Donald Paul Bellisario is an American screenwriter and television producer. He has written episodes of many hit TV series such as Magnum P.I, Tales of the Gold Money, Airwolf, and many more. He often includes military veterans as a character in his films.
Donald Paul Bellisario Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $500 M|
|Full Name Donald Paul Bellisario|
|Birth Date August 8, 1935|
|Age 87 years|
|Birthplace Cokeburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Profession screenwriter, Television producer|
|Wife Margaret Schaffran Lynn Halpern Deborah Pratt Vivienne Bellisario|
Donald Paul Bellisario Early Life
Donald Paul Bellisario was on August 8, 1935. His father was Italian-American, and his mother was Serbian-American. From the year 1955 to 1959 he was in U.S. Marine Corps. In 1961 he got his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pennsylvania State University. In 1965 he became a copywriter of advertisements in Lancaster and after some years he became the creative director. Donald after being a senior vice president moved to Hollywood. In Hollywood, he pursued his career in screenwriting and production.
Donald Paul Bellisario Career
Donald Paul Bellisario worked under Glen A. Larson and Stephen J. Cannell. Due to this, he learned some production techniques such as using the same actors for many productions. He was the co-creator of the tv series Magnum, P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and NCIS. Donald Paul Bellisario was the writer and producer of Black Sheep Squadron and the blockbuster Battle Galactica. In 1988 he directed and wrote the film Last Rites. His protagonists are former or current members of the Naval armed forces. Many of the characters in his films share the same birthday as him.
In 2004 Donald Paul Bellisario won the Hollywood Walk of Fame that was shown in the Season 9 JAG episode. He said that he was inspired to make the movie Quantum Leap after reading a novel that was about time travel. In 2007 he was retired although he is still named as executive producer but is not involved in NCIS since then. Donald Paul Bellisario sued CBS for creating NCIS: Los Angeles and in 2011 it was settled down to an unknown about. He owns a company named “Belisarius Productions”.
In 2001 Penn State gave Donald Paul Bellisario the highest honor on graduating. In 2006 he was given a $1 million Trustee Matching Scholarship by Penn State College. In 2016 he won Visionary Award.
Donald Paul Bellisario Wife
Donald Paul Bellisario and Margaret Schaffran got married in 1956 and in 1974 they got divorced. In 1979 he married Lynn Halpern and in 1984 they got divorced. Donald married Deborah Pratt in 1984 but things didn’t work out and they got divorced in 1991. On November 27, 1998, Donald Paul Bellisario married Vivienne Murray and he got two stepsons.
Donald Paul Bellisario’s Net worth
Donald Paul Bellisario has a net worth of $500 million estimated in 2022. His monthly income is $32 thousand, and he earns $4,00,000 per year. His per week income is $8 thousand. He is the richest producer and screenwriter.
Donald Paul Bellisario Body Features
|Height 6 ft 2 inch|
|Eye Color Blue|
|Hair Color White|