Fred Silverman

Producer, Writer, Executive

Producer, Writer, Executive


Fred Silverman was born in 1937, and quickly grew up into the television business. After starting out in the mail-room of ABC-TV in the late 1950s, he rose to director of program development at WGN-TV, Chicago in the early '60s. One day, he abandoned his car during a snowstorm and boarded a plane for New York, where he gained a position as head of...
Birth date
1937-09-13
Death date
2020-01-30
Awards
3 wins.

Known For


CBS Summer Playhouse
CBS Summer Playhouse
Producer (1987)
Diagnosis Murder
Diagnosis Murder
Producer (1993-2001)
The Mighty Orbots
The Mighty Orbots
Producer (1984)
Meatballs and Spaghetti
Meatballs and Spaghetti
Producer (1982)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ProducerDrive Time Murders
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2006
ProducerRecipe for Murder
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2002
ProducerDiagnosis Murder: Without Warning
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2002
ProducerDiagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2002
ProducerMurder Among Friends
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2001
ProducerDiagnosis Murder
(TV Series) (executive producer - 178 episodes) - The Blair Nurse Project (2001) ... (executive producer) - On the Beach (2001) ... (executive producer) - Deja Vous (2001) ... (executive producer) - No Good Deed (2001) ... (executive producer) - The Red's Shoes (2001) ... (executive producer) Show all 178 episodes
1993-2001
ProducerTwenty One
(TV Series) (executive producer)
2000
ProducerBone Chillers
(TV Series) (producer)
1996
ProducerBedtime
(TV Series) (executive producer)
1996
ProducerKilling Friends - Zerstörerische Freundschaft
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1996
ProducerSpecial Report: Journey to Mars
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1996
ProducerGramps
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1995
ProducerIn the Heat of the Night
(TV Series) (executive producer - 146 episodes) - Grow Old Along with Me (1995) ... (executive producer) - By Duty Bound (1995) ... (executive producer) - Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) ... (executive producer) - A Matter of Justice (1994) ... (executive producer) - Give Me Your Life: Part 2 (1994) ... (executive producer) Show all 146 episodes
1988-1995
ProducerMatlock
(TV Series) (executive producer - 181 episodes) - The Scam (1995) ... (executive producer) - The Heist (1995) ... (executive producer) - The Assault (1995) ... (executive producer) - The Target (1995) ... (executive producer) - The Deadly Dose (1995) ... (executive producer) Show all 181 episodes
1986-1995
ProducerA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1994
ProducerA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1994
ProducerA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1993
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1993
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1993
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1993
ProducerA Twist of the Knife
(TV Movie) (producer)
1993
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1992
ProducerJake and the Fatman
(TV Series) (executive producer - 103 episodes) - Mickey Daytona (1992) ... (executive producer) - Nightmare (1992) ... (executive producer) - Ain't Misbehavin' (1992) ... (executive producer) - All Through the Night (1992) ... (executive producer) - I Can't Believe I'm Losing You (1992) ... (executive producer) Show all 103 episodes
1987-1992
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1992
ProducerDiagnosis Murder: The House on Sycamore Street
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1992
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1992
ProducerDiagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1992
ProducerPerfect Crimes
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1991
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1991
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1991
ProducerFather Dowling Mysteries
(TV Series) (executive producer - 43 episodes) - The Consulting Detective Mystery (1991) ... (executive producer) - The Malibu Mystery (1991) ... (executive producer) - The Hardboiled Mystery (1991) ... (executive producer) - The Monkey Business Mystery (1991) ... (executive producer) - The Mummy's Curse Mystery (1991) ... (executive producer) Show all 43 episodes
1989-1991
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1991
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1991
ProducerPiggsburg Pigs!
(TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes) - A Beast for Rembrandt ... (executive producer) - Raid on the Forbidden Zone ... (executive producer) - Nightmare Wish ... (executive producer) - Day of the Creeping Fog ... (executive producer) - Case of the Troublesome Monster ... (executive producer) Show all 12 episodes
1990
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1990
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1990
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1990
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1990
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1989
ProducerOne of the Boys
(TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) - The Meeting (1989) ... (executive producer)
1989
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1989
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1989
ProducerShe Knows Too Much
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1989
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1988
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1988
ProducerFatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1987
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1987
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1987
ProducerCBS Summer Playhouse
(TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) - The Time of Their Lives (1987) ... (executive producer)
1987
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1987
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1987
