Ted Knight Actor

Ted knight

Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush on Too Close for Comfort, and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack. Born Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka to a Polish-American family in Terryville, Connecticut, Knight dropped out of high school to enlist for military service in World War II. He was a member of A Company, 296th Combat Engineer Battalion, earning five battle stars while serving in the European Theatre. During the postwar years, Knight studied acting in Hartford, Connecticut. He became proficient with puppets and ventriloquism, which led to steady work as a television kiddie-show host at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island from 1950 to 1955. In 1955, he left Providence for Albany, New York, where he landed a job at station WROW-TV (now WTEN), hosting The Early Show featuring MGM movies and a kids’ variety show, playing a "Gabby Hayes" type character named "Windy Knight". He was also a radio announcer for sister station WROW radio. He left the station in 1957 after receiving advice from station manager (and future Capital Cities Chairman) Thomas S.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 7th, 1923
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
August 26th, 1986 at age of 62
Place of death
Glendale, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Cancer
Places lived
Connecticut , United States of America
pop. 3,596,080 (2013)

Family

Spouse
Children

Military conflicts participated

World War II

Started

September 1st, 1939

Ended

September 2nd, 1945

Wikipedia article

World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people, from more than 30 different countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres, it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.

Movie performances

1. Caddyshack (1980)

Comedy, Sport
played Judge Elihu Smails
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
16 Show list $6M

Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and Bill Murray. Doyle-Murray also has a supporting role. This was Ramis' first feature film and was a major boost to Dangerfield's film career; previously, he was known mostly for his stand-up comedy. Grossing nearly $40 million at the domestic box office, it was the first of a series of similar comedies. A sequel, Caddyshack II, followed in 1988, although it was not nearly as successful or well received. The film has garnered a large cult following and has been hailed by many publications, such as Time and ESPN, as one of the funniest sports movies of all time. As of 2010, Caddyshack has been televised on the Golf Channel as one of its "Movies That Make the Cut.

Awards

Top cast

Carl Spackler
Lou Loomis
Ty Webb
Danny Noonan
Al Czervik
Lacey Underall
Bishop Pickering
Maggie O'Hooligan
Al Czervik's Dinner Guest
Tony D'Annunzio
Caddy
Dr. Beeper
Gatsby
Angie D'Annunzio
Motormouth
Mrs. Smails
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Stevan Larner
Caddyshack
English
United States of America

2. Countdown (1968)

Sci-Fi, Thriller
played Walter Larson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
7 Show list

Countdown is a 1968 film directed by Robert Altman, based on the novel The Pilgrim Project by Hank Searls. It stars James Caan and Robert Duvall as astronauts vying to be the first American to walk on the Moon as part of a crash program to beat the Soviet Union.

Awards

Top cast

Lee Stegler
Mickey Stegler
Ross Duellan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Exploration of the Moon
Moon landing
William W. Spencer
English
United States of America

3. Psycho (1960)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller
played Policeman in Hallway Opening Door
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
17 Show list 2 Show list $807K

Psycho is a 1960 Psychological thriller and horror film written by Joseph Stefano and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Awards

1961 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay
1960 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Top cast

Milton Arbogast
Tom Cassidy
Marion Crane
Sheriff Al Chambers
Norma Bates
Norman Bates
Lila Crane
Dr. Fred Richman
Sam Loomis
Highway Patrol Officer
Caroline
George Lowery
California Charlie
Norma Bates
Eliza Chambers
Police Chief James Mitchell
Deputy District Attorney Alan Deats
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Serial killer
John L. Russell
Rita Riggs
Psycho
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. The Ted Knight Show

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
CBS
April 8th, 1978 May 13th, 1978 1 English

2. The New Adventures of Superman

Animation, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
1966 1970 3 English

3. Super Friends

Animation, Action, Adventure
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 8th, 1973 August 30th, 1974 10 English

4. The Batman/Superman Hour

Animation, Action, Adventure
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 14th, 1968 January 4th, 1969

5. Fantastic Voyage

Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 14th, 1968 January 4th, 1969 1 English

6. Journey to the Center of the Earth

Animation, Family, Fantasy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 9th, 1967 September 6th, 1969 1 English

7. Super Friends

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
September 8th, 1973 September 6th, 1986 2 English

8. The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure

Animation, Action, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
DC Comics
September 9th, 1967 1968 2
Ray Owens
Julie Bennett
Tommy Cook
English

