WABASH, Joe & wife, Katie
623 Eucalyptus Avenue
Joe is a house painter. The Wabash's lives with their children Steve, Maggie
Jimmy, Rick, Linda.
(Hetty Wainthropp Investigates)
c/o Wainthropp Detective Agency
Hetty Wainthropp is a British senior citizen. On her 60th birthday, she takes a
part-time job at the post office and soon becomes suspicious of a young couple
who come in each week to cash a pension check. Hetty investigates and discovers
a brutal murder of an elderly woman. Her escapade into the world of the private
eye inspires her to open the Wainthropp Detective Agency. Hetty is assisted by
Geoffrey Shawcross, a teenager she caught shoplifting ["I’ll need a sidekick.
They all have one"]; Robert Wainthropp, her retired husband; and Det. Chief
(Too Close For Comfort)
Arthur Wainwright, Publisher
San Francisco, CA
Random Comics is a subsidiary of Wainwright Publishing. Artist Henry Rush draws
their "Cosmic Cow" comic strip.
WALKER, Cordel "Cord"
(Walker, Texas Ranger)
c/o SSR 86
Cord is a Texas Ranger. He is athletic, devoted to law enforcement and a karate
expert. His colleagues included his black partner Ranger Jimmy Trivette; C.D.
Parker, a retired Ranger and tavern owner; attorney Alex Cahill, Cord’s
girlfriend and later wife; and Ray Firewalker, Cord’s Native American uncle who
raised Cord. Walker’s parents were killed at a carnival when he was a young boy.
They died defending themselves from three racist thugs who objected to a white
woman being married to a full-blooded Cherokee. Ray nicknamed Cordell "Washoe"
[Cherokee for "Lone Eagle"].
WALKER, Det. Darcy
Darcy is an undercover cop. She is sexy, competent and works with a by-the-book
partner named Steve Rafferty. They report to Captain Strickland. When Darcy’s
father is murdered, she becomes a vigilante and assumes the alter-ego of the
Black Scorpion, a Batman-like crimefighter. Now "Darcy Walker is a cop by
day...and the Black Scorpion by night!" Darcy’s superhero outfit consists of a
black leather torso ensemble, thigh high boots, protective shoulder plates and a
WALKER, Eddie & wife, Dorothy
New York, USA
Eddie owns a ticket agency. Dorothy is a homemaker. They have a teenage
daughter, Patty and a son, Larry. Patty is part of an exchange program with the
Finches, a British family living in London. [Eddie met Tommy Finch in War II].
While Heather Finch lives with the Walkers in America, their teenage daughter,
Patty attends London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
WALKER, Eleanor "Ellie" Walker
511 Sutton Place
New York City, NY (Manhattan)
Eleanor is a romance novelist. Born in Pittsburgh, [as Eleanor Antoinette
Worshorsky] Eleanor is loud, uninhibited and likes to live a high profile life.
Her success at writing enables her to live in luxury but her over-consumption of
alcohol and her man chasing worries her publisher and college chum Dorothy "Dot"
Emerson who owns Emerson Publishing. So far Eleanor has penned Hermephrodites,
High Sierra Streetwalker, Hung Jury, The Naked and the Deadline, Pool Boys
Plunge, Stiletto Summer, Submissive Samurai, and Swedish Meat Boys.
(Will & Grace)
New York City, NY
Karen is a wealthy socialite. She was married to Stanley Walker but now just
lives off the financial spoils from the marriage. Karen drinks a lot and works
as a lark as an assistant for interior designer Grace Adler. Karen friends
included a gay man named Jack McFarland and her housemaid is Rosario Salazar.
Karen met Rosario at a disco [Rosario was selling cigarettes] and Karen hired
her on the spot because she liked her. Her ten year relationship with Rosario
outlasted her marriage with Stanley.
WALKER, Tyberius "TY"
(Homeboys in Space)
c/o The Space Hoopty
Somewhere in Space
Tyberius is a black freelance space mercenary. His fun-loving partner is Morris
"Mo" Clay. Together they travel the corridors of 23rd century space in their
beat-up spacecraft ["The Space Hoopty"] looking for fame, fortune and work.
