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Mickey Spillane (1918–2006)

Mickey Spillane, the king of the pulp novelists in the post-WW II period, sold an estimated 200 million copies globally. He was born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn, NY. Young Frank's mother was a Protestant who bestowed on him his middle name "Morrison", but his Irish Catholic father, barkeep John Joseph Spillane, allegedly had his son ... See full bio »

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 1997-1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye (TV Series) (characters - 26 episodes)
- A New Leaf: Part 2 (1998) ... (characters)
- A New Leaf: Part 1 (1998) ... (characters)
- Dead Men Talk (1998) ... (characters)
- Gone Fishin' (1998) ... (characters)
- Songbird: Part 2 (1998) ... (characters)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (based on a short story by - 1 episode)
- Tomorrow I Die (1995) ... (based on a short story by)
 1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (TV Movie) (characters)
 1984-1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series) (characters - 44 episodes)
- Green Lipstick (1987) ... (characters)
- A Blinding Fear (1987) ... (characters)
- Mike Gets Married (1987) ... (characters)
- Lady Killer (1987) ... (characters)
- The Last Laugh (1987) ... (characters)
 1984 More Than Murder (TV Movie) (characters)
 1983 Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie) (character)
 1982 I, the Jury (novel)
 1981 Margin for Murder (TV Movie) (character)
 1970 The Delta Factor (novel - uncredited)
 1967 The Lion-Hearted Tough Guy (novel "The Deep")
 1963 The Girl Hunters (novel - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1958-1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series) (characters - 78 episodes)
- The Big Drop (1959) ... (characters)
- Requiem for a Sucker (1959) ... (characters)
- I Ain't Talkin' (1959) ... (characters)
- Aces and Eights (1959) ... (characters)
- According to Luke (1959) ... (characters)
 1957 My Gun Is Quick (novel)
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly (novel "Kiss Me, Deadly")
 1954 Ring of Fear (uncredited)
 1954 The Long Wait (novel)
 1954 Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer!' (TV Movie) (characters)
 1953 I, the Jury (novel)
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Other Works:

Children's Book: "The Day the Sea Rolled Back" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 16 Articles | See more »

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I'm a writer, not an author. A writer makes money. See more »


On a dare from his publisher, Spillane wrote a children's novel called "The Day the Sea Rolled Back" (about two boys who find a shipwreck loaded with treasure). The book went on to win a Junior Literary Guild award. Following this success, Spillane wrote a second children's novel called "The Ship That Never Was". See more »

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