Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison

Highest Rated: 13% The Oscar (1966)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Oscar (1966)

Birthday: May 27, 1934

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Once referred to as the "20th Century Lewis Carroll," writer Harlan Ellison, one of the most prolific and outspoken authors of speculative fiction, also earned a well-deserved reputation as an ingenious screenwriter during a career that spanned more than a half-century. The author of dozens of novels and thousands of short-stories, articles, essays and columns, Ellison garnered multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, a pair of Edgar Allen Poe awards and four Outstanding Teleplay trophies from the Writers Guild of America, to name but a few of his accolades. Ellison's revered television work included "Demon with a Glass Hand," a tale from "The Outer Limits" (ABC, 1963-65) and the script for "City on the Edge of Forever," an acclaimed first-season episode from the groundbreaking science fiction series "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). Ellison won a lawsuit decades later, claiming that the concept for the James Cameron film "The Terminator" (1984) was inspired by his "Demon with a Glass Hand" script. Despite his sometimes combative relationship with Hollywood, it was one that continued to bear fruit with such projects as the early Don Johnson film "A Boy and His Dog" (1975), based on Ellison's novel of the same name, and writer-consultant-actor work on the space adventure series "Babylon 5" (TNT, 1994-98). Few other purveyors of science fiction/fantasy/horror could lay claim to have had as influential or lengthy an impact on the genres as had Ellison, and he was fondly remembered by both fans and professionals when he died at the age of 84 on June 28, 2018.

Highest rated movies

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pencils Down! The 100 Days of the Writers Guild Strike Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man Unknown (Character) - 2009
90% 52% 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris Unknown (Character) - 2007
13% 31% The Oscar Writer - 1966

TV

Credit
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet 100% Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Himself (Guest Voice) 2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters Writer 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 100% The Twilight Zone Writer 1989
80% 89% Star Trek Writer 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Writer 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Writer 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Writer 1964

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