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William Self (I) (1921–2010)

William Self was born June 21, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Political Science in 1943. He worked a year in advertising before beginning a career in acting in 1944. From 1944 to 1952 he acted in over 30 films, one of his largest roles being that of Cpl. Barnes in Howard Hawks' The Thing from ... See full bio »

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  Daniel Boone (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 141 episodes, 1964 - 1969) (in charge of production - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Cache (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Benvenuto... Who? (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Road to Freedom (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- A Pinch of Salt (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Sweet Molly Malone (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1969 The Desperate Mission (TV Movie) (executive in charge of production)
 1969 Room 222 (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 1 episode)
- Richie's Story (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1964-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series) (in charge of production - 514 episodes)
- Episode #5.54 (1969) ... (in charge of production)
- Episode #5.53 (1969) ... (in charge of production)
- Episode #5.52 (1969) ... (in charge of production)
- Episode #5.51 (1969) ... (in charge of production)
- Episode #5.50 (1969) ... (in charge of production)
 1968-1969 Lancer (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 26 episodes)
- Devil's Blessing (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Measure of a Man (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Child of Rock and Sunlight (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Man Without a Gun (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Knot (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1968-1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 26 episodes)
- The Chase (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Shell Game (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Sabotage (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Rescue (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Return of Inidu (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1968-1969 Julia (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 30 episodes)
- Love is a Many Sighted Thing (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Doctor's Dilemma (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Gone with the Draft (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- A Baby's a Nice Nuisance (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Home of the Braves (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1968-1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) (in charge of production - 26 episodes)
- The Music Maker (1969) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
- Son of the Curse (1969) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
- The Medicine Ball (1969) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
- Jonathan Tells It Like It Was (1969) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
- Make Me a Match (1969) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
  Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 49 episodes, 1967 - 1969) (in charge of production - 1 episode, 1967)
- Visitation (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Runaway (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The View from the Ivy Tower (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- An Elephant in a Cigar Box (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Holy Ground: The Killers - Part 2 (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1966-1969 Felony Squad (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 73 episodes)
- The Law and Order Blues (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Blind Terror (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Conspiracy of Power: Part 2 (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Conspiracy of Power: Part 1 (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Last Man in the World (1969) ... (executive in charge of production)
  Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (in charge of production - 58 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (executive in charge of production - 52 episodes, 1966 - 1968)
- No Way Back (1968) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Death Clock (1968) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Edge of Doom (1968) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Attack! (1968) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Flaming Ice (1968) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1966-1968 Batman (TV Series) (in charge of production - 118 episodes)
- Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires (1968) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc.)
- The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra (1968) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc.)
- The Joker's Flying Saucer (1968) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc.)
- I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle (1968) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc.)
- The Great Train Robbery (1968) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc.)
  Lost in Space (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 33 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (in charge of production - 30 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (executive in charge of studio production - 21 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- Junkyard of Space (1968) ... (executive in charge of studio production)
- The Great Vegetable Rebellion (1968) ... (executive in charge of studio production)
- The Flaming Planet (1968) ... (executive in charge of studio production)
- Space Beauty (1968) ... (executive in charge of studio production)
- Fugitives in Space (1968) ... (executive in charge of studio production)
 1967 Dick Tracy (TV Short) (executive in charge of production: 20th Century Fox Television Inc.)
 1967 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (in charge of production)
 1966-1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 30 episodes)
- Town of Terror (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Raiders from Outer Space (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Kidnappers (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Merlin the Magician (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Attack of the Barbarians (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1966-1967 The Green Hornet (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 25 episodes)
- The Hornet and the Firefly (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Invasion from Outer Space: Part 2 (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Invasion from Outer Space: Part 1 (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Hornet, Save Thyself (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Alias the Scarf (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1966-1967 The Monroes (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 26 episodes)
- Ghosts of Paradox (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Teaching the Tiger to Purr (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Manhunt (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Trapped (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Wild Bull (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1964-1967 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (in charge of production - 78 episodes)
- The Hunters and the Killers (1967) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
- A Long Time Dead (1967) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
- Graveyard (1966) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
- The Duel at Mont Sainte Marie (1966) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
- Six Feet Under (1966) ... (in charge of production: Twentieth Century-Fox Television)
  Custer (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 16 episodes, 1967) (in charge of production - 1 episode, 1967)
- Pursued (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Raiders (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Gauntlet (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Spirit Woman (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Dangerous Prey (1967) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1966 The Tammy Grimes Show (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 4 episodes)
- Positively Made in Paris (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Tammy Takes Las Vegas, or Vice Versa (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- How to Steal a Girl Even If It's Only Me (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Officer's Mess (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 17 episodes)
- The Friendly Enemy (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Field of Dishonor (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Key to the Code (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Other Fuhrer (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Deserters (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1965-1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series) (in charge of production - 13 episodes)
- Man with Two Faces (1966) ... (in charge of production)
- Crisis (1966) ... (in charge of production)
- Reunion - Italian Style (1966) ... (in charge of production)
- A Time to Die (1966) ... (in charge of production)
- The Warning (1966) ... (in charge of production)
 1965-1966 The Loner (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 25 episodes)
- To Hang a Dead Man (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Burden of the Badge (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Pick Me Another Time to Die (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Mourners for Johnny Sharp: Part 2 (1966) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 1 episode)
- Three Men from Now (1965) ... (executive in charge of production)
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Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Co-produced (w/Roy Huggins) a pilot for a proposed western series to be called "The Jay Hawkers", about two Kansans who wander the West. The pilot starred Jack Betts and Jock Gaynor.

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2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Self | William E. Self
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Personal Quote:

[on developing M*A*S*H (1972)] None of us wanted to make McHale's Navy (1962) over again. We wanted it to have some substance. We wanted there to be people that died--this was a war zone.

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Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Eye on Science Fiction" (McFarland & Co., 2003). See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Cancer

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