Creator: Donald P. Bellisario
aka: Donald Bellisario
Creator of the TV shows Magnum, P.I.
(with Glen A. Larson), Tales of the Gold Monkey
, Quantum Leap
, First Monday
(with Paul Levine) and NCIS
(with Don McGill).
Originally from the Pittsburgh
, Pennsylvania area. Most of his shows feature a protagonist
or other main character who is a current or former member of the American armed forces, usually the Navy or Marine Corps
; this is because Bellisario himself served in the Marines for four years
. He just so happened to serve with Lee Harvey Oswald at the time, and used that in his work.
Also uttered Bellisario's Maxim
. He is the father of actress Troian Bellisario