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The Famous Teddy Z (1989–1990)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

Ted Zakalokis' family has a bakery and it has always been assumed that he would one day work there. But that's not what he wants to do. So to avoid that he enlists in the army and after getting out, he gets a temporary job working in the ...See moreTed Zakalokis' family has a bakery and it has always been assumed that he would one day work there. But that's not what he wants to do. So to avoid that he enlists in the army and after getting out, he gets a temporary job working in the mail room of a Hollywood talent agency under Richie Herby. Now most of the people who work in the mail room are hoping that one of the agents will need a new secretary thus paving the way for them to be agents themselves. One of these persons is Laurie Parr, who Teddy tries to hit on but is shut down. While there he meets Abe Werkfinder, the head of the agency and basically a nice guy. He also meets Al Floss, the quintessential agent, oily, sneaky, deceptive. One day one his clients is arriving and he instructs Richie to meet him cause he doesn't want any of the other "mail room" people making a move on his client. Richie, not wanting to give him the satisfaction, sends Teddy instead. Now the man is arrogant, and pompous, he picks a fight with Teddy, that ends with Teddy slugging him to his knees. Teddy's spunk impresses the man that he wants Teddy to be his agent now. Al Floss is not happy about it, and he tries to dissuade Teddy from accepting his request. But Abe Werkfinder feeling that as long as the man wants to stay with his agency, he must do what he can to make him happy. So he convinces Teddy to accept, the high paying job, and instructs Al to train him. But Al is not exactly in his corner, so Teddy must rely on Richie and his secretary Laurie for help. And because his name is such a tongue twister, Mr. Werkfinder dubs him Teddy Z. Written by See less
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Hugh Wilson (created by) (Writer)
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Updated Sep 18, 1989

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Sep 18, 1989 (United States)

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107 cast members
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Jon Cryer
Teddy Zakalokis Teddy Zakalokis   See fewer
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20
Jane Sibbett
Laurie Parr Laurie Parr   See fewer
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20
Milton Selzer
Abe Werkfinder Abe Werkfinder   See fewer
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20
Erica Yohn
Deena Zakalokis Deena Zakalokis   See fewer
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20
Tom La Grua
Richie Herby Richie Herby   See fewer
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20
Josh Blake
Aristotle Zakalokis Aristotle Zakalokis   See fewer
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20
Alex Rocco
Al Floss Al Floss   See fewer
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20
Andrew Philpot
Floss' Secretary / Al Floss' Secretary Floss' Secretary / Al Floss' Secretary   See fewer
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8
Dennis Lipscomb
Harland Keyvo Harland Keyvo   See fewer
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5
Tony DiBenedetto
Uncle Nikos Uncle Nikos   See fewer
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5
Nick Segal
Marty Kane Marty Kane   See fewer
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3
Jack Armstrong
Marty Horn Marty Horn   See fewer
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3
Maria Cavaiani
Daughter / Rose Daughter / Rose   See fewer
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2
Davey Roberts
Anthony / Son Anthony / Son   See fewer
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Barry Corbin
Zed Westheimer / Zed Westhymer Zed Westheimer / Zed Westhymer   See fewer
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2
Liz Torres
Angie / Aunt Angie Angie / Aunt Angie   See fewer
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2
David Selburg
Senior Agent Senior Agent   See fewer
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1
Dion Anderson
Derrick Galloway Derrick Galloway   See fewer
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Susan Anton
Esther Luna Esther Luna   See fewer
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Reuven Bar-Yotam
Mr. Karakon Mr. Karakon   See fewer
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Kathy Bendett
Mrs. Herby Mrs. Herby   See fewer
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Bibi Besch
Sunny Sonnenberg-Langer Sunny Sonnenberg-Langer   See fewer
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Niles Brewster
Man at Bar Man at Bar   See fewer
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Shelia Burke
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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The Chimp Beau
Bobby, the Chimpanzee Bobby, the Chimpanzee   See fewer
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Pat Crawford Brown
Mrs. O'Malley Mrs. O'Malley   See fewer
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Herb Edelman
Lassiter Fogel Lassiter Fogel   See fewer
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Allan David Fox
Marty Page Marty Page   See fewer
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Liz Georges
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Ricardo Gutiérrez
Slate Man Slate Man   See fewer
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Frank Hamilton
Dave Bender Dave Bender   See fewer
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Magda Harout
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Mary Hart
Mary Hart Mary Hart   See fewer
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Chuck Hayward
Lazlo Persich Lazlo Persich   See fewer
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Bernie Hern
Sol Seberwitz Sol Seberwitz   See fewer
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Lon Huber
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Terry Kiser
Freddy Montane Freddy Montane   See fewer
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Michael Lembeck
Lou Neffler Lou Neffler   See fewer
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Bill Macy
Murray Chekoff Murray Chekoff   See fewer
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Arthur Malet
Archbishop Archbishop   See fewer
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Michelle Mathews
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Lisa Mende
Donna Ubet Donna Ubet   See fewer
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Deborah Offner
Mrs. Floss Mrs. Floss   See fewer
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Johnny Pinto
Young Al Young Al   See fewer
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Brother-In-Law Brother-In-Law   See fewer
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Alan Ruck
Sheldon Samms Sheldon Samms   See fewer
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Paul Satterfield
Boyfriend Boyfriend   See fewer
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Marc Silver
Bobby Stein Bobby Stein   See fewer
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Charlie Stratton
Tony Hale Tony Hale   See fewer
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John Terlesky
Ryan Lane Ryan Lane   See fewer
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Perla Walter
Actress Actress   See fewer
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George Wyner
Ray Jacoby Ray Jacoby   See fewer
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Kim Adams
Audrey Tudor Audrey Tudor   See fewer
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Hy Anzell
Bobby Bobby   See fewer
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Monty Ash
Norman Norman   See fewer
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Paul Brinegar
Lash Laramie Lash Laramie   See fewer
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Phil Brock
Maitre d' Maitre d'   See fewer
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Woman #1 Woman #1   See fewer
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Woman #2 Woman #2   See fewer
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Sue Carlton
Naomie Naomie   See fewer
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Janet Carroll
Fay Parr Fay Parr   See fewer
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Dalton Cathey
Singing Waiter #2 Singing Waiter #2   See fewer
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Robert Culp
Gabe Strock Gabe Strock   See fewer
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Hector Elias
Enrique Enrique   See fewer
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Man #1 Man #1   See fewer
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Leonard Dink Leonard Dink   See fewer
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Ken Hanes
Stage Manager Stage Manager   See fewer
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Engineer Bob Engineer Bob   See fewer
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Rosanna Iversen
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David Knell
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Kelly Miracco
Strock's Secretary Strock's Secretary   See fewer
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Bebe Neuwirth
Donna Gates Donna Gates   See fewer
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Joel Polis
Barry Barry   See fewer
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Garrison McCall Garrison McCall   See fewer
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Paul Mullen Paul Mullen   See fewer
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Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Arnie Geiger Arnie Geiger   See fewer
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Mel Barrett Mel Barrett   See fewer
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Ann Policy Ann Policy   See fewer
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Melissa Stone Melissa Stone   See fewer
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Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 100 votes