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Barry Oringer

Mostly Credited As: Barry Oringer
Birth Name: Barry Oringer
Date Of Birth: December 03, 1935 (Age 78)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: USA

Barry Oringer


Barry Oringer is one of the most successful television writers. Yet he has no money, no car, no home, no insurance. His net worth, he says proudly, is zero. This is the way he wants it. He is a member of the Synanon community. Synanon — that name may ring a bell. It is noted as a place where drug users come for help. And that is its main mission. But there are some — like Oringer — who are Synanon members out of choice, not out of need. He is, he says, "a square," meaning he has never been on drugs. He prefers Synanon's life style, which is roughly like an Israeli kibbutz, to life on the outside. He has written many scripts for TV series—he did, he thinks, 18 Ben Caseys, and he has written for The Virginian, The Young Lawyers, The Interns and a few movies-of-the-week. Now he writes what he pleases, when he pleases. (A script of his, "Dancy," which involves Synanon, is on CBS' The Interns. He gets paid well for his work. When he receives a check, he endorses it over to Synanon. The community gives him a place to live, a place to work and whatever he needs. If he wants a car, he uses one of Synanon's fleet. There are others like him at Synanon. In fact, he says that both his lawyer and his accountant are Synanon members — the lawyer preceded him, the accountant followed him. He has been at Synanon about 10 years. A few years
after he joined, he fell in love with a girl there. She had been on heroin for 10 years. They are married now, and they have two daughters.
source: Newspaper Enterprise Assn.

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Westside Medical (1977)• Creator

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Hotel (1983) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Flashback 01x06 Nov/09/1983 As: Writer
Pilot (2)   Aug/21/1982 As: Writer
Pilot (1)   Aug/21/1982 As: Writer
Westside Medical (1977) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
My Physician, My Friend (2) (aka Covenant) 01x10 Aug/18/1977 As: Writer
My Physician, My Friend (1) (aka Covenant) 01x09 Aug/11/1977 As: Writer
Barnaby Jones (1973) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
The Alpha-Bravo War 04x06 Oct/24/1975 As: Story
Trap Play 03x14 Jan/07/1975 As: Writer
Day of the Viper 02x04 Oct/07/1973 As: Writer
Medical Center (US) (1969) (Credited in 15 episodes from this show) 
 
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Torment 07x03 Sep/22/1975 As: Writer
Survivors 06x21 Mar/03/1975 As: Writer
The Faces of Peril 06x03 Sep/23/1974 As: Writer
Hexed 05x23 Apr/01/1974 As: Writer
Spectre 05x19 Feb/25/1974 As: Writer
Doctors' Hospital (1975) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Point of Maximum Pressure 01x01 Sep/10/1975 As: Writer
The Manhunter (1974) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Lodester Ambush 01x12 Dec/04/1974 As: Writer
Planet of the Apes (1974) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Surgeon 01x07 Oct/25/1974 As: Writer
The F.B.I. (1965) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Bought Jury 09x11 Dec/16/1973 As: Writer
The Butcher 04x11 Dec/08/1968 As: Writer
Swiss Family Robinson (CA) (1973) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Return from Paradise 01x13 Dec/06/1973 As: Writer
The Interns (1970) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Dancy 01x12 Dec/18/1970 As: Writer
The Name of the Game (1968) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Brass Ring 02x15 Jan/09/1970 As: Writer
Mannix (1967) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
A Question of Midnight 03x05 Oct/25/1969 As: Writer
Delayed Reaction 01x22 Mar/02/1968 As: Writer
Warning: Live Blueberries 01x07 Oct/28/1967 As: Teleplay
The Many Deaths of Saint Christopher 01x04 Oct/07/1967 As: Writer
Lancer (1968) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Camp Juniper 01x21 Mar/11/1969 As: Writer
Judd for the Defense (1967) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
A Swim With Sharks 02x12 Dec/13/1968 As: Writer
The Invaders (1967) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Inquisition 02x26 Mar/26/1968 As: Writer
The Believers 02x14 Dec/05/1967 As: Writer
I Spy (US) (1965) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
The Medarra Block 03x04 Oct/02/1967 As: Writer
Blackout 02x24 Mar/08/1967 As: Writer
One of Our Bombs is Missing 02x10 Nov/16/1966 As: Writer
A Gift from Alexander 02x05 Oct/12/1966 As: Writer
The Fugitive (1963) (1963) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
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The Shattered Silence 04x28 Apr/11/1967 As: Writer
Death of a Very Small Killer 04x25 Mar/21/1967 As: Writer
Passage to Helena 04x23 Mar/07/1967 As: Writer
Run the Man Down 04x15 Jan/03/1967 As: Teleplay
The Last Oasis 04x01 Sep/13/1966 As: Writer
The Felony Squad (1966) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Breakout 01x22 Feb/06/1967 As: Writer
Ben Casey (1961) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
 
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Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes, Here Comes the Cold Wind of Truth 05x25 Mar/14/1966 As: Writer
For San Diego, You Need a Different Bus 05x18 Jan/17/1966 As: Writer
Why Did the Day Go Backwards? 05x13 Dec/06/1965 As: Writer
The Importance of Being 65937 05x10 Nov/15/1965 As: Writer
No More, Cried the Rooster—There Will Be Truth 05x09 Nov/08/1965 As: Teleplay
The Virginian (1962) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Morgan Starr 04x21 Feb/09/1966 As: Writer
Slattery's People (1964) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Question: Whatever Happened to Ezra? 01x04 Oct/12/1964 As: Writer
General Electric True (1962) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Open Season 01x14 Jan/06/1963 As: Writer
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