Becker (TV series)
Becker was a 1998 American television series. It was a sitcom on the CBS network. It starred Ted Danson as Dr. John Becker, a very grumpy family doctor who is unhappy with his life in The Bronx, New York. Becker became famous for his witty responses and constant negative outlook on all situations. The show aired on Wednesdays, and was cancelled in January 2004.
|Created by||Dave Hackel|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||129|
|Running time||30 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original release||November 2, 1998 –|
January 28, 2004
|Ted Danson||Dr. John Becker||(1998–2004)|
|Terry Farrell||Regina 'Reggie' Kostas||(1998–2002)|
|Hattie Winston||Margaret Wyborn||(1998–2004)|
|Alex Désert||Jake Malinak||(1998–2004)|
|Nancy Travis||Chris Connor||(2002–2004)|
|Jorge Garcia||Hector Lopez||(2003–2004)|
For the first four seasons, the main characters were:
- John Becker – Ted Danson
Becker, a Harvard Medical School graduate, runs a neighborhood medical practice. He is easily annoyed by things, and is a very angry person. He has been married and divorced twice.
- Margaret Wyborn – Hattie Winston
Becker's office manager, and one of the few people who can not get annoyed by Becker and his ways. Margaret is a motherly-like figure to Becker and Linda. She is married.
- Linda – Shawnee Smith
A muddle-headed girl whose surname is never revealed. She works at the doctor's office to establish independence from her wealthy parents.
- Regina "Reggie" Kostas – Terry Farrell
The owner and worker of a diner she inherited from her late father. Reggie is a former model and is unhappy being stuck running a diner.
- Jake Malinak – Alex Désert
Becker's best friend. Jake also works at the diner selling newspapers and miscellaneous items such as candy, magazines, cigarettes, gum, etc. Jake is blind following a car accident several years before.
- Bob – Saverio Guerra