Herbie J Pilato is a writer/producer whose books include Dashing, Daring and Debonair: TV’s Top Male Icons from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Glamour Gidgets and the Girl Next Door, Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery, The Bionic Book, The Kung Fu Book of Caine, and NBC & ME: My Life as a Page in a Book, among others.
Pilato has produced and/or appeared on several TV documentaries including Bravo’s hit five-part series, The 100 Greatest TV Characters, TLC’s Behind the Fame specials on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show, and DVD documentaries such as The Six Million Dollar Man boxed set, Kung Fu, and CHiPs. A former Page for NBC, Pilato worked on shows like The Tonight Show (starring Johnny Carson), and Family Ties, appeared on shows The Golden Girls, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful, in addition to various film and live stage productions (some of which he has also directed).
In 2010, Pilato founded the Classic TV Preservation Society, a formal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the positive social influence of classic television programming. Born in Rochester, New York, and today living in Los Angeles, Pilato is also Creative Director for Television, Inc. (a family-oriented TV, film and literary production company), serves as Contributing Editor for Larry Brody's www. TVWriter.com, writes frequently for the Television Academy and Emmys.com, and is the host of Then Againwith Herbie J Pilato, a new TV talk show geared toward classic television.