Laverne is a nurse-receptionist. She is sassy, opinionated and hails from the
Hickory, Arkansas where she picked up a pronounced Southern drawl. Laverne works
with Dr. Harry Weston, a pediatrician who has an office on the tenth floor of
the Community Medical Center [later the second floor]. She began working for
Harry in 1981 when his previous nurse Winifred McConnell left his employ. In the
fall of 1993 Laverne followed Dr. Weston when he joined forces with Dr. Maxine
Douglas who operated an inner city clinic in downtown Miami. Laverne [née Higbee]
was married to Nick Todd but he moved to Japan to play for the Osaka Hens
baseball team and found love in the arms of a local Japanese girl. Laverne later
married a guy named Matt on April 29, 1995 in a double wedding ceremony at her
Arkansas home [with Harry’s daughter, Carol Weston and her groom, Kevin Millen.]
Laverne’s other relative’s included her cousin, Wanda, and her niece, Louella,
(It's A Living)
c/o Carrie Nation Hotel for Women
Los Angeles, CA
Amy is a waitress at the Above the Top restaurant. She shares her apartment with
two fishes [Oscar and Cletus] and a chrome-plated. .357 Magnum which she hides
in her "pink Jammy Bunny with the a zipper in the tummy." Fellow waitress
Virginia "Ginger" St. James lived with Amy for a time.
c/o Bentley Gregg
1163 Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
Peter is a houseboy. He cares for Bentley’s orphaned niece, Kelly and the family
dog, Jasper. Peter’s relative is Charlie Fong.
(The Lone Ranger)
Southwest, USA (late 1800s)
Tonto is a young American Indian from the Potawatomi tribe who discovered the
wounded body of Texas Ranger John Reid, the lone survivor of an outlaw ambush.
After Reid recovered, Tonto became his faithful companion battling evil in the
old American west. Tonto rode a horse named Scout, He referred to his friend the
Lone Ranger as "Kemo Sabe" which means "Trusty Scout" or Faithful Friend."
TONY PACKO’S CAFÉ Founded 1932
1902 Front Street
The favorite restaurant of Corporal Max Klinger, a Lebanese-American and Toledo
resident stationed in Korea in the 1950s. When Max got homesick for stateside
food he often mentioned the delicacies of Tony Packo's Cafe to get him through
the drabness of the food served at his Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Tony
Packo's is mentioned six times on the program and once, the interior of the cafe
was recreated for a scene in which Klinger dreamt of home. The restaurant
features Hungarian specialties (meat-filled cabbage rolls) and spicy,
chili-topped hot dogs.
TOODY, Gunther, & wife, Lucille
(Car 54, Where Are You?)
Apartment [unnamed #]
New York City, NY (Bronx)
Gunther is a cop. He lives in a rent control apartment and pays $45 a month.
Toody works out of the 53rd Precinct on Tremont Avenue in the Bronx. His partner
is Officer Francis Muldoon.
TOPPER, Cosmo & wife, Henrietta
( Garfield 2 -7744
101 Maple Drive
New York City, NY (Suburban Setting).
Cosmo is a banker. His house is haunted by the ghosts of George and Marion
Kerby,[the former owners] who were killed in a ski accident in Switzerland. The
Kirby’s ghostly sidekick is a drunken St. Bernard named Neil that was killed an
the avalanche while trying to rescue the Kerbys.
c/o The Monkees Rock & Roll Band
1334 North Beechwood Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Peter lives with fellow rock musicians Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith & Davy Jones.
(The Torkelsons / Almost Home)
House [No. 855]
Farm Rt. #2 near Highway No.25
Pyramid Corners, OK
Millicent [née Dowd] is a divorced mother of five children: fourteen-year-old
Dorothy Jane [she talks to the Man in the Moon], ten-year-old Ruth Ann [she
plays French horn at her mother’s alma mater Will Rogers Junior High],
six-year-old Mary Sue [a.k.a. "Pumpkin"], twelve-year-old Steven Floyd and
eight-year-old Chuckie Lee. With no husband [her ex-husband Randall abandoned
her] and so many mouths to feed, Millicent learns to be frugal by making
homemade jams and jellies and sewing her own clothing. She earns money running a
small business from her home [Millicent Torkelson-Custom Upholstery and Design]
and rents out a room to Wesley Hodges, a retired salesman for $125 a month. The
family dog is named Fred. When her business goes under, Millicent relocates to
Seattle and takes a job as a live in Nanny for Brian Morgan, a divorced lawyer
with two children Molly and Gregory. [NOTE: On the spin-off Almost Home set in
Seattle, Millicent loses two of her children to script revision [namely, Ruth
Ann and Steven Floyd].
