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Robert A. Cinader (1924–1982)

Robert A. Cinader, also fondly known as RAC, was born on November 10, 1924. He was raised in New York City, where he attended prestigious Townsend Harris, an experimental prep school open only to those public school students with extremely high IQs. He enrolled at New York University for a semester before being drafted into the army during World ... See full bio »

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 1989-1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series) (created by - 48 episodes)
- The Fighter (1991) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- The Bully (1991) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Addictions (1991) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Missing (1991) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Anatomy of a Rape (1991) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
 1980 Condominium (TV Movie) (adaptation - as R.A. Cinader)
  Quincy M.E. (TV Series) (1 episode, 1980) (story - 1 episode, 1980) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1980)
- No Way to Treat a Patient (1980) ... (as R.A. Cinader)
- Deadly Arena (1980) ... (story)
- The Final Gift (1980) ... (teleplay - as R.A. Cinader)
  Emergency! (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (created by - 125 episodes, 1972 - 1978) (written by - 5 episodes, 1972 - 1979)
- The Convention (1979) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader) / (written by - as R.A. Cinader)
- What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing...? (1979) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Greatest Rescues of Emergency! (1978) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader) / (written by - as R.A. Cinader)
- The Most Deadly Passage (1978) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Survival on Charter #220 (1978) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader) / (written by - as R.A. Cinader)
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
 1978 The Two-Five (TV Movie)
 1977 Pine Canyon Is Burning (TV Movie)
 1968-1975 Adam-12 (TV Series) (created by - 174 episodes)
- Something Worth Dying For: Part 2 (1975) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Something Worth Dying For: Part 1 (1975) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Dana Hall (1975) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Gus Corbin (1975) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Operation Action (1975) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
 1975 The Specialists (TV Movie)
  Sierra (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1974)
- The Rangers (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader) / (writer)
- The Fawn (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- The Giant (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Time Off (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- The Trek (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
 1974 The Rangers (TV Movie)
 1973-1974 Emergency +4 (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes)
- Blast Off (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- The Old Crox (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Ghost of Billy Silver (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Wheels of Fire (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
- Afterburner (1974) ... (creator - as R.A. Cinader)
 1971 The D.A. (TV Series)
  Julia (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (story - 1 episode, 1970)
- Anyone for Tenants? (1971) ... (written by)
- Courting Time (1971) ... (teleplay)
- Cousin of the Bride (1971) ... (written by)
- The Divine Devine (1970) ... (written by)
- Gone with the Whim (1970) ... (written by)
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Plavonia, Hail and Farewell (1964) ... (as R.A. Cinader)
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series) (idea - 2 episodes)
- Old Army Game (1961) ... (idea)
- The Woman's Touch (1961) ... (idea)
  Boots and Saddles (TV Series) (created and developed by - 33 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (created by - 4 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (developed by - 4 episodes, 1957 - 1958)
- The Decision (1958) ... (created and developed by)
- The Captain's Leave (1958) ... (creator)
- Weight of Command (1958) ... (created and developed by)
- The Holdout (1958) ... (created and developed by)
- Iron John (1958) ... (created and developed by)
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Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 127 in Carson, California, the fire station used for exteriors on Emergency! (1972) was renamed the Robert A. Cinader Memorial Fire Station after his death.

Nickname:

RAC

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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