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List of The Love Boat Writers

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List of every famous television writer who has written for The Love Boat, listed alphabetically with photos when available. List includes anyone who was or is on the writing staff for The Love Boat. Staff writers as well as guest writers for The Love Boat are included when available, along with more information about each The Love Boat writer. If you're an aspiring writer and a fan of The Love Boat, then this writing staff from The Love Boat should be studied closely.

Examples of writers on this list: Paul Haggis, Seaman Jacobs and many more.

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for The Love Boat?”
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Bob Fraser is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Dec. at 66 (1945-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Love Boat, Benson, Phyl and Mikhy, Harry and the Hendersons

Episodes: Stress, A Good & Faithful Servant/Secret Life of Burl Smith/Tug of War/Designated Lover, One Big Happy Family, Thick as Thieves, Reel Murder (1), + more

Robert Fraser may refer to: Robert Fraser (art dealer) (1937–1986), London art dealer of the 1960s and beyond Robert Fraser (bishop) (1858–1914), Scottish Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunkeld Robert ...more
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Bruce Shelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers

Series Written: T. J. Hooker, Voyagers!, Barefoot in the Park, Wonder Woman, CHiPs, + more

Episodes: Yesterday's Child, Surf's Up, Bagpipe Blues / You Can't Come In, Hitch-Hiking Hitch, Zygote Music, + more

Bruce Shelly is a screenwriter.
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Carl Kleinschmitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers

Series Written: The Love Boat, 1st & Ten, Welcome Back, Kotter, Karen, + more

Episodes: Remember the Alimony, Marry Me, Marry Me, The Visitors, Buck's Girl, + more

Carl Kleinschmitt is a television producer and screenwriter.
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Carmen Finestra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Age: 72

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Highcliffe Manor, Punky Brewster, The Love Boat, Chico and the Man, The Cosby Show, + more

Episodes: Theo and the Older Woman, Together Again and Again, Denise Drives, The Birthday Party, The President's Coming, + more

Carmen Finestra (born 1947) is an American producer and TV writer who currently is partnered with Matt Williams and David McFadzean in Wind Dancer Productions, a firm which Finestra also co-owns ...more
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Christopher Vane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers

Series Written: Good Luck Charlie, Wings, Veronica's Closet, The Love Boat, In-Laws, + more

Episodes: Little Orphan Eddie, The Frugal Pair/Doc's Dismissal/The Girl Next Door, Matt Goes into Labor, The Forbidden Dance, The Out-of-Towners, + more

Christopher Vane is a television producer and screenwriter.
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David Garber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers

Series Written: The Journey of Allen Strange, Sweet Valley High, The Fall Guy, The Highwayman, Static Shock, + more

Episodes: Hoop Squad, Charleston -- The Spenders, Send in the Clones, The Life of Riley, Skip Family Robinson, + more

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David Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Age: 91

Birthplace: Quincy, USA, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Love, American Style, T. J. Hooker, Highway to Heaven, Barefoot in the Park, + more

Episodes: Identical Problem/Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx, Model Dearest, The Reunion, Long Live the King, The Physical, + more

David Ketchum appeared in the 1999 film The Other Sister.
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Ed Jurist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Dec. at 77 (1916-1993)

Series Written: Chico and the Man, One Day at a Time, Gimme a Break!, Surfside 6, The Flying Nun, + more

Episodes: Toys in Babeland, Stranger Than Fiction, Fiancee for a Day, Have I Got a Boy For You?, Lifesavers, + more

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Harvey Bullock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)

Birthplace: Oxford, North Carolina

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Love, American Style, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, The Love Boat, The Jetsons, + more

Episodes: Dino Goes Hollyrock, Just Move Your Lips, Sergeant, Wilma's Vanishing Money, Mr. McBeevee, + more

Harvey Bullock (born June 4, 1921 in Oxford, North Carolina – April 24, 2006) was an American television and film writer and producer. His work with R.S. Allen included episodes for The Andy ...more
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Jack Hanrahan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Dec. at 75 (1933-2008)

Birthplace: USA, Cleveland, Ohio

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: DuckTales, The Love Boat, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Super Mario World, Tom & Jerry Kids, + more

Episodes: Return to Aqueous, Plastus the Pirate Planet, Train Trek, Skon of Space, The Deadly Trio, + more

