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Dear John (1988–1992)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise, sleazy Kirk, neurotic Ralph, aged but foxy Mrs. ...See moreAfter his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise, sleazy Kirk, neurotic Ralph, aged but foxy Mrs. Philbert, and Kate, a red-headed divorcee who presents a possible love interest for John. Over the course of the series, the characters help each other first come to grips with their situation, and then overcome it, often with hilarious results. Written by Jason A. Cormier See less
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Seasons
4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
Creators
Bob Ellison (developer) | Peter Noah (developer) | John Sullivan (creator: BBC series)
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Updated Oct 6, 1988

Release date (First episode)
Oct 6, 1988 (United States)

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279 cast members
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Judd Hirsch
John Lacey John Lacey   See fewer
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Jere Burns
Kirk Morris Kirk Morris   See fewer
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Jane Carr
Louise Mercer Louise Mercer   See fewer
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Isabella Hofmann
Kate McCarron Kate McCarron   See fewer
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Billie Bird
Mrs. Margie Philbert Mrs. Margie Philbert   See fewer
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Harry Groener
Ralph Drang Ralph Drang   See fewer
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Susan Walters
Mary Beth Sutton Mary Beth Sutton   See fewer
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William O'Leary
Ben Conners Ben Conners   See fewer
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Olivia Brown
Denise Denise   See fewer
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Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Curtis / Larry / Orlando Curtis / Larry / Orlando   See fewer
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6
Richard Blum
The Bartender / Bailiff / Barman / Harry The Waiter / Man The Bartender / Bailiff / Barman / Harry The Waiter / Man   See fewer
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Ben Savage
Matthew Lacey Matthew Lacey   See fewer
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Cu Ba Nguyen
Chow Ling Chow Ling   See fewer
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Patrick Puccinelli
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Tim Jones
Calvin / Waiter Calvin / Waiter   See fewer
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Deborah Harmon
Wendy Lacey Wendy Lacey   See fewer
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Raye Birk
Dr. Hendricks Dr. Hendricks   See fewer
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Billy Cohen
Matthew Lacey / Matthew Matthew Lacey / Matthew   See fewer
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Christine Cattell
Jennifer / Alexis Jennifer / Alexis   See fewer
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Pat Reilly
Stretch Hendricks / Stretch Stretch Hendricks / Stretch   See fewer
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Jackie Jackie   See fewer
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Linda / Mona Linda / Mona   See fewer
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Mladen Mladen   See fewer
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