Premise

Former 1960s flower children raise their kids during the conservative Reagan era in one of the best written and acted family sitcoms of the 1980s, a show that occasionally tackled serious issues such as racism and a parent's heart attack. Michael J. Fox won three consecutive Emmys for his portrayal of Alex, the suit-and-tie Republican student who adores William F. Buckley Jr. and devours the Wall Street Journal. Fox later married costar Tracy Pollan, who appeared as his college girlfriend.

Active Cast

Michael Gross Steve Keaton
Michael J. Fox Alex P. Keaton
Justine Bateman Mallory Keaton
Tina Yothers Jennifer Keaton
Marc Price Irwin `Skippy' Handelman

Former Cast

Brian Bonsall Andrew Keaton
Tracy Pollan Ellen Reed
Courteney Cox Lauren Miller