LISA HARTMAN AS TABITHA
Lisa Hartman, who stars in the title role of "Tabitha", Columbia Pictures Television's new half hour romantic comedy series, comes from a show business family.
Her Fatner, Howard, is an actor / singer and her mother, Jonnie, is a television presenter in Houston, Texas. Born in Houston on June 1, Lisa began modeling and appearing in T.V. commercials and performing in children's theater productions as a youngster. She attended Houstoon's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and appeared in such Houston stage productions as "South Pacific" and "Cinderella".
The 5'3" blue eyed blonde blonde has since guested on television in an episode of "Police Woman" and in "Murder at the World Series", a made for television movie. She has also been seen in numerous T.V. commercials. In addition to acting, Lisa is an accomplished singer and once recorded her own album. She enjoys horseback riding, motorcycle riding and tennis. Lisa was single and lives in L.A., Ca.
DAVID ANKRUM AS ADAM
Acting was in David's blood at an early age. The son of the late character actor, Morris Ankrum, he worked with his father in reportory productions as a youngster but soon lost interest in the craft. Ankrum portrays Adam Stephens in "Tabitha". He resumed his acting interest when his football coach at Fairfay High School in LA encouraged him to join the Drama department.
Prior to that time he had spent his childhood as a "regular kid" at La Canada Elemtary and Junior High School's and Flintridge Prep School for Boys. Born in Palo Alto, Ca on May 2, Ankrum carried his drama interest to LA Valley College where he participated in numerous plays.
Since then, he has been active in theater workshops and improvisation groups and is a member of the Theater Arts Program in LA, a free theater serving the LA area.
The 6'2" brown eyed actor has guested on such TV shows as "Barnaby Jones", "Cannon", "The Waltons", and "GE Theater" and appeared in NUMEROUS commercials. He also has had featured roles in the motion pictures: "Every Little Crook and Cranny" and "Zebra Force". Ankrum, who is single, lists his favorite pastimes as swimming, framing and assisting his mother with displays for her art gallery, The Ankrum Gallery. He also lives in LA.
BARRY VAN DYKE AS ROGER
Barry Van Dyke , who portrays Roger Bennett in "Tabitha", broke into acting behind the scenes as a production assistant on his father's comedy series, "The New Dick Van Dyke Show". He attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys ,California, before heading to Carefree, Arizona where "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" was filmed and his show business career was to begin.
After appearing in bit parts on the show, Van Dyke studied acting with Jeff Corey and landed roles in such television series as "The Tony Randall Show", "Wonder Woman", "Van Dyke and Company", "Lucas Tanner", "Spencer's Pilot" and "Gemini Man". He also appeared in the television movie, "Stalk the Wild Child" and has done numerous commercials.
The 6'1" green eyed actor enjoys surfing and skateboard riding. He , and his wife, Mary , and son , Carey, reside in Agoura, California.
MEL STEWART AS MARVIN
Mel Stewart, who plays television producer Marvin Decker in "Tabitha", started his show business career as a musician and got into acting by hanging around his New York neighborhood theaters.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 19, Stewart was raised in New York where he attended Central High School and Western Reserve College. After performing in several off Broadway plays, he landed a role in the Broadway production of "Simply Heavenly" a role which took him from New York to London and back again. Since then , he has appeared in such stage productions as "Me, My Mother, My Father and I" and "In the Counting House".
Stewart has guested in numerous television series, including "Sanford and Son", "Police Story", "All in the Family", "Good Times" "What's Happening" and "Marcus Welby, M.D" and had a regular role in "Harry-O". The brown eyed actor made his motion picture debut in "Odds Against Tomorrow" and has since added "The Hustler", "Trick Baby", "Newman's Law", "Let's Do it Again", "Summer Kill", "The Landlord" and "Scorpio" to his film credits. Skilled in the martial arts, Stewart enjoys photography, woodwork and writing screenplays. He and his wife, Annie, reside in Berkeley, California.