Can You Name These Celebrities Who Appeared on "The Love Boat?"

By: Allison Lips
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Can You Name These Celebrities Who Appeared on "The Love Boat?"
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About This Quiz

ABC aired The Love Boat from May 5, 1977 to May 25, 1986. Every season, The Pacific Princess set sail for a new location between 25 and 30 times. Over the course of 249 episodes and specials, The Pacific Princess hosted a seemingly endless parade of celebrity guest stars. If someone was famous in the '80s, chances are they sojourned at least once on The Pacific Princess. If they enjoyed the ride, they may have appeared repeatedly as different characters. 

During The Love Boat's nine seasons, Captain Merrill Stubing, Dr. Adam Bricker, Bartender Issac Washington, Ship's Purser Gopher and Cruise Director Julie McCoy were tasked with making sure their guests were enjoying their stay aboard The Pacific Princess. Some of the celebrities who visited the crew were Heather Locklear, Tori Spelling, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eva Gabor, The Temptations, Gloria Vanderbilt, Bob Denver and Morgan Fairchild. 

A large number of celebrities appeared on The Love Boat. Can you name them all? Do you know who played multiple characters? What about those celebrities who guest starred as themselves or a character from another show? Or those who appeared on the show with their real-life spouse? Test your knowledge of The Pacific Princess's guests with this quiz! 


Vanessa Williams Which former Miss America appeared in the episode "My Stepmother, Myself/Almost Roommates/Cornerback Sneak?"
Bess Myerson
Susan Akin
Suzette Charles
Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams' character on "The Love Boat" was named Pearl. "My Stepmother, Myself/Almost Roommates/Cornerback Sneak?" aired in 1986.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Which "Halloween" scream queen sailed on the Pacific Princess for one episode?
Nancy Loomis
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jaime Lee Curtis appeared in episode 9 of season 2. The episode was called "Till Death Do Us Part-Maybe/Locked Away/Chubs."
Barbara Crampton
Linnea Quigley

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Betty White Which golden girl appeared on "The Love Boat" with her husband?
Rue McClanahan
Betty White
Betty White appeared on 5 episodes of "The Love Boat." She played Besty Boucher in four episodes and Louise Willis in one.
Estelle Getty
Bea Arthur

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Florence Henderson Which "The Brady Bunch" actress appeared multiple times as Annabelle Folker on "The Love Boat?"
Florence Henderson
Florence Henderson appeared on 10 episodes. She played Carol Brady in "Who Killed Maxwell Thorn?" Her other characters include Audrey Baynes, Diane DiMarzo, Christine Frank and Irene Patton.
Susan Olsen
Anne B. Davis
Eve Plumb

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Janet Jackson Which Jackson family member appeared as Delia Parks in two episodes?
La Toya Yvonne Jackson
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson appeared on "The Love Boat" in 1985. Her character was featured in both parts of "Scandinavia Cruise: Girl of the Midnight Sun/There'll Be Some Changes Made/Too Many Isaacs/Mr Smith Goes to Stockholm."
Randy Jackson

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Andy Warhol Which artist appeared as himself?
Salvador Dali
Andy Warhol
The episode Andy Warhol guest starred on an episode originally aired on October 12, 1985. Other guest stars included: Andy Griffith, Cloris Leachman, Tom Bosley and Marion Ross.
Pablo Picasso
Henri Matisse

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Alan Thicke Which songwriter and "Growing Pains" star appeared as Robert McBride?
Kirk Cameron
Jeremy Miller
Alan Thicke
Alan Thicke appeared as Robert McBride, Sen. Bob Townsend and Alan Price. His episodes aired in 1984, 1986 and 1987, respectively.
Tracey Gold

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Sonny Bono Which member of Congress appeared on 5 episodes?
Fred Grandy
Tip O'Neill
Sonny Bono
Sonny Bono first appeared on "The Love Boat" in 1979 as Harold Nash. His last appearance was on "Pride of the Pacific/The Viking's Son/Separate Vacations/The Experiment/Getting to Know You: Part 2." The latter episode aired in 1982.
Jim Wright

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1 Tom Hanks Which Academy Award-winning actor appeared as Rick Martin?
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks guest starred on "Friends and Lovers/ Sergeant Bull/Miss Mother" with Doris Roberts and Nipsey Russell. The episode aired on October 25, 1980.
Robin Williams
Gary Oldman
Daniel Day-Lewis

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Tony Micelli (Who's the Boss) Which "Whose the Boss?" actor guest starred on 2 episodes in 1983?
Judith Light
Danny Pintauro
Tony Danza
Tony Danza appeared on the two-part episode "Japan: Cruise: When Worlds Collide/The Captain and the Geisha/The Lottery Winners/The Emperor's Fortune." Other guests stars on this episode were Rita Moreno, Ted Knight, John Ritter, and Harvey Korman.
Alyssa Milano

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Joan Rivers Which comedian known for her red carpet commentary guest starred on a 1983 episode?
Rita Rudner
Gilda Radner
Whoopi Goldberg
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers appeared as Allison Newman. Her episode was called "Gopher's Daisy/Our Son, the Lawyer/Salvaged Romance." Other guest stars were Doris Roberts and Adam Arkin.

