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Ellwood Kieser (1929–2000)

Ellwood Kieser was born on March 27, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a Roman Catholic priest. Known as the Hollywood producer-priest he was a producer and writer, known for; Insight (1960), Romero (1989) and The Fourth Wise Man(1985). He was a member of the Paulist Fathers, an evangelistic Catholic order of priests. He died on ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Insight Producer
Romero Producer
The Fourth Wise Man


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 2001 The Apostle Paul: The Man Who Turned the World Upside Down (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 The Twelve Apostles (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1996 Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (producer - as Ellwood E. Kieser)
 1989 Romero (producer)
 1987 We Are the Children (TV Movie) (producer)
 1985 Rocco's Star (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 Young People's Specials (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Trouble with Mother (1985) ... (producer)
 1984 Safe Harbor (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 The Pilot (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1984 Weekend (TV Short) (executive producer)
  Insight (TV Series) (executive producer - 261 episodes, 1960 - 1984) (producer - 1 episode, 1980)
- The Great Chastity Experiment (1984) ... (executive producer)
- The Game Room (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Courage (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Butterfly (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Dutton's Choice (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1984 Buchanan High (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The Loyal Opposition (1984) ... (executive producer)
- The Great Chastity Experiment (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Deadline (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Editor and Chief (1984) ... (executive producer)
 1983 Josie (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1982 The Juggler of Notre Dame (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 The Trouble with Grandpa (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Executive Producer, "Streets of Anger, Streets of Hope".

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Alternate Names:

Father Ellwood Kieser CSP | CSP Ellwood E. Kieser | Ellwood E. Kieser | Father Bud Kieser | Father Ellwood Kieser | Fr. Ellwood Kieser | Paulist Ellwood E. Kieser | Paulist Ellwood Kieser


6' 7" (2.01 m)

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