Kenneth Johnson

With his unique, often literary take on popular genre material, writer-producer-director Kenneth Johnson became one of the more successful players in the television industry during the 1970s and 1980s. A story ... Read more »
Born: 10/25/1942

Filmography

Director (26)

JAG 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

7 Days 1972 - 1973, 1978 - 1979, 1982 - 1985, 1989 - 1990, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Adam-12 1968 - 1975, 1978 - 1979, 1982 - 1985, 1989 - 1990, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Bionic Woman 1968 - 1979, 1982 - 1985, 1989 - 1990, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Don't Look Under the Bed 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

Steel 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

1994 Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Returns 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Alien Nation 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Hollywood's Talking 1972 - 1973, 1978 - 1979, 1982 - 1985, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Stop Susan Williams 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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The Secret Empire 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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V 1978 - 1979, 1982 - 1985, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Short Circuit 2 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Hot Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Senior Trip! 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

The Incredible Hulk 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Alan King Looks Back in Anger -- A Review of 1972 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Alan King in Las Vegas, Part I 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

Alan King in Las Vegas, Part II 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

Alien Nation: Body and Soul (TV Show)

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Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (TV Show)

Director

Alien Nation: Millennium (TV Show)

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Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (TV Show)

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Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (TV Show)

Director

The Liberators (TV Show)

Director

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (TV Show)

Director
Writer (7)

V 2009 (TV Show)

Creator

Steel 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 (Movie)

(Story By)

Hot Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Writer

V: The Series 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Creator

V: The Final Battle 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Creator

Griff 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (7)

Hot Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Incredible Hulk 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Reel Game 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Producer

Shadow Chasers (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Curse of Dracula (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Six-Million-Dollar Man (TV Show)

Producer
Music (1)

Steel 1997 (Movie)

("Steel Yourself") (Song)

Biography

With his unique, often literary take on popular genre material, writer-producer-director Kenneth Johnson became one of the more successful players in the television industry during the 1970s and 1980s. A story contribution to the hit adventure series "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1974-78) for producer Harve Bennett led to Johnson helming the nearly as popular spin-off "The Bionic Woman" (ABC/NBC, 1976-78). Having gained a solid reputation for handling fare of a fantastic nature, he was next tasked with taking "The Incredible Hulk," (CBS, 1978-1982) from the pages of Marvel Comics to the TV screen. The show proved another smashing success for Johnson, whose original idea for the allegorical alien invasion saga "V" (NBC, 1982) became one of the biggest ratings winners of the season. He approached similar material, albeit with a different theme, for the TV adaptation of "Alien Nation" (Fox, 1989-1990), another solid performer that was unfortunately doomed by the financial difficulties of its fledgling home network. In addition to several later "Alien Nation" made-for-TV films, the veteran storyteller also wrote and directed the contemporized "Sherlock Holmes Returns" (CBS, 1993) and the Shaquille O'Neal superhero adventure "Steel" (1997). For an entire generation of fans, Johnson remained the man responsible for some of the most exciting television adventures of their childhood.

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