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Adam West Which "Batman" actor appeared as Bob Williams on a 1983 episode?
Adam West
Adam West guest stared on "Doc's Big Case/ Senior Sinners/ A Booming Romance." The show originally aired on January 22, 1983. Alan Young also appeared on the episode.
George Clooney
Michael Keaton
Burt Ward

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Hulk Hogan Which wrestler appeared as himself on "Miss Mom/Who's the Champ/Gopher's Delusion?"
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan's episode aired on February 1, 1986. Other guest stars included Jennifer Holmes and Ellen Bry.
Ric Flair
Randy Savage

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Gene Kelly Which "Singin' in the Rain" actor guest starred on two episodes in 1984?
Donald O'Connor
Douglas Fowley
Millard Mitchell
Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly portrayed Charles Dane on "Hong Kong Cruise: Polly's Poker Palace/Shop Ahoy/Double Date/The Hong Kong Affair/Two Tails of a City." Other guest stars were Donna Reed and Lee Majors.

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Donny Osmond Which one of the Osmonds appeared as Danny Fields and Jim Markham?
Merrill Osmond
Wayne Osmond
Alan Osmond
Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond appeared on 3 episodes. Two aired in 1980. The last one, The Christmas Presence, aired in 1982.

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Richard Dawson Which one of "Hogan's Heroes" portrayed Bert Buchanan?
Bob Crane
Richard Dawson
Bert Buchanan appeared in "A Time For Everything/The Song Is Ended/Accidental Cruise/ Anousha." Besides Richard Dawson, guest stars featured included Soupy Sales, Jo Anne Worley, Loretta Swit and Robert Goulet.
Robert Clary
Ivan Dixon

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Allen Ludden Which game show host appeared with his wife as a couple?
Allen Ludden
Allen Ludden guest starred with Loni Anderson, Betty White and The Village People on "The Horse Lover/ Secretary to the Stars/ Julie's Decision/ Gopher and Isaac Buy a Horse/ The Village People Ride Again." The episode aired on November 22, 1980.
Bert Convy
Gene Rayburn
Bill Cullen

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Don Adams Which "Get Smart" actor appeared on "The Love Boat" as William Robinson and Sidney Williams?
Don Adams
Don Adams also appeared as Sam Corey, Walter Love and Lenny Camen. In total, he guest starred in 5 episodes.
Edward Platt
Dick Gautier
Dave Ketchum

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Steve Allen Which "Tonight Show" host appeared as himself and as Durwood Moss?
Johnny Carson
Steve Allen
In "Who Killed Maxwell Thorn?," Steve Allen guest starred with his wife Jayne Meadows. Other guest stars were Charo, Bert Convy, Marion Ross, Tina Louise, Tom Poston, Louis Nye and Carol Channing.
Jay Leno
Jack Paar

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Kirstie Alley Which "Cheers" actress portrayed Marion Stevens in a 1983 episode?
Shelley Long
Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley appeared in "The World's Greatest Kisser/ Don't Take My Wife, Please/ The Reluctant Father." The episode originally aired on November 26, 1983.
Rhea Perlman
Bebe Neuwirth

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Loni Anderson Which "WKRP in Cincinnati" actress appeared on 4 episodes?
Jan Smithers
Carol Bruce
Allyn Anne McLerie
Loni Anderson
Loni Anderson appeared as three different characters from 1977 to 1980. They were Barbie, Kitty Scofield and Kim Holland/Doris Wilson.

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John Aston Which "The Addams Family Actor" played both David P. Crothers and Michael Sawyer?
Ted Cassidy
John Aston
John Astin portrayed David P. Crothers on parts one and two of "Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday" and both parts of "Egyptian Cruise."
Jackie Coogan
Ken Weatherwax

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Jim Backus Which "Gilligan's Island" actor appeared as Mr. Landers on a 1981 episode?
Bob Denver
Alan Hale Jr.
Russell Johnson
Jim Backus
Jim Backus' other appearance was in 1978 as Mr. Marvin Waterman. That episode was called "A Very Special Girl/Until the Last Goodbye/The Inspector."

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Milton Berle Which TV legend appeared on "The Love Boat" as six different cahracters?
Jack Benny
Milton Berle
Milton Berle's first appearance was as Cyril Wolfe in a 1977 episode. His last was in 1985 as Lionel Cooper.
George Burns
Steve Allen

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Tom Bosley Which "Happy Days" actor appeared on five episodes from 1982 to 1987?
Tom Bosley
On "The Love Boat," Tom Bosley played Harry Meacham, Herbert Chandler, George Hammond and Howard Pfister. He made his series debut in the two-part episode "Pride of the Pacific/ The Viking's Son/ Separate Vacations/ The Experiment/ Getting to Know You."
Henry Winkler
Ron Howard
Anson Williams