Their sassy onboard computer, Loquatia offers them advice [whether wanted or
not]. Ty and Mo headquartered at the Jupiter Too bar. Their colleagues included
Vashti, Ty’s brother-in-law [who ran the Jupiter Too]; the arrogant android
Android Lloyd Wellington III [who worked for Vashti]; and Amma, Ty & Mo’s chief
competitor. She dressed in shiny, tight fitting body suits and got most of the
good jobs leaving the worst assignments for TY and Mo [baby sitting aliens and
boring cargo runs].
Gary is a high school student. He attends Farber High with his best bud Wyatt
Donnelly. Gary is care-free, and fun-loving, while Wyatt is the studious type.
They shared every thing together even a beautiful genie called Lisa. They
conjured her up one stormy night when a bolt of lightning hit their home PC
which contained a program to "design a perfect woman." Lisa helps Gary and Wyatt
learn lessons on life and explore the sexual and emotional nature of being a
teenager with side tricks though time, space and alternate universes. When faced
with trouble Gary and Wyatt hugged each other and screamed like ninnies. The
boy’s nemesis is Chett Donnelly, Wyatt’s psychotic, ultraconservative older
brother. Gary’s family included his father, Al [a tow truck driver] and his
mother, Emily. Gary and Wyatt never missed an episode their favorite TV series
"Sci-Fi Zone." After school, they hang out at the Java Man coffee house. See
also - LISA (the computer genie)
(Maybe This Time)
3rd & Lancaster
Julia is a divorced mother with an 11-year-old daughter, Ashley.
c/o The Squat
No. 47 Albert Square
Lenny works at the Cobra Club. He lives with Huw Edwards, Robbie, Jackson and
WALLY’S FILLING STATION
(The Andy Griffith Show)
Gomer Pyle and his cousin, Goober are the station‘s auto mechanics. Gasoline
costs 30 cents "per ding."
WALSH, Brandon & sister, Brenda
(Beverly Hills 90210)
933 Hillcrest Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Brandon & Brenda attend Beverly Hills High School. They are fraternal twins.
They moved from 1408 Walnut Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota 55348. to begin a
new life in Southern California with their parents Jim Walsh, an accountant and
Cindy, a homemaker. Brandon and Brenda’s friends include Kelly Taylor, Donna
Martin, David Silver, Andrea Zuckerman, Steve Sanders and Dylan McKay. Note: A
real house at 1675 East Altadena Drive (off Lake Avenue) in Altadena 91001 (four
miles northeast of Pasadena, California) served as the fictional Walsh
residence. The Spanish revival home with wide archways and terra cotta tiled
roof was owned by Jack Stanton, a 51-year-old building inspector and divorced
father of two.
WALT WHITMAN HIGH SCHOOL
c/o Seymour Kaufman, Principal
Faculty on duty are history teacher Pete Dixon [Room 222], student teacher Alice
Johnson, and school counselor Liz McIntyre [later promoted to English teacher].
The series was partially filmed at the real Los Angeles High School.
WALTON, John & wife, Olivia
c/o Walton's Mountain
Blue Ridge Mountains
Jefferson County, VA
John is a sawmill operator. The Walton's share a two-story home with their seven
children John-Boy, Mary Ellen, Jim-Bob, Elizabeth, Jason, Erin, and Ben and with
John's father Grandpa Zeb and his wife, Grandma Esther. John Boy was the oldest
of seven children living on Walton's Mountain. Alone in his room John Boy
recorded his private thoughts and stories of his family, friends and his life on
Walton's Mountain. With dreams of someday becoming a writer, Note: The series
was based on the movie Spencer's Mountain (1963) written by Earl Hamner Jr. who
based the story on his own youthful Depression days in rural Virginia. Earl
Hamner, Jr. also narrated the series as the voice of John Boy. The house seen on
the series is a recreation of the boyhood home of Earl Hamner located on Route
617 in the town of Schuyler, Virginia. In 1992, a museum dedicated to the memory
of the series opened across the road from Hamner's childhood home.
WARD, Tamantha "Tammy"
(The Tammy Grimes Show)
365 Central Park West
New York City, NY
Tammy works as a customer relation officer at Perpetual Savings Bank.