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1986
ProducerPerry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1986
ProducerMorningstar/Eveningstar
(TV Series) (executive producer)
1986
ProducerThe Magical World of Disney
(TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) - 2 1/2 Dads (1986) ... (executive producer)
1986
ProducerPerry Mason Returns
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1985
ProducerThe Mighty Orbots
(TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes) - The Invasion of the Shadow Star (1984) ... (executive producer) - Operation Eclipse (1984) ... (executive producer) - A Tale of Two Thieves (1984) ... (executive producer) - The Cosmic Circus (1984) ... (executive producer) - Leviathan (1984) ... (executive producer) Show all 13 episodes
1984
ProducerThe Love Report
(TV Series) (executive producer)
1984
ProducerThicke of the Night
(TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes) - Episode dated 2 May 1984 (1984) ... (executive producer) - Episode dated 17 January 1984 (1984) ... (executive producer) - Episode dated 30 November 1983 (1983) ... (executive producer) - Episode dated 21 October 1983 (1983) ... (executive producer) - Episode dated 29 September 1983 (1983) ... (executive producer) Show all 19 episodes
1983-1984
ProducerGreat Day
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1983
ProducerMeatballs and Spaghetti
(TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes) - A Christmas Tale (1982) ... (executive producer) - Foreign Legion Air-Heads (1982) ... (executive producer) - Going to the Dogs (1982) ... (executive producer) - Come Back Little Woofer (1982) ... (executive producer) - Space Aliens (1982) ... (executive producer) Show all 13 episodes
1982
ProducerFarrell for the People
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1982
ProducerPandamonium
(TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) - The Beginning (1982) ... (executive producer)
1982
ProducerSupertrain
(TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes) - Where Have You Been Billy Boy (1979) ... (executive producer) - The Green Girl (1979) ... (executive producer) - A Very Formal Heist (1979) ... (executive producer) - Superstar (1979) ... (executive producer) - Pirouette (1979) ... (executive producer) Show all 9 episodes
1979
ProducerZim Bomba
(TV Series) (executive producer)
1962
RoleTitleYear
WriterScooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold
(based on characters created by - uncredited)
2018
WriterMeatballs and Spaghetti
(TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes) - A Christmas Tale (1982) ... (creator) - Foreign Legion Air-Heads (1982) ... (creator) - Going to the Dogs (1982) ... (creator) - Come Back Little Woofer (1982) ... (creator) - Space Aliens (1982) ... (creator) Show all 13 episodes
1982
WriterPandamonium
(TV Series) (creator - 1 episode) - The Beginning (1982) ... (creator)
1982
RoleTitleYear
ThanksYoung Sheldon
(TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode) - Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains (2020) ... (in memory of)
2020
ThanksWe Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2008
RoleTitleYear
SelfDancing with the Stars
(TV Series) Self - ABC Executive - Most Memorable Year (2015) ... Self - ABC Executive
2015
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfIl était une fois...
(TV Series documentary) Self - Interviewee - Les destins brisés (2011) ... Self - Interviewee
2011
SelfThe Battle for Late Night
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2010
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Diff'rent Strokes (2009) ... Self - Three's Company (2009) ... Self - Laverne & Shirley (2005) ... Self - Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face (2000) ... Self
2000-2009
SelfA Christmas Miracle: The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas
(Video documentary short) Self - Former CBS Programming Executive
2008
SelfWe Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown
(Video documentary short) Self - Former CBS Programming Executive
2008
SelfGoolians: A Docu-Comedy
(Video documentary) Self
2006
SelfSquare Off
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.9 (2006) ... Self
2006
SelfHeadline News
(TV Series) Self - University of Southern California Showbiz Degree (2004) ... Self
2004
SelfE! True Hollywood Story
(TV Series documentary) Self - Gimme a Break (2003) ... Self
2003
SelfStill Cher
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2002
SelfTVography: Happy Days
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2001
SelfThe Interviews: An Oral History of Television
(TV Series) Self - Fred Silverman (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfInside TV Land
(TV Series) Self - Inside TV Land: The Dick Van Dyke Show (2000) ... Self
2000
Self60 Minutes
(TV Series documentary) Self - Head of Programming, ABC (segment "David L. Wolper") - The Blue Wall of Silence/TB/David L. Wolper (1999) ... Self - Head of Programming, ABC (segment "David L. Wolper")
1999
SelfBehind the Music
(TV Series documentary) Self - Cher (1999) ... Self - Tony Orlando (1998) ... Self
1998-1999
SelfThe 14th TV Academy Hall of Fame
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1999
SelfNY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1998
SelfCBS: The First 50 Years
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1998
SelfThe New Hollywood Squares
(TV Series) Self - Panelist - Episode dated 2 January 1989 (1989) ... Self - Panelist
1989
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series) Self - Susan Anton (1984) ... Self
1984
SelfDon't Touch That Dial
Self
1982
SelfBob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special
(TV Special) Self
1981
SelfThe Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Johnny Carson
(TV Special) Self
1979
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageCBS News Sunday Morning
(TV Series) Self - 12-27-2020 (2020) ... Self
2020
Archive footageBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Love Boat (2001) ... Self
2001