William Peter Blatty (1928–2017)

Writer | Actor | Director
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The Exorcist (1973) | The Ninth Configuration (1980) | The Exorcist III (1990)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations More »
Bill Blatty
Jan 7, 1928 (died Jan 12, 2017)
6' 1" (1.85m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (19 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Ashen Lit Box SetAshen Lit Box Set (Short) Grateful Acknowledgment  Less 2018 $3K
  • Primary photo for The Emerging Past Director's CutThe Emerging Past Director's Cut Inspiration  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for LegionLegion Director, Writer (novel), Writer (screenplay)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Lazarus: ApocalypseLazarus: Apocalypse Original Inspiration  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Emerging PastEmerging Past (Video) Inspiration  Less 2011 $275K
  • Primary photo for Exorcist: The BeginningExorcist: The Beginning Writer (movie The Exorcist)  Less 2004 $50MM $42MM / $36MM
  • Primary photo for The Exorcist IIIThe Exorcist III Director, Writer (novel "Legion"), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1990 $26MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for The Ninth ConfigurationThe Ninth Configuration Lt. Fromme (uncredited), Director, Producer, Writer (novel "Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane"), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Exorcist II: The HereticExorcist II: The Heretic Writer (based on characters created by) (uncredited)  Less 1977 $14MM $31MM / —
  • Primary photo for The ExorcistThe Exorcist The Producer (uncredited), Producer, Writer (novel), Writer (written for the screen by)  Less 1973 $12MM $233MM / $441MM
  • Primary photo for Darling LiliDarling Lili Writer  Less 1970 $25MM $5MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Great Bank RobberyThe Great Bank Robbery Writer (screenplay)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for GunnGunn Writer (screenplay)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Writer (screenplay)  Less 1966 $7MM
  • Primary photo for Promise Her AnythingPromise Her Anything Writer (screen story), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Guard (uncredited), Writer  Less 1965 $4MM
  • Primary photo for A Shot in the DarkA Shot in the Dark Writer (screenplay)  Less 1964 $12MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for The Man from the Diners' ClubThe Man from the Diners' Club Writer (screenplay) (as Bill Blatty), Writer (story) (as Bill Blatty)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for No Place to LandNo Place to Land Policeman (as Bill Blatty)  Less 1958
Past Television (5 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for E! Live from the Red CarpetE! Live from the Red Carpet (TV Series) In Memory Of (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
  • Primary photo for The ExorcistThe Exorcist (TV Series) Writer (inspired by the novel by) (20 episodes, 2016), In Memoriam (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2016–2017 20
    • Unworthy (Dec 15, 2017) Writer (inspired by the novel by)  Less
    • Ritual & Repetition (Dec 8, 2017) Writer (inspired by the novel by)  Less
    • A Heaven of Hell (Dec 1, 2017) Writer (inspired by the novel by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Egg CeteraEgg Cetera (TV Series) Special Thanks (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015 2
  • Primary photo for The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist'The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (TV Movie) Himself - Author & Producer, Thanks  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for InsightInsight (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 1968)  Less 1968–1975 2
Self (22 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Shocking TruthThe Shocking Truth (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The Writer/Producer/DirectorThe Writer/Producer/Director (Video) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Exorcists: The True StoryExorcists: The True Story (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Mel Gibson: God's Lethal WeaponMel Gibson: God's Lethal Weapon (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Curious Case of Inspector ClouseauThe Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau (TV Special) Himself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Between Two WorldsBetween Two Worlds (Video) Himself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The UnexplainedThe Unexplained (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Ghost StoriesHollywood Ghost Stories Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Fantasy Film FestivalFantasy Film Festival (TV Series) Himself  Less 1979–1982
  • Primary photo for The 38th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The 1980 Sci-Fi AwardsThe 1980 Sci-Fi Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The 46th Annual Academy AwardsThe 46th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest (9 episodes, 1962)  Less 1962–1974
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  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Author (2 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971–1973
  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Irv Kupcinet ShowThe Irv Kupcinet Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for You Bet Your LifeYou Bet Your Life (TV Series) Himself - Author (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961
    • Episode #11.20 (Feb 9, 1961) Himself - Author (as Bill Blatty)  Less
  • Primary photo for Tonight Starring Jack PaarTonight Starring Jack Paar (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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