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Not Necessarily the News (TV Series 1982–1990) Poster

(1982–1990)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Hoite C. Caston ... (32 episodes, 1983-1985)
John Moffitt ... (30 episodes, 1984-1989)
David Grossman ... (14 episodes, 1988-1990)
Tom Kramer ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
Paul Miller ... (2 episodes, 1987)

Series Writing Credits  

Larry Arnstein ... (70 episodes, 1982-1990)
David Hurwitz ... (60 episodes, 1982-1990)
Matt Neuman ... (59 episodes, 1982-1990)
Lane Sarasohn ... (55 episodes, 1982-1990)
Rich Hall ... (52 episodes, 1982-1990)
John Moffitt ... (creator) (49 episodes, 1983-1990)
Elaine Pope ... (25 episodes, 1982-1988)
Ron Richards ... (23 episodes, 1982-1984)
Tom Kramer ... (22 episodes, 1983-1990)
Jeff Zimmer ... (21 episodes, 1984-1987)
Ian Maxtone-Graham ... (19 episodes, 1983-1987)
Billy Kimball ... (18 episodes, 1984-1989)
Al Jean ... (17 episodes, 1983-1985)
Mike Reiss ... (17 episodes, 1983-1985)
Conan O'Brien ... (13 episodes, 1983-1987)
Steve Barker ... (13 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jame Wendell ... (11 episodes, 1983-1985)
Joe Guppy ... (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Duncan Scott McGibbon ... (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jon Ross ... (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Lupper ... (9 episodes, 1983-1985)
Merrill Markoe ... (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Greg Daniels ... (8 episodes, 1985-1987)
Adam Barr ... (8 episodes, 1989)
Nancy Harris ... (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Castro ... (7 episodes, 1984)
Daphne Pollon ... (7 episodes, 1984)
Peter Ocko ... (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sam Haam ... (6 episodes, 1983-1985)
George Meyer ... (5 episodes, 1983-1986)
Tom Schiller ... (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Richard Rosen ... (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Glenn Rabney ... (2 episodes, 1990)
Steve Young ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Harry Shearer ... (2 episodes, 1989)
Damon Wayans ... (2 episodes, 1989)
Rod Ash ... (1 episode, 1982)
Rick Gell ... (1 episode, 1984)
Todd Pavlin ... (1 episode, 1984)
Larry Finch ... (1 episode, 1985)
Annabelle Gurwitch ... (1 episode, 1985)
Warren Scarren ... (1 episode, 1985)
Robert Wuhl ... (1 episode, 1989)
Adam Barker ... (1 episode, 1990)
Rob LaZebnik ... (unknown episodes)
David Sacks ... (unknown episodes)

