Aaron Spelling

Lowest Rated: 0% Loose Cannons (1990)
Birthday: Apr 22, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of an immigrant Russian tailor, Aaron Spelling grew up in the Jewish ghetto of Dallas. Traumatized by constant bullying from his WASP schoolmates, Spelling psychosomatically lost the use of his legs at age eight and was confined to bed for a year. He spent his solitude with the written works of Mark Twain, O. Henry, and other masters, developing his own storytelling skills in the process. After wartime service with the Army Air Force, Spelling attended Southern Methodist University, then headed to New York, hoping to find work as an actor and writer. No one was interested in his writing, though he did eventually secure a few good film and TV roles (he was the squirrelly murderer in Vicki, the 1952 remake of 1941's I Wake Up Screaming). He then moved to California in the company of his wife, actress Carolyn Jones. While her career flourished, his dreams of becoming a great writer dwindled, and he reluctantly returned to acting. Spelling's writing skills finally came to the attention of actor/production executive Dick Powell, who hired Spelling as a scripter and producer for Powell's Four Star Productions. Spelling's strong suit during this period was the ability to woo TV-shy film actors into the Four Star fold by writing the sort of parts they'd like to play, but had never been permitted to by the Hollywood typecasting system. After Dick Powell died, Spelling became aligned with comedian/TV mogul Danny Thomas, for whom Spelling produced the hit series The Mod Squad in 1968. His new-found industry clout permitted Spelling to produce one TV hit after another: The Rookies, Starsky & Hutch, S.W.A.T., Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, among others. Whenever accused of merely turning out "schlock," Spelling could point with pride to his highly regarded weekly drama Family, and, much later, to his Emmy win for Day One, a 1989 TV movie about the wartime Manhattan Project. After several years of indifferent projects, Aaron Spelling once more became the king of youth-oriented television with his 1990 series Beverly Hills 90210 (which co-starred his daughter, Tori) and the equally popular follow-up, Melrose Place. Spelling's name continued to grace the credits of numerous youth-oriented soaps on the fledgling WB and UPN networks right up until his death in June of 2006.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Satan's School for Girls Executive Producer 2000
3% The Mod Squad Executive Producer 1999
No Score Yet Beverly Hills 90210: Our Favorite Moments Actor 1998
No Score Yet After Jimmy Producer 1996
No Score Yet Love on the Run Executive Producer 1994
100% And the Band Played On Executive Producer 1993
69% Soapdish Producer 1991
0% Loose Cannons Producer 1990
No Score Yet Day One Executive Producer 1989
No Score Yet Satisfaction Producer 1988
40% Cross My Heart Producer Executive Producer 1987
67% Three O'Clock High Executive Producer 1987
13% Surrender Producer 1987
No Score Yet 'Night Mother Producer 1986
81% Mr. Mom Executive Producer Producer 1983
No Score Yet Shooting Stars Executive Producer 1983
No Score Yet Don't Go to Sleep Executive Producer 1982
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World Producer 1981
No Score Yet Sizzle Executive Producer 1981
No Score Yet Casino Executive Producer 1980
No Score Yet The Power Within Executive Producer 1979
No Score Yet Cruise into Terror Producer 1978
No Score Yet Little Ladies of the Night Executive Producer 1977
No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island Executive Producer 1977
No Score Yet Fantasy Island Producer 1977
No Score Yet Death at Love House Executive Producer 1976
No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Producer 1976
No Score Yet The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe Executive Producer 1976
No Score Yet The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Executive Producer Producer 1976
No Score Yet Murder on Flight 502 Producer Executive Producer 1975
No Score Yet One of My Wives Is Missing Executive Producer 1975
No Score Yet Savages Producer 1975
No Score Yet Death Cruise Producer 1974
No Score Yet Hit Lady (The Deadly Touch) Producer 1974
No Score Yet Death Sentence Producer 1974
93% California Split Producer Executive Producer 1974
No Score Yet Only with Married Men Executive Producer 1974
No Score Yet The Affair Producer 1973
No Score Yet Satan's School for Girls Producer 1973
No Score Yet Death Squad Producer 1973
No Score Yet The Bounty Man Producer 1972
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Producer 1972
No Score Yet Snatched Producer 1972
No Score Yet No Place to Run Producer 1972
No Score Yet Yuma Producer 1971
No Score Yet The Trackers Executive Producer 1971
No Score Yet Run, Simon, Run Producer 1970
No Score Yet Crowhaven Farm Executive Producer 1970
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Executive Producer 1970
No Score Yet The House That Would Not Die Producer 1970
No Score Yet How Awful About Allan Producer 1970
No Score Yet Carter's Army Producer 1970
No Score Yet The Ballad of Andy Crocker Producer Executive Producer 1969
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang Executive Producer 1969
No Score Yet Black Brigade Producer 1969
No Score Yet One Foot in Hell Screenwriter 1960
No Score Yet Guns of the Timberland Producer Screenwriter 1960
84% The Spirit of St. Louis Mr. Pearless 1957
No Score Yet Wyoming Renegades Petie Carver 1955
No Score Yet Black Widow Mr. Oliver 1954
No Score Yet Alaska Seas Knifer 1954
No Score Yet Vicki Harry Williams 1953

TV

CREDIT
69% Charmed
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Executive Producer
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Executive Producer
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Safe Harbor
1999
Producer Executive Producer
  • 1999
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Executive Producer
  • 1995
No Score Yet Life with Lucy
1986
Executive Producer
  • 1986
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Executive Producer
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Producer
  • 1960
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Pindle
  • 1956
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Road Worker
  • 1955
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Gas Station Attendant
  • 1955
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Executive Producer
No Score Yet Clubhouse
2004-2005
Executive Producer
No Score Yet Dynasty
1981-1989
Executive Producer
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Producer Executive Producer
No Score Yet Summerland
2004-2005
Executive Producer

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