TORONTO POLICE DEPARTMENT - 37th Precinct
c/o Det. Nicholas "Nick" Knight
Nick is a vampire turned police detective. He works the graveyard shift with
co-workers Det. Don Scanke, Captain Joe Stonetree and Natalie Lambert, the
police medical examiner who tries to cure Nick of his vampirism.
(Star Trek: Voyager)
c/o The USS Voyager
Somewhere in the Delta Quadrant
B’Elanna is the chief engineer aboard the starship Voyager. Raised on the colony
on Qo’noS, B’Elanna is the product of a Klingon mother and a human father. She
attended Starfleet Academy, dropped out, joined the rebel group called the
Maquis and was the chief engineer on a rebel ship until she was assigned to work
on the starship Voyager. B’Elanna main challenge in life is to curtail her
aggressive Klingon nature. As a child B’Lanna overheard her father tell her
Uncle Carl that living with a Klingon wife and daughter was very difficult. This
comment and the fact that her father left soon after made her fearful of
relationships, especially, one with human coworker Tom Paris. She feared that
since her human father left her, then her human lover Tom would also. They soon
reconciled the problem and were
TORTELLI, Carla Maria
[House Near Airport Runway]
Carla is a divorced mother of eight children. She goes to St. Eligius Hospital
to have her kids. Carla works as a waitress at a tavern named Cheers to support
her unruly brood. Carla’s full name is Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa
Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli Lubec. Her first name was derived from her
grandmother’s stubborn mule. Raised Catholic, Carla attended St. Cletes School
for Wayward Girls. Her brothers called her Muffin [who stuffed her ears with
yeast and tried to bake her face]. Carla didn’t go to sex education in high
school because she was pregnant. Her love life included three marriages
including husbands Nick Tortelli, Dr. Bennett Ludlow and finally Boston Bruins
Hockey player Guy Edward "Eddie" Raymond LeBec. Her children included Anthony,
Jeno a.k.a. Benito Musssolini, Lucinda, Anne-Marie, Serafina [fathered by Nick];
Ludlow, the smart one in the family who has a boa constrictor called Mr.
Tibbington [fathered by Dr. Bennett Ludlow- the kid not the snake] and Jesse and
Elvis, the twins [fathered by Eddie LeBec]. Unfortunately, Eddie, a former
Boston Bruins ice hockey goalie [number 33] turned ice show performer, died in a
freak skating rink accident when he got hit by a Zamboni machine.
c/o Tortelli's TV Hospital
6531 Veronna Street
Las Vegas, NV
Nick is the ex-husband of waitress Carla Tortelli who fathered five of her
children. He is now married to a statuesque but dippy ex-showgirl named Loretta.
To make a living, Nick runs a TV repair shop out of his garage with the help of
his son, Anthony. Nick is a sleazy opportunist, who can’t keep it in his pants
when it comes to women.
TOWNSEND DETECTIVE AGENCY
c/o Charles Townsend
( 555-9626 [Bosley to Charlie]
Los Angeles, CA
Charlie's operatives (called "Angels") are Sabrina Duncan, Jill Munroe, Kelly
Garrett, Kris Munroe, Tiffany Welles, Julie Rogers and John Bosley, Charlie's
lawyer and liaison with his Angels [who never see but only hear Charlie speak
over the phone].
c/o International Rescue
Island in the Pacific
Jeff Tracy is a former astronaut. He lives on a remote Pacific atoll with his
grown sons. Together, they coordinated the Thunderbirds, a worldwide rescue team
also known as "International Rescue" that accepted a variety of difficult and
often dangerous rescue missions. The Thunderbird air rescue vehicles fleet
included Thunderbird I (piloted by Scott Tracy), a scout craft that takes off
vertically and travels to speeds of 7000 mph; Thunderbird II (piloted by Virgil
Tracy), a slow moving air-cargo ship; Thunderbird III (piloted by Alan Tracy),
an aircraft with laser radio scanners that can fly into outer space; Thunderbird
IV (piloted by Gordon Tracy), a submersible vehicle stored in Thunderbird II;
and Thunderbird V (piloted by John Tracy), an orbiting satellite station for
global communications. Assisting I. R. is the lovely London-based agent Lady
Penelope Creighton-Ward. Her 200 mph pink Rolls Royce is filled with all sorts
of gadgets (machine gun, bullet proof glass, a la James Bond). The
organization's nemesis is "The Hood." NOTE: The Thunderbirds was created by
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.
