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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! (1983) as Director
Ex-high school football coach becomes a house-husband while his wife goes off to work in this comedy that pre-dated the similarly plotted theatrical movie "Mr. Mom" by nearly six months.
2.
Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer (1983) as Director
This dramatization of a New York City detective's dogged investigation into the murder in 1972 of a Manhattan school teacher -- fictionalized from the victim's point of view in the book and subsequent movie, "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" -- marked George Segal's TV-movie debut.
3.
Found Money (1983) as Director
Two former bank employees -- executive Dick Van Dyke, forced into early retirement by a computer, and guard Sid Caesar, unceremoniously dismissed before his pension comes due -- concoct a computerized scheme to steal from the rich (i.e., the bank) and give to the poor with anonymous checks (money ac
4.
Serial (1980) as Director
5.
How To Pick Up Girls (1978) as Director
The amusing adventures of an unsophisticated small-town lad who arrives in New York, moves in with his swinging buddy, and surprisingly becomes an authority on the ways and wiles of women as he enters the world of big-time girl-chasing. The star here is not Desi Arnaz, Jr. but Fred McCarren, despite
6.
Roll, Freddy, Roll! (1974) as Director
A mild-mannered computer programmer lives on roller skates for seven days to compete for attention with his son's stepfather and to win a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Cast (feature film)

7.
Water (1986) as Television Director

Writer (feature film)

8.
Water (1986) as From Story ("Cascaran National Anthem" "Listen To My Song" "Black Gold" "Protest")
9.
Water (1986) as Screenwriter
10.
Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! (1983) as Screenwriter
Ex-high school football coach becomes a house-husband while his wife goes off to work in this comedy that pre-dated the similarly plotted theatrical movie "Mr. Mom" by nearly six months.
11.
How To Pick Up Girls (1978) as Screenwriter
The amusing adventures of an unsophisticated small-town lad who arrives in New York, moves in with his swinging buddy, and surprisingly becomes an authority on the ways and wiles of women as he enters the world of big-time girl-chasing. The star here is not Desi Arnaz, Jr. but Fred McCarren, despite
12.
Roll, Freddy, Roll! (1974) as Screenwriter
A mild-mannered computer programmer lives on roller skates for seven days to compete for attention with his son's stepfather and to win a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
13.
Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1972) as Screenwriter
An adaptation for television of the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The story of Sheridan Whiteside, an irascible and insulting character who comes to a home for dinner, breaks his hip -- and drives everyone batty while nursing himself back to health.

Producer (feature film)

14.
Roll, Freddy, Roll! (1974) as Producer
A mild-mannered computer programmer lives on roller skates for seven days to compete for attention with his son's stepfather and to win a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
15.
Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1972) as Producer
An adaptation for television of the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The story of Sheridan Whiteside, an irascible and insulting character who comes to a home for dinner, breaks his hip -- and drives everyone batty while nursing himself back to health.

Director (special)

