Ken Spears (1938–2020)

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Ken Spears was born on March 12, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles Kenneth Spears. He was a producer and writer, known for Planet of the Apes (1974), Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983) and Bigfoot and Wildboy (1977). He was married to Sandra Mathison. He died on November 6, 2020 in Brea, California. See full bio »

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(1983-1987)
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 1995 Rumpelstiltskin (producer)
 1995 Skysurfer Strike Force (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- The Ancient City (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Voodoo Master (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Titan of Terror (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Death Paint (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Cyber-Magic (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Mega Man (TV Series) (supervising producer - 1 episode)
- Robo-Spider (1995) ... (supervising producer)
 1978-1995 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short) (executive producer - 14 episodes)
- Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale (1995) ... (executive producer)
- The Magic Flute (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Bad Cat (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Miss Switch to the Rescue (1982) ... (executive producer)
- Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit (1982) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (TV Series short) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Wild, Wild Pest (1993) ... (executive producer)
- The Fastest Filly in the West (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Boomtown or Bust (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Night of the Cowgoyle (1993) ... (executive producer)
- No Way to Treat a Lady (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Piggsburg Pigs! (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- A Beast for Rembrandt ... (executive producer)
- Raid on the Forbidden Zone ... (executive producer)
- Nightmare Wish ... (executive producer)
- Day of the Creeping Fog ... (executive producer)
- Case of the Troublesome Monster ... (executive producer)
 1989-1990 Dink, the Little Dinosaur (TV Series short) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Day of the Snake/Rivals (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Raiders of the Lost Nest/Land of No Return (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Phantom of the Cave/Dry River (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Crusty's Baby/The Gentle Hunter (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Shell Game/Shyler's Friend (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1988 Police Academy: The Animated Series (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Snow Job (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Proctor, Call a Doctor! (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Hang Ten Gang (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Fish and Microchips (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Tell Tale Tooth (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1988 Superman (TV Series short) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Bonechill/The Driver's License (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Cybron Strikes/The First Day of School (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Destroy the Defendroids/The Adoption (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1987 A Mouse, a Mystery and Me (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983-1987 Alvin & the Chipmunks (TV Series short) (executive producer - 52 episodes)
- Just One of the Girls/Goin' Down to Dixie (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Big Dreams/Island Fever (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Ask Alvin/Theodore Lucks Out (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Old Friends/The Mystery of Seville Manor (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Alvin, Alvin, Alvin!/Dave's Dream Cabin (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Terror Train (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Target: Chuck Norris (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Menace from Space (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Island of the Walking Dead (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Deadly Dolphin (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Sectaurs (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Valley of the Stones ... (executive producer)
- Trapped in the Acid Desert ... (executive producer)
- Spidrax Attacks ... (executive producer)
- Slave City ... (executive producer)
- Battle of the Hyve ... (executive producer)
 1986 Rambo (TV Series) (executive producer - 65 episodes)
- Horror of the Highlands (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Change of Face (1986) ... (executive producer)
- S.A.V.A.G.E. Space (1986) ... (executive producer)
- The Twin Within (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Sepulcher of Power (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Centurions (TV Series) (executive producer - 65 episodes)
- Man or Machine: Part 5 (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Man or Machine: Part 4 (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Man or Machine: Part 3 (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Man or Machine: Part 2 (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Man or Machine: Part 1 (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Lazer Tag Academy (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Jamie and the Spitfires (1986) ... (executive producer)
- StarLyte on the Orient Express (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Drear's Doll (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Redbeard's Treasure (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Sir Tom of Jaren (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1985-1986 Punky Brewster (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Caught in the Act (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Allen Who? (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Mother of the Year (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Bright Eyes (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Camp Confusion (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1983-1985 Mister T (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- The Cape Kennedy Caper (1985) ... (executive producer)
- The Comeback Mystery (1985) ... (executive producer)
- The Playtown Mystery (1985) ... (executive producer)
- The Mystery of the Open Crates (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Mission of Mercy (1985) ... (executive producer)
 1985 Rose Petal Place: Real Friends (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 Punky Brewster: More for Your Punky (executive producer)
 1985 A Chipmunk Reunion (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Cabbage Patch Kids: First Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Rose Petal Place (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Turbo Teen (TV Series) (executive producer - 1984)
 1984 Dragon's Lair (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Tale of the Enchanted Gift (1984) ... (executive producer)
 1984 I Love the Chipmunks Valentine Special (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Rubik, the Amazing Cube (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Super Power Lisa (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Rubik's First Christmas (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1983 Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1982 The Puppy's Further Adventures (TV Series) (executive producer - 1983)
  Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes, 1982) (producer - 22 episodes, 1982)
- The Incredible Shrinking Mork (1982) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Muddle in a Huddle (1982) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Meet Mork's Mom (1982) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Ride 'em Morkboy (1982) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- The Wimp (1982) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
 1982 The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour (TV Series) (executive producer - 1982) / (producer - 1982)
 1981 Goldie Gold and Action Jack (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Goddess of the Black Pearl (1981) ... (executive producer)
- The Return of the Man Beast (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Pursuit Into Peril (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Menace of the Medallion (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Race Against Time (1981) ... (executive producer)
 1980-1981 Thundarr the Barbarian (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Prophecy of Peril (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Trial by Terror (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Master of the Stolen Sunsword (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Last Train to Doomsday (1981) ... (executive producer)
- City of Evil (1981) ... (executive producer)
 1979-1980 Fangface and Fangpuss (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- A Goofy Bungle in the Filipino Jungle (1980) ... (executive producer)
- The Film Fiasco of Director Disastro (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The Defiant Casablanca Giant (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The Evil Design of Vulture-Man's Mind (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The Stone-Cold Dragon of Gold (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1978 Fangface (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- A Heap of Trouble (1978) ... (executive producer)
 1973 Bailey's Comets (TV Series) (associate producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (associate producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (associate producer)
- Rahja and Out/Ghost of a Clue (1973) ... (associate producer)
- Skateroo to the Carlsbad Clue!/To Win or Toulouse (1973) ... (associate producer)
 1972 The Houndcats (TV Series) (associate producer - 13 episodes)
- The Misbehavin' Raven Mission (1972) ... (associate producer)
- The Call Me Madam X Mission (1972) ... (associate producer)
- Is There a Doctor in the Greenhouse Mission (1972) ... (associate producer)
- The Outta Sight Blight Mission (1972) ... (associate producer)
- The French Collection Mission (1972) ... (associate producer)
 1972 The Barkleys (TV Series) (associate producer - 13 episodes)
- The Talent Agency Caper (1972) ... (associate producer)
- Arnie Come Clean (1972) ... (associate producer)
- Barkley Beware (1972) ... (associate producer)
- The Great Disc Jockey (1972) ... (associate producer)
- Law and MIssorder (1972) ... (associate producer)
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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Spears | Ken Speers

Spouse:

Sandra Mathison  (her death)  (2 children)

Children:

Spears, Kevin | See more »
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Personal Quote:

We were worried it [Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!] wouldn't last but one season, much less 38 years. It was up against The Hardy Boys on NBC, and we thought we'd get clobbered in the ratings.

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Has two sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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