346 McCord Avenue
Jesse is a 26-year-old divorced single mom. Her alma mater is Fledgemore High
School. Jesse’s family included her ten-year-old son, "Little" John, her
philandering ex-husband Roy; her father John Warner, Sr. who owns the German
bar, Der Biergarten where Jesse works [dressed in bar wench costume - a dirndl];
her mother Susan [divorced from John, Sr.] and her brothers Darren [an aspiring
actor] and John Junior [a gas station attendant who made a promise not to talk
for a year]. Jesse’s friends included bar waitresses Linda [who later lives
next-door with Diego and becomes a bartender then a security officer at Buffalo
Airport] and Carrie [later a keeper at the Buffalo Zoological Society]. Jesse’s
next door-neighbor and romantic interest [at #348] is a Chilean artist and
college art teacher named Diego Basquez. Jesse later goes back to school and
trains to be a nurse while working at the Student Health Center clinic. She
drove to work in an orange Volkswagen bug [license: AQN-249].
WARNER, Greg & wife, Kim
Los Angeles, CA
Greg is an accountant. Kim is a homemaker. They have a one-year-old son named
Sammy. Their friends included Kim's older sister, Christine and her husband
Jimmy Hughes. They have two children. Although the Warner's and the Hughes are
parents, their parental skills are quite the opposite of each other. Kim enjoys
being a Martha Stewart-like homemaker, and loves baking cookies for the kids.
Christine, on the other hand, slaps a piece of bologna on some bread and thinks
that a meal fit for a king. And while Greg loves spending quality time with his
children, Jimmy thinks shooting craps at a gambling casino is more exiting.
(The Drew Carey Show)
Cleveland, OH (Parma Area)
The Warsaw is the favorite hangout of friends Drew Carey, Kate O'Brien, Oswald
Harvey and Lewis Kiniski. Drew and gang produce a special garage-based
microbrewery beer ["Buzz Beer"] that they supply to the Warsaw. The Warsaw is 8
blocks from Drew's house. Lewis and Oswald later lived in the apartment above
the bar. Tim is the bar’s bartender.
WASHING MACHINE CHARLIE
South Pacific (c.1940s)
Washing Machine Charlie is the nickname of a Japanese fighter pilot whose Zero
aircraft frequently strafed or bombed the WWII Naval installations on and near
the South Pacific island of Taratupa. The crew of the PT boat 73 frequently
tried to shoot Charlie down. Note: Historically, the Japanese Zero used by
Washing Machine Charlie was based on Howard Hugh's H-1 airplane design refused
by the US Army and later sold to the Japanese government in 1937. The same
design was used to construct the aircraft which attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.
(Welcome Back, Kotter)
c/o James Buchanan High School
New York City, NY (Brooklyn)
Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington is a hip black student and one of four delinquent
teenagers who belonged to the Sweathogs, a gang of streetwise outcasts that
roamed the halls of Buchanan High. Freddie takes history, social studies and
homeroom classes with Mr. Gabe Kotter, a former Sweathog turned teacher. Freddie
is a smooth operator. His catchphrases are an overly sincere "Hi, there." and "I
don’t happen to have it HANDY." Freddie aspired to be a basketball player and
thought studying wasn’t necessary. But after Mr. Kotter challenged him to a game
and Freddie only won the game 21-16, he decided to complete school rather than
rely soully on becoming a big basketball star. Freddie’s exploits included being
a DJ at a local radio station; cheating on an English test; taking drugs; and
being accused of stealing money from the Sweathogs.
(Highlander: The Series)
The Watchers is a secret organization created 5000 year ago to observe, record
but never interfere with the lives of a group of immortal beings who roamed the
Earth unbeknownst to most humans. Those working for the Watchers group (based in
Lyon, France) swore an oath that under no circumstance would they reveal their
existence to the immortals. Joe Dawson, the owner of bookstore and small blues
bar was one of the many section heads of this organization. He chose to
disregard the code of non-fraternization and become friends with Duncan MacLeod,
an immortal born in the Highlands of Scotland in the year 1592. Each Watcher
wore a bluish tattoo on their forearm.
East 23rd Street
Gina is a black marketing executive. She lives with her boyfriend Martin Payne,
a radio talk show host at WZUP. Gina’s friends included Pam James, her secretary
and confidante [whom Martin detests]; Tommy Strong, Pam’s tall, bald boyfriend
and Martin’s best buddy; Martin’s pal Cole Brown, a janitor at an airplane
hanger [he lives with his mother and has a girlfriend named Big Shirley]; and
Sheneneh Jenkins, a goofy female who lived across the hall in apartment #41 [her
catchphrase was "Oh no you didn‘t"]. Martin’s deeply religious mother, Emma who
didn‘t like Gina but that didn‘t stop them from getting married in the spring of
1995. Gina’s parents lived in Philadelphia.
WATERS, Dr. Samantha, Ph.D.
c/o Violent Crimes Task Force
Sam is a VCTF FBI profiler. Her home is under constant surveillance to protect
herself and her daughter Chloe from a stalker serial killer, [a.k.a. "Jack"] who
killed Sam's husband.
