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Herbie J. Pilato

Actor | Writer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Sciography (2000) | Then Again with Herbie J Pilato (2017) | Bewitched: The Magic Unveiled (2005)
AKA 
Herbie j Pilato | Herbie Pilato
BORN 
Oct 9, 1960 (age 57)
HEIGHT 
5' 7" (1.70m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 35-50
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian | Caribbean | Eastern European | Indian/South Asian | Native American | Pacific Islander | Mediterranean | Latin/Hispanic | Middle Eastern  Less
HAIR *
Grey (Receding)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
135 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
VOICE TYPE *
Alto
ATHLETICS *
Baseball | Soccer | Aerobics | Boxing | Swimming | Tennis | Football  Less
ACCENTS *
Russian | Middle Eastern | British | Australian | Italian | German | West Indian | Spanish  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (without valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
Past Film & Video (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for BewitchedBewitched Consultant (uncredited)  Less 2005 $85MM $62MM / $131MM
  • Primary photo for Bewitched: The Magic UnveiledBewitched: The Magic Unveiled (Video) Himself (as Herbie Pilato), Special Thanks (as Herbie Pilato)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Hadley's RebellionHadley's Rebellion Bingo (uncredited)  Less 1983
Past Television (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
Self (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for TVography: Lee Majors - Hollywood's Bionic HeroTVography: Lee Majors - Hollywood's Bionic Hero (TV Movie) Himself. TV Historian (as Herbie Pilato)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Television, Ink. * – Creative Director Herbie J Pilato
  • The Classic TV Preservation Society * – Founder and Executive Director Herbie J Pilato

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

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  • Segment Producer *
  • Consultant *
  • Assistant *

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RESUME DETAILS
  • * Herbie J Pilato

    TV Talk Show Host, "Then Again with Herbie J Pilato" (Decades TV network, 2018)

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    AUTHOR – MEDIA TIE-IN/POP-CULTURE BOOKS

    With Her Smile: The Mary Tyler Moore Story (Jacobs Brown Media Group, Summer 2018)

    Dashing, Daring and Debonair: TV’s Top Male Icons from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2016)

    Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door: TV’s Iconic Women from the 50s, 60s & 70s (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014)

    The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide To Her Magical Performances
    (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2013)/ Twitch Upon A Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery (Taylor Trade Publishing, hardcover, 2012/paperback, 2014)

    NBC & ME: My Life As A Page In A Book (BearManor Media, 2008)

    The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman Reconstructed (Bear Manor Media, 2007)

    Life Story: The Book of Life Goes On - TV’s First And Best Family Show of Challenge (BearManor Media, 2007)

    Bewitched Forever: The Immortal Companion To TV’s Most Magical Sitcom (Summit, 2004/2001; Tapestry, 1996)

    The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom: Sage Advice From The Original Television Series
    (Tuttle, 1995)/ The Kung Fu Book of Caine: The Guide To TV’s First Eastern Western (Tuttle, 1993)

    The Bewitched Book: The Cosmic Companion To Television’s Most Magical
    Supernatural Situation Comedy (Dell, 1992)

    WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/CONSULTANT

    TV Guide Network (8/11-1/12): 100 Moments That Changed TV (five-part series).

    Giant Interactive/Time-Life/Universal (4/10 - 8/10): For documentary segments for the Five-Season Box Set DVD release of The Six Million Dollar Man.

    Mod 3 Productions (3/02 - 5/07): First season TV DVD releases of CHiPs and Kung Fu.

    Sony /Red Wagon Productions (4/04 - 6/05): Nora Ephron’s Bewitched feature film and the special TV-DVD release of Bewitched (the original series).

    Bravo/LSL Productions (8/03 - 3/04): The hit five-part series, The 100 Greatest TV Characters.

    The Learning Channel/Associated Television, Intl. (4/01 - 6/01): Behind the Fame specials on Mary Tyler Moore, The Bob Newhart Show, Hill Street Blues, LA Law.

    A&E (10/99 - 7/02): For TV Biography profiles of Elizabeth Montgomery; Lee Majors.

    SyFy (1/00 - 9/00): For Sciography series segments on The Twilight Zone, Fantasy Island, The Incredible Hulk, Dark Shadows, The Bionic Woman, Battlestar: Galactica.

    E! (3/99 - 8/01): For E! True Hollywood Stories on Bewitched and David Carradine.

    Evolution Film & Videotape/The Screen Gems Network (3/99 - 8/99): On interstitials for remastered Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Monkees and The Partridge Family.

    Entertainment Tonight (3/99 - 8/99): For one-hour weekend special on Bewitched.

    ACTING

    ACTING TEACHER, The Arts & Academic Program (The Historic German House, Rochester, NY, 1/07 – 5/07): Coursework included Introduction to Acting, Introduction to Dance, Introduction to Music, Acting for the Stage, Acting for Film & TV, Acting for Commercials.

    LITERARY/THEATRICAL DIRECTOR (RAPA School of the Performing Arts, Rochester, NY, 1/96-5/98): Instructed adults and children of all ages in Scene Study, Improvisation, Shakespeare, Diction; courses in Creative Writing, and helped to develop PR plan/timetable to support tickets, sales, image campaigns; composed ad copy/press releases/kits, public services announcements; implemented press conferences; worked with guest artists, agents, media.

