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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
19 September 2005 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
There's something in the water. See more »
Plot:
A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Surface is the best of the new sci-fi/horror shows. See more (117 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 50)

Lake Bell ... Laura Daughtery (15 episodes, 2005-2006)

Jay R. Ferguson ... Rich Connelly (15 episodes, 2005-2006)

Carter Jenkins ... Miles Barnett (15 episodes, 2005-2006)

Leighton Meester ... Savannah Barnett (12 episodes, 2005-2006)

Ian Anthony Dale ... Davis Lee (11 episodes, 2005-2006)

Lou Anne Cooper ... Sylvia Barnett (11 episodes, 2005-2006)

Ric Reitz ... Ron Barnett (11 episodes, 2005-2006)

Eddie Hassell ... Phil Nance / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kelly Lintz ... Tracy Connelly (10 episodes, 2005-2006)

Joe Cipriano ... Announcer (10 episodes, 2005-2006)

Bobby Coleman ... Jesse Daughtery / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Caroline Kent ... Emily Connelly (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
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Series Directed by
Jeffrey Reiner (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Jonas Pate (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Josh Pate (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jay Beattie (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dan Dworkin (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Chip Johannessen (2 episodes, 2005-2006)

Series Produced by
Jeff Henry .... co-producer / associate producer (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ed Milkovich .... producer (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jonas Pate .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Josh Pate .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jay Beattie .... producer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jason Cahill .... consulting producer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dan Dworkin .... producer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Greenwalt .... consulting producer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Chip Johannessen .... consulting producer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Lewis .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Darcy Meyers .... producer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeffrey Reiner .... co-executive producer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tom Wheeler .... consulting producer (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
William Wages (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Gary Capo (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Louise Innes (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Leon Ortiz-Gil (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Steve Polivka (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Casting by
Libby Goldstein (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Junie Lowry-Johnson (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Production Design by
Scott P. Murphy (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dins W.W. Danielsen (10 episodes, 2005)
Arlan Jay Vetter (5 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Chuck Potter (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Costume Design by
Michael T. Boyd (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Julie Delaney .... key hair stylist (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... makeup department head (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jason Willis .... assistant makeup artist / makeup artist (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joan Shay .... assistant hair stylist (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Coni Andress .... assistant hair stylist / hair stylist (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Production Management
Chris Bromley .... unit production manager (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael J. Ketelsen .... post-production supervisor (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael G. Jefferson .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Susan Carpenter .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
John Lind .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Trish 'The Dish' Stanard .... second second assistant director (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Barbara D'Alessandro .... second unit first assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Dawn Massaro .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Thomas Michael Ryan .... foreman (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Stephanie J. Gordon .... set designer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Richard Waldrop .... property master (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kip Bartlett .... assistant property master (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ricardo F. Delgado .... creature concepts (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Chris Crowder .... foreman (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joshua L. Ellsworth .... propmaker (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Beth Giles .... buyer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
James F. Oñate .... scenic gang boss (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Susan Agnoff .... art department coordinator (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tom Fleming .... props artist / storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Hardison .... set designer (2 episodes, 2005)
Leslie Borchert .... art department production assistant (1 episode, 2005)
Adam Tankell .... graphic designer (1 episode, 2005)