WATERTON PUBLISHING CO.
c/o Paul Bracken, Editor
New York City, NY (Manhattan)
His support staff includes his secretary Louise Fitzer; and fact checkers,
Herman Brooks, and Heddy Thompson.
WATSON, Dr. John H.
221-B Baker Street
John is a retired physician. He shares an apartment with the brilliant
criminologist and sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.
WAVERLY, Alexander Mr.
(The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)
East 46th Street
[between 2nd and 3rd Avenues]
New York City, NY
Mr. Waverly [a.k.a. No. 1] is the head of U.N.C.L.E., the United Network for Law
and Enforcement. Lisa Rogers is his secretary. His chief operatives are Napoleon
Solo and Illya Kuryakin. Alexander is married to Mrs. Waverly [née Hemingway].
They have a daughter and grandchildren. Waverly’s other relatives included
Professor Hemingway, Waverly’s brother-in-law; Maude, a niece; and Lester
Baldwin, a look-alike cousin who has a daughter named Alice. Mr. Waverly smokes
a special blend of tobacco called Isle of Dogs No. 22. When Waverly retired he
was replaced by Sir John Raleigh [as revealed on the 1983 TV movie reunion
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair.
6753 Oakwood Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA
Walter is a retired bandleader. He lives with his two beautiful daughters,
Sherrie and Nicki, who sing as "Rock Candy."
c/o Wayne Manor
Gotham City, USA
Bruce [a.k.a. "Batman"] is a millionaire industrialist. He shares the stately
Wayne Manor with his Aunt Harriet Cooper, his ward, Dick Grayson [a.k.a. "Robin,
the Boy Wonder"] and manservant Alfred Pennyworth. The Batcave is located in the
subterranean chambers beneath the manor. When trouble arose in Gotham City
police Commissioner Gordon and police Chief O'Hara raced to a special red phone
kept under a glass dome and called Batman. I don't know who he is behind that
mask of his" remarked Gordon "but I know we need him and we need him now!"
Meanwhile at stately Wayne Manor, the beeping Batphone [blinking red] was
answered by Alfred Pennyworth, the Wayne's loyal Butler who related their plight
to his millionaire playboy/crime fighter employer. With message received Batman
and his youthful ward Dick Grayson, a.k.a. "Robin" donned their superhero
costumes and sped from the Batcave in the Batmobile to battle crime.
WAYNE, Charlie & wife, Madeline
217 Faircourt Avenue
Chicago, IL (Eastfield Section)
Charlie is a writer. Madeline is a bored homemaker who seeks out trendy
activities to liven up her dull marriage. Charlie earned his living producing
steamy romance novels. To hide the fact he was a man, he wrote under the pen
name of Crystal Love. He authored such titles as Love's Burning Blazing Tender
Purple Passion, and Love in the End Zone. Their friends included Annie McIntyre,
Charlie’s amorous editor; Robert Leone, Charlie’s travel agent best friend; and
Doris Leone, Madeline’s best friend, and Robert’s ex-wife. Note: The series is
based on the British sitcom Pig in the Middle.
(The Bonnie Hunt Show)
Station newsroom employees include reporter Bonnie Kelly, news director William
Kirkland, his assistant Diane Fulton, assignment editor Joe Briggs, cameraman
Tom Vandoozer, news editor Andrew Higgins, station make-up artist Holly
Jankovsky, and food cart vendor Sammy Sinatra.
WBK-AM RADIO STATION
c/o George Owens
"Sports Page [later "Sports Rap"]
George is the station's sportscaster. He later becomes the sports anchor at WBN-TV
Channel 8‘s "Metro News"
and writer of the "Sports Beat" column for the Bulletin.
WBLZ RADIO STATION
(Rhythm and Blues)
c/o Veronica Washington,
Station staff are Bobby Soul [The only white deejay at an all-black station]; a
deejay called "The Love Man"; program director Collett Hawkins; and sales
manager Don Philips. WTRX is the station's main competitor