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BERLINGER, Robert 1958–

(Bob Berlinger)


Full name, Robert William Berlinger; born May 31, 1958, in New York, NY; son of Joseph William and Elissa May (maiden name, Kopita) Berlinger; married Sharon Faye Bialy, August 25, 1985; children: Joshua, Michelle. Education: Dartmouth College, B.A., 1980; University of California, San Diego, M.F.A., 1983; National Endowment for the Arts, directing fellow, 1984–85.


Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Director and producer. Freelance stage director, Los Angeles, CA, 1980; Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, staff director, 1982–84; Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, director, 1984–89; Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA, creative consultant, 1988–89; freelance TV director, Los Angeles, CA, 1989.


Directors Guild of America; Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Awards, Honors:

DramaLogue Award, 1987, for Orphans; DramaLogue Award, 1988, for Timon of Athens; Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in comedy series, 1997, for "See Dick Continue to Run," 3rd Rock from the Sun.


Television Director; Episodic:

Anything But Love, ABC, 1990–92.

"It's Only Love," Working Girl, NBC, 1990.

"Murder, He Wrote," Doctor Doctor, CBS, 1990.

"When Bad Books Happen to Good People," Doctor Doctor, CBS, 1990.

"Even Grandmas Get the Blues," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991.

"What's Eating You?," Empty Nest, NBC, 1991.

"Butterfields Are Free," Doctor Doctor, CBS, 1991.

"Butterfield's Complaint," Doctor Doctor, CBS, 1991.

"Two Angry Men," Doctor Doctor, CBS, 1991.

Nurses, NBC, 1992–93.

"The Vigilantes," The Trouble with Larry, CBS, 1993.

Cafe Americain, NBC, 1993–94.

"Slow Runnings," Tom, ABC, 1994.

"Daddyshack," Tom, ABC, 1994.

"Tom's Thumb," Tom, ABC, 1994.

Love & War, CBS, 1994–95.

Cybill, CBS, 1995.

"Taking a Shower with My Two True Loves," If Not for You, CBS, 1995.

"The Thanksgiving Show," Mr. Rhodes, NBC, 1996.

"The Way We Weren't," Minor Adjustments, 1996.

3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as 3rd Rock and Life As We Know It), NBC, 1996–97.

"The Sexism Show," Mr. Rhodes, NBC, 1997.

"The Italian Show," Mr. Rhodes, NBC, 1997.

"Tom's Not Headmaster Show," Mr. Rhodes, NBC, 1997.

"Hiller's List," Hiller and Diller, ABC, 1997.

"The Bodyguard: Parts 1 & 2," Ink, CBS, 1997.

"Breaking the Rules," Ink, CBS, 1997.

Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1997–98.

"The Hut," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 1998.

"Fat City," The King of Queens, CBS, 1998.

"Richie's Song," The King of Queens, CBS, 1998.

"Hot Coco," Ask Harriet, Fox, 1998.

"Help Me, Help Me, Rwanda," Ask Harriet, Fox, 1998.

"Turn Your Head and Kafka," Ask Harriet, Fox, 1998.

Sports Night, ABC, 1998–2000.

"The Time the Millennium Approached," Time of Your Life, Fox, 1999.

"D–Day," Arli$$, 1999.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Dharma and the Horse She Rode in On," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1999.

(As Bob Berlinger) "See Dharma Run," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1999.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Play Lady Play," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1999.

(As Bob Berlinger) "I Did It for You, Kitty," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1999.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Love, Honor, and Ole!," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2000.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Sleepless in San Francisco," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2000.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Boxing Dharma," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2000.

"Cold Hearts," Chicago Hearts, CBS, 2000.

"Desperate Seeking Zoe," Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (also known as Zoe and Zoe …), The WB, 2000.

"My Dinner with Andy," Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (also known as Zoe and Zoe …), The WB, 2000.

"Mandatory Minimums," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Titus, Fox, 2000–2001.

"18th and Potomac," The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

"The Other End of the Telescope," Once and Again, ABC, 2001.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Dharma Does Dallas," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Intensive Caring," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Try to Remember This Kind of September," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Previously on 'Dharma & Greg,'" Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

"Red Herring," Deadline, NBC, 2001.

"Kiss and Tell," Tucker, NBC, 2001.

"Window of Opportunity," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2001.

"God's Work," The Agency, CBS, 2001.

"Moo," The Agency, CBS, 2002.

(As Bob Berlinger) "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's … My Wife," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2002.

"A–Tisket, A–Tasket," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2002.

"Handle Your Business," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2002.

"Secrets and Lies," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2002.

(As Bob Berlinger) "Coach Doug," Hidden Hills, NBC, 2002.

"Shrink," Watching Ellie, NBC, 2003.

Run of the House, The WB, 2003.

"Alan Harper, Frontier Chiropractor," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2003.

"Family Reunion," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2004.

"Still Bill's Dad," Still Standing, CBS, 2004.

"Still Flirting," Still Standing, CBS, 2004.

"Class Clown," The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC, 2004.

"Camel Filters + Pheromones," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2004.

"Sara Like Puny Alan," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2004.

Rodney, ABC, 2004.

Also directed "Long Day's Journey into Dierdre," an unaired episode of Doctor Doctor, CBS; "Tradition," "Shrunken Heads," and "The Proposal," all unaired episodes of Love & War, CBS; "Fat Ron," an unaired episode of Ask Harriet, Fox; Shaky Ground, Fox; The Sinbad Show, Fox; Working, NBC; Rude Awakening, Showtime; Cold Feet, NBC; (as Bob Berlinger) Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (also known as My Adventures in Television), ABC.

Television Director; Movies:

Freddy, 2000.

(As Bob Berlinger) See Jane Date, ABC Family, 2003.

Television Director; Pilots:

Big Deals, ABC, 1991.

Daisy and Chess, Fox, 1995.

Guys Like Us, ABC, 1996.

Love and Marriage (also known as Come Fly with Me), Fox, 1996.

Knight Life, Fox, 1997.

Pauly, Fox, 1997.

Birthmarks, Fox, 1997.

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Fox, 1998.

Mr. Ambassador, NBC, 2003.

Foster Hall, NBC, 2004.

Also directed the unaired pilot for Nathan's Choice, Fox.

Television Producer; Episodic:

Rodney, ABC, 2004.

Stage Director:

Desire under the Elms, Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH, 1980.

The Voice of the Turtle, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City, 1985.

On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1986–87.

Orphans, 1987.

Timon of Athens, 1988.

Another Antigone, Syracuse Stage, 1988–89.

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