Robert Hamner

Screenwriter Robert Hamner built a career that spanned 30 years. He was best known for co-creating the 1970s crime drama "S.W.A.T.," which centered on the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics ... Read more »
Born: 07/07/1928

Filmography

Writer (15)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

(based on characters) (Source Material)

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Rockford Files 1974 - 1980 (TV Show)

Writer

McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Planet of the Apes 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Challengers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

From Story

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

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

Writer

Star Trek 1967 (Tv Show)

Teleplay

The Time Tunnel 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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Have Girls -- Will Travel 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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Her School For Bachelors 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Writer

Cannon (TV Show)

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You Lie So Deep, My Love (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (11)

Mickey Spillane's Margin For Murder 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

S.W.A.T. 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

Anatomy of an Illness (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fugitive Family (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Malibu (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Show)

Producer

The Million Dollar Face (TV Show)

Executive Producer

When Hell Was in Session (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Screenwriter Robert Hamner built a career that spanned 30 years. He was best known for co-creating the 1970s crime drama "S.W.A.T.," which centered on the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit. Though the series lasted only two seasons, its characters found new life in 2003 when they were revamped for the Hollywood action-thriller also titled "S.W.A.T.," which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, and Michelle Rodriquez. Hammer earned his first screenplay credit in 1960, when he co-wrote the post-Civil War Western "13 Fighting Men." Shortly thereafter, he moved into television, where he wrote for a variety of programs, from the mystery-centered Western series "A Man Called Shenandoah" to the sci-fi family comedy "Lost in Space" to the spy drama "The Mod Squad." He also wrote the Peabody Award-winning TV movie "When Hell Was in Session," a biopic about Jeremiah Denton's experiences as a POW during the Vietnam War. He wrote for television up until 1994, when he scribed an episode of Lorenzo Lamas's bounty hunter drama "Renegade." Hammer died two years later, so he did not live to see the rebirth of his "S.W.A.T." characters in the 2003 film.

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