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Hendrik Vollaerts (1918–1988)

Best known for doing two things: for scripting an episode of the cult 1960s series Star Trek (episode title: For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky), and for scripting six episodes of the semi-cult 1960s series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. However, his constant jumping to various tv genres, and not sticking to the one genre, means ... See full bio »
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 1974 Devlin (TV Series) (as Rik Vollaerts, 1974)
 1970 Julia (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Two for the Toad (1970) ... (written by)
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Against a Blank Cold Wall (1969) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
 1969 Mannix (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Memory: Zero (1969) ... (teleplay - as Ric Vollaerts)
 1968 Star Trek (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky (1968) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
  Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (written by - 3 episodes, 1965)
- Deadly Cloud (1967) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Shadowman (1967) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Monster from the Inferno (1966) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Deadliest Game (1965) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Creature (1965) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ballad of the Ponderosa (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- While Gotham City Burns (1966) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Bookworm Turns (1966) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1965 Never Too Young (TV Series) (as Rick Vollaerts)
 1964 My Favorite Martian (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Great Brain Robbery (1964) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1964 Hazel (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- High Finance Hits a New Low (1964) ... (story - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Left Hand Is Damned (1964) ... (writer)
 1963-1964 Combat! (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Infant of Prague (1964) ... (written by)
- The Battle of the Roses (1963) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1964 Battleline (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
- Stalingrad (1964) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
  Lawman (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (writer - 2 episodes, 1961)
- Explosion (1962) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Cold Fear (1961) ... (writer - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Blind Hate (1961) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Man from New York (1961) ... (writer - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Pigeon (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Velvet Trap (1962) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Death at Even Money (1961) ... (written by - as Ric Vollaerts)
  The Deputy (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1961)
- Lorinda Belle (1961) ... (story - as Rik Vollaerts) / (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Passage to New Orleans (1960) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Trail of Darkness (1960) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Silent Gun (1960) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Midnight (1961) ... (story)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Deadly Silence (1961) ... (story - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1959-1961 Lassie (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Cully's Hound Dog (1961) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Apron Strings (1961) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Grasshopper and the Ant (1960) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Water Boy (1959) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- River Champion (1960) ... (written by)
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lady of Quality (1960) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Incident of the Music Maker (1960) ... (story - as Rik Vollaerts)
  M Squad (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1957 - 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Needle in a Haystack (1960) ... (writer - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Man Who Lost His Brain (1960) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Pitched Battle at Bluebell Acres (1960) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Death Is a Clock (1959) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Frightened Wife (1958) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1960 Troubleshooters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- High Steel (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Third Miracle (1959) ... (writer)
  Wagon Train (TV Series) (teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay and story - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Ben Courtney Story (1959) ... (teleplay & story - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Bill Tawnee Story (1958) ... (teleplay and story)
  Highway Patrol (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1958) (teleplay and story - 1 episode, 1958) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- Confession (1959) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Collector (1959) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Double Copter (1958) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Confidence Game (1958) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- False Confession (1958) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Remember the Dead (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 The Veil (TV Movie)
 1958 Target (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Once Too Often (1958) ... (written by)
- The Tattoo Artist (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Rhyme or Treason (1958) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Man with a 100 Faces (1958) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Man in the Wall (1958) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
  Harbor Command (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1958) (written by - 2 episodes, 1958)
- Clay Pigeon (1958) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Lobster Smuggling (1958) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Smallpox (1958) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Shore Patrol (1958) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Date with Eternity (1958) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1957-1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Ghosts Aboard (1958) ... (written by)
- Friday the Thirteenth (1957) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
  Mike Hammer (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Death Gets a Diploma (1958) ... (story - as Rik Vollaerts) / (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1957-1958 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Part-Time Genius (1958) ... (story - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Black Eye (1957) ... (story - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1958 Jack the Ripper (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Summer Heat (1958) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
  Whirlybirds (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1957)
- Aerial Circus (1957) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Lady Luck (1957) ... (writer)
- Superstition Mountain (1957) ... (writer)
- Missing Witness (1957) ... (teleplay)
- Mountain Flight (1957) ... (written by - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1957 Bop Girl Goes Calypso (story)
 1957 Panic! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Marooned (1957) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
  Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1955) (screenplay - 2 episodes, 1956)
- The Last Barrier (1956) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Man Who Didn't Know (1956) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Conversation with an Ape (1955) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Brain of John Emerson (1955) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
 1956 Jungle Jim (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Return of the Tauregs (1956) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Foreigner (1956) ... (writer)
  I Led 3 Lives (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (script - 2 episodes, 1954)
- Kidnap (1956) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Counterspy's Wife (1956) ... (as Rik Vallaerts)
- Prisoner (1955) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Newsreel (1955) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
- Convicts (1954) ... (script - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Judge of Pecos Valley (1956) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Fabulous Sycamores (1955) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 The Cisco Kid (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Son of a Gunman (1955) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1954 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Christmas Story (1954) ... (teleplay)
- The Professor Meets the Author (1954) ... (teleplay - as Rick Vollaerts)
 1954 The Spike Jones Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Snow White (1954) ... (writer - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Harry, Child Psychiatrist (1954) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)
 1954 Mr. District Attorney (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Rehearsed Robberies (1954) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
  The New Adventures of China Smith (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1954) (story - 1 episode, 1954) (written by - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Black Wings of the Fire Bird (1954) ... (writer - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Yellow Jade Lion (1954) ... (story) / (written by)
 1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Death Has a System (1953) ... (story)
 1952-1953 My Hero (TV Series) (screenplay - 5 episodes)
- Salt Water Daffy (1953) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Jimmy Valentine (1953) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Arabian Nights (1953) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- The Boat (1953) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
- Lady Mortician (1952) ... (screenplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The System (1953) ... (teleplay - as Rik Vollaerts)
 1952 China Smith (TV Series) (as Rik Vollaerts)
 1950 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Midnight (1950) ... (as Rik Vollaerts)

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Alternate Names:

Rik Vallaerts | Rick Vollaerts | Ric Vollaerts | Rik Vollaerts
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He created the villain known as The Bookworm (portrayed by Roddy McDowall) on the 1960s live action show Batman.

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Sagittarius

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