Jack Hanrahan (January 16, 1933 – April 28, 2008) was an American comedy writer.
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Jack Turley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Age: 92

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: I Spy, Rawhide, Cannon, The Love Boat, Route 66, + more

Episodes: The Twenty-Four Carat Hit, The Golden Cage, The Finny Foot Affair, The Test Tube Killer Affair, Hunter's Moon, + more

Jack Turley is a screenwriter.
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Jim Carlson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Dec. at 75 (1932-2007)

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Love Boat, The Rousters, Adam-12, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Jeffersons, + more

Episodes: Task Force, Cry Wolf, Which One Is Jaime?, Nightmare in the Sky, If the Shoe Fits, + more

Jim Carlson may refer to: Jim Carlson (screenwriter) (1932–2007), American film and television writer Jim Carlson (Minnesota politician) (born 1947), Minnesota politician and member of the ...more
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Lee Aronsohn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Age: 67

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Murphy Brown, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Joe's Life, Cybill, + more

Episodes: Castrating Sheep in Montana, Never Say Goodbye/A New Woman/Trial Romance, It Never Rains in Hooterville, My Tongue is Meat, The Boyfriend Complexity, + more

Lee Aronsohn (born December 15, 1952) is an American television writer, composer and producer. He has written for many sitcoms, such as The Love Boat, Who's the Boss?, Murphy Brown, Grace Under ...more
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Mark Evanier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Age: 67

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Superman: The Animated Series, The Love Boat, Dungeons & Dragons, Baby, I'm Back, + more

Episodes: Peace & Quiet, Return of Power Pig, Shell Shocked Sheldon, Wanted: Wade, Arrivederci, + more

Mark Stephen Evanier (; born March 2, 1952) is an American comic book and television writer, particularly known for his work on the animated TV series Garfield and Friends and on the comic book ...more
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Mark Fink is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers

Series Written: Archie Bunker's Place, The Ropers, The Charmings, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Growing Pains, + more

Episodes: Homer and the Wacky Doughnut Machine, The Bachelor Pad, Dear Beverly/The Strike/Special Delivery, Trouble in Paradise, Sex and the Single Parent, + more

Mark Fink is a screenwriter and television producer.
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Michael Maurer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Michael Maurer

Series Written: The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, The Love Boat, The Facts of Life, Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, PB&J Otter, + more

Episodes: This Is Your Conscience Calling, Come Back to the Truck Stop, Natalie Green, Natalie Green, Deja Vudoo, + more

Michael Maurer is a screenwriter.
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Paul Haggis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Age: 66

Birthplace: London, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Series Written: Mr. Merlin, L.A. Law, One Day at a Time, thirtysomething, Family Law, + more

Episodes: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Clemency, Out of Peekskill (1), Safe at Home, A Terrible Beauty, + more

Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953) is a Canadian screenwriter, film producer, and director of film and television. He is best known as screenwriter and producer for consecutive Best ...more

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Rob Dames is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers

Series Written: Sparks, The Love Boat, Benson, Full House, Me and the Boys, + more

Episodes: Stress, Money to Burn, Thick as Thieves, Reel Murder (1), Death in a Funny Position (1), + more

Rob Dames (born June 13, 1944) is an American writer, director and producer from St. Louis, Missouri. He is married to Anne-Françoise Bourdeaud and has a daughter.
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Seaman Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers
Dec. at 96 (1912-2008)

Birthplace: Kingston, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: No Time for Sergeants, Petticoat Junction, What's Happening!!, Bachelor Father, My Three Sons, + more

Episodes: Lucy and the Little Old Lady, Howard the Comedian, The Seal Who Came to Dinner, Iron Horse Go Home, Loco Verses Wall Street, + more

Seaman Block Jacobs (February 25, 1912 – April 8, 2008) was an American screenwriter. He wrote episodes for several TV shows, such as The Addams Family, The Lucy Show, I Dream of Jeannie, ...more
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Terrence McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of The Love Boat Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Love Boat, The Rousters, The Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica, CHiPs, + more

Episodes: Task Force, Cry Wolf, Which One Is Jaime?, Nightmare in the Sky, Cold Streak, + more

Terrence McDonnell is an American television screenwriter and producer, best known for his collaboration with Jim Carlson in the first Battlestar Galactica series. The two of them also wrote the ...more