BIO: WOODY FRASER - Television Producer, Director, Packager

WOODY FRASER has created, developed, and produced many of television's most successful talk/variety, news, comedy, reality and children's shows, including the enormously popular MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW, THAT'S INCREDIBLE, and HOME. Mr. Fraser is responsible for establishing GOOD MORNING AMERICA as the preeminent morning news and entertainment program during his tenure as GMA's first executive producer.

Mr. Fraser began his career in 1960 as a dynamic young director for NBC. It was that same year that he first met Mike Douglas and created the co-host concept, making THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW one of the most successful and longest running talk shows in television history.

Between 1966 and 1973, Woody Fraser was responsible for an unprecedented 32 1/2 hours of television programming every week, with THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW, THE DICK CAVETT SHOW, THE DELLA REESE SHOW, THE BILL RUSSELL SHOW and KID TALK, all airing simultaneously. During that period, he also created and produced THE VIRGINIA GRAHAM SHOW, and THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW.

Continuing his long record of program innovation, Woody Fraser has launched scores of successful television programs, to name a few: THE RICHARD SIMMONS SHOW, AMERICA ALIVE, THOSE AMAZING ANIMALS, PEOPLE DO THE CRAZIEST THINGS, and LIFE'S MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENTS (a series of ten one-hour specials for the ABC network, the first of which was hosted by John Ritter and became the top-rated special of 1984.)

The HOME SHOW, (hosted by Gary Collins and Sarah Purcell), evolved from a half-hour in 1987 to a full hour of live broadcasting every weekday morning on the ABC television network for seven seasons.

For more than a decade, among Nickelodeons highest rated shows are two fast-paced, fun-filled programs produced by Mr. Fraser for the younger set: WILD AND CRAZY KIDS and WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (rated in the "Top Ten For Tweens" by TV Guide).

Produced in recent years for SPIKE ENTERTAINMENT are  WHAT ARE THE ODDS, (hosted by John Salley and Samantha Harris),  ULTIMATE REVENGE, (hosted by Ryan Seacrest), McENROE, the highly-acclaimed CNBC TOPIC A (guest-hosted by Vermont Governor Howard Dean),  the  $250,000 BOWLING SHOOTOUT, a series of ESPN specials, and PaxNet's XTREMEFAKEOVERS.

Gaining international attention last fall STAND UP 2 CANCER, a landmark in television programming, involved all three major television networks in a galvanizing force, created to urgently move cancer research forward.

Debuting last fall on Fox News, (and beating out competitors according to the Nielsen ratings) is HUCKABEE.

Mr. Fraser's autobiography, CHANGING THE FACE OF TELEVISION will be published next year.

CLICK HERE to link to the website for STAND UP 2 CANCER!

Woody Fraser - Executive Producer
(on the set of HOME & FAMILY)