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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
23 June 2011 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The story of a manic depressive man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit. Full summary »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 36)

Elijah Wood ... Ryan Newman (49 episodes, 2011-2014)

Jason Gann ... Wilfred (49 episodes, 2011-2014)

Fiona Gubelmann ... Jenna Mueller / ... (35 episodes, 2011-2014)

Dorian Brown ... Kristen Newman (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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Series Directed by
Randall Einhorn (46 episodes, 2011-2014)
Victor Nelli Jr. (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Jason Gann (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tony Rogers (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
David Zuckerman (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Adam Zwar (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Cody Heller (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Brett Konner (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
David Baldy (19 episodes, 2011-2014)
Reed Agnew (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
Eli Jorne (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ken Cheng (13 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Afkami (2 episodes, 2011)
Sivert Glarum (2 episodes, 2011)
Michael Jamin (2 episodes, 2011)
Scott Prendergast (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Randall Einhorn .... executive producer / co-executive producer (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jason Gann .... executive producer / co-executive producer (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
David Zuckerman .... executive producer (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Reed Agnew .... executive producer / producer (36 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eli Jorne .... executive producer / producer (36 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kevin Bocarde .... associate producer (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Susan V. McConnell .... producer (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mark Grossan .... producer (13 episodes, 2011)
Richie Edelson .... co-producer (13 episodes, 2013)
Marshall Boone .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Sivert Glarum .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Michael Jamin .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Joe Connor .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2011)
Ken Connor .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2011)
David Baldy .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2014)

Gabrielle Wallack .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Jeff Cardoni (36 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jim Dooley (13 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bradford Lipson (31 episodes, 2011-2013)
Tom Magill (10 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richie Edelson (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
Grady Cooper (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Christian Hoffman (6 episodes, 2011)
Tod Modisett (4 episodes, 2014)
Ivan Victor (3 episodes, 2013)
Daniel Raj Koobir (2 episodes, 2013-2014)

Robert Bramwell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Lorna Johnson (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Dori Zuckerman (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Production Design by
Michael Whetstone (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
David DiGiacomo (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
David DiGiacomo (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Patrick Parkhurst (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Brandi Kalish (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jeffrey Kushon (13 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume Design by
Danielle Launzel (39 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jose Zamora .... hair department head / department head hair / ... (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
Julie Murray .... makeup department head (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Lorraine Martin .... makeup department head (13 episodes, 2012)
Elena Arroy .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Vivian Maxwell .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Michelle Chung .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Nicole Artmont .... makeup department head (4 episodes, 2011)
Miko Nishida .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 2012)
Stephen Bettles .... prosthetic makeup designer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lisa Meyers .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Erik Olson .... production manager (36 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kim Barnhart Posly .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 2012)
Randy Weiss .... production supervisor (10 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather Kritzer .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (30 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bob Kay .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Susie Flower .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sean Kavanagh .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Art Department
Allison Hanley .... art department / artist (39 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bob New .... set dresser (33 episodes, 2011-2013)
Marc Berline .... construction coordinator (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Drew Rebelein .... construction coordinator (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Emily Shafer .... set decoration assistant / art assistant (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nina Alexander .... property master (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ursula Glaviano .... assistant property master (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sammy Hammett .... general foreman (13 episodes, 2012)
Adam Khalid .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 2013)
Becky Martinez .... assistant props / on-set dresser (13 episodes, 2013)
Adan Avila .... set dresser (9 episodes, 2011)
Megan Balthazor .... art assistant (7 episodes, 2013)
Melissa Gelmo .... props (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
Scott Harber .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ben Greaves .... boom operator / sound utility (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
Earl Martin .... sound re-recording mixer (23 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nick Dei Rossi .... sound re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 2011-2012)
Peter Hansen .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2011)
John Agalsoff Jr. .... Sound Utility (10 episodes, 2014)
Howard Eriksson .... sound utility (7 episodes, 2013)
Jorge Montijo .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2013)

