Stanley Ralph Ross
62 (passed away Mar. 16th, 2000)
Jul. 22nd, 1937
New York, USA
Stanley Ralph Ross' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1998 - Babe: Pig in the City
1965 - The Flight of the Phoenix
Guest TV Roles
Old Indian (Voiced)
Barney 'Ballpoint' Baxter
Spent several years in advertising, first writing for show business was the Beach Party Movies, then moved on to write every 4th episode of "Batman", multiple episodes for "The Monkees", "The Man From UNCLE", "All In The Family", "Colombo", "Banacek", "KIDS Incorporated".
Began creating and/or developing shows for TV including "Wonder Woman", "That's My Mama", "The Electric Company", "The Monster Squad", "The Challenge Of The Sexes", "The Kallikaks", "Where In The World Is Carmen Dan Diego", also many TV movies including "Coffee, Tea Or Me?", "Gold Of The Amazon Women", "Three On A Date", "For The Love Of It", "Sky Heist", many others. Acted as a regular in "Falcon Crest", "Superior Court", "Family Medical Center", about 60 shows all together. More than 1000 commercials as a vice and was a regular voice on such cartoons as "Red Planet Mars", "Superman", "Superfriends", Challenge Of The Superfriends", "G.I. Joe", "Richie Rich", and many more. Ph.D and teacher at USC Film School (Comedy) Married with three children.
- Has appeared or been the subject of articles in Lefthander Magazine, Science Fiction Magazine, Fantastique, many more.
- As an ABC executive, he wrote and directed the intro to ABC's Wide World of Sports.
- CEO of Comedy Software Inc. (partnered with Milton Berle), DiskTop Publishing (a CD-ROM company), president of Hollywood Showcase (an infomercials company).
- Eventually became an ordained minister who presided over the marriage of Burt Ward ("Robin" on the "Batman" TV series) to his third and present wife.
- At the time of his death, was writing two features, one for Hallmark (which he intended to direct), and had two films under option.
- Two hundred songs written and produced. Collaborations with Henry Mancini, 'Anthony Newley' (qv) 'Bill Conti' (qv) 'Charles Fox' Jimmy Haskell, Sid Kuller, many more.
- Partner in nine Improvisation Nightclubs, and two baseball teams (South Bend Silver Hawks, Erie Pirates).
- His real-life nickname, "Ballpoint Baxter," was also the name of a character he played on the "Batman" TV series. Ironically enough, for the man who scripted almost a third of the "Batman" shows (but not the one he guested on), his character had no lines.
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