Brian Tochi Actor

Brian Keith Tochihara (born May 2, 1963), better known as Brian Tochi, is a American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. He was widely recognized as the most popular East Asian child actor working in U.S. television during the late 1960s through much of the 1970s having appeared in various T.V. series and nearly a hundred televisual advertisements. He is best known for his more famous characters Takashi from the Revenge of the Nerds film franchise, as Cadet (later Officer) Tomoko Nogata from the third and fourth films in the Police Academy film series, and as the voice of Leonardo, Leader of the Turtles, in the first three live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise. Tochi was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Joe Isao Tochihara (A.K.A. ‘Tochi’), a well known Beverly Hills celebrity hair salon owner, and Jane Yaeko (née Harada), both Japanese, and former detainees (along with thousands of other Japanese immigrants and U.S.-born Japanese people) of Japanese Internment camps during World War II.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 2nd, 1963
Place of birth
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Parents

Education

1. University of Southern California Colleges/University

The University of Southern California (USC) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university. USC's development has closely paralleled the growth of Los Angeles, and the university historically has educated a large number of the city's business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Reflecting the status of Los Angeles as a global city, USC has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2012. 3.49 bil. $
2011. 3.5 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1880
Headquarters
University Park Campus, 90089 - Los Angeles, California
Undergraduates
2012. 18,000
2011. 17,414
2010. 17,380
2009. 16,751
2008. 16,608
Postgraduates
2012. 22,000
2011. 20,596
2010. 19,516
2009. 18,073
2008. 17,139
Acceptance rate
2014. 17.8 %
2013. 19.7 %
2012. 18.0 %
2011. 22.7 %
2010. 23.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.3 K $
2012. 43.7 K $
2011. 42.8 K $
2010. 40.4 K $
Official web page www.usc.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Southern California connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama57.54
Adventure47.03
Animation47.25
Action56.44
Comedy85.27
Sci-Fi26.9
Romance35.3

1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Makani
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
24 Show list $30M

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. The film, which was written by Segel and co-produced by Judd Apatow, was released by Universal Studios. Filming began in April 2007 at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu Island in Hawaii. The film was released for North American theaters on April 18, 2008 and in the UK a week later on April 25, 2008. The story revolves around Peter Bretter, who is a music composer for a TV show that happens to feature his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, in the lead role. After a five-year relationship, Sarah abruptly breaks up with Peter. Devastated by this event, he chooses to go on a vacation in Hawaii, in order to try to move forward with his life. Trouble ensues when he runs into his ex on the island as she is vacationing with her new boyfriend.

Awards

Top cast

Matthew the Waiter
Animal Instincts Detective
Chuck
Brian Bretter
Yoga Instructor
Rachel Jansen
Peter Bretter
Gag Me Girl
Sarah Marshall
Darald
Aldous Snow
Keyboard Player
Hotel Manager
Wyoma
Female Bartender
Liz Bretter
Detective Hunter Rush
Mixer
Big Dracula Head
Dr. Rosenbaum
Model #1
Kemo
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Russ T. Alsobrook
Leesa Evans
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Hawaiian language, English, German, Japanese
United States of America

2. Mulan II (2005)

Animation, Action, Comedy
played Palace Advisor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0
17 Show list

Mulan II is a 2004 American direct-to-video Disney animated film directed by Darrell Rooney and Lynne Southerland and is a sequel to the 1998 animated film Mulan. The entire cast from the first film returned, except for Eddie Murphy, Miriam Margolyes, Chris Sanders and Matthew Wilder. Murphy and Margolyes were replaced by Mark Moseley and April Winchell; Little Brother was voiced by Frank Welker, and Gedde Watanabe does his own singing for the sequel. Mulan II features Mulan and her new fiancé, General Li Shang on a special mission: escorting the Emperor's three daughters across the country to meet their soon-to-be fiancés. The film deals with arranged marriages, loyalty, relationships, making choices, trust, and finding true love.

