No photo available. Represent Ross Macdonald? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 31,693 this week

Ross Macdonald (I) (1915–1983)

Crime novelist and creator of the private eye Lew Archer, Ross MacDonald is often linked to his predecessors Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler as a master of the "hard-boiled" school of detective fiction, but MacDonald added a psychological depth and a unity of theme which was unique. MacDonald was born Kenneth Millar in Los Gatos, California. ... See full bio »

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ross Macdonald.

User Polls

Known For

Filmography

Jump to: Writer | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (9 credits)
 2002 The Wolf of the West Coast (story "Guilt-Edged Blonde")
 1992 Criminal Behavior (TV Movie) (novel "The Ferguson Affair" - as Ross MacDonald)
 1986 Blue City (novel)
 1981 Double Negative (novel "The Three Roads")
 1975 The Drowning Pool (novel - as Ross MacDonald)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (character - 6 episodes)
- Blood Money (1975) ... (character)
- The Vanished Man (1975) ... (character)
- Shades of Blue (1975) ... (character)
- The Body Beautiful (1975) ... (character)
- The Arsonist (1975) ... (character)
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie) (novel "The Underground Man")
 1966 Harper (novel "The Moving Target")
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Epitaph for a Golden Girl (1958) ... (story)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 1978 Crime Writers (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Private Eyes (1978) ... Himself
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (as John Ross MacDonald; featuring Lew Archer): "The Way Some People Die" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Ross MacDonald | John MacDonald | Ross MacDonald | John Macdonald
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 527-529. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Discuss Ross Macdonald on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page