John McGreevey

John McGreevey is an American television writer best known for his work on such series as "The Waltons" and "My Three Sons. " He began writing at a young age, and pursued his literary ambitions while an English major at ... Read more »
Born: 12/21/1922

Filmography

Writer (60)

Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Simple Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Call Me Anna 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mario Puzo's The Fortunate Pilgrim 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Aurora 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Embassy 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Walt Disney... One Man's Dream 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Writer

The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

Writer

Night Crossing 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rainbow 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Millionaire 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Apple's Way 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

The Andy Williams Christmas Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

The Runaways 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Andy Williams Christmas Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Fess Parker Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

My Three Sons 1960 - 1972 (TV Show)

Writer

The Flying Nun 1967 - 1970 (TV Show)

Writer

Hello Down There 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer

Gidget 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Writer

Hazel 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Writer

The Farmer's Daughter 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

Writer

Route 66 1960 - 1964 (TV Show)

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Black Saddle 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

Cast a Long Shadow 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hot-Rod Girl 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Writer

A Dream For Christmas (TV Show)

Screenplay

A Time to Live (TV Show)

Screenplay

Born Free: A New Adventure (TV Show)

Writer

Captains Courageous (TV Show)

Screenplay

Christmas Lilies of the Field (TV Show)

Screenplay

Climax! (TV Show)

Writer

Consenting Adult (TV Show)

Screenplay

Crowhaven Farm (TV Show)

Screenplay

Embassy (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Gidget Gets Married (TV Show)

Screenplay

Gidget Grows Up (TV Show)

Screenplay

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Show)

Screenplay

Little Mo (TV Show)

Screenplay

Ms. Scrooge (TV Show)

Screenplay

Murder in Texas (TV Show)

Screenplay

Punch and Jody (TV Show)

Screenplay

Returning Home (TV Show)

Screenplay

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Screenplay

Ruby and Oswald (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Death of Richie (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Show)

Screenplay

The New Adventures of Heidi (TV Show)

Screenplay

Unabomber: The True Story (TV Show)

Screenplay

Unholy Matrimony (TV Show)

Screenplay

Biography

John McGreevey is an American television writer best known for his work on such series as "The Waltons" and "My Three Sons. " He began writing at a young age, and pursued his literary ambitions while an English major at Indiana State University. Shortly after graduating from college in 1942, he married and moved to Arizona, where he found work as a writer and announcer for several Phoenix-area radio shows, including "Calvacade of America" and "Dr. Christian." He earned his first television writing credit in 1951, when he penned an episode of the mystery series "Lights Out." He worked steadily throughout the '50s on shows like "Lassie" and "Climax!," in addition to writing teleplays for live series like "Zane Grey Theater" and "Schlitz Playhouse." During the '60s, McGreevey landed work on such high-profile shows as "The Flying Nun," "Family Affair," and "Mayberry R.F.D.." In the early '70s he wrote numerous TV movies, including "Punch and Jody" and "Gidget Gets Married," and from 1972 to 1978 he served on the writing staff of the Depression-era family drama "The Waltons." His long tenure was marked by the introduction of two beloved characters, Verdie Grant and Corabeth Walton Godsey, as well as several Emmy nominations and wins. After leaving the show McGreevey worked on the 1979 mini-series "Roots: The Next Generation," and the long-running "Insight." Since the '80s he has written over 15 TV movies, including "Captains Courageous" and "Unabomber: The True Story."

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