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Stephen Talbot (I)

Born in Hollywood in 1949, the son of actor Lyle Talbot, Stephen Talbot became a child actor, appearing as Beaver's friend, Gilbert, in more than 50 episodes of the iconic baby boomer series "Leave It To Beaver." He also appeared in many TV shows of the late '50s and early '60s, Including "Perry Mason," "Lassie," "The Twilight Zone," "Wanted: Dead ... See full bio »
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Frontline/World Producer
Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver Gilbert Bates / Gilbert Gates / Gilbert Harrison


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 2015 Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness (Documentary) (supervising producer) (completed)
 2014 Broken City Poets (Documentary short) (producer) (completed)
 2016 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (producer - 7 episodes)
- T-rex Her Fight for Gold (2016) ... (producer)
- My Nazi Legacy (2016) ... (producer)
- The Armor of Light (2016) ... (producer)
- Peace Officer (2016) ... (producer)
- Democrats (2016) ... (producer)
 2015 Daisy and Max (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Saving Mes Aynak (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2014 Generation Z: Child Soldiers of the Zetas (Documentary short) (Senior Producer)
 2014 To Kill a Sparrow (Documentary short) (senior producer)
 2014 Reveal (TV Series) (co-executive producer)
 2014 Alone: Teens in Solitary Confinement (Documentary short) (senior producer)
 2012 Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 The I Files (TV Series documentary) (senior producer)
 2011 The Price of Sex (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  Frontline/World (TV Series documentary) (senior producer - 40 episodes, 2005 - 2008) (series editor - 30 episodes, 2002 - 2007) (producer - 5 episodes, 2005 - 2007) (series producer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- Mozambique: Guitar Hero (2008) ... (senior producer)
- Mexico: Tortillanomics: Food or Fuel? (2008) ... (senior producer)
- Mexico: The Business of Saving Trees (2008) ... (senior producer)
- Pakistan: State of Emergency (2008) ... (senior producer)
- Nigeria: God's Country (2008) ... (senior producer)
 1992-2007 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (producer - 11 episodes)
- The Long Road to War (2003) ... (producer)
- Battle Over School Choice (2000) ... (producer)
- Justice for Sale (1999) ... (producer)
- Spying on Saddam (1999) ... (producer)
 2007 What's Happening to the News (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1994 The Odyssey of John Dos Passos (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1989 Crossing Borders: The Journey of Carlos Fuentes (TV Movie) (co-producer)
 1986 World Without Walls (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 The Case of Dashiell Hammett (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1980 Broken Arrow: Can a Nuclear Weapons Accident Happen Here? (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
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Steven Talbot | Steve Talbot


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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In 1968, Steve was speaking at a town meeting in Connecticut against the Vietnam war, along with other SDS members and some Black Panthers. Someone in the audience asked, "Hey weren't you Gilbert on "Leave it to Beaver"? As Steve recalled, "All heads onstage turned to stare at me. One Panther from Newark lowered his shades to get a better look. I felt like an impostor - an alleged college radical... See more »


In the early 1980s, producer/writer Stephen Talbot and KQED-TV San Francisco won George Foster Peabody Awards for two very different documentaries: an investigative report, "Broken Arrow: Can a Nuclear Weapons Accident Happen Here?" (1981 Peabody) and "The Case of Dashiell Hammett," a biography of the mystery writer (1983 Peabody). See more »

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