Don Herbert, ‘Mr. Wizard’ (July 10, 1917 – June 12, 2007)


Donald Jeffrey Herbert “Mr. Wizard” (July 10, 1917 – June 12, 2007) brought science and fun to millions in the 50s, then again in the 80’s. I wasn’t allowed to watch TV for the most part, but Mr. Wizard was one of the shows which was always perfectly OK. After the news of Mr. Wizard passing away at the age of 89 today many makers sent in the news and brief comments like “I wouldn’t be where I am today without Mr. Wizard” – Post up your favorite memories, stories and more.

Watch Mr. Wizard (1951) had 547 live episodes. The show won a Peabody Award.
Mr. Wizard’s World (1983 -1990) was the longest running show on Nickelodeon.
In 1955 there were about 5,000 Mr. Wizard Science Clubs nationwide with more than 100,000 members.

  • Don Herbert, Los Angeles Times obituary – Link.
  • Donald Jeffrey Herbert, Wikipedia – Link.


  • Mr. Wizard Studios – Link.
  • Watch Mr. Wizard – Link.
  • Mr. Wizard’s World – Link.
  • Interview with Mr. Wizard on The Sound of Young America – Link.

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