No photo available. Represent John Bellairs? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,401 this week

John Bellairs (1938–1991)

The author of 18 books including "St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies" (1966); "The Pedant and the Shuffly" (1968); the Tolkien-inspired fantasy "The Face in the Frost" (1969); and fifteen young-adult gothic supernatural thrillers staring such characters as Lewis Barnavelt, Johnny Dixon, and Anthony Monday. In 1955, after graduating from Marshall High ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: October

Are you ready for the return of Michael Myers in Halloween? We are! See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about.

Visit IMDb Picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 157 people
created 4 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of John Bellairs's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Filmography

Jump to: Writer | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (3 credits)
 2018 The House with a Clock in Its Walls (based on the novel by)
 1980 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Treasure of Alpheus T. Winterborn (1980) ... (uncredited)
 1979 CBS Library (TV Series) (story "The House With a Clock in its Walls" - 1 episode)
- Once Upon a Midnight Scary (1979) ... (story "The House With a Clock in its Walls")
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

1993 - The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder (a Lewis Barnavelt novel) See more »

Official Sites:

Bellairsia
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I had a compulsive need to fantasize. I was overweight and the other kids thought I was weird and I liked to read. I was pretty much a loner until I made some lifelong friends in the Boy Scouts. I would walk back and forth between my home and Catholic school and have medieval fantasies featuring me as the hero. I was a little ashamed of it and wondered why I did it. I cherish my childhood. It was... See more »

Trivia:

Common to all of Bellairs's mysteries is an unspoken stress on the need for friendship. Most of the dangers faced by Bellairs's young investigators come about due to their misuse of magical properties or objects. The protagonists then learn how to face their dilemmas with the help of a wise and loving older friend or relative. See more »

Trademark:

Gothic novels with a supernatural element that feature a young protagonist and his much-older, bubbie-like best friend.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed