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

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