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Overview (4)

Born in New York, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Nickname Ballpoint Baxter
Height 6' 6" (1.98 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Spent several years in advertising, first writing for show business was the Beach Party Movies, then moved on to write every 4th episode of Batman (1966), multiple episodes for The Monkees (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), All in the Family (1971), Columbo (1971), Banacek (1972), Kids Incorporated (1984).

Began creating and/or developing shows for TV including Wonder Woman (1975), That's My Mama (1974), The Electric Company (1971), The Monster Squad (1987), "The Challenge Of The Sexes", The Kallikaks (1977), "Where In The World Is Carmen Dan Diego", also many TV movies including Coffee, Tea or Me? (1973), Gold of the Amazon Women (1979), Three on a Date (1978), For the Love of It (1980), Sky Heist (1975), many others. Acted as a regular in Falcon Crest (1981),Superior Court (1986), about 60 shows all together. More than 1000 commercials as a voice and was a regular voice on such cartoons as Red Planet (1994), Superman (1988), SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984), Challenge of the Superfriends (1978), Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982), and many more. Ph.D and teacher at USC Film School (Comedy) Married with three children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Stanley Ralph Ross

Family (1)

Spouse Neila Hyman (14 December 1958 - 16 March 2000)  (his death)

Trivia (8)

Two hundred songs written and produced. Collaborations with Henry Mancini, Anthony Newley Bill Conti 'Charles Fox' Jimmy Haskell, Sid Kuller, many more.
At the time of his death, was writing two features, one for Hallmark (which he intended to direct), and had two films under option.
CEO of Comedy Software Inc. (partnered with Milton Berle), DiskTop Publishing (a CD-ROM company), president of Hollywood Showcase (an infomercials company).
Partner in nine Improvisation Nightclubs, and two baseball teams (South Bend Silver Hawks, Erie Pirates).
Has appeared or been the subject of articles in Lefthander Magazine, Science Fiction Magazine, Fantastique, many more.
Eventually became an ordained minister who presided over the marriage of Burt Ward ("Robin" on the "Batman" TV series) to his third and present wife.
His real-life nickname, "Ballpoint Baxter," was also the name of a character he played on the "Batman" TV series. Ironically enough, for the man who scripted almost a third of the "Batman" shows (but not the one he guested on), his character had no lines.
As an ABC executive, he wrote and directed the intro to ABC's Wide World of Sports, coining the phrase "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat".

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