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Donald Bellisario

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Bellisario at Leap Con, 1993

Source: nndb.com

Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American television producer and screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Magnum, P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and NCIS. He has often included military veterans as characters.

Fact file

  • Born: Donald Paul Bellisario August 8, 1935 (age 80) Cokeburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Alma mater: Pennsylvania State University
  • Occupation: Television producer, screenwriter
  • Known for: Magnum, P.I., Tales of the Gold Monkey, Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, NCIS
  • Spouse(s): Margaret Schaffran (1956-1974; divorced) Lynn Halpern (1979-1984; divorced) Deborah Pratt (1984-1991; divorced) Vivienne Bellisario (1998-present)
  • Children: Joy Bellisario-Jenkins (b. 1956) Leslie Bellisario-Ingham (b. 1961) David Bellisario Julie Bellisario Watson Michael Bellisario (b. 1980) Troian Bellisario (b. 1985) Nicholas Bellisario Sean Murray (stepson) Chad W. Murray (stepson)

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In the news

CBS Settles Lawsuit With 'NCIS' Creator (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter, 2013-01-18 17:29:51
Donald Bellisario claimed he was owed millions of dollars from 'NCIS: Los Angeles' because the series was a spin-off and he wasn't allowed to participate.read more

Judge Allows CBS to Investigate 'NCIS' Creator's Brain Condition as Trial Looms
Hollywood Reporter, 2012-12-11 18:37:27
A trial will happen in early February over whether "NCIS: Los Angeles" is a spinoff and Donald Bellisario has been cheated out of tens of millions of dollars.read more

CBS Wins Dismissal of Key Part of 'NCIS' Spinoff Lawsuit (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter, 2011-08-09 09:17:21
Matthew Belloni JAG and NCIS creator Donald Bellisario is suing over profits from the spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles.read more

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