Don Barnhart

Don Barnhart is the director of such well-known TV series as "Saved by the Bell" and "Mork & Mindy. " He spent much of the '60s on the West Coast, acting in and directing local repertory and community theater ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (8)

Benson 1979 - 1986, 1988 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Comedy Break With Mack & Jamie 1982 - 1983, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Madame's Place 1982 - 1983, 1988 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Saved By the Bell 1988 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Student Bodies 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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California Dreams 1988 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Saved By the Bell Graduation Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Other (2)

The Nerd 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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You Are the Jury 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Biography

Don Barnhart is the director of such well-known TV series as "Saved by the Bell" and "Mork & Mindy. " He spent much of the '60s on the West Coast, acting in and directing local repertory and community theater productions, and working on numerous radio programs. In 1979 he transitioned to television with a job as an assistant director on the Emmy Award-winning sitcom "Benson," and soon found work on the Robin Williams series "Mork & Mindy." The show, which focused on the exploits of Williams's transplanted alien, gave Barnhart his most high-profile work yet when he directed famed comedian Jonathan Winters as Mork's improbably elder son. After the show ended in 1982, Barnhart directed several episodes of the variety talk show "Madame's Place," which featured comedy sketches and celebrity interviews conducted by the popular puppet comedian Wayland Flowers, and worked on the set of the primetime series "Full House." From 1989 to 1992 he directed over 30 episodes of the sitcom "Saved by the Bell," about the lives of a group of California high school students. He also directed the spin-off show "Saved by the Bell: The New Class," as well as the 1992 TV movie "Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style." Barnhart has also directed numerous episodes of "California Dreams," about a group of California high school friends who start a band, and "Student Bodies," which followed the efforts of students to put together a weekly school newspaper.

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