Herbie J Pilato is the writer/producer and cultural commentator on a number of television shows, including the TV Guide Network’s 100 Greatest Moments of Television, Bewitched: The E! True Hollywood Story, A&E’s Biography of Elizabeth Montgomery, and TLC’s Behind the Fame specials on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show, among others. He’s also worked on various classic TV DVD documentaries for Sony, NBCUniversal, and Warner Bros., including The Six Million Dollar Man boxed set, Kung Fu, and CHiPs.
Herbie J is also the author of several critically-acclaimed pop-culture/media tie-in books, including Glamour Gidgets and the Girl Next Door (Taylor Trade, 2014), The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide To Her Magical Performances (Taylor Trade, 2013), Twitch Upon A Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2012), Bewitched Forever (Tapestry 2004/2001-Summit, 1996), The Bewitched Book (Dell, 1992), The Bionic Book (BearManor Media, 2007), Life Story: The Book of Life Goes On (BearManor Media, 2007), The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom (Tuttle, 1995), The Kung Fu Book of Caine (Tuttle, 1993), and NBC & ME: My Life As A Page In A Book (BearManor Media, 2008).
Herbie J presides over Television, Ink. (a family-oriented TV, film and literary production company), and serves as Founder and Executive Director for The Classic TV Preservation Society (a nonprofit that helps to close the gap between popular culture and education). He resides in Burbank, California, which he affectionately refers to as a cross between Hollywood and Mayberry.