The American Dreams TV show was a 60 minute drama series on NBC about a middle-class family who lived in the 1960s and their friends and co-workers. Pretty much every subject you'd expect in a 60s drama was covered including the Vietnam War and its effects on the young men who had to fight it, teenage drug abuse, the beginnings of women demanding equal rights from an unwilling, male-dominated society, the generation gap which was dominated by the popularity of rock 'n roll music, etc. But not all of the plot was negative! We also saw the close-knit family life that still existed in the sixties. Yes, believe it or not, families even ate together! The daughter, "Meg Pryor", was a dancer on the famous TV program, "American Bandstand". The predominant 60s soundtrack was simply fantastic!
American Dreams Cast
Tom Verica .... Jack Pryor
Gail O'Grady .... Helen Pryor
Brittany Snow .... Meg Pryor
Will Estes .... J.J. Pryor
Sarah Ramos .... Patty Pryor
Ethan Dampf .... Will Pryor
Vanessa Lengies .... Roxanne Bojarski
Rachel Boston .... Beth Mason
Jonathan Adams .... Henry Walker
Arlen Escarpeta .... Sam Walker
Keith Robinson .... Nathan Walker
Milo Ventimiglia .... Chris Pierce
American Dreams Trivia
During the American Bandstand segments, well-known singers and other stars of today would perform as guest stars in their roles as the rock 'n roll legends that we all remember from the 60s! For example, Ashanti played Dionne Warwick; LeAnn Rimes as Connie Francis; Brandy Norwood as Glady Knight; and Fantasia Barrino (3rd Season American Idol Winner) as Aretha Franklin.
Paris Hilton guest-starred on episode #59, "California Dreamin'" as Barbara Eden ("I Dream of Jeannie").
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
American Dreams' Season 1
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