Gerbert (TV series)

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Gerbert is an American Christian-themed children's television series produced by Brad Smith and created by Andy Holmes.[1] The Gerbert series was developed for children between the ages of 3-7. Gerbert teaches children about kindness and friendship, making good choices, the importance of loving your neighbor and learning a valuable lesson in life.[2]

The Gerbert series was co-produced by HSH Educational Media and CBN in 1987. HSH Educational Media was owned by Brad Smith and his brother Chris Christian. Chris Christian and Brad Smith were the Executive Producers of all the Gerbert TV Shows. The Gerbert TV Show first aired on the CBN Cable Network (1981-1988), which later changed its name to CBN Family Channel (1988-1990) and then to the Family Channel (1990-1998). The Family Channel was sold to Disney and eventually became ABC Family Channel. The first shows were taped in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the CBN studios and all other shows were taped in Irving, Texas at the Studios at Las Colinas.[3]

Gerbert first aired in the mornings on the Christian Broadcasting Network's The Family Channel (now Freeform) from 1988 to 1991, and was also sold as a video series in Wal-Mart and Christian book stores. It has aired on Christian television stations and networks continuously since its 1988 debut. A secular version, without religious content, was seen on many PBS stations in the early-1990s. The series aired in the late 2000s on KidMango. It currently airs on Smile of a Child Television Network and livestream 24/7 on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and on Smile of A Child TV website. Livestream is also available on the TBN mobile app.

Cast[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • Milton Clarke - Miles (Episodes: Surprise Party, The Lost Coin, Things Are Looking Up, Hop To It, I'm All Right & Miles Get Married)
  • Chris Frederick - Gerbert's Father
  • Molly Goodrich - Miss Deegan (Episodes: Surprise Party, The Cat's Meow, Things Are Looking Up, Gerbert Saves His Money, Forgive and Forget)
  • Andy Holmes - Gerbert
  • David Norris - Stu (Episodes: Surprise Party, A Clean Sweep, Things Are Looking Up, Some Days Are Like That, Forgive and Forget, Gerbert Saves His Money & Miles Gets Married)
  • Sharon Round - Gerbert's Mother (Episodes: Surprise Party, A Clean Sweep, The Lost Coin, Things Are Looking Up, Some Days Are Like That, I'm All Right)
  • Chris Christian (Episodes: Things Are Looking Up (cameo - recording studio segment) & Some Days Are Like That)
  • Shawn Dennsteadt (Episode: Forever Friends - credited as a 'Special Thanks to')
  • Luke Garrett (Episodes: Things Are Looking Up (cameo - recording studio segment) & Forever Friends) (uncredited)

Season 2[edit]

  • Brad Arrington - Mr. Kramer, the School Principal (Episodes: The Crush, Jealously & Listening Is Loving)
  • John Berry - Phil Alpha (Episodes: Broken Promises & Listening Is Loving)
  • C. Teague Bodley - Hatley (Episodes: Adoption & Overcoming Evil by Doing Good)
  • Tyler Chamberlain - Tyler (Episodes: Rainy Day, Why Do People Quit Liking Each Other?, Broken Promises, Too Much Change & Wrongfully Blamed)
  • Chris Christian (Episode: Boredom - a flashback episode from 'Some Days Are Like That' singing "God Knows My Feelings")
  • Stefani Crabtree - Donna (Episodes: The Crush (uncredited), Little White Lies (uncredited) & Wrongfully Blamed)
  • Adam Faraizl - Patrick (Episodes: Adoption & Why Do People Quit Liking Each Other?)
  • Maria Gracia - Mrs. Tollman (Episodes: The Crush, Jealousy, Listening Is Loving, Little White Lies & Wrongfully Blamed)
  • Jaki Green - Ms. Taylor (Episode: Too Much Change)
  • Patrick Guzman - Boy #1 (Episode: Adoption)
  • Mark Holmes - Man lining up at the concert (Episode: Broken Promises)
  • Wendy Holmes - Mrs. Holmes, 5th and 6th grade girls Track & Field Coach (Episode: Listening Is Loving)
  • Robert Kramer - Dr. Biden (Episode: Little White Lies - only appeared on the film about Chickenpox)
  • George Latchford - Mr. Earl Kiser (Episodes: The Crush, Listening Is Loving, Overcoming Evil by Doing Good, Too Much Change & Wrongfully Blamed)
  • Abby Newman - Ashley (Episodes: Jealously, Listening Is Loving, Little White Lies (uncredited) & Wrongfully Blamed)
  • J.R. Nutt - Max (Episode: Overcoming Evil by Doing Good)
  • Sage Parker - Mrs. Baber (Episode: The Crush)
  • Mikael Powell - Mr. Waldman, the Milkman (Episode: Broken Promises)
  • Nathan Roberts - Boy #2 (Episode: Adoption)
  • Gena Sleete - Mrs. Kiser (Episodes: Rainy Day, Adoption, Why Do People Quit Liking Each Other?, Too Much Change & Roary Disappears)
  • Brad Smith - Customer (Episode: Too Much Change)
  • Agustin Solis - Mr. Street (Episode: Listening Is Loving)
  • Melissa Townsend - Melissa (Episodes: Broken Promises, Little White Lies, Listening Is Loving & Overcoming Evil by Doing Good)

