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Writers:
Paul Fusco (created by)
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Plot:
A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 61)
Paul Fusco ... ALF / ... (103 episodes, 1986-2004)

Max Wright ... Willie Tanner (101 episodes, 1986-2004)

Anne Schedeen ... Kate Tanner (101 episodes, 1986-2004)

Andrea Elson ... Lynn Tanner (101 episodes, 1986-2004)

Benji Gregory ... Brian Tanner / ... (101 episodes, 1986-2004)
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Series Directed by
Nick Havinga (30 episodes, 1987-1990)
Burt Brinckerhoff (17 episodes, 1987-1989)
Gary Shimokawa (13 episodes, 1987-1989)
Peter Bonerz (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tom Patchett (8 episodes, 1986-2004)
Paul Miller (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Paul Fusco (6 episodes, 1987-1990)
Nancy Heydorn (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tony Csiki (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Rick Gough (2 episodes, 1986)
Peter Baldwin (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Tom Patchett (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
Paul Fusco (102 episodes, 1986-1990)
Steve Pepoon (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
Lisa A. Bannick (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
Victor Fresco (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bob Bendetson (8 episodes, 1986-1987)
Howard Bendetson (7 episodes, 1986-1990)
Laurie Gelman (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Silverman (6 episodes, 1987-1990)
Stephen Sustarsic (6 episodes, 1987-1990)
Donald Todd (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Al Jean (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mike Reiss (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Thad Mumford (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Scott Spencer Gordon (4 episodes, 1987-1989)
Steven Hollander (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jerry Stahl (3 episodes, 1986-1989)
Nelson Costello (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Alicia Marie Schudt (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Seth Weisbord (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Wendy Graf (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lisa Stotsky (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Beverly Archer (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ron Burla (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Series Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer (101 episodes, 1986-2004)
Paul Fusco .... producer / co-producer (101 episodes, 1986-2004)
Tom Patchett .... executive producer / producer (101 episodes, 1986-2004)
Steve Lamar .... associate producer (67 episodes, 1987-1989)
Lisa A. Bannick .... supervising producer (28 episodes, 1988-1989)
Stephanie Hagen .... associate producer (28 episodes, 1988-1989)
Laurie Gelman .... co-producer (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bob Bendetson .... co-producer (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Thad Mumford .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Steve Cioffi .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steven Hollander .... co-producer (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ian Praiser .... supervising producer (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Randy Sutter .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Original Music by
Alf Clausen (97 episodes, 1986-2004)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ron Miller (10 episodes, 1986-2004)
Stephen M. Katz (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tony Porter (60 episodes, 1987-1990)
Michael Gavaldon (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert Bramwell (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jane Allison Fleck (6 episodes, 1987-1988)
Henry Chan (3 episodes, 1986-2004)
Ed Cotter (3 episodes, 1987)
Steve Cioffi (3 episodes, 1990)
John Ward Nielson (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (79 episodes, 1986-1989)
Meg Liberman (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Marc Hirschfeld (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peg Halligan (2 episodes, 1986-2004)
 
Series Production Design by
David Sackeroff (72 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Thomas Fichter (72 episodes, 1987-1990)
David Sackeroff (25 episodes, 1986-2004)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jason Cort (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
 
Series Makeup Department
Christy Ann Newquist .... makeup artist / make-up (97 episodes, 1986-2004)
Mary Guerrero .... hair stylist / hair (93 episodes, 1986-1990)
 
Series Production Management
James M. Jaffee .... executive in charge of production (96 episodes, 1986-1990)
Stephanie Hagen .... post-production supervisor (37 episodes, 1987-1988)
Steve Cioffi .... post-production supervisor (29 episodes, 1988-1989)
Susan Polmanski .... production supervisor (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Lamar .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Leslie Ann Podkin .... production executive (3 episodes, 1990)
Frederic B. Blankfein .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Csiki .... associate director (57 episodes, 1987-1990)
Rick Gough .... associate director (24 episodes, 1986-1987)
Carl Lauten .... associate director (6 episodes, 1986-2004)
Debbie Palacio .... associate director (4 episodes, 1989)
Frederic B. Blankfein .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1987)
John Eyler .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Department
Carl Buck .... property master / property (93 episodes, 1986-1990)
Greg Gneier .... assistant art director (65 episodes, 1987-1990)
Thomas Fichter .... assistant art director (17 episodes, 1986-1987)
Lisette Thomas .... assistant art director (8 episodes, 1986-2004)

