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Here's Boomer 

The adventures of Boomer, a stray dog who travels the country helping those in trouble.
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1982   1981   1980  
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Series cast summary:
Johnny the Dog Johnny the Dog ...  Boomer / ... 1 episode, 1980-1982
Doris Roberts ...  Liz Wiggins / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1981
John Reilly ...  Matt Foreman / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1982
Raymond Singer ...  Lester / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Betty Beaird Betty Beaird ...  Mrs. Harker / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Todd Bridges ...  Benny / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Rance Howard ...  Foldy / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Fionnula Flanagan ...  Bronnie Craddock 1 episode, 1980
Margaret Hamilton ...  Miss Heston 1 episode, 1980
Barney Martin ...  Lew 1 episode, 1980
Ron Silver ...  Kolodny 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Dee Wallace ...  Alice 1 episode, 1980
John Amos ...  Charlie Foster 1 episode, 1981
Victor Buono ...  Dr. Frankenstein 1 episode, 1981
Dean Butler ...  Gary 1 episode, 1981
John Femia ...  Cosmo Valetti 1 episode, 1981
Conrad Janis ...  Phil 1 episode, 1981
Fred McCarren ...  David 1 episode, 1981
Todd Susman ...  Officer Gabe Fortunato 1 episode, 1982
Guy Boyd ...  Ken 1 episode, 1980
Michael J. Fox ...  Jackie Foreman 1 episode, 1980
Ken Kercheval ...  Dr. Chelsea Haggert 1 episode, 1980
James Luisi ...  Combs 1 episode, 1980
Chris Mulkey ...  Sticks 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Stephen Pearlman ...  Eugene 1 episode, 1980
Rosanna Arquette ...  Ginny 1 episode, 1981
Bill Dana ...  Angelo 1 episode, 1981
Basil Hoffman ...  Sloan Meadows 1 episode, 1981
Jennifer Holmes Jennifer Holmes ...  Vicki Nolan 1 episode, 1981
John Lawlor ...  John Hawthorne 1 episode, 1981
Rick Lohman Rick Lohman ...  Peter Greene 1 episode, 1981
Michael Alldredge ...  Kranick 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Fran Bennett ...  Dr. Joyce Clarke 1 episode, 1980
William Bogert ...  Vance Dalton 1 episode, 1980
Tom Bosley ...  Archie Hale 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Janet Julian ...  Samantha 1 episode, 1980
Fred Stuthman ...  Jake Dobson 1 episode, 1980
Virginia Kiser ...  Mrs. Jennings 1 episode, 1981
Mark Lonow ...  Joe McGovern 1 episode, 1981
Charlie Robinson Charlie Robinson ...  Mr. Roberts 1 episode, 1981
Forbesy Russell Forbesy Russell ...  Bonnie Greene 1 episode, 1981
Natalie Schafer ...  Mrs. Parkington 1 episode, 1981
Jonathan Frakes ...  Philip 1 episode, 1980
Jerry Houser ...  Sergeant Mooney 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Matthew Labyorteaux ...  Jesse 1 episode, 1980
Natasha Ryan ...  Molly 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Allan Arbus ...  Boris 1 episode, 1981
Chuck McCann ...  Willie 1 episode, 1981
Paul Regina ...  Steve Leckonby 1 episode, 1981
Zoey Wilson Zoey Wilson ...  Mrs. Lopschinsky 1 episode, 1981
April Clough April Clough ...  Officer April Mikulanitz 1 episode, 1982
Rue McClanahan ...  Thelma 1 episode, 1980
Dick Martin ...  Self 1 episode, 1981
Richard Moll ...  Harold, the Monster 1 episode, 1981
Jason Bernard ...  Sergeant Lindsey Andrews 1 episode, 1982
Kaye Ballard ...  Sophia Valetti 1 episode, 1981
Jim Knaub Jim Knaub ...  Magic 1 episode, 1982
Gary Epp Gary Epp ...  Officer Dave Henrich 1 episode, 1982
William Bumiller ...  Paris 1 episode, 1982
Panchito Gómez Panchito Gómez ...  Panchito 1 episode, 1982
Eddie Quillan ...  Arthur 1 episode, 1982
Tracie Savage Tracie Savage ...  Sunny 1 episode, 1982
James Stanley James Stanley ...  Reporter 1 episode, 1982
Scott Baio ...  Ronald 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Dick Balduzzi ...  Fielding 1 episode, 1980
Whitney Blake ...  Dorothy 1 episode, 1980
Fred Dennis Fred Dennis ...  Host in Night Club 1 episode, 1980
Moosie Drier Moosie Drier ...  Brian 1 episode, 1980
Gene Evans ...  Wynegate 1 episode, 1980
Louis Giambalvo ...  Delaney 1 episode, 1980
