Produced a sitcom pilot for ABC called "The Fireman's Ball." The plot concerned the misadventures of a group of San Francisco firemen. ABC liked the concept enough to recast and re-shoot another pilot in 1975, with Johnny Brown
and David Ketchum
the only returning actors, but the network decided not to pick it up for its fall ...
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on becoming a film director] At last I can paint the whole canvas. How's that for a figure of speech, eh? When I was a character actor, I was painting only one color--blue or green, as it were. Now I can work on the whole movie.
There is some irony in Jerry Paris directing Henry Winkler
as "The Fonz" in Happy Days
(1974), Winkler's character deriving his style from Jerry and other Black Rebels Motorcycle Club members in The Wild One
Frequently appears in a small (often one scene) role