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Jackson Gillis (1916–2010)

Jackson Gillis was the middle son of three boys born to Ridgway M. Gillis (a civil engineer for the Washington State Highway Department) and Marjorie Lyman. In the late 1920s the Gillis family moved to California, settling first in Fresno then in Sacramento, where he grew up before attending and graduating from Stanford University. In July 1941 he... See full bio »

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(age 93) in Moscow, Idaho, USA

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 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (story "Panic in the Sky" from "Adventures of Superman" series 1953 - 1 episode)
- All Shook Up (1994) ... (story "Panic in the Sky" from "Adventures of Superman" series 1953)
  Columbo (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1971 - 1992) (story - 4 episodes, 1972 - 1975) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1972 - 1973)
- A Bird in the Hand... (1992) ... (written by)
- Murder in Malibu (1990) ... (written by)
- Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) ... (written by)
- Troubled Waters (1975) ... (story)
- Lovely But Lethal (1973) ... (teleplay)
 1988 A Stoning in Fulham County (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
  Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1986) (story - 1 episode, 1985)
- Unfinished Business (1986) ... (written by)
- Sticks and Stones (1985) ... (story)
 1983-1986 Knight Rider (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Hills of Fire (1986) ... (written by)
- Blind Spot (1983) ... (written by)
 1981-1982 Code Red (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Wildfire (1982) ... (writer)
- Dark Fire (1981) ... (writer)
 1980 Paris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Price Is Right (1980) ... (writer)
  Jason of Star Command (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1979) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- Mimi's Secret (1979) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Little Girl Lost (1979) ... (written by)
 1979 Big Shamus, Little Shamus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rubens (1979) ... (writer)
 1978-1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Richest Man in the World (1979) ... (written by)
- The Deadly Dolphin (1978) ... (written by)
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Hutchinson for Murder One (1978) ... (story)
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Human Rights of Tiki Kim (1978) ... (writer)
 1976 Time Travelers (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1975 Caribe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Second to Doom (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 Cannon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Exchange (1974) ... (writer)
  The Snoop Sisters (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1974)
- A Black Day for Bluebeard (1974) ... (story) / (writer)
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Venus as in Fly Trap (1974) ... (story)
 1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Town of Terror (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 The Man Who Died Twice (TV Movie)
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Through Shattering Glass (1972) ... (written by)
  Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1970 - 1972) (story - 1 episode, 1972) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1972)
- Double Dead (1972) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Bride (1972) ... (written by)
- Flip Side (1970) ... (written by)
 1971-1972 Medical Center (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Secret (1972) ... (writer)
- Blood Line (1971) ... (writer)
- Danger Point (1971) ... (writer)
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Operation: Deathwatch (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series) (teleplay & story - 1 episode)
- The Alien Land (1971) ... (teleplay & story)
 1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Dear Enemy (1971) ... (written by)
 1971 Assault on the Wayne (TV Movie)
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Our Man O'Reilly (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kidnap (1969) ... (writer)
- The Lost Hours (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 Ironside (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Prophecy (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sweet Annie Laurie (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Quiet Weekend in the Country (1968) ... (story)
 1968 Mannix (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- End of the Rainbow (1968) ... (written by)
  The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1968) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Night of the Gruesome Games (1968) ... (writer)
- The Night of the Whirring Death (1966) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1965-1968 Lost in Space (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Space Beauty (1968) ... (writer)
- Princess of Space (1968) ... (writer)
- A Day at the Zoo (1967) ... (writer)
- The Haunted Lighthouse (1967) ... (writer)
- The Thief from Outer Space (1966) ... (writer)
 1966-1968 I Spy (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- This Guy Smith (1968) ... (written by)
- Lisa (1966) ... (written by)
  Tarzan (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1967) (writer - 6 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- A Gun for Jai (1968) ... (writer)
- Hotel Hurricane (1967) ... (writer)
- The Blue Stone of Heaven: Part 2 (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion (as Jack Gillis)
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Phi Beta Killer Affair (1967) ... (writer)
  Jericho (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1966) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1966)
- Both Ends Against the Riddle (1966) ... (written by)
- Long Journey Across a Short Street (1966) ... (teleplay)
- Have Traitor, Will Travel (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Galatea Affair (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- In a Plain Paper Wrapper (1966) ... (story)
  Perry Mason (TV Series) (teleplay - 16 episodes, 1959 - 1965) (writer - 8 episodes, 1959 - 1965) (written by - 5 episodes, 1961 - 1966) (story - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1961)
- The Case of the Dead Ringer (1966) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Mischievous Doll (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Case of the Careless Kitten (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Case of the Lover's Gamble (1965) ... (writer)
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Last Days of Nick Pompey (1960) ... (writer)
  Lassie (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes, 1954 - 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1955) (story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Puppy Sitter (1960) ... (writer)
- Campout (1959) ... (writer)
- The Puppy Story (1959) ... (writer)
- Beholden (1959) ... (writer)
- Domino (1956) ... (writer)
 1959 Bronco (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Game at the Beacon Club (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 Zorro (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- A Fair Trial (1957) ... (teleplay)
- Zorro Rides to the Mission (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Ghost Farm (TV Series) (story - teleplay, 1957)
 1956 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (TV Series) (teleplay - 19 episodes)
- The Tower Treasure (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Boys in Danger (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Never Say Die (1956) ... (teleplay)
- The Tower's Secret (1956) ... (teleplay)
- The Final Search (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes, 1953 - 1956) (screenplay - 2 episodes, 1953)
- The Deadly Rock (1956) ... (writer)
- The Wedding of Superman (1956) ... (writer)
- The Seven Souvenirs (1955) ... (writer)
- The Magic Necklace (1955) ... (writer)
- Great Caesar's Ghost (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 The Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series) (teleplay - 26 episodes)
- The Last Campfire (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Skyrocket's Trick (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Off on the Wrong Foot (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The Big Rodeo (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The Live Ghost (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Sam Donovan Story (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 Passport to Danger (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lima ... (writer)
 1954 Stamp Day for Superman (Short) (uncredited)
  I'm the Law (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes, 1953) (story - 2 episodes, 1953) (written by - 1 episode, 1953) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1953)
- The Button Story (1953) ... (story - teleplay)
- The Killer (1953) ... (written by - as Jack Gillis)
- The Impossible Death (1953) ... (writer)
- The Mad Cartoonist Story (1953) ... (writer)
- The Juvenile Murder Story (1953) ... (writer)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- The Elephant in Stockings (1952) ... (teleplay)
- Blessed Expense (1952) ... (teleplay)
- The Family Tree (1952) ... (teleplay)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Poor Miss Emmie (1952) ... (writer)
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He served as an intelligence officer for the United States Army in the Pacific during World War II. After his discharge, he moved to Los Angeles, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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