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Jack Laird (1923–1991)

Jack Laird was born on May 8, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jack Laird Schultheis. He was a producer and writer, known for Night Gallery (1969), Kojak (1973) and Doctors' Hospital (1975). He was married to Cicely Browne and Jeri Emmett. He died on December 3, 1991 in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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Known For

Night Gallery
Night Gallery Producer
(1970-1973)
Kojak
Kojak Producer
(1973-1977)
Doctors' Hospital
(1975-1976)
Ben Casey
Ben Casey Producer
(1961-1963)

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 1981 Hellinger's Law (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 The Gangster Chronicles (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.11 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.13 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.10 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.9 (1981) ... (producer)
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Class Underachiever (1978) ... (producer)
- Class Crusader (1978) ... (producer)
- Class Athlete (1978) ... (producer)
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series) (producer)
  Switch (TV Series) (producer - 8 episodes, 1976) (supervising producer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Whatever Happened to Carol Harmony? (1977) ... (supervising producer)
- The 100,000 Ruble Rumble (1976) ... (producer)
- Gaffing the Skim (1976) ... (producer)
- Quicker Than the Eye (1976) ... (producer)
 1974-1977 Kojak (TV Series) (supervising producer - 72 episodes)
- Another Gypsy Queen (1977) ... (supervising producer)
- Sister Maria (1977) ... (supervising producer)
- Lady in the Squadroom (1977) ... (supervising producer)
- Kiss It All Goodbye (1977) ... (supervising producer)
- Monkey on a String (1977) ... (supervising producer)
 1976 Perilous Voyage (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975-1976 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Lullabye (1976) ... (producer)
- And Hear a Sudden Cry (1976) ... (producer)
- Surgeon, Heal Thyself (1975) ... (producer)
- And Sorrow for Angels (1975) ... (producer)
- My Cup Runneth Over (1975) ... (producer)
 1975 One of Our Own (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 The Return of Charlie Chan (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 Amanda Fallon (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972-1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- And Other Springs I May Not See (1973) ... (producer)
- Discovery at Fourteen (1972) ... (producer)
 1970-1973 Night Gallery (TV Series) (producer - 38 episodes)
- Die Now, Pay Later (1973) ... (producer)
- The Doll of Death (1973) ... (producer)
- Whisper (1973) ... (producer)
- Death on a Barge (1973) ... (producer)
 1970 Hauser's Memory (TV Movie) (producer)
 1969-1970 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Memo from the Class of '76 (1970) ... (executive producer)
- A Thing Not of God (1970) ... (executive producer)
- The Carrier (1970) ... (executive producer)
- If I Should Wake Before I Die (1969) ... (executive producer)
- A Case of Good Whiskey at Christmas Time (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1970 The Movie Murderer (TV Movie) (producer)
 1969 Destiny of a Spy (TV Movie) (producer)
 1969 Trial Run (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie) (producer)
 1967 Ready and Willing (TV Movie) (producer)
 1965-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The Lady Is My Wife (1967) ... (producer)
- Russian Roulette (1965) ... (producer)
 1967 How I Spent My Summer Vacation (TV Movie) (producer)
 1967 Code Name: Heraclitus (TV Movie) (producer)
 1965 Dark Intruder (producer)
 1964 See How They Run (TV Movie) (producer)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The World I Want (1964) ... (producer)
- The Watchman (1964) ... (producer)
  Channing (TV Series) (producer - 15 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 1964)
- My Son, the All-American (1964) ... (producer)
- Christmas Day Is Breaking Wan (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Wave Goodbye to Our Fair-Haired Boy (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Freedom Is a Lovesome Thing God Wot (1964) ... (producer)
- The Face in the Sun (1964) ... (producer)
  Ben Casey (TV Series) (associate producer - 8 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (producer - 2 episodes, 1963)
- It Is Getting Dark... And We Are Lost (1963) ... (producer)
- Hang No Hats on Dreams (1963) ... (associate producer)
- The White Ones Are Dolphins (1963) ... (producer)
- I Hear America Singing (1962) ... (associate producer)
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Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
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