Jack Gross

Jack Gross Jr. (February 4, 1929 – December 14, 2007) was an American film screenwriter and television situation comedy writer.

  • for the American film and television producer please see Jack J. Gross


Gross was born in Fort Worth, Texas.[1] His father, Jack O. Gross, founded KFMB-TV, the first television station in San Diego in May 1949.[1] His brother Laurence Gross was an entertainment critic on KNSD.

He wrote the screenplays for Clay Pigeon and Welcome to Arrow Beach (1974).[2] On television, he wrote episodes of Gilligan's Island, Diff'rent Strokes and My Favorite Martian.[2][3]

He attended Point Loma High School. He was a graduate of San Fernando Valley State College, now known as CSUN, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.[4] Gross died of heart failure in La Jolla, California.[1][4]

His son is Josh E. Gross, publisher of Beverly Hills Weekly.


  1. Jack Gross Jr. on IMDb
  2. The New York Times
  3. "Man in Rolls Hails from Hollywood" (14 March 2001), The Press-Enterprise, page B2
  4. https://classictvhistory.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/obituary-jack-gross-jr-78-tv-comedy-writer/

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