Reinhold Weege
Reinhold weege
Reinhold Weege developed the series "Night Court".
General Information
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Born: (1949-12-23)December 23, 1949
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died December 1, 2012(2012-12-01) (aged 62)
Death Location La Jolla, California, U.S.
Writer, Director, Producer
Years active: 1975-2012
Known for: work on the ABC-TV series Barney Miller
Spouse(s): Shelley Pierce, ? - ?, divorced (2 children)
Children: Daughters Alix and Tez
Appearances/Series information
Involved with: Night Court
Episode(s): All in series (as producer)
17 in Seasons 1-5 (as writer)
2 in Seasons 2 and 3 (as director}
Job on series: Series creator/executive producer, director and screenwriter
Reinhold Weege (December 23, 1949 - December 1, 2012) was a television writer, producer and director. Reinhold, who created the Night Court TV series, also served as executive producer of the series, and also wrote 17 episodes beginning with the series pilot episode, "All You Need Is Love", with the final episode directed being "I'm OK, You're Catatonic/Schizophrenic" in Season 5. He also directed two episodes, Season 2's "Best of Friends", and "Walk, Don't Wheel" in Season 3.


Reinhold, who was born and raised in , Chicago, Illinois, wrote for several television series, including Barney Miller and M*A*S*H. In 1981, he created the series Park Place. In 1984, he created the hit NBC-TV sitcom Night Court which ran for nine seasons on the NBC broadcast television network.[1] Weege owned Starry Night Productions, which produced Night Court until 1989, when Weege left the series after six seasons. He also produced the short-lived sitcom Nikki and Alexander in 1989.[2] He was nominated for four Emmy Awards during his career, one for Barney Miller and three for Night Court.[3] Reinhold maintained a career in television.

Weege died at age 62 in La Jolla, California from natural causes.[4][3]


  1. Slotnik, Daniel E.. "Reinhold Weege, Creator of 'Night Court,' Dies at 62", December 11, 2012. Retrieved on December 16, 2012. 
  2. Bobbin, Jay. "Matheson in serious role", April 21, 1989, p. TV9. Retrieved on December 16, 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Trounson, Rebecca. "Reinhold Weege dies at 62; creator of TV hit 'Night Court'", December 8, 2012. Retrieved on December 16, 2012. 
  4. Barnes, Mike. "'Night Court' Creator Reinhold Weege Dies at 63", The Hollywood Reporter, December 7, 2012. Retrieved on December 7, 2012. 

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