Grant Goodeve

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Grant Goodeve
Grant Goodeve.JPG
Goodeve on T. J. Hooker in 1983
Born(1952-07-06) July 6, 1952 (age 62)
Middlebury, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationActor/TV host
Years active1976–present
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Grant Goodeve
Grant Goodeve.JPG
Goodeve on T. J. Hooker in 1983
Born(1952-07-06) July 6, 1952 (age 62)
Middlebury, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationActor/TV host
Years active1976–present

Grant Goodeve (born July 6, 1952) is an American actor and television host. He is best known for playing the role of David Bradford, the oldest son, on Eight Is Enough, from 1977 to 1981. He sang the theme song for the show as well. More recent work includes Home & Garden Television and voice roles, such as the Engineer in the multiplayer video game Team Fortress 2 and Wolf O'Donnell in Star Fox: Assault.


Goodeve was born in Middlebury, Connecticut.[1] He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1975.[2] His earliest role was on a fifth season episode of Emergency!.[3] After a February 1977 screen test,[2] he signed up as a cast member of Eight Is Enough, taking over a role played in the show's pilot episode by Mark Hamill.

When Eight Is Enough ended in 1981, Goodeve appeared in guest roles in series such as The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker, Dynasty, and Fantasy Island, among others.[1] In the summer of 1984 Goodeve hosted "Solid Gold Hits". In 1985-86, he played Michael James "Woody" Woodward in the soap opera One Life to Live.[4] He also co-starred in a 1984 made-for-TV movie, Pigs vs. Freaks. He reprised his Eight is Enough role in two reunion movies during the late 1980s and also appeared on several episodes of Murder, She Wrote .[1] As the 1990s came to a close, he also made an appearance in The WB's hit series 7th Heaven, as Capt. Jack Smith.

Pacific Northwest[edit]

Goodeve moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989 with his wife and three children. Soon after moving there, he began appearing in the recurring role of Rick Pedersen, an ill-fated bush pilot, in Northern Exposure. He also began contributing to KING-TV's Evening Magazine and starting hosting that station's travel show Northwest Backroads in 1998.[5]

More recently he began hosting "If Walls Could Talk" (2000-2004) and Homes of Our Heritage on Home & Garden Television. He has worked as a voice actor for several video games, including the role of Wolf O'Donnell in Star Fox: Assault, the Engineer in Team Fortress 2, and various voices for F.E.A.R..[1] He also lent his singing voice to Bob Rivers's Twisted Christmas series of holiday CDs.

He is active in his Presbyterian church in Seattle, engaging part-time in an itinerant music ministry in the region.[6]

In 2006, Goodeve appeared as George Bailey in Seattle's Taproot Theatre Company's production of "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play". He returned to the Taproot stage in 2008's production of "The Christmas Foundling" as Old Jake. He used to live in Washington state with his wife. He has a married daughter and a grandchild. He has temporarily moved to Georgia to pursue acting again.

Goodeve also appears in the Amtrak Cascades safety video.[7]


TV series[edit]

1976Emergency!LarryAbove and Beyond... Nearly (Season 5: Episode 20)
1976GibbsvilleDannySaturday Night (Season 1: Episode 2)
1977−1981Eight Is EnoughDavid BradfordSeries regular
1977, 1982InsightBillI Want to Die
Leave Me Alone, God
1978–1983The Love BoatVariousSeries regular
1979, 1984Fantasy IslandBill Rawlings / Hunter RichterGoose for the Gander/The Stuntman (Season 3: Episode 2)
Sing Melancholy Baby/The Last Dogfight (Season 7: Episode 16)
1981Aloha ParadiseAlex and Annie/Blue Honeymoon/Another Thing (Season 1: Episode 1)
1982DarkroomSteve LambertWho's There? (Season 1: Episode 15)
1983T.J. HookerBlue Murder (Season 3: Episode 10)
1983-1987DynastyChris Deegan7 episodes
1984Solid Gold HitsHost
1984Trapper John, M.D.David HuberA Little Knife Music (Season 5: Episode 14)
1984Finder of Lost LovesStuart ScrantonA Gift (Season 1: Episode 10)
1984CapitolJordy Clegg #2
1984-1988Murder, She WroteBen Skyler / Jack Kowalski / Larry Gaynes3 episodes
1985RitualsDr. Coleman
1985–1986One Life to LiveJames Woodward
1986HotelKevin BromleyEnemies Within (Season 4: Episode 3)
1990–1992Northern ExposureRick Pederson / Rick10 episodes
1992McGee and Me!Brad 'Giff' GiffordIn the Nick of Time
1999Northwest BackroadsHost
20027th HeavenCapt. Jack SmithMonkey Business 1 (Season 7: Episode 1)
Monkey Business Deux (Season 7: Episode 2)
2000-2004If Walls Could TalkHost


1976Law of the LandSoldierTelevision film
1977All the King's HorsesJack Benson
1979A Last Cry for HelpJeff BurgessTelevision film
1979Hot RodSonny MunnTelevision film
1982High PowderSgt. GarveyTelevision film
1984Pigs vs. FreaksNeal BrockmeyerTelevision film
1987Eight Is Enough: A Family ReunionDavid BradfordTelevision film
1988Take TwoBarry Griffith/Frank Bentley
1988License to DriveNatalie's DMV ExaminerTheatrical film
1989An Eight Is Enough WeddingDavid BradfordTelevision film
1990She'll Take RomanceDougTelevision film
1996Pandora's ClockDon MosesTelevision film
2000Something to Sing AboutRussTelevision film
2008Proud AmericanNaval Doctor
2009Crimes of the PastAgent Kruch

Video games[edit]

2005Star Fox: AssaultWolf O'DonnellVoice: English version
2005F.E.A.R.Harlan Wade/Additional VoicesVoice
2007Team Fortress 2EngineerVoice
2009F.E.A.R. 2: Project OriginHarlan WadeVoice
2011F.E.A.R. 3Harlan WadeVoice



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