Guest Name, Herbie J Pilato

Herbie J Pilato
Herbie J Pilato
Occupation: 
Writer/Producer
Biography: 
Herbie J Pilato is writer/producer/TV personality has worked on several television shows including Bravo’s hit five-part series, The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Bewitched: The E! True Hollywood Story (the seventh-highest rated True Hollywood Story in E!’s history), A&E’s Biography of Lee MajorsTLC’s Behind the Fame specials on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Hill Street Blues, and L.A. Law, among others. He has also served as a consulting producer and on-screen cultural commentator on various classic TV DVD documentaries for Sony, NBCUniversal, and Warner Bros., including The Six Million Dollar Man boxed set, Kung Fu, and CHiPs.
 
​Herbie J is the author of twelve pop-culture/media tie-in books including Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore StoryDashing, Daring and Debonair: TV’s Top Male Icons from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Glamour Gidgets and the Girl Next Door, The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide To Her Magical Performances, Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery, Bewitched Forever, The Bewitched Book, The Bionic Book, Life Story: The Book of Life Goes On, The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom, The Kung Fu Book of Caine, and NBC & ME: My Life as a Page in a Book.
 
He began his career as an NBC Page in 1984 (where he worked The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson), after which he became an actor and appeared on TV shows like Highway to HeavenThe Golden GirlsGeneral Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful, in addition to various film and live stage productions.
 
​Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Herbie J now resides in Los Angeles where, in 2010, he founded the Classic TV Preservation Society (CTVPS), a formal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the positive social influence of classic television programming.  A core function of the CTVPS are the TV & Self-Esteem Seminars that he brings to schools, colleges, community, business and senior centers.
 
For the last twenty years, he has served as a Contributing Editor Emeritus for Larry Brody's heralded website, TVWriter. Since 2015, he has worked as a contributing writer for the Television Academy's distinguished Emmys, and as a classic TV consultant for Closer Weekly Magazine, among other media outlets.
 
Into this mix, Herbie J is the host and one of the executive producers (with Joel Eisenberg and Steve Hillard of Council Tree Productions) of Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, a classic TV talk show now streaming on Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime UK.
 
Herbie J has a great affection for the senior community, which was ignited during and after having served for 13 years as primary caregiver to both of his parents in their elderly years.  Herbie is also very involved with charitable work for the homeless with St. Pancratius Church in Lakewood, CA.
 
For more news and information about Herbie J, visit: https://www.herbiejpilato.com/
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The book cover for MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY by Herbie J Pilato