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Bill Finnegan (I) (1928–2008)


He had four children with his wife, Patricia: son, Michael, a reporter for The New York Times; son, William, a staff writer for New Yorker magazine; son, Kevin, a labor lawyer; and daughter, Colleen, a doctor. See more trivia »

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 2007 The Axe in the Attic (Documentary) (associate producer)
 1998 Any Day Now (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Unfinished Symphony (1998) ... (executive producer - as William Finnegan)
 1997 Hope (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Ed (executive producer)
 1994 Tis the Season (executive producer)
 1994 Reality Bites (supervising producer - as William Finnegan)
 1992 CrissCross (executive producer)
 1992 The Babe (executive producer)
 1990-1991 She-Wolf of London (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Eclipse (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Mystical Pizza (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Heart Attack (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Bride of the Wolfman (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Habeas Corpses (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1990-1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Sex, Lies & UFOs: Part 2 (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Sex, Lies and UFOs: Part 1 (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Double Jeopardy (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Play Doctor (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1991 Hell Hath No Fury (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 White Palace (co-producer)
 1990 Laker Girls (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (co-producer)
 1989 Murder by Night (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1989 Dark Holiday (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1989 She Knows Too Much (TV Movie) (producer)
 1988 Going to the Chapel (producer)
 1988 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 1987 North Shore (producer - as William Finnegan)
 1987 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series) (supervising producer - 13 episodes)
- Here's Why Good Guys Sometimes Wear Black (1987) ... (supervising producer)
- Here's Why Henry David Thoreau Chose the Pond (1987) ... (supervising producer)
- Here's Another Bedtime Story (1987) ... (supervising producer)
 1987 The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (TV Movie) (producer)
 1987 American Harvest (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1987 J. Edgar Hoover (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills (TV Movie) (producer)
 1986 Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 Night of the Creeps (executive producer - as William Finnegan)
 1986 News at Eleven (TV Movie) (producer)
 1985 This Child Is Mine (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1985 Generation (TV Movie) (producer)
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series) (producer)
 1985 Not My Kid (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1984 The Dollmaker (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 Summer Girl (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1983 Your Place... or Mine (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 Callahan (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 Between Two Brothers (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 Dangerous Company (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 World War III (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Inmates: A Love Story (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 The Choice (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1980 Father Figure (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 The $5.20 an Hour Dream (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 A Vacation in Hell (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Stranger in Our House (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series) (supervising producer)
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series) (producer - as William Finnegan)
 1977 Danger in Paradise (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Dead Man on the Run (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971-1975 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (producer - 96 episodes)
- 6,000 Deadly Tickets (1975) ... (producer - as William Finnegan)
- Diary of a Gun (1975) ... (producer - as William Finnegan)
- The Hostage (1975) ... (producer - as William Finnegan)
- Hit Gun for Sale (1975) ... (producer - as William Finnegan)
- And the Horse Jumped Over the Moon (1975) ... (producer - as William Finnegan)
 1973 Chelsea D.H.O. (TV Movie) (producer - as William Finnegan)
 1972 Hec Ramsey (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Century Turns (1972) ... (producer - as William Finnegan)
 1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter (producer - as William Finnegan)
 1969 Support Your Local Sheriff! (associate producer - as William Finnegan)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

W. Finnegan | William R. Finnegan | William Finnegan

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