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Reading Rainbow (TV Series 1983– ) Poster

(1983– )

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Larry Lancit ... (27 episodes, 1983-1993)
Mark Mannucci ... (15 episodes, 1989-2000)
Gabrielle DeCuir ... (3 episodes, 2012)
Nicholas Jacobs ... (2 episodes, 1996)
Ed Wiseman ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Herk Harvey ... (1 episode, 1983)
Michael Sporn ... (1 episode, 1983)
Steve Zink ... (1 episode, 1983)
Dean Parisot ... (1 episode, 1989)
Fred Surr ... (1 episode, 1992)

Series Writing Credits  

Jill Gluckson ... (6 episodes, 1989-2001)
Barbara DeRubertis ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Loriann Champagne Smith ... (1 episode, 1989)
Andrew Gutelle ... (1 episode, 1989)
Kristin Laskas Martin ... (1 episode, 1991)
Fred Surr ... (1 episode, 1992)
Ronnie Krauss ... (1 episode, 2005)
Twila Liggett ... (1 episode, 2005)
Julie Danneberg ... (1 episode)
Grace Lin ... (1 episode)
Catherine Urdahl ... (1 episode)
Rob Stork ... (multiple episodes) (unknown episodes)

Series Cast  

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Fred Newman ...
 Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1986-1991
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Doug Parvin ...
 Camper / ... 2 episodes, 1983
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Laura Haymann ...
Lisa Drew ...
 Singer in Fourtune 1 episode, 1983
Charisma Largy ...
 Singer in Fourtune 1 episode, 1983
Larry Mabrey ...
 Singer in Fourtune 1 episode, 1983
Eric Mabrey ...
 Singer in Fourtune 1 episode, 1983
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 Herself 1 episode, 1983
Harry Blackstone Jr. ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1983
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 Himself 1 episode, 1983
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 Herself 1 episode, 1983
Robert Tree Cody ...
 Flute Player 1 episode, 1983
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 Himself 1 episode, 1983
Linda Gelman ...
 Narrator 1 episode, 1983
Herk Harvey ...
 Policeman (segment "Puddle Hopping") 1 episode, 1983
Stephen Horelick ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1983
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 Himself 1 episode, 1983
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 Herself 1 episode, 1983
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 Herself 1 episode, 1983
Jane Lind ...
 Poem Narrator 1 episode, 1983
Carolyn McMahon ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1983
Marilyn Michaels ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1983
Stephanie Mills ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1983
Cassandra Murray ...
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 Himself 1 episode, 1983
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 Herself 1 episode, 1983
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 Dinosaur Comic 1 episode, 1983
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 Herself 1 episode, 1983
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 Himself 1 episode, 1983
Byron Easley ...
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 Himself 1 episode, 1984
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 Himself 1 episode, 1984
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 Herself 1 episode, 1984
Bobby McFerrin ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1984
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 Himself 1 episode, 1984
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 Himself 1 episode, 1985
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 Himself 1 episode, 1985
Fernando Escandon ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1985
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 Kermit the Frog 1 episode, 1985
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 Herself 1 episode, 1985
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 Herself 1 episode, 1985
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 Himself 1 episode, 1985
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 Himself 1 episode, 1986
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 Conan the Librarian 1 episode, 1986
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 Herself 1 episode, 1986
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 Herself 1 episode, 1986
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Jessica Mercado ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1986
Jason Mizell ...
 Jam Master Jay 1 episode, 1986
Timothy Oakes ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1986
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 Cab Driver 1 episode, 1986
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 Himself 1 episode, 1986
Penny Patterson ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1986
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 Herself 1 episode, 1986
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 Himself 1 episode, 1986
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 Himself 1 episode, 1986
Paul Sidoriak ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1986
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Pamela Stagner ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1986
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 Himself 1 episode, 1986
Man-Wai Wong ...
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 Himself 1 episode, 1987
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 Himself 1 episode, 1987
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 Herself 1 episode, 1987
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 Herself 1 episode, 1987
Ron Foster ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1987
Kelly Hrudey ...
 Himself - a New York Islanders' goalie 1 episode, 1987
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 Himself 1 episode, 1987
Jenny Maki ...
Tim Maki ...
 Young Peasant 1 episode, 1987
Todd Maki ...
 Peasant 1 episode, 1987
Kenn Michael ...
 Himself - Book Reviewer 1 episode, 1987
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 Herself 1 episode, 1987
Liza Siegler ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1987
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 Herself 1 episode, 1987
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 Himself 1 episode, 1987
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 Himself 1 episode, 1988
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 Herself 1 episode, 1988
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 Himself 1 episode, 1988
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 Himself 1 episode, 1988
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 Himself 1 episode, 1988
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 Himself 1 episode, 1988
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 Himself 1 episode, 1988
Gene Klavan ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1988
Edward Moldonado Jr. ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1988
Robert Niosi ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1988
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 Herself 1 episode, 1988
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 Himself 1 episode, 1988
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 Himself 1 episode, 1988
Becky Wible ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1988
Steve Albert ...
 Baseball Announcer 1 episode, 1989
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
Alex Borg ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1989
Fran Brill ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1989
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
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 Herself 1 episode, 1989
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 Herself 1 episode, 1989
David Hyman ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1989
