Marty Krofft

The co-creator of a slew of 1970s children's programming regarded as both beloved childhood memories and the height of psychedelic camp, Marty Krofft and his brother Sid co-produced such eye-popping, live-action shows ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1937 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Producer (37)

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Family Affair 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Land of the Lost 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

ABC Presents Krofft Late Night 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

D.C. Follies 1987 - 1989 (TV Show)

Producer

Sid & Marty Krofft's Redeye Express 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

The Patti LaBelle Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

Pryor's Place 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

Saturday's the Place 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

The Cracker Brothers 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Anson and Lorrie 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1980 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Harry Tracy 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Middle Age Crazy 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Big Foot and Wild Boy 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Donny and Marie 1975 - 1979 (TV Show)

Producer

The Bay City Rollers Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Producer

Magic Mongo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Krofft Komedy Hour 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Krofft Supershow 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Doctor Shrinker 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Electra Woman and Dyna Girl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Far Out Space Nuts 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Land of the Lost 1973 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Brady Bunch Hour 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Krofft Supershow 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 1973 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The Donny and Marie Osmond Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Lost Saucer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Lidsville 1971 - 1974 (TV Show)

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H.R. Pufnstuf 1969 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bugaloos 1970 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

Pink Lady (TV Show)

Producer

Side Show (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (Movie)

(Producer)

Wonderbug (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (5)

TV Land Awards 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Surge of Power 2006 (Movie)

As Himself (Actor)

Jim Varney: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of the Osmonds 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator
Writer (1)

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

(from TV series: "Land of the Lost") (Source Material)

Biography

The co-creator of a slew of 1970s children's programming regarded as both beloved childhood memories and the height of psychedelic camp, Marty Krofft and his brother Sid co-produced such eye-popping, live-action shows as "H. R. Pufnstuf" (NBC, 1969-1971), "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" (NBC, 1973-75) and "Land of the Lost" (NBC, 1974-77). After serving as assistant to older brother Sid's puppetry show in the 1960s, Marty teamed with his brother to design costumes for "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour" (NBC, 1968-1970). Soon the Kroffts were creating their own series, which blended oversized creature costumes with young actors, canned laughter and bright colors. By the mid-1970s, the Kroffts' success with children led to the primetime, where they brought their fanciful sensibilities to "Donny and Marie" (ABC, 1976-79) before changing viewer tastes rendered their carnival/variety show approach obsolete. Sid and Marty Krofft spent the better part of the next three decades attempting to repackage their library for new audiences, though the results - including a big budget film version of "Lost" (2009) - failed to capture the quirky innocence of the series. But their best work lived on with a generation of adults who remembered their candy-colored fantasy worlds as a weekly trip to a happier, if occasionally stranger place.

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