Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton started out as a minor TV writer, eventually becoming the writer and producer of some of the most successful crime and mystery shows of the '80s and '90s. His earliest writing credits came on shows like ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (15)

Ponderosa 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Writer

Matlock 1986 - 1995 (TV Show)

Writer

Magnum, P.I. 1980 - 1988 (TV Show)

Writer

Bare Essence 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Contender 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Writer

Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Code R 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer

McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer

Bare Essence (TV Show)

Writer

Ford: The Man and the Machine (TV Show)

Screenplay

Legacy (TV Show)

Writer

Panic in the Skies! (TV Show)

Screenplay

Skeezer (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Fantastic Journey (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (9)

Father Dowling Mysteries 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

The Laker Girls 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Spenser: For Hire 1985 - 1988 (TV Show)

Producer

A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jake and the Fatman (TV Show)

Producer

Stranger in My Home (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Actor (8)

Lamb 1995 (Movie)

Stranger at Holyhead (Actor)

The Woman in Black 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Case of the Late Pig 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase 1989 (Movie)

Coal Man (Actor)

No Surrender 1986 (Movie)

Special Branch OFficer (Actor)

Porridge 1979 (Movie)

Cox (Actor)

The Long Good Friday 1979 (Movie)

Flynn (Actor)

Holby City (Tv Show)

Actor
Art Department (3)

Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way (TV Show)

Set Dresser

Night of the Twisters (TV Show)

Set Dresser

Walter and Henry (TV Show)

Swing Gang
Other (1)

The Remains of the Day 1993 (Movie)

assistant advisor (Advisor)

Biography

Robert Hamilton started out as a minor TV writer, eventually becoming the writer and producer of some of the most successful crime and mystery shows of the '80s and '90s. His earliest writing credits came on shows like the short-lived "Serpico," based on the critically-acclaimed 1973 film starring Al Pacino as the title NYPD cop. After penning an episode of the Emmy-winning mystery series "McCloud," Hamilton met producer Dean Hargrove and quickly became a key member of his tight-knit crew of writers and producers. Hamilton served as writer and producer on "Spenser for Hire," based on author Robert Parker's best-selling series of mystery novels, and wrote over a dozen episodes of the Tom Selleck crime series "Magnum, P.I." before joining Hargrove on the writing staff of "Matlock," starring Andy Griffith as the gruff but sympathetic title attorney. In addition to his work on the odd-couple detective series "Jake and the Fatman," created by Hargrove and writer Joel Steiger, Hamilton also served as a writer and producer on the highly-rated "Father Dowling Mysteries," in which Tom Bosley ("Happy Days") portrayed a gentle Catholic priest with an uncanny knack for discovering trouble. Hamilton has since produced a number of prime-time "Perry Mason" mystery specials and worked on the frontier drama "Ponderosa."

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