|Alma mater||Maryland Institute College of Art|
|Spouse(s)||Lynn Pleshette (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)|
Diana Jacobs (1977 - present) (2 children)
Life and careerEdit
David Jacobs was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the elder of two children (with a younger sister). His Jewish parents were of modest means, and Jacobs's father worked as a household appliance salesman. Jacobs was educated at Baltimore City College High School, and received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Soon after graduation, he moved to New York City, where he worked as an illustrator and researcher for Grolier's Encyclopedia. He soon branched out as a freelance writer of nonfiction articles, the best known of which concerned the architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller. He also wrote a children's book on the great artists of the Renaissance.. In 1975 he co-wrote the non-fiction book "Police, a Precinct at Work", with Sara Ann Friedman. The book was a series of stories based upon 6 months of the authors' ride-alongs with police from NYPD's 24th precinct.
His marriage to actress Lynn Pleshette produced one child, his daughter Albyn, but ended in divorce. Later, he married his current wife Diana, with whom he has two children, Aaron and Molly. Jacobs moved to Los Angeles to be closer to his daughter, and tried his hand at screenwriting. His script for a proposed unnamed pilot mini series was later named Dallas. The mini series was so successful that the show was picked up as an on-going series & cemented his career as a writer and producer.
|1977-1978||Family, season 3||✓|
|1978-1979||Dallas, seasons 1-3||✓||✓|
|1979||Married: The First Year||✓||✓||✓|
|1980||Secrets of Midland Heights||✓||✓|
|1982||Behind the Screen||✓||✓|
|1986||Dallas: The Early Years||✓||✓|
|1992-1993||Bodies of Evidence||✓||✓|
|1993||The Knots Landing Block Party||✓|
|1997||Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac||✓|
|2005||Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again||✓|