Born in Los Angeles, CA; son of Bruce Bilson (a director); grandson of George (in the film industry) and Hattie (a writer) Bilson; brother of Julie Bilson Ahlberg (a producer); married Janice Stango (marriage ended); married Heather Medway (an actress); children: (first marriage) Rachel (an actress; full name cited variously as Rachel Sarah, Rachelle Sarah, or Rachelle Jade); (second marriage) Hattie Elizabeth. Education: Attended California State University, San Bernadino.
Addresses: Office—Pet Fly Productions, 5510 Lincoln Blvd., Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90094. Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Career: Director, producer, and writer. Pet Fly Productions, Los Angeles, CA, writing partner with Paul DeMeo. EA Games, vice president of intellectual property development.
Second assistant camera operator, Ghoulies (also known as Beasties), Empire Pictures, 1985.
Director, The Wrong Guys, New World Pictures, 1986.
Director, Zone Troopers, Empire Pictures, 1986.
Creative consultant, Trancers II (also known as Future Cop II, Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth, and Trancers II: The Two Faces of Death), Full Moon Entertainment, 1991.
Character creator, Trancers 6 (also known as Trancers 6: Life after Deth), Shadow Entertainment/V Releasing, 2002.
Character creator for Trancers II segment, Pulse Pounders (also known as Pulse Pounders Vol. 1), Empire Pictures, 2002.
Television Work; Series:
Creative producer, The Flash, CBS, 1990–91.
Executive producer, Human Target, ABC, 1992.
Executive producer and creator, Viper, NBC, 1994, syndicated, 1996–99.
Executive producer, The Sentinel, UPN, 1996–99.
Television Work; Episodic:
Assistant director, "The Guitar Player," The Andy Griffith Show (also known as Andy of Mayberry), CBS, 1960.
Director, The Flash, CBS, episodes beginning 1990.
Director, Human Target, ABC, episodes in 1992.
Director, Viper, NBC, episodes in 1994, and syndicated, episodes beginning 1996.
Director, The Watcher, UPN, episodes in 1995.
Director, The Sentinel, UPN, episodes beginning 1996.
Television Work; Pilots:
Producer, Kung Fu: The Next Generation, broadcast on CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.
Producer and second unit director, The Flash, CBS, 1990.
Executive producer and director, It's True, CBS, 1998.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Himself, "Heroes & Superheroes," Prisoners of Gravity, TVOntario, 1990.
Director, The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster, Warner Bros., 1991.
Executive producer, Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (also known as The Flash 3: Deadly Nightshade), Warner Home Video, 1992.
Video Game Work:
Consulting producer, The Sims, Electronic Arts, 2000.
Some sources state that Bilson worked on other video games by Electronic Arts, including Black & White, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and SimCoaster, all 2001; Freekstyle, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault—Spearhead, Medal of Honor: Frontline, and The Sims (Deluxe Edition), all 2002; Command & Conquer: Generals, Command & Conquer: Generals—Zero Hour, and Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, all 2003; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (also known as Everything or Nothing and 007: Everything or Nothing), and The Sims: Mega Deluxe, all 2004.
Video Game Appearances:
Voice of James Bond, 007: Agent under Fire (also known as Agent under Fire and James Bond in "Agent under Fire"), Electronic Arts, 2001.
Screenplays; with Others:
Trancers (also known as Future Cop), Empire Pictures, 1985.
Eliminators, Empire Pictures, 1986.
The Wrong Guys, New World Pictures, 1986.
Zone Troopers, Empire Pictures, 1986.
Arena, Triumph Releasing, 1989.
(And story) The Rocketeer, Buena Vista, 1991.
Trancers II segment, Pulse Pounders (also known as Pulse Pounders Vol. 1), Empire Pictures, 2002.
Wrote a treatment called Sgt. Rock (based on the comic book issued by DC Comics), Warner Bros. Some sources cite Bilson as a cowriter of The Italian Job (also known as Braquage a l'italienne; based on the earlier film of same name), Paramount, 2003; and as a cowriter of Fantastic Four (also known as Fantastic 4; based on the comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.
Teleplays; with Others; Episodic:
The Sentinel, UPN, episodes beginning 1996.
Teleplays; with Others; Pilots:
Kung Fu: The Next Generation, broadcast on CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.
The Flash, CBS, 1990.
Human Target, ABC, 1992.
The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.
(And story) It's True, CBS, 1998.
The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster, Warner Bros., 1991.
007: Agent under Fire (also known as Agent under Fire and James Bond in "Agent under Fire"), Electronic Arts, 2001.
James Bond 007: Nightfire (also known as 007: Night-fire), Electronic Arts, 2002.
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, Electronic Arts, 2003.
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, Electronic Arts, 2004.
(With Paul DeMeo) The Flash: Fastest Man Alive, illustrated by various artists, DC Comics, beginning 2006.
Starlog, November, 1990.
TV Zone, June, 1999, pp. 32-37.