Girish Mahajan (Editor)

The Family Tree

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Genre  family drama
Opening theme  Mark Snow
No. of seasons  1
Created by  Carol Evan McKeand
Country of origin  United States
Starring  Anne Archer, Frank Converse

The Family Tree is an American 1983 television series that aired on NBC. Its pilot episode was a made-for-television movie called The Six of Us, broadcast a year before.



Annie Benjamin (Anne Archer) a divorced woman with three children, who worked part-time selling real estate, meets and then marries Kevin Nichols (Frank Converse); a divorced owner of a lumber company with grown children of his own. Annie's children, who all lived with their mother, include oldest son, Sam (Martin Hewitt); Tess (Melora Hardin); and Toby (Jonathan Hall Kovacs) who is deaf. On Kevin's side of the family, he has, besides his teenaged son Jake (James Spader), a grown daughter, Molly Tanner (Ann Dusenberry), who herself was already married. Jake lives with his mother, Elizabeth (Joanna Cassidy); and Annie's children are still very close to their father, Dr. David Benjamin (Alan Feinstein). Much of the stories focus on the problems of the Benjamin children adjusting to Kevin being their stepfather. Of all three of Annie's children, it was Toby, the youngest, who was perhaps most upset about his mother's divorce from his father.


  • Anne Archer as Annie Benjamin Nichols
  • Frank Converse as Kevin Nichols
  • Jonathan Hall Kovacs as Toby Benjamin
  • Melora Hardin as Tess Benjamin
  • Martin Hewitt as Sam Benjamin
  • James Spader as Jake Nichols
  • Evan Ross as Josh Krebs
  • Episode Guide

    Notes: Guest-starred in unknown episode(s) Jonathan Perpich as Mike Taylor and Richard Molinare.


    The Family Tree Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    The Family Tree (2011 film)
    The 13th Man
    Meshack Asare