9. Too Close for Comfort

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
Broadcast syndication
November 11th, 1980 September 27th, 1986 7
Jim J. Bullock
English

10. Aquaman

Animation
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 9th, 1967 June, 1970 1
Diana Maddox
English

11. The Young Marrieds

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
October 5th, 1964 March 25th, 1966 2
Norma Connolly
English

12. The All-New Super Friends Hour

Animation, Action, Adventure
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 10th, 1977 September 2nd, 1978 2 English

13. The Adventures of Batman

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
CBS
September 14th, 1968 January 4th, 1969 3 English

14. The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 19th, 1970 March 19th, 1977 8 English

15. Lassie's Rescue Rangers

Animation, Adventure, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
November 11th, 1972 December 22nd, 1973 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E33 May 29th, 1960

American Bandstand

Program genre

Music
Variety show
Talk show

External resources

American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer. The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40 music introduced by Clark; at least one popular musical act—over the decades, running the gamut from Jerry Lee Lewis to Run DMC—would usually appear in person to lip-sync one of their latest singles. Freddy Boom Boom Cannon holds the record for most appearances at 110.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S19-E05 October 4th, 1975

Bonanza

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and within the top 10 longest running, live-action American series. It continues to air in syndication.nThe show centers on the Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, and later, David Canary and Mitch Vogel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S13-E24 March 19th, 1972
S07-E20 February 6th, 1966
S02-E33 May 27th, 1961
Anthony Lawrence

Cain's Hundred

Program genre

Legal
Police procedural
Legal drama
Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

Cain's Hundred is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from 1961 to 1962. The series was produced by Vanadas Productions, Inc. in association with MGM Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E29 May 1st, 1962
S01-E07 October 31st, 1961

Cher

Program genre

Variety show
Talk show

External resources

Cher is an American variety show that premiered on CBS in 1975. It was hosted by singer-actress, Cher. The show had many famous musical guests. It followed a TV special featuring Elton John, Bette Midler, and Flip Wilson as guests. Cher premiered at 7.30pm on Sunday, February 16, 1975 and finished the season ranked 1st among variety shows and 22nd among all programs, with a 21.3 average household share.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 April 6th, 1975
S02-E07 October 26th, 1975

Combat!

Program genre

Drama
Military

External resources

Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as platoon leader Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley and Vic Morrow as Sergeant Chip Saunders. The series was unusual in that Hanley and Morrow would play the lead in alternating episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E04 October 4th, 1966
S01-E16 January 22nd, 1963
S01-E09 December 4th, 1962

Donny & Marie

Program genre

Variety show
Family
Talk show
Comedy

External resources

Donny & Marie is an American variety show which aired on ABC from January 1976 to January 1979. The show stars brother and sister pop duo Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond. Donny had first become popular singing in a music group with his brothers, The Osmonds, and Marie was one of the youngest singers to reach #1 on the Billboard Country Music charts.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 January 30th, 1976

Dr. Kildare

Program genre

Medical drama

External resources

Dr. Kildare is an NBC medical drama television series which ran from September 27, 1961 until April 5, 1966, encompassing a total of 190 episodes. The show, which premiered at the same time as an ABC medical drama, Ben Casey, quickly achieved success and helped spark a number of new shows dealing with the medical field. Kildare told the story of a young intern, Dr. James Kildare (Richard Chamberlain), working in a fictional large metropolitan hospital (Blair General) whilst trying to learn his profession, dealing with the problems of the patients, and winning the respect of the senior doctor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey).
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 October 5th, 1961

Garrison's Gorillas

Program genre

Military
Historical fiction

External resources

Garrison's Gorillas is an ABC TV series broadcast from 1967 to 1968; a total of 26 hour-long episodes were produced. It was inspired by the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen, which featured a similar scenario of training Allied prisoners for World War II military missions.nGarrison's Gorillas was canceled at the close of its first season and replaced by The Mod Squad in 1968. It managed to gather a cult following in China in the 1980s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E25 March 5th, 1968

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E08 November 12th, 1961

Get Smart

Program genre

Espionage
Crime
Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry said they created the show by request of Daniel Melnick, who was a partner, along with Leonard Stern and David Susskind, of the show's production company, Talent Associates, to capitalize on the two biggest things in the entertainment world today—James Bond and Inspector Clouseau. Brooks said: It's an insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E27 April 1st, 1967
S01-E24 March 5th, 1966

