Harve Bennett

Producer, Screenwriter, Executive
Producer-writer Harve Bennett initially made a name for himself in television, although it was his work on a beloved film franchise that earned him the gratitude of legions of fans for decades to come. Bennett began his ... Read more »
Born: 08/17/1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Producer (37)

Time Trax 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Powers of Matthew Star 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Alex and the Doberman Gang 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

From Here to Eternity 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nick and the Dobermans 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Salvage 1 1978 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Salvage 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The American Girls 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Bionic Woman 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer

The Gemini Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gemini Man 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Invisible Man 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Invisible Man 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Death Race 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

Heatwave! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Houston, We've Got a Problem 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Money to Burn 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

Runaway! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Mod Squad 1968 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

You'll Never See Me Again 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Astronaut 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

The Birdmen 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

A Woman Called Golda (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Family Flight (TV Show)

Producer

Go West, Young Girl (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Salvage (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Alpha Caper (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Jesse Owens Story (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Legend of the Golden Gun (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Six-Million-Dollar Man (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (6)

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

(From Story)

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan 1982 (Movie)

(From Story)
Actor (4)

NYTV: By the People Who Made It 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion America 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

Starfleet Chief of Staff (Actor)

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

of Flight Recorder (Voice)

Biography

Producer-writer Harve Bennett initially made a name for himself in television, although it was his work on a beloved film franchise that earned him the gratitude of legions of fans for decades to come. Bennett began his career as a television producer for CBS and ABC networks before going into business for himself on programs such as the youth-cop drama "The Mod Squad" (ABC, 1968-1973). From there, he went on to produce a string of made-for-TV movies and genre adventure series, including "The Astronaut" (ABC, 1972) and "The Invisible Man" (NBC, 1975-76). Notably, Bennett served as executive producer on "Rich Man, Poor Man" (ABC, 1975-76), the seminal miniseries that introduced audiences to Nick Nolte. After completing his run on the pop-culture phenomenon "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1973-78), he served in the same capacity on such TV-movies as "A Woman Called Golda" (syndicated, 1982). That same year, Bennett produced and developed the story for the hit sequel "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982); regarded by many as the film that saved the venerated sci-fi property. In addition to periodic returns to television, Bennett would oversee the "Star Trek" universe as a producer-writer for its next three film installments. One of film and television's unsung heroes, Bennett's contributions could be measured, in part, by the continued popularity of the original "Star Trek" films and their galaxy-hopping progeny.

Relationships

Callie Bennett

Daughter

Samantha Bennett

Daughter

Christopher Bennett

Son

Carole Bennett

Wife

Susan Bennett

Daughter

Yale Fischman

Father

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

1989

Produced "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"; also appeared as Star Fleet commander

1986

Wrote and produced "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

1984

Was executive producer of "The Jesse Owens Story" for syndication

1984

Produced "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (also provided the voice of the flight recorder)

1982

Executive produced syndicated miniseries, "A Woman Called Golda"

1982

Produced first feature film, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (also wrote story)

1979

Served as executive producer of short-lived ABC series "Salvage 1"

1978

Formed partnership with Harris Katleman, Bennett-Katleman Productions

1978

First series produced under Bennett-Katleman Prodcutions, the short-lived CBS drama series "The American Girls"

1976

Was executive producer of ABC miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"

1976

Served as executive producer of NBC series "Gemini Man"

1969

Executive produced first TV-movie, "The Birdmen" (ABC)

1968

Was producer of ABC series "The Mod Squad"

Was columnist for the <i>Chicago Sun Times</i>

Was executive producer of syndicated series "Time Trax"

Was associate producer with CBS-TV

Excutive produced TV-movie and subsequent spinoff series, "The Invisible Man" (NBC)

Was executive producer of the NBC sci-fi series "The Powers of Matthew Star"

Was executive producer of "From Here to Eternity" miniseries and subsequent weekly series

Was executive producer of "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC)

Featured on the radio show "Quiz Kids" in the 1940s

Executive produced "The Bionic Woman" (ABC, then NBC)

Created series "The Young Rebels"

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