Aaron Spelling

Biography: Aaron Spelling started out as an actor in the '50s, then segued into writing before finding his true calling as a producer in the '60s. And what a calling it was: fan favorites such as Charlie's Angels; The Love Boat; Beverly Hills, 90210 (which launched the career of his daughter Tori); Melrose Place; Starsky and Hutch; Dynasty; and Charmed were just a few of the shows he worked on. His formula was to take a simple premise and liven it up with good-looking players, both up-and-comers (Heather Locklear on Dynasty and T.J. Hooker, Shannen Doherty on 90210 and Charmed) and stars of yesteryear (Ricardo Montalban on Fantasy Island, Robert Wagner on Hart to Hart). Even in his sixties and seventies, he was uncannily in touch with the youth market, producing series that appealed to viewers young enough to be his grandchildren. From his breakthrough ('60s action series The Mod Squad) to his swan song (wholesome family drama 7th Heaven, which continued to run after his death in 2006)Aaron Spelling started out as an actor in the '50s, then segued into writing before finding his true calling as a producer in the '60s. And what a calling it was: fan favorites such as Charlie's Angels; The Love Boat; Beverly Hills, 90210 (which launched the career of his daughter Tori); Melrose Place; Starsky and Hutch; Dynasty; and Charmed were just a few of the shows he worked on. His formula was to take a simple premise and liven it up with good-looking players, both up-and-comers (Heather Locklear on Dynasty and T.J. Hooker, Shannen Doherty on 90210 and Charmed) and stars of yesteryear (Ricardo Montalban on Fantasy Island, Robert Wagner on Hart to Hart). Even in his sixties and seventies, he was uncannily in touch with the youth market, producing series that appealed to viewers young enough to be his grandchildren. From his breakthrough ('60s action series The Mod Squad) to his swan song (wholesome family drama 7th Heaven, which continued to run after his death in 2006) Spelling was an unparalleled hit maker well-loved by his fans, his collaborators and even his critics. Expand

Aaron Spelling's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 84 California Split
Lowest Metascore: 16 The Mod Squad
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
52 Charlie's Angels Nov 3, 2000 Executive Producer 8.6
16 The Mod Squad Mar 26, 1999 Executive Producer / Executive Producer 5.6
65 Soapdish May 31, 1991 Producer 7.8
44 Satisfaction Feb 12, 1988 Producer tbd
36 Three O'Clock High Oct 9, 1987 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
50 Mr. Mom Aug 19, 1983 Executive Producer 6.9
70 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Nov 12, 1976 Executive Producer tbd
84 California Split Aug 1, 1974 Executive Producer tbd