Jerry Belson

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Emmy-winning TV writer ("The Dick Van Dyke Show") and producer ("The Odd Couple") who crossed over to film in 1968, writing and producing the Debbie Reynolds vehicle "How Sweet it Is!" (1968) with partner Garry ... Read more »
Born: 07/08/1938 in El Centro, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (16)

Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 (Movie)

(from screenplay: "Fun With Dick and Jane") (Source Material)

The Drew Carey Show 1974 - 1979, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

From Story

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

Always 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Surrender 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The New Odd Couple 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Smokey and the Bandit II 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The End 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Smile 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Texas Wheelers 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

Barefoot in The Park 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Writer

The Grasshopper 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Spy 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (11)

The Tracey Ullman Show 1986 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

For Keeps 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Student Bodies 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Young Guy Christian 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Producer

Mixed Nuts 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Murdocks and the McClays 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Grasshopper 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hey, Landlord 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Producer

Evil Roy Slade (TV Show)

Producer

The Odd Couple (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (5)

Surrender 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Rhoda 1974 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Pete 'n Tillie 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director

Cops 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director
Actor (4)

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Couch Trip 1988 (Movie)

Yuri Voiceover (Actor)

Modern Romance 1981 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Semi-Tough 1977 (Movie)

Television Director (Actor)
Other (8)

Cybill 1974 - 1979, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Executive Consultant

Norm 1974 - 1979, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Consultant

The George Carlin Show 1974 - 1979, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Creative Consultant

The Jeff Foxworthy Show 1974 - 1979, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Creative Consultant

The Norm Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Consultant

Sibs 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Creative Consultant

Grand 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Creative Consultant

Pearl (TV Show)

Creative Consultant

Biography

Emmy-winning TV writer ("The Dick Van Dyke Show") and producer ("The Odd Couple") who crossed over to film in 1968, writing and producing the Debbie Reynolds vehicle "How Sweet it Is!" (1968) with partner Garry Marshall. Perhaps his finest work as a screenwriter came with "Smile" (1975), a marvelously pointed satire of the California beauty pageant scene.

Belson made a disappointing directorial debut with "Jekyll & Hyde... Together Again" (1982) and fared only slightly better with the light romance, "Surrender" (1987).

Milestones

1982

Feature film directing debut (also co-writer), "Jekyll & Hyde... Together Again"

1969

Created "The Odd Couple" (ABC), serving as executive producer for the sitcom, which starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman

1968

Film co-writing and co-producing debut (with Garry Marshall), "How Sweet It Is!"

1963

Partnered with writer-director Garry Marshall and the duo wrote for "The Dick Van Dyke Show," (CBS) "The Lucy Show," (CBS) "The Danny Thomas Show," (ABC/CBS) "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," (CBS) "The Joey Bishop Show" (ABC) and "Hey Landlord," (NBC) which they c

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