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Larry Cohen was born July 15, 1941, in Kingston, New York, a small town north of New York City. At a young age, his family moved to the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and he eventually majored in film at the historic City College of New York, graduating in 1963. An independent maverick who got his start in studio-based television, he is best ... See full bio »

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Phone Booth
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(2002)
Captivity
Captivity Writer
(2007)
Cellular
Cellular Writer
(2004)

Filmography

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 2018 Maniac Cop (based upon the characters created by) (pre-production)
 2010 Messages Deleted (written by)
 2009 The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger (TV Movie) (written by)
 2008 It's Alive (1974 screenplay) / (screenplay)
 2008 Maniac Cop (Short) (based on characters created by)
 2008 Bo chi tung wah (original story)
 2007 Captivity (screenplay) / (story)
 2004 Cellular (story)
 2002 Phone Booth (written by)
 1998 The Defenders: Choice of Evils (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1997 Misbegotten (screenplay)
 1997 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1996 The Ex (screenplay)
 1996 Invasion of Privacy (written by)
 1996 Uncle Sam (Video) (written by)
 1996 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1995 The Invaders (TV Series) (television series - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... (television series)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... (television series)
 1995 As Good as Dead (TV Movie) (written by)
 1995 The Expert (uncredited)
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Dirty Socks (1995) ... (written by)
 1993 Guilty as Sin (written by)
 1993 Body Snatchers (screen story)
 1993 Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (characters) / (written by)
 1990 Maniac Cop 2 (characters - uncredited) / (written by)
 1990 The Ambulance (written by)
 1989 Wicked Stepmother (written by)
 1988 Maniac Cop (written by)
 1987 Best Seller (written by)
 1987 A Return to Salem's Lot (screenplay) / (story)
 1987 It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (based on characters created by) / (written by)
 1985 The Stuff (written by)
 1984 Special Effects (written by)
 1984 Scandalous (story)
 1983 Women of San Quentin (TV Movie) (story)
 1982 Q (writer)
 1982 I, the Jury (screenplay)
 1981 Full Moon High (written by)
 1981 See China and Die (TV Movie)
 1980 The American Success Company (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 Sparrow (TV Movie) (creator)
 1978 It Lives Again (based on characters created for the screen by) / (written by)
 1977 Calling Doctor Storm, M. D. (TV Movie)
 1976 God Told Me To (original screenplay)
 1975 Man on the Outside (TV Movie) (writer)
 1975 Posse (treatment - uncredited)
 1973-1974 Columbo (TV Series) (story by - 3 episodes)
- An Exercise in Fatality (1974) ... (story by)
- Candidate for Crime (1973) ... (story by)
- Any Old Port in a Storm (1973) ... (story by)
 1974 It's Alive (written by)
 1974 Shootout in a One Dog Town (TV Movie) (story)
 1973 Hell Up in Harlem (written by)
 1973 Griff (TV Series) (creator)
 1973 Black Caesar (written by)
  Cool Million (TV Series) (created by - 1 episode, 1972) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Hunt for a Lonely Girl (1972) ... (creator)
- Mask of Marcella (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 Bone
 1972 Call Holme (TV Movie) (creator)
 1971 In Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
 1970 El Condor (screenplay)
 1969 Scream Baby Scream (screenplay - as Laurence Robert Cohen) / (story - as Laurence Robert Cohen)
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 The Legend of Custer (suggested by)
 1967-1968 The Invaders (TV Series) (creator - 43 episodes)
- Inquisition (1968) ... (creator)
- The Pursued (1968) ... (creator)
- The Life Seekers (1968) ... (creator)
- The Miracle (1968) ... (creator)
- The Vise (1968) ... (creator)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes)
- Where You from and What You Done? (1967) ... (creator)
- Tomoyo (1967) ... (creator)
- The Flip Side of Timmy Devon (1967) ... (creator)
- Six Months to Mars (1967) ... (creator)
- The Presence of Evil (1967) ... (creator)
  Custer (TV Series) (series suggested - 14 episodes, 1967) (series suggested by - 3 episodes, 1967)
- Pursued (1967) ... (series suggested)
- The Raiders (1967) ... (series suggested)
- The Gauntlet (1967) ... (series suggested)
- Spirit Woman (1967) ... (series suggested)
- Dangerous Prey (1967) ... (series suggested)
 1966 The Rat Patrol (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Blind Man's Bluff Raid (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 Return of the Magnificent Seven (written by)
  Blue Light (TV Series) (creator - 17 episodes, 1966) (writer - 7 episodes, 1966) (story - 3 episodes, 1966)
- The Friendly Enemy (1966) ... (creator)
- Field of Dishonor (1966) ... (creator)
- The Key to the Code (1966) ... (creator)
- The Other Fuhrer (1966) ... (creator)
- The Deserters (1966) ... (creator)
  Branded (TV Series) (creator - 48 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (story - 7 episodes, 1965) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1965)
- Kellie (1966) ... (creator)
- Cowards Die Many Times (1966) ... (creator)
- Headed for Doomsday (1966) ... (creator)
- The Assassins: Part 2 (1966) ... (creator)
- The Assassins: Part 1 (1966) ... (creator)
  Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1965) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965)
- Kill No More (1965) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1963-1965 The Defenders (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- The Unwritten Law (1965) ... (written by)
- Go Between (1964) ... (written by)
- May Day! May Day! (1964) ... (written by)
- The Secret (1964) ... (written by)
- The Captive (1963) ... (written by)
  The Fugitive (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1965) (written by - 1 episode, 1964)
- Scapegoat (1965) ... (story)
- Escape into Black (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Medal for a Turned Coat (1964) ... (writer)
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Gift (1963) ... (writer)
- Party Girl (1963) ... (writer)
- Night Sounds (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Name Is Martin Burnham (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Accomplice (1963) ... (writer)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Nice Guys Finish Last (1961) ... (written by)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Matter of Seconds (1961) ... (story)
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Golden Thirty (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- False Face (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 The Witness (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Dillinger (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Killer Instinct (1960) ... (writer)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1958) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- Night Cry (1958) ... (written by)
- The Eighty Seventh Precinct (1958) ... (adaptation)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Laurence Robert Cohen | Lawrence George Cohen | Lawrence Cohen

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

Life has been good to me. I keep making pictures. Every year I make something. As long as I keep working, I have nothing to complain about. And the films I've made have all had some point to them. Otherwise, I wouldn't have felt they were worth doing. You have to have some direction in which you're headed and a destination which you have to arrive at by the end of the film, so that you feel it ... See more »

Trivia:

Lives in a house in Coldwater Canyon, a secluded area north of Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. The house was built by William Randolph Hearst in 1929. See more »

Trademark:

A scene shot at his house in Beverly Hills

Star Sign:

Cancer

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