    THEATRICAL DIRECTOR (Spins Dance Studio, Rochester, NY, 9/96-1/97): Instructed adults and children (ages 7 and up) in various courses in Acting.

    ACTOR (1982-1989): Television: General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Golden Girls, Highway to Heaven. Film: (Fatal Beauty, Paul’s Fix, Hadley’s Rebellion. Stage: Stagedoor, Pfeiffer’s People, The Begger’s Opera.

    FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    The Classic TV Preservation Society (3/10 – Present): A nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for the purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3), Internal Revenue Code, under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law. Our MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of the Classic TV Preservation Society is to educate individuals, community, arts/media, business and academic organizations and institutions on the social significance and positive influence of classic television programming, with specific regard to family values, diversity in the work place, and mutual respect for all people of every cultural background and heritage, race and creed. The Board of Directors included: actresses Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort) and Kathy Garver (Family Affair), Vince Staskel (disabled actors advocate), media historian Rob Ray, James J. Kolb, Ph. D. (Professor of Drama at Hofstra University), international peace advocate and performance artist Thomas Warfield (Peace Art International, Inc.), and Executive Consultant to the Board Ed Spielman (creator of Kung Fu).

    RELATED EXPERIENCE

    BRANDING CONSULTANT, LPI Consumer Products (Pompano Beach, FL, 7-14 to 3-14): Provided analysis, solutions, and general marketing expertise to help this manufacturer of the popular Airhorns and Shavemate Razors successfully sell these products, among others, to the mainstream consumer. Interacted with company's brand managers and marketing executives; developed/ helped to implement strategies for both new/existing products; influenced all phases of marketing, from design/distribution decisions to advertising/public relations messaging. Gathered data, performed market research to identify target markets, assess consumer perceptions, competition, business trends, and product value; performed internal audits to ensure the needs/goals of the company were aligned; assisted with the overall brand strategy, which affected logo and package design, pricing, placement, advertising campaigns, customer service messaging that helped to shape product messages for diverse demographics.

    MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER (1/93 to Present): Presents lectures/activities to schools, colleges, community, senior and business centers to help to close the gap between popular culture, the arts, the media, and education; with a concentration on confidence, self-reliance/identity; medical/caregiving, and personal/professional development through loss/gain perspective.

    ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (The Creative Arts and Performance Summer Program, Crimson Ridge Senior Facility, Greece, NY, 6/07-9/07): Instructed weekly presentations in Acting, Directing, Writing and Media History.

    ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR (The North-and-South Village Apartments, Irondequoit, New York 10-99-5/08): Organized and coordinated special events, holiday parties, social gatherings throughout year, including events for New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (The Mercier Literacy Program, Rochester, NY; 1/07 - 5/07): Program founded by realtor George Mercier in 2001; was dedicated to assisting the education of the inner-city youth; in partnership with Wilson Commencement Park (which supplied teachers, paraprofessionals, classroom space) and Nazareth College of Rochester (which provided graduate students as volunteer tutors).

    DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (The Steve Centron Memorial/Aquinas High School Literary Scholarship Fund and Golf Tournament, Rochester, NY; 5/05 - 9/08): Served as core facilitator for this nonprofit organization that provided educational grants (named for one of the high school’s most beloved teachers; organized/hosted fundraisers, special events; sought out, enlisted entertainment; general office assistance.

    FRONT DESK/BANQUET PERSONNEL, The Bel-Air Bay Club (Pacific Palisades, CA, January 1986 to March 1989): Served simultaneously as front desk receptionist and banquet server at this exclusive private club. Duties included: Booking hotel reservations, answering phones; catering to various holiday and club parties and special events.

    FRONT BEST CONCIERGE/PERSONNEL, The Marriott Airport Hotel, Rochester, NY, 5/81 – 9/83): Served as Front Desk Clerk, PBX Telephone Operator, and Van Driver. Duties included checking guests in and out of hotel; driving guests to and from hotel/airport; general office duties.

    INTERNSHIP

    PUBLIC RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE, NBC-TV (Burbank, CA, 5/84 - 12/85): Served in the Guest Relations Department, Press & Publicity, Research; involved extensive public interaction with regard to audience participation, event planning, TV show production, and performing on camera. Participating television shows, included: Family Ties, Wheel of Fortune, The Golden Girls, The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, and The Cosby Show.

    EDUCATION/TRAINING

    Nazareth College of Rochester, New York (B.A. in Theatre Arts); U.C.L.A. (Visiting Student in TV & Film; Don Richardson, of The New York American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    “Herbie J Pilato was invaluable as a Creative Consultant on The Six Million Dollar Man DVD collection which Giant Interactive authored. His passion and knowledge of great classic TV shows was a huge help in the development of ideas for the additional VAM created for the collection. Herbie helped turn this project into a great success.”

    - Jeff Stabenau, Owner, Giant Interactive

    “Herbie J Pilato has always been a person of enormous vision and talent and integrity. I've known him for over 30years and have been inspired by his work ethic, his compassion and his dedication. Whatever he pursues always has a larger benefit - something that enhances and encourages the lives of others. I am honored to be able to give my support to such a worthwhile cause and exceptional human being.”

    - Thomas Warfield, Artistic Director, PeaceArt International, Inc.,

    “Herbie J Pilato is a one of the most giving, inspirational, and creative minds. He is always thinking of others, and how to give back. He is an amazing asset to any organization.”

    - Lydia Cornell, Actress, Too Close For Comfort

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