Top 5000
Up 1,475 this week

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982)

Philip Kindred Dick was born in Chicago in December 1928, along with a twin sister, Jane. Jane died less than eight weeks later, allegedly from an allergy to mother's milk. Dick's parents split up during his childhood, and he moved with his mother to Berkeley, California, where he lived for most of the rest of his life. Dick became a published ... See full bio »

New "Walking Dead" Questions

We take stock of the midseason finale of "The Walking Dead" by running down the 10 questions we're left with after Episode 8.

Read our list of 10 new questions

IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein and Christina Ricci

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein. Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. Plus, catch up with Christina Ricci, star of new Amazon pilot "Z." The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in here for the one-on-one interviews

On Amazon Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 14 people
created 31 Aug 2011
list image
a list of 13 people
created 10 Oct 2011
a list of 23 people
created 8 months ago
a list of 35 people
created 4 months ago
list image
a list of 6 people
created 3 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Philip K. Dick's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Writer (25 credits)
 2015 Second Variety (Short) (based on a novel by) (post-production)
  Untitled Blade Runner Project (based on the novel by) (pre-production)
 2015 Minority Report (TV Series) (based on the short story by - 9 episodes)
- Memento Mori (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
- The American Dream (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
- Honor Among Thieves (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
- Fiddler's Neck (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
- The Present (2015) ... (based on the short story by)
  The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (novel - 8 episodes, 2015) (based on the book by - 2 episodes, 2015)
- A Way Out (2015) ... (novel)
- Kindness (2015) ... (novel)
- End of the World (2015) ... (novel)
- Three Monkeys (2015) ... (novel)
- The New Normal (2015) ... (novel)
 2013 The Pipers (Short)
 2013 The Crystal Crypt (Short) (short story)
 2012 Blade Runner 60: Director's Cut (Short) (story)
 2011 Beyond the Door (Short) (short story)
 2011 The Adjustment Bureau (short story "Adjustment Team")
 2010 Radio Free Albemuth (novel "Radio Free Albemuth")
 2009 Screamers: The Hunting (Video) (inspired by the short story "Second Variety" by)
 2007 Next (novel story "The Golden Man" - as Phillip K. Dick)
 2006 A Scanner Darkly (novel "A Scanner Darkly")
 2003 Paycheck (short story)
 2003 Naechureol siti (novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" - uncredited)
 2002 Minority Report (short story)
 2001 Impostor (short story "The Impostor")
 1997 Blade Runner (Video Game) (novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?")
 1995 Screamers (short story "Second Variety")
 1993 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary) (novel "A Scanner Darkly")
 1992 Barjo (novel)
 1990 Total Recall (short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" - as Phillip K. Dick, inspiration)
 1987 Morning Patrol (excerpt)
 1982 Blade Runner (novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?")
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Impostor (1962) ... (short story)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Counter-Clock World" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 19 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Phillip K. Dick | Jack Dowland | Richard Phillips


5' 10" (1.78 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. See more »


The story "Minority Report" by Philip K. Dick was originally adapted as a sequel to Total Recall (1990) by writers Ronald Shusett and Gary Goldman, later joined by Robert Goethals. The setting was changed to Mars with the Precogs being people mutated by the Martian atmosphere, as established in the first film. The main character was also changed to Douglas Quaid, the man played by Arnold ... See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Which PKD book/short story should get a movie? cortenraad_1
Favorite Top 3 PKD Books vinsmid
Ubik strikerman
Profanity in his novels... dpotter900
Abre Tus Ojos/Vanilla Sky?? taiyedgemini
Discuss Philip K. Dick on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page