Hartman, David D. 1935–
HARTMAN, David D. 1935–
Full name, David Downs Hartman; born May 19, 1935, in Pawtucket, RI; son of Cyril Baldwin and Fannie Rodman (maiden name, Downs) Hartman; married Maureen Downey (a television producer), June 1974 (died, 1998); children: Sean, Brian, Bridget, Conor. Education: Duke University, B.A., economics, 1956; graduated from American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, 1961.
Career: Actor, producer, writer, and television host. Appeared on Broadway, off–Broadway, and in summer stock; toured with Belafonte singers. Rodman–Downs Inc. (a production company) Fair Lawn, NJ, owner. Sometimes credited as David Hartman. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1956–59.
Member: Muscular Dystrophy Association of America (vice president, 1970), UNICEF (member of national board of directors, 1980), Foundation Jr. Blind (member of board of directors). Is a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best television actor in a drama, 1973, for "The New Doctors," The Bold Ones; Emmy Award, writing, news and documentary category, 1985; Emmy Award, best informational, cultural or historical programming—segment, 1987, for "East Africa: Changing," Good Morning America.
(Broadway Debut) My Fair Lady, New York City, 1962–1963.
Original cast, Hello, Dolly!, New York City, 1963–1965.
Sheriff Fonse Pruitt, The Ballad of Josie (also known as Meanwhile Back at the Ranch ), Universal, 1967.
Boats McCafferty, Nobody's Perfect (also known as Winning Position ), Universal, 1968.
Constable, Did You Hear the One about the Traveling Saleslady?, Universal, 1968.
Professor John Ivarsson, The Island at the Top of the World, Buena Vista, 1974.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Officer Jerry Frazer, The Feminist and the Fuzz, ABC, 1971.
Ned Bliss, You'll Never See Me Again, ABC, 1973.
Doc Long, I Love a Mystery, NBC, 1973.
Bill Schaffner, Miracle on 34th Street, CBS, 1973.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Title role, Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1974.
Television Appearances; Series:
David Sutton, The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh ), NBC, 1968–1969.
Dr. Paul Hunter, The Bold Ones (episodes include "The New Doctors"), NBC, 1969–1973.
Title role, Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1974–1975.
Host, Good Morning America (stories include "East Africa: Changing"), ABC, 1975–1986.
Host, Invention, The Discovery Channel, 1996–1997.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
George Foster, "The Masquerade," The Virginian, NBC, 1967.
Lieutenant Fitch, "The Monster of Comus Towers," Ironside, NBC, 1967.
"Daisy in the Shadow," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1970.
Norval Bates, "The Man Who Killed a Ghost," Name of the Game, NBC, 1971.
The Carol Burnett Show, 1973.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1974.
"House of Friends," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1974.
Also appeared in Sidewalks Entertainment.
Television Appearances; Specials:
David Hartman ... There's Gotta Be a Better Way (also known as There's Gotta Be a Better Way ), ABC, 1986.
Host, The Constitution: We Live It Every Day ... with David Hartman, ABC, 1987.
Host, Early Warning, Fox, 1989.
Narrator, Our Neighbor, Fred Rogers, PBS, 1990.
Host, Winds of Freedom (also known as Visions and Values ), ABC, 1990.
Host, Seasons of Life, PBS, 1990.
Positive Thinking: The Norman Vincent Peale Story, PBS, 1994.
Host, "Salem Witch Trials," Rediscovering America with David Hartman, The Discovery Channel, 1994.
Host, "Champions of the Land," Rediscovering America with David Hartman ) The Discovery Channel, 1994.
Host, "The Buffalo Soldiers," Rediscovering America with David Hartman, The Discovery Channel, 1994.
Host and narrator, "The Alaska Highway," Rediscovering America with David Hartman, The Discovery Channel, 1995.
Host, Sports Greats: One on One with David Hartman, 1995.
Host, From the Moon to Mars, The Family Channel, 1996.
Host and narrator, "The Real Ben Franklin," Rediscovering America with David Hartman, The Discovery Channel, 1996.
Host and narrator, "Klondike Fever," Rediscovering America with David Hartman, The Discovery Channel, 1996.
Host, A Walk down 42nd Street with David Hartman, PBS, 1998.
Narrator, The Astronaut, The Discovery Channel, 1998.
Host, A Walk up Broadway with David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis, PBS, 1999.
Presenter, The 42nd Annual New York Emmy Awards, Channel 13, 1999.
Host, A Walk through Harlem with David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis, PBS, 2000.
A Walk around Brooklyn with David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis, PBS, 2000.
A Walk through Central Park, PBS, 2001.
A Walk in Greenwich Village with David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis, PBS, 2001.
Narrator, Dem Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers, PBS, 2001.
Narrator, Crossing Time: The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, 2002.
Presenter, ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.
Television Work; Specials:
Producer, Birth and Babies, ABC, 1974.
Producer, The Constitution: We Live It Every Day ... with David Hartman, ABC, 1987.
Executive producer and creator, David Hartman ... There's Gotta Be a Better Way, ABC, 1986.
Executive producer, Early Warning, Fox, 1989.
The Constitution: We Live It Every Day ... with David Hartman, ABC, 1987.
Early Warning, Fox, 1989.
New York Times, August 20, 1995, pp. 29, 34.
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