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Howard Merrill (1916–2002)

Howard Merrill was introduced to acting at age 3. He appeared in 58 silent movies by age 11, making it into "Ripley's Believe It or Not" for his record number of movies, and for making 487 radio broadcasts on 38 shows by the time he was 14. In his teens, Merrill switched to writing and had a syndicated newspaper column titled "This Minute." He also... See full bio »

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Known For

You Are There
You Are There Writer
(1953)
F Troop
F Troop Writer
(1965-1966)
The Dick Van Dyke Show
(1962-1964)
The Gertrude Berg Show
(1961-1962)

Filmography

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 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Brotherhood of the Sea/Letter to Babycakes/Daddy's Pride (1979) ... (written by - segment "Letter to Babycakes")
 1973 Roll Out (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sweet Millions (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Honesty Is the Worst Policy (1973) ... (written by)
 1967 Maya (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Bus for Ramabad (1967) ... (written by)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Valley of the Shadow (1967) ... (story)
 1966 Goober Hill (TV Movie)
  F Troop (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Return of Wrongo Starr (1966) ... (story - teleplay)
- Yellow Bird (1966) ... (writer)
- Johnny Eagle Eye (1966) ... (written by)
- Captain Parmenter, One Man Army (1966) ... (written by)
- Spy, Counterspy, Counter Counterspy (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Rains Came (1966) ... (story)
 1966 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- A Singer in Town (1966) ... (written by)
- Goober's Replacement (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Stakeout on Blue Mist Mountain (1966) ... (written by)
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Brontosaurus Caper (1965) ... (written by)
- The Mayor of Hooterville (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 My Three Sons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Chip O' the Islands (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Broadside (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Anne Morgan's Home Movies (1965) ... (story)
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Woman Behind the Man (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy (1965) ... (written by)
 1962-1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes)
- My Two Showoffs and Me (1964) ... (written by)
- The Brave and the Backache (1964) ... (written by)
- Too Many Stars (1963) ... (written by)
- All About Eavesdropping (1963) ... (written by)
- Laura's Little Lie (1963) ... (written by)
 1964 My Living Doll (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963-1964 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Sense of Humor (1964) ... (written by)
- Peaceful Co-Existence (1963) ... (written by)
- Rusty Drives a Car (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962-1963 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Operation Whodunit (1963) ... (writer)
- Operation Intrigue (1963) ... (writer)
- Operation Potomac (1962) ... (writer)
- Operation: Dinner Party (1962) ... (writer)
- Operation: Birthday (1962) ... (writer)
 1961-1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes)
- Gentleman Caller (1962) ... (written by)
- High Finance (1962) ... (written by)
- How Now, Brown Cow (1962) ... (written by)
- Peace Corps (1962) ... (written by)
- The Mother Affair (1962) ... (written by)
 1955 On Camera (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Liar (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series) (writer)
 1952 I've Got a Secret (TV Series) (creator - uncredited)
 1952 Not for Publication (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All the World's a Stage (1952) ... (writer)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1952) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1950)
- The Wings of the Dove (1952) ... (adaptation)
- The Ambassadors (1950) ... (teleplay)
 1950 Newsweek Views the News (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Far East (1950) ... (writer)
- Casebook of Treason (1950) ... (writer)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Produced Broadway musical comedy "Oh Captain!", starring Tony Randall, 1958.

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He and partner Allan Sherman created the TV game show "I've Got a Secret" which ran from 1952 to 1967. See more »

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