When Ron was at Hanna-Barbera studios, he was the writer for Scooby-Doo, as well as The Smurfs, the Snorks and other well known cartoon shows. He also worked on Mork and Mindy and The Pink Panther where he made his reputation! Norman Lear’s production company put Ron to work on Good Times, The Jefferson’s, All in the Family and Chips.
Danny Simon, the brother of Neil Simon later brought Ron onto his staff to write for his ABC Special. Neil Simon reportedly always said that it was his brother that taught him to write.
During his free time from all the busy creations that he worked on in Hollywood, Ron took the time to write the Thriller movie called Terror in Paradise. It is still available on Amazon.
Ron often talks about Bud Abbott from the team of Abbott and Costello. When Ron was 16 years old and living in Encino, California, he struck up a friendship with Abbott as he sat at the feet of the master, both as a friend and as a student of comedy writing.
Ron also worked with Sherwood Schwartz, the great writer and producer, over the years. With Sherwood, Ron worked on the Gilligan’s Island series for Metro Media. Ron said that each day was so very exciting for him as he watched the characters delivering his written lines for them.
Ron’s beloved characters were Gilligan, The Skipper, Mary Ann, Mrs. Howell and the Professor. Two of Ron’s favorite stories include his interaction with John Travolta and Wayne Newton.
Ron Sellz resides in Chatsworth, CA, is happily married to his wife Teri, and has three sons: Stuart, Scott and Brandon.