Paul Junger Witt

Producer, Director
A distinguished TV producer whose prolific career began in the 1960s, Paul Junger Witt has extensive credits that reflect a flair for classy comedy vehicles characterized by fine ensemble acting and boosted by the ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1941 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (75)

Beauty and the Beast 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1997, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Wicked Ways 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Better Life 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Insomnia 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Everything's Relative 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Secret Lives of Men 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blossom 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Brotherly Love 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Common Law 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Empty Nest 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Nurses 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The John Larroquette Show 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Local Heroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Minor Adjustments 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My Guys 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Radiant City 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Daddy's Girls 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Muscle 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Office 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Blossom in Paris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Herman's Head 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Country Estates 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Woops! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Final Analysis 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Good & Evil 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Golden Girls 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Walter and Emily 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lenny 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Beauty and the Beast 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Blossom 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

We'll Take Manhattan 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Poets Society 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heartland 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mama's Boy 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

One Big Family 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Line 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Benson 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hearts of Steel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Moscow Bureau 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Arena 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tough Cookies 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hail to the Chief 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Just Married 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

First Born 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Condo 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

It Takes Two 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

I'm a Big Girl Now 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Soap 1977 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Yeagers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Daughters 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Loves Me, Loves Me Not 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Practice 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fay 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Griffin and Phoenix 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

High Risk 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Blood Sport 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Cold Night's Death 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

Home For the Holidays 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

The Letters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Goodtime Band 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

Brian's Song 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

Getting Together 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

A Knight in Shining Armour 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Producer

Making a Living (TV Show)

Executive Producer

No Place to Run (TV Show)

Producer

Pearl (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Remember When (TV Show)

Producer

Satan's Triangle (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Gun and the Pulpit (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Rookies (TV Show)

Producer

Trouble in High Timber Country (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (4)

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Park Overall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Here Come the Brides 1968 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

The Partridge Family (ABC) 1970 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

A distinguished TV producer whose prolific career began in the 1960s, Paul Junger Witt has extensive credits that reflect a flair for classy comedy vehicles characterized by fine ensemble acting and boosted by the writing of his partner and later wife, Susan Harris, who created several of the series from Witt-Thomas-Harris Productions. Witt began his career in the mid-60s, eventually working as a producer and director on such series as "Here Come the Brides" and "The Partridge Family". In 1970, while still at Screen Gems, he produced the Emmy-winning TV-movie about the true story of a friendship across racial lines between football players, "Brian's Song" (ABC, 1971). But perhaps more significantly, it was on this production that Witt became close with the associate producer, Tony Thomas, and the duo decided to work together.

Relationships

Jacob Malcomb Witt

Father

Helen Lawrence Witt

Mother

Susan Harris

Wife
married after partnering in successful Witt-Thomas-Harris Productions

Genevieve Witt

Daughter
from first marriage

Anthony Witt

Son
from first marriage

Christopher Witt

Son
from first marriage

EDUCATION

University of Virginia

Charlottesville , Virginia 1963

Milestones

1999

Served as one of the producers of the feature "Three Kings"

1992

Pacted with Warner Bros. for feature film productions

1989

Produced (with Steven Haft and Tony Thomas) "Dead Poets Society"

1984

Feature producing debut, "Firstborn"

1979

First hit spin-off, "Benson" (ABC)

1977

First hit series, "Soap" (ABC)

1976

Formed Witt-Thomas and Witt-Thomas-Harris Productions (with Tony Thomas and Susan Harris)

1970

Produced TV-movie "Brian's Song"

1969

Was producer and director on "The Partridge Family"

1965

Producer and director working with Screen Gems (later Columbia Pictures TV)

Witt-Thomas Films pacted with Touchstone for feature films

Was an executive producer on the NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls"

First Witt-Thomas dramatic series, "Beauty & The Beast" (CBS)

Producer with Spelling/Goldberg Prods.

President, executive producer, Danny Thomas Prods.

Was one of the executive producers of "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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In 1991, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY placed Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas and Susan Harris collectively as 65th on their Hollywood Power list.

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Witt-Thomas and Witt-Thomas-Harris programs and personnel have won more than 70 Emmy Awards.

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