The Torkelsons

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

The Torkelsons show“The Torkelsons” was a family sitcom that aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993. The show followed the daily lives of the Torkelson family, a quirky and endearing family from Pyramid Corners, Oklahoma.

The series revolved around the adventures of the Torkelson family, especially their widowed mother, Millicent Torkelson (played by Connie Ray). Millicent had five children, each with their unique personalities and challenges. The show dealt with typical family issues such as sibling rivalry, teenage crushes, and the ups and downs of growing up.

In addition to Connie Ray, the show starred a talented cast of actors, including Olivia Burnette as Dorothy Jane, the middle child and narrator of the show, and Aaron Michael Metchik as her crush, Riley Roberts.

“The Torkelsons” was praised for its strong cast and the heartwarming, comedic stories it told. The show was eventually retooled and retitled “Almost Home” for its second season, which focused on the Torkelsons’ move to Seattle, Washington, where Millicent had taken a job as a nanny.

Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 1991
  • Year of Finale: 1993
  • Type of Series: Live-Action
  • TV Channel/Platform: NBC
  • IMDB Link


  • Connie Ray: Millicent Torkelson
  • Olivia Burnette: Dorothy Jane Torkelson
  • Elizabeth Poyer (pilot) & Anna Slotky: Ruth Ann Torkelson
  • Benj Thall (pilot) & Aaron Michael Metchik: Steven Floyd Torkelson
  • Lee Norris: Chuckie Lee Torkelson
  • Rachel Duncan: Mary Sue Torkelson
  • Ernie Lively (pilot): Jacob Presley
  • William Schallert: Wesley Hodges
  • Brittany Murphy: Molly Morgan
  • Jason Marsden: Gregory Morgan
  • Perry King: Brian Morgan


  • Creator: Lynn Montgomery
  • Executive Producers: Michael Jacobs and Charlotte Brown

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