Joel Higgins

Actor
Amid the plethora of 1980s TV sitcom dads, the character of Edward Stratton III on the hit series "Silver Spoons" stood out as a father who clearly had his own growing up to do. It was the career-making role for Joel ... Read more »
Born: 09/27/1943

Filmography

Actor (19)

Crossing Jordan 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Have Faith 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Spoons 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The NBC All-Star Hour 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Threesome 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Bare Essence 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Best of the West 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Salvage 1 1978 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Salvage 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Cat Ballou 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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First Affair (TV Show)

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Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Show)

Actor

Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Show)

Actor

Rich Men, Single Women (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Raising Miranda 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Life With Lucy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Theme Song

The Recovery Room 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

Biography

Amid the plethora of 1980s TV sitcom dads, the character of Edward Stratton III on the hit series "Silver Spoons" stood out as a father who clearly had his own growing up to do. It was the career-making role for Joel Higgins, a strapping actor, singer, and songwriter with his roots firmly in live performance. Guitar in hand, he sang in college coffee shops in the é60s, then in small clubs across Europe, and at an Army camp in Korea as Sergeant in charge of Entertainment. By the mid 1970s, Higgins was working in musical theater, touring with the national company of " Grease" and starring in the original Broadway cast of "Shenandoah". Television bigwigs noticed his work, and he went from daytime soaps to a series of prime-time TV movies and short-lived series. During that time, Higgins also wrote jingles for Kool-Aid and M&Ms, and the theme song for TV legend Lucille Ball's last series. In 1982, "Silver Spoons" made its debut. Over five years and 116 episodes, Higgins depicted the sometimes comic, sometimes touching personal evolution of a spoiled, hedonistic millionaire's son who learns he has a 12-year-old son of his own (played by Ricky Schroeder) and must become a responsible parent. In his post-" Silver Spoons" years, Higgins continued to guest star on other TV series and sing on stages across the country.

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