Mr. Belvedere cast


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Mr. Belvedere on DVD:

Mr. Belvedere - Seasons One & Two

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Mr. Belvedere - Season Three

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Mr. Belvedere - Season Four

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Seasons One & Two on DVD / Season Three / Season Four


Mr. Belvedere News:

Mr. Belvedere Joining the FamilyNet Schedule on October 3, 2011


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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: March 15, 1985
Last Telecast: July 8, 1990

Mar 1985-Apr 1985, ABC Fri 8:30-9:00
Aug 1985-Mar 1987, ABC Fri 8:30-9:00
May 1987-Sep 1987, ABC Fri 8:30-9:00
Oct 1987-Jan 1988, ABC Fri 9:00-9:30
Jan 1988-Feb 1988, ABC Fri 8:30-9:00
Mar 1988-Jul 1989, ABC Fri 9:00-9:30
Aug 1989-Sep 1989, ABC ABC Fri 8:30-9:00
Sep 1989-Dec 1989, ABC Sat 8:00-8:30
Jul 1990, ABC sun 8:30-9:00

Total number of episodes: 117


Cast:

Christopher Hewett as Mr. Lynn Belvedere
Bob Uecker
as George Owens
Ilene Graff
as Marsha Owens
Rob Stone
as Kevin Owens (Age 16)
Tracy Wells
as Heather Owens (14)
Brice Beckham
as Wesley T. Owens (8)
Michele Matheson
as Angela (1986-1989)
Rosemary Forsyth
as Louise Gilbert (1990)
Willie Garson
as Carl (1988-1989)


Theme Songs/Video Clips:

"According to Our New Arrivals" by Judy Hart Angelo and Gary Portnoy, sung by Leon Redbone

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Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6 CD

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6 CD

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Theme Song Lyrics:

"According to Our New Arrivals" by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart-Angelo; sung by Leon Redbone

Streaks on the china,
never mattered before,
who cares.

When you dropped kicked your jacket
As you came through the door,
No one glared.

But sometimes things get turned around
And no one’s spared.

All hands look out below T
here’s a change in the status quo.
Gonna need all the help that we can get.

According to our new arrival
Life is more than mere survival
We just might live the good life yet.


Series Summary:

Mr. Belvedere cast

Clifton Webb's memorably eccentric character from 1940s films was revived in this routine TV sitcoms in the 1980s. Frumpy sportswriter George Owens and his wife, Marsha, a lawyer-to-be, were a two-career couple living in suburban Pittsburgh and having trouble finding time for their three rambunctious kids--especially "little operator" Wesley. Enter Mr. Belvedere, a witty, debonair, portly English housekeeper who had formerly served such gentry as Winston Churchill; to everyone's surprise he proved both a genius in the kitchen and an expert at solving all the little problems of growing up and getting along that fill "warm family comedies" such as this. Each episode ended with Belvedere writing the lessons of the day in his diary.

By the beginning of the 1987-1988 season Marsha had received her degree and begun her first job as a lawyer, and son Kevin had entered college. A notable occasional guest was singer Robert Goulet, who turned up for, among other things, Belvedere's wedding in the last original episode. The family dog was Spot.

The character of Mr. Belvedere was originally created by Gwen Davenport in the novel Belvedere; Clifton Webb played him in three popular movies, Sitting Pretty (1948), Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949), and Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951). Interestingly, there were at least three attempts to produced a series based on the character during the early days of television, with Mr. Belvedere pilots made in 1956 (starring Reginald Gardiner), 1959 (Hans Conried), and 1965 (Victor Buono). None were successful.

ABC aired reruns of Mr. Belvedere on weekday mornings from September 1987 to January 1988.

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TV's "Mr. Belvedere" Dies at age 80

Christopher Hewett

Christopher Hewett, the British stage actor who made his mark on American pop culture as TV's beloved butler Mr. Belvedere, died Friday August 3rd 2001 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 80.

The thespian reportedly had been ailing for some time. He died just one day after checking out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his nephew, Paul Hewett, told the Los Angeles Times.

Hewett's stage career began when he was seven and spanned more than 60 years, but he will perhaps be best remembered for playing the title role of the bemused British Butler, Lynn Belvedere, on the ABC sitcom that ran from 1985 to 1990.

As the unflappable housekeeper who once worked for English royalty, Mr. Belvedere moved to the United States to care for the dysfunctional Owens family. Proud and opinionated, Mr. B (as he was called around the house) loved inserting himself into everyone's problems but his own, often to the consternation of his employer, sportswriter, George Owens ( Bob Uecker).

Much of the show's humor resulted from Mr. Belvedere's often hilarious exchanges with precocious youngster Wesley Owens, played by Brice Beckham. Keeping Wesley in line was no easy task for Mr. B, who considered the boy his worst nightmare. But he managed to put up with it all through sarcasm and humor.

Born April 5, 1921 in Worthing, England, Hewett first started acting at age seven when he was cast in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Dublin.

"I played the Indian prince, a very easy part. No lines, but lots of lovely costumes," Hewett once reminisced in an interview with the Associates Press.

After a stint at age 16 in Britain's Royal Air Force, Hewett left the service and signed up for the Oxford Repertory Company, where he performed in more than 100 plays, some of which entertained people through the horrors of the German air raids on London during World War II.

"I was back in theater just in time for the Blitz," Hewett said of the war. "Shows were often interrupted by the bombing, but I don't remember that we ever stopped, even during a heavy blitz. We would pause for a minute during the air raid alarm so that anyone who wanted to leave could do so."

After the war, Hewett went on to make a name for himself in movies, appearing in 1951's The Lavender Hill Mob and Pool of London.

After making his Broadway debut in 1956 in the original production of My Fair Lady, the actor landed a role in Mel Brooks' first film, 1968's The Producers, before heading over to television in the 1976 series, Ivan the Terrible. Guest stints on Fantasy Island soon followed, but it was his role as the endearing Mr. Belvedere for which he will be most remembered.

As Mr. B might say, at least he left us with beautiful memories.

Hewett is survived by a sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday at St. Victor's Church in West Hollywood.

Christopher Hewett Brice Beckham and Christopher Hewett

Related Links:

  • Mr. Belvedere!! - includes a Christopher Hewett Tribute Page

  • Internet Movie Database Entry for Christopher Hewett

  • People Magazine article on Christopher Hewett from August, 2000


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    Internet Movie Database entry for Mr. Belvedere

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