Awards

Top cast

Mei
Li Shang
Grandmother Fa
Ting Ting
Mushu
Lord Qin
Prince Jeeki
Sha-Ron
The Emperor of China
Fa Mulan
Fa Mulan
Fa Zhou
Ting Ting
Shopkeeper
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mulan II
English
United States of America

3. The Boys of Sunset Ridge (2001)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
Doug McKeon
2 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Charlie Watanabe
John Burroughs
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Fight Club (1999)

Drama
played Fight Bully
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
132.0
,
Cean Chaffin
,
Ross Grayson Bell
21 Show list $63M

Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher and stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an "everyman" who is discontented with his white-collar job. He forms a "fight club" with soap maker Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and they are joined by men who also want to fight recreationally. The narrator becomes embroiled in a relationship with Durden and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter. Palahniuk's novel was optioned by 20th Century Fox producer Laura Ziskin, who hired Jim Uhls to write the film adaptation. Fincher was one of four directors the producers considered, and was selected because of his enthusiasm for the film. Fincher developed the script with Uhls and sought screenwriting advice from the cast and others in the film industry. The director and the cast compared the film to Rebel Without a Cause and The Graduate. Fincher intended Fight Club's violence to serve as a metaphor for the conflict between a generation of young people and the value system of advertising.

Awards

Top cast

Marla Singer
Narrator
Tyler Durden
Airport Security Officer
Angel Face
Inspector Dent
Thomas
Richard Chesler
Seminary Student
The Mechanic
Steph
Channel 4 Reporter
Food Court Maitre D'
Irvin
Man #2 at Auto Shop
Ricky
Detective Stern
Salvator
Chanting Fighter
Waiter at Clifton's
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
, ,
Dust Brothers
Fight Club
English
United States of America, Germany

5. The Iron Giant (1999)

Animation, Action, Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
10 Show list 1 Show list $48M

The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The film was directed by Brad Bird, scripted by Tim McCanlies, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr., Vin Diesel, Eli Marienthal, Christopher McDonald, and John Mahoney. The film is about a lonely boy named Hogarth Hughes raised by his mother, who discovers an iron giant who fell from space. With the help of a beatnik artist named Dean McCoppin, they have to stop the U.S. military and a federal agent named Kent Mansley from finding and destroying the Giant. The Iron Giant takes place in October 1957 in the American state of Maine during the height of the Cold War. The film's development phase began around 1994, though the project finally started taking root once Bird signed on as director, and his hiring of Tim McCanlies to write the screenplay in 1996. The script was given approval by Ted Hughes, author of the original novel, and production struggled through difficulties.

Awards

2005 Satellite Award for Best Youth DVD

Top cast

The Iron Giant
Kent Mansley
Mrs. Lynley Tensedge
Earl Stutz
Annie Hughes
General Sudokoff, Foreman Marv Loach, Floyd Turbeaux
General Rogard
Hogarth Hughes
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cold War
Steven Wilzbach
The Iron Giant, The Iron Giant
English
United States of America

6. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Animation, Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
Penney Finkelman Cox
,
Sandra Rabins
, ,
Steve Hickner
13 Show list 1 Show list $70M

The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus and follows Moses' life from being a prince of Egypt to his ultimate destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. The film was directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner. The film featured songs written by Stephen Schwartz and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. The voice cast featured a number of major Hollywood actors in the speaking roles, while professional singers replaced them for the songs, except for Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Ofra Haza, who sang their own parts. The film was nominated for best Original Musical or Comedy Score and won for Best Original Song at the 1999 Academy Awards for "When You Believe". The song's pop version was performed at the ceremony by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

Awards

1998 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Feature
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Moses
The Bible
Kelly Kimball
The Prince of Egypt: Collectors Edition, The Prince of Egypt: Nashville
English, Hebrew
United States of America

7. Starship Troopers (1997)

Action, Sci-Fi
played Male Trooper #5
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
129.0
34 Show list 1 Show list $100M

Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier, originally from an unrelated script called Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine, but eventually licensing the name Starship Troopers, from a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the only theatrically released film in the Starship Troopers franchise. The film had a budget estimated around $105 million and grossed over $121 million worldwide. The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military unit. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an insectoid species known as "Arachnids". Starship Troopers was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. Director Verhoeven says his satirical use of irony and hyperbole is "playing with fascism or fascist imagery to point out certain aspects of American society... of course, the movie is about 'Let's all go to war and let's all die.