George Flores .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Steve Newquist .... special effects foreman (13 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
D.J. Shea .... visual effects (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Nao Adachi .... visual effects artist / visual effects supervisor (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robert Hall .... visual effects supervisor: Almost Human Inc (13 episodes, 2012)
Ikuo Saito .... visual effects artist: Almost Human Digital (13 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Bentler .... visual effects coordinator: Almost Human Digital (11 episodes, 2012)
Carlos Aldana .... visual effects (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Alperen Tonyukuk Ayhan .... visual effects artist: Almost Human Digital (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sebastian Brown .... compositor (4 episodes, 2013)
James William Visconti III .... computer/video playback engineer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dustin Seltzer .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2012)
Raeha Keller .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2014)
Alfredo Tognetti .... digital compositor (1 episode, 2010-2012)
 
Series Stunts
Ray Siegle .... stunt coordinator / stunts: water safety (25 episodes, 2011-2014)
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunt double: Jason Gann / stunt double: Wilfred-Jason Gann / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jess King .... stunts / martial arts instructor / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Katie Eischen .... stunt double: Dorian Brown (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
David Paul Olsen .... stunts: water safety / utility stunts (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Arasheben .... camera operator / ANAMORPHIC CINEMATOGRAPHY CONSULTANT (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Darin Krask .... second assistant camera (43 episodes, 2011-2014)
Matthew Brewer .... assistant camera / first assistant camera (39 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kevin Ball .... key grip (37 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ulysses Domalaon .... first assistant camera (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
Keith Mentze .... grip (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sean Edwards .... grip (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Neil Wittman .... lighting technician (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Michael Piekutowski .... lighting technician (14 episodes, 2010-2014)
Thomas Pugh .... gaffer (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Will Emery .... first assistant camera (13 episodes, 2011)
Kurt Jones .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2011)
Tom Magill .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2011)
Edward Nielsen III .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2011)
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera (13 episodes, 2013)
Prashant Gupta .... still photographer (13 episodes, 2013)
Zoe Van Brunt .... second assistant camera (13 episodes, 2013)
Billy Dickson Jr. .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Levy .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Brandon Flohr .... rigging grip (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Robert Zuckerman .... still photographer / special photographer (2 episodes, 2011)

Michael Francisco .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Brandon Henry Rodriguez .... casting assistant (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Carla Lewis .... extras casting (13 episodes, 2013)
Janette St. Bernard .... casting assistant (10 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Chizever .... costume supervisor (40 episodes, 2011-2014)
Carlie Tracey .... set costumer (7 episodes, 2011)
Claire Parkinson .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Steven Zimbelman .... key costumer (5 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Daniel Raj Koobir .... assistant editor (35 episodes, 2011-2014)
Cody Cuellar .... digital dailies supervisor (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Andrew Drapkin .... colorist (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kevin Gieseking .... post-production coordinator (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tyler Earring .... first assistant editor / assistant editor (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
Andy Lichtstein .... digital colorist (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Anna Hauger .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Evan Kopczyk .... dailies editor (13 episodes, 2013)
Sandra Angeline .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matt Jianas .... post-production coordinator (10 episodes, 2014)
Katie Faltus .... post-production assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Tom Trafalski .... music editor (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gary Calamar .... co-music supervisor (13 episodes, 2011)
Samuel Joseph Smythe .... additional music arranger (13 episodes, 2011)
Alyson Vidoli .... co-music supervisor (13 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Skrabutenas .... assistant to composer (12 episodes, 2011)
Ron Finn .... music editor (11 episodes, 2011-2013)
David Abplanalp-Estime .... music coordination (6 episodes, 2012)
Jim Dooley .... composer: title theme / composer: theme music (6 episodes, 2012)
Toddrick Spalding .... music coordination (6 episodes, 2012)

Christopher Violette .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
John Characky .... transportation captain (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gabe Davila .... picture car captain / driver (8 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Sandy Sfeir .... production accountant (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Barry Friedman .... production secretary (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Justin Reyes .... assistant production coordinator (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Casey Gutting .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Aaron Vaccaro .... script coordinator / writers assistant (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Margaret Wall .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Markus Hill .... background coordinator (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kristin Alderman .... production assistant / assistant to producer (13 episodes, 2012)
Kim Crabb .... location manager (13 episodes, 2012)
Kevin Gieseking .... post production coordinator (13 episodes, 2012)
Yvette Gonzalez .... executive associate (13 episodes, 2012)
Shaun Kasser .... production staff (13 episodes, 2012)
Ari Halpern .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 2013)
Amry Landsberg .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Zack Neuman .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Randy Weiss .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2013)
Tom Woosley .... 2nd assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2013)
Heather Haase .... assistant locations (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Brian Farley .... production secretary (12 episodes, 2011)
Jean-Marc Madelon .... payroll accountant / audit team (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jesse Costello .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2014)
Jason Kaplon .... location manager (10 episodes, 2014)
Kate M. Mitchell .... assistant: Randall Einhorn (10 episodes, 2014)
Danny Finn .... assistant location manager (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Tracy Scott .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Guin Dill .... animal trainer (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Brian Deming .... key assistant location manager (7 episodes, 2012)
Ivy Mariel Pruss .... assistant: Randall Einhorn (7 episodes, 2013)
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lisa A. Blair .... layout board (6 episodes, 2012)
Nathan Earley .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Victoria Leskin .... key assistant location manager (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jeff Sadden .... security production assistant (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jennifer S. Milliman .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Trey Neely .... key assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2013)
Matthew Gowan .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2014)
Justin Kohlas .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
 

