Gregory J. Bonann

Greg Bonann
Gregory J. Bonann (born June 28, 1952) is an American lifeguard, television producer, director, writer, and showrunner.wikipedia
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Baywatch

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He is best known for co-creating the internationally syndicated television series, Baywatch, which ran for eleven seasons (242 episodes), and was listed in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records as the most widely viewed TV series in the world. Tinker sold the rights to the program back to Bonann for ten dollars, and along with Schwartz, Berk, and the show's lead actor, David Hasselhoff, Bonann launched the series in first-run syndication, resulting in ten more seasons, including two in Hawaii, and even a short-lived spinoff series called Baywatch Nights. In addition to his work on Baywatch, Bonann produced several TV pilots, series and TV movies, including Steel Chariots for Fox, Thunder in Paradise starring Hulk Hogan, and a pilot movie for UPN called Avalon: Beyond the Abyss.
Feeling the series still had potential, David Hasselhoff, one of the principal actors, along with creators and executive producers Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann, revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991.

Los Angeles County Lifeguards

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Bonann became a Los Angeles County Lifeguard in 1975, when the city and county services merged.
The Los Angeles County Lifeguard Service served as the model for the hit television series Baywatch which was created by recurrent lifeguard Gregory J. Bonann.

SAF3

His later work includes the syndicated action drama, SAF3, and A Chance For Children, a charitable foundation that benefits homeless and at-risk youth. In 2008, Bonann and partner Tai Collins, a writer on Baywatch, began developing an action drama series called Rescue 3.

Baywatch Nights

Tinker sold the rights to the program back to Bonann for ten dollars, and along with Schwartz, Berk, and the show's lead actor, David Hasselhoff, Bonann launched the series in first-run syndication, resulting in ten more seasons, including two in Hawaii, and even a short-lived spinoff series called Baywatch Nights.
Created by Douglas Schwartz, David Hasselhoff and Gregory J. Bonann, the series is a spin-off from the television series, Baywatch.

Tai Collins

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In 2008, Bonann and partner Tai Collins, a writer on Baywatch, began developing an action drama series called Rescue 3.
In 2013, Collins and her partner, Gregory J. Bonann, started A Chance for Children South Africa.

Thunder in Paradise

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In addition to his work on Baywatch, Bonann produced several TV pilots, series and TV movies, including Steel Chariots for Fox, Thunder in Paradise starring Hulk Hogan, and a pilot movie for UPN called Avalon: Beyond the Abyss.

She Spies

In 2002, NBC and MGM Television launched a new series called She Spies starring Natasha Henstridge.

Lifeguard

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Gregory J. Bonann (born June 28, 1952) is an American lifeguard, television producer, director, writer, and showrunner.

Showrunner

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Gregory J. Bonann (born June 28, 1952) is an American lifeguard, television producer, director, writer, and showrunner.

List of Baywatch episodes

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He is best known for co-creating the internationally syndicated television series, Baywatch, which ran for eleven seasons (242 episodes), and was listed in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records as the most widely viewed TV series in the world.

Guinness World Records

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He is best known for co-creating the internationally syndicated television series, Baywatch, which ran for eleven seasons (242 episodes), and was listed in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records as the most widely viewed TV series in the world.

Action fiction

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His later work includes the syndicated action drama, SAF3, and A Chance For Children, a charitable foundation that benefits homeless and at-risk youth.

Foundation (nonprofit)

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His later work includes the syndicated action drama, SAF3, and A Chance For Children, a charitable foundation that benefits homeless and at-risk youth.

Catholic Church

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Bonann was born in Santa Monica, California, to Catholic parents Regina (née Caput), a bank teller, and Louis John Bonann, a physician and veteran of World War II.

Bank teller

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Bonann was born in Santa Monica, California, to Catholic parents Regina (née Caput), a bank teller, and Louis John Bonann, a physician and veteran of World War II.

World War II

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Bonann was born in Santa Monica, California, to Catholic parents Regina (née Caput), a bank teller, and Louis John Bonann, a physician and veteran of World War II.

West Los Angeles

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He was raised in West Los Angeles with two sisters, Kathleen and Deborah.

Asthma

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As a child, Bonann suffered from severe asthma and allergies.

Allergy

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As a child, Bonann suffered from severe asthma and allergies.

Clubfoot

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He was born with club feet and severe visual impairment, and was close to death twice before the age of two.

Palisades Charter High School

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Bonann attended Palisades High School from 1967 through 1970, and since his allergies ruled out any outdoor sports, he joined the swim team.

Washington State University

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In the fall of 1970, Bonann attended Washington State University as a freshman on a partial athletic scholarship.

United States Olympic Committee

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He was recruited by the U.S. Olympic Committee and trained to compete in the modern pentathlon.

Modern pentathlon

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He was recruited by the U.S. Olympic Committee and trained to compete in the modern pentathlon.

Munich

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Although he didn't qualify for the event, Bonann travelled to Munich for the 1972 Summer Olympics as a non-competitor.