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 Herself 1 episode, 1989
Michele Mariana ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1989
Mark McGwire ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1989
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 Herself 1 episode, 1989
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 Herself 1 episode, 1989
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
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 Herself 1 episode, 1989
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
Bree Walker ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1989
Mike White ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1989
Bob Ballard ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1990
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 Himself 1 episode, 1990
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 Herself 1 episode, 1990
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 Herself 1 episode, 1990
Tom Matsusaka ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1990
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 Himself 1 episode, 1990
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 Herself 1 episode, 1990
Shaddi Albawab ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1991
Dominic Arquero ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1991
Julia Barr ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1991
Erma Campbell ...
 Machine's Voice 1 episode, 1991
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 Herself 1 episode, 1991
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 Ted the Grateful Head 1 episode, 1991
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 Himself 1 episode, 1991
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 Herself 1 episode, 1991
Mike Kinney ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1991
Marilyn Pasekoff ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1991
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 Herself 1 episode, 1991
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 Herself - Panelist (1991) 1 episode, 1991
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 Herself 1 episode, 1991
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 Himself 1 episode, 1992
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 Herself 1 episode, 1992
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 Herself 1 episode, 1992
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 Herself 1 episode, 1992
Andrew Lei ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1992
Maya Lin ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1992
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 Herself 1 episode, 1992
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 Himself 1 episode, 1992
Walter J. Turnbull ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1992
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 Herself 1 episode, 1993
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 Herself 1 episode, 1993
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 Himself 1 episode, 1993
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 Himself 1 episode, 1993
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 Herself 1 episode, 1993
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 Newspaper Hawker 1 episode, 1993
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 Herself 1 episode, 1993
Candice Nichole Hughes ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1993
Ron Eric Hughes ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1993
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 Himself 1 episode, 1993
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 Herself 1 episode, 1993
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 Himself 1 episode, 1993
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 Herself 1 episode, 1993
Terrylene ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1993
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 Herself 1 episode, 1993
Robert M. Watson ...
 African-American Interpreter 1 episode, 1993
Gamil al-Kutiny ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1994
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 Himself 1 episode, 1994
Rona Figueroa ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1994
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 Herself 1 episode, 1994
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 Himself 1 episode, 1994
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 Herself 1 episode, 1994
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 Herself 1 episode, 1994
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 Herself 1 episode, 1994
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 Herself 1 episode, 1994
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 Herself 1 episode, 1994
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 Himself 1 episode, 1994
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 Himself 1 episode, 1994
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 Herself 1 episode, 1995
Marjory Collado ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1995
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 Himself 1 episode, 1995
Jo Haden ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1995
Francisco Rivela ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1995
Jesse Spielman ...
 Himself - Reviewer 1 episode, 1995
Cecilia Arana ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1996
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 Himself 1 episode, 1996
B.J. Crosby ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1996
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 Himself 1 episode, 1996
Kristian Damian ...
 Young Levar 1 episode, 1996
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 Himself 1 episode, 1996
Patricia Icia ...
 Young LeVar's Mother 1 episode, 1996
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 Herself 1 episode, 1996
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 Herself 1 episode, 1996
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 Young LeVar's Teacher 1 episode, 1996
Daniel Saltzman ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1996
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 Himself 1 episode, 1996
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 Herself 1 episode, 1996
Ann Duquesnay ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1997
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 Herself 1 episode, 1997
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 Himself 1 episode, 1997
Jossie DeGuzman ...
 Herself 1 episode, 1998
Scott Irby-Ranniar ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1998
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 Herself 1 episode, 1998
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 Himself 1 episode, 2000
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 Herself 1 episode, 2000
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 Herself 1 episode, 2001
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 Himself - Book Reader (voice) 1 episode, 2002
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 Himself - Book Reader 1 episode, 2002
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 Herself 1 episode, 2004
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 Himself 1 episode, 2005
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 Herself 1 episode, 2005
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 Herself 1 episode, 2005
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 Himself 1 episode, 2005
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 Herself 1 episode, 2006
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 Herself 1 episode, 2006
Kassidy Hassell ...
Andrei Patterson ...
Emil Pinnock ...
 Story Teller (1997-1999) unknown episodes
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 Diner (uncredited) 1 episode, 1988

