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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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 2018 The Gerrymandered Campus (Video short) (senior producer)
 2018 The Kansas Experiment (Documentary short) (Producer: Independent Lens)
 2017 Jose and Mr. Ramos - The Dreamer (Video short) (series producer)
 2017 We Are All Newtown (Video documentary short) (producer: Independent Lens Digital)
 2017 Guns on Campus (TV Movie) (producer: Independent Lens)
 2017 Never Conquered (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Sentencing Children (TV Series short) (series producer - 2016-2017)
 2015 Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness (Documentary) (supervising producer)
 2015 Daisy and Max (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 Broken City Poets (Documentary short) (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 presents Quick Hits (Video short) (executive producer)
  Frontline/World (TV Series documentary) (series editor - 62 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (senior producer - 41 episodes, 2005 - 2010) (producer - 5 episodes, 2005 - 2007) (series producer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- Southern Africa: Troubled Water (2010) ... (senior producer)
- Jesus in China (2008) ... (series editor)
- India: Design Like You Give a Damn (2008) ... (series editor)
- Asia and Africa: Living on the Edge (2008) ... (series editor)
- Mozambique: Guitar Hero (2008) ... (senior producer)
 2010 Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders (TV Movie documentary) (executive 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)
 2005 The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2004 Coastal Clash (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 The Celebrity and the City (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1998 1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1994 The Odyssey of John Dos Passos (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1991 Who Bombed Judi Bari? (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1990 Maxine Hong Kingston: Talking Story (TV Movie) (co-producer)
 1989 Crossing Borders: The Journey of Carlos Fuentes (TV Movie) (co-producer)
 1988 The Art of Being Mayor (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1987 Further! Ken Kesey's American Dreams (TV Movie) (co-producer)
 1987 Troubled Waters (TV Movie) (producer)
 1986 World Without Walls (TV Movie) (producer)
 1986 Navy Town (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1986 South Africa Under Siege (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1985 Getting Away with Murder (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1985 The Missile Merchants (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1984 River Run (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1983 The Gospel and Guatemala (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1983 To Have and Have Not (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1982 The Case of Dashiell Hammett (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1981 Bad Moon Rising (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1981 Namibia: Behind the Lines (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1980 Broken Arrow: Can a Nuclear Weapons Accident Happen Here? (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
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Article for KQED Arts: "The Day the Beaver Died" - Author

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Alternate Names:

Steven Talbot | Steve Talbot


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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 »


Lives and works in San Francisco. He is married to Pippa Gordon and they have two grown children, Dashiell and Caitlin. From 2002-2008, Talbot was the Series Editor for Frontline/World, the PBS international news magazine. He left to form a San Francisco-based media company, The Talbot Players, with his brother, David, the founder of See more »

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