Baa Baa Black Sheep

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Baa Baa Black Sheep
Black Sheep Squadron-Cast.jpg
Premiere September 21, 1976
Finale April 6, 1978
Creator Stephen J. Cannell
Based on the book by
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Network NBC
Style 60-minute military drama
Company Stephen J. Cannell Productions,
Universal Television
Distributor MCA Television (until 1996)
Universal Television Enterprises (1996–1998)
Studios USA Television (1998–2002)
Universal Domestic Television (2002–2004)
NBCUniversal Television Distribution (2004– )
Seasons 2
Episodes 35 + pilot movie
Origin USA

Baa Baa Black Sheep (renamed Black Sheep Squadron for season two) is a military drama that aired on NBC.

Opening: In World War II, Marine Corps Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Robert Conrad Maj. Greg "Pappy" Boyington 1 2
Simon Oakland Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Moore 1 2
Dana Elcar Col. Thomas A. Lard 1 2
James Whitmore, Jr. Capt. James W. "Jim" Gutterman 1
Dirk Blocker Lt. Jerome "Jerry" Bragg 1 2
W.K. Stratton Lt. Lawrence T. "Larry" Casey 1 2
Robert Ginty Lt. Thomas Joseph "T.J." Wylie 1 2
Joey Aresco Sgt. John David "Hutch" Hutchinson 1
John Larroquette Lt. Robert "Bob" Anderson 1 2
Larry Manetti Lt. Robert "Bob" A. Boyle 1 2
Jeff MacKay Lt. Donald "Don" French 1 2
Red West Master Sgt. Andrew "Andy" Micklin 1 2
Jeb Adams Lt. Jeb Pruitt 2
Pappy's Lambs
Denise DuBarry Lt. Samantha Green 2
Nancy Conrad Lt. Nancy Gilmore 2
Brianne Leary Lt. Susan Ames 2
Kathy McCullen Lt. Ellie Kovacs 2
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One: Baa Baa Black Sheep September 21, 1976 March 22, 1977 22
Season Two: Black Sheep Squadron December 14, 1977 April 6, 1978 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
Volume 1 May 24, 2005 2


Volume 2 July 3, 2007 3


External Links