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Allan Burns was born on May 18, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Munsters (1964), Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and The Munsters Today (1987). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Munsters
The Munsters Writer
(1964-2007)
Mary Tyler Moore
(1970-1977)
The Munsters Today
(1988-1991)
Lou Grant
Lou Grant Writer
(1977-1982)

Filmography

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 2012 Mockingbird Lane (TV Movie) (format "The Munsters")
 2011 Whatever Happened to Eddie Munster? (Short) (creator)
 1964-2007 The Munsters (TV Series) (from a format by - 72 episodes)
- My Fair Munster: Unaired Pilot 1 (2007) ... (from a format by - as Al Burns)
- My Fair Munster: Unaired Pilot 2 (1987) ... (from a format by - as Al Burns)
- A Visit from the Teacher (1966) ... (from a format by - as Al Burns)
- Herman's Lawsuit (1966) ... (from a format by - as Al Burns)
- Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) ... (from a format by - as Al Burns)
 1996 The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (TV Movie) (format - as Al Burns)
 1995 Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie) (format - as Al Burns)
 1994 De Sylvia Millecam Show (TV Series) (original script - 3 episodes)
- U bent mijn moeder (1994) ... (original script - uncredited)
- Nieuwe buren (1994) ... (original script - uncredited)
- Goed nieuws is geen nieuws ... (original script - uncredited)
 1993 Cutters (TV Series) (created by - 5 episodes)
- Hi There, Sports Fans (1993) ... (creator)
- Harry's Best Friend (1993) ... (creator)
- Give 'Til It Hurts (1993) ... (creator)
- Where's Harry? (1993) ... (creator)
- Pilot (1993) ... (creator)
 1988-1991 The Munsters Today (TV Series) (format - 73 episodes)
- Family Night (1991) ... (format - as Al Burns)
- The Bet (1991) ... (format - as Al Burns)
- Diary of a Mad Munsterwife (1991) ... (format - as Al Burns)
- Breaking the Chain (1991) ... (format - as Al Burns)
- A-Camping We Will Go (1991) ... (format - as Al Burns)
  FM (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (creator - 1 episode, 1989)
- Off the Record (1990) ... (creator)
- Sex, Lies and 35mm Slides (1990) ... (creator)
- The Last Virgin (1990) ... (creator)
- Let's Spend the Night Together (1990) ... (creator)
- No Fool Like an April Fool (1990) ... (creator)
  Eisenhower & Lutz (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1988) (story - 1 episode, 1988) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1988)
- The Devil Wears a Toupee (1988) ... (creator)
- Play It Again, Bud (1988) ... (creator)
- Pride and Prejudice (1988) ... (creator)
- Bud's Buddy (1988) ... (creator)
- Petrified Forrest (1988) ... (creator)
 1987 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1986 Just Between Friends (written by)
 1984 Second Time Lucky (additional screenplay) / (story)
  The Duck Factory (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1984) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- Call Me Responsible (1984) ... (creator)
- You Always Love the One You Hurt (1984) ... (creator)
- The Children's Half-Hour (1984) ... (creator)
- The Duck Stops Here (1984) ... (creator)
- It Didn't Happen One Night (1984) ... (creator)
  Lou Grant (TV Series) (created by - 114 episodes, 1977 - 1982) (written by - 1 episode, 1980)
- Charlie (1982) ... (creator)
- Victims (1982) ... (creator)
- Beachhead (1982) ... (creator)
- Suspect (1982) ... (creator)
- Unthinkable (1982) ... (creator)
 1981 The Munsters' Revenge (TV Movie) (format - as Al Burns)
 1980 Carlton Your Doorman (TV Short) (character)
 1979 A Little Romance (screenplay)
  Rhoda (TV Series) (created by - 110 episodes, 1974 - 1978) (written by - 2 episodes, 1974)
- Martin Swallows His Heart (1978) ... (creator)
- The Date in the Iron Mask (1978) ... (creator)
- Earl's Helping Hand (1978) ... (creator)
- Brenda Runs Away (1978) ... (creator)
- The Total Brenda (1978) ... (creator)
  Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series) (created by - 168 episodes, 1970 - 1977) (written by - 8 episodes, 1970 - 1977)
- The Last Show (1977) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Lou Dates Mary (1977) ... (creator)
- Mary's Big Party (1977) ... (creator)
- Mary's Three Husbands (1977) ... (creator)
- Murray Ghosts for Ted (1977) ... (creator)
 1975-1977 Phyllis (TV Series) (based on a character created by - 48 episodes)
- A Baby Makes Six (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
- The Apartment (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
- The Elopement (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
- Audrey's New Life (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
- Dan's Ex (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
  Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series) (created by - 15 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1974)
- From Russia with Lust (1975) ... (creator)
- The Groupie (1974) ... (creator)
- Just the Ticket (1974) ... (creator)
- All's Well That Ends (1974) ... (creator)
- Maid in the Snow (1974) ... (creator)
 1973 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (format - 1 episode)
- The Mini-Munsters (1973) ... (format - as Al Burns)
 1971 Shepherd's Flock (TV Movie)
 1969 Room 222 (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Seventeen Going on Twenty-Eight (1969) ... (written by)
- Clothes Make the Boy (1969) ... (written by)
- The Flu (1969) ... (written by)
- Funny Boy (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Love and the Burglar/Love and the Roommate/Love and the Wild Party (1969) ... (written by - segment "Love and the Roommate")
- Love and the Modern Wife/Love and the Phonies/Love and the Single Couple (1969) ... (written by - segment "Love and the Modern Woman")
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes)
- Schwartz's Island (1968) ... (written by)
- Temporarily Out of CONTROL (1968) ... (written by)
- The Farkas Fracas (1968) ... (written by)
- With Love and Twitches (1968) ... (written by)
- The Return of the Ancient Mariner (1968) ... (written by)
 1967-1968 He & She (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes)
- Goodman, Spare That Tree (1968) ... (written by)
- North Goes West (1967) ... (written by)
- Don't Call Us (1967) ... (written by)
  My Mother the Car (TV Series) (created by - 30 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (written by - 6 episodes, 1965 - 1966)
- Desperate Minutes (1966) ... (creator)
- When You Wish Upon a Car (1966) ... (creator)
- The Blabbermouth (1966) ... (creator)
- Absorba the Greek (1966) ... (creator)
- It Might as Well Be Spring as Not (1966) ... (creator)
 1964 The Nut House!! (TV Movie) (written by)
 1963-1964 Fractured Flickers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.25 (1964) ... (writer - as Al Burns)
- Episode #1.16 (1963) ... (writer)
 1960 The Bullwinkle Show (TV Series) (as Al Burns, 1961)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Self (10 credits)

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Other Works:

In 1967, he co-produced an unsold sitcom pilot called "I Married a Bear" about the misadventures of the wife of a major league baseball player, starring Michele Lee.

Alternate Names:

Al Burns
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Trivia:

Responsible for creating the breakfast cereal character Cap'n Crunch.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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