Robert Van Scoyk

Robert Van Scoyk, best known for writing and producing TV mystery shows, left his native Ohio for New York to attend Columbia University and NYU, and got his start working as a page at NBC. Van Scoyk began writing in ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (18)

No Time To Die 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Screenplay

All's Fair 1976 - 1977, 1988 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Writer

Trauma Center 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Writer

Baby Makes Five 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Love, Sidney 1981 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Writer

Young Maverick 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Delvecchio 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer

Hernandez, Houston P.D. 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

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The Ann Sothern Show 1958 - 1962 (TV Show)

Writer

Always April 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

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Banacek (TV Show)

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East Side/West Side (TV Show)

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Gavilan (TV Show)

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Kraft Television Theater (TV Show)

Writer

The Priest Killer (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (6)

Murder, She Wrote 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Producer

Three Eyes 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Young Maverick 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Producer

Young Maverick 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rafferty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer

Flying High (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Robert Van Scoyk, best known for writing and producing TV mystery shows, left his native Ohio for New York to attend Columbia University and NYU, and got his start working as a page at NBC. Van Scoyk began writing in the late 1950s, penning episodes of "The Imogene Coca Show", "Kraft Theater", and "The Ann Sothern Show". When he was hired to write for the first 90-minute Western series, "The Virginian", he moved to Los Angeles, where he would live for the rest of his life. After many stints writing for various dramas and mysteries, like "Banacek", "Ellery Queen", and "Columbo", Van Scoyk was hired to write and produce the series "Murder, She Wrote", which became enormously popular and enjoyed a 12-year run, with Van Scoyk involved for the entire life of the series. He was the executive story editor for much of his time on the show, though he also wrote 25 episodes. Van Scoyk died in Los Angeles in 2002 at the age of 74, due to complications from diabetes.

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