Awards

1997 Saturn Award for Best Costume

Top cast

Sgt. Zim
General
Commanding Officer
General Owen
Jean Rasczak
Pilot Cadet Stack Lumbreiser
Lt. Willy
Dr. Carl Jenkins
Dizzy Flores
Kitten Smith
Ace Levy
Captain Carmen Ibanez
Net Correspondent
Sky Marshall Dienes
Captain Deladier
Katrina
Juan Rico
Breckinridge
Lanny
Buenos Aires Survivor
Jumpball Player
Recruiting Sergeant
Expert #1
Zander Barcalow
Student #2
Sugar Watkins
Biology Teacher
Medic #1
Mrs. Rico
Female Trooper #3
Defendant
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ellen Mirojnick
Starship Troopers
English
United States of America

8. Fathers' Day (1997)

Comedy, Romance
played Concert Security Chief
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
24 Show list $85M

Fathers' Day is a 1997 comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Nastassja Kinski. It is a remake of the 1983 French film Les Compères. In the film, Collette Andrews enlists two former lovers, cynical lawyer Jack Lawrence and lonely, ex-hippie, suicidal writer Dale Putley to help her search for her runaway teenage son Scott by telling each man that he is the father. When Jack and Dale run into each other and find out what's happening, they work together to find Scott and determine the identity of the actual father. The film features an appearance by the musical group Sugar Ray, and Mel Gibson makes a brief uncredited cameo appearance. IMDb credits Gibson as "Scott the Body Piercer". Catherine Reitman and Jason Reitman have small roles.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Barmore
Bob Andrews
Scott the Body Piercer
Jack Lawrence
Reno Jail Cop
Airline Passenger
Peter
Russ Trainor
Virginia Farrell
Megan
Roadie #3
Scott Andrews
Calvin the Trucker
Carrie Lawrence
Bellhop
Shirley Trainor
Wrong Kid in Alley
Hotel Clerk
Room Service Waiter
Gas Station Guy
Pretty Woman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rita Ryack
English
United States of America

9. The Lion King (1994)

Animation, Adventure, Drama
played Fighting Hyena
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
16 Show list 7 Show list $45M

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa, and was influenced by the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses and the Shakespearean play Hamlet. The film was produced during a period known as the Disney Renaissance. The Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, and has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton. Its songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with an original score by Hans Zimmer. The film features a large ensemble voice cast led by Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Moira Kelly. The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as king; however, after Simba's uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is fooled into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile in shame and despair.

Awards

2011 Satellite Award for Best Youth DVD
2004 Satellite Award for Best Youth DVD
1995 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie
1994 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score
1994 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
1994 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1994 Annie Award for Best Animated Feature
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Le Roi Lion, De Leeuwenkoning: Speciale Uitvoering, The Lion King: The Musical Score, Rhythm of the Pride Lands
English, Xhosa, Zulu, Swahili
United States of America

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
1 Show list $17M

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a 1993 American action film, the second sequel to the 1990 live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. It was produced by Clearwater Holdings Ltd. and Golden Harvest. This was the last Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film released by New Line Cinema and released on VHS along with Columbia Tristar Home Video. It was internationally distributed by 20th Century Fox. Unlike the previous films, the Jim Henson's Creature Shop did not provide the advanced animatronics.

Awards

Top cast

Donatello
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Time travel
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
English, Japanese
United States of America, Hong Kong, Japan

11. Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

Comedy, Crime
played Cadet Elvis Nogata
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
,
Donald West
,
Paul Maslansky
20 Show list

Police Academy 3: Back in Training is a 1986 comedy film directed by Jerry Paris. It is the third film and the second of the six sequels of the Police Academy film series. The film is preceded by Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, which was released a year earlier, and its sequel is Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, which was released in 1987. Despite receiving generally negative reviews, it is the first film in the series to have a PG rating and all films in the series afterwards received a PG rating as well.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Delaney
Sgt. Douglas Fackler
Larvell Jones
Debbie Callahan
Cadet Carey Mahoney
Cadet Hedges
Commissioner Henry Hurst
Eugene Tackleberry
Mrs. Fackler
Lt. Proctor
Moses Hightower
Laverne Hooks
Mr. Kirkland
Cmdt. Mauser
Cadet Sweetchuck
Governor Neilson
Sarah's Mother
Cadet Karen Adams
Cadet Baxter #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robert Saad
English
United States of America

12. Stitches (1985)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
1 Show list

Stitches is a 1985 comedy film depicting the misadventures of three students in medical school. The film stars Parker Stevenson, Geoffrey Lewis, and Brian Tochi.

