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Glen A. Larson

Born on January 3, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Glen A. Larson is the man behind some of the world's best-known prime-time television series. His highly successful productions (successful both financially and popularly, less often critically) include Knight Rider (1982), The Fall Guy (1981), Magnum, P.I. (1980), Battlestar Galactica (1978), and... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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  Knight Rider (screenplay) (announced)
 2012 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (TV Movie) (creator)
 2009-2010 Caprica (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 18 episodes)
- Apotheosis (2010) ... (based on characters created by)
- Here Be Dragons (2010) ... (based on characters created by)
- The Heavens Will Rise (2010) ... (based on characters created by)
- The Dirteaters (2010) ... (based on characters created by)
- Blowback (2010) ... (based on characters created by)
  Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) (24 episodes, 2007 - 2009) (based on the series created by: "Battlestar Galactica" - 49 episodes, 2004 - 2007)
- Daybreak: Part 2 & 3 (2009) ... (creator)
- Daybreak: Part 1 (2009) ... (creator)
- Islanded in a Stream of Stars (2009) ... (creator)
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2009) ... (creator)
- Deadlock (2009) ... (creator)
 2008-2009 Knight Rider (TV Series) (characters - 18 episodes)
- I Love the Knight Life (2009) ... (characters)
- Knight and the City (2009) ... (characters)
- Fly by Knight (2009) ... (characters)
- Fight Knight (2009) ... (characters)
- Exit Light, Enter Knight (2009) ... (characters)
 2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor (TV Movie) (based on the series created by: "Battlestar Galactica")
  Battlestar Galactica (TV Mini-Series) (based on a teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2003) (written by - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (based on a teleplay by) / (written by - as Christopher Eric James)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (based on a teleplay by) / (written by - as Christopher Eric James)
 1999 Millennium Man (TV Movie) (written by)
  NightMan (TV Series) (19 episodes, 1997 - 1999) (written by - 6 episodes, 1997 - 1999)
- Keyes to the Kingdom of Hell (1999) ... (creator - as Glen Larson)
- NightWoman Returns (1999) ... (creator - as Glen Larson)
- Revelations (1999) ... (creator - as Glen Larson)
- Gore (1999) ... (creator - as Glen Larson) / (written by)
- The Enemy Within (1999) ... (creator - as Glen Larson)
 1999 The Darwin Conspiracy (TV Movie) (written by)
 1997 NightMan (TV Movie)
 1994 One West Waikiki (TV Series) (creator)
 1993 Staying Afloat (TV Movie) (story - as Glen Larson)
  P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series) (10 episodes, 1991 - 1992) (writer - 2 episodes, 1991) (story - 1 episode, 1991) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Chameleon (1992) ... (creator)
- A Bundle of Trouble (1992) ... (creator)
- There Goes the Neighbourhood (1991) ... (creator)
- I'd Kill to Direct (1991) ... (creator)
- Where There's a Will, There's a Dani (1991) ... (creator)
 1991 Knight Rider 2000 (TV Movie) (characters)
 1989 Chameleons (TV Movie)
 1989 The Road Raiders (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
  Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (156 episodes, 1980 - 1988) (written by - 2 episodes, 1980)
- Resolutions: Part II (1988) ... (creator)
- Resolutions: Part I (1988) ... (creator)
- Transitions (1988) ... (creator)
- Legend of the Lost Art (1988) ... (creator)
- The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company (1988) ... (creator)
 1988 The Highwayman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Summer of '45 (1988) ... (writer)
  The Fall Guy (TV Series) (102 episodes, 1981 - 1986) (written by - 8 episodes, 1981 - 1983) (story - 1 episode, 1983) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1982)
- The Bigger They Are (1986) ... (creator)
- War on Wheels (1986) ... (creator)
- Tag Team (1986) ... (creator)
- Lady in Green (1986) ... (creator)
- Two on a Skip (1986) ... (creator)
  Knight Rider (TV Series) (82 episodes, 1982 - 1986) (written by - 2 episodes, 1982) (excerpts written by - 1 episode, 1985) (excerpts - 1 episode, 1984)
- Voo Doo Knight (1986) ... (creator)
- Knight of the Rising Sun (1986) ... (creator)
- Fright Knight (1986) ... (creator)
- Knight Flight to Freedom (1986) ... (creator)
- Hills of Fire (1986) ... (creator)
 1986 Crazy Dan (TV Movie) (written by)
 1985 In Like Flynn (TV Movie) (written by)
  Cover Up (TV Series) (19 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (created by - 1 episode, 1985) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- Passions (1985) ... (created by)
- Jack of Spades (1985) ... (creator)
- Adam's Rib (1985) ... (creator)
- Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe? (1985) ... (creator)
- The Ugliest American (1985) ... (creator)
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Movie) (written by)
  Automan (TV Series) (11 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (writer - 2 episodes, 1983)
- Death by Design (1984) ... (creator)
- Zippers (1984) ... (creator)
- Murder, Take One (1984) ... (creator)
- Murder MTV (1984) ... (creator)
- Renegade Run (1984) ... (creator)
  Masquerade (TV Series) (12 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (written by - 1 episode, 1983)
- Flashpoint (1984) ... (creator)
- Spying Down to Rio (1984) ... (creator)
- Spanish Gambit (1984) ... (creator)
- Sleeper (1984) ... (creator)
- Winnings (1984) ... (creator)
 1983 Manimal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Manimal (1983) ... (writer)
  Quincy M.E. (TV Series) (144 episodes, 1976 - 1983) (writer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (story - 1 episode, 1977) (written by - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Cutting Edge (1983) ... (creator)
- An Act of Violence (1983) ... (creator)
- Suffer the Little Children (1983) ... (creator)
- Women of Valor (1983) ... (creator)
 1983 Trauma Center (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Smash- Up (1983) ... (creator)
- Silent Sounds (1983) ... (creator)
- Shock Waves (1983) ... (creator)
