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Six Feet Under: Season 1 (2001)




Critic Consensus: Six Feet Under's unusual setting provides a perfect backdrop for the macabre meditations on mortality made by its brilliant, brooding cast.


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Series 1 of this macabre drama begins with the Fisher family coming to terms with the death of their funeral director father.


Peter Krause
as Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
as David Fisher
Frances Conroy
as Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
as Claire Fisher
Rachel Griffiths
as Brenda Chenowith
Mathew St. Patrick
as Keith Charles
Jeremy Sisto
as Billy Chenowith
Ed O'Ross
as Nikolai
Eric Balfour
as Gabriel Dimas
Garrison Hershberger
as Matthew Gilardi
Dina Waters
as Tracy Montrose Blair
Justina Machado
as Vanessa Diaz
Richard Jenkins
as Nathaniel Fisher Sr.
Joanna Cassidy
as Margaret Chenowith
Robert Foxworth
as Bernard Chenowith
Wendy Schaal
as Vickie Dimas
Brian Poth
as Marc Foster
Tim Maculan
as Father Jack
David Noroña
as Gary Deitman
Bill Cobbs
as Mr. Jones
Tracy Middendorf
as Adele Swanson
Jennifer Mason
as Missy Yager
Karmin Murcelo
as Paco's mother
Hayden Tank
as Young Nate
Lisa K. Wyatt
as Kroehner mortician
Mary Gross
as Floral instructor
Chandler Swanson
as Mark Devine
John Capodice
as Tommy Romano
Veronica Hart
as Viveca St. John
Sandra Purpuro
as Barbara Romano
Carol Ann Susi
as Pauline Romano
Arthur Taxier
as Marcus Foster Sr.
Candy Brown Houston
as Det. McBride
Sandra Oh
as Porn Starlet
Ted Marcoux
as Sam Finelli
Christina Carlisi
as Judy Romano
Joan McMurtrey
as Patsy Foster
Dean Norris
as Det. Shea
Dale Raoul
as Rosemary
Daniel Zacapa
as Mr. Suarez Jr.
Joe Basile
as Morgue Attendant
Jed Allan
as Dr. Feinberg
Richard Penn
as Attorney
Lindsey Parks
as Jeannie Fritzen
Tony Perez
as Paco's father
Jake Gridley
as Anthony Finelli
John Billingsley
as Boring Man
Zach Shaffer
as Marc's boyfriend
Marty Belafsky
as Bakery Worker
Ken Abraham
as Bowling buddy
Patrick Cavanaugh
as Dillon's father
Christopher Michael
as Deadwagon Attendant
Joyce Greenleaf
as Mrs. Murdoch
Eric Payne
as Police captain
Terence Knox
as Larry Wadd
Van Epperson
as Angry man
Darren Le Gallo
as School Boy No. 1
Jim Ryan
as A/C repairman
Veronica Lauren
as Dillon's mother
Ted Garcia
as TV reporter
Jessica D. Stone
as Young Brenda
Jason Matthew Smith
as Basher No. 1
Frank Birney
as Walter Kriegenthaler
Blaine Pate
as Redneck
Jenette Goldstein
as Obstetrician
Scott Torrence
as School Boy No. 2
Linda Klein
as Delivery room doctor
Billy Rieck
as Basher No. 2
Eric Keith
as Newlywed Man
Tate Taylor
as Job Applicant No. 1
Harry S. Murphy
as Kroehner funeral director
Gunther Jensen
as Fundamentalist No. 1
Lenora May
as Freckles' Mom
Roger Velasco
as Young man with tatoos
David Ursin
as Processing officer
Stewart Skelton
as Fundamentalist No. 2
Beans Morocco
as Freckles
Scott Alan Smith
as Job Applicant No. 2
Bob Richardson
as Homeless Man
David Doty
as Schaeger
Jonathan Brent
as One-night stand
Frank Crim
as Convenience store clerk
Jamie McShane
as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (13)

Six Feet Under was the perfect, accidental post-9/11 show.

November 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In the end, Six Feet Under seems a stiff rather than the next Sopranos.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

... It's hard to imagine anyone watching Sunday night's plodding and pretentious pilot and coming back for more.

September 22, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This is a superb cast at the top of their game, and it's a pleasure to watch them work.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Six Feet Under gives us much to dig into.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

With careful pacing, sometimes surreal direction, and first-rate writing, Six Feet Under is a compelling, if dark, delight.

March 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 1


One of the best shows I've ever seen. Six Feet Under Season has revolutionary premise, serious tone and dark humour, everything you need for a perfect TV show.


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