Adam Rich’s’ Eight Is Enough’ Costar Grant Goodeve on How Time with the Young Star Inspired Him to Have Kids

Award Goodeve is thinking back affectionately on Eight Is Enough costar Adam Rich following Rich’s passing on Sunday. Goodeve, 70, shares with Individuals how investing energy with Rich — who played his more youthful brother Nicholas Bradford on the ABC series — straightforwardly affected his and his better half’s way to life as a parent.

“Adam’s passing is past miserable to us, particularly when we think about the beginning of the show,” he says.

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“During Christmas seven day stretch of 1977, my significant other Debbie and I returned Adam to our family homes in Vermont.”

“We lived it up and he was big hit with all our loved ones!” he proceeds. “We additionally trained him to ski, which he got rapidly.

We were so motivated by our experience with Adam that Debbie and I concluded we needed to have kids and we were hitched the following spring.”

The entertainer reviews his last time seeing Rich at the 2015 commemoration administration for their television father. “The last time we saw Adam was at Dick Van Patten’s dedication administration a couple of years prior and he was by all accounts doing well indeed,” he shared. “We are always appreciative to him and miss him.”

Goodeve additionally recalls the on-screen association between Van Patten’s patriarch Tom Bradford and his child Nicholas: “I likewise have forever been persuaded that one reason for the notoriety of Eight Is Enough was a result of the initial scenes consistently with Tom Bradford and Nicholas.”

“They attracted everybody right away and the appeal, humor, and warmth between them was fantastic,” he adds. “We miss you Adam.”


After fresh insight about Rich’s demise down and out on Sunday, Eight Is Enough’s Willie Aames likewise shared his adoration for his previous costar on Facebook, expressing, “today [my wife] Winnie woke me with the unfortunate insight about Adam Rich’s passing. I’m destroyed. Adam was in excess of a partner. He was a lot of my main younger sibling. A deep rooted companion.”

He added, “These most recent couple of years Adam fantasized reestablishing his profession. He was one of those youngster entertainers that our age will constantly recall.”

“I can’t let you know the number of guardians that have let me know they named their most memorable kid ‘Nicolas’ after his Eight Is Sufficient person,” he closed.

“The decreasing clique of children that experienced childhood in the brilliant long periods of family TV has lost one more of our own. I will miss him profoundly.”

Eight Is Sufficient’s on-screen stepmother Betty Buckley likewise shared a profound recognition for Rich on the web.

“Adam Rich was a light and my young buddy for the four seasons I was honored to work with him on Eight Is Sufficient,” she subtitled an Instagram display of photograph

s. She likewise referred to him as, “so sweet, interesting, new and normal. He gave a ton of pleasure to us all on the show and to our audiences.”

Rich died on Sunday at 54 years old. A reason for death has not been uncovered, however case notes from the Los Angeles District Clinical Analyst’s office affirm that Rich died in his home and show that further examination is expected to decide an authority reason for death. A policing precluded unfairness in discussion with TMZ, which was first to report Rich’s passing.

Notwithstanding his experience on Eight Is Sufficient, Rich likewise seemed ABC’s Code Red in 1981 and 1983’s Prisons and Winged serpents, in which he voiced young wizard Presto the Entertainer.