TRACY, Kim and Queenie Dugan
(So This Is Hollywood)
La Paloma Courts Apartments
Queenie is a stuntwoman. Kim is an actress. They both work at Imperial Artists
TRACY, Marsh Dr.
Wameru Study Center for Animal Behavior
Marsh is an American veterinarian [the natives call him "daktari" - Swahili for
"doctor"]. He runs an animal study center with his daughter, Paula and pets Judy
the Chimp and Clarence, the cross-eyed lion. Their friends included fellow
American Jack Dane; an African conservationist named Mike; District Officer
Hedley, a British game warden, Bart Jason, a hunter turned safari guide [cameras
only], and Jenny Jones, a seven-year-old orphan adopted by the Tracys.
(The Virginian / The Men from Shiloh)
c/o The Shiloh Ranch
Medicine Bow, Wyoming (1890s)
Trampas is the assistant foreman at the Shiloh Ranch, He is amiable but can get
wild at times. Note: The Trampas character originally appeared in the 1902 novel
written by Owen Wister. When he addressed The Virginian in a "discouraging
manner" the Virginian advised Trampas "To smile when you say that."
(WKRP in Cincinnati)
c/o WKRP Radio Station
Andy is the new program director for WKRP radio station. He is handsome, blonde
with a boyish charm and came from Sante Fe, New Mexico to turn around WKRP which
ranked 16th in a market of 18 radio stations. The station began to climb in the
ratings when Andy switched from a "beautiful music" format to rock and roll. The
women in Andy’s life included Linda Taylor, an old girlfriend, now a famous
country singer; and Andy’s sister Carol. Andy’s dog is named Peco Bill [found
while hiking on Mount Baldy].
Southwest, USA (late 1800s)
Ben is the co-owner of the T&T Circus, a band of traveling entertainers who roam
the Old West and bring joy into the lives of rural farmers and town folks. His
partner is Colonel Casey Thompson. Their trusty frontier scout is Tony Gentry.
Arizona Territory (early 1900s)
Clint is a new recruit of twenty-six men commissioned to maintain law and order
in the turn-of the century Arizona Territory. He reported to Captain Tom Rynning.
Note: Historically, this group of "26" men was established by a legislative act
of 1901. It consisted of one captain, one lieutenant, 4 sergeants and 20
TRAVIS, Judge Oren
(The Magnificent Seven)
Town of Four Corners
American Frontier (1800s)
Travis is the new circuit judge. He witnesses the murder of a storekeeper on his
first day in town and then recruits the assistance of a bunch of drifters who
protected him from unfair gunplay. Travis appointed one of the men J.D. Dunne as
town sheriff for $30 a month. The judge then talks "The Magnificent Seven" into
staying in town for thirty days to keep an eye on things until he returns, for a
dollar a day plus board. They agree. The judge's daughter-in-law is Mary Travis
the owner and publisher of the town newspaper The Clarion News [her husband and
former publisher was murdered]. She sent her son back East until law and order
could be restored in the town of Four Corners.
30 Crenshaw Street
[Later 271 Elm Street]
Carol is the divorced 27-year-old single mom. She lives with her 9-year-old son,
Phillip at her parent's home [The Findlays].
TRIBBIANI, Joseph Francis "Joey"
945 Grove Street
Apt. No. 19 [also seen as #4]
New York, NY 10001 (Greenwich Village)
Joey is a struggling actor with the Estelle Leonard Talent Agency. He shares his
apartment with Chandler Bing. Their close friends are Monica Geller and Rachel
Greene who live across the hall in apartment #20. (also seen as #5). His pick-up
line to women is an expressive "How YOU doing?" When alone, Joey liked to cook
in the nude ["toast, oatmeal, nothing that splatters"]. Joey once posed for
public health advertising campaign and later discovered his face was displayed
all over town as the "VD Guy" with a promotional message. "What Mario didn't
tell you." Joey later played the role of neurosurgeon Dr. Drake Ramore on the
soap opera Days of Our Life and interviewed for the role of Nick, a boxer on All
My Children. His relatives [his whole family tree came from Naples] includes
sisters Mary Angelo, Gina, Dina, Tina, Veronica, Cookie, Mary Terese and a
grandmother who "You don’t want to tick her off. She was like the 6th person to
spit on Mussolini’s hanging body." Ethnically speaking, Joey is Italian-American
and 1/16th Portuguese. He has "freakishly tiny feet
(size 7 shoe).
TRIPLE R RANCH
(The Mickey Mouse Club)
( Piedmont 7-5321
c/o Mr. Logan
North Folk, CA
The Triple R Ranch is a boy's summer camp. Jim Logan is the head of the ranch.
