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The Love Boat

The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's captain. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984. The original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies would follow before the series began its run. The executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several successful series for ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s. In 1997, the episode with segment titles "Hidden Treasure", "Picture from the Past", and "Ace's Salary" was ranked No. 82 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The Love Boat ran for 10 seasons, including specials.

Credits

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

Rick Martin

Diane Baker
Diane Baker

Ruth Newman

Ted McGinley
Ted McGinley

Ashley Covington Evans

Adrienne Barbeau
Adrienne Barbeau

Cathy Randall

Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

Joan Philipps / Gail

Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Frank Sinatra, Jr.

Preston Maddox

Cast

Name Character
Tom Hanks He was 21 , now 65 years old as Rick Martin
LeVar Burton He was 20 , now 64 years old as Darnell Hall
Melissa Gilbert She was 13 , now 57 years old as Rosemary Simpson
Donny Osmond He was 19 , now 63 years old as Danny Scofield
Adam West He was 49 , 88 years old when he died
Charo She was 26 , now 70 years old as April Lopez
Jeffrey Tambor He was 33 , now 77 years old as Harold Rogers
Reggie Jackson He was 31 , now 75 years old as Reggie Jackson
Teri Hatcher She was 12 , now 56 years old
Debbie Reynolds She was 45 , 84 years old when she died as Sheila Evans
Richard Anderson He was 51 , 91 years old when he died as Art Akers
Susan Lucci She was 30 , now 74 years old
Mackenzie Phillips She was 17 , now 61 years old as Allison Scott
James Dobson He was 41 , 51 years old when he died as Anderson
James Dobson He was 41 , 51 years old when he died as Father Briorly
James Dobson He was 41 , 51 years old when he died as Andrew
Ty Hardin He was 47 , 87 years old when he died as Arnold Simmons
Jimmy Osmond He was 14 , now 58 years old as Jim
Jaclyn Smith She was 31 , now 75 years old as Janette Bradford
Jackie Earle Haley He was 16 , now 60 years old as Paul Turner's Son
Jerry Stiller He was 50 , now 94 years old as Bud Hanrahan
Lydia Cornell She was 24 , now 68 years old as Pam
Ben Vereen He was 30 , now 74 years old
Clifton Davis He was 31 , now 75 years old as Mr. Reeves
Rich Little He was 38 , now 82 years old as Steve Sorrell
Erik Estrada He was 28 , now 72 years old as Jim Warren
Morgan Brittany She was 25 , now 69 years old as Liz Farrell
Tovah Feldshuh She was 24 , now 68 years old as Susan Ridley
Todd Bridges He was 12 , now 56 years old as Michael Jr.
Florence Henderson She was 43 , 82 years old when she died as Harriett Rogers
Florence Henderson She was 43 , 82 years old when she died as Audrey Baynes
Florence Henderson She was 43 , 82 years old when she died as Christine Frank
Florence Henderson She was 43 , 82 years old when she died as Diane DiMarzo
Dick Van Patten He was 48 , 86 years old when he died as Charlie Dillinger
Dick Van Patten He was 48 , 86 years old when he died as John Whitcomb
Melora Hardin She was 10 , now 54 years old as Courtney Chenault
Jason Hervey He was 5 , now 49 years old as Billy
Rick Dees He was 27 , now 71 years old as Melvin
Ava Cadell She was 21 , now 65 years old
Lee Meriwether She was 42 , now 86 years old as Ann Marshall
Lee Meriwether She was 42 , now 86 years old
Mike Connors He was 52 , 91 years old when he died as Sidney Sloan
Bob Mackie He was 37 , now 81 years old as Bob Mackie
Jamie Lee Curtis She was 18 , now 62 years old as Linda
Dawn Wells She was 38 , now 82 years old as Valerie Madden
Donna Mills She was 36 , now 80 years old as Jeannie Carter
Donna Mills She was 36 , now 80 years old as Lila Barton
Trisha Noble She was 33 , now 77 years old
Glenn Hughes He was 26 , now 69 years old as The Village People
Kathy Bates She was 29 , now 73 years old as Sally Allison

Crew

Name Job title
Seaman Jacobs Writing He was 65 , 96 years old when he died Writer
Jim Carlson Writing He was 45 , 74 years old when he died Writer
Alan Rafkin Directing He was 49 , 73 years old when he died Director
Paul Haggis Writing He was 24 , now 68 years old Writer
Allen Baron Directing He was 50 , now 94 years old Director
David Ketchum Writing He was 49 , now 93 years old Writer
Jerome Courtland Directing He was 50 , 85 years old when he died Director
Howard Morris Directing He was 58 , 85 years old when he died Director
Aaron Spelling Production He was 54 , 83 years old when he died Producer
George Tyne Directing He was 60 , 91 years old when he died Director
Carmen Finestra Writing He was 30 , now 74 years old Writer
Bruce Bilson Directing He was 49 , now 93 years old Director
Paul Stanley Directing He was 25 , now 69 years old Director
Fred Grandy Writing He was 29 , now 73 years old Writer
Douglas S. Cramer Production He was 46 , now 90 years old Producer
Bob Sweeney Directing He was 58 , 73 years old when he died Director
Harvey Bullock Writing He was 56 , 84 years old when he died Writer
Don Weis Directing He was 55 , 78 years old when he died Director
Art Baer Writing He was 40 , now 3 years old Writer
Robert Scheerer Directing He was 48 , 89 years old when he died Director
Mark Evanier Writing He was 25 , now 69 years old Writer
Terrence McDonnell Writing Writer
The Love Boat poster
The Love Boat (43 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1977-09-24
  • Runtime: [43,60,52] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 252