While “Eight Is Enough” was a popular 1970s family series, this actress was not known for her performances in it. Actually, Peggy Pope was best known for her roles on stage. Her debut appearance was in the stage production “Mister Roberts.” In 1966, she had a breakout role in the classic film “The Trials of O’Brien.” A decade later, she starred in the two roles, Mrs. Conway and Rowena, in “Eight Is Enough.”
Decades after the series, Pope had various roles. She was in everything from “The Golden Girls” to “Law & Order.” Interestingly, during the 1980s, Pope really shined in her roles in “The Last Starfighter” and in “9 to 5” where she played Margaret. In 2016, the actress had her last role in the short film “Toys.”
Judy Strangis – Noreen
Child-actor, Judy Strangis, played Noreen. When Strangis was only seven years old, she landed a role in the Western “Dragoon Wells Massacre.” This was about two decades before she appeared as Noreen in “Eight Is Enough.” In fact, before her time on the show, Strangis had quite an impressive repertoire. One of her most well-known roles was in “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” where she played Dyna Girl.
Though starring in “Eight Is Enough” was one of Strangis’ later roles, the actress was not quite done. She took on another lead role as Goldie Girl in the TV series, “Goldie Girl and Action Jack.” In 1994, her final appearance was a voice-acting part in “Batman: The Animated Series.”
Larry Hankin – Garbage Man Drego/Max
This actor, Larry Hankin, may have started acting in the 1960s, but you’ve probably seen him before. If you were an uber fan of “Eight Is Enough,” you might know Hankin for his two roles in the TV show, as Max and Garbage Man Drego. The one thing that doesn’t stink is Hankin’s acting. Even before “Eight Is Enough,” the actor boasted numerous roles and performances. In 1979, Hankin starred as Charlie Butts in the classic film “Escape from Alcatraz.”
As the actor got older, the more impressive his resume got. The actor starred as Old Joe in “Breaking Bad” and the feature film “El Camino: The Breaking Bad Movie.”
Nedra Volz – Mrs. Yaterman/Thrift Store Customer
Even though, this actress had two minor roles in “Eight Is Enough” as Mrs. Yaterman and a store customer, she had a face for TV, especially light-hearted comedies. The actress had a sweet round face with twinkling eyes. One of the curious things about Volz was her route to showbiz. It was only well into her retirement that she started taking on roles. Her first was a small role in the film “Your Three Minutes Are Up.” Some years later she appeared in “Eight Is Enough.”
Some of Volz’s most notable roles came after the family series. She starred as Winona “Mother B” Beck in the TV series “Filthy Rich” and joined the cast of “The Dukes of Hazzard.” In January 2023, the actress sadly passed away.
Beans Morocco – Peter Bales/Registrar
With a name like Beans Morocco, you’d figure this actor would be a household name. If you’re a long-time fan of “Eight Is Enough,” you probably recognize his name on the credits as Morocco had two roles in the series. Up until his time in the family series, Morocco had had several minor roles in various TV series. These include the action series “Harry O” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
While Beans Morocco isn’t a household name, the actor should be. In total, he boasts 99 acting credits to his name. His most notable roles were as Bob the Janitor in “Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach” and Stanley Dewoski in “Used Cars.”