David Pollock in Archive of American Television Interview, 2015
|Birthplace:||New York City, NY, U.S.|
|Screenwriter, Author, Radio/TV broadcaster|
|Appeared on/Involved with:||M*A*S*H (TV series)|
|24 as story consultant / 12 as co-writer, with Elias Davis, Seasons 9-11|
|Jobs/Role(s):||Writer / Story Consultant|
David Pollock (born July 2, 1939) co-wrote a total of twelve episodes of M*A*S*H with collaborative partner Elias Davis from Seasons 9 and 11, beginning with the Season 9 episode "Cementing Relationships" (episode #3, #223 overall). He also served as a story consultant for 24 episodes, beginning with the Season 10 episode #5, #223 overall.
David and fellow screenwriter Elias Davis began writing comedy bits together for KNX Los Angeles radio personalities in the 1960s, which led to their first television gig for CBS-TV's The Joey Bishop Show, as they went on to write for the syndicated, daytime Pat Boone Show, which became The Steve Allen Show.
The two, now in high demand in Hollywood, began a long collaborting together on numerous TV series projects by 1974, as they would go on to write for not only M*A*S*H, but also such other popular TV shows as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Chico and the Man, What's Happening!!, the short-lived ABC-TV sitcom series That's My Mama, the 1979 ABC-TV series Delta House, and more recently, Full House, Thea and Fraiser.