Major Dad (1989)

TV-PG Comedy
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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.

  1. Richard C. Okie


Series Cast

  1. Gerald McRaney as Major John D. MacGillis

    Gerald McRaney

    Major John D. MacGillis

    96 Episodes

  2. Shanna Reed as Pollyanna Esther Cooper MacGillis

    Shanna Reed

    Pollyanna Esther Cooper MacGillis

    96 Episodes

  3. Matt Mulhern as Eugene Holowachuk

    Matt Mulhern

    Eugene Holowachuk

    96 Episodes

  4. Marisa Ryan as Elizabeth Cooper MacGillis

    Marisa Ryan

    Elizabeth Cooper MacGillis

    96 Episodes

  5. Nicole Dubuc as Robin Cooper MacGillis

    Nicole Dubuc

    Robin Cooper MacGillis

    96 Episodes

  6. Chelsea Hertford

    Casey Cooper MacGillis

    96 Episodes

  7. Jon Cypher as General Marcus Craig

    Jon Cypher

    General Marcus Craig

    70 Episodes

  8. Beverly Archer as Alva Bricker

    Beverly Archer

    Alva Bricker

    70 Episodes

  9. Whitney Kershaw as Merilee Gunderson

    Whitney Kershaw

    Merilee Gunderson

    26 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 4

1992 • 22 Episodes

Season 4 of Major Dad premiered on September 25, 1992.

Oops, a Daisy

(4x22, April 16, 1993) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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