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Richard Matheson (I) (1926–2013)


Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Richard Burton Matheson first became a published author while still a child, when his stories and poems ran in the "Brooklyn Eagle". A lifelong reader of fantasy tales, he made his professional writing bow in 1950 when his short story "Born of Man and Woman"? appeared in "The Magazine of Fantasy and ... See full bio »

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  Untitled I Am Legend Reboot (inspired by the book) (announced)
 2012 The Near Departed (Short)
 2011 Person to Person (Short) (short story)
 2011 Real Steel (short story "Steel")
 2010 Family Guy (TV Series) (based on a short story by - 1 episode)
- The Splendid Source (2010) ... (based on a short story by)
 2010 The Last Rites of Richard Keene (Short) (short story)
 2009 The Holiday Man (Short) (short story)
 2009/I The Box (short story "Button, Button")
 2007 L'esame (Short) (novel)
 2007 I Am Legend (novel "I Am Legend")
 2007 I Am Omega (Video) (novel "I Am Legend")
 2006 My Ambition (Short) (short story "Blood Son")
 2006/I The Box (Short) (story)
 2006 Blood Son (Short) (short story)
 2005 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Dance of the Dead (2005) ... (short story)
 1999 Stir of Echoes (novel "A Stir of Echoes")
 1998 What Dreams May Come (novel "What Dreams May Come")
 1996 Trilogy of Terror II (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story "Prey")
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- First Anniversary (1996) ... (short story - as Richard Matheson Sr.)
 1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1990 The Dreamer of Oz (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1990 Loose Cannons (written by)
  Amazing Stories (TV Series) (short story - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1986) (written by - 1 episode, 1986)
- Miss Stardust (1987) ... (short story)
- One for the Books (1986) ... (short story) / (teleplay)
- The Doll (1986) ... (written by)
  The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (based on the short story by - 1 episode, 1986) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1986)
- Profile in Silver/Button, Button (1986) ... (based on the short story by - segment "Button, Button") / (teleplay - segment "Button, Button", as Logan Swanson)
 1983 Jaws 3-D (screenplay)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (screenplay "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" - segments "4", "2", "3") / (short story "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" - segment "4")
 1983 Prey (Video short) (short story)
 1980 Somewhere in Time (novel "Bid Time Return") / (screenplay)
 1980 The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Martians (1980) ... (writer)
- The Settlers (1980) ... (writer)
- The Expeditions (1980) ... (writer)
 1979 Racconti di fantascienza (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- L'esame (1979) ... (story)
 1977 Dead of Night (TV Movie) (story - segment "No Such Thing as a Vampire") / (written by - segments "Bobby", "No Such Thing as a Vampire", "Second Chance")
 1975 Trilogy of Terror (TV Movie) (short story - segment "Amelia") / (story - segments "Julie", "Millicent and Therese") / (written by - segment "Amelia")
 1974 The Stranger Within (TV Movie) (short story) / (teleplay)
 1974 Someone Is Bleeding (novel "Someone is Bleeding")
 1974 The Morning After (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1974 Bram Stoker's Dracula (TV Movie) (written by)
 1974 Scream of the Wolf (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1973 Dying Room Only (TV Movie) (short story) / (teleplay)
 1973 The Legend of Hell House (novel "Hell House") / (screenplay)
  Circle of Fear (TV Series) (developer - 22 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- The Phantom of Herald Square (1973) ... (creator)
- The Ghost of Potter's Field (1973) ... (creator)
- Graveyard Shift (1973) ... (creator)
- Legion of Demons (1973) ... (creator)
- Doorway to Death (1973) ... (creator)
 1973 The Night Strangler (TV Movie) (written by)
 1972 The Night Stalker (TV Movie) (teleplay)
  Night Gallery (TV Series) (short story - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972)
- Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972) ... (short story - segment "The Funeral") / (teleplay - segment "The Funeral")
- The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture (1971) ... (short story - segment "Big Surprise") / (teleplay - segment "Big Surprise")
 1971 Duel (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 The Omega Man (novel "I Am Legend")
 1970 Cold Sweat (novel "Ride the Nightmare")
 1969 'It's Alive!' (TV Movie) (story "Being" - uncredited)
 1969 De Sade (writer)
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Girl of My Dreams (1968) ... (story)
 1968 The Devil Rides Out (screenplay)
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- No Such Thing as a Vampire (1968) ... (short story)
 1967 Soy leyenda (Short) (novel "I am legend")
 1967 The Young Warriors (novel "The Beardless Warriors") / (screenplay)
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Atlantis Affair (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Star Trek (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Enemy Within (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time of Flight (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Die! Die! My Darling! (screenplay)
 1964 The Last Man on Earth (novel "I Am Legend") / (screenplay - as Logan Swanson)
  Twilight Zone (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (based on a short story by - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960)
- Spur of the Moment (1964) ... (written by)
- Night Call (1964) ... (written by)
- Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963) ... (written by)
- Steel (1963) ... (written by)
- Death Ship (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 The Comedy of Terrors (novel - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1963 The Raven (writer)
  The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1963) (novel and teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Thirty-First of February (1963) ... (teleplay - as Logan Swanson)
- Ride the Nightmare (1962) ... (novel and teleplay)
 1962 Combat! (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Forgotten Front (1962) ... (teleplay - as Logan Swanson)
 1962 Tales of Terror (screenplay)
 1960-1962 Lawman (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Actor (1962) ... (writer)
- Homecoming (1961) ... (writer)
- Cornered (1960) ... (writer)
- Samson the Great (1960) ... (writer)
- Yawkey (1960) ... (writer)
 1962 Burn, Witch, Burn (screenplay)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Return of Andrew Bentley (1961) ... (adaptation)
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum (screenplay)
 1961 Master of the World (screenplay)
 1960 House of Usher (screenplay)
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Home Is the Brave (1960) ... (teleplay)
  Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- Target of Hate (1960) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Lady on the Wall (1960) ... (written by)
 1960 The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (additional scenes - uncredited)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Healing Woman (1959) ... (story)
 1959 The Beat Generation (writer)
 1959 Markham (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Marble Face (1959) ... (story)
 1959 Buckskin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Act of Faith (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 Now Is Tomorrow (TV Movie) (written by)
 1957 The Incredible Shrinking Man (novel "The Shrinking Man") / (screenplay)
 1955 Young Couples Only (TV Short) (story)
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Young Couples Only (1955) ... (story)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Shrinking Man" (filmed as The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Matheson Sr. | Logan Swanson
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on what the supernatural genre tells us about human beings] I think we're yearning for something beyond the every day. And I will tell you that I don't believe in the "supernatural," I believe in the "supernormal." To me there is nothing that goes against nature. If it seems incomprehensible, it's because we haven't been able to understand it yet. See more »

Trivia:

One of Stephen King's favorite writers. See more »

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