Bruce Bilson Biography (1928-)

Born May 19, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY (some sources say New York, NY); son of George and Hattie (maiden name, Dratwa) Bilson; married Mona Weichman, August 31, 1955 (divorced, 1976); married Renne Jarrett, April 5, 1981; children: (first marriage) Daniel (a producer and director), Julie. Addresses: Agent: Contemporary Artists Ltd., 610 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 202, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1645.; Office: Downwind Enterprises, Inc., 12505 Sarah St., StudioCity, CA 91604-1113.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, writer
Birth Details
May 19, 1928
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped, ABC, 1974
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, ABC, 1979
  • The Ghosts of Buxley Hall, The Disney Channel, 1980
  • The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise, ABC, 1986
  • Television Producer
  • Movies
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, ABC, 1979
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (also known as The Night Dracula Saved the World), ABC, 1979
  • Pilots
  • Barefoot in the Park, 1970
  • Barney and Me, NBC, 1973
  • The Fess Parker Show, CBS, 1974
  • Dead Man on the Run, ABC, 1975
  • The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe, ABC, 1976
  • The Banana Company, CBS, 1977
  • Duffy, CBS, 1977
  • Tabitha, ABC, 1977
  • B. J. and the Bear, NBC, 1978
  • Pleasure Cove, NBC, 1979
  • "Maxwell, Ltd.," Finder of Lost Loves, 1984
  • Gidget's Summer Reunion, syndicated, 1985
  • Half Nelson, 1985
  • The Bradys, CBS, 1990
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Film editor, Groucho Marx Show, 1953-1954
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1965-1966
  • Please Don't Eat the Daisies, NBC, 1965-1967
  • Get Smart, NBC, 1965-1969
  • "Commander for a Day," Camp Runamuck, NBC, 1966
  • "In and Out with the In-Laws," Gidget, ABC, 1966
  • "We Got Each Other," Gidget, ABC, 1966
  • "Independence--Gidget Style," Gidget, ABC, 1966
  • The Hero, NBC, 1966-1967
  • "Carol," Green Acres, CBS, 1967
  • "The Collaborators," That Girl, 1967
  • Hogan's Heroes, 1967-1971
  • "Once in a Vial," Bewitched, 1968
  • "The Uniform," The Doris Day Show, 1968
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, NBC, 1968-1969, ABC, 1969-1970
  • The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, NBC, 1968-1969, syndicated, 1975
  • Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1968-1980
  • Love, American Style, 1969-1971
  • "Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), 1969
  • "Something Fishy," Barefoot in the Park, ABC, 1970
  • The Odd Couple, 1970-1971
  • Nanny and the Professor, ABC, 1970-1971
  • "Just a Lunch," The Mary Tyler Moore Show (also known as Mary Tyler Moore), 1971
  • "Bananas, Crackers and Nuts," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1972
  • "The Piano Movers," Sanford and Son, 1972
  • "Whatever Happened to Keith Partridge?," The Partridge Family, 1972
  • "To Commune or Not to Commune," The Paul Lynde Show, 1972
  • "Paul's Desperate Hour," The Paul Lynde Show, 1972
  • The Rookies, ABC, 1972-1976
  • "Forgive Us Our Debts," The Partridge Family, 1973
  • "Danger Stranger," Dusty's Trail, 1973
  • "You're Never Too Old," The Brady Bunch, ABC, 1973
  • "Mail Order Hero," The Brady Bunch, ABC, 1973
  • "Snow White and the Seven Bradys," The Brady Bunch, ABC, 1973
  • "The Snooperstar," The Brady Bunch, ABC, 1974
  • "The Midas Touch," The Six Million Dollar Man, 1974
  • "Vigilante," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1975
  • "Silent Night, Deadly Night," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1975
  • "The Chinese Connection," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1976
  • Barney Miller, ABC, 1976-1977, 1981
  • Popi, CBS, 1976
  • "Sex Education," Alice, 1976
  • "Who Killed Bugs Bunny?," Alice, 1976
  • "The Search," Spencer's Pilots, 1976
  • "Wonder Woman in Hollywood," Wonder Woman (also known as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and The New Original Wonder Woman), ABC, 1977
  • "The People's Choice," The Feather and Father Gang, ABC, 1977
  • Hunter, CBS, 1977
  • "All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Parts 1 & 2," Quark, NBC, 1978
  • "Big Man on Campus," Delta House, 1979
  • "Run for the Money: Part 2," The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, 1979
  • The Bad News Bears, CBS, 1979-1980
  • House Calls, CBS, 1980-1982
  • "The Eyes of Texas," B. J. and the Bear, NBC, 1980
  • "The Girls on the Hollywood High" (also known as "The Eyes of Texas II"),B. J. and the Bear, NBC, 1980
  • "What Passes for Love in East Pittsburgh," Skag, NBC, 1980
  • "Sidney's First Love/The Swingers/The King of Gardens," Aloha Paradise, ABC, 1980
  • "The Best of Friends/Success/Nine Karats," Aloha Paradise, ABC, 1981
  • "Letter from Broadway/Letter from Cyrano/Letter from a Secret Admirer," Aloha Paradise, ABC, 1980
  • Harper Valley P.T.A. (also known as Harper Valley), NBC, 1981
