Lucas Tanner
Lucas Tanner
Title: Lucas Tanner
Format: Live-action
Genres: Drama
Running time: 60 min.
country: USA
Network: NBC
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 22
Production company: Universal TV
R.B. Productions
Groverton Productions
Executive producers: David Victor
Producers: Jay Benson
Principal cast: David Hartman; Rosemary Murphy
Air dates
First aired: September 11th, 1974
Last aired: April 9th, 1975

Lucas Tanner is an American television series of the drama genre. It was created by Jerry McNeely and aired for a single season on NBC from September 11th, 1974 to April 9th, 1975, spanning a total of twenty-two episodes. The series was preceded by a pilot movie that aired on May 8th, 1974.

The program starred David Hartman as the eponymous Lucas Tanner, who was a former baseball sports writer turned school teacher who worked at Harry S. Truman High School in Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri. The show also starred Rosemary Murphy as Margaret Blumenthal. Recurring cast members on the series included Tom Middleton as Lloyd Ackerman, Alan Abelew as Jaytee Drumm, Robbie Rist as young Glendon Farrell, Kathleen Quinlan as Joyce Howell and Ramon Bieri as Craig Willeman.

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David Hartman Lucas Tanner
Rosemary Murphy Margaret Blumenthal

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Anne Schedeen Carolyn, flight attendant
Barry Sullivan Thomas Keyes
Dee Wallace-Stone Waitress
Jack Frey Clerk
Janice Pennington Lottie Garland
Kelly Lockwood Joan
Paul Napier Doctor Margolis

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Lucas Tanner Edit

Lucas Tanner
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Lucas Tanner
Series: Lucas Tanner
Gender: Male
Notability: Main character
Occupation: Teacher
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Status: Alive
Actor: David Hartman

Lucas Tanner is a fictional teacher and the main character from the 1974-1975 drama series Lucas Tanner. Played by actor David Hartman, he was introduced in the original pilot movie, and starred in all twenty-two episodes of the series.

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Lucas Tanner is a former baseball sports writer. Following the tragic deaths of his wife and son in an automobile accident, Lucas ended up taking a job as a teacher at Harry S. Truman High School in Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri. Known for his unorthodox teaching style, he formed a strong bond with many of his students, among them, Glendon Farrell.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • There are three episodes from this series with titles that end in questions marks: "Those Who Cannot Count, Teach?", "What's Wrong With Bobb?", and "Why Not a Happy Ending?".
  • Playing on this series was David Hartman's final work in scripted television. He would go on to become a co-host on Good Morning America from 1975 to 2007.
  • Actress Dee Wallace, best known for her work in films such as E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial, The Hills Have Eyes and Cujo, got her start in television on Lucas Tanner. She played a waitress in episode 1x11, "Merry Gentlemen".

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