Television Characters

1,485 Profiles, 1947–2004


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About the Book

Alice Kramden’s (The Honeymooners) first job was as a jelly donut stuffer before she was promoted to donut taster. John Robinson (Lost in Space) was a professor at the University of Stellar Dynamics and his daughter Penny had an IQ of 147. Sam Malone (Cheers) graduated from Boston Prep and then was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (jersey number 16) before he bought the bar where everybody knows your name…
Detailed biographical information on 1,485 television characters who appeared from 1947 through 2004 is provided in this extensive reference work (more than 200,000 facts). Character entries (primarily from prime time network, cable and syndicated series) provide full names, years and place of birth, education, home address, marital status, jobs and much more. There is an index of performers and two appendices.

About the Author(s)

Vincent Terrace has been a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions. He has written more than 50 books about television and radio.

Bibliographic Details

Vincent Terrace
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 448
Bibliographic Info: appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2006]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6631-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Characters      5

Appendix A: Characters by Series      421
Appendix B: Characters by Last Name      430
Performer Index      437

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Entries…are very well done…a wise investment”—Booklist
  • “Useful and highly enjoyable”—Library Journal
  • “Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit…fascinating”—ARBA
  • “Can’t-put-it-down book”—Big Reel
  • “Chosen wisely”—Choice
  • “Highly detailed…extensive”—New Books in the Communications Library