Paul Mason, writer, producer and studio executive who wrote Ben Casey, Ironside and episodes of CHiPs, created with Steven BochcoThe Bold Ones: The New Doctors and served as president of Viacom Pictures, has passed away. He is 92.
Mason passed away in December At his home in West Hills, his son Barry Jacobs (Barry Jacobs) announced.
At the start of his six-decade career, Mason co-authored Angel Baby (83), a film by George Hamilton, Mercedes McCambridge, Joan Blondell and, in his film debut, Burt Reynolds.
Also for the big screen, Mason produced Nickel & Dime (2005) and Executive Producer The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (1988), Seven Hour Trial (1991), Me, madman (1988), Where sleeping dogs lie (1991), The Shady House (2005), Hachikō (2005 ) , A Common Man (2013), The House at the End of the Drive (2017) and Amityville: The Awakening (2017).
He, Bochco and Richard Landau created NBC’s The Bold Ones: The New Doctors from -73 and EG Marshall, John Saxon , David Hartman, and Robert Walden have appeared in numerous appearances.
At Viacom, where he was Senior Vice President of Viacom Productions and President of Viacom Pictures, Mason was the executive responsible for producing series, Includes Sabrina the Teenage Witch , Chris Isaak Show, Matlock, Diagnosis: Murder, The Division ) and Ed.
After producing Get Christie Love! for Wolper Productions, Mason has worked on series including Chico and the Man and Welcome Executive of The Komack Co. during Back, Kotter.
He also served as President of Films for Trans World Entertainment.
Mason grew up in Chicago, was an All City basketball player, and attended Northwestern University. After Angel Baby, he focused on TV where he played for Sam Benedict, Ben Casey, Arrest and Trial , Laredo and Escape .
moved to Universal Studios during the 1961 TV boom, he For McMillan and Wife, It Takes a Thief, San Francisco International Airport and Ironside, who was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series during his tenure.
His other television production and writing credits include Tammy, Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, Perry Mason, CHiPs, Manimal, The Fall Guy and Brenda Starr.
Survivors include his wife Kyong and sons Barry and Stuart. Donations may be made to City of Hope in his memory.
Mason is the father of Gary Scott Thompson’s brother-in-law, The Fast and the Furious writer says He was one of the first producers or executives he met after moving to Los Angeles. “He treated me to a lot of steak dinners when I was a struggling writer,” Thompson said.