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Program genre

Sitcom
Military
Comedy

External resources

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot episode was aired as the season finale of the fourth season of its parent series on May 18, 1964. The show ran for five seasons and a total of 150 episodes. In 2006, CBS Home Entertainment began releasing the series on DVD. The final season was released in November 2008.nGomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. was a hit, never placing lower than tenth in the Nielsen ratings, and ended its run as the second highest-rated series in the United States. It has enjoyed continued popularity through reruns and DVD releases. The series was created by Aaron Ruben, who also produced the show with Sheldon Leonard and Ronald Jacobs. Filmed and set in California, it stars Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle, a naive but good natured gas station attendant from the town of Mayberry, North Carolina, who enlists in the United States Marine Corps. Frank Sutton plays Gomer's high-octane, short fused Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter, and Ronnie Schell plays Gomer's friend Duke Slater.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E30 April 15th, 1966

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E16 January 9th, 1965
S04-E36 May 23rd, 1959

Highway Patrol

Program genre

Police procedural
Special Interest
Action
Drama
Documentary film

External resources

Highway Patrol is a syndicated action crime drama series produced from 1955 to 1959.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E15

Judd, for the Defense

Program genre

Drama
Legal drama
Legal

External resources

Judd, for the Defense is an American legal drama originally broadcast on the ABC network on Friday nights from September 8, 1967, to September 19, 1969.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 February 2nd, 1968

Lassie

Program genre

Drama
Family
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Action
Children's television series

External resources

Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, human and animal. The show was the creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and was televised from September 12, 1954, to March 24, 1973. The fourth longest-running U.S. primetime television series after The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, and Law & Order, the show chalked up seventeen seasons on CBS before entering first-run syndication for its final two seasons. Initially filmed in black and white, the show transitioned to color in 1965.nThe show's first ten seasons follow Lassie's adventures in a small farming community. Fictional eleven-year-old Jeff Miller, his mother, and his grandfather are Lassie's first human companions until seven-year-old Timmy Martin and his adoptive parents take over in the fourth season. When Lassie's exploits on the farm end in the eleventh season, she finds new adventures in the wilderness with a succession of United States Forest Service Rangers. After traveling without human leads for a year, Lassie finally settles at a children's home for her final two syndicated seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E30 March 29th, 1959

Lawman

Program genre

Western
Drama

External resources

Lawman is an American western television series originally telecast on ABC from 1958 to 1962 starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and featuring Peter Brown as Deputy Marshal Johnny McKay. The series was set in Laramie, Wyoming during 1879 and the 1880s. Warner Bros. already had several western series on the air at the time, having launched Cheyenne with Clint Walker as early as 1955. The studio continued the trend in 1957 with the additions of Maverick with James Garner and Jack Kelly, Colt .45 with Wayde Preston, and Sugarfoot with Will Hutchins. One year later, Warner Bros. added Lawman and Bronco with Ty Hardin.nPrior to the beginning of production, Russell and Brown and producer Jules Schermer made a pact to maintain the quality of the series so that it would not be seen as just another western.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E19 February 14th, 1960

Lock-Up

Program genre

Legal drama
Legal

External resources

Lock-Up is an American legal drama series that premiered in syndication in September 1959 and concluded in June 1961. The half-hour episodes had little time for character development or subplots and presented a compact story without embellishment.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 February 13th, 1960

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Mystery
Drama

External resources

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer is the title used for two syndicated television series that followed the adventures of fictional private detective Mike Hammer. The gritty, crime fighting detective—created by American crime author Mickey Spillane—has also inspired several feature films and television films.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E08 January 30th, 1959

Mr. Lucky

Program genre

Drama
Adventure Film

External resources

Mr. Lucky is a CBS adventure/drama television series that aired from October 24, 1959, to June 18, 1960, with repeats until September 3. Blake Edwards developed the program as a retooling of his Willie Dante character from Four Star Playhouse, in which the role was played by studio boss Dick Powell. In the 1960–1961 television season, Howard Duff assumed the role of Willie Dante in the NBC adventure/drama series Dante.nMr. Edwards directed and co-wrote the first episode of Mr. Lucky, and the credits of the first eighteen episodes included the text, Entire production supervised by Blake Edwards. Jack Arnold produced the show and directed fifteen of the thirty-four episodes.nHenry Mancini's smooth theme music for the show reached Number 21 in the US singles charts.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E32 June 4th, 1960

Pete and Gladys

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

Pete and Gladys is an American situation comedy television series starring Harry Morgan and Cara Williams that aired on CBS on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time for two seasons, beginning on September 19, 1960. The last episode was broadcast on September 10, 1962.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 September 26th, 1960

