Dean Hargrove

Dean Hargrove is a respected TV producer, screenwriter, and director best known for his work on mystery series and procedural dramas. Hargrove began his career as a scriptwriter on the popular 1960s espionage series ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1938

Filmography

Producer (85)

Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: Requiem 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder 101: Locked Room Mystery 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder 101: College Can Be Murder 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hex 2004 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Rockface 1993 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Diagnosis Murder: Deadly Mirage 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fast Company 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Matlock 1986 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Father Dowling Mysteries 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

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

Executive Producer

Goldie and the Bears 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Me and Mom 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Columbo 1971 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

The Family Holvak 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Greatest Gift 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

The Name of the Game 1968 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

A Twist of the Knife (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cutter (TV Show)

Producer

Dear Detective (TV Show)

Producer

Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Diagnosis of Murder (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Diary of a Perfect Murder (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jake and the Fatman (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well (TV Show)

Executive Producer

MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice (TV Show)

Executive Producer

MacShayne: Winner Takes All (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty? (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: Dogged (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: Fallen Idol (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: It's Murder Madam (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: Murder Past Midnight (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: Semper Fi (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: The Chameleon Murder (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: The Doctor Is Out... Really Out (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McBride: Tune In For Murder (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Melanie Darrow (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder 101 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason Returns (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ransom For a Dead Man (TV Show)

Producer

Ray Alexander: A Menu For Murder (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ray Alexander: A Taste For Justice (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Return to Mayberry (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The House on Sycamore Street (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (13)

Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss 2005 (Movie)

(Creator)

Tap Heat 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Matlock: The Scam 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Creator

Matlock: The Legacy 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Creator

Matlock: The Vacation 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Creator

Snavely 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lady Luck 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Writer

Madigan 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Writer

For Love Or $$$ 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer

The Rat Patrol 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer

One Spy Too Many 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (5)

Tap World 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Tap Heat 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

The Big Ripoff (TV Show)

Director
Other (1)

As If 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Consultant

Biography

Dean Hargrove is a respected TV producer, screenwriter, and director best known for his work on mystery series and procedural dramas. Hargrove began his career as a scriptwriter on the popular 1960s espionage series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.." After a stint as a writer on the popular early 1970s sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," for which he earned an Emmy nomination, Hargrove scripted episodes of the Peter Falk-starring crime drama "Columbo" and the Dennis Weaver police procedural "McCloud." Hargrove took a producing role on "Columbo" in its later seasons and continued working in that capacity on various projects in the 1980s and '90s, often in collaboration with executive producer Fred Silverman and writer Joel Steiger. Hargrove and his team became best known during the 1980s for developing popular mystery series that skewed to older audiences, including "Matlock," "Jake and the Fatman," and the gentler "Father Dowling Mysteries," based on the character created by novelist Ralph McInerny. Although the mystery genre began to wane in popularity in the '90s, Hargrove continued in the style with a series of movie specials for the Hallmark Channel.

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