Professional Experience:

  • Dallas – Creator/Writer
  • Knot’s Landing – Creator/Writer/Executive Producer/Director
  • Married: The First Year – Creator/Producer/Writer
  • Secrets of Midland Heights – Creator/Executive Producer
  • Loving Friends and Perfect Couples – Creator/ Executive Producer
  • A Perfect Match – Executive Producer
  • Berrenger’s – Executive Producer
  • Lace – Executive Producer
  • Behind the Scenes – Creator/Executive Producer
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – Executive Producer
  • Moloney – Executive Producer
  • Four Corners – Producer
  • Guns of Paradise – Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
  • Family – Writer
  • The Blue Knight - Writer

Education & Background:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Maryland Institute College of Art

David Jacobs is an entertainment legend who created Dallas and Knots Landing, two of the longest-running dramatic series in TV history. He was executive producer (showrunner) for Knots Landing, Guns of Paradise, and several other series. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jacobs worked as a writer and editor in New York. He has published articles and short stories in Cosmopolitan and The New York Times Magazine.

Awards/Nominations:

  • TV Land Anniversary Award – Knots Landing
  • 2 Emmy Award Nominations – Homefront
  • Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award – Guns of Paradise

Memberships/Affilations:

  • Writers Guild of America (WGA)
  • Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Publications:

  • Saarinen’s CBS Skyscraper, Holiday Magazine, June, 1966.
  • The Rudolph Style: Unpredictable; Profile of Architect Paul Rudolph, The New York Times Magazine, March 26, 1967.
  • An Expo Named Buckminster Fuller, The New York Times Magazine, April, 1967
  • What It’s Like to Live in an Experiment; Article on Habitat ‘67 in Montreal; The New York Times Magazine, June 4, 1967.
  • Habitat ‘67, Horizon Magazine, Winter, 1967.
  • The Great Dwelling Machines, INTERPLAY, A Magazine of European-American Affairs, August-September, 1967.
  • Running in Place: Baltimore, INTERPLAY, A Magazine of European-American Affairs, November, 1967.
  • Is There a Future for Architecture? AMERIKA, The Magazine of the United States Information Agency, Summer, 1970.
  • Gordon Bunshaft: The Establishment’s Architect-Plus, The New York Times Magazine, July 23, 1972.
  • A Long View of Long Island: The Impact of Planning on a City of Suburbs; The New York Times Magazine, February 14, 1974.
  • Edie, REDBOOK, November, 1975.
  • Cycling, OBSCURITY, Winter, 1975-76.
  • The Ingenue, COSMOPOLITAN, May, 1976.
  • Orphans of the Storm, COSMOPOLITAN, March, 1977.
  • Master Painters of the Renaissance - Viking Press, New York, 1965.
  • Master Builders of the Middle Ages - Horizon Caravel Book, American Heritage Publishing Co. & Harper & Row, New York, 1967.
  • Beethoven - Horizon Caravel Book, American Heritage Publishing Co. & Harper & Row, New York, 1968.
  • Constantinople, City on the Golden Horn, Horizon Caravel Book, American Heritage Publishing Co. and Harper & Row, New York, 1969.
  • Bridges, Tunnels & Canals, The Smithsonian Library, American Heritage Publishing Co, New York, 1970.
  • Architecture - Newsweek World of Culture - Newsweek Books, New York, 1972.
  • An American Conscience: Woodrow Wilson’s Search for World Peace - Harper & Row, New York, 1974.
  • Police! A Precinct at Work (with Sara Ann Friedman) - Harcourt-Brace, New York, 1975.
  • Disney’s America on Parade - Harry N. Abrams Publishing Co., New York, 1976.
  • Chaplin, the Movies & Charlie - Harper & Row, New York, 1976.