Peter Gunn

Program genre

Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Action
Action/Adventure
Police procedural

External resources

Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series which aired on the NBC and later ABC television networks from 1958 to 1961. The show's creator was Blake Edwards. It was also directed by Boris Sagal, Robert Gist, Jack Arnold, Lamont Johnson, one episode by Robert Altman, and several others. A total of 114 thirty-minute episodes were produced by Spartan Productions. Season one was filmed at Universal Studios, seasons two and three were filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Philip H. Lathrop and William W. Spencer were cinematographers on many episodes. Craig Stevens' wardrobe was tailored by Don Richards and Lola Albright's fashions by Jax.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 September 28th, 1959

Rhoda

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Rhoda is an American television sitcom, starring Valerie Harper, which aired a total of 109 half-hour episodes over five seasons, from 1974 to 1978. The show was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which Harper between the years 1970 and 1974 had played the role of Rhoda Morgenstern, a spunky, weight-conscious, flamboyantly fashioned Jewish neighbor and native New Yorker in the role of Mary Richards' best friend. After four seasons, Rhoda left Minneapolis and returned to her original hometown of New York City. The series is noted for breaking two television records, and was the winner of two Golden Globes and two Emmy Awards.nRhoda was filmed Friday evenings in front of a live studio audience at CBS Studio Center, Stage 14 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 October 28th, 1974
Robert Moore

Run for Your Life

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Adventure Film
Action

External resources

Run for Your Life is an American television drama series starring Ben Gazzara as a man with only a short time to live. It ran on NBC from 1965 to 1968. The series was created by Roy Huggins, who had previously explored the man on the move concept with The Fugitive.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 13th, 1965

Sam Benedict

Program genre

Legal drama

External resources

Sam Benedict is an American legal drama that aired on NBC from September 1962 to March 1963. The series was created and executive produced by E. Jack Neuman.nSam Benedict is based on real-life lawyer Jacob W.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E28 March 30th, 1963

Saturday Night Live

Program genre

Stand-up comedy
Comedy
Sketch comedy
Satire
Variety show

Official site

External resources

Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest and features performances by a musical guest.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E08 December 22nd, 1979

Sea Hunt

Program genre

Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Sea Hunt is an American adventure television series that aired in syndication from 1958 to 1961 and was popular in syndication for decades afterwards. The series originally aired for four seasons, with 155 episodes produced. It stars Lloyd Bridges as former U.S. Navy frogman Mike Nelson, and was produced by Ivan Tors.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E16 April 22nd, 1961
Leon Benson

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Program genre

Science Fiction
Action
Animated cartoon
Adventure Film
Drama
Action/Adventure
Animation
Children's television series

Official site

External resources

Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe following the events of Star Trek: The Original Series of the 1960s. The animated series was aired under the name Star Trek, but it has become widely known under this longer name to differentiate it from the original live-action Star Trek. The success in syndication of the original live action series and fan pressure for a Star Trek revival led to The Animated Series from 1973–1974, as the source of new adventures of the Enterprise crew, the next being the 1979 live-action feature film Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 October 13th, 1973

Surfside 6

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Surfside 6 is an ABC television series which aired from 1960 to 1962. The show centered on a Miami Beach detective agency set on a houseboat and featured Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield II; Van Williams as Kenny Madison; and Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne. Diane McBain co-starred as socialite Daphne Dutton, whose yacht was berthed next to their houseboat. Margarita Sierra also had a supporting role as Cha Cha O'Brien, an entertainer who worked at The Boom Boom Room, a popular Miami Beach hangout at the Fontainebleau Hotel, directly across the street from Surfside 6. Surfside 6 was in fact a real address in Miami Beach, where an unrelated houseboat was moored at the time; it can also be seen in the sweeping aerial establishing shot of the Fontainebleu in 1964's Goldfinger.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E24 March 13th, 1961
Charles R. Rondeau

The Dean Martin Show

Program genre

Variety show
Comedy
Television comedy

External resources

The Dean Martin Show, also known as The Dean Martin Variety Show, is a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes. It was broadcast by NBC and hosted by entertainer Dean Martin. The theme song to the series was his 1964 hit Everybody Loves Somebody.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E20 January 24th, 1974
S09-E11 November 23rd, 1973
S09-E14 December 13th, 1973
S09-E05 October 11th, 1973

The Donna Reed Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Donna Reed Show is an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen as their teenage children, Mary and Jeff. The show originally aired on ABC from September 24, 1958 to March 19, 1966. When Fabares left the show in 1963, Petersen's little sister, Patty Petersen, joined the cast as adopted daughter Trisha.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E28 April 1st, 1959
Jerry Davis

The F.B.I.