Martin L. Mercer .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Kenneth R. Burton .... re-recording mixer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Andre Perreault .... re-recording mixer (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Carl Rudisill .... production sound (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kevin Newson .... foley mixer (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alexander Schwartz .... foley artist (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
John Benson .... supervising sound editor (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark McBryde .... foley artist (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Steve Walter .... foley artist (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 2005)
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer (5 episodes, 2005)
Dan Giannattasio .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Piotrowski .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Raymond .... cable utility (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2005)
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2006)
Matt Fann .... cable person (2 episodes, 2006)
Doug Madick .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects coordinator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Robert 'Lucky' Rieker .... special effects technician (6 episodes, 2005)
Susan Beavis .... special effects buyer (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Hill .... lead puppeteer (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joseph Quinn Simpkins .... special effects technician (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael J. Hudson .... special effects assistant (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Emil Warren .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Eric Chauvin .... matte artist (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Steve Fong .... digital compositor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mitch Suskin .... visual effects supervisor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Arthur J. Codron .... visual effects editor (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Robert Short .... visual effects supervisor: North Carolina (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Eric Hance .... digital animation supervisor / digital effects artist (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rob Bonchune .... digital animation supervisor (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Russell Isler .... digital artist (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Samantha Mabie-Tuinstra .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Stunts
John Copeman .... stunt coordinator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
G. Grant Jewett .... stunts (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ryan McInnis .... utility stunts (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dino Muccio .... stunt performer (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jennifer Badger .... stunts (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
John Gilbert .... stunts / stunt double: Andrew Matthews / ... (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brian Finn .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Hall .... utility stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Raine Kostel .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... "a" camera first assistant (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Logan R. Berkshire .... key grip (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Patrick Borowiak .... "b" camera first assistant (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Frank Godwin .... "b" camera operator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... chief lighting technician (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ralph Watson .... "a" camera operator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sean Yaple .... second assistant camera / second assistant camera: "b" camera (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jason Poteet .... underwater key grip (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jamie Baglio .... rigging electrician (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Scott Frye .... dolly grip (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jay Hardie .... additional camera assistant (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dave Spencer .... grip (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
John R. Sutton .... best boy rgging grip (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Troutman .... electrician (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeff Wallace .... rigging electrician (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jessica Ward .... second assistant camera / additional second assistant camera / ... (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Roy Knauf .... additional camera loader (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Adam Hinson .... best boy rigging electric / electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... local casting (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... local casting (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark Fincannon .... local casting (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
McLean Alley .... extras casting (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanie Baker .... costume supervisor (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Cameron Doyle .... costume buyer (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jessica Williamson .... costumer (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Judy .... colorist (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Waco .... post-production coordinator (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jason Freeman .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sang Han .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
George Pilkinton .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Winston .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Marc Fisher .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Music Department
Alicen Catron Schneider .... music supervisor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Alexander .... music editor (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Stacey Lee .... music production supervisor (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joseph Williams .... additional music (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Transportation Department
Greg Stancil .... driver (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ty Church .... transportation coordinator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Linda Pickett .... driver (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brett Leslie .... transportation co-captain (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Other crew
Sean J. Donnelly .... assistant: Ed Milkovich / assistant: Josh & Jonas Pate (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Heath Howard .... production coordinator (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alexandria D'Arienzo .... assistant: David Greenwalt (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Vick Griffin .... location manager (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
E. Michael Hewett .... location manager (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Matthew Lasseter .... assistant: Josh & Jonas Pate (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Thom Rainey .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Geoffrey Ryan .... location manager (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Eugene Woodbury .... marine coordinator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Stephanie Yeager .... assistant: Jeffrey Reiner (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Arthur Scott .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Laura Bartlett .... studio teacher (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Debbie Lane Hewett .... production secretary (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brent Beath .... writing assistant (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ryan Bennett .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Reva Grantham .... craft service (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michelle Maloney .... set production assistant (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jessica D. Johnson .... medic (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Susan Smits .... crafts service assistant (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Steve Gottfried .... script coordinator (5 episodes, 2005)
Christopher S. Horne .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)

Kevin Black .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Dylan Boyd .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Heather Brannon .... assistant production office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tommy Brockert .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jim Chizmar .... dive master: underwater crew (unknown episodes)
Elan Dassani .... computer/video playback supervisor (unknown episodes)
Bill Delaney .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Todd Fullerton .... supervising 24 frame video/computer engineer (unknown episodes)
Allison Furgal .... travel coordinator (unknown episodes)
Charles Little McBryde Grannis .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Connie Kunz .... second assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
J.D. Lombardi .... assistant to director: pre-production (unknown episodes)
Tye Lombardi .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Katarzyna 'Kait' Malec .... additional location assistant / additional production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Mariande .... location production assistant (unknown episodes)
Melanie McCracken .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jay McPhaul .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brian Niemczyk .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Valerie N. Robinson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Troy Waters .... assistant marine coordinator (unknown episodes)
Adam Willis .... location production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Trivia:
The character of Richard Connelly is based partially on Roy Neary, the main character of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) played by Richard Dreyfuss.See more »
Quotes:
Phil:It's like if E.T. had sex with Big Foot.See more »

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46 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Surface is the best of the new sci-fi/horror shows., 5 October 2005
Author: karpediem09 from LA

http://www.tvsquad.com/2005/10/03/surface-episode-3/

Surface: Episode 3 Posted Oct 3, 2005, 9:34 PM ET by Bob Sassone Filed under: NBC, Sci-Fi/Horror, Surface

Maybe a giant fireball of an explosion in the poolhouse will convince Miles that keeping a weird sea creature as a secret pet isn't the best idea in the world. But somehow, I doubt it. I still think it's ridiculous. It's not cute, it's potentially deadly, so the only two outcomes that will be acceptable are, a.) the kid brings the little creature to the attention of Laura or Rich, or b.) the monster grows up fast and devours the entire family.

So while Miles and his buddy are trying to figure out how to feed and train the little creature, Rich goes back to work at his insurance job (wow, what a dreary office/small desk he has - he should just quit and hunt monsters full-time), and Laura is having her own problems at work and has to get a job as a waitress ($68 in tips for 12 hours work...not too good). The appearance of these monsters are affecting all the major characters, in big ways.

This is the best of the new sci-fi/horror shows. It's not as boring as Invasion; it has a better plot than Supernatural; it's not as goofy as Threshold (save for the little monster subplot), and it's not as awful as Night Stalker seems to be so far. I like how they have three different plots going (Laura's, Rich's, Miles) but they haven't brought them all together yet in some forced, let's save the Earth sort of way. This show is methodical, but never boring. It's majestic and epic when it has to be, but it's never over the top. It's the only show of this bunch where I can honestly say I look forward to seeing every week and that is leaving me guessing as to what exactly is going to happen and where they are going with the plot. The structure is smart, and I love how it ends with some big event (the giant monster eating the boat whole from below, tonight's Old Faithful exploding into fire and smoke).

I've stopped watching Invasion, and I'm going to watch Supernatural only because I'm reviewing it. The Night Stalker I'll watch for the same reason or until it's cancelled. Threshold is fun too so I'll keep watching that. But Surface is the one I'll buy on DVD, if it ever gets to that point.

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