16.
News at Twelve (1991) as Creator
A comedy pilot for an unsold NBC series. Explores the world of a twelve-year-old boy who brings us his life via a newscast he delivers from a makeshift studio in his bedroom.
17.
Not in Front of the Kids (1984) as Director
A pilot, set in California, about Ben and Millie Rosen, a middle-aged couple who are temporarily caring for their grandchildren, Amy and Jimmy, while their parents are away. The story depicts the comic events that occur as the older and younger generations attempt to adjust to each other.
18.
Sutters Bay (1983) as Director
The story, set in the town of Sutters Bay, depicts comical incidents in the lives of some of its citizens. The pilot episode relates a somewhat serious matter when Emma Frye, the school teacher, protests being fired because she is single -- and pregnant.
19.
Johnny Garage (1983) as Director
The misadventures of Johnny Antonizzio (nicknamed "Johnny Garage"), the owner of a financially troubled gas station in Queens, New York. The pilot episode depicts Johnny's efforts to raise the money he needs to pay his long overdue rent.
20.
Comedy of Horrors (1981) as Director
The story is set at Beacon House, a small honeymoon hotel hexed by a haunt, which is located along a scenic but desolate stretch of the North Carolina coast. People whose pasts are tainted with evil will not find Beacon House a peaceful shelter; only the innocent and pure of heart will find safety.
21.
Rise and Shine (1981) as Director
The story, set at Buckminister's Co-ed Boarding School, follows the adventures of a group of students: Andy Cooper, a free-spirited, born leader; Richard Moore, the rukus-making hustler; Joel Beidermeyer, the student obsessed with sex; and Chris Dobbs, the student who steals to get attention. In the
22.
Love at First Sight (1980) as Director
The problems of a not-so-typical marriage are seen through the experiences of Karen Alexander, a housewife, and her blind husband, Jonathan, a jingles writer for the Fame Advertising agency in New York City. In the first of two unsold pilots, Jonathan prepares to meet Karen's parents for the first t
23.
My Wife Next Door (1980) as Director
The story of Lisa Pallick, a television commercials producer, and Paul Gilmore, her ex-husband, a big league ballplayer, and their misadventures when, after accidentially renting adjoining apartments in San Francisco, they again become sparring partners. In the pilot episode, Lisa and Paul discover
24.
Single Life, The (1980) as Director
The story, set in New York City, follows the life of Barrie Shepherd, a beautiful writer for "The Single Life," a lonely-hearts column for "Manhattanite" magazine.
25.
Semi-Tough (1980) as Director
The comic adventures of Billy Clyde Puckett and Marvin "Shake" Tiller, two womanizing pro football players for the seldom-winning New York Bulls.
26.
Me and Ducky (1979) as Director
Pilot episode for a proposed series about the lives of Carol Munday and Cidra "Ducky" Hopnagel, two glamorous teenage girls attending "San Francisco High School."
27.
Big City Boys (1978) as Director
The story of Harry Buckman, a public relations man and a disorganized free spirit who shuns responsiblity. He suddenly finds his life changed when his sister and brother-in-law are sentenced to one-to-three year sentences for tax evasion, and their son Peter is sent to live with him. The pilot episo
28.
How to Survive the '70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness (1978) as Director
A music and comedy special on the subject of "how to survive the '70s" (whatever that means).
29.
Almost Heaven (1978) as Director
The misadventures of a group of deceased souls who are relegated to the Heavenly Crisis and Conscience Center, a layover stop between Heaven and Earth where they must remain until they earn blessedness by performing good deeds among the living. The pilot episode tells the story of Dave Leland, an au
30.
Husbands and Wives (1977) as Director
The story, set in California, relates incidents in the lives of five married couples of diverse backgrounds.
31.
Alan King's Final Warning (1977) as Director
A series of comedy sketches about surviving the 1970s.
32.
Big Eddie (1975) as Director
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The story of "Big Eddie" Smith, a Runyonesque character from Broadway's glorious past who has renounced his past life as a gambler to run a mostly-legitimate rental outfit in Manhattan. In the pilot episode, Eddie calls on his old underworld connectio
33.
My Wife Next Door (1975) as Director
The story of Suzy and George Bassett, a newly separated young couple awaiting a divorce settlement who become sparring partners again when they inadvertently rent neighboring apartments.
34.
Bobby Parker and Company (1974) as Director
The story of the somewhat self-obsessed Bobby Parker, as seen through his eyes only. The other characters are only significant insofar as they have some relation to Bobby, and in fact are only referred to as, for instance, "Bobby's wife," or "Bobby's mother," etc. Bobby thinks of these intrusive fig
35.
Boys, The (1974) as Director
The adventures of comedy writers Eddie Ryan and Harry Rufkin. The pilot episode finds Eddie contemplating remarriage, in spite of his feeling that his life is still being run by his bossy ex-wife, Cassie.
36.
Ted Bessell Show, The (1973) as Director
The misadventures of Ted Harper, a married magazine editor who is sorely tempted by all the girls in his office. In the pilot episode, Ted runs into trouble when he suggests to his home-loving wife that there should be more freedom in their marriage.

Cast (special)

37.
Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) as Interviewee
Documentary which focuses on critically acclaimed and beloved television shows that were cancelled before they had a chance to blossom on the air.
38.
That Girl (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary about the television series "That Girl," which premiered in 1966 on ABC.

