Come Aboard! The original cast members of “The Love Boat” are reunited on SIDEWALKS to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Princess Cruises.
Video Content: The Cast of The Love Boat (2014)
SIDEWALKS host Cindy Rhodes interviews Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange, Lauren Tewes, and Jill Whelan, the entire original cast of TV’s “The Love Boat.” They talk about the 50th anniversary of Princess Cruises and the new ship, Regal Princess. where they are named godparents.
Born in Mount Kisco, New York, Gavin MacLeod played the Captain Merrill Stubing on every TV episode of “The Love Boat.” Before that show, he was known for playing Joseph “Happy” Haines on “McHale’s Navy” and Murray Slaughter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Born in New York City (Brooklyn), Bernie Kopell played Dr. Adam Bricker (“Doc”) in every episode of the series. Along with playing Siegfried in “Get Smart,” he has guest-starred in several classic series, including “The Jack Benny Program,” “The Flying Nun,” “The Streets of San Francisco,” “Room 222,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and “Bewitched.”
Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Fred Grandy played Burl “Gopher” Smith, the Yeoman Purser, on “The Love Boat.” After the show, he later became a member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Iowa. Recently, Grandy was a radio host for “The Grandy Group.”
Born in Oakland, CA, Ted Lange was the bartender Isaac Washington, who also appeared on all of the episodes of the TV show. He has appeared in guest starring roles in such series as “227,” “The Cleveland Show”, “Scrubs”, “Drake & Josh,” ”The King of Queens,“ and “Psych.” He’s also known as screenwriter and director. Some of the series he directed included “The Love Boat: The Next Wave,” “Moesha,“ “Dharma & Greg,“ and “Eve.”
Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, Lauren Tewes played “The Love Boat’s” cruise director Julie McCoy between 1977-1984. She has been appearing in regional theatre near the Seattle area and has done some voice-over work.
Born in Oakland, CA, Jill Whelan played Vicki Stubing, the captain’s daughter between 1979–86. At age 11, she played Nancy Wilks on the comedy-drama series “Friends” and then Lisa Davis in 1980’s “Airplane!” Whelan was also seen on “The Young and The Restless.” Recently, she was a radio host in Philadelphia.
Recorded: November 5, 2014
Host / Producer: Cindy Rhodes
Videographer (for Cindy Rhodes): Ray Alvarado
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Princess Regal, Premiere TV