Series Produced by 

Jill Gluckson ... producer (39 episodes, 1985-1997)
Aaron Levine ... associate producer (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ed Wiseman ... producer / assistant producer (3 episodes, 1983-2005)
Nan Schweiger ... producer (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ronnie Krauss ... associate producer / field producer (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Sudie Anning ... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Sherman Bryce ... associate producer (1 episode, 1983)
Lynne Brenner Ganek ... associate producer (1 episode, 1983)
Ellen Schecter ... associate producer (1 episode, 1983)
Orly Berger ... producer (1 episode, 1990)
Tony Buttino ... executive producer (1 episode, 1990)
Kathy Kinsner ... producer (1 episode, 1996)
Don Boswell ... producer (1 episode, 2004)
David C. McCourt ... supervising producer (1 episode, 2004)
Lauren Elbaum ... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Ames ... producer (unknown episodes)
Larry Lancit ... producer (unknown episodes)
Twila Liggett ... producer (unknown episodes)
Guy Merrill ... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Stacey Raider ... producer (unknown episodes)
Nikki Silver ... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Rob Stork ... producer (unknown episodes)
Cecily Truett ... producer (unknown episodes)
Orly Wiseman ... producer (unknown episodes)

Series Music by 

Daniel Shklair ... (69 episodes, 1986-1994)
Stephen Horelick ... (16 episodes, 1983-1986)
Darryl McDaniels ... (1 episode, 1986)
Jason Mizell ... (1 episode, 1986)
Rick Rubin ... (1 episode, 1986)
Joseph Simmons ... (1 episode, 1986)

Series Cinematography by 

Jordan Klein Jr. ... (2 episodes, 2000)
Ari Haberberg ... (unknown episodes)
Kevin Lombard ... (unknown episodes)
Joel Shapiro ... (unknown episodes)
Jimmy O'Donnell ... (unknown episodes)

Series Film Editing by 

Ira Epstein ... (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
James C. Wright ... (1 episode, 1990)
Douglas Schuetz ... (1 episode, 2002)
Robert Wetteland ... (1 episode, 2004)
Tony Breuer ... (unknown episodes)
Michael Chomet ... (unknown episodes)
Joe Comperiati ... (unknown episodes)
Richard A. Fernandes ... (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Hatlee ... (unknown episodes)
Matt Hensel ... (unknown episodes)
Sarah Kaylor ... (unknown episodes)
Juantxo Royo ... (unknown episodes)
Laura Young ... (unknown episodes)

Series Casting By 

Laura Frame Sullivan ... (104 episodes, 1984-1996)
Stacey Raider ... (unknown episodes)

Series Production Design by 

Richard D. Bluhm ... (10 episodes, 1993-1996)

Series Makeup Department 

Stephanie Cozart Burton ... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1995)
Randy Houston Mercer ... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1995)
Tim Nelson ... make-up (1 episode, 1983)

Series Production Management 

Yuma Morita ... production manager (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rick Birmingham ... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2006)
Dana Eshghi ... production manager / production supervisor (2 episodes, 1996)
Orly Berger ... production manager (1 episode, 1983)
Louise Fenton ... production manager (unknown episodes)
Erica Levin ... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth O'Mara ... production manager (unknown episodes)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Neil Daly ... first assistant director (10 episodes, 2004-2006)
Richard Spector ... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1988-1992)
John Paul Cayetano ... assistant director (6 episodes, 2004-2012)
Amy Cutler ... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2006)

