Rory was the typical TV younger brother who loves to stir the pot, and Martin Spanjers always played him with a kind of maniacal smirk.
Since his time as a Hennessy, Spanjers appeared as guest in Grey's Anatomy, i Carly, and Saving Grace.
Bridget regrets her former attitude towards her father and changes her way.
The second season focused on the whole family, rather than just Paul.
Last, but certainly not least, is the late, great John Ritter.
He and his daughter argue about her behavior, clothing, and boyfriends.
Old Hollywood star James Garner appeared in The Notebook around the same time as 8 Simple Rules, and he lent his voice to movies like Battle for Terra and Superman/Shazam! Garner passed away in 2014 at the age of 86, leading many of his sitcom co-stars to write tributes online. He added extra comic relief during the family's most trying time.
Since 8 Simple Rules, David Spade's TV work includes starring roles in The Showbiz Show with David Spade and Rules of Engagement.
The series was inspired by the book "Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," by W. Paul Hennessy is a stay at home father of three children, two teenage daughters and a preteen son. His wife, Cate, is a nurse and the "voice of reason" in the family.
His oldest child, Bridget, is rebellious and boy-crazy; middle child Kerry lives in her older sister's shadow; while Rory, lives only to antagonise his older sisters.