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) (4 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018 4 Released
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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) (348 episodes, 2003), Executive Producer (341 episodes, 2003), Writer (11 episodes, 2003), Writer (teleplay by) (4 episodes, 2003), Writer (story by) (3 episodes, 2003), Director (1 episode, 2003), Script Revisions (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2003–2018 349
    • Sight Unseen (Apr 17, 2018) Writer (created by)  Less
    • The Numerical Limit (Apr 3, 2018) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Death From Above (Mar 27, 2018) Executive Producer, 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), Executive Producer (222 episodes, 1995), Writer (15 episodes, 1995), Director (9 episodes, 1995), Writer (teleplay by) (5 episodes, 1995), Writer (story by) (5 episodes, 1996), 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), Executive Producer (96 episodes, 1989), Writer (14 episodes, 1989), Writer (teleplay by) (3 episodes, 1989), Writer (story by) (3 episodes, 1989), Miner / Dr. Timothy Mintz (2 episodes, 1989), 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), Executive Producer (158 episodes, 1980), Writer (16 episodes, 1980), Second Unit Director (2 episodes, 1980), Director (2 episodes, 1980), 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), Executive Producer (33 episodes, 1984), 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), Executive Producer (22 episodes, 1982), 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), Writer (7 episodes, 1978), Writer (teleplay by) (4 episodes, 1978), Producer (3 episodes, 1978), Director (2 episodes, 1978)  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), Writer (3 episodes, 1977), Writer (3 episodes, 1978), Story Editor (2 episodes, 1977), 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 (7 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for United We FanUnited We Fan Himself  Less 2018
  • 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
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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