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Action Dad is a 2011 American animated series created by Andrew Dickman. The show features the voices of Chelan Simmons, Lee Tockar and Michael Donovan. The show premiered in Brazil on Sept. 12, 2012 on Cartoon Network Brazil. The show has also aired in Portugal, Israel and France.[1] Although previously thought to premiere in mid-2011, the show has yet to be distributed in the U.S. as of 2014.[2]

Action Dad
Created byAndrew Dickman
StarringChelan Simmons
Lee Tockar
Ashleigh Ball
Michael Donovan
Sarah John
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Producer(s)Christine Danzo
Konnie Kwak
Ira Warren
Running timeApprox. 22 mins
Production company(s)Toon Zone
DistributorShowcase Entertainment
Original networkCartoon Network Brazil
Picture format480i
Original releaseSeptember 12, 2012 (2012-09-12)



The story revolves around Liz Ramsey (Chelan Simmons) and her little brother Mick Ramsey (Ashleigh Ball in the series, Joel McFarlene in the pilot), two normal teenagers with one exception; their father Chuck Ramsey (Michael Donovan in the series, Maurice LaMarche in the original pitched pilot[3]) is a secret spy and their mother Angela Ramsey (Sarah Johns) is a super-villain. Although the two parents work for both good and evil, they have the same intention of keeping their children out of harm from their missions and enemies.[4]



Dickman came up with the concept for the show as early as 2006, wanting to make a family orientated show. On the matter he said "I used to LOVE old action hero movies (which were also comedies sometimes) that starred either Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwartzenegger and etc... I miss those old movies, I wanted to see if I could bring that back, a little with this cartoon"[5] However, Dickman had no involvement in the production of the series, nor was he acknowledged of the show's existence until he discovered it five years later and wasn't even contractually paid for the series at all.[6][7] Dickman believes that the reason for being off the production was for the studio "to make all the changes they wanted."[8] This may explain why the series' main antagonist, Baron Gash,[9] was renamed to Baron von Dash and the characters gained new character designs and Flash animation.