Chris Hayward

Television writer Chris Hayward was a singer with dance orchestras before turning to writing full-time, and he had his first notable television credit with the madcap animated series "Rocky and His Friends" in 1959. In ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1925 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Producer (7)

Stat 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

Max Monroe: Loose Cannon 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Producer

Joe Bash 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Barney Miller 1974 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Nobody's Perfect 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Producer

The Texas Wheelers 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (4)

Nick and the Dobermans 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man's Float 1979 (Movie)

Heavy (Actor)

In Search of Anna 1979 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Deathcheaters 1976 (Movie)

Butcher (Actor)
Writer (3)

Mockingbird Lane 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Source Material

Shepherd's Flock 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Writer

My Mother the Car 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Writer
Other (4)

The Hunted 1995 (Movie)

(Research)

The Munsters 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

Other

The Munsters' Revenge (TV Show)

Other

Biography

Television writer Chris Hayward was a singer with dance orchestras before turning to writing full-time, and he had his first notable television credit with the madcap animated series "Rocky and His Friends" in 1959. In the 1960s, Hayward was a co-creator and writer for the popular television series "The Munsters", about a family who was "just plain weird." It starred Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, and Al Lewis and ran from 1964 to 1966. Hayward also had a hand in the infamously awful television show "My Mother the Car", in which Jerry Van Dyke spoke to his mother, played by Ann Sothern, from a car radio. Hayward quickly bounced back from this travesty with the critically acclaimed "He & She", a series that starred the brilliant real-life husband and wife team of Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss. After that, Hayward's best credit as a writer was for the popular police comedy "Barney Miller".

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