Marshall Bowman Secret Life of the American Teenager



TV Series


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Portrayed by John Schneider

Marshall (John Schneider) was the father of Grace Bowman and adopted father of Tom Bowman.  He was married to Kathleen Bowman before he died on a plane crash.  Marshall was a doctor and a devoted Christian. 


Marshall had a brother who committed suicide after been abused by his neighbour.  Marshall waited until he finished medical school before he got married to Kathleen and had sex according to his religious belief.  Marshall and Kathleen had a daughter Grace Bowman and adopted a second child Tom Bowman. 


Marshall was concerned about his daughter Grace having sex with her boyfriend Jack.  He gave a promise ring to remain her to wait until she was married to have sex.  When Jack cheated on Grace he forbade his daughter from seeing Jack again. 


Marshall didn't like Ricky Underwood gong out with his daughter because he knew about Amy pregnancy.  When Ricky admitted he was sexually abused by his father Marshall tried to support Ricky telling him his own brother abuse and suicide.


Marshall opposed his daughter when she decided she was old enough to have sex.  He left home angry at her for a medical conference but didn't reach his destination because his plane crashed. 

Main Cast

Adrian Lee

Alice Valko

Amy Juergens

Anne Juergens

Ashley Juergens

Ben Boykewich



Cindy Lee


George Juergens

Grace Bowmen



Henry Miller

Jack Pappas

Jason Treacy

Jeff Zegay


Joe Hampton

John Juergens

Kathleen Bowman

Ken Fields

Lauren Treacy

Leo Boykewich

Madison Cooperstein

Marcelino Molina

Margaret Shakur

Marshall Bowman

Nora Underwood

Ricky Underwood

Robie Juergens

Ruben Enriquez


Tom Bowman