My Two Dads

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My Two Dads
My Two Dads-Cast.jpg
Premiere September 20, 1987
Finale April 30, 1990
Creator Michael Jacobs and
Danielle Alexandra
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Michael Jacobs Productions,
TriStar Television (1987-1988),
Columbia Pictures Television (1988-1990)
Seasons 3
Episodes 60
Origin USA

My Two Dads is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

The show begins when Marcy Bradford, the mother of twelve-year-old Nicole Bradford, dies. The two men who had competed for the woman's affections before Nicole was born — Michael Taylor, a successful financial advisor; and struggling artist Joey Harris, former friends who hated one another because of their mutual interest in Marcy — are awarded joint custody of Nicole.

The mix-ups of two single men raising a teenage daughter provided the story each week. Judge Margaret W. Wilbur, a family court judge who awarded custody of Nicole to Michael and Joey, would frequently visit the new family and served as Nicole's mentor. This was because she had bought the building in which Joey lived and was now the live-in landlord. Michael had originally had his own condo uptown, but had been evicted from it, due to Joey's painting of the walls, and as such, moved into Joey's artist's loft.

Nicole's actual paternity was never revealed on the show. In the episode "Pop, the Question", Michael and Joey — after a falling out — had a DNA test run to determine which of them was Nicole's biological father. The test was conducted against Nicole's wishes, and she destroyed the results before opening them since she was happier not knowing who her father was. Michael and Joey later resolve their differences and reconcile. Judge Wilbur looked at the results, but threw them away without revealing them to the audience.

The series came to an end (in the episode called "See You in September?") when Joey reconnected with a former girlfriend named Sarah and eventually moved to San Francisco to live with her and her daughter, Grace. He keeps in contact with Nicole, Michael and Judge Wilbur, all of whom remained in New York. Nicole made reference to her coming out to San Francisco and visiting him, then she ended her letter to Joey by saying that no matter what or where he was or who he was with, he would always be one of her two dads



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
Paul Reiser Michael Taylor * * *
Staci Keanan Nicole Bradford * * *
Florence Stanley Judge Margaret W. Wilbur * * *
Dick Butkus Ed Klawicki * *
Greg Evigan Joey Harris * * *
Vonni Ribisi Cory Kupkus * *
Amy Hathaway Shelby Haskell o *
Chad Allen Zach Nichols *
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 September 20, 1987 August 14, 1988 22
Season Two January 11, 1989 July 29, 1989 16
Season Three September 24, 1989 April 30, 1990 22


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season March 3, 2009 purchase 4
The Complete Second Season
Available exclusively at the Shout! Factory store
March 16, 2010 3

External Links