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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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  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) (created by - 44 episodes, 1997 - 1999) (written by - 6 episodes, 1997 - 1999)
- Keyes to the Kingdom of Hell (1999) ... (created by - as Glen Larson)
- NightWoman Returns (1999) ... (created by - as Glen Larson)
- Revelations (1999) ... (created by - as Glen Larson)
- Gore (1999) ... (created by - as Glen Larson) / (written by)
- The Enemy Within (1999) ... (created by - as Glen Larson)
 1999 The Darwin Conspiracy (TV Movie) (written by)
 1997 NightMan (TV Movie)
 1994-1996 One West Waikiki (TV Series) (created by - 19 episodes)
- Allergic to Golf (1996) ... (created by)
- Battle of the Titans (1996) ... (created by)
- Kingmare on Night Street (1996) ... (created by)
- The South Seas Connection (1996) ... (created by)
- The Romanoff Affair (1996) ... (created by)
 1993 Staying Afloat (TV Movie) (story - as Glen Larson)
  P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 1991 - 1992) (writer - 2 episodes, 1991) (story - 1 episode, 1991) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Chameleon (1992) ... (created by)
- A Bundle of Trouble (1992) ... (created by)
- There Goes the Neighbourhood (1991) ... (created by)
- I'd Kill to Direct (1991) ... (created by)
- Where There's a Will, There's a Dani (1991) ... (created by)
 1991 Knight Rider 2000 (TV Movie) (characters)
 1989 Chameleons (TV Movie)
 1989 The Road Raiders (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
  Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (created by - 158 episodes, 1980 - 1988) (written by - 2 episodes, 1980)
- Resolutions: Part II (1988) ... (created by)
- Resolutions: Part I (1988) ... (created by)
- Transitions (1988) ... (created by)
- Legend of the Lost Art (1988) ... (created by)
- The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company (1988) ... (created by)
 1988 The Highwayman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Summer of '45 (1988) ... (writer)
  The Fall Guy (TV Series) (created by - 112 episodes, 1981 - 1986) (written by - 8 episodes, 1981 - 1983) (story - 1 episode, 1983) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1982)
- The Bigger They Are (1986) ... (created by)
- War on Wheels (1986) ... (created by)
- Tag Team (1986) ... (created by)
- Lady in Green (1986) ... (created by)
- Two on a Skip (1986) ... (created by)
  Knight Rider (TV Series) (created by - 86 episodes, 1982 - 1986) (written by - 2 episodes, 1982) (excerpts written by - 1 episode, 1985) (excerpts - 1 episode, 1984)
- Voo Doo Knight (1986) ... (created by)
- Knight of the Rising Sun (1986) ... (created by)
- Fright Knight (1986) ... (created by)
- Knight Flight to Freedom (1986) ... (created by)
- Hills of Fire (1986) ... (created by)
 1986 Crazy Dan (TV Movie) (written by)
 1985 In Like Flynn (TV Movie) (written by)
  Cover Up (TV Series) (created by - 20 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (written by - 2 episodes, 1984)
- Passions (1985) ... (created by)
- Jack of Spades (1985) ... (created by)
- Adam's Rib (1985) ... (created by)
- Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe? (1985) ... (created by)
- The Ugliest American (1985) ... (created by)
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Movie) (written by)
  Automan (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (writer - 2 episodes, 1983)
- Death by Design (1984) ... (created by)
- Zippers (1984) ... (created by)
- Murder, Take One (1984) ... (created by)
- Murder MTV (1984) ... (created by)
- Renegade Run (1984) ... (created by)
  Masquerade (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (written by - 1 episode, 1983)
- Flashpoint (1984) ... (created by)
- Spying Down to Rio (1984) ... (created by)
- Spanish Gambit (1984) ... (created by)
- Sleeper (1984) ... (created by)
- Winnings (1984) ... (created by)
  Manimal (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 1983) (writer - 1 episode, 1983)
- Night of the Beast (1983) ... (created by)
- Breath of the Dragon (1983) ... (created by)
- Scrimshaw (1983) ... (created by)
- High Stakes (1983) ... (created by)
- Female of the Species (1983) ... (created by)
  Quincy M.E. (TV Series) (1 episode, 1978) (created by - 147 episodes, 1976 - 1983) (writer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (story - 1 episode, 1977) (written by - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Cutting Edge (1983) ... (created by)
