Rod Serling (1924–1975)

Writer | Actor | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Planet of the Apes (1968) | Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) | Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 8 nominations More »
AKA 
John Phillips
BORN 
Dec 25, 1924 (died Jun 28, 1975)
HEIGHT 
5' 4" (1.63m)

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (25 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (74 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for GorillavilleGorillaville (TV Series) Special Thanks ( 22 episodes, 2014–2017 )  Less 2014–2017 22
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  • Primary photo for The Hitch-HikerThe Hitch-Hiker (TV Series) Writer (original teleplay)  Less 2015– 
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 44 episodes, 2002–2003 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Writer (story by) ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2002–2003 44
    • Burned (May 21, 2003) Writer (created by)  Less
    • Sunrise (May 21, 2003) Writer (created by)  Less
    • Homecoming (May 7, 2003) Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for For All TimeFor All Time (TV Movie) Writer (Twilight Zone episode "A Stop at Willoughby")  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for A Storm in SummerA Storm in Summer (TV Movie) Writer (1970 teleplay), Writer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for A Town Has Turned to DustA Town Has Turned to Dust (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for In the Presence of Mine EnemiesIn the Presence of Mine Enemies (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Enemy WithinThe Enemy Within (TV Movie) Writer (screenplay "Seven Days in May")  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost ClassicsTwilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie) Writer (story), Writer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 65 episodes, 1985–1989 ) , Writer (based on the story and teleplay by) ( 2 episodes, 1985–1986 ) , Writer (story by) ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1985–1989 65
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  • Primary photo for The Sad and Lonely SundaysThe Sad and Lonely Sundays (TV Movie) Producer, Writer  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Time TravelersTime Travelers (TV Movie) Writer (story)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Legendary Curse of the Hope DiamondThe Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Rekvijem za teskasaRekvijem za teskasa (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Night GalleryNight Gallery (TV Series) Himself - Host ( 27 episodes, 1969–1973 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 19 episodes, 1970–1973 ) , Writer ( 11 episodes, 1969–1972 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1971 )  Less 1969–1973 27
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  • Primary photo for IronsideIronside (TV Series) Thyros, Witches Shop Keeper ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for Appointment with DestinyAppointment with Destiny (TV Series) Narrator ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Waar is iedereen?Waar is iedereen? (TV Short) Writer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for A Storm in SummerA Storm in Summer (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The New PeopleThe New People (TV Series) Writer (developer) ( 17 episodes, 1969–1970 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969–1970 17
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  • Primary photo for Certain Honorable MenCertain Honorable Men (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie) Writer (adaptation)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Doomsday FlightThe Doomsday Flight (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for InsightInsight (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for The LonerThe Loner (TV Series) Supervising Script Consultant ( 26 episodes, 1965–1966 ) , Writer (created by) ( 26 episodes, 1965–1966 ) , Writer ( 15 episodes, 1965–1966 )  Less 1965–1966 26
    • To Hang a Dead Man (Mar 12, 1966) Supervising Script Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
    • The Burden of the Badge (Mar 5, 1966) Supervising Script Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Pick Me Another Time to Die (Feb 26, 1966) Supervising Script Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Der neue MannDer neue Mann (TV Movie) Writer (play)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1963–1965 ) , Writer (adaptation) ( 1 episode, 1964 ) , Writer (previous teleplay The Strike) ( 1 episode, 1964 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963–1965 5
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  • Primary photo for A Carol for Another ChristmasA Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Narrator / Himself - Host ( 156 episodes, 1959–1964 ) , Writer (created by) ( 156 episodes, 1959–1964 ) , Writer ( 71 episodes, 1959–1964 ) , Executive Producer (Cayuga Productions) ( 36 episodes, 1959–1960 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 21 episodes, 1959–1964 )  Less 1959–1964 156
    • The Bewitchin' Pool (Jun 19, 1964) Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited), Writer (created by)  Less
    • The Fear (May 29, 1964) Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited), Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Come Wander with Me (May 22, 1964) Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited), Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Movie MakerThe Movie Maker (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Im Schatten des KriegesIm Schatten des Krieges (TV Movie) Writer (play)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Ichabod and MeIchabod and Me (TV Series) Eugene Hollinfield ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for Armchair TheatreArmchair Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1958–1961 )  Less 1958–1961 3
  • Primary photo for Der entscheidende AugenblickDer entscheidende Augenblick (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for BBC Sunday-Night PlayBBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for Playhouse 90Playhouse 90 (TV Series) Writer ( 8 episodes, 1956–1960 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1957 ) , Writer (adaptation for television) ( 1 episode, 1956 ) , Writer (script) ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1956–1960 11
