Hugh Wilson

Hugh Wilson

Highest Rated: 94% Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (2010)

Lowest Rated: 16% Dudley Do-Right (1999)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1943

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

Hugh Hamilton Wilson, Jr. was born on Aug. 21, 1943, in Miami, FL. Shortly after graduation from the University of Florida in 1964, Wilson leapt to a career in advertising, working his way to the top of the Atlanta, GA-based Burton-Campbell Agency by 1973. Two years later, however, Wilson endeavored a career switch and became a writer for "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS 1972-78) by the following year. Ascending yet another professional ladder, Wilson soon graduated to status of producer for "The Tony Randall Show" (ABC/CBS 1976-78) before creating his own series altogether: "WKRP in Cincinnati" (CBS 1978-1982). Following his program's run, Wilson shifted his attention to movies, making his feature screenwriting debut with the Burt Reynolds-led comedy "Stroker Ace" (1983) and his feature directorial debut with the original "Police Academy" (1984). After a number of short-lived television projects throughout the latter half of the 1980s, Wilson wrote and directed popular moves including "The First Wives Club" (1996), "Blast from the Past" (1999), and "Dudley Do-Right" (1999). Around this period, Wilson began teaching screenwriting at the University of Virginia on an occasional basis. His final directing credit was a baseball drama, "Mickey" (2004), starring Harry Connick Jr. and written by novelist John Grisham. Wilson died on Jan. 14, 2018 at the age of 74 following a battle with lung cancer.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 83% Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? Unknown (Character) - 2010
38% No Score Yet Mickey Director $293.8K 2003
16% 24% Dudley Do-Right Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$9.8M 1999
58% 56% Blast From the Past Levy (Character),
Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
$26.5M 1999
38% 47% Southie Producer - 1998
50% 68% The First Wives Club Director $105.5M 1996
57% 47% Guarding Tess Director $26.2M 1994
27% 39% Burglar Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$15.2M 1987
17% 86% Rustlers' Rhapsody Director - 1985
55% 64% Police Academy Director,
Screenwriter
- 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Riders Writer 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank's Place Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Street Director 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati Writer 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Writer 1976

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