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Don Herbert (II) (1917–2007)

Don Herbert was born on July 10, 1917 in Waconia, Minnesota, USA as Donald Jeffrey Herbert. He is known for his work on Mr. Wizard's World (1983), Scarecrows (1988) and Laserdisc: How It Works (1980). He was married to Norma Kasell and Maraleita Dutton. He died on June 12, 2007 in Bell Canyon, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1954-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (progress reporter - 14 episodes)
- The Hold-Out (1962) ... (progress reporter)
- New Girl in His Life (1957) ... (progress reporter)
- The Fenton Touch (1957) ... (progress reporter)
- A Child Is Born (1956) ... (progress reporter)
- The Pot of Gold (1956) ... (progress reporter)
  Mr. Wizard (TV Series) (planner - 5 episodes) (conceived by - 1 episode)
- Sticks and Stones ... (conceived by)
- Six Kinds of Electricity ... (planner)
- Puzzles in Geometry ... (planner)
- Musical Instruments ... (planner)
- How Animals Move ... (planner)
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 1988 Scarecrows
Radio Newscast (voice)
 1983 Mr. Wizard's World (TV Series)
Mr. Wizard
- Fireproof Hankerchief (1983) ... Mr. Wizard
- Sugar & Acid (1983) ... Mr. Wizard
- Flash Paper (1983) ... Mr. Wizard
 1971 Curiosity Shop (TV Series)
Mr. Wizard
 1971 Mr. Wizard (TV Series)
Mr. Wizard
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Announcer
- Nora #1 (1954) ... Announcer
 1954 Mr. Wizard (TV Series)
Mr. Wizard
- Electromagnetism (1954) ... Mr. Wizard
- Sticks and Stones ... Mr. Wizard
- Six Kinds of Electricity ... Mr. Wizard
- Puzzles in Geometry ... Mr. Wizard
- Musical Instruments ... Mr. Wizard
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 1983 Mr. Wizard's World (TV Series) (created by - 1 episode)
- Fireproof Hankerchief (1983) ... (creator)
  Mr. Wizard (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1954) (conceived by - 1 episode, 1954) (originator - 1 episode)
- Electromagnetism (1954) ... (conceived by) / (written by)
- Sticks and Stones ... (written by)
- Musical Instruments ... (originator)
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 1951 Mr. Wizard (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Six Kinds of Electricity ... (producer)
- Puzzles in Geometry ... (producer)
- How Animals Move ... (producer)
- Everyday Illusions ... (producer)
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 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 1975-1990 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 24 January 1990 (1990) ... Himself
- Episode dated 19 November 1975 (1975) ... Himself
 1986 The New Hollywood Squares (TV Series)
Guest Appearance
- Episode dated 22 December 1986 (1986) ... Guest Appearance (as Don 'Mr. Wizard' Herbert)
 1982 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Himself
 1980 Laserdisc: How It Works (Video short documentary)
Narrator
 1970 The Steve Allen Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 9 March 1970 (1970) ... Himself
 1970 Della (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.164 (1970) ... Himself
 1965 Experiment (TV Series)
Host
 1954-1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Himself - Progress Reporter
- Feathertop (1955) ... Himself - Progress Reporter
- The Face Is Familiar (1954) ... Himself - Progress Reporter (uncredited)
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Don 'Mr. Wizard' Herbert
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He worked as an actor and radio writer before starting "Watch Mr. Wizard" in Chicago on NBC. See more »

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Mr. Wizard

Star Sign:

Cancer

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