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Chris Bearde (I) (1936–2017)

Writer | Producer | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971-1974) | Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967-1969) | The Bobby Vinton Show (1975-1978)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations More »
AKA 
Chris Beard
BORN 
Jun 18, 1936 (died Apr 23, 2017)

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Past Film & Video (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (38 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Gong Show with Dave AttellThe Gong Show with Dave Attell (TV Series) Writer (format creator) ( 8 episodes, 2008 )  Less 2008 8
    • Episode #1.8 (Jul 17, 2008) Writer (format creator)  Less
    • Episode #1.7 (Aug 21, 2008) Writer (format creator)  Less
    • Episode #1.6 (Sep 4, 2008) Writer (format creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Sherman OaksSherman Oaks (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 7 episodes, 1995–1997 ) , Executive Producer ( 6 episodes, 1995–1997 ) , Father Christopher ( 1 episode )  Less 1995–1997 7
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  • Primary photo for Totally AnimalsTotally Animals (TV Movie) Writing Supervisor, Executive Producer, Writer (supervising writer)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Night RapNight Rap (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for The Gong ShowThe Gong Show (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 1988–1989
  • Primary photo for The 44th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Executive Producer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for That's My Mama Now!That's My Mama Now! (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for FTVFTV (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for The Gong ShowThe Gong Show (TV Movie) Writer (devised by)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Puttin' on the HitsPuttin' on the Hits (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Elvis: One Night with YouElvis: One Night with You (TV Special) Writer (uncredited)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The 1/2 Hour Comedy HourThe 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Jul 5, 1983) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for The Bobby Vinton ShowThe Bobby Vinton Show (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 6 episodes, 1975–1978 ) , Executive Producer ( 6 episodes, 1975–1978 )  Less 1975–1978 6
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  • Primary photo for The Cheap ShowThe Cheap Show (TV Series) Writer (creator), Executive Producer  Less 1978– 
  • Primary photo for The Gong ShowThe Gong Show (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 5 episodes, 1976–1978 ) , Executive Producer ( 5 episodes, 1976–1978 )  Less 1976–1978 5
    • Episode #1.34 (1976) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • Episode #1.22 (May 1976) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (1976) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for WackoWacko (TV Series) Writer (creator), Executive Producer  Less 1977– 
  • Primary photo for CosCos (TV Series) Producer ( 4 episodes, 1976 ) , Writer ( 4 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976 4
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  • Primary photo for That's My MamaThat's My Mama (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 26 episodes, 1974–1975 ) , Composer (title song) ( 26 episodes, 1974–1975 )  Less 1974–1975 26
    • Stephanie's Boyfriend (Mar 26, 1975) Composer (title song), Executive Producer  Less
    • Clifton and Politics (Mar 12, 1975) Composer (title song), Executive Producer  Less
    • Trial and Error (Mar 5, 1975) Composer (title song), Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle ShowThe Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show (TV Series) Writer ( 16 episodes, 1974 ) , Executive Producer ( 16 episodes, 1974 )  Less 1974 16
    • Episode #1.16 (Dec 21, 1974) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Episode #1.15 (Dec 14, 1974) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Episode #1.14 (Dec 7, 1974) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Sonny Comedy RevueThe Sonny Comedy Revue (TV Series) Writer ( 7 episodes, 1974 ) , Producer ( 7 episodes, 1974 )  Less 1974 7
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  • Primary photo for HamburgersHamburgers (TV Movie) Co-Producer  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Sonny and Cher Comedy HourThe Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 66 episodes, 1971–1974 ) , Writer ( 66 episodes, 1971–1974 ) , Producer ( 64 episodes, 1971–1974 )  Less 1971–1974 66
    • Episode #4.23 (Mar 6, 1974) Producer, Writer (creator), Writer  Less
    • Episode #4.22 (Feb 27, 1974) Producer, Writer (creator), Writer  Less
    • Episode #4.21 (Feb 20, 1974) Producer, Writer (creator), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Ken Berry 'Wow' ShowThe Ken Berry 'Wow' Show (TV Series) Writer ( 4 episodes, 1972 ) , Producer ( 4 episodes, 1972 )  Less 1972 4
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  • Primary photo for The Andy Williams Christmas ShowThe Andy Williams Christmas Show (TV Movie) Producer, Writer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Arnold's Closet RevueArnold's Closet Revue (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Li'l AbnerLi'l Abner (TV Movie) Producer, Writer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Andy Williams ShowThe Andy Williams Show (TV Series) Writer ( 46 episodes, 1969–1971 ) , Producer ( 46 episodes, 1969–1971 )  Less 1969–1971 46
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  • Primary photo for The Ray Stevens ShowThe Ray Stevens Show (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 3 episodes, 1970 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 3
    • Episode #1.7 (Aug 1, 1970) Writer (creator)  Less
    • Episode #1.5 (Jul 18, 1970) Writer (creator)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Jun 20, 1970) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Andy Williams Magic Lantern Show CompanyThe Andy Williams Magic Lantern Show Company (TV Movie) Producer, Writer  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Dinah Shore Special: Like HepThe Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (TV Special) Writer (creator)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Laugh-InLaugh-In (TV Series) Writer ( 26 episodes, 1968–1969 ) , Writer ( 14 episodes, 1968 ) , Pianist / Various ( 10 episodes, 1968–1969 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967–1969 41
    • Episode #2.26 (Mar 31, 1969) Writer (as Chris Beard)  Less
    • Episode #2.25 (Mar 24, 1969) Writer (as Chris Beard)  Less
    • Episode #2.24 (Mar 17, 1969) Writer (as Chris Beard)  Less
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  • Primary photo for ElvisElvis (TV Special) Writer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Where the Girls AreWhere the Girls Are (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Romp!!!Romp!!! (TV Special) Writer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The O'Keefe Centre Presents: The Rock Scene - Like It Is!The O'Keefe Centre Presents: The Rock Scene - Like It Is! (TV Special) Writer  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for NightcapNightcap (TV Series) Actor, Writer (creator), Writer  Less 1963–1967
  • Primary photo for NetworkNetwork (TV Series) Regular, Writer  Less 1963– 
  • Primary photo for Revue '61Revue '61 (TV Series) Writer  Less 1961–1962
Self (10 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Definitive Elvis: 25th AnniversaryThe Definitive Elvis: 25th Anniversary (Video) Himself - Writer: 1968 'Comeback' Special  Less 2003 $2MM
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself - Co-creator ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Top TenTop Ten (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Still CherStill Cher (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Life and Times of Sonny BonoThe Life and Times of Sonny Bono (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Paul Ryan ShowThe Paul Ryan Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 1977–1992
  • Primary photo for The Alan Hamel ShowThe Alan Hamel Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 20th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Music or Variety  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Small TimeSmall Time (TV Series) Himself - Host (1955)  Less 1955– 

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