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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) (5 episodes, 2014) (created by - 259 episodes, 2003 - 2014) (written by - 11 episodes, 2003 - 2007) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 2003 - 2004) (story - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2006)
- The Searchers (2014) ... (creator)
- Parental Guidance Suggested (2014) ... (creator)
- The San Dominick (2014) ... (creator)
- Choke Hold (2014) ... (creator)
- Kill the Messenger (2014) ... (creator)
  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) ... (creator)
- Dream Team (2005) ... (creator)
- Unknown Soldier (2005) ... (creator)
- Two Towns (2005) ... (creator)
- Death at the Mosque (2005) ... (creator)
  First Monday (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2002) (story - 1 episode, 2002) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2002)
- Family Secrets (2002) ... (creator)
- Showdown (2002) ... (creator)
- Strip Search (2002) ... (creator)
- Unprotected Speech (2002) ... (creator)
- Secrets and Lies (2002) ... (creator)
 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) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954 (1993) ... (creator)
- The Beast Within - November 6, 1972 (1993) ... (creator)
- Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 (1993) ... (creator)
  Tequila and Bonetti (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 1992) (written by - 3 episodes, 1992)
- Runt of the Litter (1992) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Reel Life (1992) ... (creator)
- Mama (1992) ... (creator)
- Brooklyn and the Beast (1992) ... (creator)
- Wonderdog (1992) ... (creator)
 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) ... (creator)
- Resolutions: Part I (1988) ... (creator)
- Transitions (1988) ... (creator)
- Legend of the Lost Art (1988) ... (creator)
- The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company (1988) ... (creator)
 1987 Airwolf (TV Series) (created by - 24 episodes)
- Welcome to Paradise (1987) ... (creator)
- Flying Home (1987) ... (creator)
- Poppy Chain (1987) ... (creator)
- Malduke (1987) ... (creator)
- The Puppet Master (1987) ... (creator)
 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) ... (creator)
- Tracks (1986) ... (creator)
- The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (1986) ... (creator)
- Break-In at Santa Paula (1986) ... (creator)
- Hawke's Run (1986) ... (creator)
 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) ... (creator)
- A Distant Shout of Thunder (1983) ... (creator)
- Boragora or Bust (1983) ... (creator)
- Naka Jima Kill (1983) ... (creator)
- Last Chance Louie (1983) ... (creator)
 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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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Served in the Marines with Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of President John F. Kennedy. This was later referenced in a 1992, two-parts episode entitled, "Lee Harvey Oswald" of the show Quantum Leap (1989). See more »

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