American Dreams (2002 - 2005)


American Dreams

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Series Info

A nostalgia-drenched show about 1960s life for a Philadelphia family, frequently featuring cameos by 21st-century entertainers portraying singers and other figures of the period. Daughter Meg is a regular dancer on 'American Bandstand.' This isn't a surprise, since Dick Clark was one of the executive producers. Though generally well-received, critics carped about inaccuracies. The biggest one: 'Bandstand' moved to L.A. in February 1964, less than three months into the 'Dreams' time line.

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Seasons

100%
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2004, NBC, 18 episodes

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2003, NBC, 18 episodes

69%
Critics Consensus: Although it's less convincing as an authentic depiction of the 1960s, American Dreams mines addictive drama from a family in flux and announces the effervescent Brittany Snow as a star on the rise.

2002, NBC, 25 episodes

Cast

Brittany Snow
as Meg Pryor
Vanessa Lengies
as Roxanne Bojarski
Gail O'Grady
as Helen Pryor
Tom Verica
as Jack Pryor
Will Estes
as JJ Pryor
Ethan Dampf
as Will Pryor
Sarah Ramos
as Patty Pryor
Jonathan Adams
as Henry Walker
Rachel Boston
as Beth Mason
Aysia Polk
as Angela Walker
Keith Robinson
as Nathan Walker
Jamie Elman
as Luke Foley
Paul Roberts
as Dick Clark
Rodney Scott
as Danny O'Connor
Jesse Hutch
as Jimmy Riley
Jason Beghe
as Staff Sergeant Finch
Paul Wesley (II)
as Tommy DeFelice
Alicia Coppola
as Nancy Lent
JD Pardo
as Matt Perez
Ben Murray
as Mark Kulick
Benita Krista Nall
as Melanie Reeves
Kevin Sheridan
as Kenny Keegan
Tony Alcantar
as Lewd Camera Guy
Sean Squire
as Harrison
Johnny Lewis
as Lenny Beeber
Robby Benson
as Professor Witt
Steve Ryan
as Father Conti
James Read
as Mr. Mason
Ben Taylor
as Cal Cooper
Jason Adelman
as Bobby Maher
Dan Butler
as Coach Ambrose
Michelle Morgan
as Teresa McManus
Mai Pham
as Ahn Trang
Francis Capra
as Joseph Palladino
Ashley Crow
as Sister Mary Agnes
Lauren C. Mayhew
as Carol Henley
Sammy Fine
as Greg Tebbe
Tang Nguyen
as Pham Son
Angeline Holmes
as Gina Rizzelli
Michael Burger
as Charlie O'Donnell
Trent Trail
as Line Guy
Jeff Fahey
as Stevens
Dennis Cockrum
as Father Burns
Kate McNeil
as Doris Mason
Marjorie Lovett
as Sister Marie
Dermot Martin
as Father Cassidy
Ron Perkins
as Frank Powers
Robyn Lively
as Sister Grace Martin
Bellamy Young
as Diane Shaw
Rocky Carroll
as Rev. Davis
Richard F. Whiten
as Sergeant Willis
Nick Carter
as Jay Black
Sara Mann
as Sarah
Kinna McInroe
as Sister Claire
Alimi Ballard
as Jamal Faraz
Kate Fuglei
as Sister George
Ben Caswell
as Coach Donnelly
Derek Baynham
as Tony DeLuca
John Prosky
as Marv Acker
Adam Storke
as Leo Sandstrom
Stanley Anderson
as Father Hayden
David Gianopoulos
as Arthur DeFelice
Usher Raymond
as Marvin Gaye
Wayne Brady
as Jackie Wilson
LeAnn Rimes
as Connie Francis
Kelly Clarkson
as Brenda Lee
Ashanti
as Dionne Warwick
Kelly Rowland
as Martha Reeves
Art Garfunkel
as Mr. Greenwood
Michelle Branch
as Lesley Gore
Olivia Allen
as Maureen
Teresa Parente
as Lenore Bojarski
Jill Rappaport
as Jill Rappaport
Maurice Patton
as Marvin Coles
Valeri Ross
as Frances
