Dean Hargrove is an American television producer, writer, and director. His background includes graduating the St. John’s Military School. He specializes in creating mystery series. He frequently works with television producer Fred Silverman and television writer Joel Steiger.
Early in his career, Hargrove received national attention, receiving an Emmy nomination for a short-lives NBC series with Bob Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show. A few years later in 1964, Hargrove became a writer for the television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. After, Hargrove worked at Universal Studios’ on shows like It Takes a Thief, The Name of the Game and Columbo.
In more recent years, he worked for Viacom Productions and Paramount Network Television, producing the shows Matlock on NBC and ABC from 1986 to 1995, Jake and the Fatman on CBS from 1987 to 1992, and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS from 1993 to 2002. Hargrove won a Primetime Emmy Award for Columbo in 1974 and was nominated on four other occasions.