- Whatever Happened to Morris Perlmutter? (1983) ... (created by)
- An Act of Violence (1983) ... (created by)
- Suffer the Little Children (1983) ... (created by)
- Women of Valor (1983) ... (created by)
 1983 Trauma Center (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes)
- Smash- Up (1983) ... (created by)
- Silent Sounds (1983) ... (created by)
- Shock Waves (1983) ... (created by)
- Trail's End (1983) ... (created by)
- Turnaround (1983) ... (created by)
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
 1982 Rooster (TV Movie)
 1982 Terror at Alcatraz (TV Movie) (teleplay)
  B.J. and the Bear (TV Series) (created by - 42 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (story - 9 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (written by - 2 episodes, 1979) (teleplay and story - 1 episode, 1978)
- The Two Million Dollar Hustle (1981) ... (created by)
- Detective Finger, I Presume (1981) ... (created by)
- Who Is B.J.? (1981) ... (created by)
- S.T.U.N.T. (1981) ... (created by)
- Seven Lady Captives (1981) ... (created by)
 1981 Conquest of the Earth (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
  The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series) (created by - 37 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (story - 6 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (writer - 3 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1979)
- Keep on Buckin' (1981) ... (created by)
- The Roller Disco Karate Kaper (1981) ... (created by)
- Lobo and the Pirates (1981) ... (created by)
- The Cowboy Connection (1981) ... (created by)
  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) (created by - 10 episodes, 1980) (writer - 9 episodes, 1980)
- The Return of Starbuck (1980) ... (created by) / (writer)
- Space Croppers (1980) ... (created by)
- The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 2 (1980) ... (created by) / (writer)
- The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 1 (1980) ... (created by) / (writer)
- Spaceball (1980) ... (created by) / (writer)
 1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die (TV Movie) (written by)
 1979 Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (TV Movie) (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
  Sword of Justice (TV Series) (created by - 9 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1978)
- Blackjack (1979) ... (created by) / (writer)
- Deadly Fashion (1978) ... (created by)
- Port of Entry (1978) ... (created by)
- Judgement Day (1978) ... (created by)
- Girl on the Edge (1978) ... (created by)
  Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) (created by - 21 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (written by - 8 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1978) (story - 2 episodes, 1978)
- The Hand of God (1979) ... (created by)
- Take the Celestra (1979) ... (created by)
- Experiment in Terra (1979) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Baltar's Escape (1979) ... (created by)
- Greetings from Earth (1979) ... (created by) / (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) (created by - 70 episodes, 1975 - 1978) (writer - 4 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Siege at the Bouziki Bar (1978) ... (created by)
- Photo Finish (1978) ... (created by)
- The Cage (1978) ... (created by)
- Play-Off (1978) ... (created by)
- Mexican Standoff (1978) ... (created by)
 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) (created by - 49 episodes, 1971 - 1973) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (writer - 1 episode, 1972) (story - 1 episode, 1971)
- Only Three to a Bed (1973) ... (created by)
- Witness to a Lynching (1972) ... (created by)
- McGuffin (1972) ... (created by)
- The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick (1972) ... (created by)
- The Day the Amnesty Came Through (1972) ... (created by)
 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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You don't think you talk about science fiction; you do it. See more »

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Was a member of The Four Preps singing group in the late 1950s. See more »

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Often copies ideas from feature films and makes small screen versions of them. See more »

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Capricorn

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