Jack Gross

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

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


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