William D Gordon

Screenwriter, Director, TV and radio producer
Launched his career as a writer for such radio programs as "The Cisco Kid", "The Tommy Dorsey Show" and "Count of Monte Cristo" in the mid-1930s. Gordon directed the first live TV shows for the Mutual Don Lee Network in ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1918 in California, USA

Filmography

Writer (3)

Sergeant Ryker 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Writer

The Barbary Coast (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (2)

Maverick 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Fugitive 1963 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Biography

Launched his career as a writer for such radio programs as "The Cisco Kid", "The Tommy Dorsey Show" and "Count of Monte Cristo" in the mid-1930s. Gordon directed the first live TV shows for the Mutual Don Lee Network in California in 1939 and worked as a writer, director, producer, announcer and actor on radio and live TV shows during the 1940s and early 1950s.

In 1959 Gordon became a writer for the TV series "Maverick" and "Riverboat" and later was co-story editor-writer-producer with James Doherty of the series "CHiPs" from 1977 to 1982 when he retired to write Civil War novels. Gordon also scripted "The Outlaws", "Alias Smith and Jones", "Petrocelli" and "The Bold Ones". He acted on "Riverboat", "Maverick", "Rawhide" and "77 Sunset Strip" and directed "Queen for a Day".

Relationships

Maurine Gordon

Wife

Milestones

1982

Retired from TV

1959

First worked as writer of TV series "Maverick" and "Riverboat"

1939

Directed the first live TV shows for the Mutual Don Lee Network

1936

Began career writing for radio shows including "The Tommy Dorsey Show", "The Cisco Kid" and "Count of Monte Cristo"

Was co-story editor, writer and producer (with James Doherty) of TV series, "CHiPs"

Moved to Southern California

Wrote two Civil War novels

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