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."