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Todd Bridges Which "Diff'rent Strokes" actor guest stared as Michael Jr. on a 1978 episode?
Conrad Bain
Todd Bridges
Todd Bridges made his only appearance in "Mike and Ike/ The Witness/ The Kissing Bandit." Other guest stars were Pat Carroll, Billy Crystal, Robert Reed, and Toni Tennille.
Gary Coleman
Danny Cooksey

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Joyce Brothers Which psychology writer appeared as Mrs. Magwich on one episode of "The Love Boat?"
Ruth Westheimer
Betty Berzon
Joyce Brothers
Dr. Joyce Brothers appeared in "Best of Friends/ Aftermath/ Dream Boat." Other guests starts on that episode are Ben Murphy and Richard Anderson.
Diane Follingstad

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LeVar Burton Which "Star Trek" actor made one appearance as Darnell Hall?
William Shatner
Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton guest starred in "The Lady and the Maid/ Love is Blind/ The Babymakers." The episode originally aired on March 3, 1984.

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David Cassidy Which member of The Partridge Family guest starred as Ted Harmes in 1980?
Danny Bonaduce
Dave Madden
David Cassidy
Ted Harmes was featured in "Target Gopher/ The Major's Wife/ Strange Honeymoon/ The Oilman Cometh." David Cassidy guest starred with Pat Harrington, Al Corley, Mike Pinter and Jo Ann Pflug.
Jeremy Gelbwaks

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Charo Which Spanish actress appeared multiple times as April Lopez?
Paz Vega
Penelope Cruz
Salma Hayek
Charo
Charo appeared in 10 episodes. Nine of her appearances were as April Lopez. Her other character was Lupe Zapata De Vega Valdez.

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Courteney Cox Which "Friends" actress guest starred as Carol for one episode?
Jennifer Aniston
Lisa Kudrow
Carol Willick
Courteney Cox
In 1985, Courteney Cox appeared in "Daredevil/ Picture Me a Spy/ Sleeper." Other guest stars were Peter Scolari, Alan Thicke and Yakov Smirnoff.

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Billy Crystal Which "Soap" actor guest starred on the "Mike and Ike/ The Witness/ The Kissing Bandit" episode?
Jimmy Baio
Rosco Lee Browne
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal's episode originally aired on October 21, 1979. It was the sixth episode of the second season.
Robert Urich

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Jane Curtain Which original "Saturday Night Live" cast member played Regina Parker?
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Yvonne Hudson
Jane Curtin
The episode Jane Curtin guest starred in first aired on November 26, 1977. She appeared with Gary Burghoff, Joanna Kerns and Phil Silvers.

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Jamie Farr Which "M*A*S*H" actor played Inspector Akmed Sadu of Interpol in two 1982 episodes?
Alan Alda
McLean Stevenson
Jamie Farr
In his first appearance, Jamie Farr appeared as Seymour. His last appearance was as Art Fuller in "Youth Takes a Holiday/ Don't Leave Home Without It/ Prisoner of Love."
Harry Morgan

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Buddy Hackett Which "The Love Bug" actor guest starred in a 1979 episode and a 1981 episode as two different characters?
Dean Jones
David Tomlinson
Joe Flynn
Buddy Hackett
Buddy Hackett's two episodes are "Going My Way/ Dance with Me/ Doc, Be Patient" and "The Lady from Laramie/ Vicki Swings/ Phantom Bride." In the former, he played Mickey Greenbaum. In the latter, Hackett portrayed Julian Garfield.

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David Hasselhoff Which "Baywatch" actor guest starred as Brian Kiley in a 1981 episode?
Brandon Call
Jeremy Jackson
Michael Newman
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff also guest starred on a 1980 episode as Tom Bell. His two episodes were called "Invisible Maniac/ September Song/ Peekaboo" and "Isaac and the Mermaids/ Humpty, Dumpty/ Aquaphobic."

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Jack Klugman Which "The Odd Couple" star appeared as Mel Davis in two 1985 episodes?
Tony Randall
Jack Lemmon
Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman appeared as Mel Davis on the two-part episode "Girl of the Midnight Sun/ There'll Be Some Changes Made/ Too Many Isaacs/ Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm (Scandinavia Cruise). Both parts originally aired on February 2, 1985.
Walter Matthau

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Susan Lucci Which soap opera legend appeared as Paula Hastings in a 1982 episode?
Jeanne Cooper
Deidre Hall
Alison Sweeny
Susan Lucci
Susan Lucci appeared on the November 6, 1982 episode. Other celebrities on this episode were Elaine Joyce, Jerry Van Dyke, Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie.

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Rue McClanahan Which golden girl appeared in six episodes of "The Love Boat?"
Estelle Getty
Bea Arthur
Betty White
Rue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan first appeared on "The Love Boat" in 1978. She played April Dunlevy. Her last appearance was in 1984 as Cheryl Enicker.

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Leslie Nielsen Which Canadian actor appeared three times, each time playing a different character?
Michael J. Fox
Mike Myers
John Candy
Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen appeared as Russ Blanchard, Dan Michaels and Hank Hardaway. He guest starred twice in the first season and once in the second.

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