Grant Tinker

Grant Tinker

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: November 11, 1925
Date of Passing: November 28, 2016
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut

Grant Tinker was a television executive, producer and co-founder of the Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television.

Tinker began his career in television in 1949 as an intern at NBC. He is perhaps best remembered for his work at MTM Enterprises, the successful production company he co-founded in 1970 with his then-wife, Mary Tyler Moore.

MTM was responsible for the critically acclaimed programs The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Lou Grant, Rhoda, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere.

Grant Tinker was a television executive, producer and co-founder of the Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television.

Tinker began his career in television in 1949 as an intern at NBC. He is perhaps best remembered for his work at MTM Enterprises, the successful production company he co-founded in 1970 with his then-wife, Mary Tyler Moore.

MTM was responsible for the critically acclaimed programs The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Lou Grant, Rhoda, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere.

In 1981, Tinker left MTM to become CEO and chairman of NBC, helping to resuscitate the network, bringing it from last to first in the ratings during one of his three stints with the company.

Grant Tinker was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1997.

 

 

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Awards & Nominations

No Nominations | 2 Honors
Hall of Fame - 1997
  • Winner
  • Grant Tinker, as Honoree
Governors Award - 1987
  • Winner
  • Grant Tinker, as Honoree
Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker
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Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker
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Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker at the Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, 1997

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