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'''Don Bellisario''' worked as a producer, scriptwriter and director on the original ''[[Battlestar Galactica (TOS)|Battlestar Galactica]]'' television series.  After Galactica, he went on to create [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080240/ Magnum P.I.], [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086662/ Airwolf], [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096684/ Quantum Leap], [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112022/ JAG], and [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364845/ Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service].
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'''Donald Paul Bellisario''' (born 8 August 1935) was a producer, scriptwriter and director on the original ''[[Battlestar Galactica (TOS)|Battlestar Galactica]]'' television series.  After ''Galactica'', he went on to create ''[[w:Magnum P.I.|Magnum P.I.]]'', ''[[w:Airwolf|Airwolf]]'', ''[[w:Quantum Leap|Quantum Leap]]'', ''[[w:JAG|JAG]]'', and ''[[w:Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service|Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service]]''.
  
==Biography==
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Born in [[w:North Charleroi, Pennsylvania|North Charleroi]], Bellisario served as a [[w:United States Marine|United States Marine]] in the 1950s.  Graduating from [[w:Penn State University|Penn State University]] with a Bachelors in Journalism, Bellisario worked for 15 years writing advertisements before relocating to [[w:Hollywood|Hollywood]].  His military career has influenced his television and film work, starting with ''[[w:Baa Baa Black Sheep|Baa Baa Black Sheep]] in the 1970's.  His realistic depiction of military culture is one of his main contributions to ''Galactica''.
 
 
Donald Paul Bellisario was born August 8, 1935 in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania. Bellisario served as a United States Marine in the 1950s.  Graduating from Penn State University with a Bachelors in Journalism, Bellisario worked for 15 years writing advertisements before relocating to Hollywood.  His military career has influenced his television and film work, starting with Baa Baa Black Sheep in the 1970's.  His realistic depiction of military culture is one of his main contributions to Galactica.
 
  
 
== Writer credits for "Battlestar Galactica"==
 
== Writer credits for "Battlestar Galactica"==
  
* [[Lost Planet of the Gods]] (writer)
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* [[Lost Planet of the Gods]]
* [[The Lost Warrior]] (writer)
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* [[The Lost Warrior]]
* [[The Long Patrol]] (writer)
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* [[The Long Patrol]]  
* [[Gun on Ice Planet Zero]] (writer)
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* [[Gun on Ice Planet Zero]]
* [[The Young Lords]] (writer, director)
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* [[The Young Lords]]
* [[The Man With Nine Lives]] (writer, director)
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* [[The Man with Nine Lives]]  
* [[Murder on the Rising Star]] (writer)
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* [[Murder on the Rising Star]]  
* [[Baltar's Escape]] (writer)
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* [[Baltar's Escape]]  
* [[The Hand of God (TOS)|The Hand of God]] (writer, director)
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* [[The Hand of God (TOS)|The Hand of God]]  
  
 
See also: [[:Category:Episodes written by Donald Bellisario]]
 
See also: [[:Category:Episodes written by Donald Bellisario]]
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== Director credits for "Battlestar GAlactica" ==
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* [[The Young Lords]]
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* [[The Man with Nine Lives]]
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* [[The Hand of God (TOS)|The Hand of God]]
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See also: [[:Category:Episodes directed by Donald Bellisario]]
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
  
*Bellisario was responsible for naming the [[Borellian Nomen]]. ([[Sciography]])
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*Bellisario was responsible for naming the [[Borellian Nomen]] ([[Sciography]]).
  
== External Links ==
 
[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0069074/ Donald Bellisario at IMDb]
 
 
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Revision as of 20:29, 25 December 2006

Don Bellisario
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Role: Producer
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Donald Paul Bellisario (born 8 August 1935) was a producer, scriptwriter and director on the original Battlestar Galactica television series. After Galactica, he went on to create Magnum P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Born in North Charleroi, Bellisario served as a United States Marine in the 1950s. Graduating from Penn State University with a Bachelors in Journalism, Bellisario worked for 15 years writing advertisements before relocating to Hollywood. His military career has influenced his television and film work, starting with Baa Baa Black Sheep in the 1970's. His realistic depiction of military culture is one of his main contributions to Galactica.

Writer credits for "Battlestar Galactica"

See also: Category:Episodes written by Donald Bellisario

Director credits for "Battlestar GAlactica"

See also: Category:Episodes directed by Donald Bellisario

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