Jerry Belson

Biography: A product of the TV sitcom mills of the 1960s, Jerry Belson wrote numerous scripts for such programs as The Dick Van Dyke Show. With his then-partner Gary Marshall, Belson nurtured such small-screen projects as Marlo Thomas' That Girl (1966-70) and the short-lived Hey, Landlord (1967). In 1968, he made his theatrical-feature bow as producer/scripter of the James Garner/Debbie Reynolds comedy How Sweet It Is (1968). His subsequent film scripts made sport of suburban manners, mores and neuroses, as witness Smile (1976), Fun With Dick and Jane (1977) and The End (1978). In 1982, Belson made his directorial debut with Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again, a hit-and-miss spin-off of the weekly TV sketch-comedy series Fridays. His next offering as director, Surrender (1987), boasted one of the most bizarre scenes in motion-picture history: Sally Field and Michael Caine are "introduced" when they are stripped naked and tied up face-to-face! On occasion, Belson has appeared in front of theA product of the TV sitcom mills of the 1960s, Jerry Belson wrote numerous scripts for such programs as The Dick Van Dyke Show. With his then-partner Gary Marshall, Belson nurtured such small-screen projects as Marlo Thomas' That Girl (1966-70) and the short-lived Hey, Landlord (1967). In 1968, he made his theatrical-feature bow as producer/scripter of the James Garner/Debbie Reynolds comedy How Sweet It Is (1968). His subsequent film scripts made sport of suburban manners, mores and neuroses, as witness Smile (1976), Fun With Dick and Jane (1977) and The End (1978). In 1982, Belson made his directorial debut with Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again, a hit-and-miss spin-off of the weekly TV sketch-comedy series Fridays. His next offering as director, Surrender (1987), boasted one of the most bizarre scenes in motion-picture history: Sally Field and Michael Caine are "introduced" when they are stripped naked and tied up face-to-face! On occasion, Belson has appeared in front of the cameras, playing cameo roles in Semi-Tough (1977), Modern Romance (1981) and The Couch Trip (1988). In the late 1980s, Jerry Belson won two Emmy awards as one of the executive producers of Fox's The Tracy Ullman Show. Expand

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tbd The Drew Carey Show: Season 5 Sep 22, 1999 Writer / Jerry Belson tbd
tbd Laverne & Shirley (1983): Season 1 Jan 27, 1976 Mr. Wardcraft tbd
tbd The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 4 Sep 15, 1973 Director tbd
tbd The Odd Couple: Season 4 Sep 14, 1973 Director tbd
tbd The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 3 Sep 16, 1972 Director tbd
tbd The Odd Couple: Season 3 Sep 15, 1972 Director tbd
tbd The Odd Couple: Season 2 Sep 17, 1971 Writer / Executive Producer tbd
tbd The Odd Couple: Season 1 Sep 24, 1970 Writer / Director / Executive Producer tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 1 Sep 29, 1969 Writer tbd
tbd The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5 Sep 15, 1965 Writer / Jerry Belson tbd
tbd I Spy: Season 1 Sep 15, 1965 Writer tbd
tbd The Lucy Show: Season 4 Sep 13, 1965 Writer tbd
tbd Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: Season 1 Sep 25, 1964 Writer tbd
tbd The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 4 Sep 23, 1964 Writer / Jerry Belson tbd
tbd The Lucy Show: Season 3 Sep 21, 1964 Writer tbd
tbd The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 3 Sep 25, 1963 Writer / Jerry Belson tbd