Awards

Top cast

Student Jock
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Comedy
played Toshiro Takashi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Jeff Buhai
,
Steve Zacharias
14 Show list $8M

Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film stars Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia Montgomery, Brian Tochi, Larry B. Scott, Michelle Meyrink, John Goodman, and Donald Gibb. The film was directed by Jeff Kanew. The film's storyline chronicles a group of nerds trying to stop harassment by the persecuting jock fraternity, the Alpha Betas. Revenge of the Nerds is #91 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".

Awards

Top cast

Coach Harris
Mr. Skolnick
Lewis Skolnick
Dean Ulich
Gilbert Lowell
Dudley 'Booger' Dawson
Fred "The Ogre" Palowakski, Alpha Beta
Stan Gable
U.N. Jefferson
Arnold Poindexter
Danny Burke
Betty Childs
Harold Wormser
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Revenge of the Nerds
English
United States of America

14. The Omega Man (1971)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
played Tommy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
8 Show list

The Omega Man is a 1971 American science fiction film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Charlton Heston. It was written by John William Corrington and Joyce Corrington, based on the 1954 novel I Am Legend by the American writer Richard Matheson. The film's producer was Walter Seltzer, who went on to work with Heston again in the dystopian science fiction film Soylent Green in 1973. The Omega Man is the second adaptation of Matheson's novel, the first being The Last Man on Earth which starred Vincent Price. A third adaptation, I Am Legend starring Will Smith, was released in 2007.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Robert Neville
Matthias
Family Member #2
Dutch
Family Member #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Human extinction
The Omega Man
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. The Karate Kid

Animation, Action, Adventure
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
September 9th, 1989 December 16th, 1989 1 English

2. Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Action, Animation, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

USA Network
September 21st, 1996 December 14th, 1996 2 English

3. Space Academy

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 10th, 1977 1979 2 English, Spanish

4. The Renegades

Drama, Crime, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
March 4th, 1983 April 8th, 1983 1
Paul Mones
English

5. Anna and the King

Comedy, Romance
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 17th, 1972 December 31st, 1972 1 English

6. Bionic Six

Animation, Family, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

USA Network
April 19th, 1987 November 1st, 1989 3
Bobbie Block
English

7. The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan

Animation, Family, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
Teletoon Retro
September 9th, 1972 December 30th, 1972 2
Jodie Foster
English

Guest TV appearances

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Program genre

Children's television series
Family
Steampunk
Fantasy
Action
Adventure Film
Animated series
Comedy
Animation
Romance TV

Official site

External resources

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese martial arts, known as bending.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E13 January 4th, 2008

Batman Beyond

Program genre

Mystery
Superhero fiction
Action
Action/Adventure
Animated series
Children's television series
Animated cartoon
Superhero movie
Animation
Suspense
Science Fiction
Adventure Film

External resources

Batman Beyond is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. Depicting teenager Terry McGinnis as a new Batman in a futuristic Gotham City under the tutelage of an elderly Bruce Wayne, the series began airing on January 10, 1999, and ended its run on December 18, 2001. After 52 episodes spanning three seasons and one direct-to-video film, the series was put on hold for the Justice League animated series, despite the network having announced plans for a fourth season.nBatman Beyond is set in the chronological future of the DC animated universe.nBatman Beyond is said to explore the darker side of many Batman projects, playing on key elements such as emotions, personal relations, fear of the unknown, to cyberpunk and sci-fi themed elements such as issues and dilemmas of innovation and technological and scientific progress affecting society, and to the disturbing psychological elements of the character of Bruce Wayne.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E10 December 4th, 1999
Butch Lukic

Bonkers

Program genre

Mystery
Crime Fiction
Animation
Children's television series
Comedy

External resources

Bonkers is an animated American television series and a spinoff of the earlier series Raw Toonage. It aired from September 4, 1993 to February 23, 1994 in first-run syndication. The syndicated run was available both separately, and as part of The Disney Afternoon. Reruns of the show continued in syndication until 1995. The show was last seen on Toon Disney, but was taken off the schedule in late 2004.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E02 March 7th, 1993