Clifton Davis
as Alvin Lewis
Pete Pryor
as Nathan Walker
India.Arie
as Nina Simone
Duncan Sheik
as Bobby Darin
Stacie Orrico
as Peggy Santiglia
Ansley Rix
as Monica Giacometti
Kimberly McConnell
as Martha McCarthy
Jessie Rice
as Annette Funicello
Saundra Quarterman
as Grace Boraz
Bret Loehr
as Stevie Shelanski
Illya Haase
as Bartender
Nicole Hart
as Sister Katherine
Jason Pardo
as Cop No. 1
Brad Hawkins
as Brian Kessler
Carl Ciarfalio
as Cop No. 2
Jason Landau
as Overdancer
Kingston DuCoeur
as Councilman Henderson
Donnelly Rhodes
as Father Hayden
Mark Kiely
as Colonel Shaw
David Noroña
as David Sapirstein
Patrick O'Connor
as Councilman Phelps
Mark Luna
as Don Everly
Paris Hilton
as Barbara Eden
Monnae Michaell
as Annie Barton
Chris Diamantopoulos
as Coach Tom Berg
Robert Cicchini
as Gerry Bojarski
Lawrence Lacey
as Little Richard
Robin Riker
as Mrs. Jensen
Trent Trial
as Line Guy
Michael Warren
as Mr. Reeves
Aron Rippo
as Bandstand Dancer
Dan Benson
as Avery O'Keefe
Vanessa Paul
as Mrs. Reeves
Nicole Marcks
as Sister Anne
Rich Vos
as Lenny Bruce
Brenda James
as Bonnie Pratt
Cricket Hamar
as Bandstand Dancer
Joshua Wade Miller
as Charlie Watts
Valerie Landsburg
as Sister Natalie
Jody Booth
as Sister Ronald
Tavis Smiley
as Thurgood Marshall
Robert Rigamonti
as Dr. Synder
Nicholas Treeshin
as New Camera Guy
Annie O'Donnell
as Sister Anne
Chris Pine
as Joey Tremain
Warren Sroka
as Warren Nichols
Ainsley Rix
as Monica Giacometti
Roy Abramsohn
as Chuck Hanover
Terria Joseph
as Shirley French
Stephen E. Miller
as Old Camera Guy
Todd Stashwick
as Count Roland
Edina Porter
as Gwen Walker
Caryn West
as Mrs. Beardsley
Amy Halloran
as Courtney Lewis
James Reed
as Mr. Mason
Margaret Travolta
as Carol Dufour
Montel Williams
as Rev. Gilliam
Brooke Theiss
as Barbara Gerson
Alexandra James
as Elizabeth
Larry Carroll
as Rosie Grier
John Sloan
as Cpl. Stewart
Susan Barnes
as Mrs. Kirby
Monique Leacock
as Shirelle (Shirley)
Timothy Craig
as Phil Everly
Zach Whitford
as Eric Hopkins
April Matson
as Gangly Girl
Burke Armstrong
as Older Camera Guy
John O'Leary
as Mr. Science
William O'Leary
as Pete Conrad
Brenda Wehle
as Nurse Chadwick
Chronique Sneed
as Shirelle (Beverly)
Dean Norris
as Frank Moran
Jody Carter
as Mrs. Halpern
Johnny Pacar
as Jimmy Francis
Kevin McCorkle
as Gus Grissom
Jonathan McClain
as Andy Eaton
Jonathan Wade Drahos
as Cute Optometrist
Deanna Milligan
as Pregnant Woman
Ryan Flattery
as Employee
Eugene Roche
as Dr. Light
Mary Salardino
as Mrs. Manassee
Allen Bloomfield
as Mr. McCabe
Paul Zabriskie
as Father Tompkins/George
Nynno Ahli
as Charles
J. David Krassner
as Country Club Man
Brett Loehr
as Stevie Shelanski
David Michael
as Alpha No. 1
Jerry Sherman
as Mr. Halpern
Kongit Farrell
as Little Eva
Matt DeCaro
as Pat Cannon
Jensen Atwood
as Smokey Robinson
Peg Stewart
as Mrs. Maddox
Abigail McFarlane
as Shirelle (Addie)
Sean Marquette
as Lloyd Cheney
Lyne Odums
as Mrs. Daniels
Holly Towne
as Julia (Spaz Girl)
Finn Curtin
as Dr. Burns
Michelle Clow
as Bandstand Dancer
Amy Ryder
as Nurse
Tony Pasqualini
as Father Bertoli
Tabbatha Mays
as Marvelette
Kemba Shannon
as Tina Turner
William Duffy
as Father Gregory
Essie Shure
as Deirdre
Raul Moreno
as TV Reporter
Don Took
as Judge Ashfield
Miguel J. Duvall
as Alpha No. 2