Writer (special)

39.
News at Twelve (1991) as Writer
A comedy pilot for an unsold NBC series. Explores the world of a twelve-year-old boy who brings us his life via a newscast he delivers from a makeshift studio in his bedroom.
40.
How to Survive the '70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness (1978) as Writer
A music and comedy special on the subject of "how to survive the '70s" (whatever that means).
41.
Alan King's Final Warning (1977) as Writer
A series of comedy sketches about surviving the 1970s.
42.
Fabulous Funnies, The (1976) as Writer
A salute to the comic strips of American newspapers.
43.
Confessions of Dick Van Dyke, The (1975) as Writer
A lighthearted look at the funny side of fear through music and comedy sketches.
44.
My Wife Next Door (1975) as Writer
The story of Suzy and George Bassett, a newly separated young couple awaiting a divorce settlement who become sparring partners again when they inadvertently rent neighboring apartments.
45.
Big Eddie (1975) as Writer
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The story of "Big Eddie" Smith, a Runyonesque character from Broadway's glorious past who has renounced his past life as a gambler to run a mostly-legitimate rental outfit in Manhattan. In the pilot episode, Eddie calls on his old underworld connectio
46.
Boys, The (1974) as Writer
The adventures of comedy writers Eddie Ryan and Harry Rufkin. The pilot episode finds Eddie contemplating remarriage, in spite of his feeling that his life is still being run by his bossy ex-wife, Cassie.
47.
Bobby Parker and Company (1974) as Writer
The story of the somewhat self-obsessed Bobby Parker, as seen through his eyes only. The other characters are only significant insofar as they have some relation to Bobby, and in fact are only referred to as, for instance, "Bobby's wife," or "Bobby's mother," etc. Bobby thinks of these intrusive fig
48.
Funny Side, The (1971) as Writer
The pilot episode for the series of the same title. The program explores the funny side of everyday life as seen through the eyes of five couples.
49.
First Nine Months Are the Hardest, The (1971) as Writer
A warm-hearted look at pregnancy as seen through the eyes of three show business couples as they endure the long wait.
50.
Think Pretty (1964) as From Story
The story of Fred Adams, a former dancer who is now the owner of a record company, and his efforts to sign comedian Mickey Marshall as a client--despite the fact that his rival, Tony Franklin, is seeking the same man for her record company.

Producer (special)

51.
News at Twelve (1991) as Executive Producer
A comedy pilot for an unsold NBC series. Explores the world of a twelve-year-old boy who brings us his life via a newscast he delivers from a makeshift studio in his bedroom.
52.
How to Survive the '70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness (1978) as Producer
A music and comedy special on the subject of "how to survive the '70s" (whatever that means).
53.
Confessions of Dick Van Dyke, The (1975) as Producer
A lighthearted look at the funny side of fear through music and comedy sketches.
54.
Big Eddie (1975) as Producer
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The story of "Big Eddie" Smith, a Runyonesque character from Broadway's glorious past who has renounced his past life as a gambler to run a mostly-legitimate rental outfit in Manhattan. In the pilot episode, Eddie calls on his old underworld connectio
55.
My Wife Next Door (1975) as Producer
The story of Suzy and George Bassett, a newly separated young couple awaiting a divorce settlement who become sparring partners again when they inadvertently rent neighboring apartments.
56.
Boys, The (1974) as Producer
The adventures of comedy writers Eddie Ryan and Harry Rufkin. The pilot episode finds Eddie contemplating remarriage, in spite of his feeling that his life is still being run by his bossy ex-wife, Cassie.
57.
Bobby Parker and Company (1974) as Producer
The story of the somewhat self-obsessed Bobby Parker, as seen through his eyes only. The other characters are only significant insofar as they have some relation to Bobby, and in fact are only referred to as, for instance, "Bobby's wife," or "Bobby's mother," etc. Bobby thinks of these intrusive fig
58.
First Nine Months Are the Hardest, The (1971) as Producer
A warm-hearted look at pregnancy as seen through the eyes of three show business couples as they endure the long wait.
59.
Funny Side, The (1971) as Producer
The pilot episode for the series of the same title. The program explores the funny side of everyday life as seen through the eyes of five couples.

Music (special)

60.
Johnny Garage (1983) as Theme Music ("Johnny Garage")
The misadventures of Johnny Antonizzio (nicknamed "Johnny Garage"), the owner of a financially troubled gas station in Queens, New York. The pilot episode depicts Johnny's efforts to raise the money he needs to pay his long overdue rent.

Misc. Crew (special)

61.
News at Twelve (1991) as Development
A comedy pilot for an unsold NBC series. Explores the world of a twelve-year-old boy who brings us his life via a newscast he delivers from a makeshift studio in his bedroom.

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