Donald Bellisario


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Birth Name: Donald Bellisario
Born: 08/08/1935
Birth Place: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, USA

Bellisario served as a staff writer on Larson's "Switch", a fast-moving show starring Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner as an ex-cop and a con man who form a detective agency. He went on to collaborate with Larson on "Battlestar Galactica", an amiable "Star Wars" knock-off, and on the creation of "Magnum, P.I." Another major force in Bellisario's career was producer-writer Stephen J. Cannell, with whom he collaborated on "The Rockford Files", "Baa Baa Black Sheep" (later known as "The Black Sheep Squadron"), a WWII aviation adventure starring Robert Conrad, and the short-lived but highly acclaimed "Stone" which starred Dennis Weaver as a cop-cum-mystery writer.

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