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The main theme of Wilfred is composed by Jim Dooley. He chose to use broken and out of tune musical instruments as well as children and dog toys to help compose the melody. Jim received a nomination at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) in 2011 for Best Original Score for his use of unconventional devises.See more »
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90 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
Wilfred Pilot Review, 11 June 2011
Author: lady924642003

After given the chance to review the pilot of Wilfred, I know exactly why the people at FX Networks chose to add it to its lineup. It's absolutely hilarious! From someone who is paid to do this, James Hibberd from Entertainment Weekly has called Wilfred the funniest pilot he's seen since Modern Family and I have to agree.

FX being an innovative network has chosen for American audiences a brash Australian sitcom that stars the original actor, Jason Gann in the title role. Joining him is Elijah Wood as Ryan, a man so bent out of shape he feels there's no way out so he tries to commit suicide and he can't even do that right. Fiona Gubelmann plays Jenna, the new girl next door and Wilfred's owner. Dorian Brown who portrays Ryan's uptight sister, Kristen, completes the leading cast.

Wilfred is set in a quaint community in Los Angeles California. The audience follows along through Ryan's disillusioned eyes as he tries to get a grip on reality. Trotting into a pivotal point in his life is a dog. Everyone else sees a cute, lovable pooch but Ryan sees a man in a dog costume.

Both man and beast are leery but Wilfred settles in and Ryan has to get over his shock to accept the fact he has. Ryan walks, feeds and runs after Wilfred like any rambunctious pet. When others come into the scene, the audience and Ryan are jolted to the fact that Wilfred is not a man but a dog. It's in these instances that takes Ryan on a new level of hysteria and makes for humorous circumstances.

On my first viewing of the pilot, my own dog was laying beside me and I laughed so loudly and so often, I scared the poor girl. It made me wonder what she may have said to me in those moments.

Wilfred may not fit everyones tastes but for someone who isn't bothered in the least by profanity and yes, sometimes vulgar humor will enjoy Wilfred immensely. I believe this is because the crudeness is smoothed over by wit.

The acting is sharp and cunning and in Wilfred's case, his bite is worse than his bark. Other than talking, drinking and getting high, Wilfred behaves like any dog. Not to be cliché but Gann wears the dog suit perfectly. He's lovable and sweet though more times impetuous and you feel he needs the sting of a rolled up newspaper but he turns around and gives lessons and shares his wisdom that Ryan can take to heart.

For those who have some reservations about Wood's comedic talents, you can put them to rest. It's not that he's setting out to be humorous, but is simply reacting to odd and perplexing situations and those lead to some hysterical moments. I'd put this in the category of "funny man, straight man" comedy and it's Elijah's strong ability to give emotions to his characters without saying much at all that makes him perfect for this bewildered individual.

Gubelmann brings an air of lightheartedness to the show's gritty premise and sassy Brown's pretentious older sister will undoubtedly bring further mayhem with her intimidation. The timing during collective dialogs between the characters is amusing and a testament to the smart, creative and imaginative writing.

The cinematography is ingenious that when Ryan drifts inside of himself, things around him diminish but only enough where he's still within the realm of his surroundings. The whimsical music and sound editing co-exists perfectly with the camera work which emphasizes the psychosis running amok in Ryan's mind. Wilfred not only tickled my funny bone but my senses as well.

In the end, the question remains who's the man and who's the best friend? Perhaps at some point that will be known but until then, Wilfred should be entertaining and an adventure to find out

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