Don DeFore’s Television Credits

Yellow highlights indicate those I don’t have

 

TV Show

Episode/Notes

Year

Toast of the Town – TV series

S 1:Ep 50 May 29

1949

Hollywood Theater Time - TV Series

Unknown episodes

1950

Hollywood Premiere Theatre

"Mr. & Mrs. Detective"

1950

The Silver Theater – TV Series

S 1:Ep 29 “Double Feature” April 17

S 1:Ep 36  Walter and Lavinia” June 5 

1950

Bigelow Theatre - TV Series

S 1:Ep 9  Woman's Privilege” November 8

S 2:Ep 9 “Always a Bridesmaid” December 27

1951

And Now Tomorrow – Special

 

1952

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - TV Series

Played a recurring role as the Nelson's first next-door-neighbor, "Thorny."  112 episodes

1952-1957

Schlitz Playhouse - TV Series

S 2:Ep 2 “The Marriage of Lit-Lit” 09/12/52

 S 5:Ep 6 “A Gift of Life” 11/04/55

1952 - 1955

Lux Video Theatre - TV Series

 S 3:Ep 41  Make Believe Bride” 06/11/53

S 5:Ep 37  “Remember the Night” 05/05/55

S 7:Ep 7 “You Can't Escape Forever” 11/01/56

1953 - 1956

Hollywood Opening Night-TV series

"Romantic Type"

1953

This is Your Life

Entire family and relatives

1953

Goodyear Playhouse - TV Series

S 3:Ep 23 "The Power of Suggestion" August 29

1954

Tales of Adventure

 (stories by Jack London form the basis for this trilogy of unsold TV pilots)

1954

The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater - TV Series

S 1:Ep 2  “Nearly Normal” January 31

1955

Science Fiction Theatre

S 1:Ep 2 "Time Is Just a Place" April 16

1955

Crossroads

S 2:Ep 1 "Comeback" October 5

1956

The Ford Television Theatre - TV Series

S 5:Ep 32 "The Idea Man" May 8

1958

Studio One - TV Series

S 10:Ep 33 "The Enemy Within" May 26

1958

G.E. Theatre - TV Series

S 7:Ep 25 "The Lady's Choice" March 22

1959

The Philadelphia Story - TV Movie

1959

A Heart to Hide In – TV Movie            

 

1959

Daddy’O

(TV pilot - never sold)

1959

The Loretta Young Show - TV Series

S 7:Ep 24 "Plain, Unmarked Envelope" April 3

1960

Michael Shayne - TV Series

"Dolls Are Deadly"

1960

Best of the Post - TV Series

S 1:Ep 6 "Suicide Flights" December 14

1960

Home Team - TV pilot

Never sold     

1960

It Could be You – Game Show

Daughter Penny surprised/interviewed re: Korea

1959?

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - TV Series

S 6:Ep 26 "Coming Mama" April 11

1961

Here's Hollywood - TV Series

Hosted by Helen O'Connel featuring tours of celebrity homes.  Interviewed family

1961               

Hazel - TV Series

Co-starring Don DeFore.   First four years of the show he played “Mr. B,” Hazel's employer.  125 episodes.  First episode included son Ron

1961-1964

Your First Impressions - Game Show

Don, Marion, and daughter Penny

1963

Valentine’s Day - TV Series

I'll Cry at My Wedding

 

You Don’t Say – Game Show

S 1: Ep 176

1963

The Match Game – Game Show

S 2:Ep 30 March 23

1964

Merv Griffin- Talk Show

S 2:Ep 27 June 15

S 6:Ep 27 October 8

1965-1968

Mike Douglas Show – Talk Show

S 4:Ep 111 February 9

S 9:Ep 133 March 4

1965

1970

Hallmark Theater - TV Movie

S 18:Ep 1 "A Punt, A Pass & A Prayer" November 20

1968

My Three Sons - TV Series

S 9:Ep 25 "The Matchmakers" March 22

1969

Mod Squad - TV Series

S 2:Ep 10 "A Place to Run, a Heart to Hide In" December 2

 

1969   

What's My Line - Game Show                  

S2:Ep 48 August 28 (mystery guest)

1969

Tonight Show - with Johnny Carson

EP 1776 August 27 (with Joan Rivers)

1969

The Virginian - TV Series

S 9:Ep 1 "West vs. Colonel Mackenzie" September 16

 

1970

Mannix - TV Series  

S 3:Ep 23  "Murder Revisited" March 7                       

1970

He Said, She Said – Game Show

 

The Allen Show – Talk Show  

(Steve Allen's syndicated :90 talk show (son Ron was associate director and also on with Don)

1971

Marcus Welby, M.D. - TV Series

"Go Ahead and Cry"

1975

Ellery Queen - TV Series

S 1:Ep 18 “The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario” February 8

 

1976

Mobil One - TV Series

"Libel" With star, Jackie Cooper

1976

Black Beauty - Mini Series

1978

Love Boat - TV Series

S 1:Ep 13 "Cinderella Story," “Too Hot to Handle,” Family Reunion” January 7

1978

Fantasy Island - TV Series

S 2:Ep 6  “War Games,” "Queen of the Boston Bruisers" October 28

1978

Vegas - TV Series

S 1:Ep 11 "Serve, Volley & Kill" December 20

1978

Ozzie and Harriet Christmas (special)

Harriet and David Nelson with Don DeFore

1981

Matt Houston - TV Series

S 1:Ep 9 "Beverly Hills Social Club" March 13

1983

Rare Breed – TV Movie

Produced by David Nelson

1984

Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour (special)

1987

Murder She Wrote = TV Series

S 3:Ep 3 “Unfinished Business” October 12

1986

St. Elsewhere – TV Series

S 5:Ep 14 “Visiting Daze” January 21

1987