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Michael Elias (I)


Michael Elias was born and raised in upstate New York. He has worked in motion pictures, television and stage as an actor, writer, producer, and director in New York, Los Angeles and London. He was a member of The Living Theatre and acted in 'The Brig' by Kenneth Brown in New York and London. At Warner Bros Elias and Rich Eustis created and ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Jerk
The Jerk Writer
(1979)
The Frisco Kid
(1979)
Head of the Class
(1986-1991)
Young Doctors in Love
(1982)

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 1998 No Laughing Matter (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1993 Lush Life (TV Movie) (written by)
 1993 Tall Hopes (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1993) ... (creator)
 1992 Billy (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Poker Face (1992) ... (written by)
- Pilot (1992) ... (written by)
  Head of the Class (TV Series) (creator - 114 episodes, 1986 - 1991) (written by - 15 episodes, 1986 - 1990)
- It Couldn't Last Forever: Part 2 (1991) ... (creator)
- It Couldn't Last Forever: Part 1 (1991) ... (creator)
- The Phantom of the Glee Club (1991) ... (creator)
- My Dinner with Darlene (1991) ... (creator)
- The Strange Case of Randy McNally (1991) ... (creator)
 1988 Envoyez les violons (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Scared Silly (TV Movie) (creator) / (teleplay)
 1980 Serial (screenplay)
 1979 The Jerk (screenplay)
 1979 The Frisco Kid (written by)
 1979 Co-ed Fever (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Pilot (1979) ... (written by)
- Pepperoni Passion (1979) ... (written by)
 1977 Szysznyk (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Draft Choice (1977) ... (written by)
- Little Puff (1977) ... (written by)
 1977 All's Fair (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Jailbirds: Part 1 (1977) ... (written by)
- In Name Only (1977) ... (written by)
 1976 Viva Valdez (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1976) ... (written by)
 1975 Black Bart (TV Movie)
  Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Shame of the Cities (1975) ... (story by) / (written by)
 1973-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- We Met at Mama Lombardi's (1974) ... (written by)
- The Pregnancy (1974) ... (written by)
- The Hickey (1974) ... (written by)
- Dennis Takes a Life (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- The New Car (1973) ... (story by)
  All in the Family (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1972) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1972)
- The Threat (1972) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1971 Robert Young and the Family (TV Special)
 1969-1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- The Green-Eyed Monster (1971) ... (written by)
- The Power of a Tree (1971) ... (written by)
- The Barber Shop (1971) ... (written by)
- The March of the Antelopes (1970) ... (written by)
- Let X Equal a Lousy Weekend (1969) ... (written by)
 1971 The Bill Cosby Special, or? (TV Movie)
  Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes, 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Episode #1.13 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.12 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.11 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.10 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.9 (1970) ... (written by)
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Love and the Dating Computer/Love and the Busy Husband/Love and the Watchdog (1969) ... (written by - segment "Love and the Dating Computer")
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