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Bill Kurtis was born on September 21, 1940 in Pensacola, Florida, USA as William Horton Kuretich. He is a producer and actor, known for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Investigative Reports (1991) and Nova (1974). He was previously married to Helen Kurtis. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Bill Lawson - Narrator
Investigative Reports
Nova Producer
The New Explorers


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 2016 Through the Decades: Bill Kurtis (TV Series) (producer)
 2011 The American Tax Cheat (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 The Abduction of Jaycee Dugard (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 CNBC Investigates: Illegal Gambling (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 The Oprah Effect (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 The Entrepreneurs (Toms Shoes and Frontera Foods) (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 Parking Wars (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2008 American Originals (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Budweiser (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2007 Day Under Fire: The Civil War (TV Movie documentary) (series producer)
 2007 Day Under Fire: Vietnam War (TV Movie documentary) (series producer)
 2007 Madness in the White City (TV Movie documentary) (series producer)
 2007 Day Under Fire: World War II (Documentary) (series producer)
 1992-2005 American Justice (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Til Death Do Us Part (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Payback for a Bully (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Green Beret Murder Mystery (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Pizza Connection (1998) ... (executive producer)
- The John Lennon Assassination (1998) ... (executive producer)
 2005 High Tech Lincoln (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Investigating History (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The JFK Assassination (2004) ... (executive producer)
 1999-2004 Cold Case Files (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The Green River Killer (2004) ... (executive producer)
- The Zodiac Killer (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Frozen in Time/Little Girl Lost (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Killer in the County (1999) ... (executive producer)
 2004 The Secrets of Genghis Khan (executive producer)
 2003 Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  Investigative Reports (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 16 episodes, 1991 - 2002) (producer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Columbine: Understanding Why (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Healing and Prayer: Power or Placebo? (2001) ... (executive producer: Investigative Reports)
- New York Justice: Beat Reporters (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Criminal Evidence (2001) ... (executive producer - final season)
- Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Goods (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1998 The Farm: Angola, USA (Documentary) (executive producer: Investigative Reports)
 1993-1996 The New Explorers (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Manatees: Red Alert (1996) ... (executive producer)
- The Most Dangerous Science (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Dive Into Darkness (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Rescuing a River ... (executive producer)
- NOAHS: Keepers of the Ark ... (executive producer)
 1995 The Science of Star Trek (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1993 American Justice: Target - Mafia (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Prohibition Years (1993) ... (executive producer: American Justice)
 1989 Nova (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Back to Chernobyl (1989) ... (producer)
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(1966-1982, 1985-1996) Reporter and anchor for WBBM-TV, Chicago Channel 2 See more »

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"For God's sake, take cover!" WIBW-TV, June 8, 1966 tornado.


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