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Gino Grimaldi

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Birthday: June 23
Date of passing: 
April 29, 2016

Gino Grimaldi was a producer best known for his work on the action series Emergency! and Knight Rider. Both series aired on NBC and were based at Universal Studios, where Grimaldi spent more than two decades of his career.

The producer contributed to 75 episodes of Emergency!, a 1970s action series that ran for seven seasons and followed the crew of a Los Angeles County fire department and paramedic team. He later worked on 70 episodes of Knight Rider, which starred David Hasselhoff as a man who fought crime with the help of a mysterious benefactor and an artificially intelligent supercar.

Grimaldi got his start at Universal as a film editor, during which he worked on episodic television and several Bob Hope specials. Additionally, he directed one episode each for Knight Rider and The Golden Ringers.

Once he segued into production, he contributed to television movies, including The Two-Five starring Don Johnson; The Immigrants, which was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of best telefilm; The Rebels, also with Johnson; Condominium, starring Barbara Eden; and Of Mice and Men, starring Robert Blake and Randy Quaid.

Gino Grimaldi was a producer best known for his work on the action series Emergency! and Knight Rider. Both series aired on NBC and were based at Universal Studios, where Grimaldi spent more than two decades of his career.

The producer contributed to 75 episodes of Emergency!, a 1970s action series that ran for seven seasons and followed the crew of a Los Angeles County fire department and paramedic team. He later worked on 70 episodes of Knight Rider, which starred David Hasselhoff as a man who fought crime with the help of a mysterious benefactor and an artificially intelligent supercar.

Grimaldi got his start at Universal as a film editor, during which he worked on episodic television and several Bob Hope specials. Additionally, he directed one episode each for Knight Rider and The Golden Ringers.

Once he segued into production, he contributed to television movies, including The Two-Five starring Don Johnson; The Immigrants, which was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of best telefilm; The Rebels, also with Johnson; Condominium, starring Barbara Eden; and Of Mice and Men, starring Robert Blake and Randy Quaid.

In 2000, Grimaldi helped organize Project 51, a two-week, cross-country trip that brought Emergency! memorabilia to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Grimaldi died April 29, 2016, in Newport Beach, California. He was 74.

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