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"Will & Grace" The Big Vent (1999)

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David Kohan (creator) &
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Original Air Date:
5 January 1999 (Season 1, Episode 10)
Will and Grace become hooked on a real-life soap opera unfolding in their neighbors' apartment when... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Eric McCormack ... Will Truman

Debra Messing ... Grace Adler

Megan Mullally ... Karen Walker

Sean Hayes ... Jack McFarland

Gary Grubbs ... Harlin Polk (credit only)

Corinne Bohrer ... Judy

Robert Curtis Brown ... Will Actor

Jensen Daggett ... Grace Actor
Titus Napoleon ... Roger Waka-Lana-Huki
T.F. Sullivan ... Thomas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barry Heins ... Tom (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Burrows 
Writing credits
David Kohan (creator) &
Max Mutchnick (creator)

Jhoni Marchinko (teleplay)

Tracy Poust (story) and
Jon Kinnally (story)

Produced by
Bruce Alden .... associate producer
Adam Barr .... consulting producer
Jeff Greenstein .... consulting producer
Alex Herschlag .... consulting producer
Tim Kaiser .... producer
David Kohan .... executive producer
Jhoni Marchinko .... producer
Max Mutchnick .... executive producer
Tom Leopold .... consulting producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff (music by)
Cinematography by
Tony Askins (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Chakos 
Casting by
Tracy Lilienfield 
Production Design by
Bruce Ryan 
Art Direction by
Glenda Rovello 
Set Decoration by
Melinda Ritz 
Costume Design by
Lori Eskowitz-Carter  (as Lori Eskowitz)
Makeup Department
Cynthia Bachman Brown .... make-up (as Cynthia Bachman)
Patricia Bunch .... makeup artist (as Patty Bunch)
Shawn Finch .... third hair stylist
Danny Goldstein .... hair
Luke O'Connor .... hair
Production Management
Nina R. Lederman .... executive in charge of production (as Nina Lederman)
Dale White .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caryn Shick .... second assistant director
Dale White .... first assistant director
Art Department
Peter M. Gurski .... leadman (as Peter Gurski)
Gilbert Spragg .... property master
Rusty Spragg .... assistant props
Sound Department
Jeff A. Johnson .... boom operator (as Jeff Johnson)
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer (as Charles A. McDaniel III)
Edward L. Moskowitz .... sound mixer
Craig Porter .... re-recording mixer
John Hart .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dic Alexander .... key grip
Carlos Arguello .... camera operator
Gary Baum .... camera operator
Joe Garcia .... best boy electric
John Greene .... gaffer
Travers Hill Jr. .... camera operator
Glenn K. Shimada .... camera operator (as Glenn Shimada)
Sean Tuell .... best boy grip
Andy Waldron .... dolly grip
Paul Jacobsen .... lighting console programmer (uncredited)
David Tolsky .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Paris Morra .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Dooley Abram .... wardrobe assistant (as Kim Abram)
Mary Walbridge .... wardrobe supervisor
Andrea Federman .... key set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Stephen P. Arkle .... colorist (as Steve Arkle)
Robert S. Douglas .... on-line editor (as Robert Douglas)
Tony Teresi .... on-line editor
Music Department
Jack Diamond .... music editor
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Leung .... transportation
Other crew
Michelle Bochner .... assistant to writer (as Michelle Bochner Spitz)
Sally Bradford .... production assistant
Steve Clark .... production assistant
Jill Freeman .... assistant to executive producer
Tracy Gaydos .... assistant production coordinator
Jennifer Goldsmith .... assistant accountant
Eric L. Hurd .... production assistant (as Eric Hurd)
Janet Kagan .... script supervisor
Eugene Lew .... production accountant
Michael S. Peters .... assistant to writer
Donald Petersen .... production assistant
Steve Sandoval .... production coordinator
Russ Sherman .... technical coordinator

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Kohan  creator
Max Mutchnick  creator

Art Direction by
Melody Harrop 
Makeup Department
Arrick Anderson .... hair stylist
Donna Marie Fischetto .... key hair stylist: New York
Production Management
Lucille Smith .... production manager: New York Sequence 2002
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John P. Aguirre .... second second assistant director
Kathleen E. Kearney .... second second assistant director
Brent Stanton .... second second assistant director (day player)
Art Department
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dresser
Christopher H. Lawrence .... set dresser
Sound Department
Greg Orrante .... sound recordist
Valerie Stulman .... sound recordist (multiple episodes)
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... visual effects
Bryan Whitaker .... Flame artist: MFX
Jon Braver .... stunts
David Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Carmine .... director of photography: second unit
Ron Ervin .... grip (2000-2006)
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera
Matthew Santo .... assistant camera: New York
David Yellin .... lamp operator
Casting Department
Michele Berumen .... casting assistant
Toni Magon .... casting assistant
Bryan Riley .... casting assistant
Music Department
Scott Clausen .... composer: additional music
Rich Ragsdale .... composer: additional music
Other crew
John Arbuckle .... marine technician
Kate Burrow .... assistant to executive producer
Jamie Fiench .... publicist (2005)
Julie Fleischer .... script supervisor (2000-2003)
Jamie French .... publicist (2003)
Peter Hansen .... caterer: pastry chef
Laura Kightlinger .... writing consultant (1999-)
Marion Koh .... assistant to executive producer
Roger Lundblade .... audience warm-up
Vanessa Rojas .... production assistant (2005)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Continuity: When Grace is listening through the vent, she is leaning on a cushion which changes position between shots.See more »
Karen Walker:[Talking to Rosario over the phone] Listen, I'm gonna need you to feed the kids and read 'em something before bedtime.
[Pauses while Rosario responds]
Karen Walker:Well, I don't know, honey. Why don't you read them that book they love? "Green Eggs and I'm Hammered!"
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Movie Connections:
References "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975)See more »
Will & Grace ThemeSee more »


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