Baa Baa Black Sheep

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Baa Baa Black Sheep
Black Sheep Squadron-Cast.jpg
Premiere September 21, 1976
Finale April 6, 1978
Creator created for television by
Stephen J. Cannell
Based on inspired by the book by
"Pappy" Boyington
Network/Provider NBC
Style 60-minute military drama
Company Stephen J. Cannell Productions,
Universal Television
Distributor MCA Television (until 1996)
Universal Television Enterprises (1996-1998)
Studios USA (1998-2002)
Universal Domestic Television (2002-2004)
NBCUniversal Television Distribution (2004-2021)
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios (2021- )
Seasons 2
Episodes 35 + pilot movie
Origin USA

Baa Baa Black Sheep (renamed Black Sheep Squadron for season two) is a military drama that aired on NBC.

Opening: In World War II, Marine Corps Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2
Robert Conrad Maj. Greg "Pappy" Boyington * *
Simon Oakland Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Moore * *
Dana Elcar Col. Thomas A. Lard * *
James Whitmore, Jr. Capt. James W. "Jim" Gutterman *
Dirk Blocker Lt. Jerome "Jerry" Bragg * *
W.K. Stratton Lt. Lawrence T. "Larry" Casey * *
Robert Ginty Lt. Thomas Joseph "T.J." Wylie * *
Joey Aresco Sgt. John David "Hutch" Hutchinson *
John Larroquette Lt. Robert "Bob" Anderson * *
Larry Manetti Lt. Robert "Bob" A. Boyle * *
Jeff MacKay Lt. Donald "Don" French * *
Red West Master Sgt. Andrew "Andy" Micklin o *
Jeb Adams Lt. Jeb Pruitt *
Pappy's Lambs 1 2
Denise DuBarry Lt. Samantha Green *
Nancy Conrad Lt. Nancy Gilmore *
Brianne Leary Lt. Susan Ames *
Kathy McCullen Lt. Ellie Kovacs *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One: Baa Baa Black Sheep September 21, 1976 March 22, 1977 22
Season Two: Black Sheep Squadron December 14, 1977 April 6, 1978 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
Volume 1 May 24, 2005 purchase 2
Volume 2 July 3, 2007 purchase 3

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