Major John McGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic liberal journalist. When the two meet, there's instant and intense chemistry between them and they get married less than 24 hours later. Polly and her kids from a previous marriage have to learn how to deal with being a Marine family whilst Major MacGillis has to learn how to be a Dad.
Last Episode04x22 Oops, a Daisy Aired: Apr. 16, 1993
Casey's 10th birthday causes a clash between Mac and Polly when he buys her a Red Ryder air rifle as a gift.
Major Dad: Season 2, Episode #21 - Polly's Choice
Polly (Shanna Reed) is asked to collaborate on a book with her former boyfriend (guest star Jameson Parker).…
Major Dad: Season 2, Episode #17 - Valentine's Day
The Major (Gerald McRaney) is embarrassed by Polly's (Shanna Reed) valentine tribute to him in the base…
- Maj. John D. 'Mac' McGillis
- Polly Cooper McGillis
- Robin Cooper McGillis
- Casey Cooper McGillis
- Elizabeth Cooper McGillis
Series Fun Facts
- The building shown at the opening of the show when they lived on Camp Holister Marine Base is actually Lejeune Hall, the headquarters of Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. It is across from…
[show]The building shown at the opening of the show when they lived on Camp Holister Marine Base is actually Lejeune Hall, the headquarters of Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. It is across from the military lodging on the main road.
- Polly's middle name is "Esther" (making her "Polyester").