Bill Davenport
General Information:
Occupation: TV/film screenwriter/producer
Years active: 1952-1988
Sex: Male
Birth name: William DeWitt Davenport
Date of birth: (1925-08-11)11 August 1925
Born in: Omaha, Nebraska
Died: 13 May 1989(1989-05-13) (aged 63)
Died in: Los Angeles, CA
Series/character information
Appeared on/in
and/or involved with:
I Dream of Jeannie
Number of episodes: "G.I. Jeannie" (Season 1)
"The Richest Astronaut in the Whole Wide World" (Season 1)
Job on series: Writer/Story

Bill Davenport (11 August 1925 - 13 May 1989) was involved in two episodes of I Dream of Jeannie. He wrote the Season 1 episode titled "G.I. Jeannie" (episode #5), and then he provided the storyline for the episode "The Richest Astronaut in the Whole Wide World" (episode #17) that same season.


Bill wrote for such television sitcoms as The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, December Bride, Mister Ed, Gilligan's Island, Hogan's Heroes, All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Maude.


Davenport died at age 63 in Los Angeles.

Screenwriting works

Partial filmography

Year Title Job Notes
1952 Here Come the Nelsons Writer 1 episode (as William Davenport)
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Various 41 episodes television play, 3 with additional dialogue, 1 as writer)
1955-1959 December Bride lead writer, 6 episodes involved with 19 episodes total
1961 Mister Ed Writer 12 episodes
1963 Mickey and the Contessa Writer TV movie
1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series) Writer 1 episode
Gilligan's Island Writer 2 episodes
1965 Hogan's Heroes Writer 13 episodes
1966 I Dream of Jeannie Story Developer/Writer 2 episodes (as William Davenport)
1972 Temperatures Rising Writer 2 episodes
1974-1976 All in the Family Writer 3 episodes
1976-1978 Maude Writer 4 episodes
1977 The Jeffersons Writer 1 episode
1983 Amanda's (TV series) Writer 1 episode
1986 It's a Living Writer 1 episode
1987-1988 Amen Writer/Teleplay 7 episodes, 4 as writer

Miscellaneous Crew

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