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Robert Crais

Robert Crais was born on June 20, 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for 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 #2): Stalking the Angel 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:

Famous for his Los Angeles crime novels, particularly the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike books. He also lives in Los Angeles. See more »

Trademark:

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

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