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


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Recurring Guests

Keith Robinson as Nathan Walker (37 eps)
Matthew John Armstrong as Pete Pryor (36 eps)
Jamie Elman as Luke Foley (36 eps)
Aysia Polk as Angela Walker (27 eps)
Paul D. Roberts as Dick Clark (27 eps)
Peter Spellos as Gus (25 eps)
Rodney Scott as Danny O' Connor (19 eps)
Joey Lawrence as Michael Brooks (19 eps)
Sam Page as Drew Mandel (15 eps)
Daphne Zuniga as Shelly Pierce (14 eps)

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Warning: American Dreams guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 29, 2002
Ended: March 30, 2005
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