Gene Reynolds

Gene Reynolds

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: April 04, 1923
Date of Passing: February 03, 2020
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Gene Reynolds was an American producer, director, writer, and actor.

Beginning his career as a child actor in movies such as Laurel and Hardy's March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934), Reynolds would go on to develop the television series M*A*S*H, Lou Grant, and Room 222.

He also directed and produced numerous episodes of other hit television series including Leave it to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, My Three Sons, The Munsters, Hogan's Heroes, Blossom, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Touched by an Angel.

Gene Reynolds was an American producer, director, writer, and actor.

Beginning his career as a child actor in movies such as Laurel and Hardy's March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934), Reynolds would go on to develop the television series M*A*S*H, Lou Grant, and Room 222.

He also directed and produced numerous episodes of other hit television series including Leave it to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, My Three Sons, The Munsters, Hogan's Heroes, Blossom, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Touched by an Angel.

A six-time Primetime Emmy winner, Reynolds was nominated an additional 18 times for directing, producing, and writing. He won twice for Outstanding Directing, both for M*A*S*H in 1975 and 1976, and four times for producing Outstanding Series: in 1970 for Room 222, in 1974 for M*A*S*H, and twice for Lou Grant in 1979 and 1980.

Reynolds died February 3, 2020, in Burbank, California. He was 96.

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Awards & Nominations

24 Nominations | 6 Emmys
Outstanding Drama Series - 1982
Outstanding Drama Series - 1981
Outstanding Drama Series - 1980
  • Winner
  • Gene Reynolds, Executive Producer
  • Lou Grant
  • CBS
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A DRAMA SERIES - 1980
  • Nominee
  • Gene Reynolds, Director
  • Lou Grant
  • CBS
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES - 1980
Outstanding Drama Series - 1979
Outstanding Drama Series - 1978
Outstanding Comedy Series - 1977
Outstanding Comedy Series - 1976
Outstanding Comedy Series - 1975
Outstanding Comedy Series - 1974
BEST DIRECTING IN COMEDY - 1974
OUTSTANDING NEW SERIES - 1973
Outstanding Comedy Series - 1973
Outstanding Comedy Series - 1970
  • Nominee
  • Gene Reynolds, Producer
  • Room 222
  • ABC
OUTSTANDING NEW SERIES - 1970
  • Winner
  • Gene Reynolds, Producer
  • Room 222
  • ABC
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