Grant Goodeve

Grant Goodeve

Grant Goodeve (born July 6, 1952imdb name|id=0328879|name=Grant Goodeve] ) is an American actor and television host. He is best known for playing the role of David, the oldest son, on "Eight Is Enough", from 1977 to 1981. He is more recently known for his work on Home & Garden Television.

Early life

Goodeve attended the Taft School, a boarding high school in Watertown, CT. Fact|date=January 2008.


Goodeve moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1975.wayback||1996 Interview with "The Lighthouse electronic Magazine"] His earliest role was on a fifth season episode of "Emergency!" [ [ Above and Beyond... Nearly (1976)] , the IMDb entry for an 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 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". [ [ Past Characters on "One Life to Live"] from SoapCentral] 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".

Pacific Northwest

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, the 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. [ [ Biography] from the KING-TV website]

More recently he began hosting "If Walls Could Talk" and "Homes of our Heritage" on Home & Garden Television. He has done voices for video games, including the role of Wolf O'Donnell in "" , 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.

He is active in his Presbyterian church in Seattle, engaging part-time in an itinerant music ministry in the region. [ [ Concert supports three ministries with a common cause] , from the website of the University Presbyterian Church]

In 2006, Grant Goodeve appeared as George Bailey in Seattle's Taproot Theatre Company's production of "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play".


*1996 The Wonder of It All


External links

* [ Grant Goodeve] at Allmusic

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