- Trail's End (1983) ... (creator)
- Turnaround (1983) ... (creator)
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
 1982 Rooster (TV Movie)
 1982 Terror at Alcatraz (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1981 Conquest of the Earth (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
  The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series) (28 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (story - 6 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (writer - 3 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1979)
- Keep on Buckin' (1981) ... (creator)
- The Roller Disco Karate Kaper (1981) ... (creator)
- Lobo and the Pirates (1981) ... (creator)
- The Cowboy Connection (1981) ... (creator)
  Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series) (developed for television by - 24 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Dorian Secret (1981) ... (developed for television by)
- Testimony of a Traitor (1981) ... (developed for television by)
- The Hand of the Goral (1981) ... (developed for television by)
- Shgoratchx! (1981) ... (developed for television by)
- The Satyr (1981) ... (developed for television by)
 1980 Nightside (TV Movie) (teleplay)
  Galactica 1980 (TV Series) (1 episode, 1980) (writer - 9 episodes, 1980)
- The Return of Starbuck (1980) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Space Croppers (1980) ... (creator)
- The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 2 (1980) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 1 (1980) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Spaceball (1980) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die (TV Movie) (written by)
  B.J. and the Bear (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1979) (story - 9 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (written by - 2 episodes, 1979) (teleplay and story - 1 episode, 1978)
- The Girls of Hollywood High (1980) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Through the Past, Darkly (1980) ... (story)
- Siege (1980) ... (story)
- Fly a Wild Horse (1979) ... (creator)
- BJ's Sweethearts (1979) ... (creator)
 1979 Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (TV Movie) (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
  Sword of Justice (TV Series) (9 episodes, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Blackjack (1979) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Deadly Fashion (1978) ... (creator)
- Port of Entry (1978) ... (creator)
- Judgement Day (1978) ... (creator)
- Girl on the Edge (1978) ... (creator)
  Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) (9 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (written by - 8 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1978) (story - 2 episodes, 1978)
- The Hand of God (1979) ... (creator)
- Take the Celestra (1979) ... (creator)
- Experiment in Terra (1979) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Baltar's Escape (1979) ... (creator)
- Greetings from Earth (1979) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 A Double Life (TV Movie)
  The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series) (television developer - 14 episodes, 1977) (developed for television by - 9 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (written by - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (story - 2 episodes, 1977)
- Defection to Paradise: Part 2 (1978) ... (written by)
- Defection to Paradise: Part 1 (1978) ... (written by)
- The Last Kiss of Summer: Part 2 (1978) ... (teleplay)
- The Last Kiss of Summer: Part 1 (1978) ... (teleplay)
- Campus Terror (1978) ... (developed for television by)
 1978 The Islander (TV Movie)
 1978 Evening in Byzantium (TV Movie)
  Switch (TV Series) (66 episodes, 1975 - 1978) (writer - 4 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Siege at the Bouziki Bar (1978) ... (creator)
- Photo Finish (1978) ... (creator)
- The Cage (1978) ... (creator)
- Play-Off (1978) ... (creator)
- Mexican Standoff (1978) ... (creator)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (written by)
  McCloud (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes, 1970 - 1977) (story - 2 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1972)
- McCloud Meets Dracula (1977) ... (written by)
- Night of the Shark (1976) ... (written by)
- The Day New York Turned Blue (1976) ... (written by)
- Our Man in the Harem (1976) ... (story)
- Return to the Alamo (1975) ... (written by)
  Get Christie Love! (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1975)
- I'm Your New Neighbor (1975) ... (teleplay)
- The Deadly Sport (1975) ... (written by)
 1974 Fools, Females and Fun (TV Movie) (creator)
  Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series) (42 episodes, 1971 - 1973) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (writer - 1 episode, 1972) (story - 1 episode, 1971)
- Only Three to a Bed (1973) ... (creator)
- Witness to a Lynching (1972) ... (creator)
- McGuffin (1972) ... (creator)
- The Day the Amnesty Came Through (1972) ... (creator)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- With Love, Bullets and Valentines (1970) ... (writer)
  It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (written by - 1 episode, 1969) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1969)
- Project X (1970) ... (writer)
- An Evening with Alistair Mundy (1970) ... (writer)
- Situation Red (1970) ... (writer)
- The Steal-Driving Man (1970) ... (writer)
- The Second Time Around (1969) ... (writer)
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- To Seek and Destroy (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- In a Plain Paper Wrapper (1966) ... (story)
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Other Works:

Co-author with Robert Thurston: "Battlestar Galactica" See more »

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Alternate Names:

Christopher Eric James | Glen Larson
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You don't think you talk about science fiction; you do it. See more »

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Has two daughters with wife, Janet Curtis-Larson. See more »

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In-movie business jokes and references See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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