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  • Primary photo for BBC Sunday-Night TheatreBBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1957–1959 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957–1959 3
  • Primary photo for TeledramaTeledrama (TV Series) Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for Television PlaywrightTelevision Playwright (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for Requiem voor een zwaargewichtRequiem voor een zwaargewicht (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Westinghouse Desilu PlayhouseWestinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for PursuitPursuit (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Matinee TheatreMatinee Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1955–1958 )  Less 1955–1958 2
  • Primary photo for Blood MoneyBlood Money (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Kaiser Aluminum HourThe Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for General Electric TheaterGeneral Electric Theater (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1955–1956 )  Less 1955–1956 2
  • Primary photo for The United States Steel HourThe United States Steel Hour (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1955–1956 )  Less 1955–1956 3
  • Primary photo for The Catholic HourThe Catholic Hour (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for Studio OneStudio One (TV Series) Writer ( 4 episodes, 1953–1955 ) , Writer (written especially for Studio One by) ( 2 episodes, 1954–1956 )  Less 1953–1956 6
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  • Primary photo for Climax!Climax! (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1955 ) , Writer (adaptation) ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 3
  • Primary photo for Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside TheatreJane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for Star TonightStar Tonight (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for Appointment with AdventureAppointment with Adventure (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for The Ford Television TheatreThe Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) Writer (story and screenplay) ( 1 episode, 1955 ) , Writer (story & teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954–1955 2
    • Garrity's Sons (Mar 24, 1955) Writer (story and screenplay)  Less
    • The Summer Memory (Nov 18, 1954) Writer (story & teleplay)  Less
  • Primary photo for Kraft Television TheatreKraft Television Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 5 episodes, 1953 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1955 )  Less 1953–1955 7
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  • Primary photo for PlaybillPlaybill (TV Series) Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for Armstrong Circle TheatreArmstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1952–1955 )  Less 1952–1955 2
  • Primary photo for The ChallengeThe Challenge (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for DangerDanger (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1954 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 2
  • Primary photo for Center StageCenter Stage (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for The Motorola Television HourThe Motorola Television Hour (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1953–1954 )  Less 1953–1954 2
  • Primary photo for The Philip Morris PlayhouseThe Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Medallion TheatreMedallion Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1953 )  Less 1953 3
  • Primary photo for Campbell PlayhouseCampbell Playhouse (TV Series) Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for Lux Video TheatreLux Video Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 8 episodes, 1952–1953 )  Less 1952–1953 8
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  • Primary photo for Ponds TheaterPonds Theater (TV Series) Writer  Less 1953– 
  • Primary photo for SuspenseSuspense (TV Series) Writer (written for television by) ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for Man Against PainMan Against Pain (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Horace Mann's MiracleHorace Mann's Miracle (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for The DoctorThe Doctor (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1952 )  Less 1952 2
  • Primary photo for I Lift Up My LampI Lift Up My Lamp (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for The Carlson LegendThe Carlson Legend (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Shadow of the CloakShadow of the Cloak (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1952 )  Less 1952 1
  • Primary photo for Stars Over HollywoodStars Over Hollywood (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1950 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1950 )  Less 1950 2
Self (53 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The ExilesThe Exiles Himself  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for UFOs: It Has BegunUFOs: It Has Begun Presenter and Narrator  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Art of FilmThe Art of Film (TV Series) Narrator  Less 1976– 
  • Primary photo for They Made Movies in IthacaThey Made Movies in Ithaca Narrator  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Outer Space ConnectionThe Outer Space Connection Narrator  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for UFOs: Past, Present, and FutureUFOs: Past, Present, and Future Narrator  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Monsters! Mysteries or Myths?Monsters! Mysteries or Myths? (TV Movie) Himself - Host  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Undersea World of Jacques CousteauThe Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (TV Series) Narrator ( 28 episodes, 1968–1974 )  Less 1968–1974
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  • Primary photo for Big MouthBig Mouth Narrator  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Stand Up and CheerStand Up and Cheer (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Night GalleryNight Gallery (TV Series) Himself - Host ( 48 episodes, 1969–1973 )  Less 1969–1973
