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This Old House 

The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

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Kevin O'Connor Kevin O'Connor ...  Himself - Host / ... 378 episodes, 2003-2019
Norm Abram Norm Abram ...  Himself - Master Carpenter / ... 319 episodes, 1984-2019
Richard Trethewey Richard Trethewey ...  Himself - Plumbing and Heating Expert / ... 317 episodes, 1984-2019
Tom Silva Tom Silva ...  Himself - General Contractor / ... 315 episodes, 1995-2019
Roger Cook Roger Cook ...  Himself - Landscape Contractor 313 episodes, 2004-2019


The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

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1979 (USA) See more »

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Acton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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"Master Carpenter" Norm Abram is the longest serving crew member of This Old House, being with the show since the first season. He was originally hired by creator Russell Morash to do carpentry work on the project house but not to appear on TV, and Norm had dreamed of making a background cameo in a scene and being able to tell his friends that he had been on TV. Abram's role on the show has since expanded to that of a near co-host, and was given his own show, "The New Yankee Workshop" in 1989. See more »


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the original home improvement show
24 October 2007 | by aptpupil79See all my reviews

my favorite of all the home improvement shows, and the only one that you know will show you the latest and greatest techniques/products in the home improvement industry. bob Vila made the show popular, Steve Thomas made it for the everyman, and Kevin o'Connor has yet to make his legacy. regulars like norm Abram, tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and roger cook are the best in their individual fields, many of them have had their trades in their family for many years. it wasn't until later in the series that they ventured away from Massachusetts, but eventually they went out of the country to London, as well as having a couple shows in CA, one in HI, TX, LA, FL, and many other locations. with these guys you know you can count on a craftsmanship that just isn't approached in more recent shows which breeze over complex projects. a truly classic and indispensable show. now if they released archived episodes on DVD or made them available for download then they're really be on to something...

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