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Jack Laird Schultheis Net Worth

Jack Laird Schultheis Net Worth is
$700,000

Jack Laird Schultheis Biography

Jack Laird (May 8, 1923 – December 3, 1991) was an American television producer, writer, director and actor who received three Emmy nominations for writing and/or producing the TV series Ben Casey, Night Gallery and Kojak.Laird entered the entertainment industry at a young age. One of his first appearances as a child actor was in an unbilled bit part in the 1934 film The Circus Clown. He continued to appear in unbilled bits into his late twenties, but eventually moved into writing and producing.One of Laird's favorite actors was Leslie Nielsen with whom he made several made-for-TV movies, including 1964's See How They Run, the first feature in that genre, Code Name: Heraclitus, Dark Intruder, The Return of Charlie Chan and numerous TV episodes. Nielsen also starred in a series created by Laird, The Bold Ones: The Protectors.Laird was evidently a admirer of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. He based at least two episodes of Night Gallery on Lovecraft's work - "Pickman's Model" (based directly on the Lovecraft story of the same title Pickman's Model) and "Professor Peabody's Last Lecture". The dialogue of the 1965 horror movie Dark Intruder, produced by Laird, includes some references to alien beings invented by Lovecraft, tying the film to Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. In an early scene where Brett Kingsford meets with the police commissioner, opines that "gods older than the human race...deities like Dagon and Azathoth still have worshippers." He was an avid film collector and jazz fan.Laird died of cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 68. His final resting place in Hollywood Forever Cemetery is in the "Garden of Legends" (formerly Section 8), Lot 266. His grave is next to the cenotaph of actress Jayne Mansfield.

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthMay 8, 1923
Died1991-12-03
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
ProfessionProducer, Writer, Actor
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=15788447
Star SignTaurus


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesKojak (1973)Matthew Rapf (executive producer)

James Duff McAdams (producer)
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Program - Drama or ComedyNight Gallery (1969)
1963WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaBen Casey (1961)Marcus Demian (story)
1962Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in DramaBen Casey (1961)


Filmography

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hellinger's Law1981TV Movie executive producer
The Gangster Chronicles1981TV Mini-Series producer - 13 episodes
Beggarman, Thief1979TV Movie producer
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV Series producer - 3 episodes
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home1978TV Mini-Series producer - 2 episodes
Testimony of Two Men1977TV Mini-Series producer
SwitchTV Series producer - 8 episodes, 1976 supervising producer - 1 episode, 1977
Kojak1974-1977TV Series supervising producer - 72 episodes
Perilous Voyage1976TV Movie producer
Doctors' Hospital1975-1976TV Series producer - 13 episodes
One of Our Own1975TV Movie producer
The Return of Charlie Chan1973TV Movie producer
Amanda Fallon1973TV Movie producer
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1972-1973TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Night Gallery1970-1973TV Series producer - 38 episodes
Hauser's Memory1970TV Movie producer
The Bold Ones: The Protectors1969-1970TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
The Movie Murderer1970TV Movie producer
Destiny of a Spy1969TV Movie producer
Trial Run1969TV Movie producer
Shadow Over Elveron1968TV Movie producer
Ready and Willing1967TV Movie producer
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965-1967TV Series producer - 2 episodes
How I Spent My Summer Vacation1967TV Movie producer
Code Name: Heraclitus1967TV Movie producer
Dark Intruder1965producer
See How They Run1964TV Movie producer
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV Series producer - 2 episodes
ChanningTV Series producer - 16 episodes, 1963 - 1964 executive producer - 2 episodes, 1964
Ben CaseyTV Series associate producer - 8 episodes, 1962 - 1963 producer - 2 episodes, 1963

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man Without a GunTV Series teleplay - 1 episode, 1958 written by - 1 episode, 1958
The Restless Gun1958TV Series 1 episode
Code 31957TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Highway Patrol1955-1957TV Series screenplay - 4 episodes
Men of Annapolis1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dr. Christian1956-1957TV Series written by - 6 episodes
The Man Called X1956TV Series 2 episodes
Matinee Theatre1956TV Series 2 episodes
Celebrity Playhouse1956TV Series teleplay - 3 episodes
Warner Brothers PresentsTV Series teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956 original story - 1 episode, 1956
Cavalcade of AmericaTV Series teleplay - 2 episodes, 1955 story - 1 episode, 1955 writer - 1 episode, 1955
Brave Eagle1955TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lone RangerTV Series screenplay - 4 episodes, 1954 - 1955 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1954 - 1955
Fireside Theatre1955TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Waterfront1954TV Series writer - 1 episode
The New Adventures of China SmithTV Series teleplay - 1 episode, 1954 written by - 1 episode, 1954
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1953TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Unexpected1952TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Your Jeweler's Showcase1952TV Series original story & teleplay - 1 episode
China Smith1952TV Series
Racket Squad1951TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bride in Black1990TV Movie story
Kojak: None So Blind1990TV Movie
Whiz Kids1984TV Series written by - 1 episode
Hellinger's Law1981TV Movie
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV Series story - 1 episode
KojakTV Series written by - 11 episodes, 1973 - 1977 story - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1976 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974
Doctors' HospitalTV Series developer - 11 episodes, 1975 - 1976 written by - 1 episode, 1975
One of Our Own1975TV Movie
Night GalleryTV Series 4 episodes, 1971 - 1973 teleplay - 6 episodes, 1971 - 1972 writer - 3 episodes, 1972 - 1973 written by - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972 story - 1 episode, 1972
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1967TV Series story - 1 episode
The Hanged Man1964TV Movie teleplay
Channing1964TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Ben CaseyTV Series teleplay - 5 episodes, 1962 - 1963 adaptation - 2 episodes, 1961 - 1962 writer - 2 episodes, 1962
Have Gun - Will TravelTV Series written by - 4 episodes, 1961 - 1962 writer - 2 episodes, 1962 story - 1 episode, 1958 teleplay - 1 episode, 1958
My Three Sons1960-1962TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Detectives1961TV Series 1 episode
The RebelTV Series 1 episode, 1961 written by - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960 writer - 1 episode, 1960
Dante1960-1961TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Bronco1959-1960TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Pony Express1960TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Hotel de PareeTV Series written by - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960 teleplay - 1 episode, 1960
The MillionaireTV Series 1 episode, 1959 writer - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959 story - 1 episode, 1960 written by - 1 episode, 1957
The Lineup1959TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
World of Giants1959TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Dragnet1959TV Series writer - 1 episode
M SquadTV Series writer - 9 episodes, 1957 - 1959 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959 written by - 1 episode, 1958
The Third Man1959TV Series writer - 1 episode
Man with a Camera1958-1959TV Series written by - 2 episodes
FlightTV Series writer - 2 episodes teleplay - 1 episode, 1959
New York Confidential1959TV Series written by - 1 episode
Rescue 81958TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Target1958TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Broken Arrow1957-1958TV Series teleplay - 3 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night Gallery1971-1972TV SeriesYgor (segment "The Funeral") / Second Demon (segment "Hell's Bells") / Laboratory Assistant (segment "With Apologies to Mr. Hyde")
Ben Casey1962TV Series
Rebound1952TV SeriesFinnegan
Call Me Mister1951Soldier (uncredited)
Sword in the Desert1949Orderly (uncredited)

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amanda Fallon1973TV Movie
Night Gallery1971-1973TV Series 6 episodes

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Psychiatrist1970TV Series story consultant - 1 episode
Ben Casey1962TV Series story editor - 3 episodes

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