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Cy Chermak Lifeless: ‘CHiPs’ Producer Was 91

TV producer and author Cy Chermak, who produced notable sequence together with “CHiPs,” “Kolchak: The Night time Stalker” and “Ironside,” died Friday of pure causes in Oahu, Hawaii. He was 91.

Chermak was born in 1929 in Bayonne, New Jersey as Seymour Albert Chermak. He started his profession in Hollywood on the age of 17, happening to turn out to be a profitable tv producer on sequence like “Conway,” “The Virginian” and “The Daring Ones: The New Medical doctors.”

Chermak served as an govt producer on the drama sequence “Ironside” from 1967-1974, the place he acquired three Emmy Award nominations for Excellent Drama Collection. A few of his different producing credit embody “Amy Prentiss,” “Kolchak: The Night time Stalker,” “Barbary Coast” and “Homicide on the World Collection.” Most notably, he produced 125 episodes of the buddy crime motion sequence “CHiPs,” which starred Robert Pine and Erik Estrada as two bike officers of the California Freeway Patrol (CHP).

Within the early Nineteen Fifties, Chermak was a head author on “Rocky King, Detective,” contributing to 236 episodes from 1950-1954. A few of his different writing credit embody “Rescue 8,” The Dakotas” and “Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology.” He additionally had a handful of small tv roles in reveals equivalent to “The Goldbergs” and the anthology drama sequence “Studio One in Hollywood.” He additionally wrote the screenplay for the 1959 sci-fi movie “4D Man.”

Later in life, Chermak went on to write down a guide titled “The Present Runner: An Insider’s Information to Profitable TV Manufacturing,” the place he shared a few of his real-life experiences and classes realized. Along with his three Emmy nominations, he garnered a number of Writers Guild nominations and different awards recognizing his contributions to the humanities and society.

Chermak is survived by his daughters, Rabbi Malka Drucker, Pam Treibe and Bonnie Chermak; 5 grandchildren and 9 nice grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his beloved spouse, TV author Francine Carroll, his dad and mom Doris and Albert Chermak and his sister Edith Weber.


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