Brandon Tartikoff

Writer, Producer, Actor

Writer, Producer, Actor


Brandon Tartikoff was a graduate of Yale University, and started his career out at WLS-TV in Chicago. He switched jobs to ABC in New York in the mid-1970s, and moved to NBC in 1977 where he became a programming executive hired by Dick Ebersol. Tartikoff took over programming duties from Fred Silverman in 1980. In 1982, Tartikoff had a second ...
Birth date
1949-01-13
Death date
1997-08-27
Awards
1 win & 2 nominations.

Known For


Beggars and Choosers
Beggars and Choosers
Writer (1999-2000)
Night Stand
Night Stand
Brandon (1996)
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack
Writer (1990)
OP Center
OP Center
Producer (1995)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterBeggars and Choosers
(TV Series) (creator - 22 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (created by - 1 episode, 2000) - Hello, Dalai! (2000) ... (creator) - The Cherry Orchard: Part 2 (2000) ... (creator) - Disinformed Sources (2000) ... (creator) - Fasten Your Seatbelts (2000) ... (creator) - Death in Malibu (2000) ... (creator) Show all 23 episodes
WriterMonterey Jack
(TV Movie) (creator)
1990
RoleTitleYear
ProducerBlade Squad
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1998
ProducerTribe TV
(TV Short) (consulting producer)
1997
ProducerThe Mark Walberg Show
(TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes) - Hidden Talents (1996) ... (executive producer) - Solving Arriving (1995) ... (executive producer)
1995-1996
ProducerThe Best Defense
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1995
ProducerOP Center
(TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
1995
ProducerLast Call
(TV Series) (executive producer)
1994
ProducerXXX's & OOO's
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1994
ProducerThe Steven Banks Show
(TV Series) (executive producer)
1994
ProducerV
(TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - uncredited)
1983
ProducerA Dog's Life
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1979
RoleTitleYear
ActorNight Stand
(TV Series) Brandon - Night Stand Lite (1996) ... Brandon
1996
ActorDave's World
(TV Series) Howard Kramer - Based on a True Story (1996) ... Howard Kramer
1996
ActorCheers
(TV Series) Bar Patron - It's Lonely on the Top (1993) ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
1993
ActorSaved by the Bell
(TV Series) Brandon Tartikoff - No Hope with Dope (1991) ... Brandon Tartikoff
1991
RoleTitleYear
Miscellaneous CrewSecond Noah
(TV Series) (executive consultant)
1996
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThe Smurfs
(special thanks)
2011
ThanksSeinfeld: How It Began
(TV Movie documentary) (for, whose interview we miss...)
2004
ThanksStar Trek: Deep Space Nine
(TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode) - A Time to Stand (1997) ... (in memory of)
1997
ThanksSeinfeld
(TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode) - The Butter Shave (1997) ... (in memory of)
1997
ThanksTapeheads
(thanks)
1988
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self
1997
SelfArli$$
(TV Series) Self - The Client's Best Interest (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfNew Passages
(TV Movie) Self
1996
SelfLate Night with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Al Roker/Brandon Tartikoff/Roshumba (1993) ... Self - Guest
1993
SelfALF
(TV Series) Self - Make 'em Laugh (1990) ... Self
1990
SelfNot Necessarily the News
(TV Series) Self - Inside Entertainment (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfNBC Investigates Bob Hope
(TV Special) Self
1987
SelfThe New Hollywood Squares
(TV Series) Self - Panelist - Episode #2.1 (1987) ... Self - Panelist
1987
SelfNight Court
(TV Series) Self - A Day in the Life (1987) ... Self (as B. Donald Tartikoff)
1987
SelfSaturday Night's Main Event
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.2 (1986) ... Self - Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Self
1985-1986
SelfSaturday Night Live
(TV Series) Self / Self - Host / NBC Page - Madonna/Simple Minds (1985) ... Self (uncredited) - Don Rickles/Billy Idol (1984) ... Self (uncredited) - Brandon Tartikoff/John Cougar Mellencamp (1983) ... Self - Host / NBC Page
1983-1985
SelfBob Hope Buys NBC?
(TV Special) Self
1985
SelfDon't Touch That Dial
Self
1982
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Eighties
(TV Series documentary) Self - President, NBC - Raised on Television (2016) ... Self - President, NBC
2016
Archive footageSaturday Morning: From Toons to Teens
(Video short) Self - Chair of NBC Entertainment (uncredited)
2013
Archive footageSaved by the Bell: It's Alright - Back to the Bell
(Video short) Self - Chairman of NBC Entertainment (uncredited)
2013
Archive footageThe '80s: The Decade That Made Us
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Masters of the Universe (2013) ... Self
2013
Archive footageE! True Hollywood Story
(TV Series documentary) Self - Punky Brewster (2006) ... Self - The Cosby Kids (2001) ... Self
2001-2006
Archive footageThe First of Its Class: From Sitcom to Icon
(Video documentary short) Self (uncredited)
2005
Archive footage20 Years of Must See TV
(TV Special documentary) Self
2002