Bill Idelson (1919–2007)

Writer | Actor | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
Get Smart (1967) | Love, American Style (1969-1971) | The Andy Griffith Show (1964-1967)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins More »
AKA 
Billy Idelson | William Idelson | Wm. Idelson
BORN 
Aug 21, 1919 (died Dec 31, 2007)

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Past Film & Video (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Crawling HandThe Crawling Hand Writer (original story) (as Wm. Idelson), Writer (screenplay) (as Wm. Idelson)  Less 1963 $100K
  • Primary photo for The Last Time I Saw ArchieThe Last Time I Saw Archie Lt. L.Q. Fowler  Less 1961 $2MM $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Bombers B-52Bombers B-52 Tail Gunner (uncredited)  Less 1957 $1.4MM
Past Television (64 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The War at HomeThe War at Home (TV Series) William (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for The Dick Van Dyke Show RevisitedThe Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (TV Movie) Herman Glimscher  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Will & GraceWill & Grace (TV Series) Ben (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Suddenly SusanSuddenly Susan (TV Series) Arthur (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Punky BrewsterPunky Brewster (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987 2
  • Primary photo for Fred and Barney Meet the ShmooFred and Barney Meet the Shmoo (TV Series) Mickey  Less 1979– 
  • Primary photo for The New ShmooThe New Shmoo (TV Series) Mickey  Less 1979– 
  • Primary photo for Beane's of BostonBeane's of Boston (TV Movie) Supervising Producer, Writer  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for M*A*S*HM*A*S*H (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976–1978 2
  • Primary photo for The Betty White ShowThe Betty White Show (TV Series) Story Consultant (2 episodes, 1977), Writer (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 3
  • Primary photo for FishFish (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for The McLean Stevenson ShowThe McLean Stevenson Show (TV Series) Executive Story Consultant (3 episodes, 1976), Writer (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976–1977 4
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  • Primary photo for Happy DaysHappy Days (TV Series) Writer (3 episodes, 1974), Story Consultant (3 episodes, 1974), Doctor (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1974–1976 7
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  • Primary photo for Guess Who's Coming to DinnerGuess Who's Coming to Dinner (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Odd CoupleThe Odd Couple (TV Series) Writer (5 episodes, 1970), Script Consultant (2 episodes, 1971), Judge (1 episode, 1974), Writer (teleplay by) (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1970–1974 9
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  • Primary photo for The Bob Newhart ShowThe Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) Producer (6 episodes, 1972), Writer (4 episodes, 1973)  Less 1972–1973 9
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  • Primary photo for Anna and the KingAnna and the King (TV Series) Producer (13 episodes, 1972), Writer (2 episodes, 1972)  Less 1972 13
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  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Script Consultant (26 episodes, 1969), Producer (5 episodes, 1970), Writer (teleplay) (4 episodes, 1969), Writer (3 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969–1971 32
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  • Primary photo for Barefoot in the ParkBarefoot in the Park (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
    • Pilot (Sep 24, 1970) Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for Gomer Pyle: USMCGomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) Writer (23 episodes, 1965), Harold Kanobly (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965–1969 23
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  • Primary photo for That GirlThat Girl (TV Series) Writer (story) (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for The Ghost & Mrs. MuirThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for The Mothers-In-LawThe Mothers-In-Law (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1968 2
  • Primary photo for BewitchedBewitched (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Good Morning, WorldGood Morning, World (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Accidental FamilyAccidental Family (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1968 2
  • Primary photo for Get SmartGet Smart (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967 2
  • Primary photo for Hey, LandlordHey, Landlord (TV Series) Writer (3 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966–1967 3
  • Primary photo for The Andy Griffith ShowThe Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) Writer (19 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964–1967 19
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  • Primary photo for The World: Color It HappyThe World: Color It Happy (TV Movie) William Hanna (voice) (as Billy Idelson)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The HeroThe Hero (TV Series) Writer (5 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966 5
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  • Primary photo for The Dick Van Dyke ShowThe Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) Herman Glimscher / Bellboy (5 episodes, 1963), Writer (3 episodes, 1963), Performer ("Old Folks at Home") (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1963–1966 7
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  • Primary photo for My Favorite MartianMy Favorite Martian (TV Series) Mrs. Brown's Brother (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Wendy and MeWendy and Me (TV Series) Mr. Andrews (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Valentine's DayValentine's Day (TV Series) Sam Anders (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Mister EdMister Ed (TV Series) Hagan (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for FunnylandFunnyland (TV Special) Writer  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The FlintstonesThe Flintstones (TV Series) Writer (3 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964–1965 3
    • Time Machine (Jan 15, 1965) Writer (as William Idelson)  Less
    • King for a Night (Dec 3, 1964) Writer (as William Idelson)  Less
    • Dr. Sinister (Nov 5, 1964) Writer (as William Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Bill Dana ShowThe Bill Dana Show (TV Series) Babcock / Bailey (7 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963–1965 7
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  • Primary photo for Perry MasonPerry Mason (TV Series) Airline Ticket Agent / Autopsy Surgeon / Ellis - Forensics Technician (3 episodes, 1959)  Less 1959–1964 3
  • Primary photo for The VirginianThe Virginian (TV Series) Stage Depot Manager (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for The Jack Benny ProgramThe Jack Benny Program (TV Series) Purser / American GI - Corporal (2 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963 2
  • Primary photo for My Three SonsMy Three Sons (TV Series) Mr. Higgins / Clerk / Pete (3 episodes, 1961)  Less 1961–1963 3
  • Primary photo for It's a Man's WorldIt's a Man's World (TV Series) The Salesman (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for LawmanLawman (TV Series) Writer (story) (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for The DetectivesThe Detectives (TV Series) Lab Man (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for Bus StopBus Stop (TV Series) Arnold (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for CheckmateCheckmate (TV Series) The Bellhop (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for CheyenneCheyenne (TV Series) Hotel Clerk (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961 1
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1961), Kelly (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960–1961 2
  • Primary photo for Bringing Up BuddyBringing Up Buddy (TV Series) Emcee (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961 1
    • The Singer (Jan 23, 1961) Emcee (as William Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Zane Grey TheaterZane Grey Theater (TV Series) Gunsmith (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for ThrillerThriller (TV Series) Jenkins' Neighbor (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
    • The Twisted Image (Sep 13, 1960) Jenkins' Neighbor (as Billy Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for HenneseyHennesey (TV Series) Marine / Mac (2 episodes, 1960)  Less 1960 2
  • Primary photo for Father Knows BestFather Knows Best (TV Series) Asst. Director (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
    • Betty's Double (Jan 4, 1960) Asst. Director (as William Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Leave It to BeaverLeave It to Beaver (TV Series) Newstand Worker (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
    • The Bus Ride (Mar 12, 1959) Newstand Worker (as William Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Peter GunnPeter Gunn (TV Series) Painter (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for DragnetDragnet (TV Series) Actor (4 episodes, 1955)  Less 1955–1959 4
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  • Primary photo for Steve CanyonSteve Canyon (TV Series) Mixmaster Capt. (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Telephone TimeTelephone Time (TV Series) Master Sergeant Newsom (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
    • Flight for Life (Jan 28, 1958) Master Sergeant Newsom (as Billy Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Men of AnnapolisMen of Annapolis (TV Series) Sidney (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for Johnny MoccasinJohnny Moccasin (TV Movie) Farley (as Billy Idelson)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for One Man's FamilyOne Man's Family (TV Series) Cliff Barbour #2 (1949)  Less 1949–1952
  • Primary photo for Mixed DoublesMixed Doubles (TV Series) Bill Abbott  Less 1949– 

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