  • "Love, Christy," Simon and Simon, 1981
  • Private Benjamin, CBS, 1981-1983
  • "Slammin' Sammy's Stunt Show Spectacular," Knight Rider, NBC, 1982
  • "Daredevil," The Powers of Matthew Star (also known as Knight Star, Star-Prince, The Powers of David Star, and The Powers of Daniel Star), NBC, 1982
  • "Wilmer Bass and the Serengeti Kid," Bring Em Back Alive, CBS, 1982
  • The Fall Guy, ABC, 1982-1986
  • The Renegades, ABC, 1983
  • "Secrets," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1983
  • "Flashback," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1983
  • "Ballad of Dead Eye Dick," Just Our Luck (also known as Just MyLuck), ABC, 1983
  • "Trials," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC,1984
  • "Flesh and Blood," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1984
  • "Fantasies," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1984
  • "Goodbye, Sara," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1984
  • "Old Friends," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1984
  • "Wayward Dreams," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1985
  • "Fallen Idols," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1985
  • "Rallying Cry," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1985
  • "You Only Die Twice," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1985
  • "Shadows of Doubt: Part 1," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1986
  • "Facades," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1986
  • "Separations," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel),ABC, 1986
  • "Enemies Within," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1986
  • "Undercurrents," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1986
  • "Shadow Play," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel),ABC, 1986
  • "Mother of the Bride," Life with Lucy, 1986
  • "Welcome to Winfield," The Twilight Zone, 1986
  • "Born to Run," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel),ABC, 1987
  • "Dark Horses," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel),ABC, 1987
  • "Comfort and Joy," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's Hotel), ABC, 1987
  • "The Color of Hammer," Sledge Hammer!, 1987
  • "Comrade Hammer," Sledge Hammer!, 1987
  • "Manhunt," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), 1987
  • "Every Picture Tells a Story," Dynasty, 1988
  • "Virginia Reels," Dynasty, 1989
  • "Sins of the Father," Dynasty, 1989
  • Hull High, 1990
  • "Start Your Engines" (also known as "The Brady 500: Part 1"), The Bradys, CBS, 1990
  • "Here We Grow Again" (also known as "The Brady 500: Part 2"), The Bradys, CBS, 1990
  • "Bottom's Up," The Bradys, CBS, 1990
  • "Ghost in the Machine," The Flash, CBS, 1990
  • "The Beauty Contest," They Came From Outer Space, 1990
  • "Be My Baby," The Flash, CBS, 1991
  • "Deadly Nightshade," The Flash, CBS, 1991
  • "Alpha," The Flash, CBS, 1991
  • "Mirror Image," Human Target, ABC, 1992
  • "Scales of Justice," One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994
  • "Once a Thief ... ," Viper, NBC, 1994
  • "Ghosts," Viper, NBC, 1994
  • "Safe as Houses," Viper, NBC, 1994
  • "Wheels of Fire," Viper, NBC, 1994
  • "Manpower," One West Waikiki, syndicated, 1995
  • "There, But for the Grace of God," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995
  • "Angels on the Air," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995
  • "Dr. Kramer," Deadly Games, UPN, 1996
  • The Sentinel, UPN, 1996-1998
  • "All Aboard," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998
  • "About Face," Viper, syndicated, 1998
  • "Wisegal," Viper, syndicated, 1998
  • "Best Seller," Viper, syndicated, 1999
  • "Blue on Blue," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, 1999
  • Also directed the "World's Greatest Grandma," an unaired episode of Life with Lucy; "The Ex-Secretary," Green Acres, CBS; episodes of Arnie; Alias Smith and Jones; Emergency! (also known as Emergencia and Emergency One); Temperatures Rising (also known asThe New Temperatures Rising Show); Sierra; Barbary Coast; When Things Were Rotten; The Love Boat; Turnabout; Spenser: For Hire, ABC; The Munsters Today (also known as TheNew Munsters), syndicated; Dinosaurs, ABC.
  • Television Assistant Director
  • Episodic
  • Worked on U.S. Marshal; The Andy Griffith Show (also knownas Andy of Mayberry).
  • Film Director
  • Pate Katelin en Buenos Aires (also known as P.K. en Buenos Aires), 1969
  • The North Avenue Irregulars (also known as Hill's Angels),Buena Vista, 1979
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo, April Fools, 1984
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • "Patty, the Candy Striper," The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1965

User Contributions:

Em woo
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Aug 22, 2014 @ 12:00 am
I think he is the same Bruce Bilson who had a brief uncredited role as a bellboy in the Bogie psychological thriller "Conflict" in 1945 (about 45 mins. into the film).

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