Richard F. Anderson .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Jim Mingin .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Craig Porter .... sound sweetening / sound re-recordist / ... (95 episodes, 1986-1990)
Allen Patapoff .... sound re-recordist / re-recording (88 episodes, 1986-1990)
Doug Nelson .... audio / sound (76 episodes, 1986-1990)
Dana Mark McClure .... audio (14 episodes, 1986-1988)
Norm Schwartz .... audio (6 episodes, 1989)
Klaus Landsberg .... audio (4 episodes, 1986-2004)
Blaine Stewart .... audio (2 episodes, 1986)
Ross Davis .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1987)
Edward L. Moskowitz .... audio (2 episodes, 1987)
Laura King .... audio (1 episode, 1990)

Val Stulman .... audio assist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ken Tarallo .... special effects coordinator (101 episodes, 1986-1990)

Randy Simper .... animatronics specialist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Purdy .... camera operator / cameras / ... (99 episodes, 1986-2004)
Gary Allen .... camera operator / cameras / ... (88 episodes, 1986-2004)
Alan Keath Walker .... lighting / lighting technician (85 episodes, 1986-1990)
Jack Chisolm .... camera operator / cameras / ... (80 episodes, 1986-2004)
Bob Kaufman .... video controller (69 episodes, 1986-2004)
Bob Minges .... camera operator / cameras (53 episodes, 1987-1990)
J. Kent Inasy .... lighting (52 episodes, 1987-1989)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator / cameras (28 episodes, 1986-2004)
Darryl Palagi .... lighting (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Vince Mack .... camera operator / camera / ... (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Snedden .... video controller (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Victor Gonzalez .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1987-1989)
John O'Brien .... video controller (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ron Tosches .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
Rob Palmer .... camera operator / camera (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Max Bloom .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Marty Goldstein .... cameras (3 episodes, 1989)
William H. Battersby Jr. .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1987)
Don Sears .... video controller (2 episodes, 1987)
Jeff Messinger .... video controller (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Michael Fastoso .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Foster .... costume assistant (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Steve Cioffi .... post-production coordinator (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Scott R. Reynders .... post-production coordinator (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephanie Hagen .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Music Department
Alf Clausen .... composer: main title theme / composer: theme music (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
Tom Kramer .... composer: main title theme / composer: theme music (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
 
