Ed. Weinberger

Ed. Weinberger

Highest Rated: 82% Modern Romance (1981)

Lowest Rated: 82% Modern Romance (1981)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Eagle-eyed viewers of 1970s and '80s situation comedies might have noticed that writer-producer Ed. Weinberger always had a period following his first name in the credits of wildly successful series like "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Taxi," and "The Cosby Show." That affectation of punctuation came about because while Weinberger does go by the familiar diminutive, his given name is Edwin, not the expected Edward. Weinberger first broke into show business in the early 1960s as a joke writer for nightclub comics; that facility for one-liners got him hired by Johnny Carson as a gag man for his nightly monologues, by Dean Martin for his popular mid-'60s variety show, and by Bob Hope for his regular TV specials. In 1972, Weinberger was hired as a staff writer for "Mary Tyler Moore," his first foray into situation comedy. He proved adept at the form, writing 20 episodes including the beloved series' finale. In 1978, Weinberger and his "Mary Tyler Moore" cohorts Stan Daniels, David Davis, and James L. Brooks formed an independent production house called the John Charles Walters Company; their first show together, "Taxi," was a critically-acclaimed success that ran for five seasons. (Weinberger also played the Mr. Walters of the title in the company's vanity logo, a businessman grunting in response to a secretary's cheerful "Good night, Mr. Walters!") In the 1980s, Weinberger co-created the smash "The Cosby Show," as well as the hits "Amen" and "Dear John."

Highest rated movies

Modern Romance

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 71% Modern Romance Ed (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Director 2002
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Director 2001
57% No Score Yet Good News Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks Executive Producer 1996-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Executive Producer 1988-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. President Creator,
Writer
1987-1988
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Producer 2 (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Associates Writer 1980
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Writer,
Producer
1970-1977