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Glen A. Larson (1937–2014)


Born on January 3, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Glen A. Larson was 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), ... 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) (created by - 44 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)
 1994-1996 One West Waikiki (TV Series) (created by - 19 episodes)
- Allergic to Golf (1996) ... (creator)
- Battle of the Titans (1996) ... (creator)
- Kingmare on Night Street (1996) ... (creator)
- The South Seas Connection (1996) ... (creator)
- The Romanoff Affair (1996) ... (creator)
 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) ... (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) (created by - 158 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) (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) ... (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) (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) ... (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) (created by - 20 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (written by - 2 episodes, 1984)
- Passions (1985) ... (creator)
- 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) (created by - 13 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) (created by - 13 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)
  Manimal (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 1983) (writer - 1 episode, 1983)
- Night of the Beast (1983) ... (creator)
- Breath of the Dragon (1983) ... (creator)
- Scrimshaw (1983) ... (creator)
- High Stakes (1983) ... (creator)
- Female of the Species (1983) ... (creator)
  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) ... (creator)
- An Act of Violence (1983) ... (creator)
- Suffer the Little Children (1983) ... (creator)
- Women of Valor (1983) ... (creator)
 1983 Trauma Center (TV Series) (created by - 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)
  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) ... (creator)
- Detective Finger, I Presume (1981) ... (creator)
- Who Is B.J.? (1981) ... (creator)
- S.T.U.N.T. (1981) ... (creator)
- Seven Lady Captives (1981) ... (creator)
 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) ... (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) ... (creator)
- Testimony of a Traitor (1981) ... (creator)
- The Hand of the Goral (1981) ... (creator)
- Shgoratchx! (1981) ... (creator)
- The Satyr (1981) ... (creator)
 1980 Nightside (TV Movie) (teleplay)
  Galactica 1980 (TV Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 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)
 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) ... (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) (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) ... (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) ... (creator)
 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) ... (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) (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) ... (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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Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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Alternate Names:

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[on the TV shows that he created] [They were] enjoyable, they had a pretty decent dose of humor and they all struck a chord out there in the mainstream. What we weren't going to win ... was a shelf full of Emmys. Ours were not the shows that were doing anything more than reaching a core audience. I would like to think that they brought a lot of entertainment into the living room. See more »

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

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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