Composer(s) Howard Pearl
Final episode date 4 July 1995
|Created by Carmen Finestra
Written by Bob Burris Tim Doyle Carmen Finestra Bill Freiberger Steve Gabriel Barry Gold Lissa Levin David McFadzean Joey Murphy John Pardee Michael Ware Jake Weinberger Michael Weinberger Matt Williams Robert Zappia
Directed by Robby Benson Andy Cadiff Pat Doak Barnet Kellman John Rago
Starring Edward Asner Felicity Huffman Diane Venora (replaced Huffman) Robin Riker (replaced Venora) Jim Beaver Lindsay Felton Haley Joel Osment Andrew Keegan
Network American Broadcasting Company
Program creators Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Carmen Finestra
Cast Haley Joel Osment, Ed Asner, Andrew Keegan, Lindsay Felton, Jim Beaver
Thunder Alley is an American sitcom which aired from March 9, 1994 to July 4, 1995 on ABC.
The show stars Edward Asner as retired race-car driver Gil Jones. The unaired original pilot episode featured Felicity Huffman in the role of Bobbi Turner, Gil's daughter. When ABC picked up the series, Huffman was replaced with actress Diane Venora. The pilot was reshot and Venora played the role for eight episodes before she was replaced by Robin Riker, who played the role for the remainder of the series. The series also starred future Academy Award-nominee Haley Joel Osment.
The story involved Bobbi returning after a divorce to live with her father. In tow were her three children: Claudine (Kelly Vint); Jenny (Lindsay Felton); and Harry (Haley Joel Osment). The new family quintet lived in Gil's home above Thunder Alley, the specialty racing garage Gil operated. Rounding out the cast was Gil's dim-witted mechanic sidekick, Leland DuParte (Jim Beaver). In the show's second season, Andrew Keegan joined the cast as Jack Kelly, a local boy who helped around the garage.