Question: My husband and I are having a disagreement and my question is a little complicated. There is a new show on called Daddio. The dad in the show is the same man that use to play The Commish. Now here is where it gets confusing. On Growing Pains, Mike Seaver dated many girls. He had a few dates with the daughter of his basketball coach, who went on to star in his own spinoff. My husband thinks that coach is the man from Daddio and The Commish, but I don't agree. Please, can you tell me if I am right? Thank you. Christina Guillot
Televisionary: But of course you are, Christina, which is why you joined the ranks of Televisionary seekers motivated to write in by the desire to look your life-partner directly in the eye and gloat with the satisfaction that only comes from being so darned correct.
Actor Michael Chiklis, who heads up NBC's Daddio (Thursdays, 8:30 pm/ET) and starred as ABC's Commish from 1991-95, has many a credit to his name. However, the role of Coach Graham Lubbock in Pains and the subsequent Just the Ten of Us isn't one of them. 'Twas Bill Kirchenbauer in the role of the good coach, who spent much of his time from 1988-90 trying to keep the boys of St. Augustine's Academy away from his daughters.
Notable cast members on that show included Jamie Luner, who played Cindy Lubbock on the show and currently stars in NBC's Profiler (Saturdays, 10 pm/ET), and Dennis Haysbert, who had the occasional role of Coach Duane Johnson and now bosses around Eric Close on CBS's hit Now and Again (Fridays, 9 pm/ET).
For his part, Chiklis has no plans to stick with just one show or ease your confusion. You'll soon see him as Curly in the Three Stooges TV-movie, a role that should prove considerably less controversial than his work as late comedian John Belushi in the much decried 1989 biopic Wired. Those offended by the way that film portrayed Belushi's fall said Chiklis would never work again. They, like your husband, were a little off.