Codename: Kids Next Door

Program genre

Animated cartoon
Animation
Animated series
Adventure Film
Children's television series
Comedy-drama
Espionage
Action

Official site

External resources

Codename: Kids Next Door, also known as Kids Next Door or by its initials KND, is an American animated television series created by Tom Warburton and produced by Curious Pictures The series debuted on Cartoon Network on December 6, 2002, and aired its final episode on January 25, 2008. The series came about as the result of a viewer's poll by Cartoon Network.nThe series centers on the adventures of five children who operate from a high-tech tree house fighting against adult tyranny. They use advanced 2x4 technology to battle evil adult super villains. Using their codenames they are Sector V, part of a global organisation called The Kids Next Door.nOn August 11, 2006, the series broadcast a television movie Operation: Z.E.R.O..nThe show was also part of Cartoon Network's series, Cartoon Cartoons, and is the 13th cartoon of the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 November 21st, 2003

Diagnosis: Murder

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

Diagnosis: Murder is a mystery/medical/crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son, a homicide detective played by his real-life son Barry Van Dyke. The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman, became a series of three TV movies, and then a weekly television series that debuted on CBS on October 29, 1993. The series struggled at first and was almost canceled at the end of the second season, it returned as a midseason replacement in the third season, and was regularly renewed thereafter. 178 episodes were made and aired in the show's eight seasons on the CBS network in the United States and two more TV movies aired after the series' cancellation on May 11, 2001. Since 1997, the show aired in reruns on ABC Family, ION Television and on the Hallmark Channel in America, weekdays on the Hallmark Channel, Alibi and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom and weekdays on Foxtel's TV1 channel in Australia.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E04 December 29th, 1995

Family Guy

Program genre

Comedy
Animated series
Animated cartoon
Sitcom
Black comedy
Slapstick
Animation

Official site

External resources

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its humor in the form of cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture.nThe family was conceived by MacFarlane after developing two animated films, The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve. MacFarlane redesigned the films' protagonist, Larry, and his dog, Steve, and renamed them Peter and Brian, respectively. MacFarlane pitched a seven-minute pilot to Fox on May 15, 1998. The show was given the green light and started production. Shortly after the third season of Family Guy had aired in 2001, Fox canceled the series, putting the series to a 2-year hiatus. However, favorable DVD sales and high ratings for syndicated reruns on Adult Swim convinced the network to renew the show in 2004 for a fourth season, which began airing on May 1, 2005.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E09 July 17th, 2005

Hawaii Five-O

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime
Action
Crime Fiction
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S11-E13 January 4th, 1979
S11-E08 November 23rd, 1978
Dennis Donnelly
S11-E12 December 28th, 1978

He & She

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

He & She is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network as part of its 1967–1968 lineup, originally sponsored by General Foods and Lever Brothers.nHe & She is widely considered by broadcast historians to have been ahead of its time. Its sophisticated approach to comedy was viewed as opening doors to the groundbreaking MTM family of sitcoms of the 1970s, beginning with The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. The character of Oscar was openly the pattern for the Ted Baxter character, for which creator Leonard Stern granted permission.nCBS aired reruns of He & She in prime time from June 1970 to September 1970.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 February 7th, 1968

Kim Possible

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Comedy
Adventure Film
Animated series
Animation
Children's television series

Official site

External resources

Kim Possible is an American animated children's television series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted atmosphere and often lampoons the conventions and clichés of the secret-agent and action genres. It marked the second animated Disney Channel Original Series, and was the first series to be produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, in association with Disney Channel.nOriginally broadcast from 2002 until 2007, Kim Possible was Disney Channel's longest running original animated series until it was surpassed by Phineas and Ferb. Since early 2014, reruns have been airing on Disney XD in the United States at 3:00AM Eastern & Pacific Time, 7 nights a week.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E12 November 7th, 2003
Thomas Hart

Kung Fu

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Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action
Western
Drama

