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Lester Wm. Berke (1934–2004)

Producer | Second Unit or Assistant Director | Production Manager
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KNOWN FOR 
Quincy M.E. (1979-1983) | The Rockford Files (1974-1980) | The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. More »
AKA 
Lester William Berke | Lester Berke | Les Berke | Lester William Burke | Lester Burke | Les Burke | Baby Lester  Less
NICKNAME  
Les
BORN 
Sep 17, 1934 (died Sep 16, 2004)

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Past Film & Video (8 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Karate Kid Part IIIThe Karate Kid Part III Unit Production Manager  Less 1989 $39MM / —
  • Primary photo for Mac and MeMac and Me Production Manager  Less 1988 $13MM $6.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Counterfeit KillerThe Counterfeit Killer Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Three Guns for TexasThree Guns for Texas Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for PsychoPsycho Second Assistant Director (uncredited)  Less 1960 $807K $32MM / $50MM
  • Primary photo for Wild YouthWild Youth Writer (based on a story), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for Running WildRunning Wild Assistant Director (uncredited)  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Gun GritGun Grit Bobby Hess (as Baby Lester)  Less 1936
Past Television (55 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden PagodaThe Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Punishment and CrimeThe Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul PlayThe Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows BestThe Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits...The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: A Blessing in DisguiseThe Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Knight Rider 2010Knight Rider 2010 (TV Movie) Unit Production Manager (as Les Berke)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Cover Girl and the CopThe Cover Girl and the Cop (TV Movie) Production Manager (as Lester Berke)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's RidgeDesperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (TV Movie) Coordinating Producer (as Lester Berke)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The Return of DesperadoThe Return of Desperado (TV Movie) Coordinating Producer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Hard CopyHard Copy (TV Series) Producer ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for AirwolfAirwolf (TV Series) Producer ( 22 episodes, 1984–1985 )  Less 1984–1985 22
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  • Primary photo for Whiz KidsWhiz Kids (TV Series) Coordinating Producer ( 12 episodes, 1983–1984 )  Less 1983–1984 12
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  • Primary photo for Quincy M.E.Quincy M.E. (TV Series) Supervising Producer ( 66 episodes, 1980–1983 ) , Associate Producer ( 9 episodes, 1979–1980 ) , Producer ( 8 episodes, 1980 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1979–1983 83
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  • Primary photo for The Rockford FilesThe Rockford Files (TV Series) Unit Manager ( 83 episodes, 1974–1978 ) , Writer (story by) ( 2 episodes, 1976–1980 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1974–1980 84
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  • Primary photo for B.J. and the BearB.J. and the Bear (TV Series) Producer ( 10 episodes, 1979 )  Less 1979 10
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  • Primary photo for CentennialCentennial (TV Mini-series) Unit Manager ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
    • The Longhorns (Dec 3, 1978) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew MysteriesThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series) Unit Manager ( 6 episodes, 1977–1978 ) , Unit Production Manager ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1977–1978 7
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  • Primary photo for Baa Baa Black SheepBaa Baa Black Sheep (TV Series) Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Project U.F.O.Project U.F.O. (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1978 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 2
  • Primary photo for The Six Million Dollar ManThe Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1974 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1974–1977 2
  • Primary photo for BarettaBaretta (TV Series) Unit Manager ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Assistant Director ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 2
    • The Mansion (Apr 2, 1975) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Walk Like You Talk (Mar 14, 1975) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hec RamseyHec Ramsey (TV Series) Unit Manager ( 4 episodes, 1973–1974 )  Less 1973–1974 4
    • Only Birds and Fools (Apr 7, 1974) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Scar Tissue (Mar 10, 1974) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Dead Heat (Feb 3, 1974) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Adam-12Adam-12 (TV Series) Unit Manager ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for The Questor TapesThe Questor Tapes (TV Movie) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Money to BurnMoney to Burn (TV Movie) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Night GalleryNight Gallery (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 15 episodes, 1970–1973 )  Less 1970–1973 15
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  • Primary photo for You'll Never See Me AgainYou'll Never See Me Again (TV Movie) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Female ArtilleryFemale Artillery (TV Movie) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for SargeSarge (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 2 episodes, 1971–1972 )  Less 1971–1972 2
  • Primary photo for The Bull of the WestThe Bull of the West (TV Movie) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The VirginianThe Virginian (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 26 episodes, 1963–1971 )  Less 1963–1971 26
    • The Angus Killer (Feb 10, 1971) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Experiment at New Life (Nov 18, 1970) Assistant Director  Less
    • Gun Quest (Oct 21, 1970) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The ChallengersThe Challengers (TV Movie) Assistant Director  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The OutsiderThe Outsider (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for The Name of the GameThe Name of the Game (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 3 episodes, 1968–1969 )  Less 1968–1969 3
    • Love-In at Ground Zero (Jan 31, 1969) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • The Inquiry (Jan 17, 1969) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • The White Birch (Nov 29, 1968) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Run for Your LifeRun for Your Life (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 3 episodes, 1965–1968 )  Less 1965–1968 3
  • Primary photo for Cowboy in AfricaCowboy in Africa (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 2 episodes, 1967 )  Less 1967 2
  • Primary photo for RangoRango (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 2 episodes, 1967 )  Less 1967 2
  • Primary photo for ShaneShane (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 9 episodes, 1966 )  Less 1966 9
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  • Primary photo for LaredoLaredo (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 3 episodes, 1965–1966 )  Less 1965–1966 3
    • The Treasure of San Diablo (Feb 17, 1966) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • The Heroes of San Gill (Dec 23, 1965) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Jinx (Dec 2, 1965) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Kraft Suspense TheatreKraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 4 episodes, 1963–1965 )  Less 1963–1965 4
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  • Primary photo for The Alfred Hitchcock HourThe Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 3 episodes, 1964–1965 )  Less 1964–1965 3
    • The Photographer and the Undertaker (Mar 15, 1965) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Lonely Place (Nov 16, 1964) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Isabel (Jun 5, 1964) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for The MunstersThe Munsters (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 2 episodes, 1964 )  Less 1964 2
  • Primary photo for Wagon TrainWagon Train (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 4 episodes, 1963 ) , Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958–1963 5
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  • Primary photo for Wide CountryWide Country (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 3 episodes, 1963 )  Less 1963 3
  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 2 episodes, 1961–1962 )  Less 1961–1962 2
    • The Last Remains (Mar 27, 1962) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • The Throwback (Feb 28, 1961) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for General Electric TheaterGeneral Electric Theater (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for ThrillerThriller (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for The Tall ManThe Tall Man (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 3 episodes, 1961–1962 )  Less 1961–1962 3
    • St. Louis Woman (Jan 20, 1962) Assistant Director (as Les Burke)  Less
    • Apache Daughter (Dec 30, 1961) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • A Tombstone for Billy (Dec 16, 1961) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Leave It to BeaverLeave It to Beaver (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
    • Beaver's Freckles (Oct 29, 1960) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Restless GunThe Restless Gun (TV Series) Writer (teleplay & story) ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
    • The Englishman (Jun 8, 1959) Writer (teleplay & story)  Less
  • Primary photo for Judge Roy BeanJudge Roy Bean (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for I Led 3 LivesI Led 3 Lives (TV Series) Second Assistant Director ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
    • Fifth Amendment (1954) Second Assistant Director (as Lester Burke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Life with ElizabethLife with Elizabeth (TV Series) Assistant Director ( 5 episodes, 1953–1954 )  Less 1953–1954 5
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