Series Cast  

Anne Bloom ...  Frosty Kimelman 62 episodes, 1982-1990
Danny Breen ...  Steve Casper 61 episodes, 1983-1990
Lucy Webb ...  Helen St. Thomas / ... 58 episodes, 1983-1990
Mitchell Laurance ...  Pete Kimelman 55 episodes, 1983-1990
Rich Hall ...  Rich Hall 54 episodes, 1982-1990
Stuart Pankin ...  Bob Charles 48 episodes, 1983-1990
Audrie Neenan ...  Jacqueline Pennell 26 episodes, 1982-1985
Bill Martin ...  Announcer 22 episodes, 1983-1990
Annabelle Gurwitch ...  Annabelle Gurwitch 13 episodes, 1985-1990
Tom Parks ...  Tom Parks 12 episodes, 1989-1990
Merrill Markoe Merrill Markoe ...  Merrill Markoe 10 episodes, 1989-1990
Jon Ross 10 episodes, 1989
Jan Hooks 10 episodes, 1983-1984
Joe Guppy Joe Guppy ...  Commentator 9 episodes, 1989
Richard Rosen ...  Commentator 7 episodes, 1989
Michael Hanks Michael Hanks ...  Announcer 7 episodes, 1987-1989
Will Durst ...  Commentator 4 episodes, 1989
Erv Immeman Erv Immeman ...  Announcer 4 episodes, 1983-1984
Larry Van Nuys Larry Van Nuys ...  Announcer 4 episodes, 1989-1990
Harry Shearer ...  Congressman Jim Wright / ... 3 episodes, 1987-1989
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ...  Announcer 3 episodes, 1983
Steve Bean Steve Bean 3 episodes, 1989
Don Lake ...  Andy / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Paul Engman Paul Engman ...  Announcer 3 episodes, 1989
Rod Britt ...  Sketch 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Damon Wayans ...  Damon Wayans 2 episodes, 1989
Don Novello ...  Father Guido Sarducci 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Polly Draper ...  Debbie 2 episodes, 1989
Fred Willard ...  Ken 2 episodes, 1989
John Hillner 2 episodes, 1989
John Harlan John Harlan ...  Announcer 2 episodes, 1983-1987
Jayne Modean Jayne Modean 2 episodes, 1989
David Workman David Workman ...  Announcer 2 episodes, 1988-1989
Don Woodard Don Woodard 2 episodes, 1989
Julia Sweeney 2 episodes, 1989
Jordan Brady Jordan Brady 2 episodes, 1989
Frankie Verroca Frankie Verroca ...  Nerd on the Beach / ... 2 episodes, 1984
Toni Sawyer ...  Sketch 2 episodes, 1985-1986
David Graf ...  Officer 1 episode, 1987
Elayne Boosler ...  Jennifer 1 episode, 1989
Paula Poundstone ...  Commentator 1 episode, 1989
Robert Wuhl ...  Commentator 1 episode, 1989
Army Archerd ...  Emcee 1 episode, 1987
Beau Weaver ...  Announcer 1 episode, 1989
Sissy Cargill Sissy Cargill ...  Woman (segment: The Windy War) 1 episode, 1983
Janice Davies Janice Davies 1 episode, 1983
Roger Eschbacher ...  Corpse 1 episode, 1983
Jennie Moffitt Jennie Moffitt ...  Girl on Beach 1 episode, 1983
Joy Pankin Joy Pankin ...  Woman on Plane 1 episode, 1983
Raymond Purtle Raymond Purtle ...  Cowboy 1 episode, 1983
Aldo Ray ...  The President 1 episode, 1984
Jay North ...  Jay North 1 episode, 1987
Paul Rodriguez ...  Pierre 1 episode, 1987
David L. Lander ...  Ron 1 episode, 1989
Marsha Warfield ...  Nancy 1 episode, 1989
Al Kahn Al Kahn 1 episode, 1983
Don King ...  Don King 1 episode, 1987
Rusty Cundieff 1 episode, 1989
Tom Leopold Tom Leopold ...  Keith 1 episode, 1989
Victor Wilson Victor Wilson 1 episode, 1990
Hans Anderson Hans Anderson ...  Announcer 1 episode, 1987
Lisa Dinkins 1 episode, 1989
Nancy Harris Nancy Harris 1 episode, 1989
Art LaFleur 1 episode, 1989
Robert Rockwell 1 episode, 1989
Carrie Freeman Carrie Freeman 1 episode, 1989
Tom Simmons 1 episode, 1989
William Jensen William Jensen 1 episode, 1989
Julie Payne Julie Payne 1 episode, 1989
Suanne Spoke 1 episode, 1989
Archie Kessell Archie Kessell 1 episode, 1989
Lee Ann Martin Lee Ann Martin 1 episode, 1989
Pamela Brull Pamela Brull 1 episode, 1989
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner 1 episode, 1989
Kim Lonsdale 1 episode, 1989
Ann Nelson 1 episode, 1989
Patty Toy 1 episode, 1989
Jim Ward Jim Ward ...  Announcer 1 episode, 1989
Ron Richards Ron Richards 1 episode, 1989
Clyde Talley II 1 episode, 1989
Eudon Withfield Eudon Withfield 1 episode, 1989
Jack Angel Jack Angel ...  Announcer 1 episode, 1989
Lisa Cavanaugh Lisa Cavanaugh ...  Teenager 1 episode, 1988
Michael Bernal ...  Spanish Dancer 1 episode, 1982
Sam McMurray ...  Various 1 episode, 1982
Rob Steinberg ...  Reporter 1 episode, 1982
Peter Vogel ...  Classroom Projector Kid 1 episode, 1982
Richard Belzer ...  Emcee (segment: Catch a Rising Star's Talent Hunt) 1 episode, 1983
John Moffitt John Moffitt ...  TV Director 1 episode, 1984
Walter Mondale ...  Himself 5 episodes, 1984-1989
Alex Alexander Alex Alexander ...  Freddy 1 episode, 1985
Bob Costas ...  Himself - Host 1 episode, 1985
Rodney Dangerfield ...  Chet 1 episode, 1985
Jay Lee Jay Lee ...  The Pope 1 episode, 1985
Steve Buscemi ...  Neil 1 episode, 1986
Sheila Kay Sheila Kay ...  Herself 1 episode, 1986
Chuck Long ...  Surfer dude 1 episode, 1986
Bea Arthur ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Kirk Cameron ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Joan Collins ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Billy Crystal ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Susan Dey ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Clint Eastwood ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987-1989
Barbara Eden ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
John Forsythe ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
James Garner ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Hugh Hefner ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Joanna Kerns ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Angela Lansbury ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Demi Moore ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Bob Newhart ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Edwin Newman ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Dolly Parton ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Suzanne Pleshette ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Victoria Principal ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Arnold Schwarzenegger ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Tom Selleck ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Maria Shriver ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Gloria Stewart Gloria Stewart ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
James Stewart ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Brandon Tartikoff Brandon Tartikoff ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Alan Thicke ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Claudette Wells ...  Andrea Leslie 1 episode, 1987
Betty White ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Bruce Willis ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Henry Winkler ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Shelley Winters ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Eileen Conn Eileen Conn 1 episode, 1989
Phil Reed Phil Reed 1 episode, 1989
Suzanne Dean ...  Blonde Newscaster 1 episode, 1990
Crystal Shaw Martell ...  The 1-900 Girl 1 episode, 1990
Art Tedesco ...  Reporter 1 episode, 1990
Heather Halley ...  Actor (1989-1990) unknown episodes
Ellen Albertini Dow ...  Old Woman (segment: MasterBank Senior Card) (uncredited) 1 episode, 1990

