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Herbie J Pilato is a writer, producer, TV personality, singer/songwriter, actor, and the author of over 14 media tie-in/popular culture/celebrity biographies.

Those include RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, which the Los Angeles Book Festival just named 2023’s Book of the Year (subsequently making Pilato “Author of the Year”).

Pilato’s other books include MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, which Pete Hammond of called “…another one of Herbie J Pilato’s all-encompassing biographies.”

Peter King of CBS News Radio hailed, “Herbie J Pilato is a true ‘keeper of the flame’ for classic TV. With MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, he’s given us an extensive, humanizing look at one of the medium’s biggest icons; the good, the bad, and sometimes, the ugly. But it’s real.”

Pilato’s acting credits include classic TV shows like The Golden Girls, a former stand-in-dancer for the ’80s music series, Solid Gold, and a former NBC Page who worked on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

In his book, NBC & ME: MY LIFE AS A PAGE IN A BOOK, Pilato shares the various experiences of working on several classic TV shows of the 1980s.

As the author of two biographies of Bewitched TV star Elizabeth Montgomery (TWITCH UPON A STAR and THE ESSENTIAL ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY), Pilato has served as an executive producer, writer, and on-screen commentator for the acclaimed Reelz TV documentary, ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY: A BEWITCHED LIFE.

Pilato has been profiled in Remind Magazine (published by TV Guide), and Closer Weekly Magazine, among other publications.

In 2019, Pilato hosted and co-executive-produced his own classic TV talk show, THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, which streamed on Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime UK, and Shout! Factory TV. Guests included actors Ed Asner, Burt Ward, Cindy Williams, Robert Conrad, David Selby, and more.

In 2013, Pilato founded the Classic TV Preservation Society (CTVPS), a formal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the positive social influence of classic television programming.

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