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Bill Kurtis

Biography

Ex – anchor of CBS Morning hours Information who became web host of A&E criminal offense and documentary displays, such as Cool Case Data files. He gained a law level through the Washburn University College of Rules in 1966. His initial major project with CBS Information was within the Charles Manson murder trial. His sister, Jean Schodorf, was once an associate from the Kansas Senate. He once protected the controversial trial of Daniel Ellsberg, a guy who released the Pentagon Documents to news retailers in the U.S.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bill Kurtis
Date Of Birth September 21, 1940
Place Of Birth Pensacola, FL
Profession News Anchor
Education University of Kansas, Washburn University School of Law, Washburn University
Nationality American
Spouse Helen Kurtis
Children Scott Kurtis, Mary Kristin Kurtis
Parents William A. Kuretich, Wilma Mary Horton
Siblings Jean Schodorf
Partner Donna La Pietra
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-fiction Series, Audie Award for Multi-voiced Performance
Movies Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Carbon Nation, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
TV Shows American Justice, Ebert Presents: At the Movies, Parking Wars, Cold Case Files, Investigative Reports, Investigating History, CBS Morning News, Miracle Planet, L.A. Detectives, The New Explorers
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 Appeared in several commercials for AT&T's 3-G Internet network. Also appearing are Andy Roddick and Floyd Mayweather Jr.. [2009]
2 Several scenes in independent filmmaker Kevin Willmott's upcoming feature The Battle for Bunker Hill (2008) were filmed at Kurtis' Red Buffalo Ranch near Sedan, Kansas.
3 Graduate of Washburn University School of Law.
4 Host of Investigative Reports (1991) on A&E network.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Tax Cheat 2011 TV Movie executive producer
The Abduction of Jaycee Dugard 2010 TV Movie documentary executive producer
CNBC Investigates: Illegal Gambling 2009 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Oprah Effect 2009 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Entrepreneurs (Toms Shoes and Frontera Foods) 2009 TV Series documentary executive producer
Parking Wars 2008 TV Series executive producer
American Originals 2008 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Day Under Fire: The Civil War 2007 TV Movie documentary series producer
Day Under Fire: Vietnam War 2007 TV Movie documentary series producer
Madness in the White City 2007 TV Movie documentary series producer
Day Under Fire: World War II 2007 Documentary series producer
American Justice 1992-2005 TV Series documentary executive producer - 12 episodes
High Tech Lincoln 2005 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Investigating History 2004 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Cold Case Files 1999-2004 TV Series documentary executive producer - 4 episodes
The Secrets of Genghis Khan 2004 executive producer
Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally 2003 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Investigative Reports TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes, 1991 - 2002 producer - 1 episode, 1998
The Farm: Angola, USA 1998 Documentary executive producer: Investigative Reports
The New Explorers 1993-1996 TV Series documentary executive producer - 11 episodes
The Science of Star Trek 1995 TV Movie documentary executive producer
American Justice: Target - Mafia 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Nova 1989 TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Scary Ham 2016 Short completed Commercial Voice Over
The Jellies 2015 TV Series
HOMEWARD. 2014 John James
Santa Hunters 2014 TV Movie Santa Hunters V.O. Narrator (voice)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 Narrator (voice)
Parking Wars 2012 TV Series
Stull 2010 Short Narrator (voice)
30 Rock 2008 TV Series Bill Kurtis
Biography 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Narrator
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie 2004 Video Bill Lawson
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 Bill Lawson - Narrator (voice)
The Unexplained 1996 TV Series Narrator

