Black Sheep Squadron

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Baa Baa Black Sheep is a period military television series that aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978. Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg Boyington and his World War II "Black Sheep Squadron". read more

Baa Baa Black Sheep is a period military television series that aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978. Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg Boyington and his World War II "Black Sheep Squadron". The series was created and produced by Stephen J. Cannell. The opening credits read: "In World War II, Marine Corps Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep."

Original Release

09/21/1976 on NBC

Cast

Robert Ginty 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley
John Larroquette 2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson
James Whitmore Jr. Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman
Larry Manetti Lt. Bob Boyle
Joey Aresco Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson
Jeff MacKay 1st Lt. Donald French
Red West Sgt. Micklin
Jeff MacKay Lt. Donald French
W.K. Stratton 2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey
Simon Oakland Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Divine Wind Wednesday, 14 December 1977
2 The 200 Pound Gorilla Wednesday, 21 December 1977
3 The Hawk Flies on Sunday Wednesday, 28 December 1977
4 Wolves in the Sheep Pen Wednesday, 04 January 1978
5 Operation Stand-Down Wednesday, 11 January 1978
6 Ten'll Get You Five Wednesday, 18 January 1978
7 Forbidden Fruit Wednesday, 22 February 1978
8 Fighting Angels Wednesday, 01 March 1978
9 The Iceman Wednesday, 08 March 1978
10 Hotshot Wednesday, 15 March 1978
11 The Show Must Go On... Sometimes Thursday, 23 March 1978
12 Sheep in the Limelight Thursday, 30 March 1978
13 A Little Bit of England Thursday, 06 April 1978
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Directors

Lawrence Doheny, Jackie Cooper, Dana Elcar, Robert Conrad, Edward Dein, Philip DeGuere Jr., John Peyser, Barry Shear, Jeannot Szwarc, Walter Doniger, Ivan Dixon, Russ Mayberry, Alex Beaton, Donald P. Bellisario, William Wiard

Writers

Stephen J. Cannell, Philip DeGuere Jr., Donald P. Bellisario, Ken Pettus, Glen Olson, Rod Baker, Milt Rosen, James Crocker, Frank Abatemarco, Peter Lefcourt, Lester Wm. Berke, Gordon T. Dawson, Donald L. Gold, Luciano Comici

Creators

Stephen J. Cannell

Cast

Robert Ginty 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley
John Larroquette 2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson
James Whitmore Jr. Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman
Larry Manetti Lt. Bob Boyle
Joey Aresco Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson
Jeff MacKay 1st Lt. Donald French
Red West Sgt. Micklin
Jeff MacKay Lt. Donald French
W.K. Stratton 2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey
Simon Oakland Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore
Dirk Blocker 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg
Robert Conrad Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington
Dana Elcar Col. Thomas A. Lard
Nancy Conrad Lt. Nancy Gilmore
Steven Richmond Stan Richards
Kathy McCullen Lt. Ellie Kovaks
Brianne Leary Lt. Susan Ames
Jeb Stuart Adams Lt. Jeb Pruitt
Simon Oakland Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore (credit only)
Denise DuBarry Nurse Samantha Greene

Producers

Editors

George Potter, Robert L. Kimble, Jerry Dronsky, Christopher Nelson, Harvey Stambler

1978 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1978 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series Nominated
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