11 user 1 critic


Offbeat Spencer Winger is coping with high school with the help of his buddies Wayne and Herbie, especially in dealing with his nemesis Mr. Beanley. His bemused parents are supportive. In a... See full summary »


Sy Rosen




1985   1984  


Learn more

More Like This 

The Two of Us (1981–1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Nan Gallagher, a television talk show host and single mother, needs some help to manage her house. She place an ad in the newspaper for a housekeeper. Robert Brentwood, an English butler, ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Cook, Mimi Kennedy, Oliver Clark
Baby Girl Scott (TV Movie 1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of the Scotts, a young couple whose first child is born dangerously early, weighing less than a pound and a half. As they endure the anguish and struggle to help keep their baby ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty
Stars: John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt, Linda Kelsey
Prince of Bel Air (TV Movie 1986)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A free-spirited, womanizing L.A. pool cleaner finds his lifestyle challenged by a new love interest.

Director: Charles Braverman
Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robert Vaughn
Fast Times (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The television series remake of the hit film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Stars: Claudia Wells, Courtney Thorne-Smith, James Nardini
Paper Dolls (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This series which was initially a television movie about modelling. The character of Racine, the modelling agent, is there. As are the two young models, Taryn Blake, who has been modelling ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Dack Rambo, Mimi Rogers
Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty
Ski School (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Rival groups in a skiing school do battle on and off the piste. One gang are rich and serious, the other group are party animals.

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Dean Cameron, Tom Bresnahan, Patrick Labyorteaux
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After her marriage breaks up Susan Hughes leaves Boston for LA where her matchmaking sister Victoria lives. Susan gets a job at a spa run by the eccentric but fit Milt, with Coral a fellow ... See full summary »

Stars: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy
Silence of the Heart (TV Movie 1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Skip Lewis is a 16 year old, who's been through some stuff. Like he has been having academic problems, and a girl whom he has been pursuing has told him that she has no interest in him. He ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels
Stars: Mariette Hartley, Dana Hill, Howard Hesseman
Escape (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young woman travels from Chicago to a corrupt North Carolina town to investigate her brother's disappearance.

Director: Richard Styles
Stars: Kim Richards, Kin Shriner, Judson Scott
Rockula (1990)
Comedy | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young vampire cannot lose his virginity because of a curse imposed upon him centuries ago.

Director: Luca Bercovici
Stars: Dean Cameron, Toni Basil, Thomas Dolby
Ski School 2 (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Dave Marshak returns to the Ski School mountain to stop his ex-girlfriend's wedding.

Director: David Mitchell
Stars: Dean Cameron, Heather Campbell, Doug Copithorne


Complete series cast summary:
Ronny Cox ...  George Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Richard Sanders ...  Benjamin Beanley 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Amy Locane ...  Andrea Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Mimi Kennedy ...  Doris Winger 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Grant Heslov ...  Wayne 12 episodes, 1984-1985
Dean Cameron ...  Herbie Bailey 12 episodes, 1984-1985
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ...  Miss Spier 11 episodes, 1984-1985
Chad Lowe ...  Spencer Winger 7 episodes, 1984-1985
Harold Gould ...  Ben Sprague 7 episodes, 1985
Rossie Harris ...  Spencer Winger 7 episodes, 1985
Frances Sternhagen ...  Millie Sprague 7 episodes, 1985


Offbeat Spencer Winger is coping with high school with the help of his buddies Wayne and Herbie, especially in dealing with his nemesis Mr. Beanley. His bemused parents are supportive. In a format change Spencer is all new, his dad has run off and his grandparents have taken over his room.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sitcom | See All (1) »









Release Date:

1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Under One Roof See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Fred Willard was originally cast as George Winger. During rehearsals, Willard realized that the producers had mistaken him for Frank Bonner and that he was cast accidentally. Willard was fired after the original pilot. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Spencer" gone way too soon
27 November 2016 | by behranblueSee all my reviews

I remember "Spencer" in 1984 being wildly funny and after just a few episodes there was talk on shows similar to "Entertainment Tonight" (maybe it was that show) that Chad Lowe seemed to be as talented as his brother Rob Lowe. Then I heard after only about 7 episodes Chad wanted to get out of the show right away to do movies.

I originally thought it was because he knew the critics were talking about how great he was on the show and wanted to get out while he was hot and before he was typecast as only a t.v. star, but it could be because doing a t.v. series was much more time-consuming and demanding than he wanted and figured he could get movie roles right away with his new popularity. The show had a completely different feel to it without him , I like probably many others only watched 1 of the 7 more episodes with the new actor.

It seems like it was two years before Chad finally continued his acting with a t.v. movie. I might have seen something he was in but didn't know it was him after that, but I didn't notice him again until his wife was giving her acceptance speech for best actress in 2002. I had forgotten about his show "Spencer" until then and thought if he had stayed on that show he probably would have had many awards by then for his t.v. work and could have done movies during the summer. Hope to see it on DVD.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed