Aaron Ruben

A native of Chicago, Aaron Ruben was a TV writer, producer, and director with decades of work in the industry. Ruben began his career in 1953 as a writer on the pioneering television comedy "The Buick-Berle Show" ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Producer (19)

Piece of Cake 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

NBC Presents the AFI Comedy Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer

The Ted Knight Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Teachers Only 1953 - 1968, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Wendy Hooper -- U.S. Army 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Stockard Channing Show 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Piper's Pets 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

C.P.O. Sharkey 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jackie and Darlene 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Rag Business 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sanford and Son 1971 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

Charo and the Sergeant 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The McLean Stevenson Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Grandpa Max 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

The New Andy Griffith Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

Gomer Pyle USMC 1964 - 1970 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Andy Griffith's Uptown-Downtown Show 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Producer

Great Day (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (4)

The Milton Berle Show 1953 - 1968, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Texaco Star Theater 1947 - 1953 (TV Show)

Writer

Headmaster (TV Show)

Creator
Director (3)

The Andy Griffith Show 1955 - 1968 (Tv Show)

Director

The Phil Silvers Pontiac Special: Keep in Step 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Director

The Phil Silvers Show 1955 - 1959 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (2)

Caesar's Writers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Andy Griffith Show Reunion 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A native of Chicago, Aaron Ruben was a TV writer, producer, and director with decades of work in the industry. Ruben began his career in 1953 as a writer on the pioneering television comedy "The Buick-Berle Show" starring Milton Berle. He also wrote four episodes of "Caesar's Hour", providing material for another early TV comedy legend, Sid Caesar. In '60, Ruben was elevated to producer for the classic family comedy "The Andy Griffith Show", producing 150 episodes over six seasons, as well as briefly writing and directing for the show, which starred Griffith along with a very young Ron Howard. Towards the latter stage of that run, Ruben created the hugely successful comedy "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.", which made actor Jim Nabors--who played Pvt. Pyle, in all his goofy glory--a television star. Ruben wrote for the popular show, and produced several episodes as well. In '72, he went in a whole different direction, comedy-wise, producing the irreverent sitcom "Sanford and Son", which starred comedian Redd Foxx, lighting a fire under his role as Fred Sanford. Ruben wrote and produced multiple episodes between '72 and '74, before moving on to other projects, particularly the comedy "C.P.O. Sharkey", which he created in '76, and which starred Don Rickles in the title role.

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