Barry O'Brien

Barry O'Brien is a writer and producer working in television, and one of the creators of the hugely successful Disney Channel original comedy "Hannah Montana. " He got his start as a writer, penning two episodes of the ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (13)

Castle 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Between Brothers 1989 - 1999, 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

CSI: Miami 1990 - 1999, 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Getting By 1989 - 1999, 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1989 - 1999, 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Perfect Strangers 1987 - 1999, 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Producer

The Following 1991 - 1999, 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Intelligence 2014 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

King & Maxwell 2013 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Touch 1992 - 1999, 2006 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Judging Amy 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer

Titans 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Guys Like Us 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (9)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 2008 (Movie)

(from character) (Source Material)

Hannah Montana 2006 (TV Show)

Creator

All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Writer

Kangaroo Jack 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Blondie and Dagwood's "Second Wedding Workout" 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blondie and Dagwood (TV Show)

Writer

Gary & Mike (TV Show)

Writer
Editor (2)

The Biggest Loser 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Editor

I Can Do That 1987 - 1999, 2006 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Editor

Biography

Barry O'Brien is a writer and producer working in television, and one of the creators of the hugely successful Disney Channel original comedy "Hannah Montana. " He got his start as a writer, penning two episodes of the classic sitcom hit "Happy Days" in 1981, along with an episode each of its sister sitcoms, "Laverne & Shirley" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," in 1982. After writing three episodes of the ABC romance series "The Love Boat" from 1984 to '86, O'Brien landed his first major writing gig, on the animated family version of the comedy, "Ghostbusters." He contributed writing to all 65 episodes of the single-season series. He proceeded to write for various animated series over the next few years, and then in 1987 was back writing for live action, most notably for the goofy sitcom "Perfect Strangers," about a strongly-accented foreigner who moves in with his cynical, tightly-wound cousin. O'Brien produced many episodes in addition to writing for the series until 1993. While the remainder of the 1990s was rather modest for O'Brien, he made a huge impact in his next decade: he wrote and produced the drama "Judging Amy," he wrote and was a supervising producer for the hit crime-mystery "CSI: Miami," and he co-created perhaps his biggest project, "Hannah Montana," which he also wrote for; he also co-wrote the script for the 2009 movie version of that franchise.

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