The Family Man

Jim 1990s

Aired: 1990-1991 CBS

DAD: Jack Taylor (Gregory Harrison) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Fireman

KIDS: Jeff (John Buchanan) (16), Steve (Scott Weinger) (14), Brian (Matthew Brooks) (11), Allison (Ashleigh Blair Sterling) (5)

WHERE’S MOM?: Died in an automobile accident

STAND-IN “MOM”: Joe Alberghetti (Al Molinaro) / Father-in-law.

From the creators of Full House. My 3 Sons + 1 Daughter would be a great name for this show. This show was SUCH a throwback to the 60’s. You’ve got the boys and their differences, you’ve got the precocious daughter. You’ve even got THE Murray the Cop for a live-in housekeeper!

Now, you’re reading the cast list and you’re saying, “Scott Weinger … Scott Weinger..WHY do I know that name?” Well, Scotty shows up in not one but TWO single dad situations in the future. In 1992, he winds up as D.J.’s boyfriend on Full House and later that year pops up as the speaking voice of Aladdin in the movie of the same name (Aladdin, in case you didn’t notice, is a Movie Single Dad film).