Lester Wm. Berke (1934–2004)

Producer | Second Unit or Assistant Director | Production Manager
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KNOWN FOR 
Quincy M.E. (1979-1983) | The Rockford Files (1974-1980) | The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. More »
AKA 
Lester William Berke | Lester Berke | Les Berke | Lester William Burke | Lester Burke | Les Burke | Baby Lester | Les berke  Less
NICKNAME  
Les
BORN 
Sep 17, 1934 (died Sep 16, 2004)

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Past Film & Video (7 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Karate Kid Part IIIThe Karate Kid Part III Unit Production Manager  Less 1989 $39MM / —
  • Primary photo for Mac and MeMac and Me Production Manager  Less 1988 $13MM $6.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Counterfeit KillerThe Counterfeit Killer Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Three Guns for TexasThree Guns for Texas Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for PsychoPsycho Second Assistant Director (uncredited)  Less 1960 $807K $32MM / $50MM
  • Primary photo for Running WildRunning Wild Assistant Director (uncredited)  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Gun GritGun Grit Bobby Hess (as Baby Lester)  Less 1936
Past Television (56 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden PagodaThe Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Punishment and CrimeThe Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul PlayThe Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows BestThe Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits...The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: A Blessing in DisguiseThe Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (TV Movie) Second Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Knight Rider 2010Knight Rider 2010 (TV Movie) Unit Production Manager (as Les Berke)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Cover Girl and the CopThe Cover Girl and the Cop (TV Movie) Production Manager (as Lester Berke)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's RidgeDesperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (TV Movie) Coordinating Producer (as Lester Berke)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The Return of DesperadoThe Return of Desperado (TV Movie) Coordinating Producer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Hard CopyHard Copy (TV Series) Producer (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for AirwolfAirwolf (TV Series) Producer (22 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984–1985 22
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  • Primary photo for Whiz KidsWhiz Kids (TV Series) Coordinating Producer (12 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–1984 12
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  • Primary photo for Quincy M.E.Quincy M.E. (TV Series) Supervising Producer (66 episodes, 1980), Associate Producer (9 episodes, 1979), Producer (8 episodes, 1980), Director (1 episode, 1982), Writer (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1979–1983 83
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  • Primary photo for The Rockford FilesThe Rockford Files (TV Series) Unit Manager (83 episodes, 1974), Writer (story by) (2 episodes, 1976), Writer (1 episode, 1976), Writer (teleplay by) (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1974–1980 84
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  • Primary photo for B.J. and the BearB.J. and the Bear (TV Series) Producer (10 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 10
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  • Primary photo for CentennialCentennial (TV Mini-series) Unit Manager (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
    • The Longhorns (Dec 3, 1978) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew MysteriesThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series) Unit Manager (6 episodes, 1977), Unit Production Manager (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1977–1978 7
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  • Primary photo for Baa Baa Black SheepBaa Baa Black Sheep (TV Series) Writer (story) (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Project U.F.O.Project U.F.O. (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1978), Writer (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 2
  • Primary photo for The Six Million Dollar ManThe Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) Writer (story) (1 episode, 1974), Writer (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1974–1977 2
  • Primary photo for BarettaBaretta (TV Series) Unit Manager (1 episode, 1975), Assistant Director (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 2
    • The Mansion (Apr 2, 1975) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Walk Like You Talk (Mar 14, 1975) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hec RamseyHec Ramsey (TV Series) Unit Manager (4 episodes, 1973)  Less 1973–1974 4
    • Only Birds and Fools (Apr 7, 1974) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Scar Tissue (Mar 10, 1974) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Dead Heat (Feb 3, 1974) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Adam-12Adam-12 (TV Series) Unit Manager (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for The Questor TapesThe Questor Tapes (TV Movie) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Money to BurnMoney to Burn (TV Movie) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Night GalleryNight Gallery (TV Series) Assistant Director (15 episodes, 1970)  Less 1970–1973 15
