David Winters

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David Winters
Winters and Paul Newman on the set of Once Upon a Wheel, 1971
Birth name David Weizer
Born April 5, 1939 in London, England, UK
Notable Shows Hullabaloo
Once Upon a Wheel,
Awards Peabody Award
Christopher Award
World Television Award
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David Winters, born April 5, 1939, in London, moved to the United States when he was 13.

Before he formed Winters-Rosens with Burt Rosen, Winters starred on Broadway; West Side Story, and Gypsy are two of the better known productions he was in. In the 60s Winters directed episodes of The Monkees[1], was a dancer, as well as the choreograoher on both Shindig! and Hullabaloo, the two earliest Rock and Roll national shows. Nancy Sinatra wanted him to choreograph her special Movin' with Nancy, and he did, but he would ultimately be featured as one of the many guest stars. Winters earned his first Emmy nomination in a special category, because the academy had dropped choreography as a category. It was subsequently reinstated after 1967, and Winters was again nominated for The Ann-Margaret Special. After the success of the Nancy Sinatra special, Winters partnered with Burt Rosen to form Winters-Rosen (WR). Episodic television were produced, but WR was known for its specials.


Winters had a two year affair with Linda Lovelace, and produced the film Linda Lovelace for President. He was interviewed and appears in the documentary Inside Deep Throat.

Winters wrote songs in the 60s with a young guy named Jerry Landis. It was not until later during a taping of Hullabaloo with Simon & Garfunkle as musical guests[2], that he realized Jerry Landis was also Paul Simon.


Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Milton Berle Show Jimmy unknown episodes
Suspense Bobby unknown episodes
The Big Story Bobby Dagoras unknown episodes
Studio One Tom Boyne 2x38 - The Man Who Had Influence May 29, 1950
Lux Video Theatre Stu Morgan unknown episodes
Love of Life Spike unknown episodes
Hallmark Hall of Fame Jacques unknown episodes
The Red Buttons Show Red's nephew unknown episodes
Campbell Playhouse Herman unknown episodes
ABC Album 1x03 - Jamie April 26, 1953
Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop Henry Benaris unknown episodes
Atom Squad Charles West unknown episodes
The Web 3x45 - Like Father August 2, 1953
The United States Steel Hour 1x10 - Morning Star March 2, 1954
The Elgin Hour Glasses 1x12 - Crime in the Streets March 8, 1955
Naked City Marty 1x07 - No More Rumbles November 11, 1958
The Law and Mr. Jones 1x28 - One by One May 5, 1961
The Dick Powell Show Richie 1x07 - Somebody's Waiting November 7, 1961
The Detectives Billy Joe Temple 3x07 - Beyond a Reasonable Doubt November 17, 1961
77 Sunset Strip Speed Minton 4x10 - The Turning Point November 24, 1961
Bus Stop Omar Kelsey 1x13 - The Runaways December 24, 1961
77 Sunset Strip 4x18 - Penthouse on Skid Row January 19, 1962
Going My Way Charlie 1x18 - The Shoemaker's Child January 30, 1963
Stoney Burke Lip 1x28 - Kincaid April 22, 1963
The Greatest Show on Earth Tig 1x08 - The Circus Never Came to Town November 5, 1963
Take Her, She's Mine Coffeehouse Patron unknown episode 1963
Perry Mason Chick Montana 7x10 - The Case of the Devious Delinquent December 5, 1963
Breaking Point Frank Boyd 1x29 - I, the Dancer April 20, 1964
Burke's Law Special Agent James Martin 3x08 - Peace, It's a Gasser November 3, 1965
Out of the Unknown 2x07 - The Eye November 24, 1966
Love on a Rooftop 1x27 - Debt of Gratitude March 16, 1967


Episode Director

Series Episode Airdate Credit
The Monkees 2x11 - A Coffin Too Frequent November 20, 1967
The Monkees 2x25 - Monkees Blow Their Minds March 11, 1968

Made-for-TV Movies and Specials Directed

Title Credit Airdate Series/Banner
Raquel! April 26, 1970
Once Upon a Wheel April 18, 1971
The Special London Bridge Special May 7, 1972
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde March 7, 1973


Series Produced

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
The Barbara McNair Show 1969 Producer 1
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 Producer 1
Story Theatre 1971 Producer 1
Rollin' on the River 1971 –1973 Producer 1 2
Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour 1972 Executive Producer 1

Made-for-TV Movies and Specials Produced

Title Credit Airdate Series/Banner
Lucy in London Co-Producer October, 24 1966
Raquel! Executive Producer April 26, 1970
The Darin Invasion Executive Producer October 1970
The George Kirby Show Executive Producer 1970
Once Upon a Wheel Producer April 18, 1971
The 5th Dimension Traveling Sunshine Show Producer August 18, 1971
The Special London Bridge Special Producer May 7, 1972
Timex All Star Swing Festival Executive Producer November 28, 1972
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Producer March 7, 1973
Saga of Sonora Producer May 3, 1973
Old Faithful Producer 1973


  1. 1990, Lefcowitz, Eric, Monkees Tale.pp94-95, Last Gasp, ISBN 0-867-19378-6,
    ep 43, Coffin Too Frequent ( 11-20-67)
    ep 57, "Monkees Blow Their Minds". (3-11-68)
  2. Hullabaloo/Show 42