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Michael Russnow


Michael got his start by fearlessly calling Earl Hamner Jr., creator and narrator of The Waltons and urged him to give him and his then-partner Tony Kayden a shot. It was a true Hollywood story, as the series was about a wannabe writer, and Michael and Tony were hired to pen three episodes. After writing for The Streets of San Francisco (1972) and ... See full bio »

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6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Speedwriting Writer
(2015)
Barney Miller Writer
(1977)
Just Our Luck Writer
(1983)

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 2015 Speedwriting (Short)
 2012 The Cuddly Toy (additional dialogue)
 1998 Barátok közt (TV Series) (storyliner)
 1986 Santa Barbara (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.573 (1986) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.568 (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 Stir Crazy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Love Affair (1985) ... (writer)
 1985 Knots Landing (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Forest for the Trees (1985) ... (written by)
 1983-1984 Dynasty (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Vigil (1984) ... (teleplay)
- The Wedding (1983) ... (teleplay)
  Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1984) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Best Laid Plans (1984) ... (teleplay)
- Secrets (1984) ... (written by)
 1983 Just Our Luck (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Transition (1983) ... (written by)
 1983 The Hamptons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (writer)
 1983 Family Ties (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Margin of Error (1983) ... (written by)
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Police Escort (1980) ... (story)
 1979 Struck by Lightning (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Movie (1979)
 1979 Friends (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pressure (1979) ... (story)
  Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1978) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1978)
- Prep School (1978) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
  Barney Miller (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1977) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1977) (written by - 1 episode, 1977)
- Tunnel (1977) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Burial (1977) ... (written by)
 1974-1975 The Waltons (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Estrangement (1975) ... (written by)
- The Thoroughbred (1974) ... (written by)
- The Fulfillment (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Voice of Tinker Jones (1974) ... (written by)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Member, Board of Directors, Writers Guild of America, west 1990-1994. See more »

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