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Ron Bishop (I) (1921–1988)

While he wrote scripts for several television series, Ron Bishop is best remembered as one of the most important writers during the second decade of "Gunsmoke." Series star James Arness has long referred to Bishop as one of the best writers on that series. The characters created by Bishop spoke authentically to the time period portrayed in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Red Pony
The Red Pony Writer
(1973)
Underground
Underground Writer
(1970)
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke Writer
(1967-1974)
The Godchild
The Godchild Writer
(1974)

Filmography

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 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happiness Is... (1982) ... (writer)
  How the West Was Won (TV Series) (1 episode, 1977) (written by - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 2 episodes, 1979)
- The Enemy (1979) ... (writer)
- The Gunfighter (1979) ... (writer)
- Bowie John Christie (1977) ... (written by)
- Erika (1977) ... (written by)
- Provost Marshal (1977)
 1977 Nashville 99 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joldy (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 The Quest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Portrait of a Gunfighter (1976) ... (writer)
 1976 Bridger (TV Movie) (written by - uncredited)
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Prosperity #1 (1975) ... (written by)
 1974 The Godchild (TV Movie)
 1967-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (written by - 15 episodes)
- Town in Chains (1974) ... (written by)
- The Iron Blood of Courage (1974) ... (written by)
- Matt's Love Story (1973) ... (written by)
- Whelan's Men (1973) ... (written by)
- The Sodbusters (1972) ... (written by)
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Hard Breed (1974) ... (story)
 1973 The Red Pony (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Soul Is the Warrior (1973) ... (written by)
  The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1972) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1972)
- The Velvet Prison (1972) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- The Bear That Didn't Get Up (1972) ... (story by)
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Survival Times Two (1972) ... (story)
  The F.B.I. (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1971) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1971)
- Bitter Harbor (1971) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Quantico (1966) ... (story)
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jump-Up (1971) ... (writer)
 1970 Underground (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spokes (1970) ... (writer)
 1964-1965 Combat! (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Luck with Rainbows (1965) ... (written by)
- Vendetta (1964) ... (written by)
  The Rogues (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Laughing Lady of Luxor (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Computer Goes West (1964) ... (writer)
  The Littlest Hobo (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1964) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1964)
- Double-Cross (1964) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Do Unto Others, Then Gallop (1964) ... (writer)
 1963 Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Duet for Eight Wheels (1963) ... (writer)
  Laramie (TV Series) (1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1962 - 1963)
- Edge of Evil (1963) ... (teleplay)
- The Sunday Shoot (1962) ... (teleplay)
- The Dynamiters (1962) ... (teleplay)
- Wolf Cub (1961)
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Satonka (1962) ... (written by)
  Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- Little Miss Rich Witch (1962) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Remittance Man (1961) ... (written by)
 1960-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Meeting at Mimbers (1961) ... (written by)
- Stage to Nowhere (1960) ... (written by - as Ronald Bishop)
  The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1961)
- Lucky Charm (1961) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  Maverick (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1960) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960)
- The Maverick Line (1960) ... (writer)
- Bundle from Britain (1960) ... (teleplay)
- A Flock of Trouble (1960) ... (writer)
- The Cats of Paradise (1959) ... (teleplay)
  Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- Girl from Philadelphia (1960) ... (as Ronald Bishop)
- The Governor (1960)
- The Legend (1959) ... (written by)
 1960 Bronco (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Volunteers from Aberdeen (1960) ... (teleplay)
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Powder Keg (1959) ... (written by)
  The Restless Gun (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Cavis Boy (1959) ... (written by - as Ronald Bishop)
- Blood of Courage (1959) ... (as Ronald Bishop)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Also wrote scripts for the series "The New Land" and "Nashville 99" in the mid 1970s which were never produced because those series were canceled.

Alternate Names:

Ronald Bishop | writer emeritus Mr. Ron Bishop
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Trivia:

In 1989, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Wyoming hosted The Great TV Westerns: a film program in memory of Ron Bishop.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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