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Dave's World

Dave's World

Dave Barry was a syndicated newspaper columnist living in Miami with his perky, supportive wife, Beth, and their two young sons, Tommy and Willie. Dave was a kind of whimsical, overgrown kid who didn't quite understand how to deal with children, technology, changing social values, or the world of the nineties. His off-center reactions to things and observations about the absurdities of life were all grist for his column in the Miami Record-Dispatch, called "Barry's World." Since Dave worked at home, Beth's decision to go back to teaching should not have created problems, but like everything else in Dave's world, the adjustment did not go smoothly. Dave had two close friends, his self-centered womanizing editor, Kenny, who was incapable of sustaining a meaningful relationship, and his college buddy and neighbor Shel, a recently divorced plastic surgeon with a cute young daughter, Carly. Others seen were Kenny's secretary, Mia, with more ambition than talent; Mia's boyfriend, Eric, a handyman with limited skills; and Beth's sister, Julie, a recent divorcee. Ernest, a bloodhound, was the Barry family dog.

Episode Info

Final: 4x24 -- The Creeping Peril (Jul/18/1997)

Harry AndersonHarry Anderson
As Dave Barry
DeLane MatthewsDeLane Matthews
As Beth Barry
Shadoe StevensShadoe Stevens
As Kenny Beckett
J.C. WendelJ.C. Wendel
As Mia
Zane CarneyZane Carney
As Tommy Barry
Andrew DucoteAndrew Ducote
As Willie Barry
Meshach TaylorMeshach Taylor
As Sheldon Baylor
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
As Eric (S03-S04; recurring previously)

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Creator: Fred Barron
Executive Producer: Fred Barron
Co-Executive Producer: Rick Newberger
Staff Writer: Dave Barry (2)
Set Designer: Sharon Busse
Set Decorator: John Philpotts
Location Manager: Maria K. Chavez
Production Coordinator: Jason Fisher (1)
Main Title Theme Written/performed: Southside Johnny
Main Title Theme Written By: Billy Joel

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Recurring Guests

Tammy Lauren as Julie (5 eps)
Florence Henderson as Maggie (4 eps)
Eugene Roche as Eric Jr. (3 eps)
Phil Leeds as Flasher (3 eps)
John Ritter (2 eps)
Paul Willson as Santa Claus (2 eps)
Aaron Lustig as Phil Yosway (2 eps)
Tia Riebling as Woman (2 eps)
Peter Scolari as Fred (2 eps)
Patience Cleveland as Mrs. Van Gelding (2 eps)

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