Goodeve on The Night Watchman in 1983
July 6, 1952 |
Middlebury, Connecticut, U.S.
Grant Goodeve (born July 6, 1952) is an American actor and television host. He is best known for playing the role of David Bradford, the oldest son, on Eight Is Enough, from 1977 to 1981. He sang the theme song for the show as well. More recent work includes Home & Garden Television and voice roles, such as the Engineer in the multiplayer video game Team Fortress 2 and Wolf O'Donnell in Star Fox: Assault.
Goodeve was born in Middlebury, Connecticut. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1975. His earliest role was on a fifth season episode of Emergency!. After a February 1977 screen test, he signed up as a cast member of Eight Is Enough, taking over a role played in the show's pilot episode by Mark Hamill.
When Eight Is Enough ended in 1981, Goodeve appeared in guest roles in series such as The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker, Dynasty, and Fantasy Island, among others. In 1983 Grant did a TV pilot The Night Watchman. In the summer of 1984 Goodeve hosted "Solid Gold Hits". In 1985-86, he played Michael James "Woody" Woodward in the soap opera One Life to Live. He also co-starred in a 1984 TV movie Pigs vs. Freaks (a.k.a. Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks)).
He reprised his Eight is Enough role in two reunion movies during the late 1980s and also appeared on several episodes of Murder, She Wrote. As the 1990s came to a close, he also made an appearance in The WB's hit series 7th Heaven as Capt. Jack Smith. In 2000 Goodeve appeared as the host of Word Pictures production Proving the Bible Through Archeology.
Goodeve moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989 with his wife and three children. Soon after moving there, he began appearing in the recurring role of Rick Pedersen, an ill-fated bush pilot, in Northern Exposure. He also began contributing to KING-TV's Evening Magazine and starting hosting that station's travel show Northwest Backroads in 1998. As of 2014, Grant has hosted this show 16 years.
From 2000 to 2004 he hosted "If Walls Could Talk" and Homes of Our Heritage on Home & Garden Television. He has worked as a voice actor for several video games, including the role of Wolf O'Donnell in Star Fox: Assault, the Engineer in Team Fortress 2, and various voices for F.E.A.R.. He also lent his singing voice to Bob Rivers's Twisted Christmas series of holiday CDs.
In 2006, Goodeve appeared as George Bailey in Seattle's Taproot Theatre Company's production of "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play". He returned to the Taproot stage in 2008's production of "The Christmas Foundling" as Old Jake.
He used to live in Washington state with his wife. He has a married daughter and a grandchild. He has temporarily moved to Georgia to pursue acting again.
Goodeve also appears in the Amtrak Cascades safety video.
|1976||Emergency!||Larry||Above and Beyond... Nearly (Season 5: Episode 20)|
|1976||Gibbsville||Danny||Saturday Night (Season 1: Episode 2)|
|1977−1981||Eight Is Enough||David Bradford||Series regular|
|1977, 1982||Insight||Bill||I Want to Die
Leave Me Alone, God
|1978–1983||The Love Boat||Various||Series regular|
|1979, 1984||Fantasy Island||Bill Rawlings / Hunter Richter||Goose for the Gander/The Stuntman (Season 3: Episode 2)
Sing Melancholy Baby/The Last Dogfight (Season 7: Episode 16)
|1981||Aloha Paradise||Alex and Annie/Blue Honeymoon/Another Thing (Season 1: Episode 1)|
|1982||Darkroom||Steve Lambert||Who's There? (Season 1: Episode 15)|
|1983||T.J. Hooker||Blue Murder (Season 3: Episode 10)|
|1983||The Night Watchman||Officer Phil Triola||TV Pilot|
|1983-1987||Dynasty||Chris Deegan||7 episodes|
|1984||Solid Gold Hits||Host|
|1984||Trapper John, M.D.||David Huber||A Little Knife Music (Season 5: Episode 14)|
|1984||Finder of Lost Loves||Stuart Scranton||A Gift (Season 1: Episode 10)|
|1984||Capitol||Jordy Clegg #2|
|1984-1988||Murder, She Wrote||Ben Skyler / Jack Kowalski / Larry Gaynes||3 episodes|
|1985–1986||One Life to Live||James Woodward|
|1986||Hotel||Kevin Bromley||Enemies Within (Season 4: Episode 3)|
|1990–1992||Northern Exposure||Rick Pederson / Rick||10 episodes|
|1992||McGee and Me!||Brad 'Giff' Gifford||In the Nick of Time|
|2002||7th Heaven||Capt. Jack Smith||Monkey Business 1 (Season 7: Episode 1)
Monkey Business Deux (Season 7: Episode 2)
|2000-2004||If Walls Could Talk||Host|
|1976||Law of the Land||Soldier||Television film|
|1977||All the King's Horses||Jack Benson|
|1979||A Last Cry for Help||Jeff Burgess||Television film|
|1979||Hot Rod||Sonny Munn||Television film|
|1982||High Powder||Sgt. Garvey||Television film|
|1984||Pigs vs. Freaks||Neal Brockmeyer||Television film|
|1987||Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion||David Bradford||Television film|
|1988||Take Two||Barry Griffith/Frank Bentley|
|1988||License to Drive||Natalie's DMV Examiner||Theatrical film|
|1989||An Eight Is Enough Wedding||David Bradford||Television film|
|1990||She'll Take Romance||Doug||Television film|
|1996||Pandora's Clock||Don Moses||Television film|
|2000||Something to Sing About||Russ||Television film|
|2008||Proud American||Naval Doctor|
|2009||Crimes of the Past||Agent Kruch|
|2005||Star Fox: Assault||Wolf O'Donnell||Voice: English version|
|2005||F.E.A.R.||Harlan Wade/Additional Voices||Voice|
|2007||Team Fortress 2||Engineer||Voice|
|2009||F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin||Harlan Wade||Voice|
|2011||F.E.A.R. 3||Harlan Wade||Voice|
- The Wonder of It All (1996)
- Grant Goodeve at the Internet Movie Database
- 1996 Interview with The Lighthouse electronic Magazine at the Wayback Machine
- Above and Beyond... Nearly (1976), the IMDb entry for an episode of Emergency!
- Past Characters on One Life to Live from SoapCentral
- Biography from the KING-TV website
- Concert supports three ministries with a common cause, from the website of the University Presbyterian Church
- Video on YouTube