Season 3[edit]

  • Carlis Belson - Will (Episodes: Starlight, Being Franklin, Pranksters & Be Yourself)
  • Christy Berry - One Little Indian (Episode: Giddy Up Pony)
  • John Berry - Mr. Taylor (Episode: The Gift of Giving)
  • John Cadenhead - Mr. Wigglesworth, the ice cream man (Episodes: Starlight, Bubble Trouble, Thanks, but No Thanks, Art From the Heart, Be Yourself & Fitness Follies)
  • Gary Carter - Sly Fox (Episode: Giddy Up Pony)
  • Tyler Chamberlain - Billy (Episode: If E'er the Twain Should Meet) / Tyler (Episode: Be Yourself)
  • Darryl Cox (credited as Darrell Cox) - Malcolm, Mr. Kiser's brother (Episode: New Beginnings)
  • Brian Eppes - Ricky (Episodes: Being Franklin (uncredited), Pranksters, Medicine Isn't Candy & Bubble Trouble) / Joe Bob (Episode: Giddy Up Pony) / Ned (Episode: If E'er the Twain Should Meet)
  • Chamblee Ferguson - Mr. Riley Retail (Episodes: Dreamboat, The Garden & If E'er the Twain Should Meet) / Twain (Episode: If E'er the Twain Should Meet)
  • Jaki Green - Ms. Betsy Purcell, the mail carrier (Episodes: Starlight, Being Franklin, Try It, You'll Like It, Pranksters, Bubble Trouble, Manners Manor & Art From the Heart)
  • Hillary Hickam - Hillary (Episode: TV and Me)
  • Bryant Konnerman - Bryan (Episodes: Dreamboat, Medicine Isn't Candy, Big Dreams & Manners Manor) / Moe Bob (Episode: Giddy Up Pony) / Ben (Episode: If E'er the Twain Should Meet)
  • George Latchford - Mr. Earl Kiser (Episodes: Dreamboat, Being Franklin, A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures, Medicine Isn't Candy, Try It, You'll Like It, New Beginnings, Thanks, but No Thanks, Manners Manor, How Much Is That Froggie in the Window?, Fables on the Table, Art From the Heart & Fitness Follies) / Maestro (Episode: The Little Star That Twinkled)
  • Suzi McLaughlin - Artist (Episode: Art From the Heart)
  • Lou Michaels - Mrs. Lawrence (Episode: The Gift of Giving)
  • Greta Muller - Ms. Lenore (Episodes: Being Franklin, A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures, Thanks, but No Thanks, A Lesson Long Overdue, Manners Manor, Be Yourself, Fables on the Table, Fitness Follies & The Gift of Giving) / Aunt Polly (Episode: If E'er the Twain Should Meet)
  • Abby Newman - Cassie (Episodes: Dreamboat, Starlight, Being Franklin, Manners Manor & Be Yourself) / Becky (Episode: If E'er the Twain Should Meet)
  • Stephanie Oakes - Jennifer (Episode: Fitness Follies)
  • David Price - Matthew Lawrence (Episode: The Gift of Giving)
  • H. Lee Rimmer - Sports Announcer (voice only) (Episode: Fitness Follies)
  • Jon Rivers - Radio Announcer (voice only) (Episode: Giddy Up Pony)
  • Courtney Smith - Lisa Taylor (Episode: The Gift of Giving)
  • Robert Tekampe - Mr. Lawrence (Episode: The Gift of Giving)
  • Nikki Tilroe - Roary / Puppeteer / Alfred (Episode: How Much Is That Froggie in the Window?)
  • Jenny Turner - Jenny (Episode: How Much Is That Froggie in the Window?)
  • Jacqueline York - Nurse (Episode: New Beginnings)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1988)[edit]

  1. Surprise Party
  2. A Clean Sweep
  3. The Lost Coin
  4. The Cat's Meow
  5. Things Are Looking Up
  6. Hop to It
  7. I'm All Right
  8. Some Days Are Like That
  9. Forever Friends
  10. Gerbert Saves His Money
  11. Look Before You Leap
  12. Forgive and Forget
  13. Miles Get Married

Season 2 (1989)[edit]

  1. Rainy Day
  2. Adoption
  3. The Crush
  4. Why Do People Quit Liking Each Other?
  5. Broken Promises
  6. Jealousy
  7. Listening Is Loving
  8. Little White Lies
  9. Overcoming Evil by Doing Good
  10. Boredom
  11. Too Much Change
  12. Roary Disappears
  13. Wrongfully Blamed

Season 3 (1991)[edit]

  1. Dreamboat
  2. Starlight
  3. Being Franklin
  4. A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures
  5. The Garden (Gerbert's Beanstalk Episode)
  6. Pranksters
  7. Medicine Isn't Candy
  8. Try It, You'll Like It
  9. Giddy Up Pony
  10. TV and Me
  11. New Beginnings
  12. If E'er the Twain Should Meet
  13. The Little Star That Twinkled
  14. A Lesson Long Overdue
  15. Big Dreams
  16. Bubble Trouble
  17. Thanks, but No Thanks
  18. Manners Manor
  19. Be Yourself
  20. How Much Is That Froggie in the Window?
  21. Fables on the Table
  22. Art From the Heart
  23. Fitness Follies
  24. The Gift of Giving

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