Donald P. Bellisario

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Donald P. Bellisario
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Birth name Donald Paul Bellisario
Born August 8, 1935 in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania, USA
Notable Shows Quantum Leap
Airwolf
Magnum, P.I.
JAG
NCIS
Awards Edgars: 1 win
Emmys: 6 nominations
Star, Walk of Fame

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Biography

Born on August 8, 1935 in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Donald P. Bellisario has produced or written for some of the most popular television dramas to cross the airwaves over the last 30 years. His writing credits include such popular shows as Kojak and Battlestar Galactica (1978), and his producer/creator credits include Airwolf, Quantum Leap, Magnum, P.I., and most recently, military dramas JAG and NCIS.

Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Magnum, P.I. Desk Clerk 3x22 - Faith and Begorrah April 28, 1983
Quantum Leap Dr. Timothy Mintz 2x11 - A Portrait for Troian December 13, 1989
Quantum Leap 5x22 - Mirror Image May 5, 1993
JAG Himself 3x14 - Father's Day February 3, 1998
JAG Hugh Blackadder 3x24 - To Russia with Love (1) May 19, 1998

Producer

Series Producer

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
Baa Baa Black Sheep 1977–1978 Producer
Battlestar Galactica 1978–1979 Supervising Producer
Magnum, P.I. 1980–1982 Executive Producer
Tales of the Gold Monkey 1982–1983 Executive Producer
Airwolf 1984–1985 Executive Producer
Quantum Leap 1989–1993 Executive Producer
Tequila & Bonetti 1992 Executive Producer
JAG 1995–2005 Executive Producer
First Monday 2002 Executive Producer
NCIS 2003–  Executive Producer

Writer

Series Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
Magnum, P.I. December 11, 1980 Creator
Tales of the Gold Monkey September 22, 1982 Creator
Airwolf January 28, 1984 Creator
Quantum Leap March 26, 1989 Creator
Tequila & Bonetti January 17, 1992 Creator
JAG September 23, 1995 Creator
First Monday January 15, 2002 Co-Creator
NCIS September 23, 2003 Co-Creator

Episode Writer

Series Episode Airdate
Kojak (1973) 5x01 - The Queen of Hearts Is Wild October 2, 1977
Baa Baa Black Sheep 2x13 - A Little Bit of England April 6, 1978

Director

Episode Director

Series Episode Airdate
Baa Baa Black Sheep 2x13 - A Little Bit of England April 6, 1978

Awards and Accolades

  • 1981: Edgar Award, Best Television Episode (Magnum, P.I.)
  • 1982: Emmy Award Nomination, Best Drama Series (Magnum, P.I.)
  • 1983: Emmy Award Nomination, Best Drama Series (Magnum, P.I.)
  • 1984: Emmy Award Nomination, Best Drama Series (Magnum, P.I.)
  • 1990: Emmy Award Nomination, Best Drama Series (Quantum Leap)
  • 1991: Emmy Award Nomination, Best Drama Series (Quantum Leap)
  • 1992: Emmy Award Nomination, Best Drama Series (Quantum Leap)
  • 2004: Star: Walk of Fame, Hollywood