Don Ohlmeyer

Executive, Producer, Director
In 1993, Don Ohlmeyer was named president of NBC, West Coast and has been given much of the credit for the network's rise from third place in the Nielsens to not just first place--but ongoing dominance that could last ... Read more »
Born: 02/03/1945 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Producer (41)

America's Best Kept Secrets 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crimes of the Century III 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Darryl Tevis 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lifestories 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My World on Video 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Sports Comedy Network 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crimes of the Century (11/05/88) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crimes of the Century (11/12/88) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

John Denver's Christmas in Aspen 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Howard Cosell: Speaking of Everything 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Producer

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Walt Disney World's Fourth of July Spectacular 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

52nd Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Under Siege 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hollywood's Most Sensational Mysteries 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars XIII 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars XIV 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars XI 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars XII 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars IX 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Games People Play 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars VII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars VIII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Sunday Games 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars V 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars VI 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars IV 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battle of the Network Stars II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bluffing It (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cold Sassy Tree (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crazy in Love (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crime of Innocence (TV Show)

Executive Producer

People Are Funny (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Right to Die (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Special Bulletin (TV Show)

Executive Producer

When He's Not a Stranger (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (14)

The 76th Indianapolis "500" 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Disney's Christmas on Ice 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

74th Indianapolis "500," The 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Super Bowl Saturday Nite 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Walt Disney World's 4th of July Spectacular 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

55th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

The 73rd Indianapolis "500" 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Segment Director

54th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

The 72nd Indianapolis "500" 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

53rd Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

Fast Copy 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

The Heroes of Desert Storm (TV Show)

Director
Actor (3)

Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank Gifford 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In 1993, Don Ohlmeyer was named president of NBC, West Coast and has been given much of the credit for the network's rise from third place in the Nielsens to not just first place--but ongoing dominance that could last for seasons to come with such hits as "ER" and "Seinfeld" (which didn't reach its success until Ohlmeyer's tenure. )

Relationships

Donald Winfred Ohlmeyer

Father

Eva Claire Ohlmeyer

Mother

Christopher Brett Ohlmeyer

Son

Justin Drew Ohlmeyer

Son

Kemper Perry Ohlmeyer

Son

Todd Bivens Ohlmeyer

Son

Muffy Ohlmeyer

Wife
married on February 11, 1978 separated

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana 1967

Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois

Milestones

2001

In March, announced plans to step down from "Monday Night Football" and retire

2000

Returned to ABC as producer of "Monday Night Football"

1999

Succeeded as president, NBC West Coast by Scott M Sassa in June; remained with NBC as senior consultant until January 2000

1998

Announced in October that he would be stepping down from his position as president, NBC West Coast in 1999

1993

Named president, NBC West Coast

1988

Executive produced "Crimes of the Century" specials (ABC)

1987

Produced Emmy Awards telecast

1983

Executive produced telefeature "Special Bulletin" (NBC)

1982

Formed Ohlmeyer Communications as a joint venture with Nabisco Brands (later RJR Nabisco)

1980

Executive produced series "Games People Play" (NBC)

1977

Joined NBC as executive producer, sports

1972

Produced "Monday Night Football" (ABC)

1972

Was ABC Sports director at Olympic Games

1967

Joined ABC sports as go-fer, rising to associate director by 1970

Was executive producer of 15 "Battle of the Network Stars" specials

Bonus Trivia

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In all, Ohlmeyer has won 14 Emmy Awards for sports programming.

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Ohlmeyer entered the Betty Ford Treatment Center in December 1996.

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