Series Other crew
Lisa Buckley .... personal assistant: Alf / personal assistant: ALF / ... (97 episodes, 1986-2004)
Bob Fappiano .... personal assistant: Alf / personal assistant: ALF / ... (97 episodes, 1986-2004)
Linda Fusco .... technical supervisor / personal assistant: ALF (97 episodes, 1986-2004)
Scott Hopper .... stage manager / production assistant / ... (94 episodes, 1986-1990)
Sheila Lauder .... production associate / script supervisor (86 episodes, 1986-1990)
A.J. Johnson .... stage manager / personal assistant: ALF (84 episodes, 1986-1990)
Susan Polmanski .... production coordinator / assistant to producers / ... (78 episodes, 1986-1990)
William C. Irwin .... technical director (76 episodes, 1986-1990)
Terrie Barna .... assistant to producers (75 episodes, 1986-1989)
Tony Carey .... studio production coordinator (75 episodes, 1987-1990)
Randy Sutter .... production coordinator / production assistant (72 episodes, 1986-1989)
Theresa Mingin .... production assistant / production coordinator (70 episodes, 1987-1990)
Matt Avallone .... production coordinator (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
Katy Penland .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (53 episodes, 1986-2004)
Bruce Bryant .... main title design (52 episodes, 1986-1988)
James Castle .... main title design (52 episodes, 1986-1988)
Steve Cioffi .... production assistant (51 episodes, 1986-2004)
Sandy Wernick .... executive consultant (49 episodes, 1986-2004)
Paul Ohrt .... production assistant (49 episodes, 1987-1989)
Vince Poxon .... stage manager (48 episodes, 1986-1988)
Sheryl E. Hurwitz .... production assistant / production coordinator (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Steve Pepoon .... executive story consultant / executive story editor / ... (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Leslie Rieder .... production assistant / assistant to producers (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Brad Uecker .... production assistant / production accountant (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Steve Gabriel .... production assistant / assistant to producers (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Scott R. Reynders .... production assistant (41 episodes, 1987-1989)
Leslie Ann Podkin .... assistant to producers / production executive (41 episodes, 1988-1990)
Howard Bendetson .... executive story editor / creative consultant (28 episodes, 1986-1987)
Elizabeth C. Grudzinski-Seal .... personal assistant: ALF / personal assistant: Alf (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Steven Cohen .... executive story consultant (26 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bob Bendetson .... executive story editor (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
Donald Todd .... story editor (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
Nancy Kirschner .... production coordinator (24 episodes, 1986-1987)
Andrea Covell .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Eleah Horwitz .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Roger S.H. Schulman .... executive story consultant (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
Al Jean .... executive story editor (23 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mike Reiss .... executive story editor (23 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lisa A. Bannick .... executive story consultant (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Chuck Conway .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lloyd Garver .... creative consultant (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tom Kyle .... technical director (16 episodes, 1986-2004)
Ted Babcock .... production assistant (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Silverman .... executive story editor (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephen Sustarsic .... executive story editor (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
James Burks .... production assistant (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron Burla .... story editor (14 episodes, 1988-1989)
Deborah Leggett .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros .... personal assistant: Alf / personal assistant: ALF (10 episodes, 1986-2004)
Art Everett .... story editor (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Victor Fresco .... story editor (6 episodes, 1990)
Laurie Gilbert .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1987)
Erma Elzy-Jones .... production associate / script supervisor (4 episodes, 1986-2004)
Steven Hollander .... creative consultant (4 episodes, 1988)
John Lovelady .... technical supervisor / personal assistant: "Rhonda", "Skip", "Stella" & "Rick" (3 episodes, 1986-2004)
Laura Lonsdale .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1986)
Charlie Edwards .... production / stage crew (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Richard Griggs .... production / stage crew (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Tom Lindsay .... production / technician (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Scott Bankston .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1987)
Wendy Neckels .... production associate (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Steve Lamar .... personal assistant: "Rhonda", "Skip", "Stella" & "Rick" / production coordinator (2 episodes, 1986-2004)
C.J. Rapp Pittman .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1986-2004)
Thad Mumford .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Susan Lavine .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 1986)
Larry Meyers .... technical director (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jonathan Aroesty .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Anne Burgeson .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Jamie Charles .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Danny Cruz .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Dennis .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Bob Dolman .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1987)
Rick Faigh .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Jeffrey Fecteau .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Sharon Foster .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Lisa Gamel .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Keith Hays .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Catherine Hindle .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1987)
Brad Hopper .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1987)
Matt Johnston .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Bob Lowry .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Wilfredo Mancia .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Molnar .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Jim Norris .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Sean O'Brien .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1987)
Scott Ressler .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Laura Richarz .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
John Sabato .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Wally Snyder .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Amy Vincent .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Lance B. Zeck .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Maria Henley .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Brad Savage .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Thanks
Tom Kyle .... dedicated to the memory of (2 episodes, 1987)
Tiffany Leigh Smith .... dedicated to the memory of (2 episodes, 1987)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"ALF" - Mexico, Spain (imdb display title)
"Алф" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Альф" - Russia
"ALF" - Poland (imdb display title)
"ALF" - West Germany
"ALF, o Eteimoso" - Brazil
"ALF, o exogiinos" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Alf" - Serbia
"Alf, uma Coisa do Outro Mundo" - Portugal (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:30 min | Germany:25 min (100 episodes) | USA:30 min (102 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Max Wright later stated that while he disliked working on the program, he received many letters from fans stating how much joy and happiness ALF brought to them, and that gave him satisfaction.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the Halloween episode of season 2, A black strip of tape disappears and reappears on ALF's chestSee more »
Quotes:
ALF:On Melmac, we have 1st class, 2nd class and ham.See more »
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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Sarcasm rules the world here!, 6 January 2004
Author: peppard from Appingedam, Netherlands

ALF currently reruns on our Dutch channel NET5, every weekday from 16:30 till 17:00 hours. It's not the first time it reruns of course, but they've just started, because they're broadcasting the first few episodes now. I must say, the funniest thing about the show is the interaction between ALF and Willie. The fact that ALF acts like the place is his, and not from the Tanners. I also like the Ochmoneks, and that they don't know anything about ALF's presence. All together it's just a good, steady show, with actors who barely do any movies or TV-series nowadays, and that's a real shame.

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