Anne De Salvo
as Marianne Caravello
Heather Bell
as Bandstand Dancer
Matt Barr
as Nick Fisher
David Purdham
as Mr. Ashford
Dan Zukovic
as Stage Manager
Taylor Young
as Patricia
Randy Thompson
as Interrogator
Doreene L. Hamilton
as Mrs. McGinnis
Eddie Barcello
as Bandstand Dancer
Colin Bain
as Kelleher
Mike Epstein
as Mr. Krygowski
Simon Steadman
as Mike Smith
Richard Voigts
as Father James
Ben Perry
as Matt O'Keefe
Leah Lynette
as Marvelette
Shelley Adam
as Crying Nun
Kristin Alcala
as Katherine
David Youse
as Theater Manager
Andrew Caple-Shaw
as Billy Stanton
Chester Gregory
as Jackie Wilson
Brent Chapman
as Dad No. 1
Lauri Johnson
as Mrs. Wiczowski
Henry Watson
as Mr. Richards
Larkin Campbell
as Police Officer
Cory Johnson
as Bandstand Dancer
Bernard Fowler
as Bobby Freeman
Russell Field
as Dave Clark
Theodore Borders
as Marcus Wright
Ed Berke
as Councilman Zimmer
Paquel Horsford
as Marvelette
David Bowe
as Dr. Gerard
Boris Cabrera
as Francis Vega
Long Nguyen
as Mr. Trang
William Bumiller
as Kevin Ryan
Robert Vito
as Vince Soulier
John Lacy
as Joe the Plumber
Nate Reese
as Fredrick Michaels
Zach Wilford
as Eric Hopkins
Aja Guy
as Rhonda
Philippe Durand
as Rene Durand
Rick Sparks
as Point Man
Ben Odberg
as Dad No. 2
Adam Grimes
as Kaminsky
Nick Toth
as Mr. Cameron
Farah Fath
as Playboy Bunny
Vanessa Coblentz
as Marvelette
Erin Sanders
as Jimmy McMullen
John Wynn
as Scarface
Jack Ford
as Prof. Powers
Cooper Thornton
as Motel Owner
Seth Menachem
as Paul Anka
John Thaddeus
as Customer
Ted Stryker
as Local DJ
Barry Livingston
as Spelling Bee Moderator
Steve Brown
as Steve Brown
Will Burke
as College Boy
Carter Mitchell
as Mr. Jascot
Chuck Kovacic
as Announcer
Landy Cannon
as Dick Clark
Bob Golub
as Attendant
Paul D. Roberts
as Dr. Greg Markman
Kevin Moore
as Sunnyland Slim
Brian Casey
as Customer
Tom McCleister
as Telephone Man
Chris D'Elia
as Phil Toolin
Emma Bates
as College Girl
Larry Elder
as Newscaster
Calicia Wilson
as Double Dutch Girl
Dossett March
as Rory Fleming
Kristin Lipiro
as Secretary
Donald Sage Mackay
as Albert Wilborn
Shellee Samuels
as Double Dutch Girl
Shannon Convery
as Pixie Bell
Kelly Jawthorne
as Maureen Getz
Michael Popp
as Del Shannon
De'Vaughn Nixon
as Mark Johnson
Chris Prinzo
as Sam the Sham
Lil' Kim
as Shirley Ellis
Wiley Pickett
as Drill Instructor
Sahara Garey
as Double Dutch Girl
Sharon Madden
as Restaurant Owner
Christopher Gartin
as Minister Scott Chambliss
Tom Irwin
as Hal Burton
Damian Pelliccione
as High School Boy
Natt Wynn
as NVA Interrogator
Jeff Bass
as Corpsman
Daniel Graves
as Dr. Silverman
Atoosa Rubenstein
as Ellie Jenkins
Oren Walers
as Choir Singer
Tiffany Bain
as Double Dutch Girl
Aaron Wilson
as Pharaoh
Landall Goolsby
as Andy Warhol
David Andriole
as Coach Saunders
Rick Faugno
as Davy Jones
James Dever
as Officer
Terry Young
as Choir Singer
Brian McKnight
as Stokely Carmichael
Paul Haber
as Doctor
Kevin Dorsey
as Choir Singer
Bryce Ryness
as Donovan
Matthew Solomon
as Brian Jones
Hunter Hamilton
as Mick Jagger
Brian Woz
as Hippie
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Sep 29, 2002
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Dick Clark, Jonathan Prince, Jon Harmon Feldman, David Semel, Jon Feldman
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