Major Dad


Major Dad Information

Major Dad is an American sitcom created by Richard C. Okie and John G. Stephens, developed by Earl Pomerantz, that originally ran from 1989 to 1993 on CBS, starring Gerald McRaney as Major John D. MacGillis and Shanna Reed as his wife Polly. The cast also includes Beverly Archer, Matt Mulhern, Jon Cypher, Marisa Ryan, Nicole Dubuc and Chelsea Hertford.

Synopsis

The first season is set at the fictional Camp Singleton (meant to represent Camp Pendleton) where hard-charging United States Marine Corps Major John D. "Mac" MacGillis is commander of the infantry training school. MacGillis's life is changed when he falls in love with a liberal journalist, Polly Cooper. The show follows Mac in his work life"?where he deals with Lt. Eugene Holowachuk (Matt Mulhern), Sgt. Byron James (Marlon Archey) and Merilee Gunderson (Whitney Kershaw) " as well as his home life as he learns to live with Polly's three daughters, Elizabeth, Robin, and Casey.

At the beginning of the second season, the MacGillis family moves to Camp Hollister (based on Marine Corps Base Quantico) where Mac must adapt to the role of Staff Secretary (or, "Staff Weenie") and the crazy antics of Commanding General Marcus C. Craig, Aide-de-Camp 1st Lt. Eugene Holowachuk, and Gunnery Sgt. Alva "Gunny" Bricker.

Cast

  • Gerald McRaney as Major John D. "Mac" MacGillis
  • Shanna Reed as Polly Cooper MacGillis
  • Marisa Ryan as Elizabeth Cooper MacGillis
  • Nicole Dubuc as Robin Cooper MacGillis
  • Chelsea Hertford as Casey Cooper MacGillis
  • Matt Mulhern as 2ndLt.(later 1stLt) Eugene "Gene" Holowachuk
  • Marlon Archey as Sergeant (later SSgt) Byron James (1989"1990; season 1)
  • Jon Cypher as Brigadier General Marcus C. Craig (1990"1993; seasons 2-4)
  • Whitney Kershaw as Merilee Gunderson (1989"1990; season 1)
  • Beverly Archer as Gunnery Sergeant Alva "Gunny" Bricker (1990"1993; seasons 2-4)

Episode guide

Main article: List of Major Dad episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1992 BMI Film & TV Award Won BMI TV Music Award Steve Dorff
1992 Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Steve Dorff
1990 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Chelsea Hertford
Won Best New Television Series
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1991 Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Marisa Ryan
Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Chelsea Hertford
Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Nicole Dubuc
Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series Chance Michael Corbitt
1992 Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Marisa Ryan
1993 Nominated Outstanding Actress Under Ten in a Television Series Chelsea Hertford



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