valeria Villalobos .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Bob Weber .... accountant (unknown episodes)
Rhonda Wheelan .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Allen Wong .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Alicia Zaragoza .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Lavinia Zetina .... lead payroll accountant (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"American Family: Journey of Dreams" - USA (second season title)
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60 min | USA:45 min

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A stellar series!, 7 February 2003
Author: RJ from Boston, MA

Look up the word "quality" and the definition is "American Family".

The Gonzalez clan happen to be Latino, but they could be any family in America. Edward James Almos and Sonia Braga are truly brilliant as Jess and Berta Gonzalez [sadly, as is with most quality televison, both were passed over for much deserved Emmy nominations].

American Family" is lovingly written with heart, humor and intimacy. If you didn't catch it on PBS, try and find it on's well worth the effort!

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