Grant Goodeve (born July 6, 1952) is an American actor and television host. He is best known for playing the role of David Bradford, the oldest son, on Eight Is Enough, from 1977 to 1981. He sang the theme song for the show as well. More recent work includes Home & Garden Television and voice roles, such as the Engineer in the multiplayer video game Team Fortress 2 and Wolf O'Donnell in Star Fox: Assault.
Goodeve was born in Middlebury, Connecticut. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1975. His earliest role was on a fifth season episode of Emergency!. After a February 1977 screen test, he signed up as a cast member of Eight Is Enough, taking over a role played in the show's pilot episode by Mark Hamill.
When Eight Is Enough ended in 1981, Goodeve appeared in guest roles in series such as The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker, Dynasty, and Fantasy Island, among others. In the summer of 1984 Goodeve hosted "Solid Gold Hits". In 1985-86, he played Michael James "Woody" Woodward in the soap opera One Life to Live. He also co-starred in a 1984 made-for-TV movie, Pigs vs. Freaks. He reprised his Eight is Enough role in two reunion movies during the late 1980s and also appeared on several episodes of Murder, She Wrote . As the 1990s came to a close, he also made an appearance in The WB's hit series 7th Heaven, as Capt. Jack Smith.
Goodeve moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989 with his wife and three children. Soon after moving there, he began appearing in the recurring role of Rick Pedersen, the ill-fated bush pilot in Northern Exposure. He also began contributing to KING-TV's Evening Magazine and starting hosting that station's travel show Northwest Backroads in 1998.
More recently he began hosting "If Walls Could Talk" (2000-2004) and Homes of Our Heritage on Home & Garden Television. He has worked as a voice actor for several video games, including the role of Wolf O'Donnell in Star Fox: Assault, the Engineer in Team Fortress 2, and various voices for F.E.A.R.. He also lent his singing voice to Bob Rivers's Twisted Christmas series of holiday CDs.
He is active in his Presbyterian church in Seattle, engaging part-time in an itinerant music ministry in the region.
In 2006, Goodeve appeared as George Bailey in Seattle's Taproot Theatre Company's production of "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play". He returned to the Taproot stage in 2008's production of "The Christmas Foundling" as Old Jake. He used to live in Washington state with his wife. He has a married daughter and a grandchild. He has temporarily moved to Georgia to pursue acting again.
Goodeve also appears in the Amtrak Cascades safety video.
Above and Beyond... Nearly (Season 5: Episode 20)
Saturday Night (Season 1: Episode 12)
Eight Is Enough
I Want to Die,
Leave Me Alone, God
The Love Boat
Bill Rawlings / Hunter Richter
Goose for the Gander/The Stuntman (Season 3: Episode 2),
Sing Melancholy Baby/The Last Dogfight (Season 7: Episode 16)
Alex and Annie/Blue Honeymoon/Another Thing (Season 1: Episode 1)
Who's There? (Season 1: Episode 15)
Blue Murder (Season 3: Episode 10)
Solid Gold Hits
Trapper John, M.D.
A Little Knife Music (Season 5: Episode 14)
Finder of Lost Loves
A Gift (Season 1: Episode 10)
Jordy Clegg #2
Murder, She Wrote
Ben Skyler / Jack Kowalski / Larry Gaynes
One Life to Live
Enemies Within (Season 4: Episode 3)
Rick Pederson / Rick
McGee and Me!
Brad 'Giff' Gifford
In the Nick of Time
Capt. Jack Smith
Monkey Business 1 (Season 7: Episode 1),
Monkey Business Deux (Season 7: Episode 2)
If Walls Could Talk
Law of the Land
All the King's Horses
A Last Cry for Help
Pigs vs. Freaks
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion
Barry Griffith/Frank Bentley
License to Drive
Natalie's DMV Examiner
An Eight Is Enough Wedding
She'll Take Romance
Something to Sing About
Crimes of the Past
Star Fox: Assault
Voice: English version
Harlan Wade/Additional Voices
Team Fortress 2
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin