as of June 1997
Robert L. McCullough is co-executive producer of the Rysher
Entertainment action series "SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, INC."
A native of Los Angeles, McCullough is working side-by-side with
his writing-producing partner, Greg Strangis on this project.
McCullough and Strangis most recently collaborated as Creative
Consultants on "JAG" for NBC/Paramount, having formed
their producing and writing partnership just a year ago. In that
brief period, the team has written multiple episodes of several
exciting new shows, including "Baywatch Nights," "Pacific
Blue" and a two-hour "Murder She Wrote" for Universal/CBS.
Prior to that, McCullough wrote and developed a number of high-profile
series pilots, including "Terry and The Pirates" for
Neufeld-Rehmy/Paramount, "Atlanta" for NBC Productions,
"EuroForce" for NBC/Paramount and "Treasure Island"
for The Family Channel.
In 1994, Bob, his wife Suzanne, and their two children spent
eight months in Auckland, New Zealand where he wrote and produced
a 22-episode season of "High Tide," starring George
Segal and Rick Springfield for Franklin/Waterman. One of the
highlights of that experience for Bob was directing George Segal
in six of those episodes, an effort he describes as "consummate
professionalism peppered with non-stop war stories and one-liners."
In 1993, Bob was selected to adapt the Barbara Taylor Bradford
best-selling novel The Women In His Life as a four-hour miniseries
for NBC. It was a year-long project which McCullough recalls
as "a complete class act from start to finish."
Leading up to that, Bob was Supervising Producer, writer, and
director on "The New Zorro" for New World TV/Family
Channel. That show included the challenge of working with a tri-cultural
crew of French, English, and Spanish technical staff while shooting
100 episodes in the heat/rain/wind of Madrid, Spain. A great
source of pride for Bob was having the show formally recognized
for excellence by Barbara Bush at The White House while winning
recommendation by the National Education Association.
Just the year before, Bob created and produced the pilot "Tagteam"
for ABC/Disney, receiving a limited series order. That same year,
Bob wrote a two-hour MOW for NBC, "The Revenge Of The Hulk."
Earlier in his career, Bob's writing-producing-directing background
included NBC/Universal Television's "B.J. And The Bear,"
"Sheriff Lobo," "Battlestar Galactica," "The
Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Class of `65."
Other work involved multiple writing assignments for "Eight
Is Enough" and "Quincy, M.E."
Bob was subsequently recruited by Lorimar Television as Supervising
Producer for the opening three seasons of "Falcon Crest,"
consistently taking that series to the top of the ratings race.
After setting that precedent, Bob joined Aaron Spelling Productions
as Producer-Developer where he created and produced a pair of
two-hour pilots for ABC, "Dark Mansions" starring Michael
York and Joan Fontaine, and "International Airport,"
featuring Gil Gerard, Connie Sellecca, Robert Reed, and Bill
Bixby. While mounting those productions, Bob also wrote and produced
that season's most highly-rated miniseries, the 5-hour adaptation
of Jackie Collins' "Hollywood Wives" which featured
Rod Steiger and Candice Bergen in lead roles.
Bob next joined Brandon Tartikoff as an early member of NBC Productions,
the network's in-house development and programming arm. While
there, Bob served as Creator-Executive Producer of "Time
Out For Dad," an hour series pilot starring Dick Butkus
and Harriet Nelson.
Bob was next hailed by Warner Bros. Television as Supervising
Producer of ABC's "Ohara," the action-cop series featuring
Pat ("Karate Kid") Morita and Robert Clohessy.
Following that, Bob was at Paramount where he worked with Gene
Roddenberry on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," a
strong performer in the first-run syndication race.
A graduate of U.S.C., McCullough went on to earn his graduate
degrees at the University of Texas where he was selected for
the prestigious Stanford-TV Guide Conference at Asilomar. While
completing Juris Doctorate work at Southwestern University of
Law, he was selected to the original Fellowship Program under
George Stevens Jr. and the late Tony Vellani at The American