Secret Admirer Trivia
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Rewind ArchiveDirector David Greenwalt had previously written for such 80's TV classics as "Wonder Years", "Shannon's Deal" and "Doogie Howser, M.D". On the large screen he scripted several movies including "American Dreamer", "Class" and "Rude Awakening". In the 90's he worked from the start with Joss Whedon on the TV mega-series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". For the first three seasons he wrote and directed numerous episodes and acted as co-executive producer. He subsequently became the Executive Producer and chief architect of the successful Buffy spin-off TV series, ANGEL.
Thanks to Kimmie GibblerLori Loughlin and the rest of Full House Cast did an episode parodying "Secret Admirer" in which a love letter, created as a prank by the new bratty young neighbor was circulated through the household and created general havoc and confusion, resulting in a climax at the backyard picnic table in true Tanner Family style.
Thanks to Jennifer WeyKelly Preston (Deborah) tried out for "The Blue Lagoon" but lost out to Brooke Shields. Kelly is now married to John Travolta.
Thanks to Stefan WadstedtLori Loughlin stared in her own tv-series "Summerland". In a couple of episodes she was reunited with her former "Secret Admirer"co star C. Thomas Howell who was a guest star on "Summerland".
Thanks to SamanthaClassic 80's teen movie actor Courtney Gains plays a guy named "Doug" in Secret Admirer. He doesn't have many lines, but he works at the fast-food place and can be seen most often with a toothpick hanging out of his mouth.
Thanks to SteveMidway through the film, there's a scene where Debbie's boyfriend Steve Powers is searching for her and Michael at a "make-out point" which appears to overlook Los Angeles. Steve starts opening up every car door looking to see if the two are making out inside. The first teenage couple he barges in on, the guy in the car is Doug Savant, who later went on to play social worker Matt Fielding in the hit drama "Melrose Place". He's only in the film for that brief scene and only has a couple of lines. He's listed in the closing credits simply as "Boy"...
Thanks to LeoLori Loughlin was Jesse's girlfriend on the TV series, "Full House".
Thanks to Sarah LewisCourtney Gains (Doug) stars as Malachai in 'The First Children of the Corn'.
Rewind ArchiveCasey Siemaszko plays C. Thomas Howell's friend who drives the van they trash, the same van Lori Loughlin later takes a bat to for Casey telling his buddies he boffed her brains out in the back of his van.
Thanks to Ken YoungbergCasey Siemaszko went on to play in Young Guns, Three O'Clock High and other killer 80's flicks.
Thanks to Barry Dominey, Jr.Lori Loughlin was actually offered to film The Blue Lagoon, not Kelly Preston, but turned it down.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Secret Admirer".
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