Series Produced by 

John Moffitt ... executive producer / producer (64 episodes, 1982-1990)
Pat Tourk Lee ... executive producer / producer / co-producer (64 episodes, 1982-1990)
Christie Stentz ... associate producer / producer (18 episodes, 1982-1989)
Matt Neuman ... producer (12 episodes, 1987-1990)
Amy Kimmelman ... coordinating producer / producer (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nancy Kurshner ... associate producer / producer (3 episodes, 1989)

Series Music by 

Tom Rizzo ... (unknown episodes)

Series Cinematography by 

Jerry Watson ... (1 episode, 1989)

Series Film Editing by 

Manny Moura ... (1 episode, 1982)
Mark West ... (1 episode, 1989)
Danny White ... (unknown episodes)

Series Casting By 

Paula Ferguson ... (1 episode, 1989)

Series Art Direction by 

Bill Bohnert ... (1 episode, 1989)
Tracy Nejame ... (1 episode, 1989)

Series Costume Design by 

Michael Abbott ... (1 episode, 1989)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Nikki Nash ... associate director (1 episode, 1989)
Troy Miller ... first assistant director (unknown episodes)

Series Art Department 

Marc Karzen ... print designer (1 episode, 1982)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Larry Kaster ... gaffer (1 episode, 1982)
Carl Gibson ... lighting designer (unknown episodes)
Ed Maloney ... electrician (unknown episodes)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Susan Roberts ... set costumer (11 episodes, 1986-1990)

Series Location Management 

Troy Miller ... location supervisor (unknown episodes)

Series Music Department 

Nancy Severinsen ... music supervisor (1 episode, 1989)

Series Other crew 

Steve Kozak ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bill Cohen ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Roger Eschbacher ... researcher (unknown episodes)
Scott Weitz ... production assistant (unknown episodes)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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