Series Art Department 

Kailin Gow ... production (1 episode, 1992)
Marj Kleinman ... assistant art director (1 episode, 1993)

Series Sound Department 

Gary Silver ... production sound mixer / sound (60 episodes, 1990-2006)
Billy Gardner ... re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 2000-2006)
Paul Cote ... production sound mixer (11 episodes, 1997-2006)
John Sutton ... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1984)
Lee Murphy ... sound (1 episode, 1990)
Buzz Turner ... production mixer (1 episode, 1995)
Jared Seidman ... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 2006)
Brandon Loulias ... sound mixer (1 episode, 2012)
Bill Ivie ... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Brian Miksis ... sound mixer (unknown episodes)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Peter Boynton ... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kelly J. Richardson ... camera operator: jib (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Doug Joseph ... video engineer (1 episode, 1983)
David Satin ... video engineer (1 episode, 1983)
Carlos Sanchez ... animation photography (1 episode, 1988)
Alan Pierce ... assistant camera (1 episode, 2000)
Tom McGrath ... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Wesley Ortiz ... gaffer: NYC/DC unit (unknown episodes)

Series Animation Department 

Bill Davis ... animator (10 episodes, 1984-1988)
Aldin Baroza ... animator (1 episode, 1988)
Colleen Davis ... animator (1 episode, 1988)
Mike de Seve ... animator (1 episode, 1988)
Simi Gulati ... animator (1 episode, 1988)
Masako Kanayama ... animator (1 episode, 1988)

Series Editorial Department 

Rick Birmingham ... post-production coordinator (5 episodes, 2006)
Jacob Steingroot ... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Jason Locke ... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Erik Emond ... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)

Series Music Department 

Stephen Horelick ... composer: main title theme / music composer / music director / music producer (15 episodes, 1983)
Daniel Lentz ... composer: song "Is it Love?" (1 episode, 1986)

Series Other crew 

Cory Nahoum ... production auditor (30 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bobby Bastarache ... production assistant (17 episodes, 1992-1994)
Jerôme Vignac ... production assistant (10 episodes, 1996)
Wesley H. Crump ... production assistant (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Paul Cayetano ... production staff: Washington DC / production staff (6 episodes, 2004-2012)
Marj Kleinman ... production assistant (5 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mimi Borowich ... production intern (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sara Enright ... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2006)
Dan Kowalski ... production assistant (5 episodes, 2006)
Simone Barros ... production assistant (4 episodes, 2002)
Samantha Higgins ... production intern (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ellen Bialo ... research coordinator (1 episode, 1983)
M. Virginia Biggy ... instructional design (1 episode, 1983)
Loriann Champagne Smith ... production assistant (1 episode, 1983)
Paula Cohen ... production research assistant (1 episode, 1983)
Marisa Genna ... assistant to the producers (1 episode, 1983)
Jill Gluckson ... production coordinator (1 episode, 1983)
Gavrielle Levine ... research coordinator (1 episode, 1983)
Andrea Moll ... production intern (1 episode, 1983)
Gina Pressman ... production assistant (1 episode, 1983)
Joseph Sobrido ... production intern (1 episode, 1983)
Michele Gardner-Smith ... production associate (1 episode, 1986)
Kailin Gow ... production assistant (1 episode, 1992)
Matt Haslam ... production assistant (1 episode, 1992)
Heather Maidat ... production staff (1 episode, 1992)
Yvette Edery ... development assistant (1 episode, 2002)
Phil Kubel ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bari Winter ... intern (unknown episodes)
Kris King ... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Peter Hagen ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Hatlee ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ben Hoskins ... key background production assistant (unknown episodes)
Patrick Huber ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Amy Spielholtz ... production secretary (unknown episodes)
B.J. Steiner ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Anne Marie Ugarte ... production intern (unknown episodes)
Andrea Garay ... production intern (uncredited) (5 episodes, 2006)
Michael Richartz ... production assistant (uncredited) (1 episode, 1987)

Series Thanks 

Dan T. Hall ... special thanks (1 episode, 1990)
Robert Bryce Milburn ... kickstarter funder (unknown episodes)

See also

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