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William Blinn

Mostly Credited As: William Blinn
Birth Name: William Blinn
Date Of Birth: 1937
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio

William Blinn


Wlliam Blinn, author of approximately 125 hours of prime-time television, has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Emmys for "Roots" and "Brian's Song." He has created or produced a score of series: "Starsky and Hutch." "The New Land." "The Rookies," "Eight is Enough," "The Interns," "Here Come The Brides" and "Hunter." (Blinn also developed "Roots" for television.)

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 29th Annual Emmy Awards 29x01: (Sep/11/1977) As Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (for 'Roots': episode 'Part II') 
  The 24th Annual Emmy Awards 24x01: (May/06/1972) As Winner: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation (for 'Brian's Song') 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Here Come the Brides (1968)• Story Consultant
The Interns (1970)• Developer
The New Land (1974)• Producer
Aaron's Way (1988)• Executive Producer
American Dream (1981)• Executive Producer
Eight is Enough (1977)• Developer
Fame (1982) (1982)• Executive Producer (1982-1983)
Our House (US) (1986)• Executive Producer
Shane (US) (1966)• Story Consultant
Starsky & Hutch (1975)• Creator
The Rookies (1972)• Developer
• Producer (1972-1974)
Hunter (1977) (1977)• Creator
The Lazarus Syndrome (1979)• Executive Producer
• Creator
The Boys of Twilight (1992)• Creator
The Mackenzies of Paradise Cove (1979)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Yesterday, Upon the Stair... (1) 01x01 Sep/15/1997 As: Writer
Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Boys Next Door 45x02 Feb/04/1996 As: Writer
Aaron's Way (1988) (Credited in 10 episodes from this show) 
 
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Strong Foundations 01x11 May/11/1988 As: Writer
Man and Boy at the Crossing 01x09 Apr/27/1988 As: Writer
The Men Will Cheer and the Boys Will Shout 01x08 Apr/20/1988 As: Writer
High Note 01x07 Apr/13/1988 As: Writer
Patches of Light 01x06 Apr/06/1988 As: Writer
Our House (US) (1986) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Past Tense, Future Tense (1) 01x18 Feb/08/1987 As: Writer
The 100 Year Old Weekend 01x17 Feb/01/1987 As: Writer
Small Steps up a Small Mountain 01x07 Oct/19/1986 As: Writer
That Lonesome Old Caboose 01x04 Sep/28/1986 As: Writer
Bridges to Cross (1986) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
A Theory of Dark Thunder 01x04 May/15/1986 As: Writer
Yesterday, Upon the Stair 01x02 May/01/1986 As: Writer
Take a Cup of Kindness 01x01 Apr/24/1986 As: Writer
Fame (1982) (1982) (Credited in 10 episodes from this show) 
 
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Knockout 03x05 Nov/07/1983 As: Writer
Gonna Learn How to Fly (2) 03x02 Oct/17/1983 As: Writer
Gonna Learn How to Fly (1) 03x01 Oct/10/1983 As: Writer
Not in Kansas Anymore 02x19 Feb/24/1983 As: Story, Teleplay
Class Act 02x04 Oct/21/1982 As: Writer
American Dream (1981) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Casey's Romance 01x03 May/06/1981 As: Teleplay
Crossing Patterns 01x02 Apr/27/1981 As: Writer
A Blessing from Berlowitz 01x06 Unaired As: Writer
The Lazarus Syndrome (1979) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Pilot 01x01 Sep/04/1979 As: Writer
Eight is Enough (1977) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Gipper Caper 01x09 Aug/10/1977 As: Writer
Never Try Eating Nectarines Since Juice May Dispense 01x01 Mar/15/1977 As: Writer
Hunter (1977) (1977) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Bluebird is Back 01x01 Feb/18/1977 As: Writer
Roots (US) (1977) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
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Part VIII 01x08 Jan/30/1977 As: Writer
Part VI 01x06 Jan/28/1977 As: Writer
Part IV 01x04 Jan/26/1977 As: Writer
Part II 01x02 Jan/24/1977 As: Writer
Part I 01x01 Jan/23/1977 As: Writer
Starsky & Hutch (1975) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Starsky and Hutch 01x?? Apr/30/1975 As: Writer
The Rookies (1972) (Credited in 9 episodes from this show) 
 
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Rolling Thunder 02x21 Feb/25/1974 As: Writer
Prayers Unanswered, Prayers Unheard 02x10 Nov/12/1973 As: Writer
Cry Wolf 02x06 Oct/15/1973 As: Writer
Cauldron 02x01 Sep/10/1973 As: Writer
A Farewell Tree from Marly 01x22 Mar/05/1973 As: Writer
Gunsmoke (1955) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Lijah 17x09 Nov/08/1971 As: Writer
The Money Store 14x14 Dec/30/1968 As: Writer
Wonder 13x14 Dec/18/1967 As: Story, Teleplay
The Interns (1970) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Casualty 01x19 Feb/19/1971 As: Writer
Miss Knock-A-Bout 01x06 Oct/23/1970 As: Writer
The Death Wish 01x02 Sep/25/1970 As: Writer
The Quality of Mercy 01x01 Sep/18/1970 As: Writer
Here Come the Brides (1968) (Credited in 6 episodes from this show) 
 
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A Far Cry From Yesterday 02x01 Sep/26/1969 As: Writer
The Deadly Trade 01x26 Apr/16/1969 As: Writer
Democracy Inaction 01x17 Feb/05/1969 As: Writer
After A Dream Comes Mourning 01x12 Jan/01/1969 As: Writer
A Christmas Place 01x11 Dec/18/1968 As: Writer
The High Chaparral (1967) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
A Joyful Noise 01x27 Mar/24/1968 As: Writer
The Invaders (1967) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Vise 02x22 Feb/20/1968 As: Story, Teleplay
Custer (1967) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Spirit Woman 01x14 Dec/13/1967 As: Writer
The Big Valley (1965) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Plunder! 02x25 Mar/13/1967 As: Writer
Shane (US) (1966) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
A Man'd Be Proud 01x17 Dec/31/1966 As: Writer
A Long Night of Mourning 01x13 Dec/03/1966 As: Teleplay
High Road To Viator 01x10 Nov/12/1966 As: Writer
Day of the Hawk 01x07 Oct/22/1966 As: Writer
Bonanza (1959) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
The Unwritten Commandment 07x28 Apr/10/1966 As: Writer
All Ye His Saints 07x14 Dec/19/1965 As: Writer
A Natural Wizard 07x13 Dec/12/1965 As: Writer
The Debt 07x01 Sep/12/1965 As: Writer
My Favorite Martian (1963) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
A Nose for News 01x36 Jun/21/1964 As: Writer
The Man on the Couch 01x06 Nov/03/1963 As: Writer
Laramie (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Beyond Justice 04x09 Nov/27/1962 As: Writer
Rawhide (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Incident of the Portrait 05x02 Oct/05/1962 As: Writer
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