Billy Burnett is the counselor. Other campers include Spin Evans, Marty Markham,
Joe, George, Ambitious, and Speckle. The Circle H, an all-girl's camp, is
located across the lake [as seen on Spin & Marty episodes].
Roper Apartment House
Santa Monica, CA [& Los Angeles]
Jack is a chef in training. He shares a $300 a month apartment with single
female roommates Chrissy Snow and Janet Wood [and later Cynthia Snow and Terri
Alden]. Jack poses a homosexual so the landlord doesn't object to his living
arrangement. His landlords are Mr. & Mrs. Stanley and Helen Roper [and later
Ralph Furley]. Jack's favorite hangout is The Regal Beagle, a local British pub.
Jack's dream girl is "Greedy" Gretchen. On the spin-off series Three’s a Crowd
Jack opens his own restaurant called Jack's Bistro at 834 Ocean Vista [a mile
from the Roper’s Apartments] and lives above his eatery with his flight
attendant girlfriend, Vicki Bradford. See also -
TV Character Bios
(Star Trek: The Next Generation)
c/o The USS Enterprise-D
Somewhere in the Alpha Quadrant
Deanna is a Starfleet counselor working onboard the newly commissioned USS
Enterprise-D. Troi graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2359. Her empathetic
abilities to sense the feelings of others (hostility, fear, suspicion etc.) were
of great help to the Captain and crew when confronted with unusual/stressful
situations. Deanna is the offspring of a marriage which included a human
Starfleet Officer father [Ian Andrew Troi] and a Betazoid mother, [Lwaxana Troi].
Deanna Troi did not possess the full telepathic powers normal to her kind but
she could communicate mind-to-mind with most Betazoids. Deanna's free-spirited
mother, Lwaxana was a dignitary on her home planet [daughter of the Fifth House,
Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed] and
occasionally visited her "little one" onboard the Enterprise. Deanna Troi was
very fond of Commander William T. Riker a Starfleet officer known as Number One
who served with her onboard the Enterprise. They were lovers while Riker was
stationed on her homeworld of Betazed. She called him "Imzadi" [a Betazoid term
meaning "beloved"]. When it comes to candy, Deanna told Riker "I never met a
chocolate I didn't like."
Laramie, WY (1870s)
Dan is a town marshal. Stern, but fair, he maintained order in the frontier town
of Laramie, Wyoming. Troop’s creed is "Draw fast or die." His deputy is Johnny
McKay, a former cafe worker who aspired to be a lawman. Dan called Johnny "Boy."
Before coming to Laramie Dan was the sheriff in Abilene. He mentored as deputy
under the famous lawman Tod Horgan. Troop’s no-nonsense demeanor expressed
itself firmly when he first got hired. He told town councilman Tom Pike and Carl
Shoemaker "I like my gratitude once a month, payable at the nearest bank." Troop
took the job as marshall after the previous lawman David Lemp was killed by
local bad guy Flynn Hawks. Dan's friends included Dru Lemp, the marshall’s widow
and the proprietor of the Blue Bonnet Café; Henry Tate [later Julie Tate], the
editor of the town newspaper; Doug Sutherland the banker; Judge Trager; Hank the
barkeep; and Lily Merrill, the owner of the Birdcage Saloon [Troop enforced a 10
P.M. curfew on the saloon].
(I Love Lucy)
( Plaza 3-2099
c/o Ricky Ricardo
New York City, NY (Manhattan)
This is where Cuban singer Ricky Ricardo performs regularly with his band.
TROY, Sgt. Sam See - RAT PATROL, THE
(I Love Lucy)
623 East 68th Street
New York, NY (Upper East Side)
Mrs. Trumball baby-sits Little Ricky Ricardo, the son of Ricky and Lucy Ricardo.
(Will & Grace)
155 Riverside Drive
New York City, NY (Manhattan)
Will is a gay lawyer. He attended Columbia University and has a talent for
cooking. He shares his apartment with non-gay female friend, interior designer
Grace Adler [Will met her in college and dated her]. Will's irritating gay
friend Jack "Just Jack" McFarland is an aspiring playwright who mooches off
Will's good nature. After Grace moved across the hall to Apt. 9A Jack moved in
with Will until he could get back on his feet. Then Grace moved back with Will
and gave Jack her apartment across the hall. When Grace Adler lived with Will he
had one caveat for her to follow: "God help the sister that comes between me and
my mister." When it's time to eat out, Will and Grace go to Pablo's Cantina.