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Kung Fu is an American action-adventure western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972, to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes. Kung Fu was preceded by a full-length feature television pilot, an ABC Movie of the Week, which was broadcast on February 22, 1972. The series became one of the most popular television programs of the early 1970s, receiving widespread critical acclaim and commercial success upon its release.nKung Fu was created by Ed Spielman, directed and produced by Jerry Thorpe, and developed by Herman Miller, who was also a writer for, and co-producer of, the series.nThe series follows the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks Danny Caine, his half-brother.nKeye Luke and Philip Ahn were also members of the regular cast. David Chow, who was also a guest star in the series, acted as the technical and kung fu advisor, a role later undertaken by Kam Yuen.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E09 December 13th, 1974 ,
S01-E07 February 1st, 1973
Walter Doniger
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Allen Reisner

Samurai Jack

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Children's television series
Action
Animation
Science Fiction
Action Film
Animated series
Animated cartoon

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Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows time-displaced samurai warrior Jack in his singular quest to find a method of traveling back in time and defeating the tyrannical demonic wizard Aku.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 October 11th, 2002 ,

St. Elsewhere

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Comedy-drama
Drama
Medical drama
Medical fiction
Black comedy

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St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982, to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at an aging, underrated Boston hospital who gave interns a promising future in making critical medical and life decisions. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises, which had success with a similar NBC series, the police drama Hill Street Blues, during that same time; both series were often compared to each other for their use of ensemble casts and overlapping serialized storylines. St. Elsewhere was filmed at CBS/MTM Studios, which was known as CBS/Fox Studios when the show began; coincidentally, 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to the series when it bought MTM Enterprises in the 1990s.nKnown for its combination of gritty, realistic drama and moments of black comedy, St. Elsewhere gained a small yet loyal following over its six-season, 137-episode run; the series also found a strong audience in Nielsen's 18-49 age demographic, a young demo later known for a young, affluent audience that TV advertisers were eager to reach.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E01 September 19th, 1984 ,

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Drama
Science Fiction

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series as part of the Star Trek franchise. Roddenberry, Maurice Hurley, Rick Berman and Michael Piller served as executive producers at different times throughout the production.nThe series is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy; the first season takes place in the year 2364, 100 years after the start of the five-year mission of the Enterprise described in the original series, which began in 2264. It features a new crew and a new starship Enterprise.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E17 March 18th, 1991
Pamela Douglas
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Star Trek: The Original Series

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Science Fiction
Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

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Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.nThe show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk, first officer and science officer Spock, and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy. Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:nSpace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.nThe series was produced 1966–67 by Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television 1968–69. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. Star Trek's Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E04 October 11th, 1968

Static Shock

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Action
Adventure Film
Animated cartoon
Animation
Children's television series
Animated series

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Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is part of the DC animated universe. It was animated at the Slightly Offbeat Productions Studios in Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand based Animation Studio originally animated the show reel and then went onto produce the series, which premiered in September 2000 on the Kids' WB! block and ran for four seasons, with a total of 52 half-hour episodes.nThe series centers on the adventures of DC Comics superhero Virgil Ovid Hawkins/Static and is based on the original Milestone Media Static comics. After the show's initial run on The WB it was later picked up for rebroadcast by Cartoon Network, airing initially during the Miguzi block. Disney XD aired reruns of the series in February 2009 in the United States up until 2010. Currently, Warner Bros. has no plans to release the series on DVD. In 2011, the first season was made available for download on iTunes.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E13 May 22nd, 2004
S03-E09 April 5th, 2003
S03-E02 February 1st, 2003
S02-E01 January 26th, 2002
Len Uhley
S02-E08 March 23rd, 2002
S01-E03 October 7th, 2000
S01-E08 December 9th, 2000

The Brady Bunch

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Family
Family
Comedy
Children's television series
Sitcom

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The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with six children.nConsidered one of the last of the old-style family sitcoms, the series aired for five seasons and, after its cancellation in 1974, went into syndication in September 1975. While the series was never a critical or ratings success during its original run, it has since become a popular staple in syndication, especially among children and teenage viewers. The Brady Bunch's success in syndication ultimately led to several reunion films and spinoff series: The Brady Bunch Hour, The Brady Girls Get Married, The Brady Brides, and the 1988 television reunion movie A Very Brady Christmas. That movie's success led to another spinoff series, The Bradys, which aired on CBS in 1990.nIn 1995, the series was adapted into a satirical comedy theatrical film titled The Brady Bunch Movie, followed by A Very Brady Sequel in 1996. A second sequel, The Brady Bunch in the White House, aired on Fox in November 2002 as a made-for-TV movie.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 December 11th, 1970
Myles Wilder

