Rod Serling (1924–1975)

Writer | Actor | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) | Night Gallery (1969-1973) | Planet of the Apes (1968)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 8 nominations More »
AKA 
Rod & Carol | Rod & Carolyn | 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 (26 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (76 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for GorillavilleGorillaville (TV Series) Special Thanks (22 episodes, 2014)  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), 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), Writer (based on the story and teleplay by) (2 episodes, 1985), 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), Writer (teleplay) (19 episodes, 1970), Writer (11 episodes, 1969), 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), 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), Writer (created by) (26 episodes, 1965), Writer (15 episodes, 1965)  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), 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), Writer (created by) (156 episodes, 1959), Writer (71 episodes, 1959), Executive Producer (Cayuga Productions) (36 episodes, 1959), Writer (teleplay by) (21 episodes, 1959)  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)  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), 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), 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)  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)  Less 1955–1956 2
  • Primary photo for The United States Steel HourThe United States Steel Hour (TV Series) Writer (3 episodes, 1955)  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), Writer (written especially for Studio One by) (2 episodes, 1954)  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)  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 The Telltale ClueThe Telltale Clue (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
  • 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)  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)  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 Hollywood Opening NightHollywood Opening Night (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1951), Writer (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951 2
  • Primary photo for Stars Over HollywoodStars Over Hollywood (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1950), Writer (1 episode, 1950)  Less 1950 2
Self (57 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • 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)  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)  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)  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)  Less 1968–1970
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  • Primary photo for DellaDella (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Tragedy of the Red SalmonThe Tragedy of the Red Salmon (TV Movie) Himself (narrator)  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 - Host (21 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969
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  • Primary photo for It Takes TwoIt Takes Two (TV Series) Himself (5 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969
    • Episode #1.20 (Apr 25, 1969) Himself (as Rod & Carol)  Less
    • Episode #1.19 (Apr 24, 1969) Himself (as Rod & Carolyn)  Less
    • Episode #1.18 (Apr 23, 1969) Himself (as Rod & Carolyn)  Less
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  • Primary photo for George Jessel's Here Come the StarsGeorge Jessel's Here Come the Stars (TV Series) Himself - Honoree (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
  • 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)  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)  Less 1963–1967
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  • Primary photo for Dream Girl of '67Dream Girl of '67 (TV Series) Himself - Bachelor Judge (5 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967
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  • Primary photo for The Match GameThe Match Game (TV Series) Himself - Team Captain (40 episodes, 1963)  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)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • 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 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 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
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (Video Game) Writer (based on the television series created by)  Less 1988

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