Tracey Gold ...  Laurie 1 episode, 1980
Sarina C. Grant Sarina C. Grant ...  Hilary 1 episode, 1980
Robert Hackman Robert Hackman ...  Sheriff Yates 1 episode, 1980
Terry Hart Terry Hart ...  Boomer 1 episode, 1980
Henry Jones ...  George 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Ronald G. Joseph Ronald G. Joseph ...  Cody 1 episode, 1980
Tammy Lauren ...  Jenny Arnold 1 episode, 1980
Michael Leon Michael Leon ...  Burglar 1 episode, 1980
Roddy McDowall ...  Flournoi Acres / ... 1 episode, 1980
Katherine Moffat ...  Pam Arnold 1 episode, 1980
Jeanette Nolan ...  Emma 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Louis Nye ...  Painter 1 episode, 1980
Wesley Pfenning Wesley Pfenning ...  Tracy 1 episode, 1980
Gene Rayburn ...  Emcee Bob Warren 1 episode, 1980
Branscombe Richmond ...  Burglar 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Kevin Scannell ...  Tod 1 episode, 1980
Charles Siebert ...  Dan 1 episode, 1980
Frank Welker ...  E.M. Jarvis 1 episode, 1980
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Theo 1 episode, 1980
John C. Becher ...  Mr. Daley 1 episode, 1981
David Boyle David Boyle ...  Father at Shelter 1 episode, 1981
Patrick Cassidy ...  Robbie 1 episode, 1981
Vince DeCenzo Vince DeCenzo ...  Vinnie 1 episode, 1981
Jack Elam ...  Captain O'Connell 1 episode, 1981
John Hollander John Hollander ...  Marty 1 episode, 1981
Mark James ...  Billy 1 episode, 1981
Paul Jarnagin Paul Jarnagin ...  Ox 1 episode, 1981
Paul King Paul King ...  Bobby 1 episode, 1981
Meadowlark Lemon Meadowlark Lemon ...  Self 1 episode, 1981
Jennifer McAllister Jennifer McAllister ...  Mary Ann 1 episode, 1981
Larry McCormick ...  2nd Reporter 1 episode, 1981
Kevin Lee Miller ...  Page 1 episode, 1981
Barry Nelson ...  Les Andrews 1 episode, 1981
Stuart Pankin ...  Blades 1 episode, 1981
Jerold Pearson Jerold Pearson ...  Cyclist 1 episode, 1981
Roger Perry ...  Harvey Goodwin 1 episode, 1981
Pat Petersen Pat Petersen ...  Joey 1 episode, 1981
Jeff Rake Jeff Rake ...  Frankie 1 episode, 1981
Mark Roberts ...  Mr. Brody 1 episode, 1981
David Spielberg ...  Flint 1 episode, 1981
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...  Mr. Wong 1 episode, 1981
Lee Wilkof ...  Lester 1 episode, 1981
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Boomer was a cute stray dog of mixed breeding who wandered around the country getting involved with people and their problems, including a deaf girl believed to be mentally disabled by her parents, a son neglected by his workaholic father, a private detective guarding valuable jewels, and a band of dognappers. Later in the series, Boomer was able to talk to the viewing audience, so we could know what Boomer was "feeling" at any given moment. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Johnny, who played Boomer, reportedly earned thirty-five hundred dollars a week while appearing on the series, and had a stunt dog who stood in for him on some of his more difficult tricks. See more »

Connections

References A Christmas for Boomer (1979) See more »

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A wonderful show for people of all ages
1 July 2004 | by matlock-6See all my reviews

I adored this show when I was a little kid. Contrary to the review by "Robert Morgan", I recall that Boomer didn't look anything like Benji, but was actually a rather large, shaggy mongrel. I clearly remember an intro/opening credits with this large dog placing mail in a mailbox and raising the red "collect" flag on the side, and a Benji sized dog couldn't do that. I was 6 years old when the show was on though, so it's possible I've forgotten.

This show did borrow the premise of Benji (which I also loved), involving a very bright dog who goes around helping people. It capitalized on the popularity of "smarter than the average dog" shows, and was great for parents to watch with their children, to learn about compassion and humanize animals a little bit, hopefully teaching children that animals deserve our respect and love.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1980 (USA) See more »

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