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa co-sponsored the first season only.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 October 9th, 1966
John McGreevey
S01-E12 December 5th, 1965 ,

The Fugitive

Program genre

Thriller
Action
Drama
Mystery
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a physician who is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a one-armed man.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E07 October 25th, 1966
Daniel B. Ullman
S03-E26 March 22nd, 1966
Daniel B. Ullman

The Immortal

Program genre

Drama
Science Fiction

External resources

The Immortal is an American television series, starring Christopher George as a man whose blood chemistry and resistance to almost all diseases makes him both almost immortal and a target of a rich elderly man who would basically use him as a personal blood bank, aired on ABC from September 1970 to January 1971. The series is based on a pilot movie of the same name, which aired in September 1969. The pilot is based on the science fiction novel The Immortals, by James Gunn. Although the series was canceled at midseason, episodes were rerun by ABC in the summer of 1971. It was later shown in reruns on the Sci Fi Channel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 December 17th, 1970
Robert Specht

The Invaders

Program genre

Science Fiction

External resources

The Invaders is an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from January 10, 1967 to March 26, 1968. Dominic Frontiere, who had provided scores for Twelve O'Clock High and The Outer Limits, provided scores for The Invaders as well. The series was later shown in reruns on the Sci Fi Channel.nThe series was a Quinn Martin Production.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 September 26th, 1967
S02-E10 November 7th, 1967

The Lieutenant

Program genre

Drama
Military

External resources

The Lieutenant is an American television series, the first created by Gene Roddenberry. It aired on NBC on Saturday evenings in the 1963–1964 television schedule. It was produced by Arena Productions, one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's most successful in-house production companies of the 1960s. Situated at Camp Pendleton, the West Coast base of the U.S. Marine Corps, The Lieutenant focuses on the men of the Corps in peace time with a Cold War backdrop. The title character is Second Lieutenant William Tiberius Rice, a rifle platoon leader and one of the training instructors at Camp Pendleton. An hour-long drama, The Lieutenant explores the lives of enlisted Marines and general officers alike.nThe series was released on DVD in two half-season sets by the Warner Archive Collection on August 14, 2012.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 March 7th, 1964

The Love Boat

Program genre

Anthology
Adventure Film
Comedy
Action
Sitcom
Soap opera
Drama
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ship's captain and a handful of its crew, with several passengers – played by different guest actors for each episode – having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984.nThe original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies would follow before the series began its run.nThe executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several successful series for ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E03 November 1st, 1980
S04-E02 November 1st, 1980

The Outer Limits

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology
Suspense
Science Fiction

External resources

The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The series is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science fiction stories. The Outer Limits is an anthology of self-contained episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end.nThe series was revived in 1995, airing on Showtime from 1995 to 1999, then on Sci-Fi Channel from 1999 until its cancellation in 2002. In 1997, the episode The Zanti Misfits was ranked #98 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E07 October 31st, 1964

The Outsider (US)

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E11 December 4th, 1968

The Twilight Zone

Program genre

Mystery
Horror
Suspense
Drama
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Anthology

External resources

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science-fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 November 13th, 1959

The Virginian

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Western
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E30 May 1st, 1963
Bernard Girard
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S01-E03 October 3rd, 1962

The Wild Wild West

Program genre

Western
Espionage
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Drama
Action
Comedy
Steampunk

External resources

The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on CBS for four seasons from September 17, 1965 to April 4, 1969. Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, and the series was adapted for a motion picture in 1999.nDeveloped at a time when the television western was losing ground to the spy genre, this show was conceived by its creator, Michael Garrison, as James Bond on horseback.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E06 November 1st, 1968

Tony Orlando and Dawn

External resources

Tony Orlando and Dawn was a television variety show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 April 9th, 1975
S01-E12 January 29th, 1975

Awards won

2008 TV Land Broadcaster(s) of the Year Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Sitcom
TV Land

2006 TV Land Broadcaster(s) of the Year Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Sitcom
TV Land

2005 TV Land Broadcaster(s) of the Year Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Sitcom
TV Land

1976 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Sitcom
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

1973 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Sitcom
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Wikipedia

Check Ted Knight on wikipedia.

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