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy

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Animation
Black comedy
Animated series
Farce
Comedy
Satire
Family
Animated cartoon
Horror comedy

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The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and the fourteenth series to fall under the Cartoon Cartoons label. It follows two children named Billy and Mandy, who, after winning a limbo game to save Billy's ten-year-old pet hamster, gain the mighty Grim Reaper as their best friend in eternal servitude and slavery.nBilly & Mandy was a spin-off of Grim & Evil, along with Evil Con Carne. The show ran from June 13, 2003, to November 9, 2007, but a spin-off film titled Underfist: Halloween Bash aired on October 12, 2008. In addition to the episodes, three movies, two special episodes, and nineteen shorts were made, with 3 award wins for the series as a whole. Billy & Mandy has also been made into a video game as well as various licensed merchandise.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 October 18th, 2002
S01-E11 October 4th, 2002

The Master

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Action
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

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The Master is a ninja-themed action-adventure TV series created by Michael Sloan which aired on NBC. The show focuses on the adventures of John Peter McAllister, an aging ninja master, and his young pupil, Max Keller. Most episodes focus on the mismatched pair driving around in a custom van, helping people in need along the way, similar to its more well-known contemporary, The A-Team. The Master lasted only 13 episodes before cancellation.nThe series was edited into seven movies that were released on video in 1984 and 1985.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 January 27th, 1984
Michael Sloan

The Partridge Family

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Music
Sitcom
Comedy

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The Partridge Family is an American television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones is a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 12th, 1971

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

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Children's television series
Animation
Action

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The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is an American animated action-adventure television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and broadcast on Cartoon Network from August 26, 1996 to September 24, 1999. A continuation of the 1964-65 Jonny Quest series, it features teenage adventurers Jonny Quest, Hadji Singh, and Jessie Bannon as they accompany Dr. Benton Quest and bodyguard Race Bannon to investigate strange phenomena, legends, and mysteries in exotic locales. Action also takes place in the virtual realm of QuestWorld, a three-dimensional cyberspace domain rendered with computer animation. Conceived in the early 1990s, Real Adventures suffered a long and troubled development. Hanna-Barbera dismissed creator Peter Lawrence in 1996 and hired new producers to finish the show. John Eng and Cosmo Anzilotti completed Lawrence's work; David Lipman, Davis Doi, and Larry Houston wrote new episodes with reworked character designs akin to those of classic Quest. Each team produced half of the show's fifty-two episodes. While Lawrence's team crafted stories of real-world mystery and exploration, later writers used science fiction and paranormal plots.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E16 February 11th, 1997
S02-E08 December 20th, 1996

The Twilight Zone

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Drama
Fantasy
Anthology series
Anthology
Suspense
Science Fiction

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The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E22 November 22nd, 1985

What's New, Scooby-Doo?

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Animated series
Animation
Horror comedy
Adventure Film
Comedy
Action
Mystery
Animated cartoon

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What's New, Scooby-Doo? is the ninth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo. A revival of the original Scooby-Doo, Where are You! series after a decade-long gap in new Scooby TV series, it debuted in 2002. What's New, Scooby-Doo? was developed and produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired as part of the Kids' WB Saturday morning block on The WB Television Network. Reruns currently air on Cartoon Network & Boomerang in the United States, Teletoon in Canada and CBBC, and Cartoon Network & Boomerang in the United Kingdom.nWhat's New was the first Scooby-Doo series to feature Mindy Cohn and Grey DeLisle as the voices of Velma and Daphne, respectively, the first where Frank Welker voiced Scooby, and the last to feature Casey Kasem as the voice of Shaggy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E05 October 18th, 2003
S01-E02 September 21st, 2002
Tim Maltby

Wonder Woman

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Action
Fantasy
Drama
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

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Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr. & Jr., the show originally aired from 1975 to 1979.nUnlike Batman and Superman, there has not been an animated revival series about this Amazonian superhero.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E09 December 1st, 1978
Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

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