8 Simple Rules: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of television series 8 Simple Rules have died?

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television series

8 Simple Rules

Started 17 Sep 2002
Ended 19 Aug 2005
Released19 years, 2 months ago
Run span2 years, 11 months
Seasons 3
Episodes 76
Correction?
8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
James Garner at the 39th Emmy Awards - Sept. 1987

About 8 Simple Rules

8 Simple Rules (originally 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter for the first season) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal as middle-class parents Paul and Cate Hennessy raising a family of three. Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson and Martin Spanjers co-starred as their teenage kids; Bridget, Kerry and Rory Hennessy. The series ran on ABC from September 17, 2002 to April 15, 2005. The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the kids after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating. The series' name and premise were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work) by W. Bruce Cameron. While 8 Simple Rules was renewed for a second season and production had begun, Ritter's sudden death in September 2003 left the series in an uncertain position. After a hiatus, the series returned and continued without Ritter, with the producers deciding to kill off Paul and not replace him. James Garner and David Spade later joined the main cast as Cate's father and nephew, Jim Egan and C.J. Barnes, in an attempt to fill the void left by Ritter. After three seasons, ABC cancelled 8 Simple Rules in May 2005 due to low ratings.

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of 8 Simple Rules:

Cybill Shepherd
American actress and singer
Alive
Rachel Bilson
American actress
Alive
Shelley Long
American actress and comedian
Alive
John Ratzenberger
American actor
Alive
Tatum O'Neal
American actress
Alive
Cindy Williams
American actress and producer
Alive
Patrick Warburton
American actor
Alive
Beth Grant
American actress
Alive
Jason Priestley
Canadian-American actor
Alive
Josh Henderson
American actor, model and singer
Alive
Ed O'Neill
American actor
Alive
Lee Garlington
American actress
Alive
Daniella Monet
American actress, singer and dancer
Alive
Sarah Rafferty
American television and film actress
Alive
Suzy Nakamura
American actress
Alive
Amanda Fuller
American actress
Alive
Jenny Wade
American actress
Alive
Erin Sanders
American actress
Alive
Lily Nicksay
American actress
Alive
Mo Gaffney
American actress and comedian
Alive
Adam Arkin
American actor and director
Alive
Larry Miller
American comedian
Alive
Rachel Melvin
American actress
Alive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
American actor
Alive
Matt Lanter
American actor
Alive
Kit Pongetti
actress
Alive
Shelly Cole
American actress
Alive
Phill Lewis
Ugandan-American actor
Alive
Ethan Phillips
American actor
Alive
Jere Burns
American actor
Alive
Erik von Detten
American actor
Alive
Ed Marinaro
American football player turned actor
Alive
Mark York
American actor
Dead
Tom McGowan
actor
Alive
Thad Luckinbill
American actor and film producer
Alive
John Farley
American actor and comedian
Alive
Keir O'Donnell
actor
Alive
Shawn Pyfrom
American actor
Alive
Kyle Howard
American actor
Alive
Michael McMillian
American actor
Alive
Eric Jungmann
American actor
Alive
Gil Junger
American director
Alive
Cole Williams
American actor
Alive