Ed Weinberger

Eagle-eyed viewers of 1970s and '80s situation comedies might have noticed that writer-producer Ed. Weinberger always had a period following his first name in the credits of wildly successful series like "The Mary Tyler ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (17)

Baby Talk 1975 - 1984, 1988 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dear John 1975 - 1984, 1988 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Doc 1975 - 1984, 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Amen 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Man in the Family 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mr. Smith 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Associates 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Betty White Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Phyllis 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

Don't Call Us 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Bachelor at Law 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

What's Up, America? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Producer

What's Up? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Producer

Cindy (TV Show)

Producer

Mr. President (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (6)

The Cosby Show 1984 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Lonely Guy 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Doctor Dan 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Writer

The Bill Cosby Show 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Creator

Brothers (TV Show)

Writer
Director (6)

What About Joan 1975 - 1984, 1988 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Best of the West 1978 - 1984, 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Good News 1978 - 1984, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Phenom 1978 - 1984, 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Sparks 1975 - 1984, 1988 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Taxi 1978 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (3)

Mr. Smith 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Voice

Modern Romance 1981 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)
Other (1)

Spanglish 2004 (Movie)

(Production Consultant)

Biography

Eagle-eyed viewers of 1970s and '80s situation comedies might have noticed that writer-producer Ed. Weinberger always had a period following his first name in the credits of wildly successful series like "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Taxi", and "The Cosby Show". That affectation of punctuation came about because while Weinberger does go by the familiar diminutive, his given name is Edwin, not the expected Edward. Weinberger first broke into show business in the early 1960s as a joke writer for nightclub comics; that facility for one-liners got him hired by Johnny Carson as a gag man for his nightly monologues, by Dean Martin for his popular mid-'60s variety show, and by Bob Hope for his regular TV specials. In 1972, Weinberger was hired as a staff writer for "Mary Tyler Moore", his first foray into situation comedy. He proved adept at the form, writing 20 episodes including the beloved series' finale. In 1978, Weinberger and his "Mary Tyler Moore" cohorts Stan Daniels, David Davis, and James L. Brooks formed an independent production house called the John Charles Walters Company; their first show together, "Taxi", was a critically-acclaimed success that ran for five seasons. (Weinberger also played the Mr. Walters of the title in the company's vanity logo, a businessman grunting in response to a secretary's cheerful "Good night, Mr. Walters!") In the 1980s, Weinberger co-created the smash "The Cosby Show", as well as the hits "Amen" and "Dear John".

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