James at 16 (1977)

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James at 15 is an American drama series that aired on NBC during the 1977-1978 season. The series was preceded by the 1977 made-for-TV movie James at 15, which aired on Monday September 5, 1977 and was intended as a pilot for the series. Both were written by Dan Wakefield, a journalist and fiction writer whose novel Going All the Way, a tale of coming of age in the 1950s, had led to his being contacted by David Sontag of Twentieth Century Fox. David Sontag had had a lunch meeting in NY with Paul Klein, the head of programming at NBC. At lunch Klein said he needed a series for Sunday night. On the spot Sontag created the idea for a coming of age series seen through the eyes of a teenage boy including his dreams, fantasies, and hopes. Klein loved the idea and asked Sontag who would write it. Sontag suggested Dan Wakefield.

  1. Dan Wakefield


Series Cast

  1. Lance Kerwin

    Lance Kerwin

    James Hunter

    21 Episodes

  2. Lynn Carlin

    Lynn Carlin

    Meg Hunter

    21 Episodes

  3. Linden Chiles

    Linden Chiles

    Paul Hunter

    21 Episodes

  4. Kim Richards

    Kim Richards

    Sandy Hunter

    21 Episodes

  5. David Raynr

    Ludwig 'Sly' Hazeltine

    21 Episodes

  6. Susan Myers

    Marlene Mahoney

    21 Episodes

  7. Kristine DeBell

    Kristine DeBell

    1 Episode

  8. Terri Nunn

    Terri Nunn

    1 Episode

  9. Gary Tomlin

    1 Episode

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Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1977 | 21 Episodes

Season 1 of James at 16 premiered on September 5, 1977.

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James at 16
James at 16


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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