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American Dreams

American Dreams

The death of John F. Kennedy introduced viewers to American Dreams. This series featured Meg Pryor and her Irish Catholic family living in Philadelphia. Meg's life changes when she is chosen to dance on American Bandstand and look beyond her strict father's view of life in order to become her own person.

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Episode Info

Final: 3x17 -- It's My Life (Mar/30/2005)

When Chris returns, Meg finds out that he has been drafted for the war and is going to Berkeley to avoid it. Meg must decide between being with Chris or being with her family but her decision is made even harder when Jack threatens to disown her if she leaves. Roxanne begins to cut hair at the Vinyl Crocodile much to Luke's dismay. JJ begins to feel overwhelmed at work when he volunteers to help on a project. Nathan is given a second chance by Mr. Pryor when he allows Nathan to do deliveries again. Helen decides to accompany a mother to pick up her son's coffin.

Gail OGail O'Grady
As Helen Dolan Pryor
Tom VericaTom Verica
As John "Jack" Pryor
Brittany SnowBrittany Snow
As Margeret "Meg" Pryor
Will EstesWill Estes
As John "J.J." Pryor Jr.
Jonathan Adams (1)Jonathan Adams (1)
As Henry Walker
Vanessa LengiesVanessa Lengies
As Roxanne Bojarski
Arlen EscarpetaArlen Escarpeta
As Samuel "Sam" Walker
Sarah RamosSarah Ramos
As Patricia "Patty" Pryor
Ethan DampfEthan Dampf
As William "Will" Pryor
Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
As Rebecca Sandstrom (S01; episodes 1-14)


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Creator: Jonathan Prince
Executive Producer: David Semel, Jon Harmon Feldman, Dick Clark
Co-Executive Producer: Emily Whitesell, Josh Reims
Production Designer: Philip Toolin
Casting: Laura Adler, Natalie Hart, Jason La Padura
Unit Production Manager: Jack Philbrick

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Recurring Guests

Matthew John Armstrong as Pete Pryor (34 eps)
Jamie Elman as Luke Foley (34 eps)
Keith Robinson as Nathan Walker (33 eps)
Paul D. Roberts as Dick Clark (27 eps)
Aysia Polk as Angela Walker (23 eps)
Rodney Scott as Danny O' Connor (18 eps)
Joey Lawrence as Michael Brooks (18 eps)
Samuel Page as Drew Mandel (15 eps)
Milo Ventimiglia as Chris (13 eps)
Daphne Zuniga as Shelly Pierce (13 eps)

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