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Chris Bearde (I) (1936–2017)


Chris Bearde one of America's premiere televison producers was born in England but grew up in his adopted home Australia. His various creative contributions have brought us some of our happiest television memories. From "The Laugh In", through _"Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special" (1968) (TV)_ to _"The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" (1971)_ and _"... See full bio »

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in Australia

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Andy Williams Show
(1969-1971)
Laugh-In
Laugh-In Writer
(1967-1969)

Filmography

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 2008 The Gong Show with Dave Attell (TV Series) (format creator - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... (format creator)
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... (format creator)
- Episode #1.7 (2008) ... (format creator)
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... (format creator)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (format creator)
 1995-1997 Sherman Oaks (TV Series) (creator - 7 episodes)
- Sanford's Crisis (1997) ... (creator)
- The Shot Heard Round the Valley (1996) ... (creator)
- X-Rated Neighbors (1996) ... (creator)
- The Contest (1995) ... (creator)
- An American Politician (1995) ... (creator)
 1996 Totally Animals (TV Movie) (supervising writer)
  FTV (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Episode dated 23 November 1985 (1985) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1985 The Gong Show (TV Movie) (devised by)
 1985 Puttin' on the Hits (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 October 1985 (1985) ... (creator)
 1985 Elvis: One Night with You (TV Special short) (uncredited)
 1983 The Sex and Violence Family Hour (Video) (head writer) / (writer)
 1983 The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... (writer)
 1975-1978 The Bobby Vinton Show (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 14 November 1978 (1978) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 24 October 1978 (1978) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 17 May 1977 (1977) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 17 November 1975 (1975) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 10 November 1975 (1975) ... (creator)
 1978 The Cheap Show (TV Series) (creator)
 1976-1978 The Gong Show (TV Series) (creator - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 February 1978 (1978) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 16 January 1978 (1978) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.34 (1976) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.22 (1976) ... (creator)
 1977 Wacko (TV Series) (creator - 1977)
 1976 Cos (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1976)
- Episode #1.3 (1976)
- Episode #1.2 (1976)
- Episode #1.1 (1976)
 1974 The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes)
- Episode #1.16 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.15 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.14 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.13 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.12 (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 The Sonny Comedy Revue (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... (writer)
  The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) (creator - 66 episodes, 1971 - 1974) (writer - 66 episodes, 1971 - 1974)
- Episode #4.23 (1974) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #4.22 (1974) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #4.21 (1974) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #4.20 (1974) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #4.19 (1974) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1972 The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 12 August 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 5 August 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 15 July 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 21 March 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Arnold's Closet Revue (TV Movie)
 1971 Li'l Abner (TV Movie)
 1969-1971 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (writer - 46 episodes)
- Episode #2.26 (1971) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.25 (1971) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.24 (1971) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.23 (1971) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.22 (1971) ... (writer)
 1970 The Ray Stevens Show (TV Series) (creator - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1970) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... (creator)
 1969 The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (TV Movie) (creator)
 1967-1969 Laugh-In (TV Series) (writer - 41 episodes)
- Episode #2.26 (1969) ... (writer - as Chris Beard)
- Episode #2.25 (1969) ... (writer - as Chris Beard)
- Episode #2.24 (1969) ... (writer - as Chris Beard)
- Episode #2.23 (1969) ... (writer - as Chris Beard)
- Episode #2.22 (1969) ... (writer - as Chris Beard)
 1968 Elvis (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 1968 Where the Girls Are (TV Movie)
 1968 Romp!!! (TV Special)
 1963 Network (TV Series) (1963)
 1963 Nightcap (TV Series) (creator - 1963) / (writer)
 1961 Revue '61 (TV Series) (1961)
Show Show Producer (25 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Canada Observed" (Capitol Records). See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

He has also opened The Chris Bearde School of Comedy in Las Vegas which is now in its third series of classes. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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