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Robert Crais

Robert Crais was born on June 20, 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is known for his work on Hostage (2005), Hill Street Blues (1981) and Quincy M.E. (1976). See full bio »

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Known For

Hostage Writer
(2005)
(1981-1982)
Quincy M.E. Writer
(1978-1979)
JAG Writer
(1995)

Filmography

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 2005 Hostage (novel)
 1998 The Invisible Man (TV Movie) (written by)
  JAG (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1995) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1995)
- Desert Son (1995) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1995 Earth 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All About Eve (1995) ... (writer)
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Love in Bloom (1992) ... (written by)
 1989 Cross of Fire (TV Movie) (written by)
 1989 Men (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1988) (excerpts - 1 episode, 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1986)
- Borrasca (1988) ... (writer - as Elvis Cole)
- A Bullet for Crockett (1988) ... (excerpts - uncredited)
- Payback (1986) ... (written by)
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Regrets Only (1988) ... (written by)
- Last Call (1988) ... (written by)
 1987 In Self Defense (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes (1986) ... (written by - segment "Monsters!")
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- There Is a Tiger in the Town (1983) ... (written by)
  The Family Tree (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1983) (story by - 1 episode, 1983)
- Alimony (1983) ... (story)
- Jake and Elise (1983) ... (story by)
  Cagney & Lacey (TV Series) (executive story consultant - 8 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (written by - 2 episodes, 1982) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1982)
- The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All (1983) ... (executive story consultant)
- Hopes and Dreams (1983) ... (executive story consultant)
- Recreational Use (1982) ... (executive story consultant)
- I'll Be Home for Christmas (1982) ... (executive story consultant) / (written by)
- Conduct Unbecoming (1982) ... (executive story consultant)
 1982 Cassie & Co. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anything for a Friend (1982) ... (writer)
 1981 Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (teleplay by - 3 episodes)
- Cranky Streets (1981) ... (teleplay by)
- The Second Oldest Profession (1981) ... (teleplay by)
- The Last White Man on East Ferry Avenue (1981) ... (teleplay by)
 1981 The Monkey Mission (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1981 Riker (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sisters (1981) ... (written by)
  Quincy M.E. (TV Series) (teleplay - 6 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (writer - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (story - 3 episodes, 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- Murder by S.O.P. (1979) ... (written by)
- Hot Ice (1979) ... (teleplay)
- By the Death of a Child (1979) ... (writer)
- The Eye of the Needle (1979) ... (teleplay)
- An Ounce of Prevention (1979) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1977-1978 Baretta (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Woman Trouble (1978) ... (written by)
- It Goes with the Job (1977) ... (written by)
- Make the Sun Shine (1977) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (Elvis Cole #4): Free Fall See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Elvis Cole | Bob Crais
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Writing is solitary, but bringing a book to life requires a team. See more »

Trivia:

An award winning novelist, his books have made the New York Times best seller list. Is the 2006 recipient of the Ross MacDonald Literary Award. He has authored many New York Times best sellers. See more »

Trademark:

Taut prose and writing that's to the point. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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