Eight Is Enough

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Eight Is Enough (stylized as eight is enough) is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977 until May 23, 1981.wikipedia
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Thomas Braden

Tom Braden
The show was modeled on the life of syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a book by the same title.
Thomas Wardell Braden (February 22, 1917 – April 3, 2009) was an American CIA official, journalist — best remembered as the author of Eight Is Enough, which spawned a popular television program — and co-host of the CNN show Crossfire.

Dick Van Patten

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The father, Tom Bradford (Dick Van Patten), was a newspaper columnist for the fictional Sacramento Register.
He was best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the ABC television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough.

Betty Buckley

He eventually met and fell in love with Sandra Sue "Abby" Abbott (Betty Buckley), a widowed schoolteacher who came to the house to tutor Tommy when he broke his leg in a football game.
Buckley starred in the TV series Eight Is Enough from 1977 to 1981 and played gym teacher Ms. Collins in the 1976 film Carrie, before going on to star in the short-lived Broadway musical version of Carrie in 1988, playing Carrie White’s mother, Margaret.

Mark Hamill

In the pilot, the role of David was played by Mark Hamill, Nancy was played by Kimberly Beck, and Tommy was played by Chris English.
He portrayed the oldest son, David, in the pilot episode of Eight Is Enough, though the role was later performed by Grant Goodeve.

Grant Goodeve

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Grant Goodeve as David Bradford
He is best known for playing the role of David Bradford, the oldest son, on Eight Is Enough, from 1977 to 1981.

Lani O'Grady

Lani O'Grady as Mary Bradford
She is best-remembered for her role as Mary Bradford, the eldest sister from Eight Is Enough.

Willie Aames

Willie Aames as Tommy Bradford
He is best known for playing Tommy Bradford, one of Tom Bradford's (played by Dick Van Patten) sons, on the 1970s television series Eight Is Enough, Buddy Lembeck on the 1980s series Charles in Charge and the title character in the direct-to-video series, Bibleman (1995–2003).

Dianne Kay

Dianne Kay as Nancy Bradford
Dianne Kay (born March 29, 1954, Phoenix, Arizona) is an American actress, best known for her role as Nancy Bradford on the ABC television series Eight Is Enough (1977–1981).

Diana Hyland

His wife Joan (Diana Hyland) was a homemaker and took care of the children.
The following year, she co-starred with Dick Van Patten in the series Eight Is Enough, but appeared in only four episodes before her death.

Susan Richardson

Susan Richardson as Susan Bradford Stockwell
Susan Richardson (born March 11, 1952) is a retired American actress, best known for her role as Susan Bradford on the television series Eight Is Enough, which she played from 1977 to 1981.

Laurie Walters

Laurie Walters as Joanie Bradford
Laurie Walters Slade (born Laurie Jean Walters; January 8, 1947, San Francisco, California, United States) is an American retired actress, best known for playing Joanie Bradford on Eight Is Enough, which aired from 1977 until 1981 on ABC.

Adam Rich

Adam Rich as Nicholas Bradford
Adam Rich (born October 12, 1968) is an American actor noted for his role as Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son on the television series Eight Is Enough, which ran for five seasons (1977–1981).

Connie Needham

Connie Needham (aka Connie Newton)
Connie Needham as Elizabeth Bradford (originally credited as Connie Newton)
As Connie Newton, she portrayed Elizabeth Bradford on the television series Eight is Enough from 1977 to 1981.

James Karen

James Karen as Eliot Randolph
Karen was also known for his recurring television role as Tom Bradford's boss, Eliot Randolph, in Eight Is Enough.

Joan Prather

Joan Prather as Janet McArthur Bradford (1977–1981)
Joan Prather (born October 17, 1950) is an American actress, best known for her role in Eight Is Enough.

Kimberly Beck

Kimberley Beck
In the pilot, the role of David was played by Mark Hamill, Nancy was played by Kimberly Beck, and Tommy was played by Chris English.
She starred on the pilot episode of Eight Is Enough as Nancy Bradford, the role that, in the series, went to Dianne Kay.

Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio as Jeremy Andretti (1980–1981)
His on-screen debut was in the 1980 film Up the Academy, and his first major role was playing Jeremy Andretti in the television series Eight Is Enough.

Janis Paige

Janis Paige as Vivian "Auntie V" Bradford (1977–1980)
Paige had a recurring role as "Auntie V", Tom Bradford's erstwhile sister, in Eight Is Enough.

Brian Patrick Clarke

Brian Patrick Clarke as Merle "The Pearl" Stockwell (1979–1981)
He played a recurring character for three seasons on the comedy-drama Eight is Enough, Merl "The Pearl" Stockwell, a professional baseball player.

Philip Capice

Executive producers were Lee Rich and Philip Capice.
Philip Capice (June 24, 1931 – December 30, 2009) was an American television producer, most notable as the executive producer of dramedy Eight Is Enough and the first nine seasons of the soap opera Dallas.

Comedy-drama

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Eight Is Enough (stylized as eight is enough) is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977 until May 23, 1981.
Another example of a successful comedy-drama was the television series Eight Is Enough.

Irving J. Moore

In-house directors included Philip Leacock, Harry Harris, and Irving J. Moore.
He was known primarily for work in two nighttime soap operas, Dallas and Dynasty as well as segments of such other series as Gunsmoke and Eight Is Enough.

Peter Lefcourt

(Waltons costar Will Geer also made an Eight is Enough guest appearance during season 2.) Regular writers included Peter Lefcourt, the writing teams of Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov, Rod Peterson and Claire Whittaker, Bill Nuss and Dusty Kay, Nick Thiel and David Braff, J. Miyoko Hensley and Steven Hensley, Bruce Shelly, Sandra Kay Siegel, Gil Grant, Karen I. Hall, and Hindi Brooks, who soon became the show's long-time story editor.
Lefcourt's early career involved writing teleplays for primetime series such as Cagney and Lacey, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (both of which he also produced), Eight is Enough, and Remington Steele, among others.

Jennifer Darling

Jen Darling
Jennifer Darling as Donna (1977–1981)
Eight Is Enough – Donna