Sherwood Schwartz

Producer, Screenwriter
The guiding force behind two of the most popular youth-oriented series of the 20th century, Sherwood Schwartz created, wrote and produced "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67) and "The Brady Bunch" (ABC, 1969-1974). Though ... Read more »
Born: 11/14/1916 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Producer (20)

The Real Gilligan's Island 1951 - 1970, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

A Very Brady Sequel 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bradys 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nothing Is Easy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Invisible Woman 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scamps 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Harper Valley PTA 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Big John, Little John 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dusty's Trail 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Brady Bunch 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Brady Kids 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gilligan's Island 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

It's About Time 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Very Brady Christmas (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rescue From Gilligan's Island (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Brady Brides (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Brady Girls Get Married (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (12)

Inherent Vice 2014 (Movie)

("Gilligan's Island") (Song)

We Live in Public 2009 (Movie)

"Gilligan's Island" (Song)

The Ballad of Jack and Rose 2005 (Movie)

("Brady Bunch Theme") (Song)

The Blair Witch Project 1999 (Movie)

("The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle (theme from 'Gilligan's Island')") (Song)

A Very Brady Sequel 1996 (Movie)

("The Brady Bunch") (Song)

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

songs("The Brady Bunch" "Till I Met You") (Song)

What About Bob? 1991 (Movie)

("Brady Bunch Theme") (Song)

Cookie 1989 (Movie)

("Brady Bunch Theme") (Song)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

("The Brady Bunch") (Song)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

("The Brady Bunch") (Song)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

("The Brady Bunch Theme") (Song)

Radio Inside (TV Show)

Song
Actor (11)

Still Brady After All These Years 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perfect Pitch 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land: The Pitch 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Florence Henderson: Here's the Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Robert Reed: Unfinished Business 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bradymania: A Very Brady Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Growing Up Brady (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (5)

The Red Skelton Show 1951 - 1970, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Writer

A Very Brady Sequel 1996 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

The Red Skelton Chevy Special 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

The Brady Bunch in the White House (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Other (1)

The New Adventures of Gilligan 1974 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Consultant

Biography

The guiding force behind two of the most popular youth-oriented series of the 20th century, Sherwood Schwartz created, wrote and produced "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67) and "The Brady Bunch" (ABC, 1969-1974). Though simplistic comedies - often to the point of absurdity - their gentle humor and likable characters found favor with young audiences, who helped put both shows into heavy rotation via syndication in the 1970s. Schwartz oversaw a dizzying array of spin-offs, tributes, feature film versions and even reality shows based on the two programs for the majority of his career, which lasted well into his ninth decade. His contributions to the television landscape, though by no means high art, were well loved, which was enough to ensure his immortality as a giant in the medium.

Relationships

Hope Juber

Daughter

Mildred Schwartz

Wife

Lloyd Schwartz Writer

Son

Donald Schwartz

Son

Ross Schwartz

Son

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1939
Was working on his master's degree in biological sciences when he unexpectedly abandoned his plan of becoming a doctor.

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

2008

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2006

Opened his play "Rockers" at Theatre West in Hollywood, CA

1995

Produced a parody of the original series, "The Brady Bunch Movie"

1992

With his son, Lloyd, wrote the book for the stage musical, "Gilligan: The Musical"

1988

Wrote the book, Inside Gilligan's Island

1986

Final series as executive producer, CBS' "Together We Stand"

1981

Was a writer and producer for NBC's "Harper Valley PTA"

1976

Produced the NBC's Saturday morning sitcom, "Big John, Little John"

1973

Created the syndicated series, "Dusty's Trail"

1968

Created and executive produced ABC's "The Brady Bunch"; also wrote the theme song

1966

Created the CBS series, "It's About Time"

1964

Created and executive produced CBS' "Gilligan's Island"; also co-wrote the theme song

1963

Served as a script supervisor on CBS' "My Favorite Martian"

1956

Won an Emmy for his work as a writer on CBS' variety show, "The Red Skelton Show"

1952

Made television debut writing for NBC's "I Married Joan"

1943

Wrote for the radio version of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"

1943

Wrote for the radio version of "The Alan Young Show"

1938

Started out in the industry writing jokes for Bob Hope's radio program

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