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Bernard L. Kowalski (1929–2007)

Bernard Kowalski is an important figure in television with a long and impressive list of credits. To mention a select few, he directed the pilots for Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957), N.Y.P.D. (1967) and The Monroes (1966); executive-produced Baretta (1975); and was co-owner of Mission: Impossible (1966). Kowalski got his first job in the... See full bio »

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 1996-2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Die (2000) ... (as Bernie Kowalski)
- The Unluckiest Bachelor in L.A. (2000) ... (as Bernie Kowalski)
- Murder in the Dark (1996) ... (as Bernie Kowalski)
 1995-1996 Baywatch Nights (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Closer Look (1996)
- Kind of a Drag (1995)
 1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989-1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- We'll Meet Again (1991)
 1989 Nashville Beat (TV Movie)
 1988 Miracle at Beekman's Place (TV Movie)
 1983-1987 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- On the Fly (1987)
- Paradise Blues (1984)
 1984-1986 Airwolf (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Jennie (1985)
 1985 Me and Mom (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Flawed Affair (1985)
 1982-1984 Knight Rider (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Dead of Knight (1984)
- Big Iron (1984)
- Blind Spot (1983)
- Chariot of Gold (1983)
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Gillian (1984)
- Riding High (1984)
 1984 Blue Thunder (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Payload (1984) ... (as Bernie Kowalski)
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hot Ice (1984) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
 1984 Simon & Simon (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dear Lovesick (1984)
 1983 Johnny Blue (TV Movie)
 1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1982 The Devlin Connection (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Erica (1982)
- Allison (1982)
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
 1982 Cassie & Co. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Man Overboard (1982)
 1982 Shannon (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Copscam (1982)
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mitchell & Woods (1981)
 1980 Nightside (TV Movie)
 1980 Turnover Smith (TV Movie)
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Death Car (1980)
- Bomb! (1980)
- Semi-Paradise (1980)
- Pilot (1980)
 1980 Nick and the Dobermans (TV Movie)
 1979 Marciano (TV Movie)
 1978 The Nativity (TV Movie)
 1975-1978 Baretta (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Woman Trouble (1978) ... (as Bernie Kowalski)
- The Appointment (1978)
 1977 Flight to Holocaust (TV Movie)
 1971-1976 Columbo (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Playback (1975)
- An Exercise in Fatality (1974) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
- Death Lends a Hand (1971) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
 1975 Sunshine (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 The Supercops (TV Movie)
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series) (1 episode)
- In Tandem (1974)
 1972-1974 Banacek (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Fly Me- If You Can Find Me (1974) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
- If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is? (1973) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
- A Million the Hard Way (1972) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
 1973 Sssssss
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 The Woman Hunter (TV Movie)
 1972 The New Healers (TV Movie)
 1972 Two for the Money (TV Movie)
 1972 Women in Chains (TV Movie)
 1971 Black Noon (TV Movie)
 1971 Terror in the Sky (TV Movie)
 1970 Macho Callahan (as Bernard Kowalski)
 1969 Stiletto
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Hanging (1966)
- Quaker Girl (1966)
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Fakeout (1966)
- Pilot (1966)
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Intruders (1966) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
 1966 The Long Hunt of April Savage (TV Movie)
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Claim (1965)
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth (1965) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
 1964-1965 Rawhide (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Book (1965)
- Corporal Dasovik (1964)
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Epilogue (1963)
- The Judge (1963)
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- The Contract (1962)
- Element of Danger (1962) ... (as Bernard Louis Kowalski)
 1959-1961 The Rebel (TV Series) (25 episodes)
- The Found (1961)
- Ben White (1961)
- The Calley Kid (1961)
- Mission--Varina (1961)
- Two Weeks (1961)
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Las Vegas Beat (TV Movie)
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mrs. Kennedy (1960) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Legacy (1959)
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Grand Duke (1959) ... (as Bernard Kowalski)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Widows (1958)
- The Executioner (1958)
- Force of Habit (1958)
 1958 Hot Car Girl
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Outlaw (1958)
- Blood Brother (1958)
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1957-1958 Boots and Saddles (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Decision (1958)
 1956 Frontier (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Assassin (1956)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilots: Directed several unsold pilots for a proposed NBC dramatic series called "The Robert Taylor Show". The pilots were revisions of an earlier effort (1962) starring William Bendix called "330 Independence S.W."

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Bernard Louis Kowalski | Bernard Kowalski | Bernie Kowalski
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Trivia:

Uncle of Brian Grazer.

Nickname:

Bernie

Star Sign:

Leo

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