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Donald P. Bellisario


Donald P. Bellisario was born in North Charleroi in Pennsylvania. His father ran the tavern, where he grew up listening to the war stories of vets returning from WWII. He had a fifteen-year career in advertising before moving to Hollywood. He broke into television as the story editor for Black Sheep Squadron (1976). His most celebrated works to ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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  NCIS (TV Series) (created by - 257 episodes, 2003 - 2014) (written by - 11 episodes, 2003 - 2007) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 2003 - 2004) (story - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2006)
- Honor Thy Father (2014) ... (created by)
- The Admiral's Daughter (2014) ... (created by)
- Shooter (2014) ... (created by)
- Alleged (2014) ... (created by)
- Page Not Found (2014) ... (created by)
  JAG (TV Series) (created by - 227 episodes, 1995 - 2005) (writer - 5 episodes, 1995 - 2000) (written by - 2 episodes, 2003) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (story - 1 episode, 1996)
- Fair Winds and Following Seas (2005) ... (created by)
- Dream Team (2005) ... (created by)
- Unknown Soldier (2005) ... (created by)
- Two Towns (2005) ... (created by)
- Death at the Mosque (2005) ... (created by)
  First Monday (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2002) (story - 1 episode, 2002) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2002)
- Family Secrets (2002) ... (created by)
- Showdown (2002) ... (created by)
- Strip Search (2002) ... (created by)
- Unprotected Speech (2002) ... (created by)
- Secrets and Lies (2002) ... (created by)
 1995 Crowfoot (TV Movie)
  Quantum Leap (TV Series) (created by - 97 episodes, 1989 - 1993) (written by - 15 episodes, 1989 - 1993) (story - 4 episodes, 1989 - 1991) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1989 - 1990)
- Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (1993) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954 (1993) ... (created by)
- The Beast Within - November 6, 1972 (1993) ... (created by)
- Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 (1993) ... (created by)
  Tequila and Bonetti (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 1992) (written by - 3 episodes, 1992)
- Runt of the Litter (1992) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Reel Life (1992) ... (created by)
- Mama (1992) ... (created by)
- Brooklyn and the Beast (1992) ... (created by)
- Wonderdog (1992) ... (created by)
 1988 Last Rites (written by)
  Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (created by - 158 episodes, 1980 - 1988) (writer - 9 episodes, 1981 - 1984) (written by - 8 episodes, 1980 - 1983) (story - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1985) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1984)
- Resolutions: Part II (1988) ... (created by)
- Resolutions: Part I (1988) ... (created by)
- Transitions (1988) ... (created by)
- Legend of the Lost Art (1988) ... (created by)
- The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company (1988) ... (created by)
 1987 Airwolf (TV Series) (created by - 24 episodes)
- Welcome to Paradise (1987) ... (created by)
- Flying Home (1987) ... (created by)
- Poppy Chain (1987) ... (created by)
- Malduke (1987) ... (created by)
- The Puppet Master (1987) ... (created by)
 1987 Three on a Match (TV Movie)
  Airwolf (TV Series) (created by - 55 episodes, 1984 - 1986) (written by - 2 episodes, 1984)
- Birds of Paradise (1986) ... (created by)
- Tracks (1986) ... (created by)
- The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (1986) ... (created by)
- Break-In at Santa Paula (1986) ... (created by)
- Hawke's Run (1986) ... (created by)
 1984 Airwolf (TV Movie) (written by)
  Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (writer - 2 episodes, 1982) (written by - 2 episodes, 1982) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1982)
- Mourning Becomes Matuka (1983) ... (created by)
- A Distant Shout of Thunder (1983) ... (created by)
- Boragora or Bust (1983) ... (created by)
- Naka Jima Kill (1983) ... (created by)
- Last Chance Louie (1983) ... (created by)
 1980 Stone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Death Run (1980) ... (writer)
  Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (written by - 2 episodes, 1978)
- The Hand of God (1979) ... (as Donald Bellisario)
- Baltar's Escape (1979) ... (as Donald Bellisario)
- Murder on the Rising Star (1979) ... (teleplay - as Donald Bellisario)
- The Man with Nine Lives (1979) ... (as Donald Bellisario)
- The Young Lords (1978) ... (as Donald Bellisario)
  Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1978) (written by - 3 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1978)
- A Little Bit of England (1978) ... (writer - as Donald Bellisario)
- Hotshot (1978) ... (writer - as Donald Bellisario)
- The Iceman (1978) ... (written by - as Donald Bellisario)
- Forbidden Fruit (1978) ... (writer - as Donald Bellisario)
- Operation Stand-Down (1978) ... (teleplay - as Donald Bellisario)
 1978 Switch (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Coronado Circle (1978) ... (as Don Bellisario)
 1977 Kojak (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Queen of Hearts Is Wild (1977) ... (written by - as Don Bellisario)
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Gandy (1977) ... (story)
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