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Wings - The Complete First & Second Seasons

Wings - The Complete First & Second Seasons

Director: James Burrows, Noam Pitlik

Cast: Tim Daly, Abraham Benrubi


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Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Employing the same formula they used to help make Cheers the comedy hit of the '80s, producers David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee set their sights on the flighty sitcom Wings in 1990. Starting out as midseason filler in April 1990, Wings eventually went on to an impressive eight seasons for NBC. An ensemble comedy much like Cheers, Wings starred Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, proprietors of Sandpiper Air, a single-plane commuter service on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Joining them in this venture are their childhood best friend, Helen (Crystal Bernard), an aspiring concert cellist who runs the lunch counter; Fay (Rebecca Schull), the ticket-counter clerk and advice-dispensing mother hen; Lowell (Thomas Haden Church), the dimwit airplane mechanic; and the brothers' foil, Roy (David Schramm), who owns competing airline AeroMass and delights in his rivals' sibling rivalry (Joe tends to be serious and realistic, while Brian is the airy free spirit). The six episodes of Season 1 introduce the series' premise and build on the characters we will come to know and love. Keep an eye out for Will & Grace's Megan Mullally in the role of Cindy in "There Once Was a Girl from Nantucket." In Season 2's full order of 22 shows, notable episodes include: "The Story of Joe," in which two familiar faces from the mainland pop up -- Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Norm (George Wendt); "A Little Nightmare Music," with David Ogden Stiers guesting as an acerbic orchestra conductor; and "Airport '90," the beginning of what becomes a seven-year, on-again-off-again love affair between Joe and Helen. Also in Season 2, Tony Shalhoub begins his recurring role as Antonio Scarpacci, a character so enjoyed by fans that it led to his joining the cast full-time by Season 3.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Daly Joe Hackett
Abraham Benrubi R.J.
Ace Mask Mr. Tupperman
Adrian Arnold Young Joe
Barbara Babcock Mae Hackett
Christopher Best Audrey
Craig Bierko Matt Sargent
David Ogden Stiers Edward Tinsdale
Elizabeth Ince Cathy Windsor
George Furth Frank
George Wendt Norm Peterson
Kelly Cannell Jerry Stark
Kim Ulrich Carol
Marie Marshall Melinda
Maury Povich Himself
Megan Mullally Cindy
Michael Manasseri Kenneth McElvey
Olivia Burnette Becky
Peg Shirley Celia Stewart
Richard Erdman Howard Banks
Robert Colbert Deke Braverman
Sharon Barr Colleen Thomas
Steven Weber Brian Hackett
Teddy Wilson John
Tony Shalhoub Antonio Scarpacci
Torrey Hanson Passenger
Amanda Carlin Marilyn
Andrew Bilgore Carl Torley
Ben Mittleman Jimmy
Brigitte Kempt Woman
Charles Dugan Mr. Stubbs
Chuck Sloan Passenger
Craig Benton Passenger
Crystal Bernard Helen
Deborah May Karen
Ferdinand Carangelo Rudy
Ivonne Coll Mooshta
Jo Brewer Nurse Carrie
John Ratzenberger Cliff
John Vickery Al
Jonathan McMurtry Insp. Hanson
Kelly Miller Mrs. Tinsdale
Lisa Darr Gwen
Patrick Massett Art
Ralph Bruneau Walter
Sam Pancake Delivery Man
Steve Nevil Frank Guttman
Sy Richardson Luther
Valentino Young Helen
Adam Gregor Yooni
Aileen Fitzpatrick Woman
Charles Hallahan Ted Cobb
Christopher Moore Customer
Claire Yarlett Stephanie
Dana Anderson Candy Striper
Gordon McManus Customer
Harris Shore Dr. Bennett
Jeremy Roberts Doug
Kelly J. Britt Woman
Rascal Brutus
Rebecca Schull Fay
Robert Alan Browne Mr. Beekman
Roger Til Monsieur Busard
Spencer Vrooman Young Brian
William Bumiller Danny McCoy
William Jackson Passenger
Zetta Whitlow Gloria
Donna Fuller Woman
Huck Liggett Customer
James Whitson Tom
Karen Hensel Mrs. McCloskey
Laurel Lockhart Mrs. Beekman
Leslie Cook Roberta
Peggy Roeder Woman
Perry Anzilotti Giacomo
Roger Keller Man
Ryan Bish Young Brian
Thomas Haden Church Lowell
Valri Jackson Mrs. Hackett
Dai Kornberg Mr. Greely
David Schramm Roy
Ed Beechner Football Player
Ken Zavanya Bartender
Matt Roe Man
Roberta Farkas Mary
Sharon Lee Jones Blonde Woman
Spencer Smith Young Joe
Walter Wiliford Larry

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James Burrows Director
Noam Pitlik Director

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