Good Times (1974 - 1979)

Good Times

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The 'Maude' spin-off about a black family living in a Chicago housing project mined poverty, racism, inner-city woes and single-parent homes for humor, with varying degrees of success. J.J.'s enthusiastic 'dyn-o-mite!' became the show's catchphrase, and the series, created under Norman Lear's guidance, was a popular destination for viewers in the 1970s.

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1978, CBS, 22 episodes

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1977, CBS, 22 episodes

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1976, CBS, 24 episodes

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1975, CBS, 24 episodes

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1974, CBS, 24 episodes

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1974, CBS, 13 episodes


Esther Rolle
as Florida Evans
John Amos
as James Evans
Jimmie "J.J." Walker
as James `J.J.' Evans Jr.
Ja'Net DuBois
as Willona Woods
Ralph Carter
as Michael Evans
BernNadette Stanis
as Thelma Evans Anderson
Moses Gunn
as Carl Dixon
Johnny Brown
as Nathan Bookman
Janet Jackson
as Penny Gordon Woods
Ben Powers
as Keith Anderson
Teddy Wilson
as Sweet Daddy
Alice Ghostley
as Ms. Austin
Jane Connell
as Miss Flicker
DeForest Covan
as Rev. Beasley
Susan Batson
as Barmaid
Chip Fields
as Mrs. Gordon
Bill Henderson
as Nightclub Owner
Bhetty Waldron
as The Princess
Douglas Grant
as Sweet Pen
Bill Cobbs
as Mr. Gillard
Nick LaTour
as Reverend Gordon
Bob Delegall
as Dr. Blake
Hope Clarke
as Brenda Gordon
Dean Norton
as Mr. Lawrence
James Spinks
as First Hood
F. William Parker
as Mad Trucker
Richard Ward
as Henry Evans
Oscar DeGruy
as Mad Dog
Johnny Sekka
as Ibe Wubila
Ron Glass
as Pearson
Bebe Drake
as Savannah
Cal Wilson
as Loan Shark
Dorothy Butts
as Mrs. Gillard
Henry G. Sanders
as Curtis Gordon
Helen Verbit
as Saleswoman
Kathleen Doyle
as Mrs. Carpenter
Dave Turner
as Off. Wigmore
Betty Bridges
as Charlene
Rana Ford
as Marcia
Al White
as Sampson
Calvin Lockhart
as Cousin Raymond
Tina Andrews
as J.J.'s Girlfriend
Richard Stahl
as Judge Daniels
Percy Rodrigues
as Florida's Cousin
Larry Robinson
as Damon Stevenson
Dick Gjonola
as Jack Simmons
Ernie Barnes
as Hoodlum #1
Rod Perry
as Jeffrey
Lloyd Hollard
as Duane Poole
Arnold Johnson
as Homeless Man
Jack Baker
as Cleatus
Marilyn Joi
as Karen Casey
Richard Libertini
as First Painter
Sharon Brown
as Fun Girl
Bebe Hooks
as Savannah
Richard Wood
as James' Father
Larry Greene
as Hood #2
F. William Parker
as Detective #2
as Edna
Alma Beltran
as Mrs. Lopez
Ann Weldon
as Mrs. Robinson
Paula Kelly
as Dr. Brown
Macintyre Dixon
as Second Painter
Jimmy Spinks
as First Hood
Cal Gibson
as Vagrant
Mel Carter
as Slick Dude
Ebony Wright
as Living Cable #2
James Greene
as Desk Sergeant
Santiago González
as Mr. Robinson
Juan DeCarlos
as Second Hood
Bill Walker
as Mr. Carter
as Old Lady
Joe Coffey
as Otis Johnson
Hank Rolike
as Dunbar Sr.
Charlotte Rae
as Ms. Rogers
David Moses
as Salesman
Norma Donaldson
as Mrs. Baker
Judy Pace
as Gloria Jackson
John Witherspoon
as Officer Lawson
Connie Sawyer
as Personnel Employee
Eric Monte
as Runner
Woodrow Parfrey
as Interviewer
Morris Buchanan
as Mr. Dawson
Don Marshall
as FBI Agent
Kay Dingle
as Secretary
Conchata Ferrell
as Miss Johnson
Daryl Roach
as Joe Stennet
Ernest Morrison
as Messenger
Dick O'Neill
as Mr. Bridges
Hilda Haynes
as Mrs. Andrews
Sylvia Soares
as Bernadine
Taurean Blacque
as Dunbar Jr.
Marguerite Ray
as Millie Wilson
Stan Haze
as Prisoner
Fred Daniel Scott
as Mr. Coggins
Lester Wilson
as Mr. Gage
Jay Leno
as Young Man
Kathryn Jackson
as Mrs. Jenkins
Eileen Saki
as Waitress
Randy Harris
as Bartender
Gammy Burdett
as Mrs. Dunbar
Betty Cole
as Mrs. Hines
Simeon Holloway
as Mr. Johnson
Nedra Volz
as Old Lady
Ronny Cox
as Bobby Jenkins
Takayo Doran
as Hostess
Edwetta Little
as Living Cable #1
Stack Pierce
as Police Officer
Lil Henderson
as Woman on Bench
Barbara Isaacs
as Living Cable #3
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Feb 8, 1974
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producer: Norman Lear
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