Donald Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is a former Marine (serving from 1955 to 1959 and continuing as a reservist until 1963) who has been the creator (with producer and screenwriter credits) of such popular television shows as the original Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and NCIS. He has been a Republican for most of his life (during the Nixon era he became an independent).
- TV Creators: Conversations with America's Top Producers of Television Drama (Volume 2). James L. Longworth. Syracuse University Press, 2002. ISBN 0815607024. p.129-151.