Donald P. Bellisario

Donald P. Bellisario

Highest Rated: 100% United We Fan (2018)

Lowest Rated: 100% United We Fan (2018)

Birthday: Aug 8, 1935

Birthplace: Cokeburg, Pennsylvania, USA

One of the most interesting creators of contemporary TV genre shows, this producer-writer-director is best known for the immensely successful "Magnum, P.I." which propelled Tom Selleck to international stardom. Bellisario started his TV career after working 14 years as the creative director of an advertising agency. Breaking in as a director of TV commercials, he soon parlayed his extensive business background into an executive post at Universal TV. However more creative opportunities beckoned. By the mid-1970s, Bellisario was writing for crime dramas such as the acclaimed "Kojak," the short-lived "Delvecchio" starring Judd Hirsch, and beginning his fruitful association with the prolific writer-producer-director Glen A. Larson.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet United We Fan Self - 2018
No Score Yet 89% JAG Director - 1995
No Score Yet 8% Last Rites Producer,
Screenwriter,
Director
$292.3K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Match Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phantom in Space Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Space Director - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2003-2021
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star),
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director
1995-2005
21% No Score Yet First Monday Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2002
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
1989-1993
No Score Yet 94% Magnum, P.I. Executive Producer 1980-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
1984-1985
43% 95% Battlestar Galactica Director,
Writer
1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Writer 1977