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  • Primary photo for The Silent DrumThe Silent Drum Narrator  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Deadly FathomsDeadly Fathoms Narrator  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for PasswordPassword (TV Series) Himself - Celebrity Contestant ( 6 episodes, 1972–1973 )  Less 1972–1973
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  • Primary photo for In Search of Ancient AstronautsIn Search of Ancient Astronauts (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for In Search of Ancient MysteriesIn Search of Ancient Mysteries (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Sixth SenseThe Sixth Sense (TV Series) Himself - Host / Himself ( 5 episodes, 1972 )  Less 1972
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  • Primary photo for Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th AnniversaryZenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary (TV Special) Himself  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Writer / Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 1972 )  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Pet SetThe Pet Set (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Laugh-InLaugh-In (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1968–1970 )  Less 1968–1970
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  • Primary photo for DellaDella (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The UnexplainedThe Unexplained (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Andy Williams ShowThe Andy Williams Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Liar's ClubLiar's Club (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Donald O'Connor ShowThe Donald O'Connor Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself ( 8 episodes, 1963–1968 )  Less 1963–1968
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  • Primary photo for PersonalityPersonality (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Silent TreatmentSilent Treatment Himself  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Social Security in ActionSocial Security in Action (TV Series) Himself  Less 1958–1968
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for You Don't SayYou Don't Say (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1963–1967 )  Less 1963–1967
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  • Primary photo for The Match GameThe Match Game (TV Series) Himself - Team Captain ( 40 episodes, 1963–1966 )  Less 1963–1966
    • Episode #5.20 (Sep 23, 1966) Himself - Team Captain  Less
    • Episode #5.19 (Sep 22, 1966) Himself - Team Captain  Less
    • Episode #5.18 (Sep 21, 1966) Himself - Team Captain  Less
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  • Primary photo for Hollywood Talent ScoutsHollywood Talent Scouts (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for House PartyHouse Party (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for CBS ReportsCBS Reports (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for That Regis Philbin ShowThat Regis Philbin Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Object IsThe Object Is (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 5 episodes, 1964 )  Less 1964
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  • Primary photo for The Danny Kaye ShowThe Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Fractured FlickersFractured Flickers (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Art Linkletter ShowThe Art Linkletter Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Jack Benny ProgramThe Jack Benny Program (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for PM EastPM East (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Here's HollywoodHere's Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for CBS Fall Preview Special: Seven Wonderful NightsCBS Fall Preview Special: Seven Wonderful Nights (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Open EndOpen End (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) Himself / Cameo ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for Westinghouse Desilu PlayhouseWestinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for The Mike Wallace InterviewThe Mike Wallace Interview (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Playhouse 90Playhouse 90 (TV Series) Himself - Host ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Look HereLook Here (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Night BeatNight Beat (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957
Archive Footage (14 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the BasementWelcome to the Basement (TV Series) Narrator ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The SixtiesThe Sixties (TV Mini-series) Himself - Host of The Twilight Zone ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
    • When Television Came of Age (May 29, 2014) Himself - Host of The Twilight Zone (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cinemassacre's Monster MadnessCinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series) Narrator (end of Segment #4) ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
    • Twilight Zone: The Movie (Oct 7, 2012) Narrator (end of Segment #4) (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Not Fade AwayNot Fade Away Himself in The Twilight Zone (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2012 $20MM $607K
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
    • Science Fiction (Jan 18, 2011) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic ManCharles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man Himself (archive footage)  Less 2010 $25K
  • Primary photo for MediumMedium (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
    • Still Life (Nov 21, 2005) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Horror BusinessHorror Business (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2005 $15K
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Rod Serling: WriterRod Serling: Writer Himself (archive footage)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Horrible HorrorHorrible Horror (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Bob Braun ShowThe Bob Braun Show (TV Series) Himself - Writer ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for SerlingSerling Himself (archive footage)  Less

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