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  • Primary photo for You'll Never See Me AgainYou'll Never See Me Again (TV Movie) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Female ArtilleryFemale Artillery (TV Movie) Unit Manager (as Les Berke)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for SargeSarge (TV Series) Assistant Director (2 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971–1972 2
  • Primary photo for The Bull of the WestThe Bull of the West (TV Movie) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The VirginianThe Virginian (TV Series) Assistant Director (26 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963–1971 26
    • The Angus Killer (Feb 10, 1971) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Experiment at New Life (Nov 18, 1970) Assistant Director  Less
    • Gun Quest (Oct 21, 1970) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The ChallengersThe Challengers (TV Movie) Assistant Director  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The OutsiderThe Outsider (TV Series) Assistant Director (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for The Name of the GameThe Name of the Game (TV Series) Assistant Director (3 episodes, 1968)  Less 1968–1969 3
    • Love-In at Ground Zero (Jan 31, 1969) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • The Inquiry (Jan 17, 1969) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • The White Birch (Nov 29, 1968) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Run for Your LifeRun for Your Life (TV Series) Assistant Director (3 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965–1968 3
  • Primary photo for Cowboy in AfricaCowboy in Africa (TV Series) Assistant Director (2 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967 2
  • Primary photo for RangoRango (TV Series) Assistant Director (2 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967 2
  • Primary photo for ShaneShane (TV Series) Assistant Director (9 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966 9
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  • Primary photo for LaredoLaredo (TV Series) Assistant Director (3 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965–1966 3
    • The Treasure of San Diablo (Feb 17, 1966) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • The Heroes of San Gill (Dec 23, 1965) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Jinx (Dec 2, 1965) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Kraft Suspense TheatreKraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) Assistant Director (4 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963–1965 4
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  • Primary photo for The Alfred Hitchcock HourThe Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) Assistant Director (3 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964–1965 3
    • The Photographer and the Undertaker (Mar 15, 1965) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Lonely Place (Nov 16, 1964) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • Isabel (Jun 5, 1964) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for The MunstersThe Munsters (TV Series) Assistant Director (2 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964 2
  • Primary photo for Wagon TrainWagon Train (TV Series) Assistant Director (4 episodes, 1963), Writer (story) (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958–1963 5
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  • Primary photo for Wide CountryWide Country (TV Series) Assistant Director (3 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963 3
  • Primary photo for Ichabod and MeIchabod and Me (TV Series) Assistant Director (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
    • Bob's Award (Apr 17, 1962) Assistant Director (as Les berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Assistant Director (2 episodes, 1961)  Less 1961–1962 2
    • The Last Remains (Mar 27, 1962) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • The Throwback (Feb 28, 1961) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for General Electric TheaterGeneral Electric Theater (TV Series) Assistant Director (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for ThrillerThriller (TV Series) Assistant Director (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for The Tall ManThe Tall Man (TV Series) Assistant Director (3 episodes, 1961)  Less 1961–1962 3
    • St. Louis Woman (Jan 20, 1962) Assistant Director (as Les Burke)  Less
    • Apache Daughter (Dec 30, 1961) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
    • A Tombstone for Billy (Dec 16, 1961) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Leave It to BeaverLeave It to Beaver (TV Series) Assistant Director (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
    • Beaver's Freckles (Oct 29, 1960) Assistant Director (as Les Berke)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Restless GunThe Restless Gun (TV Series) Writer (teleplay & story) (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
    • The Englishman (Jun 8, 1959) Writer (teleplay & story)  Less
  • Primary photo for Judge Roy BeanJudge Roy Bean (TV Series) Assistant Director (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for I Led 3 LivesI Led 3 Lives (TV Series) Second Assistant Director (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
    • Fifth Amendment (1954) Second Assistant Director (as Lester Burke)  Less
  • Primary photo for Life with ElizabethLife with Elizabeth (TV Series) Assistant Director (6 episodes, 1953)  Less 1953–1954 6
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