Robin Bernheim
Born
Robin Jill Bernheim

(1956-09-27) September 27, 1956 (age 65)
Other namesRobin Berger
OccupationTelevision screenwriter & producer
Years active1983-present

Robin Jill Bernheim (a.k.a. Robin Burger; born September 27, 1956) is an American television producer and writer, as well as a story editor and creative consultant.

Career

Bernheim was born in Santa Monica, California, and is a graduate of Stanford University and UCLA, where she received her MBA. She broke into television by submitting a spec script to Remington Steele,[1] which starred Stephanie Zimbalist, her friend since childhood.[2] Executive producer Michael Gleason then hired Bernheim on staff, leading to her career as one of the few women writing & producing hour-long, network television dramas in the 1980s and 1990s, including shows like Quantum Leap, Crazy Like a Fox, Houston Knights, MacGyver, Renegade and Tekwar. One of her Star Trek:Voyager episodes was chosen in 2020 by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the most memorable in the series' history [3]

Her work also includes several forays into animation, writing episodes of the Men In Black: The Series and Extreme Ghostbusters cartoons. In 2015, she co-produced and wrote the acclaimed PBS documentary feature Little House On The Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder.[4] She was the executive producer of the hit Hallmark series When Calls the Heart from 2015-2018,[5] the writer-producer of several Hallmark movies (including I'll Be Home For Christmas and Royal Hearts) [6] and in 2019 co-wrote & co-created the network's Mystery 101 series of movies with Lee Goldberg.[7] Most recently, Bernheim co-wrote and co-produced the 2019 Netflix movie The Princess Switch starring Vanessa Hudgens, as well as a sequel, The Princess Switch: Switched Again, that will be released for Christmas 2020 [8]

Personal life

Bernheim lives in Encino, California, with her husband David Burger and her daughter Katherine. Her brother is Douglas Bernheim, currently the Edward Ames Edmunds Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Filmography

Year Title Role/Job Episodes/
Notes
1986 Crazy Like a Fox Writer, Story Editor 2 episodes
MacGyver Writer, executive story consultant 2 episodes, "The Eraser" & "The Human Factor"
1986-87 Remington Steele Writer, executive story editor 7 episodes
1987 Beauty and the Beast Writer Episode: "Dark Spirit"
Houston Knights Co-producer, writer Wrote/produced episode "Mirrors"
Matlock Writer, executive story consultant 7 episodes
1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation Writer Episode: "The Hunted"
1990-91 Over My Dead Body Writer / Teleplay 2 episodes
1992 Tequila and Bonetti Producer, writer (Teleplay/Story) 5 episodes
1991-92 Beyond Reality Writer 3 episodes
1992-93 Quantum Leap Producer, writer 5 episodes
1993-96 Renegade Supervising producer, writer 6 episodes
1994-96 TekWar Writer, supervising creative consultant Entire series
1994-98 Diagnosis: Murder Writer 3 episodes
1995 Silk Stalkings Writer Episode: "Tricks of the Trade"
1995-96 Renegade Supervising producer 20 episodes
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Writer Episode: "Witchy Woman"
1997-98 Ghost Stories Writer / Teleplay writer 5 episodes
1998 Men in Black: The Series Writer Episode: "The Jack O'Lantern Syndrome"
1999-2000 Star Trek: Voyager Producer, writer 29 episodes
1999 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Writer Episode: "Critical List"
2000-01 Earth: Final Conflict Writer 22 episodes
2003 Wild Card Writer TV series; Credited as Robin Jill Burger
2003-04 She Spies Supervising producer, writer 23 episodes
2015–2018 When Calls the Heart Executive producer, Writer, Showrunner 22 episodes total
2018 The Princess Switch Writer Netflix film
2018 A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding Writer Netflix film
2019-to present Mystery 101 Co-Creator Hallmark Mysteries & Movies 7 TV movies

References

  1. ^ "Leap Years: 'Robin Bernheim Is Doing Her Part to Make You Watch Quantum Leap". Starlog Magazine #184 November 1992.
  2. ^ "Zimbalist Writes Her Way Through Steele". Tampa Tribune. 29 July 1984.
  3. ^ "The Forgotten 'Star Trek: Voyager' Episode Worth Revisiting". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ "Laura Ingalls Wilder Documentary". littlehouseontheprairie.com.
  5. ^ "'When Calls The Heart' Renewed for Season 4'". Deadline Hollywood. 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "A Hallmark of Christmas". Written By Magazine. January 2019.
  7. ^ "Interview with Lee Goldberg about 'Mystery 101'". Kings River Life Magazine. 9 February 2019.
  8. ^ "The Princess Switch fans hyped for sequel with Vanessa Hudgens in three roles". The Mirror UK. 31 October 2019.