Gullah Gullah Island
is an American children's television series
Children's television series, are commercial television programs designed for, and marketed to children, normally scheduled for broadcast during the morning and afternoon when children are awake. They can sometimes run in the early evening, for the children that go to school...
starring Ron Daise and his wife Natalie Daise. It was the first show designed for preschoolers to feature a Gullah
The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands....
The show stars Ron Daise and Natalie Daise as "Ron" and "Natalie," along with their fictional children Shaina and James, niece (Vanessa), non-fictional child Simeon and fictional tadpole
A tadpole or polliwog is the wholly aquatic larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian, particularly that of a frog or toad.- Appellation :...
, Binyah Binyah Polliwog. The family lived on an island off the coast of South Carolina. (with outdoor shots featuring Beaufort, South Carolina
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Chartered in 1711, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston. The city's population was 12,361 in the 2010 census. It is located in the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan...
and Fripp Island
Fripp Island is a 6.546 sq mi barrier island located along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. state of South Carolina, about 20 miles from Beaufort...
.) The Downtown area was featured in one episode when the family took a trip to Charleston
Charleston is the second largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It was made the county seat of Charleston County in 1901 when Charleston County was founded. The city's original name was Charles Towne in 1670, and it moved to its present location from a location on the west bank of the...
The show was taped and recorded at Nickelodeon Studios
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in Orlando at Universal Studios Florida
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, with the show Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa Explains It All is an American teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. Created by Mitchell Kriegman, it aired for five seasons for a total of 65 episodes from March 23, 1991, to December 3, 1994, and then went into reruns....
shot on the same set (interior and exterior). Modifications were made, like adding various shades of red to the home as shown on Gullah Gullah. The backyard was used on earlier episodes of All That
All That is an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network featuring short comedic sketches and weekly musical guests. The theme song for All That was performed by TLC...
Episodes featured singing, dancing, learning and encouraging children in the audience to think about things like healthy eating, telling the truth and problem solving. The show ran for 3 seasons from 1994-1998, with a total of 78 episodes.
The show also spawned a short-lived spin-off, Binyah Binyah
, which lasted for 13 episodes.
- Vanessa Baden
Vanessa Baden is an American actress best known for her role as Kyra Rockmore in the hit Nickelodeon show Kenan and Kel, and for starring in the TV series Gullah Gullah Island. She also did a radio show “Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton”...
- James Edward Coleman III - James
- Ron Daise - Ron
- Natalie Daise - Natalie
- Manolo Villaverde - Abuelo
- Iris Chacón
Iris Chacón is a dancer, singer, and entertainer. She enjoys great popularity in Puerto Rico and in other Latin American countries, as well as such US locales as New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.-Career:Chacon has been known by various nicknames, such as "La Bomba de Puerto Rico" Iris Chacón...
- Ms. Juana
- Corey Hayes - Corey
- Simeon Othello Daise - Simeon
- Shaina M. Freeman - Shaina (1994–1996)
- Tristin Mays
Tristin Mays is American actress. Growing up in New York City, Tristin was with the Ford Modeling Agency where she quickly became one of the top child models in the country. She can be seen in many print ads as a young child alongside some of the industries top young celebrities such as Corbin...
- Shaina (1997)
- Cristian Sola - Miguel (1997)
- Sara Makeba Daise - Sara (1994–1997)
- Mia Barrington - Mia
- Armando Guerra - Armando (1994–1997)
- Philip D. Garcia - Binyah Binyah (1994–1996) (Note: Phillip Garcia was killed in a car accident in 1996, which is why Justin Campbell had the role of Binyah Binyah in for the 3rd season.)
- Justin Campbell - Binyah Binyah (1996-1998)
- Ana Christina Randolph - Marisol
- Bryan Nguyen - Bryan
- Jessica Gorski - Jessica
- James J. Kroupa - Chansome
Season 1: July 1994-December 1994
Season 2: January 1995-April 1996
Season 3: June 1996-February 1998
Reruns of Gullah Gullah Island
aired on Noggin
Nick Jr. was a programming block on the Nickelodeon television channel, seen on Nickelodeon weekday mornings. It was aimed at a preschool-age audience ages 6 and under. On September 28, 2009, Nick Jr. became its own official channel, replacing Noggin...
from July 8, 1997-April 2004 & again from 2008-present, and reran in July 2003. It currently airs on Nick Jr, with an exception of it possibly stretching over to TeenNick's The '90s Are All That
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block that airs at 12:00a or 10:00p every night