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Cast

Series cast summary:
Julie McGregor Julie McGregor ...  Betty Wilson / ... 293 episodes, 1987-1994
Robert Hughes ...  Martin Kelly 267 episodes, 1987-1994
Sarah Monahan ...  Jenny Kelly / ... 233 episodes, 1987-1994
Christopher Truswell ...  Gerald 'Nudge' Noritas / ... 177 episodes, 1987-1994
Simone Buchanan ...  Debbie Kelly / ... 169 episodes, 1987-1994
Christopher Mayer Christopher Mayer ...  Simon Kelly 148 episodes, 1988-1991
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Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon finds that looking after Jenny, Debbie and Simon means more decisions, problems and crises than he ever faced at work. Martin later departs to take on a high paying architectural job in Saudi Arabia, leaving his friend, divorced father of two, Greg Russell, to take over the Kelly family business. Written by Anonymous

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Australia

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1987 (Australia) See more »

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Hey Dad See more »

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(293 episodes)

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Trivia

In 2010, when Sarah Monahan came forward with claims of sexual abuse on the set of the show, cast members who publicly supported her were Ben Oxenbould, Simone Buchanan, Paul Smith, Christopher Mayer, Julie McGregor, Christopher Truswell and Matthew Krok. See more »

Goofs

When Rachael Beck debuts in season five as Sam, Martin recognizes her as the daughter of his older brother, Mark. In season one, Martin had reminded his mother that he was an only child and did not have a brother. See more »

Crazy Credits

Each episode ends with a voiceover by one of the cast members, saying "Hey Dad..! is recorded in front of a studio audience. This has been a Gary Reilly Production for the Seven Network". Julie McGregor's version ends with "This is Betty speaking", while, in his earlier seasons, Ben Oxenbould's version ends with a stammer "...for the Se-Se-Se-Seven Network". See more »

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it was really good from start to finish 10/10
26 October 2003 | by ataylor-14See all my reviews

Hey dad would have to be the best Australian sitcom they made for awhile it was great all the way through thanks to Julie McGregor who played Betty if it wasn't for her the show wouldn't have been the same i find it much more entertaining then different strokes which i found a big joke glad they stop making that crap i rate Hey dad 10/10 well acted.


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