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unexplained 1997-1999 TV Series narrator - 4 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Investigating History 2003 TV Series documentary writer
Nova 1989 TV Series documentary written by - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jayhawkers 2014 special thanks
The Only Good Indian 2009 special thanks
The Battle for Bunker Hill 2008 special thanks
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie 2004 Video thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History 2016 Himself
Svengoolie 2016 TV Series Himself
Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan 2016 Documentary Narrator
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious 2013 TV Series Himself
Ebert Presents: At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself - Speaking for Roger Ebert
Carbon Nation 2010 Documentary Himself - Narrator
The Good Wife 2010 TV Series Himself
The Abduction of Jaycee Dugard 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
A Better Life 2009 Documentary Himself
Discovering Deerpath 2009 Documentary Narrator
The Last Four Miles: A Legacy to Complete 2009 Short Himself - Host
Cold Case Files 1999-2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Host / Narrator / Himself - Presenter / ...
A Killer on Campus: A Bill Kurtis Special Report 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chasing October 2007 Documentary Opening Narrator
For God's Sake Take Cover 2006 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Sopranos 2006 TV Series Himself
American Justice 1992-2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Host / Himself / Host / ...
Criss Angel Mindfreak 2005 TV Series Himself
American Justice: Marty Tankleff 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Investigating History 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Himself - Narrator
Deadly Deception: The Mark Hacking Story 2004 TV Movie documentary
Reel Comedy 2004 TV Series Himself - Host
History Makers 2004 TV Movie Himself - Host
Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
MIA: Solved 2003 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Real Story 2002 TV Series Host
Medicine on the Kansas Prairie 2002 TV Short documentary Narrator
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2002 TV Series Himself
Investigative Reports 1991-2002 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself / Narrator / ...
Biography 1995-1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Investigative Journalist / Himself / Himself - Host
The Unexplained 1998-1999 TV Series Himself - Host
Guns in America: Gun Life 1999 TV Movie Himself - Host
Inside Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Polluting the Fountain of Youth 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
L.A. Detectives 1998 TV Series documentary
Saturday Night Live 1997 TV Series Himself
The Best of American Justice: The Mob 1996 Video documentary Himself - Host
The New Explorers 1995 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The Science of Star Trek 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The American Revolution 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Eight-Tray Gangster: The Making of a Crip 1993 Documentary Himself - Host
American Justice: Target - Mafia 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator / Himself / Host / ...
Secret Intelligence 1989 TV Series documentary Correspondent / Narrator
The Men Who Killed Kennedy 1988 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator (initial A&E presentations only)
The American Parade 1984 TV Series Correspondent
CBS Early Morning News 1982 TV Series Himself - Co-Anchor (1982-1985)
Morning 1979 TV Series Himself - Co-Anchor (1982-1985)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - CBS News
Ebert Presents: At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself - Speaking for Roger Ebert

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Factual Narrative The New Explorers (1990) · Gary Foreman (producer/writer)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Environmental/Nature Documentary Special Investigative Reports (1991) · Michael Cascio (executive producer)
· Elliott Halpern (producer/director/writer)
· Simcha Jacobovici (producer)
· Marike Emery (associate producer)
· Anita Herczeg (associate producer)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Business or Consumer Programming Special or Series Investigative Reports (1991) · Michael Cascio (executive producer)
· Barry Stoner (senior producer)
· Bob Harris (writer)
· James Cutler (producer/director)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Business or Consumer Special or Series Investigative Reports (1991) · Michael Cascio (producer)
· Jenny Clayton (producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Series Cold Case Files (1999) · Michael Harvey (executive producer)
· Laura Fleury (executive producer)
· Tania Lindsay (supervising producer)
· Mike West (supervising producer)
· Mary Frances O'Conner (producer)
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Series Cold Case Files (1999) · Laura Fleury (executive producer)
· Michael Harvey (supervising producer)
· Mike West (producer)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards News Special or Series Investigative Reports (1991) · Michael Cascio (executive producer)
· Barry Stoner (senior producer)
· Richard Denton (director/writer)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Environmental/Nature Documentary Special Investigative Reports (1991) · Michael Cascio (executive producer)
· Rasha Drachkovitch (executive producer)
· Rob Englehardt (director)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Documentary Series American Justice (1992) · Michael Cascio (executive producer)
· Ted Schillinger (producer/writer)
· Barbara Williams (writer)
· Jonathan Towers (executive producer)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards News Special or Series Investigative Reports (1991) · Michael Cascio (executive producer)
· Paul Leaser (executive producer)
· Steve Antoniou (producer/director/writer)
· Steve Fecske (producer/director/writer)
· Richard Leslie (producer)
· Jonathan Towers (producer)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards News Special or Series Investigative Reports (1991) · Michael Cascio (executive producer)
· John Wright (executive producer)
· Bob Harris (producer)


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