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Gordy
Gordy Writer
(1995)
Green Acres
Green Acres Writer
(1965-1971)
Petticoat Junction
(1964-1966)

Filmography

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 1995 Gordy (screenplay) / (story)
 1990 Return to Green Acres (TV Movie) (character)
  Hello, Larry (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1979)
- Larry's Mid Life Crisis: Part 3 (1980) ... (written by)
- Tommy the Houseguest (1979) ... (teleplay by)
- The Nude Emcee (1979) ... (written by)
- Ruthie Grows Up: Part 1 (1979) ... (written by)
 1976 Good Times (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Florida the Woman (1976) ... (written by)
 1975 Hot L Baltimore (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Bingham's Con (1975) ... (written by)
 1973 Daddy's Girl (TV Movie)
  Green Acres (TV Series) (created by - 170 episodes, 1965 - 1971) (written by - 138 episodes, 1965 - 1971) (teleplay - 10 episodes, 1965 - 1970)
- The Ex-Secretary (1971) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Hawaiian Honeymoon (1971) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Lisa the Psychologist (1971) ... (creator)
- The Hole in the Porch (1971) ... (creator)
- The Carpenter's Ball (1971) ... (creator)
 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1969 Pioneer Spirit (TV Movie)
  Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (written by - 25 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
- Betty Jo's Bike (1966) ... (written by)
- Why Girls Leave Home (1965) ... (teleplay)
- Bedloe Gets His Comeuppance (1965) ... (written by)
- Bedloe's Most Fiendish Scheme (1965) ... (written by)
- The Black Box (1965) ... (written by)
 1963-1964 Grindl (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Aunt Grindl (1964) ... (written by)
- Some Dogs Have the Biggest Mouths (1964) ... (written by)
- Active Retirement (1964) ... (written by)
- Grindl and the Boodle (1964) ... (written by)
- The Mad Bomber (1964) ... (written by)
  The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1963) (written by - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Clampetts Are Overdrawn (1963) ... (story)
- Jethro's Friend (1963) ... (written by)
 1962-1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- First Editions (1963) ... (written by)
- The Lucky Rabbit's Foot (1963) ... (written by)
- Hawaiian Love Song (1963) ... (written by)
- The Three F's (1963) ... (written by)
- Baby Booties (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- How Not to Succeed in Business (1963) ... (written by)
 1962 Ernestine (TV Movie)
 1962 The Comedy Spot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Soft Touch (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Medicine Man (TV Movie)
  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1953 - 1957) (screenplay - 93 episodes, 1957 - 1961) (television play - 34 episodes, 1953 - 1957) (writer - 4 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (screen play by - 1 episode, 1959) (written by - 1 episode, 1957)
- Little House Guest (1961) ... (screenplay)
- The Lost Briefcase (1961) ... (screenplay)
- Girl in the Emporium (1960) ... (screenplay)
- David's Almost In-Laws (1960) ... (screenplay)
- A Friend in Need (1960) ... (screenplay)
 1958 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Hike (1958) ... (written by)
 1957 Bachelor Father (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Uncle Bentley Keeps His Promise (1957) ... (written by)
 1957 Blondie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deception (1957) ... (writer)
 1955 The Great Gildersleeve (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Quiet One ... (writer)
 1955 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes)
- Story of the Invisible Glass (1955) ... (written by)
- The Kingfish Becomes a Press Agent (1955) ... (written by)
- Kingfish Teaches Andy to Fly (1955) ... (written by)
- The Insurance Policy (1955) ... (written by)
- The Uranium Mine (1955) ... (written by)
  The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Art Show (1954)
- USO Thanksgiving (1954)
- He Made Good in the City (1954) ... (writer)
- Clem Goes to College (1954) ... (as Jay Summers)
  My Friend Irma (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1954) (written for television by - 1 episode, 1953)
- Irma Gets Engaged (1954) ... (screenplay)
- Dating Barrington (1953) ... (written for television by)
- Episode dated 2 October 1953 (1953) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 3 October 1952 (1952) ... (writer)
 1953 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series) (1 episode)
  The Buster Keaton Show (TV Series) (1 episode) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- Episode dated 9 May 1951 (1951) ... (teleplay)
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Spike Jones Show (1951) ... (writer)
 1950 The Peter Lind Hayes Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1950)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1967, he created, wrote and produced an unsold television pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom called "Doc". John McIntire starred as a doctor who didn't want to retire.

Alternate Names:

Jay Summers
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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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