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Donald P. Bellisario

Writer | Producer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Quantum Leap (1989-1993) | Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988) | NCIS (2003-2018)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination More »
AKA 
Donald Bellisario | Don Bellisario
BORN 
Aug 8, 1935 (age 82)
HEIGHT 
6' 2" (1.88m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceNCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018 1 Released
    • Family Ties (Jan 23, 2018) Writer (created by)  Less
Past Film & Video (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (22 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceNCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 340 episodes, 2003–2018 ) , Executive Producer ( 336 episodes, 2003–2017 ) , Writer ( 11 episodes, 2003–2007 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 4 episodes, 2003–2004 ) , Writer (story by) ( 3 episodes, 2003–2006 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Script Revisions ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2003–2018 341
    • Dark Secrets (Jan 9, 2018) Writer (created by)  Less
    • High Tide (Jan 2, 2018) Writer (created by)  Less
    • Double Down (Dec 12, 2017) Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Three Kings (May 10, 2009) Executive Producer (credit only)  Less
  • Primary photo for JAGJAG (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 227 episodes, 1995–2005 ) , Executive Producer ( 222 episodes, 1995–2005 ) , Writer ( 15 episodes, 1995–2003 ) , Director ( 9 episodes, 1995–2003 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 5 episodes, 1995–1997 ) , Writer (story by) ( 5 episodes, 1996–2002 ) , Hugh Blackadder ( 1 episode, 1998 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1995–2005 227
    • Fair Winds and Following Seas (Apr 29, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Dream Team (Apr 22, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Unknown Soldier (Apr 15, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for First MondayFirst Monday (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 13 episodes, 2002 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 2002 ) , Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 2002 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 13
    • Family Secrets (May 3, 2002) Writer (created by)  Less
    • Showdown (Apr 22, 2002) Writer (created by)  Less
    • Strip Search (Apr 19, 2002) Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Tequila & BonettiTequila & Bonetti (TV Series) Original Creator ( 9 episodes, 2000 )  Less 2000 9
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  • Primary photo for CrowfootCrowfoot (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Quantum LeapQuantum Leap (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 97 episodes, 1989–1993 ) , Executive Producer ( 96 episodes, 1989–1993 ) , Writer ( 14 episodes, 1989–1993 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 3 episodes, 1989–1990 ) , Writer (story by) ( 3 episodes, 1989–1991 ) , Miner / Dr. Timothy Mintz ( 2 episodes, 1989–1993 ) , Associate Producer ( 1 episode, 1989 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 1989 ) , Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1989–1993 97
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  • Primary photo for Tequila and BonettiTequila and Bonetti (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 12 episodes, 1992 ) , Executive Producer ( 7 episodes, 1992 ) , Writer ( 3 episodes, 1992 )  Less 1992 12
    • Reel Life (Feb 14, 1992) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Runt of the Litter (Feb 21, 1992) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Mama (1992) Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Magnum, P.I.Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 158 episodes, 1980–1988 ) , Executive Producer ( 158 episodes, 1980–1988 ) , Writer ( 16 episodes, 1980–1984 ) , Second Unit Director ( 2 episodes, 1980 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 1980–1981 ) , Desk Clerk, at Low Surf Hotel ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 1 episode, 1984 ) , Writer (story by) ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1980–1988 158
    • Resolutions: Part II (May 1, 1988) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Resolutions: Part I (May 1, 1988) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Transitions (Feb 17, 1988) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for AirwolfAirwolf (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 24 episodes, 1987 )  Less 1987 24
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  • Primary photo for Three on a MatchThree on a Match (TV Movie) Director, Writer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for AirwolfAirwolf (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 55 episodes, 1984–1986 ) , Executive Producer ( 33 episodes, 1984–1985 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1984 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984–1986 55
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  • Primary photo for AirwolfAirwolf (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Tales of the Gold MonkeyTales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 22 episodes, 1982–1983 ) , Executive Producer ( 22 episodes, 1982–1983 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1982 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1982 ) , Father ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982–1983 22
    • Mourning Becomes Matuka (Jun 1, 1983) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • A Distant Shout of Thunder (Apr 8, 1983) Father, Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Boragora or Bust (Mar 25, 1983) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for StoneStone (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Quincy M.E.Quincy M.E. (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 5 episodes, 1979 )  Less 1979 5
    • Mode of Death (Nov 1, 1979) Executive Producer (as Donald Bellisario)  Less
    • Never a Child (Oct 11, 1979) Executive Producer (uncredited)  Less
    • By the Death of a Child (Oct 4, 1979) Executive Producer (as Donald Bellisario)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Battlestar GalacticaBattlestar Galactica (TV Series) Supervising Producer ( 17 episodes, 1978–1979 ) , Writer ( 7 episodes, 1978–1979 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 4 episodes, 1978–1979 ) , Producer ( 3 episodes, 1978 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 1978–1979 )  Less 1978–1979 20
    • The Hand of God (Apr 29, 1979) Director (as Donald Bellisario), Supervising Producer, Writer (as Donald Bellisario)  Less
    • Take the Celestra (Apr 1, 1979) Supervising Producer (as Donald Bellisario)  Less
    • Experiment in Terra (Mar 18, 1979) Supervising Producer (as Donald Bellisario)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Mission Galactica: The Cylon AttackMission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (TV Movie) Supervising Producer  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Baa Baa Black SheepBaa Baa Black Sheep (TV Series) Producer ( 8 episodes, 1977–1978 ) , Writer ( 3 episodes, 1977–1978 ) , Writer ( 3 episodes, 1978 ) , Story Editor ( 2 episodes, 1977–1978 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 1978 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1977–1978 11
    • A Little Bit of England (Apr 6, 1978) Director (as Donald Bellisario), Producer (as Donald Bellisario), Writer (as Donald Bellisario)  Less
    • Sheep in the Limelight (Mar 30, 1978) Producer (as Donald Bellisario)  Less
    • The Show Must Go On... Sometimes (Mar 23, 1978) Producer (as Donald Bellisario)  Less
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  • Primary photo for SwitchSwitch (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
    • Coronado Circle (Feb 7, 1978) Writer (as Don Bellisario)  Less
  • Primary photo for KojakKojak (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for Big HawaiiBig Hawaii (TV Series) Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
    • Gandy (Sep 21, 1977) Writer (story)  Less
Self (6 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Real History of Science FictionThe Real History of Science Fiction (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
    • Time (Aug 16, 2014) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for Archives of American TelevisionArchives of American Television (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for JAG: An Inside LookJAG: An Inside Look (Video) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for A Kiss with History: Remembering 'Quantum Leap'A Kiss with History: Remembering 'Quantum Leap' (Video) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for I Love 1980'sI Love 1980's (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
    • I Love 1981 (Jan 20, 2001) Himself (as Don Bellisario)  Less
  • Primary photo for JAGJAG (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
    • Father's Day (Feb 3, 1998) Himself (uncredited)  Less

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