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Robert Bloch (I) (1917–1994)


Robert Bloch was born on April 5, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for Psycho (1960), Psycho (1998) and Psycho II (1983). He was married to Eleanor Zalisko Alexander and Marion Holcombe. He died on September 23, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Psycho Writer
(1960)
Psycho Writer
(1998)
Psycho II Writer
(1983)
Star Trek Writer
(1966-1967)

Filmography

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 2021 Mashup at the Movies (characters)
  Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series) (story "Mannikins of Horror" - 1 episode, 2020) (story "Reaper" - 1 episode, 2020) (stories - 1 episode, 2019)
- Horror antológico (2020) ... (story "Mannikins of Horror")
- La Muerte (2020) ... (story "Reaper")
- Robert Bloch (2019) ... (stories)
 2020/I Mother (Short) (characters)
 2019 Curious Matter Anthology (Podcast Series) (original story)
 2013-2017 Bates Motel (TV Series) (based on characters from the novel 'Psycho' by - 50 episodes)
- The Cord (2017) ... (based on characters from the novel 'Psycho' by)
- Visiting Hours (2017) ... (based on characters from the novel 'Psycho' by)
- The Body (2017) ... (based on characters from the novel 'Psycho' by)
- Inseparable (2017) ... (based on characters from the novel 'Psycho' by)
- Marion (2017) ... (based on characters from the novel 'Psycho' by)
 1998 Psycho (novel)
 1998 The Hunger (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Lighthouse (1998) ... (story)
 1990 Tambien la muerte puede morir (Short) (novel)
 1990 Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Movie) (based on characters created by)
 1988-1989 Monsters (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- Reaper (1989) ... (story)
- Mannikins of Horror (1989) ... (story)
- The Legacy (1988) ... (story)
 1988 Psycho (Video Game) (based on characters by)
  Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1987) (short story - 1 episode, 1987) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1987)
- Beetles (1987) ... (short story) / (teleplay)
- Everybody Needs a Little Love (1987) ... (story)
- A Case of the Stubborns (1984) ... (story)
 1986 Psycho III (based on characters created by)
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode)
- The Gloating Place (1986) ... (based on a story by)
 1983 Psycho II (based on characters created by)
  Darkroom (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1981) (writer - 2 episodes, 1981) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1981)
- Catnip (1981) ... (story) / (writer)
- A Quiet Funeral (1981) ... (writer)
- The Bogeyman Will Get You (1981) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Fat Chance (1980) ... (story)
 1978 The Return of Captain Nemo (TV Movie)
 1977 Three Dangerous Ladies (story - segment "The Mannikin")
 1977 Sanfter Schrecken (TV Movie) (story "The Man Who Looked Like Napoleon")
 1977 Mannikin (Short) (story)
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Minotaur (1976) ... (story)
 1975 The Dead Don't Die (TV Movie) (written by)
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Truck Murders (1974) ... (written by)
 1973 The Cat Creature (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- House of Evil (1972) ... (writer)
 1972/I Asylum (written by)
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Different Ones/Tell David.../Logoda's Heads (1971) ... (teleplay - segment "Logoda's Heads")
 1971 The House That Dripped Blood (written by)
 1968 Journey to Midnight (writer)
  Journey to the Unknown (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Girl of My Dreams (1968) ... (teleplay)
- The Indian Spirit Guide (1968) ... (writer)
 1966-1967 Star Trek (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Wolf in the Fold (1967) ... (written by)
- Catspaw (1967) ... (written by)
- What Are Little Girls Made Of? (1966) ... (written by)
 1967 Torture Garden (written by)
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Fountain of Youth Affair (1967) ... (story)
 1966 The Deadly Bees (screenplay)
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Night Train from Chicago (1966) ... (teleplay)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- There Was a Little Girl (1966) ... (story)
 1966 Historias para no dormir (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- El muñeco (1966) ... (short story - as Roberto Bloch)
 1966 The Psychopath (written by)
 1965 The Skull (from the story "The Skull of the Marquis de Sade" by)
  The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1962 - 1965) (short story - 2 episodes, 1964) (story - 1 episode, 1965) (story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1963)
- Off Season (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Second Wife (1965) ... (teleplay)
- Final Performance (1965) ... (story)
- Water's Edge (1964) ... (short story)
- The Sign of Satan (1964) ... (short story)
 1964 The Night Walker (screenplay)
 1964 Strait-Jacket (written by)
 1963 The Plot Thickens (TV Special short) (mystery script)
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Why Am I Grown So Cold? (1963) ... (story)
  Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (from his story - 2 episodes, 1961) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1961)
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1962) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Big Kick (1962) ... (story - teleplay)
- Bad Actor (1962) ... (teleplay)
- The Gloating Place (1961) ... (from his story) / (story - teleplay)
- The Landlady (1961) ... (teleplay by)
  Thriller (TV Series) (story - 9 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (adaptation - 7 episodes, 1961 - 1962)
- Man of Mystery (1962) ... (adaptation) / (story)
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1962) ... (adaptation) / (story)
- Waxworks (1962) ... (adaptation) / (story)
- The Weird Tailor (1961) ... (adaptation) / (story)
- The Grim Reaper (1961) ... (adaptation)
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- I Kiss Your Shadow (1962) ... (short story)
 1962 The Couch (screenplay)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Poet and Peasant Case (1961) ... (written by)
  Lock Up (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (written by - 2 episodes, 1960)
- Abandoned Mine (1961) ... (writer)
- The Beau and Arrow Case (1960) ... (written by)
- Voice of Doom (1960) ... (writer)
- Death and Taxes (1960) ... (writer)
- Murder Is a Gamble (1960) ... (written by)
 1960 Psycho (based on the novel by)
 1955 X Minus One (Podcast Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Almost Human (1955) ... (story)
 1950 Dimension X (Podcast Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Almost Human (1950) ... (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Story: "The Cheaters". NOTE: Filmed as Thriller: The Cheaters (1960). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roberto Bloch

Spouse:

Eleanor Zalisko Alexander  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Comedy and horror are opposite sides of the same coin. See more »

Trivia:

Said to have based the Bates character from "Psycho" on the outwardly mild-mannered real-life serial killer Ed Gein. See more »

Star Sign:

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