Contemporary comedy/drama set on a forty acre
ranch in southern California starring Dennis
Weaver as Kenneth Yarborough Jones, a widower
veterinarian left with the responsibility of
raising a newly adopted 10-year-old Chinese boy
Eisenhower "Ike" Wong
(Ricky Der) whom Dr. Jones had applied for
before his wife's sudden death.
Friends and neighbors of Dr. Jones
- Harry Morgan as Seldom Jackson, a former jockey who helps Dr. Jones around the
- Keye Luke as Mr. Thomas Wong, Dr.
Jones' Chinese friend.
- Arthur Wong as Mr. Ng, Cherylene's
- Cherylene Lee as Annie Ng, Ike's
- Robby Weaver as Paulie Clifton,
- Jane Chang as Mrs. Ng.
- Tommy Lee as Grandfather Ng.
- Nancy Rennick as Edith Thorncroft,
Ike's social worker.
- Tyler McVey as Sheriff.
- Malcolm Atterbury as Judge Bleeker.
- Harry Harvey Sr. as Uncle Henry,
Dr. Jones' elderly relative.
Ike Wong and
Other members of the Chinese community included:
- June Kim as Ping Ping Mock
- Beulah Quo as Mrs. Tea-Store Fu,
Chinatown marriage broker
- James Hong as Chin King
- Harold Fong as Hop Lee
- Allen Jung as Dr. Won Sing
- H. T. Tsiang as Dr. Fang
- Gerald Jann as Eddie Chou
- Lisa Lu as Su Ling
- and a goat that Ike believes is the
reincarnation of Wong Lee, an ancient
TRIVIA NOTE: Kenneth Yarborough Jones
earned his nickname "Kentucky" because he signed his name "K.Y."
Jones (KY being the initials for the state of Kentucky).
Obituaries: Dennis Weaver: 02/24/2006
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