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William Blinn

William Blinn was born in 1938. He is a writer and producer, known for Starsky & Hutch (2004), Eight Is Enough (1977) and Purple Rain (1984). See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2001 Brian's Song (TV Movie) (story)
  Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series) (60 episodes, 1997 - 2000) (written by - 4 episodes, 1997 - 1998)
- Brothers (2000)
- Return to Glory (2000)
- Answered Prayers (2000)
 1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1990 Polly: Comin' Home! (TV Movie) (written by)
 1990 Appearances (TV Movie)
 1989 Polly (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1989 The Outside Woman (TV Movie) (written by)
 1989 Wild Jack (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay) / (story)
 1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Davy Crockett: A Natural Man (1988) ... (writer)
 1988 Aaron's Way (TV Series) (writer)
 1986-1988 Our House (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes)
- Trouble in Paradise: Part 1 (1988) ... (written by)
- Candles and Shadows (1987) ... (written by)
- A Silent, Fallen Tree (1987) ... (written by)
- Sounds from a Silent Clock: Part 1 (1987) ... (written by)
- Past Tense, Future Tense: Part 1 (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 Bridges to Cross (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Take a Cup of Kindness (1986) ... (written by)
 1985/I Bridges to Cross (TV Series)
  Fame (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (writer - 4 episodes, 1982) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (story - 1 episode, 1983)
- Knockout (1983) ... (written by)
- Gonna Learn How to Fly: Part 2 (1983) ... (written by)
- Gonna Learn How to Fly: Part 1 (1983) ... (written by)
- Not in Kansas Anymore (1983) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Class Act (1982) ... (writer)
  Eight Is Enough (TV Series) (developer - 112 episodes, 1977 - 1981) (written by - 2 episodes, 1977)
- Father Knows Best? (1981) ... (developer)
- Goals (1981) ... (developer)
- Starting Over (1981) ... (developer)
- The Idolbreaker: Part 2 (1981) ... (developer)
- The Idolbreaker: Part 1 (1981) ... (developer)
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie) (story)
 1979 Heaven Only Knows (TV Movie)
  Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (87 episodes, 1975 - 1979) (created by - 1 episode, 1978) (written by - 1 episode, 1975)
- Sweet Revenge (1979)
 1979 A Man Called Intrepid (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1978 The Lazarus Syndrome (TV Movie)
 1978 A Question of Love (TV Movie)
 1978 Fast Lane Blues (TV Movie)
 1978 Stickin' Together (TV Movie)
  Hunter (TV Series) (9 episodes, 1977) (written by - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Barking Dog (1977)
  Roots (TV Mini-Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1977) (written for television by - 1 episode, 1977)
- Part I (1977) ... (adaptation) / (written for television by)
  The Rookies (TV Series) (developer - 25 episodes, 1972 - 1975) (written by - 4 episodes, 1972 - 1974) (writer - 4 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1972)
- The Shield (1975) ... (developer)
- Angel (1975) ... (developer)
- Rolling Thunder (1974) ... (written by)
- Prayers Unanswered, Prayers Unheard (1973) ... (writer)
- Cry Wolf (1973) ... (writer)
 1974 The New Land (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Word Is: Alternative (1974) ... (writer)
- The Word Is: Persistance (1974) ... (writer)
 1971 Brian's Song (TV Movie) (written by)
  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1971) (story - 1 episode, 1967) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1967)
- Lijah (1971) ... (written by)
- The Money Store (1968) ... (written by)
- Wonder (1967) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1971/II Cat Ballou (TV Movie)
  The Interns (TV Series) (developed for television by - 24 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (writer - 3 episodes, 1970) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1971) (story - 1 episode, 1971)
- The Choice (1971) ... (developed for television by)
- Castle of the Lion (1971) ... (developed for television by) / (teleplay)
- The Manly Art (1971) ... (developed for television by)
- The Guardian (1971) ... (developed for television by)
- Heart Trouble (1971) ... (developed for television by)
  Here Come the Brides (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Far Cry from Yesterday (1969) ... (writer)
- The Deadly Trade (1969) ... (written by)
- Democracy Inaction (1969) ... (written by)
- After a Dream, Comes Mourning (1969) ... (written by)
- A Christmas Place (1968) ... (written by)
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Joyful Noise (1968) ... (written by)
  The Invaders (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1968) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1968)
- The Vise (1968) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1967 Custer (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Spirit Woman (1967) ... (written by)
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Plunder! (1967) ... (written by)
  Shane (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1966) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1966)
- A Man'd Be Proud (1966) ... (writer)
- A Long Night of Mourning (1966) ... (teleplay)
- High Road in Viator (1966) ... (writer)
- Day of the Hawk (1966) ... (writer)
  Bonanza (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965)
- The Unwritten Commandment (1966) ... (teleplay)
- All Ye His Saints (1965) ... (writer)
- A Natural Wizard (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Debt (1965) ... (writer)
 1963-1964 My Favorite Martian (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- A Nose for News (1964) ... (written by)
- The Man on the Couch (1963) ... (written by)
 1962 Laramie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beyond Justice (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Incident of the Portrait (1962) ... (writer)
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