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John Steakley (1951–2010)

John Steakley was born on July 26, 1951 in Cleburne, Texas, USA as John William Steakley Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Vampires (1998), Scary Texas Movie (1997) and Don't Hang Up (1974). He was married to Nannette Roshell Felter and Lori Jo Jones. He died on November 27, 2010 in McKinney, Texas. See full bio »

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Vampires Writer
Scary Texas Movie
Don't Hang Up
Don't Hang Up Local 1
Playing Dead
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 2000 Playing Dead
 1974 Don't Hang Up
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 1998 Vampires (novel "Vampire$")

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Novel: Vampire$ (filmed as 'Vampires (1998)') See more »

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His novel was the basis for the John Carpenter film "Vampires." According to Steakley, the film contained much of his dialogue and none of his plot. See more »

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