Stephen Talbot

Born Feb 28, 1949

Stephen Henderson Talbot is an award-winning TV reporter, writer, and documentary producer who began his career as a television child actor of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is the son of actor Lyle Talbot. He is best known for the early TV sit-com Leave It to Beaver, in which he had the semi-regular role as Gilbert Bates, best friend of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on February 28, 1949.
1959 10 Years Old 1 More Event
Talbot's first appearance as "Gilbert" on "Leave it to Beaver" was in a 1959 episode called "Beaver and Gilbert," where he plays a new kid in town who is prone to telling tall tales. … Read More


1960 11 Years Old In 1960, he played Jimmie Kendall, son of the title character in CBS's Perry Mason in the episode, "The Case of the Wandering Widow." … Read More


1992 43 Years Old Talbot's many TV documentaries include two Peabody Award winners, Broken Arrow, about nuclear weapons accidents, and, The Case of Dashiell Hammett," a biography of the crime writer. Talbot has had a long association with the PBS series Frontline beginning with his documentary on the financing of the 1992 presidential campaign, "The Best Campaign Money Can Buy," which won a DuPont Award and continuing through 2007 with his documentary on the media, "News War: What's Happening to the News."


2001 52 Years Old For KQED in 2001, he produced a one-hour documentary about Jerry Brown as mayor of Oakland, The Celebrity and the City. … Read More
2002 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Frontline's executive producer David Fanning named Talbot to be the series editor of Frontline World, Frontline's international news magazine show.


2010 61 Years Old He was also the creator and executive producer of Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders, a music show for PBS with host Marco Werman, whose pilot episode aired in 2010. … Read More
2012 63 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2012-2014, Talbot was senior producer for video projects at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville, California, including feature news stories for the PBS Newshour, Univision, documentaries for KQED-TV in San Francisco ("Hunger in the Valley of Plenty") and a series of online documentary shorts, including "To Kill a Sparrow" about a forced marriage in Afghanistan, which was featured as a New York Times Video. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old …  In 2015, he wrote a story reminiscing about the home birth of his daughter. … Read More
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