When alien ALF (Alien Life Form) Gordon Shumway from the planet Melmac, crash lands in the garage of the Tanner family, they take him in and hide him from the Alien Task Force.

ALF Broadcast History

Network: NBC
Broadcast: 1986-1990
First Broadcast: September 22, 1986
Last Broadcast: March 24, 1990

Sep 1986-Feb 1990, Mon 8:00-8:30pm
Mar 1990, Sat 8:00-8:30pm


Paul Fusco...ALF (voice & puppeteer)
Max Wright...Willie Tanner
Anne Schedeen...Kate Tanner
Andrea Elson...Lynn Tanner
Benji Gregory...Brian Tanner

Regulars & Guest Stars

John LaMotta...Trevor Ochmonek
Liz Sheridan...Raquel Ochmonek
Josh Blake...Jake Ochmonek
Anne Meara...Dorothy Halligan
Jim J. Bullock...Neal Tanner
Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros...ALF (full body suit)

Theme Song / Opening Credits


There were 4 seasons and 103 episodes of ALF. Check out our ALF episode guide.


Since the end of the show, several of the cast have voiced dissatisfaction they experienced during filming. Due to the technical demands of the show, work hours were long and tensions were high. None of the actors cared for playing second fiddle to a puppet.

Each episode title is also the name of a song, which is central to the plot.


ALF: Justice will not rest.
Kate: What if I gave justice a cookie?
ALF: Justice will think about it.

ALF: Haaa! I kill me.


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