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Morning Man Classic: Grant Goodeve!

Grant Goodeve played the dreamy older brother on the classic ABC series Eight Is Enough and also sang the theme song on the beloved show which ran from 1977 to 1981 and also had a couple of wonderful reunion movies.

Grant, who turns 72 today, is aging exceptionally well and looks as handsome as he ever did.

When the pilot for Eight is Enough was shot, the role of David was played by Mark Hamill, the actor who went on to play Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars Trilogy. Goodeve took over the role once the show was greenlit as a series which starred Dick Van Patten as the family patriarch and future Broadway legend Betty Buckley as the beautiful, young stepmother.

After the show left the air, Grant appeared for a few years on ABC’s One Life to Live, appeared in several episodes of Murder, She Wrote,and had a recurring role on Northern Exposure.

He also dd guest spots on TJ Hooker, The Love Boat, Dynasty and Fantasy Island and reprised his role of David Bradford in a pair of Eight is Enough TV movies.

More recently, Grant appeared in two episodes of the 2017 revival of Twin Peaks and that same year was in the film The Case for Christ. In 2018, he was in the film County Line. He has also hosted the TV show Northwest Backroads since 1999.

Happy birthday to Grant – and thanks for the memories.

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