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Theodore J. Flicker

Highest Rated: 77% The President's Analyst (1967)

Lowest Rated: 77% The President's Analyst (1967)

Birthday: Jun 06, 1939

Birthplace: Freehold Borough, New Jersey, USA

Theodore J. Flicker is a respected TV and film screenwriter and director best known as co-creator of the critically lauded 1970s workplace sitcom "Barney Miller." Flicker, a former student of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, initially worked as a stage comedian; as a member of The Compass Theater in the 1950s, he helped pioneer American improvisational comedy with fellow comics Elaine May, Mike Nichols, and Del Close, who would go on to revolutionize American comedy by starting the hugely influential Second City. By the late '50s, Flicker was directing the Broadway musical "The Nervous Set" and promoting stand-up comedy through his hip Greenwich Village venue, The Premise. Flicker transitioned to filmmaking in the '60s, making his directorial debut with the 1964 comedy "The Troublemaker," as well as writing and directing the incisive political satire "The President's Analyst" in 1967. He also wrote one of Elvis Presley's better late movies, "Spinout." But Flicker's most revered work would be for TV, as co-creator with Danny Arnold of the critically-acclaimed police comedy "Barney Miller," which ran from 1975 to 1982.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 71% Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where the Ladies Go Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Good Guys Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just a Little Inconvenience Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guess Who's Sleeping in My Bed? Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playmates Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three in the Cellar Director - 1970
77% 78% The President's Analyst Director - 1967
No Score Yet 48% Spinout Screenwriter - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Troublemaker Mr. Big (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Writer 1973
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Director,
Writer
1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Director 1965
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Director 1965

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