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Jedediah Lawrence
Jedediah actors
Episodes Career Day, Rave On, State of the Unions, For Love and Apartments, No Such Thing As A Sure Thing, It's About Time
Name Jedidiah Lawrence
Role Topanga's dad
Portrayed by Peter Tork, Michael McKean, and Mark Harelik

Jedediah "Jed" Lawrence is Topanga's father and Rhiannon's (ex-)husband. He was introduced as a guitar-playing hippie who owned a bookstore. Later on his hippie clothing was replaced by more modern clothing and he pretty much left his wife for another woman.



Jedediah's favorite TV show is Alf, and he hates Ally McBeal.


Ex-wife: Rhiannon Curtis

Children: Topanga Lawrence-Matthews (daughter)

  • Topanga also had a sister named Nebula Lawrence, presumably meant to be a full sister, but she was a continuity error in the show, as she was never mentioned following season 1. She no longer exists.

In-laws: Rosie McGee (ex-mother-in-law), Prudence Curtis (ex-sister-in-law), Cory Matthews (son-in-law)

Grandchildren: Riley Matthews (granddaughter) and Auggie Matthews (grandson)


Jedidiah Lawrence is the only character to be portrayed by three different actors.

As Rhiannon's mother was born in the early 1940's, based on what Topanga said in No Guts, No Cory, Jedediah's parents were the ones who were engaged on December 7, 1941.